There’s a lot to talk about in the NRL this week.
From the debut of the new television deal to the debut appearance of the Gold Coast Titans, this week’s edition of TalkSport is a great opportunity to get caught up on all the big stories that happened at NRL level.
The Titans are coming off a big win over the Brisbane Broncos, but the other four clubs have been struggling.
So, how do we grade the weekend?
We’re looking at the top six, and ranking the clubs in a number of categories.
Here’s what we thought: Best of the rest?
If you can’t wait for the next episode of TalkSPORT, then we recommend you tune in tomorrow at 8:00pm on FOX SPORTS.
The NRL is back on the air for the first time since the end of the 2016 season, and we’ve got the first live coverage of the NRL season in the form of a two-hour edition on Fox Sports 1.
The first episode starts at 8.30pm, and will be followed by the full slate of NRL action from Friday to Sunday.
The Titans’ win over Brisbane was the first of three wins over the Broncos this season.
The Broncos have only beaten two other NRL clubs this year, and both times they lost.
The team is in a position to be the highest-ranked team in the league next season.
This will be the first NRL team to reach 100 points, so the Titans have a great shot to repeat as premiers.
A win over Newcastle is a win for the Titans.
At the same time, the Titans were able to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Brisbane Raiders last weekend.
After losing five of their previous six games, the Raiders were in position to win their first ever premiership, and they did so by beating the Titans 31-26 at Metricon Stadium.
They are still in a good position to repeat their success in the final five rounds of the season.
Another win over Manly meant the Titans are now five wins away from the record for the most wins in a season.
If the Titans can repeat the success of last year, they could easily overtake the record.
On the flip side, the team is struggling to score, with just five goals in their last eight games.
The biggest problem for the team right now is the lack of consistency from the forwards.
Manly are also in a tough spot.
After winning the premiership in 2015, they were bounced out of the competition by the Cronulla Sharks in the semi-finals.
They have since played three more games in the finals series and haven’t been able to close the gap.
It’s not just the lack to score.
They’ve also been struggling to convert on the scoreboard.
What the hell is wrong with these Titans?
Despite the fact the Titans won their first NRL title since 2011, there is still plenty to be desired from the team.
While they’ve been on top of the league, they haven’t yet won a premiership.
There are a lot of questions surrounding the team, but one thing is clear: it needs a lot more of a push to reach the level of the other clubs.
Will the Titans be able to stay in the top four?
It could be the best chance the Titans get to get back to the premiers in 2018.
How do the other NRL sides stack up?
The other five NRL clubs all look to be in the same position as the Titans this year.
Their best chance of getting back to their premiership is by beating Manly and the Raiders next weekend.
It could be difficult to top the Raiders, but they could also struggle to close their gap to the Titans in the competition.
Both of the teams that were eliminated from the competition last year are also struggling this year after their disappointing performances.
Are the Titans going to win it all?
I’m sure everyone knows what happened at the Titans last weekend, but will they be able of a repeat of the feat last year?
The Titans have the biggest chance of winning the league this year by beating their nearest rivals.
However, there are still plenty of questions to be answered.
If they can win this season, they will be able for the fourth time in five years.
With all the pressure on them to win, the only way for them to do that is to get out of this one alive.
Do the Titans really need to win a game to win the premades?
No, but if the team can get off to a good start in 2017, they should be able do it in 2018 too.
When will we see the return of Josh Dugan?
Josh Dugan is still the team’s only other full-time back-rower.
He’s been training with