The Year Of The Streak/Drought Breakers?
Australian ‘Golden Girl’ Ash Barty broke a 44 year old drought on Saturday night after she became the first Aussie to win the Australian Open Women’s Title since Chris O’Neil in 1978.
The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday broke a drought dating back to 1988 by booking their spot in the Super Bowl.
Is this the year of the streak/drought breakers?
Lets have a look at some NRL ones that could tumble.
Tigers Finals Drought
The team with the longest current finals drought in the NRL dating back to 2011, or 5 different Prime Ministers ago.
A couple of good omens for the Tigers:
– Anthony Field, aka The Blue Wiggle and a huge Tigers fan, took home the #1 spot in Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year
– Ash Barty herself is a massive Tigers fan as well
Have they got the right squad in 2022 to make it back to the Top 8 in September?
Every NRL team against the Storm in Round 1
While this is more a ‘Storm Streak’ than a drought, while on the Tigers I thought I’d touch on them trying to break the drought of teams losing to the Storm in the first round.
Not since the Bulldogs in 2001 have the Storm been beaten in the first round of the NRL comp, back when Bellamy was running water for the Broncos.
While it will be a mammoth task for the Tigers who copped a 66 point belting from the Storm last year, they will come up against them without Munster and Cheese, and also at Commbank Stadium where they have never lost to the Storm (the fact they have never played them there is irrelevant).
Titans and Warriors first Title
The only 2 NRL teams without a premiership.
Titans going back 15 years, while the Warriors a bit longer with 26 years in the comp and still an empty trophy cabinet.
If you had to pick one, who would you choose to break their drought first?
The current champions have been building up a bit of a run at home.
Their current home winning streak sits at 17 matches, all the way back to 2019 with a 30-18 loss to the Canberra Raiders.
Since then they have faced 10 different opponents across the 17 match streak, with Manly the next challenger in round 1.
Can the ‘Dally M Turbo’ led Sea Eagles walk away from Penrith stadium with the W?
No title since 1986. The longest drought of teams since their last premiership.
Do you believe in miracles???
– Uncle Roasty
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