Two years ago
Illawarra v Sydney Dec 16
The NSW derby is on and this time it is H U G E !
Sydney (at home) knocked them off last time, but there's been more changes than puberty with these teams. Sydney, who drove a wooden stake into the heart of the Wildcats earlier in the round, are actually playing as a team and are in second spot. Their championship odds has reduced down to match Perth and Melbournes and are skinnier than a super model on an ice diet.
Illawarra too have improved. Their championship odds are still as fat as a public servant's pay check, but three wins on the trot have kept them in touch with the top 4.
So, while everyone is thinking Sydney should have this wrapped up by half time and have the luxury of clearing the bench while Bogut catches a beer, I think this will be a very interesting game.
On paper the Kings have every position covered, but Illawarra have shown they can take it to the top 3 at home and they have no fear.
Courage is one thing, but skill is another. Sydney to limp over the line in this one with a margin under 5