Round fifteen selections

Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – Thursday night – Bankwest Stadium

The last time the Rabbitohs won a game was against the Tigers. That was at ANZ, and while this is a home game for the Tigers, Bankwest hasn't been a happy hunting ground for them yet (two games and two absolute beltings). The Tigers held on against the Cowboys two weeks ago but this looks harder. Note that Reynolds, Burns and George Burgess are likely to return on Thursday night. Gagai should be nice and fresh after a quiet game on Wednesday, and Cook should be feeling good about himself after a stellar performance.

Verdict – Rabbitohs by 8

Result – Tigers 14 defeated Rabbitohs 9

St George Illawarra Dragons vs North Queensland Cowboys – Friday night – WIN Stadium

While the Dragons are battling some depth issues in the backline the Cowboys are battling depth issues everywhere. We don't have an official team list yet, but it looks to me like they'll be cobbling together a team for Friday night with a few extras they've picked up from other clubs. Kahu is set to play in the halves with doubts over Michael Morgan, and Scott Drinkwater gets his first gig in a Cowboys jersey at fullback. Baptiste is out for the season after an ACL injury for the Kumuls, and Hess joins fellow forwards Scott and McLean on the sidelines for a while. McGuire faces a week off after a late hit on Maloney on Wednesday night. That's a lot of missing forwards, but at least they have Taumalolo who is more like 3 or 4 forwards. Despite his presence, I think they'll struggle down at the Gong. The Dragons have a big pack and a dangerous and settled spine. While the Red V season looks like it's on a slippery slope into the abyss they might arrest their descent here...for a while at least.

Verdict – Dragons by 4

Result – Dragons 22 defeated Cowboys 14

Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm – Friday night – Adelaide Oval

League fans in Adelaide would be thin on the ground, but those that turned up to watch these two dish it out to each other in previous contests have been rewarded for their efforts. In 2017 a late Roosters field goal proved the difference and in 2018 the Storm did much the same thing. Amazingly, these sides met earlier this season in Melbourne and the Roosters did it again with a Latrell Mitchell field goal in the 80th minute. I'm actually pretty keen on the Storm in this one – a little unusual given the result when last they met, but the Chooks aren't quite the same team without Luke Keary in the halves, and Mitchell may not be in the same head space he was earlier in the season. The Storm put the Knights to the sword last start. That is seriously good form, and every time they beat one of these teams just below them on the ladder they go one step closer to a minor premiership and a final in Melbourne. Game of the round...obviously.

Verdict – Storm by 4

Result – Storm 14 defeated Roosters 12

Gold Coast Titans vs Manly Sea Eagles – Saturday afternoon – Cbus Super Stadium

It's been a pretty ordinary season for the Titans (and let's be honest...this isn't the first). In a year with very few high points the highest of all was back in round 11 when they flogged the Sea Eagles at Brookvale. Few saw it coming then, and some of you probably think I'm making it up now, but yes, it really happened. Will it happen again? No. No it won't.

Verdict – Sea Eagles by 14

Result – Sea Eagles 30 defeated Titans 12

Newcastle Knights vs Brisbane Broncos – Saturday night – McDonald Jones Stadium

Glasby is out for the Knights and Ponga looks pretty darn unlikely at this point, but Pearce and Edrick should be back, and there's some chance Klemmer puts his broken hand up to play. Clearly the swing factor here is Ponga, because if he's out the Knights are a much easier team to contain. I'm tipping the Knights anyway, because the Broncos were ordinary against the Titans and worse than ordinary against the Eels. Haas and/or Ofahengaue may play, so keep your eye on that Broncos team list too.

Verdict – Knights by 2

Result – Knights 26 defeated Broncos 12

Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders – Saturday night – TIO Stadium

Moving this game to Darwin has to help the Eels a little but the inclusion of Hodgson will help the Raiders a lot more. When these sides met in round five the Eels couldn't score a single point and it's hard to ignore results like that. Will the Eels be better? Probably. Will the Eels be so much better that they can win? Probably not.

Verdict – Raiders by 4

Result – Eels 22 defeated Raiders 16

New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers – Sunday afternoon – Mt Smart Stadium

These sides met just over a month ago and the Warriors were comfortable 30-10 winners. That's quite a win given the Warriors overall record in Sydney is truly hideous. Since that game the Panthers haven't lost a game to anyone, so it's fair to say they've improved. They won't have Cleary this Sunday, but Maloney doesn't mind being the centre of attention. This is the time of year when the Warriors can string some wins together, and while they haven't done that yet there are signs of competitiveness there. It's hardly enough to leave me brimming with confidence, but that's the Warriors for you.

Verdict – Warriors by 4

Result – Panthers 19 defeated Warriors 18

Canterbury Bulldogs vs Cronulla Sharks – Sunday afternoon – ANZ Stadium

I'm still a bit filthy about that Origin result on Sunday night, so I'm hoping you will all give me an early leave pass. You don't really need my advice for this game do you? Surely not. Note that Fifita is suspended for the Sharks, which will make then 10% less effective and 90% less annoying.

Verdict – Sharks by 22

Result – Bulldogs 14 defeated Sharks 12

Wally Lewis - round fifteen selections (in bold)

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

  • Tigers vs RABBITOHS
  • DRAGONS vs Cowboys
  • Roosters vs STORM
  • Titans vs SEA EAGLES
  • KNIGHTS vs Broncos
  • Eels vs RAIDERS
  • Warriors vs PANTHERS
  • Bulldogs vs SHARKS

Comments

tigerholic's picture

Morning Folks
It's always a pleasure being a NSW fan living in QLD after a NSW victory. Did anyone else notice how quiet the Maroons fans were on social media after the massacre, whenever they(QLD) win the headlines and comments are relentless.

NSW fans have a little more class and try not to rub salt into some very deep wounds that the Queenslanders are busily licking at the moment, game 3 will be a totally different affair and I am sure Queensland will come out trying to prove a point.

Trying to pick winners in the NRL after origin is always difficult, I have decided to get my tips in early so if there is anyone who needs to see who not to pick, have a read of my tips.

Johnny Awesome- Hope you and your daughter are recovering okay. There are some youth of today who are vastly different from when I was one, there are those that have no respect for the law or the safety of others, the real lick in the guts comes when our soft as butter judicial system lets them off with a warning and no conviction.

Take care mate

Tiger

The Thinker's picture

Tiger,

That win by NSW was about a good a win as I've seen from an Origin side. In those conditions at a neutral venue (with minority crowd support)...amazing.

And....you won my little Origin game two comp.

3 from 4...and you must have been within an inch of 4 from 4 because Maloney was best on ground as I saw it.

I'll contact you directly to check your mailing address.

Well done sir.

tigerholic's picture

Cheers Thinker

Rocket Ryan's picture

Just send him a bib thinker in West Tigers colours of course he certainly coming across as one of the biggest dribblers on this site.

tigerholic's picture

Hello Rocket
How are those wounds going, must have cut deep hey, us NSW fans can handle the pain when it happens because you know we had 10 years of it.

All I can say is you go back to your saucer of milk and try and work out how QLD can recover from the embarrassment , let me know if you need a hand cause I have a few thoughts on the subject.

Go The Blues

Tiger

mark ashford's picture

Hi All
Just a thought on SoO 2.
If you look at Thinkers/NRL ladder and take away the Storm then the next 8 teams are Sydney/NSW based. The Blues borrowed 2 Storm players but provided the rest themselves, no one from QLD.
The Maroons borrowed 3 from Storm, 8 from Sydney/NSW clubs and the rest from the QLD clubs all struggling at the bottom of the ladder.
I believe QLD ambushed the Blues in game 1 with great forward play but it was not to be repeated in game 2. Hats off to Freddie he prepared his team well.
Unless the QLD teams find some form before July 10 I fear more pain in SoO 3 in Sydney.

Baggy_Gee's picture

It's all good rocket, the QLD SoO team was as good as Broncos vs Eels, no backbone, no forwards, just dismal. And technical QLD only scored 2 points all game.........

Rocket Ryan's picture

Glad you enjoyed it baggy as for me I've not had a lot to crow about this season however unlike you and tiger I do have a very good memory.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Do those memories include round 25 2017? It is nice to have a winning record after the crap of the last few years.

manyana's picture

Hi everyone, for anyone who is interested (I really don't think anyone will be considering my tipping form)
Here my round 15 tips:
Rabbits
Dragons
Storm
Sea Eagles
Broncos (I just have a feeling)
Raiders
Warriors (Hoping)
Sharks
Good luck to everyone. manyana.

a's picture

Here’s my tips

Rabbitohs by 6 I think the return of the Renlyods will help the Rabbitohs here

Cowboys by 2 I have a gut feeling that the cowboys will bounce back here

Roosters by 1 again I’ve got no idea who’s going to win ehh the Roosters I guess because I think the Storm a due for a loss

Titans by 2 again I have a gut feeling after the way those 2 teams played last time

Broncos by 4 again it’s just a gut feeling

Raiders by 1 if it was at BankWest Stadium I would of gone Eels but since it’s at Darwin Raiders for me

Warriors by 6 I think with Cleary being out It will effect the Panthers

Sharks by 16 I think the Sharks will flog the Bulldogs here

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hello everyone, before I start off with my tips, I would just like to wish Johnny Awesome and his daughter the best of luck hope it's a speedy recovery. So my tips for this week are:

Rabbitohs by 10 - Rabbitohs desperately need a win. With 3 losses in a row now, they've got to get the win to get their season back on track because their season has now fallen off just a little all of a sudden. The injuries and of course origin hasn't helped the Rabbitohs' cause but they still do find themselves in 2nd place somehow. This still has them in a strong position with some troops coming back in the coming weeks. This week , the Rabbits will welcome back Reynolds, Burns and George Burgess. The Rabbitohs' kicking game hasn't been as good with Reynolds not there so Reynold's back will definitely help the Rabbit's kicking game a lot. The Tigers only just got a win over the Cowboys which will surely have gotten their confidence leading up to this game. The key here is that the Rabbitohs cannot underestimate the Tigers because the Tigers may blow them out of the park if they do underestimate them and when the Tigers are on, they are on fire. Anyways, the Rabbitohs will definitely not underestimate their opponents considering they're out of form themselves. In what will be a great game of footy, I can see the Rabbitohs firing here and getting a much-needed win to get their season back on track.

Dragons by 4 - Both the Dragons and Cowboys desperately need a win in order to keep their top 8 hopes alive because both of these teams are fading fast in the finals race at the moment. The Cowboys have been struck with injuries and suspension so they will be quite under strengthened on Friday night. The Dragons on the other hand, do have a strong forward pack who will most definitely match it with the Cowboys' forward pack. The question for me is both of these team's backlines. Both these two teams have been struggling to score points throughout the season and that shouldn't be the case you know considering what these teams are capable of, but it's a fact. But I am sure that we'll get an entertaining game of footy here considering the desperation of the two sides, the week off to reflect and plenty of origin players backing up will want to continue on their form or turn their form around that they produced in the origin arena depending on what team they were on. I'm going with my team though who I think will win and sure do hope win on Friday night. Given also that the Cowboys are under strengthened and who haven't been disrupted with any forced changes due to injuries and suspensions from rep round, plus with the home crowd strongly behind us, I think that we'll get the win but it'll be close don't you worry about that.

Roosters by 1 - Yes, I'm going for yet another 1 point margin between these two sides. We've got the game of the round with the Roosters coming up against the ladder leading Storm. Now given recent form and the lineups, you would think that the Storm will get the win here. But, the Storm are due for a loss and I think that if a loss is coming for the Storm, than it'll come against the Roosters. Yes, the Roosters still have the likes of Keary out but they may get B. Morris back which will be a huge boost for them and last rounds' big win over the Bulldogs would've reassured the Roosters and would've got their confidence back up after a 3 game losing streak. Plus, coming up against the Storm, the Roosters will surely fire as they have to if they're going to be able to match it with the Storm and beat them. Imagine the headline, "Cronk breaking the his former club's hearts." That is what I can see happening on Friday night, Cronk kicking the winning field goal to give the Roosters the win over the Storm.

Manly by 14 - Last time these two teams met, the Titans demolished the Sea Eagles at Brookie. This time these two will clash at Cbus. Titans have been poor in the last few weeks and they will have to be on their game just like they were last time they faced Manly if they're going to beat them. This well-coached Manly side have the star power to blow the Titans out of the park and the discipline brought in by Des especially to those youngsters to not beat themselves. The Titans have to be great to beat Manly and I just don't see that happening. Manly way too good for the Titans here.

Knights by 6 - This will be a cracking game. Both these teams are coming off big losses. One came from the Storm which doesn't really hurt too much considering it's the Storm who are talking about and the other came from the Eels which is a winnable game to be honest and the Broncos were just horrible against Parramatta. Now except their loss to the Storm, the Knights are in a rich vain in form at the moment previously winning 6 in a row before falling to the Storm last round. Also notice some of the teams that the Knights defeated amidst to 6 in a row, they defeated 2 of the top 4 teams. The Broncos aren't up to that standard this year so this game isn't really difficult for the Knights to win. They just got to get back to the type of footy that they were playing during their winning streak then they'll be just fine. Because they were really poor against the Storm, really poor. Broncos should not be underestimated though and are a chance in this one but the Knights will just have too much class here and will get the win here at home.

Raiders by 8 - Notice the venue for this game. This will be played up in Darwin, a neutral ground. The Eels are coming off a massive win over the Broncos and the Raiders are continuing on this amazing season that they've been having with a tight win over the Sharks. The Eels scored no points against the Raiders last time these two met in round 5. I suspect they'll score more than that this time round yet I still can't see them perform well enough to beat the Raiders. The Raiders' forward pack will prove too much to contain for the Eels and this is where the game will be won for the Raiders as the Eels do match it and then some with the Raiders in the backs. So based on the looks of these backlines, expect plenty of points but at the end of the day, the Raiders will have too much in attack and prove a pain for the Eels in defence as they have provided to many other teams this season and the Raiders should get the win over the Eels but I do see the Eels being up for this contest so Raiders do need to aim up as they have been doing.

Panthers by 7 - This is my upset of the round. Both teams are coming off wins. Warriors hung on to beat the Titans away from home and the Panthers just beat the Rabbitohs to continue on their good form. The Panthers have won 4 in a row and like the Knights, have defeated two of the top 4 teams amidst to this current streak that they are on. Now that form is better than what the Warriors have been producing which is inconsistency. You never know what to expect the Warriors. One week they are hot, the next week they are poor and although they won't be poor against the Panthers, I don't think they'll be hot against the Panthers like they were against them last time they faced them, Panthers have improved since them and have improved immensely. So with that, it's the Panthers to upset the Warriors here in NZ.

And finally... Sharks by 20 - Bulldogs have showed some fight throughout the season but as of late, we haven't seen that. Will we see the start of that again? I don't think so. Sharks are a very good side and with their rough, gritty style that they like to play along with plenty of attacking prowess, the Sharks will do too hard for the Bulldogs to contain. I can see the Bulldogs in the grind for a certain portion of the game which I can't see lasting longer than 30 minutes. Sharks way too good for the Bulldogs and will win big over them here away from home to continue on par with their top 4 aspirations.

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

newbie from perth's picture

Sa-wat-dee krup,

Thankfully (some may say) this week’s diatribe (that’s a great word isn’t it) is gonna be short’n’sweet. Hats off to iiNet for that 🤬. My internet service went AWOL for the last 7 days and only got it back last night so haven’t had the luxury of doing any serious research on this week’s round. Hey, you never know, it might be a blessing (ha-ha). OK, let’s get into it…

Hope everyone (thanks for mentioning it Big Pete) enjoyed the SOO in Perth. Set a new ground attendance record as well which was pleasing. You may have noticed it’s not a ground that gets the crowd up close to the action like Suncorp say, but we’ll cop that as long as we can get to see “real football” played over here.

Everyone’s had an extra week off so no excuses for any team this week. Game of the round with my BBB taking on the Storm and I’ll be there Friday night on the couch watching them do battle. Hopefully it’ll be a ripper but then again, I’ve got a funny feeling one side may blast the other away. Not sure which way that’ll go but we’ll find out for sure one way or the other. OK, let’s get into it…

Tigers vs Rabbitohs 35-65 @ Bankwest
Ladder Position = Rabbitohs

As good as the Tigers were last time, I reckon they may not have enough in the tank to get over the Bunnies this week. Souths will be desperate to get that winning feeling back. Bunnies for me.

Dragons vs Cowboys 50-50 @ WIN
Ladder Position = Cowboys

Both sides lost last time but the Cowboys’ loss had more merit. After the smacking the Dragons got from Manly last time, just can’t tip them here. Yeah, I know they’re the favourites, it’s at WIN and the Cowboys have a lot missing but it’s the fellas from NQ for me.

Roosters vs Storm 35-65 @ Adelaide
Ladder Position = Storm

When it comes to tipping competitions, sometimes you need to go with your head and not your heart. Too many missing cogs in the wheel I hate to admit. It tears me apart to say this but the Storm should win this one. More than happy to “sacrifice” the tipping point should my 🐔 win though. Thanks to “a” and Dragons-fanboy for tipping the Roosters though 👍

Titans vs Manly 45-55 @ CBus
Ladder Position = Manly

This is easy. Seeing as I’m off the Titans, I’ll be tipping Manly this week. Boom!

Knights vs Broncos 70-30 @ McDonald Jones
Ladder Position = Knights

Both sides lost badly last time out, albeit the Knights lost to the Storm. They were due for a loss but not this week. Knights for me.

Eels vs Raiders 35-65 @ TIO Darwin
Ladder Position = Raiders

Baggy’s BOYS had a big win against the Broncos while the Raiders knocked off the Sharks. Can’t see any advantage to either side up in Darwin and based on what I see as the “form”, I’ll be tipping the Green Machine here.

Warriors vs Panthers 60-40 @ Mt Smart
Ladder Position = Warriors

Even though the Panthers have won 4 in a row, they lead the competition in penalties conceded, missed tackles and errors. I’m liking the Warriors in this one. Peow! Peow!

Bulldogs vs Sharks 35-65 @ ANZ
Ladder Position = Sharks

Yeah the Dogs are sitting last but they always have a crack (most times anyway) and they’ll be looking for some respect. The Sharks lost a narrow one to the Raiders last time but on paper, should have too much class for the Doggies. Sharks for me.

Let’s finish off with another “Song of the Week”…

Came across this by pure chance and reckon it’s a pearler. Can’t remember the story exactly but I think it cost about $100 (maybe a bit more, not sure) to make this video. Hope ya’ll like it. Look for the “special moment” at the 0:30 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD64ruAb8vs

OK kids, good luck with your tipping and may your team win by 40 points! Until next week people. Cheers.

Johnny Awesome's picture

Hi all,
My sincere thanks to you all for your kind words and genuine thoughts, there are a lot of real decent folk on this site, cheers.
Luckily, my daughter has no spinal or cervical damage. The main problem is the muscle and tendon strains that she sustained, that will take a while to get over.
I agree with you Tigerholic, the judicial system can be soft but from my comments with the police officer, this one is definitely getting a negligent driving charge. The real thing that got me gobsmacked, is how he just made up a stack of lies to the police officer, if he had swallowed a nail whilst he was talking to him he’d spit up a screw. There was no remorse with this young man, none whatsoever.
Dragons fanboy and Newbie, always refreshing to hear your short and sweet comments, are you both related? There’s nothing like getting up an extra hour or so in the morning to get through those pages of analysis, so I won’t be late for work :-] P.S. I like the video clip Newbie.
Hey all, just finished my brew, catch up later.
Cheers from the original Johnny Awesome.

newbie from perth's picture

@ Mr Awesome,

Yeah, you’d think me and the Fan-Master were related wouldn’t you. Similar styles and both love to talk 😄

Glad you liked the video mate and good to hear all’s well with you and your daughter. Back in the day you would definitely feel remorse and shame if you did the wrong thing (it’s how we were brought up and educated) and if you didn’t, the cops would take you out the back of the station for a little “talk” shall we say. Hmm, how times have changed eh?

Stay safe y’all….

Wally Lewis's picture

Gday everyone
If anyone is looking for my tips you can see my picks if you click on the Tips on one page link.
Having a few computer issues so I’ll get The Thinker to update the page when he can.

a's picture

Hi Wally Lewis good to see you on here hopefully more comments are to come

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Johnny,

Somehow we are not related lol but we are pretty darn close.

Newbie,

Hahaha agreed mate we are pretty close to being related based on your reasons mentioned.

Cheers!!!!!!

mark ashford's picture

Newbie & Dragons Fanboy
Don't ever stop giving your insights into the games each week.
It makes good reading and who knows if Thinker ever needs a break either of you could step in for him. Or he may decide on an occasional "guest tipster" to do the previews...just a thought.
Newbie
Yeah enjoyed the clip, that dude has some good moves. Watched twice for the "special moment" at 0.30 but missed it. Can you enlighten me?

The Thinker's picture

What Mark Ashford said....your contributions are fabulous.

Thank you both

a's picture

Yes Newbie and Dragons fanboy are real good contributors to this site

Baggy_Gee's picture

Rightio, the moment everyone has been handing out for The Girls Tip at random. They got 4/8 last round for a running total of 61/108, here are their tips (got the youngest today)
Rabbits - because they are the same as my toy rabbit
Dragons - Because of the movie series "how to train your dragon"
Storm - Because we are starting to like storms
Manly - I don't like the Titan's logo (lets add more to the pile of hated logos)
Broncos - Because the eldest has chosen them as her team.
Eels - The Raiders have a scary face on their logo as well
Panthers - Again it is just the logo
Sharks - Because reasons (they have started to dislike the Bulldogs here)

Rocket Ryan's picture

Look out tiger fans your number one supporter has jumped ship the great nsw man has bailed out before again the call has gone out for women and children to make their way to the lifeboats

Unbelievable

christine 's picture

Put me in this week as taking the same as the thinker please ...

christine 's picture

Did everyone see sterlo is donating his brain to science , good for him for doing so ...

NuL1F3's picture

Oh no I'm late!! I hope this still counts.
Rabbitohs
Cowboys
Storm
Sea Eagles
Knights
Eels
Warriors
Sharks

Baggy_Gee's picture

Damn, he has been doing that all night. Should have gone with the gut not the head. Nice try bye bye Bennett

Rocket Ryan's picture

Tigerholic there on front jump back on you buffoon

Rocket Ryan's picture

Christine why does science need an empty vessel

Rocket Ryan's picture

Poor effort by Jimmy the jet let that last try through what's happening with the rabbits

Baggy_Gee's picture

Think you summed it up with Jimmy the Jet.

a's picture

That Tigers vs Rabbitohs was a horrible game

newbie from perth's picture

@ Mr Ashford – RE: Special Moment in SOTW Video

Really? Ya watched it twice and still didn’t see it? No worries mate, I “almost” missed it myself the first time. I thought to myself … “huh, what was that?” and just went back and looked for it.

Anyhow, what you’ll see at the 0:30 mark is this…

Look at the office window behind him and you’ll notice someone poking their head out real quick to have a look and then realising they’re filming the video. Uh-oh! I’d better get out of shot 😄 Nothing hilariously funny but funny nevertheless. Well, I thought so. Cheers brother…

P.S. Yeah, agree with you "a". The Tigers-Rabbitohs game was pretty meh! If Souths had managed to win that then the Tigers would’ve had every right to feel very hard done by. Cheers...

tigerholic's picture

Morning Folks
Firstly to answer Rockets little jabs and the right hook he gave me, I did bail out on my beloved Tigers before the match as I got worried that they were not up to the task. Happily, they proved me wrong.

"a", how can you say the Tigers/Rabbits match was a horrible match, at least you could see it, how about poor Robbie Farah, he had trouble seeing anything after George Burgess searched his sockets for eyeballs with his fingers. Wayne Bennet couldn't say 100% that it was an eye gouge, come on Wayne for the decency of the sport, that was a very low act that deserves at least 6 weeks out of the game.
Happy to hear everyone's thoughts on the "Alleged Eye Removal/Gouge"

Have a great day folks, enjoy Tigers fans.

Baggy_Gee's picture

It falls into the basket of another player getting away with a slap on the wrist. Same as those early big penalties for late hits on the kicker this season took care of it for a bit. Now they are creeping back in because there is no long term penalty other than an on field call. Stamp on George and Josh hard to the tune of five weeks and set a credible precident.

newbie from perth's picture

@ tigerholic – My personal take on this was that George knew his digits were there and in slo-mo it looks like he was giving Robbie a free 👁 massage. Then again I could be totally wrong. Hmmm. Also, what Baggy said…

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Thanks for the kind words everyone. It's a pleasure to give my insights to you all. I'm sure that Newbie feels the same too!

It seems like the Tigers-Rabbits game was a sloppy game. I didn't watch it personally but from what the scoreline tells me, it wasn't an entertaining game of footy whatsoever but hey, not every game has to be entertaining right?

Cheers!!!!!!

Baggy_Gee's picture

The highlight was when Chekam stopped looking for the offload and just did it all himself.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Baggy,

Well in that case, at least this game had one highlight. I did see that George Burgess made a grubby move as well.

Cheers!!!!!!

a's picture

George Burgess should be suspended for the rest of the season

mark ashford's picture

Hey Tiger
Well done to your boys knocking off the Rabbits. Not too many of us saw that coming. On the Burgess thing my eyes couldn't believe what they were seeing and I''ll bet Robbie's couldn't believe what they were feeling. I thought that crap was out of the game years ago. Looked like George thought he was 10 pin bowling, you know get your fingers in the holes and try for a strike. A disgusting and very dangerous act.
George needs a long holiday to think about his actions.
Most importantly I hope Robbie is ok.

mark ashford's picture

Newbie
Had to have another couple of looks but there it was. A face appears at the window under the OFFICE sign for about a quarter of a second.
Well done to you for spotting it as most would be focused on the dancing singer as I was.

christine 's picture

rocket
So they can compare it too yours when we have finished dissecting it ....

Mary S's picture

What a difference in the quality of play tonight in contrast to last night!!!!

newbie from perth's picture

@ Mr Ashford - Glad you managed to locate that “special moment” finally. Persistence pays off eh? Yeah it’s fleeting I must admit. I’m wondering if any of the regulars who didn’t click on the video are now intrigued to go look for themselves just to find out if they can see it. Don’t know if it’s just me but it has a weird “spooky” element to it in some ways. Sort of like a strange apparition thing happening. Well, that’s one way of looking at it I suppose.

@ Mary - Yeah, the Roosters vs Storm game wasn’t too bad actually. Sadly (for me) it was a typical case of “coulda-shoulda-woulda” in my opinion. So disappointing to see the 🐓 throw it away. Nah, hats off to the Storm, they deserved that. Their second half (unfortunately) was very, very good. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow…

Anonymous's picture

what a game

The Thinker's picture

Warriors .... insert facepalm emoji here

Steel Panther's picture

5th home loss in a row for the Warriors. 16-6 up to lose 19-18 after a field goal from James Maloney in golden point. The fans deserve better from this pathetic mob....

Steel Panther's picture

They are embarrassment Thinker

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