Grand Final storylines - NRL Daily
The Telstra Premiership finals race is down to six teams and only five matches remain before one of those teams is crowned the 2012 Premiers.
Tonight on NRL Daily host John Gibbs is joined by rugby league stats guru David Middleton and Rugby League Week editor Mitchell Dale to debate the hot topics of the week in our 'Voice of Reason' segment.
With so many great storylines in this year's top eight, the first question the boys debate is which team and which storyline is most deserving of winning the grand final?
Here are the key storylines from each team as seen by the panel:
Bulldogs – Coach Des Hasler becomes first coach to go back to back with different teams and fullback Ben Barba wins the Dally M Medal and a premiership.
Storm – Following the salary cap scandal and the removal of their two premierships from the records books they prove everyone wrong and win a legitimate premiership.
Rabbitohs – Win their 21st premiership. Their last win was 1971 and they haven't won a finals game in 25years.
Sea Eagles – Go back to back after losing their coach following last year's grand final and be the first team to go back to back since the Broncos.
Cowboys – Win their maiden premiership and shake off the tag as the Broncos' baby brother.
Raiders – Overcome all odds to go from 15th on the ladder to premiers, while Coach David Furner looked certain to lose his job.
And the panel's winner is... the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Also on tonight's show the panel ask the question can the Sea Eagles win without their stars and will Terry Campese still have a place in the Raiders' starting line up next season?
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