Round eleven selections

Three things The Thinker learned in round ten

  1. The value of home ground advantage appears to be diminishing – through the last five rounds teams playing at home won 54% of games (compared to 67% through the first five rounds).
  2. With the Dragons and the Panthers in the top two, and the Rabbitohs, Roosters, Tigers and Sharks in the top eight it's becoming clear that Sydney teams are dominating the competition this season.
  3. Cameron Smith tried to make a wish on the weekend. Not granted.

Penrith Panthers vs Wests Tigers – Thursday night – Panthers Stadium

I can see Cleary now the pain has gone. Nathan Cleary returns for the Panthers in time to give his old man a few headaches. Maloney has stepped up with the absence of Cleary and there is some risk they may take a game or two to find their feet as a couple. The Tigers are a genuine top eight team and the return of Russell Packer makes them more formidable. That said, the Panthers are undefeated at Panthers Stadium this season and there should be a pretty good crowd on hand (by Thursday night standards) to push them home. It's the game of the round I say.

Verdict – Panthers by 7

Result – Panthers 16 defeated Tigers 2

Parramatta Eels vs New Zealand Warriors – Friday night – ANZ Stadium

Some of the Eels were in tears after their loss to the Bulldogs in round ten, and so they should be. They've won less games than every other team in the NRL and that's a long way from where most expected them to be this season. I have a gut feel (and it's all it is) that they'll give us a show on Friday night. The crowd will be tiny on Friday night (it's not easy getting to ANZ Stadium for a 6pm kick-off) and I actually think the Eels will respond to that postively rather than negatively. Hopefully they look at all those empty seats and tell themselves they're getting the crowd they deserve. The Warriors, so consistent early in the year, seem to be drifting back to their inconsistent unpredictable ways. The Kiwis are a warm favourite, and should be, but I'm taking them on.

Verdict – Eels by 4

Result – Warriors 24 defeated Eels 14

Brisbane Broncos vs Sydney Roosters – Friday night – Suncorp Stadium

At the start of the season I was talking about how lucky the Roosters were with the draw. They never left Sydney through rounds 1 to 9, and they were mostly average throughout. Last week they skipped town and gave us their best performance all year. Maybe they just needed to get out of Sydney (I know that's how I feel about Sydney if I've been there for more than a long weekend). The road trip continues as they head north to Brisbane, and a repeat of the form we saw in New Zealand wins this game. A read through of the Broncos results this year is a grim read indeed. They've won five games this year but you could argue they were lucky to win four of those. They certainly weren't unlucky with any of their five losses. I think something is wrong. A big loss here and it's time to start asking the tough questions.

Verdict – Roosters by 8

Result – Broncos 28 defeated Roosters 22

Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights – Saturday afternoon – CBus Super Stadium

A few important (likely) inclusions for the Titans this weekend with Peats and Arrow expected to return (watch for the official team lists though). They return to their home ground for just the third time this season where their performances have been better than usual (a narrow win over the Raiders and a one point loss to the Sharks). Jarrod Wallace has inked a long term deal and is the sort of character that will reward the team with a best-on-ground performance. I wouldn't be surprised if the rest of the Titans pack follow his lead and give that speedy Titans backline a chance to show its wares.

Verdict – Titans by 8

Result – Titans 33 defeated Knights 26

North Queensland Cowboys vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – Saturday night – 1300SMILES Stadium

Deeply concerned with the performances of the Cowboys this season, the Thinker is hauling himself onto a plane and heading north to watch this game in person. Hopefully my attendance is enough to drag the tropical giants out of their slumber and give this competition one almighty shake. They aren't playing like it though. The Rabbitohs on the other hand, are over-performing at the minute and head north after comprehensively outplaying the competition front-runners last weekend. Given the form on the board the Rabbitohs pick themselves...but I hope I'm wrong.

Verdict – Rabbitohs by 2

Result – Rabbitohs 20 defeated Cowboys 19

Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles – Saturday night – AAMI Park

Well it's hard not to mention Cameron Smith given the big news...and he's not even playing this weekend. Wow! An emotional time for the purple machine (if a machine can feel emotion) and I expect the Storm to lift on the back of this news (his availability for Melbourne throughout the Origin period of the season is a big boost to the clubs prospects). Manly impressed against the Broncos but I'm doubting that form at the minute, and backing up after a win in Brisbane with a win in Melbourne is a big ask.

Verdict – Storm by 4

Result – Sea Eagles 24 defeated Storm 4

St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders – Sunday afternoon – Glen WIllow Oval

The people of Mudgee jag a very good game of the football with the table-topping Dragons taking on the always entertaining Raiders. That the game gets the Sunday afternoon timeslot sweetens the deal. Both sides will be looking to bounce back after surprising losses last round. With conditions to suit attacking football I have to stick with the Dragons, who have scored more points this season than all others. Their defence is the second best too (behind the Chooks surprisingly) and that's good enough for me. Looks a cracking game of footy and a Raiders win wouldn't surprise me but...

Verdict – Dragons by 10

Result – Dragons 25 defeated Raiders 18

Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs – Sunday afternoon – Southern Cross Group Stadium

I'm not having a lot of luck tipping against the Sharks in recent weeks – call me a slow learner but I'll tip them this time. In the last four weeks they've beaten the Panthers, Titans, Eels and Raiders. Recent wins by the Bulldogs over the 15th placed Cowboys and the 16th placed Eels isn't enough to convince me they're anything but an also-ran this season.

Verdict – Sharks by 10

Result – Sharks 22 defeated Bulldogs 16

Wally Lewis - round eleven selections (in bold)

Note: tips from Wally will be published on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

  • PANTHERS vs Tigers
  • EELS vs Warriors
  • BRONCOS vs Roosters
  • Titans vs KNIGHTS
  • COWBOYS vs Rabbitohs
  • STORM vs Sea Eagles
  • DRAGONS vs Raiders
  • Sharks vs BULLDOGS

Comments

Hardyards's picture

Howdy footy fans,
I’ve thrown the darts and noted the teams for my picks by pure chance, deep researching has failed me so far.
Thinker, I’ll be between the posts on the southern end grass, your welcome to come over and say gidday, I’ll be wearing the cowboys jersey, can’t miss me :)
Some changers might make the Boys play right again. Sorry to hear C. Smith is retiring from Rep footy, with him, Cronk and JT out, NSW might finally have a chance this year.

Anonymous's picture

Really? Not like Kangaroos Fittler Johns Menzies Girdler Cooper Buderus etc bowing out of Origin was graciously offering anything to Qld. Sure it made is damn hard to compete for a long time but it’s swings and round-a-bouts, - nothing else, and it’s just Qld’s turn to hop off.

NuL1F3's picture

Well that was embarrassing! I really let myself down in round 10 :O (I deviated slightly from my original picks and went Knights rather than Panthers) As a result, I came away with only 2 correct tips last weekend. I now mostly have NO idea which way to go this weekend but will add my 2 cents later anyway :)

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hello everyone, my tips for this week are:

Panthers by 4 - Cleary returning for the Panthers is a huge inclusion for the Panthers. Though we don't know how the combination between him and Maloney will go considering Maloney has played well while he was out. But, I'm going with the Panthers at home in an absolute cracker.

Warriors by 2 - It hurts me in a way that I've tipped the Warriors as the Eels have had an emotionally effective season thus far, their emotions really showed after that loss to the Bulldogs. Although in my heart, I feel that the Eels will come out firing on Friday night, my heads goes the Warriors in what I think will be a close one.

Roosters by 10 - Roosters to perform again in this one and will win here. Broncos have been poor for the most part of the season perhaps even in some of their wins this season.

Knights by 1 - I wouldn't be surprised if the Titans win but I'm going the Knights in golden point here. Hey, we might even see our first draw of the season which I can also see happening in this one.

Rabbitohs by 14 - Rabbitohs to continue on their merry ways here.

Storm by 8 - Storm too good here even without Captain Smith steering the side.

Dragons by 16 - The mighty Dragons to bounce back here and send a message that the downfall won't go down from here.

And finally... Sharks by 12 - Bulldogs aren't good enough to beat the Sharks so Sharks for me.

Awesome. Good luck with everyone's teams for this week and with everyone's tips for this week. Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taka's picture

Hi All,

My tips for round 11;

Tigers by 2
Warriors by 10
Roosters by 16
Knights by 1
Rabbitohs by 20
Eagles by 7
Dragons by 24
Bulldogs by 6

Enjoy your footy...

Cheers..! :-)

tigerholic's picture

Morning Folks

Can anyone else see the beautiful headlines "NSW demolish QLD 3-0 in the 2018 Series".
All we need now is for Freddy Fittler to pick all players on form and stick with the rumours that he is going to take a broom to the former squad. There is enough young talent running around that are up to the Origin level to pick some fresh blood.
Why did Smith wait until 3 weeks before game 1?
Thanks Cameron from Tiger:)

Anonymous's picture

Any Captain worth their salt goes down with the ship.
Smith's leap for safety emphasises this, clear as day.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Whats this broom to the former squad talk, a jackhammer to get the limpets out and TNT to blow the rest of the crap out. Do a Fatty, pick un-touted teenagers and build a great foundation for years to come. We have so many good unblooded players out there you should get a shot before the previous players, and not a single Eels player picked, ever.

a's picture

Here are my tips

Panthers by 1 I think with Clearly back that Panthers will win in a thriller

Eels by 2 I feel that Eels will hit back against the Warriors

Roosters by 10 Broncos are absolutely no chance to win this game

Titans by 2 I think that Titans can change their season here

Rabbitohs by 2 Last time I tipped against Cowboys was against Panthers and they won than I tipped them to beat Tigers and they lost maybe me tipping against them will be what helps them win

Storm by 1 no Smith Storm will still win but only just

Dragons by 8 I feel that Dragons will continue Raiders misery

Sharks by 6 1st time I tipped Sharks all season but it will work

tigerholic's picture

Here we go, Queenslanders talking about retired stars making a comeback, what size shirt was Alfie again, or King Wally, maybe Queensland just need to accept the fact that all players hang up their boots eventually.

For heavens sake, can't Queensland be happy with the dominant performances over the past decade, you would think one player makes the team.
"It's out Time NSW"

Bob's picture

Our

Bob's picture

All home teams.

Mary S's picture

Hi Bob,
The way things are going this season, it could be all away teams - just to mess with your mind!!!

Good luck anyway

ESRA STAR 's picture

Smith and Cronk and Thurston had to go sometime. Might as well be now. Will we(Queensland) win the series?,,i have no idea,but i think i can guarantee we wont be walked over.

TigerGirl's picture

I better work harder this week with my tips.
Only 1 in front. What a shocker last week.
It was worth the cold night to watch my Tigers win. 😀
My thoughts on Cameron’s retirement from origin are NSW had better beware. I think better the devil you know.
As there’s been a few waiting in the wings to get the chance to prove themselves.

ESRA STAR 's picture

You are only 5 games in front of me Tiger,,look out,i'm comin' for ya. :)

christine's picture

Just thought I would touch base after my day of treatment at the hospital & they tell me don't expect to notice any change but I will put my tips in sometime tomorrow ...

Tailspin's picture

Gday everyone, hope all is good.
Here are my guesses this week.
Panthers by 14 over Tigers
Eels by 4 over warriors - they miss magic Johnson
Roosters by 13+ over the Broncos
Knights by 6 over the Titans
Cowboys by 2 over the Bunnies, crossing fingers and toes.
Storm by 4 over the Eagles
Dragons by 13+ over the Raiders
Sharks by 13+ over the Dogs
Happy guessing everyone.

newbie from perth's picture

Sa-wat-dee krup,

A couple of upsets last weekend (or so I thought anyway). Especially in the Warriors and Roosters game (he says with a beaming smile plastered across his face). Really finding it hard to get my “mojo” happening with this tipping caper. I suppose all I can do is keep pluggin’ away and hope for the best. Newbie now has a “rating” for each game. Figures shown are the “chances” of winning. For example, 60-40 in the Panthers vs Tigers game means the Panthers are a 60% chance and the Tigers are a 40% chance. Well, at least in my tiny brain that is (ha-ha). I accept no responsibility whatsoever if anyone takes notice of these figures! OK, let’s get into it…

Panthers vs Tigers 60-40 @ Panthers Stadium
Penrith weren’t half bad last week against the Knights. At home the Panthers have won 8 out of their last 9. They have also beaten the Tigers in their last 3 encounters. They’ll need to start like they did last week to have any chance against a Tigers outfit who’ve rediscovered how to win. They bounced back well last week against the Cows and are a capable side if they’re switched on. Given the Penrith stats and the return of Cleary, I might just go the Panthers here, albeit without a great deal of confidence.

Eels vs Warriors 35-65 @ ANZ
Baggy, what are your BOYS doin’ mate? They’re starting to confuse me. After watching them last week against the Dogs, I’m not sure what they can do in the short-term to rectify things. Maybe start believing? Maybe step up and take ownership? Maybe just go back to basics? The last thing they need is to face a Warriors mob that will be looking for redemption. Yikes! If past history is anything to go by, the Warriors will atone for their flogging last week and take it out on the Eels. Hey, the Eels will be desperate to atone as well but I cannot see how they’ll be able to turn it around so much in a week. Nah, gotta tip the Warriors.

Broncos vs Roosters 50-50 @ Suncorp
While the Broncos were poor last week (sort of), I’m not convinced they’ll be as bad this week against my BBB. They will not be happy about getting rolled by Manly at home and may just lift (they usually do after a loss don’t they?). My BBB absolutely freaked me out last week (in a good way of course). Now if we could only play like that every week I’d be a happy man. Has it finally sunk in with them as to what they need to do as a team in order to win games? Bloody hell, I hope so! This will be no walk in the park and I’m thinking points will have to be earned here. I’m thinking this will be close(ish) but feel my BBB will be too strong for the Broncos. Now I can sing again … Begurk! Begurk!

Titans vs Knights 50-50 @ Cbus
Ouch! The Titans have now lost 5 in a row. I don’t expect them to win a whole lot of games this year but they’re in with a definite chance this weekend. I seem to remember (I could be wrong) that the Titans have a pretty good record against the Knights and it’ll be interesting to see how they respond this week. The Knights however have been solid enough lately. They will want to try and get back in the 8 (or at least make a move in that direction) with a win here. Based on recent performances, they’re not far off and seem to have a crack most weekends. Yeah, not sure with this one. I think the bookies have the Knights slightly ahead in the market so maybe I should use that as my guide. Yeah, Knights for me.

Cowboys vs Rabbitohs 40-60 @ 1300SMILES
Plain and simple, the Cowboys have too many big guns not playing up to scratch. Until these blokes figure this out, they’re gonna keep getting rolled. Yeah they have a pretty decent record against the Bunnies but those results were in the past and this is now! The Cowboys’ effort last week against the Tigers had me scratching my head. We (and they) know they’re better than that. Seriously, they need to pull their fingers out or else there will be tears. To be honest, I underestimated the Bunnies last week. They were pretty impressive in knocking off the Dragons and if they carry that form into this game, heaven help those Cows. Mind you, they’ve only won once from their last 6 visits to 1300SMILES but who’s to say it can’t be 2 from 7, assuming of course they don’t go into this one too cocky. Running down the guts and scoring plenty has me tipping those Bunnies.

Storm vs Manly 75-25 @ AAMI
Before we start, that wishbone tackle put on Proctor last week had me wincing. Ouch! Not saying guilty or innocent, just saying ouch! Now, assuming no Smith, the Storm should be able to cover his absence you’d think. They have class players, they’re at home and they have a happy knack of bringing in replacement players who are more than capable. Manly managed to get back on track up at Suncorp and will now have some belief. I’ve just discovered there’s an “intense rivalry” between these 2 clubs (which I wasn’t aware of) so that in itself should lift Manly’s efforts you’d think. I’d love to watch this one but Ch9 don’t broadcast Saturday games (no, I don’t have FOXTEL). Oh well, thems the breaks. Manly are not without a chance here but I’m pretty confident the Storm will get up in this one.

Dragons vs Raiders 70-30 @ Glen Willow Oval
A bit surprised the Dragons got beat last week TBH and no idea how they (or the Raiders) will fare at Mudgee. Can’t see a class act like the Dragons losing 2 in a row but the Raiders will be looking to “bounce back” and take advantage of any mental vulnerability the Dragons may (or may not) have after last week’s defeat inflicted by the Bunnies. Then again, it might just be the tonic/reminder they need. I’m thinking Ben Hunt will improve on his “ordinary” effort last week which will definitely help the Dragons’ cause. The Raiders should’ve won last week but seemed to lose the plot. Do that against a side like the Dragons and watch out! They’ll need to come out firing and try to unsettle the Dragons and then maintain some sort of game plan to have any chance in this one. Looking into my crystal ball I don’t see that happening unfortunately. Dragons for me.

Sharks vs Bulldogs 65-35 @ Southern Cross
The Sharks keep getting it done eh? Really liked the way they fought their way back in last week’s game. It’s that sort of form that reminds me that they might be a sort of “smiling assassin”. They’re going along nicely, seemingly unnoticed by most. Yeah, the Doggies got up last week but still unsure if it was due to their efforts or the Eels lack of finishing and missed opportunities. Don’t get me wrong, the Doggies have put in pretty good displays so far this year but just curious about last week is all. I’m assuming the Sharks will again be relying on Fifita and Holmes to get them over the line. If the Sharks were smart, they’d try and play their “grinding” style of game this week and if so, I reckon they’re home and hosed. The bookies have the Sharks as favourites and so do I. Sharks to get up here.

OK kids, good luck with your tipping and may your team win by 40 points!

It’s “Song of the Week” time again…

Not really one for videos (more into the music) but this video was so cool back in the day (19 years ago) or so I thought. Enjoy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Eah_EGiDc

Cheers y’all…

tigerholic's picture

Evening Folks
My tips are in for round 11, can you believe how fast the season is going. Round 11 throws up some 50/50 calls, I know there will be a few upsets and I just hope and pray that I have them nailed.
Upsets as follows:
Tigers
Manly

Good luck folks, enjoy your footy.

Tiger

Susanne Gibbons 's picture

Hi tiger girl, you pick footy tip ? Plz let me know regards Susanne

manyana's picture

Hi everyone. I've tossed my lucky 50 cent piece in the air & these are my guesses.
There's no particular reason for tipping certain teams, as trying to follow form has been impossible.
Panthers, Warriors, Roosters, Knights, Rabbits, Sea Eagles, Dragons, Sharks.
Good luck to all. I need a good round, so I hope my 50 cent piece is lucky for me this week lol.
Cheers, manyana.

Mary S's picture

Hi Newbie,
Enjoyed the match write-up and the logic behind your choices.

Was all good, as I think we are all guessing, tossing a coin, throwing a dart or pulling a team from a hat this season as no team is predictably good ever week, making successful tipping a fluke!!

Your song of the week - think there are particular scenes in the video that appealed to your more 19 years ago!!!!!
Cheers
Mary

Baggy_Gee's picture

I remember that song well Newbie, Nice SOTW. Sneaker Pimps and Six Underground is in the same vibe.

christine's picture

My tips rd 11
panthers
warriors
roosters
knights
souths
storm
dragons
sharks

all the best with your tips this week everyone ...

tigerholic's picture

Tigers, Tigers, Tigers, so much of the old defence evident in the first half.
Still 40 minutes left, always optimistic.

Come on Tigers!!!!

Where are Tigergirl's Tips

Enjoy

Rocket Ryan's picture

Dont worry about tiger girls tips you fool it's the tigers pf old.

a's picture

Well Tigerholic all I have to say is that score line could've been much worse

newbie from perth's picture

@ Mary,

Thanks for fuelling my ego with your comment on how you enjoyed my write-up. Not that I’m looking for any praise mind you, just satisfying my “urge” to tell a story. Sometimes my “logic” doesn’t hold up though. You just gotta look at where I’m sitting on the ladder for proof of that (ha-ha).

Now when you say that there are “particular scenes in the video that appealed to me”, well I’m assuming you’re referring to those “young ladies” dancing? If so, then you’re sort of correct. I’d be lying if I said they didn’t but I really like the song too. It has a nice and easy, cool vibey beat that just stirs my desire to be a cool, hipster wannabe. It’s frustrating though ‘cos I have absolutely no musical talent at all. Maybe that’s why certain music “moves me” in certain ways. Oh well, as Mr Kelly said … “Such Is Life”. Thanks again Mary…

newbie from perth's picture

@ Baggy

That’s 2 SOTW you’ve liked now (I think). If so, I haven’t run into too many people who dig the same music as me. I’m not saying we have the same taste in music though. Like a lot of things in the world, it’s all “subjective”. Different strokes for different folks as they say. Still, glad you liked it broseph! BTW, a guy at work has got me saying “broseph” instead of “bro” and I have no idea why, but it seems to have struck a chord with me.

Ah yes, Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground. What a great song that was. When it was released back in ’96 I was in my mid 30s (yeah sad I know) but as I continually tell people (whether they wanna hear it or not), I was and still am, one cool dude. Ya gotta love a bit of trip hop, downtempo styley eh?

For anyone a bit too young or a bit too old to remember this gem Baggy’s mentioned, why not check it out ….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eBZqmL8ehg

I know I didn’t tip your BOYS but good luck tomorrow anyway. Cheers Baggy…

Baggy_Gee's picture

I was in grade eight in '96, and started working at maccas later that year. So cut my teeth on the J's hot hundred, nothing gives you a better appreciation for different styles than starting young. But yes mellow house is always relaxing.

newbie from perth's picture

@ Baggy,

OK, Grade 8 means you must’ve been around 14 or 15 yeah? Great age to be getting into music. Brain cells are rearranging themselves which often lends itself to thinking different and “discovering” stuff. And yes, I was a great fan of Trip-Trip-Trip-Triple J myself. When I was 14 or 15 I was into all sorts but no “mellow house” in those days (ha-ha). I was more:

- Lou Reed
- David Bowie
- T.Rex
- Doobie Bros
- Slade
- Seals & Croft
- War
- Steely Dan
- Led Zeppelin
- Thin Lizzy
- Marvin Gaye
- Todd Rundgren

and many others but room doesn’t permit me to take up the space so better leave it at that and let the rest of us talk some footy. Sorry Boss, didn’t mean to hijack the footy comments. Thanks again Baggy …. Rock On Broseph!

Mary S's picture

@ Newbie - some of the personal, as well as the footy, is also what makes this site, in my opinion, such a great, friendly site!
Cheers

Steel Panther's picture

Baggy you going to watching the game between our mobs live tonight? If the recent Warriors performances are anything to go by you should be banking the 2 points & the Warriors have a lot of injuries. I'll be bunkering down in an hour or so. Good luck!!

Dugscott's picture

I was away and couldnt tip last night these are my tips for round 11 on friday night
Warriors
Roosters
Newcastle
Souths
Melbourne
Dragons
Cronulla

Steel Panther's picture

Did the tipster who changed his tip from the Warriors to the Eels on the news that RTS was out for the Warriors please come forward...

Steel Panther's picture

Disgraceful act of unsportsmanship by Will Smith for the Eels to gain a penalty in the play the ball. Did any one else see this? Thoughts?

Baggy_Gee's picture

I missed it Steel. But there have been 2 dog act tonight as well. Twice passes have been deliberately thrown into players clearing the ruck. Milford and Friend, complete BS calls both times. Touchies have been pretty good tonight though.

Steel Panther's picture

Agree Baggy. It's a good game at Suncorp tonight. Looks like the Chooks are pushing clear. This throwing the ball into players clearing the ruck is getting beyond a joke. The Smith one though was the worst I've seen. Luke from the Warriors was lying down not even interfering or looking and Smith just threw it at him when he could have easily passed it to a team mate. Poor stuff indeed.

Steel Panther's picture

I might have spoken too soon!! Jimmy the Jet scores a blinder. It's all locked up at 22 a piece with 6 to go.

a's picture

The Broncos won in what was a
Very crazy but exciting finish

Rocket Ryan's picture

One for the true believers tonight
How good is it to see Jimmy the Jet tear suncorp it.

Baggy_Gee's picture

He is still a player I don't want for NSW or as one of the BOYS, but that was a good try.

newbie from perth's picture

Wow! What a game between the Broncos and Roosters! Yeah I’m gutted we lost but no-one to blame but ourselves. So many errors just gifting it to those Broncos but hey, the Broncos wanted it more and played better than my BBB so credit where credit’s due.

All in all a great game to watch. Just a shame we got smacked. Well, not if you’re a Broncos fan though (ha-ha). As mentioned above, that try by “Jimmy the Jet” was a joy to behold (unfortunately for me). I bag him (privately) most times and then he goes and scores a try like that! Put me in my place that’s for sure. I might add that last try from the Broncos (can’t remember his name) wasn’t too shabby either. Absolute genius!

Well done Broncos. I’m just off to go curl up in a foetal position on the lounge-room floor and sob uncontrollably. Peace!

NuL1F3's picture

Hi all, I said I would give my 2 cents and although late here are my tips:
Panthers
Warriors
Roosters
Knights
Cowboys
Storm
Dragons
Sharks
The weekend started strong but is 2 out of 4 ain't bad? At any rate, the last 2 games were absolute nailbiters!! How spoiled have we been for great footy this week :D
GO COWBOYS!

Mary S's picture

I agree with GO COWBOYS!

Always a good idea NuLiF3 to add your tips for a round before the matches start - gives more credence to your pick!!

a's picture

Cowboys are still in it

Steel Panther's picture

It's a frustrating watch a when they keep giving away penalties from right in front. A couple of poor 5th tackle kicks too, one from JT & one from Martin giving 7 tackle sets to the Bunnies. I hope the Cowboys win since I've tipped them!!

Steel Panther's picture

Good luck to your Red Devils tonight Big Pete. Hope you manage to see the game!!

Steel Panther's picture

How the hell did the Cowboys end up losing that!!!!

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