Western Crusaders 1 ⇔ 1
The game that coach Craig Wilson has been waiting for. Was sighted (by me) watching the Royals in preparation for this huge, HUGE game. Did I mention how huge it is?
Melbourne University Royals 2 ⇔ 2
Won’t be happy they were scored on by a former Div 2 side who has struggled. Massive game this week which will no doubt be the preview of the Vic Bowl, unless there is a natural disaster of some kind.
Monash Warriors 3 ⇔ 3
Almost lost after having a handy half time lead. Should restore order against the Falcons.
Croydon Rangers 4 ⇔ 4
Showed how much of a gap (refer below) there is between 4th and 5th with a big victory. Get a week off.
Geelong Buccaneers 5 ⇔ 5
Bendigo Dragons 6 ⇑ 7
Surprised a lot of people except themselves with an almost unlikely victory. Get the week off to build on things at training.
South Eastern Predators 7 ⇓ 6
Super slow start against the undermanned Silverbacks. This weekend’s result might not see them rise considering who they are playing.
Northern Raiders 8 ⇔ 8
A home game against the Buccs. Low on numbers, it will be difficult to win. Another Dust Bowl or a massive bog?
Ballarat Falcons 9 ⇔ 9
Tough game against the 3rd best team in the League. Stranger things have happened.
Monash Barbarians 10 ⇔ 10
Bye week again due to strange scheduling.
Melton Wolves 11 ⇔ 11
Final game. Can’t make finals and will look to end a disappointing season on a high.
Peninsula Sharks 12 ⇔ 12
Another 40+ result coming up.
Pakenham Silverbacks 13 ⇔ 13
Another game where they had to borrow players and become the Silver Wolves. Let’s hope enough of them make the trip to Melton to support the Lymphoma campaign.