Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyMagic, Oct 4, 2013.
How often in the past 10 years or so have the Minor Premiers also won the premiership?
Actually not a lot. 2007 - Storm were MPs and won, but stripped 2008 - we came 2nd 2009 - Storm came 4th I think? (but then stripped) 2010 - Dragons were MPs 2011 - we came 2nd 2012 - Storm came 2nd (or 3rd)? 2013 - we came 4th
That's positive.i would have thought a lot more minor premiers would have won the grand final -feeling more confident by the minute.
Since NRL started in current form in 98 before this year 11 out of 15 MP's made Grand Final and 5 out of 11 won and 1 of those 5 was taken off team for salary cap breach. 1998 and 2000 Broncos 2003 Panthers 2007 Storm(title revoked) 2010 Dragons
We haven't won the MP and the GF in the same year since 1996 (though it can be argued we were the 'legal' winners in 2007), and we only lost out on doing the double in 2008 on for and against as the salary cap cheats were +302 while we were +290 (Cronulla were only +67 so weren't even close despite equaling us and Melbourne with a 17-7 record). Manly have won the MP and GF in the same year on 5 occasions: 1972, 1973, 1976, 1987 and 1996. Interestingly, only Bob Fulton was involved in all 5 as either a player or coach.
The last teams to win both the minor premiership and Premiership are Saints 2010, Drizzle 2007,Penrith in 2003, Brisbane 2000, Brisbane 1998, Manly 1996, Brisbane 1992, Penrith 1991, Manly 1987
Now I am more nervous the MP wins the GF every 3 or 4 years!!
Canberra 1990 did the double too
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