Posted in Sports NewsStatistically, two or three groups that completed within the prime eight within the earlier season normally drop out of the highest eight within the subsequent season. However final season was distinctive, and slightly than the same old 26 to 28 factors that may usually would get you into the highest eight, all groups had 32 factors from 15 wins and one bye. In reality groups positioned fifth to eighth every had 32 factors whereas groups in locations first to fourth had been all only one win forward. So the competitors within the prime eight was the tightest in dwelling reminiscence, however the ninth workforce, Wests Tigers, trailed properly behind the highest eight by six factors. The Raiders had been an additional 4 factors behind and the Knights had been one other two behind them on 20 factors. Extra League Which NRL groups will drop out of the highest eight in 2019? Is there any level to NRL trial matches? Find out how to get match (and correct) the NRL approach Do not droop Napa: RL Gamers' union Dufty on the outer at Dragons? League In 2018 the Parramatta Eels, Manly Sea Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys dropped out of the eight, and in 2019 I'm predicting the Broncos, Sharks and Warriors to battle, with the Titans, Knights, Raiders and Cowboys more likely to press them for spots. Brisbane Broncos Presently final yr I tipped the Broncos to battle to make the eight due to their halves mixture however was proved flawed. In 2019 the Broncos have a brand new coach however have misplaced three skilled forwards and need to their younger promising forwards who saved them aggressive in the direction of the top of final season to fill the gaps. The Broncos want to beat the spectre of their finals elimination by the Dragons at Suncorp and a tricky begin to the season if they're to make the finals with all their anticipated Origin commitments. I believe that the Broncos halves are of no concern in 2019, however an absence of expertise within the forwards seems to be a fear for coach Anthony Seibold along with his late hiring of Shaun Fenson and from the Cowboys. For the Broncos younger pack to carry out defensively they want confidence, which can evaporate with a tricky begin to the season and Origin commitments. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks The Cronulla Sharks have likewise misplaced a couple of skilled gamers whereas some others beginning to attain their use-by date. The retirement of Luke Lewis and an harm to Wade Graham add additional weak spot to the forwards roster. The backs have misplaced centres Jesse Ramien and Ricky Leutele, with the shock lack of fullback Valentine Holmes to the NFL. On this context the latest addition of Warriors half Shaun Johnson doesn't appear to deal with potential gaps within the workforce and the Sharks depth appears more likely to be examined in each the forwards and the backs because the season progresses. The departure of deregistered coach Shane Flanagan and substitute with the inexperienced John Morris provides to the combination which can not gel in addition to it did final season. New Zealand Warriors The Warriors have misplaced star half Shaun Johnson in addition to substitute half Mason Lino however are apparently content material to depend on potential ISP replacements with no NRL expertise to talk of to do the job in 2019. It's a huge ask for an ISP participant to carry out within the NRL week in, week out – notably ready as vital as halfback. The chosen substitute for the Warriors is more likely to see huge second-rowers concentrating on him in assault and defence to each check his confidence and tire him out, and it's actually not honest for the Warriors coach to be placing any ISP participant into that place originally of the season. Little doubt there will likely be different views as to who could drop out of the eight, however I can't see the Roosters, even with the addition of Angus Crichton; the Storm, even with the lack of fullback Billy Slater and his mixture with hooker Cameron Smith; Souths, even with Wayne Bennett as coach; or the Dragons, even with Corey Norman offering further attacking choices, dropping out.