Almanac Rugby League – 2015 NRL Season In Review

So here’s a look at the year in NRL rugby league

Much drama unfolded, there was plenty of intrigue

With Benno back in the box, the Broncos were great
Ben Hunt had a great season, despite that last mistake

The Raiders were attacking, scoring the third most team points
and young man called Austin, the green machine fans did anoint

The Bulldogs were barking, after an indifferent start
Curtis Rona’s 22 tries played a very big part

After starting 0-4 Flanno’s Sharks turned it around
and in 2016 might ascend to much higher ground

Henry’s Titans were good, despite the backflip of DCE
Adding experience to the team makes them better – just watch and see

Manly almost made the finals, despite the club being in disarray
Can Barrett mold them into a team that others fear to play?

The three musketeers helped lead the Storm all the way to the top four
With Bellamy at the helm, they’re a team you just cant ignore

The Knights started brightly but eventually tailed off and finished last
Hopefully Brown and Hodgo can make lift Newcastle up the table fast

When Shaun Johnson went down, the Warriors lost their last 8 of the year
If you want a dark horse for 2016, then surely their name has to appear

Not since the days of Gunsmoke had it been cool to be a Cowboy
but this year JT and his mates finally received the ultimate prize and joy

The Eels were inconsistent, but Radradra was the one you had to see play
With Foran, Cornish and Gordon acquired, there’s improvement on the way

The Panthers were crippled by injury to their large forward pack
In 2016 they’ll be dangerous, they’ll pounce and strike back

After the glory of last year, the Rabbitohs went back into their hole
But if their young talent can step up, there is a great team to unfold

The Dragons roared the first 12 weeks, and defended stoutly and brave
Can giant Mose Masoe make an impact returning to the NRL stage

The Roosters were the minor champions for the third year in a row
But once again in the finals they coudn’t get their game to flow

Wests Tigers started off OK, but tailed off when it really mattered
The question left unanswered is what happens to Robbie Farrah?

Queensland won State of Origin. enforcing their legacy and dominance
Is there anyone Daley can pick for the Blues with unwavering confidence?

A billion dollar deal was struck between Fox Sports and Channel Nine
Let’s see who are the stories when we review in a year’s time!

About Brent May

A lifelong fan of Essendon and the Melbourne Storm. Having spent 21 years in a quiet country town just outside Ballarat and 15 years in the South East of South Australia in Mount Gambier (half way between Adelaide and Melbourne) he now resides in tropical Brisbane where a winter's day is still above 10 degrees. You can't take the Victorian out of the boy and he's about ready to don the Lions colours but not the Broncos (yet!).

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