Round three selections

Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels – Thursday night – Suncorp Stadium

The extended break has given a number of key Broncos players the opportunity to overcome injuries, with Brodie Croft, Corey Oates and newly minted captain Alex Glenn almost certain starters. Matt Lodge is recovering from a knee injury more quickly than anyone imagined, but I'd call him an unlikely inclusion. If he does it's a big help, with Fifita and Pengai Junior unavailable. The Eels are hoping Reed Mahoney can be passed fit to play, but I'd suggest he's unlikely to play too. Rhys Davies flies north with the squad as his replacement in that all-important number nine jersey. I've had plenty of opportunities to watch the Broncos train recently (what else am I going to do?), and they seem sharp and fit. The Eels could be sharp and fit too, but I can't get across the border to find out. Two undefeated teams to restart the season, and while the Broncos will tell you they aren't thinking about that historic 58-0 loss to the Eels in the finals last season, they are. The barbs from that loss still sting, and with redemption on their mind they'll be out to prove they care.

Verdict – Broncos by 4

Result – Eels 34 defeated Broncos 6

North Queensland Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans – Friday night – Queensland Country Bank Stadium

Michael Morgan is recovering from shoulder surgery, but otherwise it's been plain sailing for the home side leading into this game. Clifford joins Drinkwater in the halves in the interim. Slightly more chaos on the Gold Coast, with the back injury to Brimson a major blow, and Kallum Watkins granted a release and returning to the UK while his Dad battles coronavirus. Note that he's already signed up with the Toronto Wolfpack which is slightly unusual. The Titans are one of many teams yet to win a game this season, and I can't imagine them winning this either.

Verdict – Cowboys by 20

Result – Cowboys 36 defeated Titans 6

Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – Friday night – Bankwest Stadium

The oldest rivalry in the game is back on the box on Friday night, and while the venue is unusual and the crowd is absent, there will be plenty of feeling on the paddock. The Rabbitohs have had a few issues along the way. James Roberts has taken time out to gather his thoughts and silence his demons. He's been training this week - I'm a lousy therapist but I suspect he's better off playing than not playing. Cody Walker definitely won't play again until round five - you just can't kick people in the street like we could in the 'good old days'. You'd think those two would be making the headlines, but most of the talk is centred around Latrell Mitchell squaring off against his former club. There's talk he'll play at fullback and I still have some doubts about that, but Wayne Bennett knows slightly more about the game (and Mitchell) than I do. If he's focused and engaged he'll be bloody fantastic, but he does have a history of drifting in and out of games. The Chooks haven't won a game this year, and with a shortened draw their climb back into the top eight has become more difficult. That said, I think they'll start that ascent with a win here.

Verdict – Roosters by 2

Result – Roosters 28 defeated Rabbitohs 12

New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons – Saturday afternoon – Central Coast Stadium

If the Warriors aren't your favourite NRL team, this is the season to make them your second favourite NRL team, because without them we may not have a season at all. The whole squad have agreed to up stumps and live in a Tamworth bubble for as long as it takes. Despite the sacrifice, the relocation has proven to be something of a curse thus far. Tevaga, Keighran and Au Mau have all been injured at training and won't be available for quite some time. Roache was waylaid in New Zealand until he passed a Covid-19 test, but he has arrived with just enough time to lace on the boots. Fusitu'a is still in New Zealand. While all this has been happening, the Dragons have had time to get some injured players fit again, with McInnes and Sims (Tariq and Korbin) all named to play. I'm feeling for the injured Jazz Tevaga - with a name like that I'm not sure how welcome he'll feel in the country music capital of Australia.

Verdict – Dragons by 10

Result – Warriors 18 defeated Dragons 0

Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers – Saturday afternoon – Bankwest Stadium

Cronulla haven't won a game this season but Scomo and the rest of the Sharkies enthusiasts are getting all giddy because they've jagged an easy draw for the rest of the season, and the break has allowed a number of players to overcome injuries. Dugan, Xerri and Nikora will all play on Saturday. There are reports that Moylan will play but I doubt it - history tells us that both Dugan and Moylan can't be fit and ready to play at the same time. The Sharks have also lost a Morris brother to the Roosters. There's been much less chatter about the Tigers, but the break allowed Mbye and Brooks to get fit for round three, and Harry Grant is likely to start after his much-discussed player switch-a-roo with Momirovski. With Grant coming through one of the best systems in the game, and learning under the wing of Cameron Smith, I expect he'll have a positive impact on the Tigers in that all important dummy-half role. The Sharks look stronger in the forwards, and that's usually where games are run and won, but I'm picking the Tigers in what would be something of an upset result.

Update: Xerri has been stood down for impersonating Ben Johnson. I guess that explains all the land speed records he's been breaking on the track.

Verdict – Tigers by 4

Result – Tigers 28 defeated Sharks 16

Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders – Saturday night – AAMI Park

Because the NRL are getting cleverer, every undefeated team this season has to play another undefeated team in round three. The Storm get an opportunity to let Victorians know they exist while the AFL try and get their schmoo in order (a special shout out to AFL legend Tim Watson* for not even realising there is a Victorian team in the NRL). One of the reasons the Storm never lose in round one is because they want to perform while the AFL isn't around to suck all the air out of the room. I expect they'll be primed for another big one. Note that Brandon Smith (aka the Chuck Norris of the NRL) is ready to play even though he broke his actual face not that long ago. He's a besser block in a purple jersey that bloke. Potentially the game of the round.

* Tim gets legend status for being an above average competitor in a sport played in Victoria and the three least populous states of Australia (one of the lowest populated countries on Earth). I can't believe this Tim Watson doesn't have a planet named after him.

Verdict – Storm by 1

Result – Raiders 22 defeated Storm 6

Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights – Sunday afternoon – Campbelltown Stadium

Oh the city's cold and empty. No-one's around to judge me. I can't see Cleary when you're gone.

The Panthers are without Nathan Cleary who was blinded by the lights and won't be back until round five. A quick lesson for the kids - mobile phones truly suck. He's a huge out, but I'm excited to see Matt Burton get a chance because this bloke is a deadset footballer. Put that name in your black book...and don't let him have a mobile phone. The other key omission is for the Knights, with Kalyn Ponga also suspended for two weeks for a shoulder charge - probably more dangerous than a Tik Tok dancing challenge...or is it?

Verdict – Panthers by 4

Result – Panthers 14 drew with Knights 14

Manly Sea Eagles vs Canterbury Bulldogs – Sunday night – Central Coast Stadium

While the Panthers lost Cleary for two weeks for dancing with young girls, the Bulldogs lost two players for something much worse. A quick lesson for the kids - don't be a bl00dy tool. As is generally the case, the Bulldogs defence has been great but they continue to struggle in attack. Foran may return against his former club which helps, but I can't see them outscoring that Manly backline. That said, Manly could be rusty in attack after the extended break, so a tight low-scoring contest wouldn't surprise.

Verdict – Sea Eagles by 4

Result – Sea Eagles 32 defeated Bulldogs 6

Wally Lewis - round three selections (in bold)

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

  • BRONCOS vs Eels
  • COWBOYS vs Titans
  • ROOSTERS vs Rabbitohs
  • Warriors vs DRAGONS
  • SHARKS vs Tigers
  • STORM vs Raiders
  • Panthers vs KNIGHTS
  • SEA EAGLES vs Bulldogs

Comments

The Thinker's picture

Greetings tipsters,

As you can see I have updated round three with the new draw. Feel free to add your tips as per previously. We're kicking off (again) on Thursday the 28th, just like Mr V'Landys said we would.

Note that A still has his Three strikes tipping competition running on the lounge too.

If anyone has any questions, just let me know.

2020 might be an even number, but this has been a very odd year.

All the best

tigerholic's picture

Morning Thinker and Morning All
I have been proven wrong with the NRL coming back as planned way back. I didn't think they could get the game back amid this crisis but here we are talking about the footy again, yee ha.
There are some excellent matches this weekend so enjoy the footy everyone and stay safe,

Tiger

Christine's picture

I can't watch them i have to follow live scores which is not the same at all ,enjoy everyone for me instead ...

The Butcher's picture

Tiger you weren’t just wrong you weren’t even in the same ball park
Your as pessimistic as a premier in a pandemic (try saying that quickly)
I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last time you’d be backing a previous comment with the words “I didn’t think”
By the way good luck for the rest of the season.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Oh come on Butcher, its not like he is a Manly or a Canterbury supporter, they are scientifically proven not to think. How good is it that we are seeing things open back up and the government lilting pubs and clubs to 50 hopefully soon.

tigerholic's picture

Gidday Butcher
I am pleased to see you have a bit of mongrel in you and you are not scared to have a go.
I like it when you mentioned "I didn't think", well I've got one just for you "don't start thinking".
Just be wary of where you step as we make our way through the season, there will be little traps and snares ready to catch the old Butcher, head first, feet first, sideways and any way you decide to fall into it.
I'm an old Balmain boy with a thick hide, after following the Tigers since I was a nipper tends to make me a little on the pessimistic side.
Anyway, take care and good luck with your tips this week.
Christine
How are you going mate?
Tiger

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
I should be worried because they way you talk you definitely have a big trap
If only Benny didn’t hit the crossbar!
Easily the best grand final I’ve witnessed.
Looking forward to a great season

mark ashford's picture

Tiger
We all made predictions, myself included so don't feel bad about yours.
I think The Butcher is throwing out some barbs to liven up the comments here. Don't hold it against him he appears to be a good bloke. I've posted my picks with little confidence, just like round 1 in any year it will be hard to get 8/8. You being an old Balmain boy will have plenty of history with your Tigers. Good luck.

mark ashford's picture

The Butcher
I was halfway through a post about the Righteous Brothers when Thinker decided to update the site and off it went. Just wanted to say I think that is the best love song of all time. Thanks for the memories.
By the way stop picking on Tigerholic, start on Rocket Ryan he loves it.

Christine's picture

Tiger i going ok how are you with your job which i know isn't easy for you i see my professor next month so i will knoe more then but as gsr as i know i am stable thanks to my treatment but for how long who knows i had a person that just worked in k mart the other day when i went for a refund tell me i should be in a wheel chair to which i said don't wish that on me i still drive shop & cook i am just strained at the moment because i have done too much why people feel the need to comment when they don't know what they are talking about is beyond me tiger it just gets to me because of some fool i decided to voice her opinion i say you first & i went about leaving the store took pain releif got in my car & drove home but that one comment has bothered me ever since then ,what is wrong with some people tiger speaking of which just give butcher back what he gives out or what for rocket to open his mouth then butcher will cease bothering you tiger , enoy whast is left of the season tiger & don't let the small minded stuff bother you on site & in life wish i could do the same but harder said than done tiger ...

Christine's picture

Tiger that said as far as i know i am stable i see my profesdor next week i still hate this mobile tiger basically don't sweat the small stuff just block it out & make ghe most of the rest if you follow that advice in life you will be doing alright tiger wish i could say the same about 6family members are all blocking me at the moment due to my father just what i need but i am just used to that treatment now then being told by a lady in k mart of all llaces i should be in a wheel chair didn't help me either but i told her you first & i went about leaving the store why people feel the need to voice there opinions is beyond me tiger i ssy just don't sweat on the small sfuff & ignore the rest & uou won't have to much problem in life tiger ...

mark ashford's picture

Christine
Just be strong and enjoy your life as best you can. Take no notice of what others say there are many ignorant people living amongst us.
Don't forget to post your tips here and good luck.

Christine's picture

My round 3 tips are
Broncos
Cows
Roosters based on odds which i don't see it they lost first 2
games
Dragon's warriors usually win the first game but no izzac luke it is dragon's
General rule of thumb warriors usually win there first game drop off & pick up in state of origin because there players are not affected by it they can't play origin but even if you don't think so izzac luke is a big loss too them even if he is getting older arn't we all
Sharks
Storm
Knights
Manly
May the nrl gods be good to us all ...

Steel Panther's picture

Thinker and Tiger,

You may have interest in the below article. I mentioned some years ago Thinker, about my all time favourite Kiwi player and now he's published a book about his life and playing days. I recall this sparked some interest . Tiger not sure you recall this fine player from his Balmain days but I know he struggled week in week out with club football but was a star in the Kiwi jersey.

Interesting to read Graham Lowe's comments regarding the hatred between NSW and Queensland and how he saw this as a weakness in the Australian armour when Wally was captaining the side. Also sad to read about the racial abuse Olsen was subjected to in his playing days.

Olsen's sentiments about how he couldn't figure out how they hated the King because he was a Queenslander, when he played for Australia, are a bit like my own when it comes to Cameron Smith. Fast forward 40 years and nothing has changed. I guess we just don't have anything like the NSW/Queensland rivalry here.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/300016616/when-reserve-grader-olsen...

Christine's picture

Thinker bronson xerri has tested positive to banned substence so rule xerri out playing it looks like a 4 year ban is coming ...

mark ashford's picture

Steel
Enjoyed that article and your general thoughts. The dislike between NSW and QLD has been going on for what seems like decades. Yes it's probably healthy at State of Origin time but when it comes to AUS team, I like you struggle to understand the hatred for Wally or more recently Cam Smith when those two led AUS to so many victories. NSW supporters are a strange lot, would they have preferred Cam Smith's led AUS team to have lost.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hey everyone,

It's great to be back again and to have the footy coming back. Bring it on! I hope everyone has been well and have been okay through this whole pandemic that is going on. My tips for this week are:

Broncos by 2 - The Broncos to kick off this revamped season with a win. Both of these two teams are undefeated and will be looking to get a win to kick-start their campaigns. I'm going with the Broncos in this one though to get the win at home. Last season, the Eels performed better at home than away, that may continue this season too but we'll see. But it's the Broncos for me in what should be a cracker of a game to open up this revamped season. By the way, it'll be very interesting to see how these two go in the first game with one ref again. It'll also be interesting to see how the other teams go too.

Cowboys by 12 - Cowboys should get the win here. I feel that the Titans will have yet another disappointing season here, they started off really poorly before the season was cancelled. The Titans coach did say his side is confident and are comfortable in themselves that they will go well. We'll see though how they'll fair. The Cowboys on the other hand, had a last start with before the cancellation. Back at home will be a nice feeling for the Cowboys and I think they'll get their first win at their new stadium in Friday night.

Roosters by 8 - Oh how good is this? The two oldest rivals in the league. The Sydney Roosters up against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. This one will be good. Latrell Mitchell against his former club is the main focus coming into this one. How will Latrell fair with so much pressure on him coming up against the club where he won back to back premierships with. It'll be intriguing stuff that's for sure. I feel that the Roosters will be one of those clubs who will come good out of what has happened. They've got the coach who's suited for a situation like this. I think that it'll be the Roosters who'll get their first win of the season over the Bunnies in what is definitely one of the games of the round.

Dragons by 10 - The mighty Dragons have had the time for their injured players to get themselves right for some footy. The Sims boys, McInnes and Ravalawa are all returning for the Red V in this one. The Warriors on the other hand, have been the worst affected team out of this break, first things first, they had to relocate out of NZ to a country town in NSW in Tamworth. But good thing for them is that they have settled in nicely there. They do still have plenty of players injured or unavailable for family or personal reasons with David Fusitu'a still in NZ. I think that the Warriors will have a poor season and that'll continue here with their third lost here with the mighty red V team the Dragons to get the win here.

Tigers by 4 - Oh no! What about that Bronson Xerri huh? What a journey he has gone through throughout the last couple of months. Tested negative for Covid-19 but he had been tested positive for a drug test which leaves him out of the game for FOUR years. He's only young but that's a long time that he'll be out of the game. I think that this whole Xerri situation will have a profound effect on the Sharks and the Tigers who've been not dealing with disruptions througout this time will take advantage and will get the win on Saturday night.

Storm by 6 - In what is the other game of the round, we've got the Storm coming up against the Raiders in Melbourne. The Storm is one of the three teams who've been lucky to still have their home ground outside of NSW. I think that the Craig Bellamy and the Storm will found a way to find success through this whole situation and will be up there yet again this season. It'll continue due to them being 2-0 with a win over another undefeated team in the Raiders who I think will also do very well in dealing with what has happened and the changes made with the rules and the whole one ref, but they'll suffer their first loss here.

Knights by 1 - Nathan Cleary is a huge out for the Panthers. I think without Cleary steering the ship and being the main organiser wilo have a profound effect on the Panthers. The Knights on the other hand have a superstar player of their own who is out, Kalyn Ponga that is. He'll be a huge out that's for sure but for the Knights, they still have their main half Mitchell Pearce and I think he'll play a huge role in the Knights getting yet another win this season. I think the new, inexperienced halves pairing won't do enough to get the Panthers the win. Will be a great game though and we may see plenty of points in this one and I see a really tight game here brewing.

And finally... Manly by 18 - Manly will be another team who I find will do well here. Des is an amazing coach who took Manly to the finals last season after a disappointing 2018, I think that he can lift his boys up with the restart of the season and I'm sure he's got his boys all ready for some footy. I can totally see Manly as one of those teams who could finish in the top 4 season if not then they'll get close. The Bulldogs have gone through some drama this season and have started their season poorly. Their attack still needs plenty of improvement and although Kieran Foran can maybe help improve that once he comes back, he isn't back yet and I just can't see the Bulldogs outscoring Manly. Yes Manly may be rusty in attack, but maybe they can just come out of this and just play some good footy being back, we'll see what happens but I predict a tight one for 60 minutes but for Manly to run away with it in the final 20.

Sweet. Good luck with everyone's teams for this week. And with everyone's tips for this week. Great to have some footy back! Cheers!!!! I hope each and every one of you enjoy the rest of your weeks and remember, stay positive especially with the amount of negative things happening around us, positive is just what we need right now.

Christine's picture

I think roosters /souths will be the match of the round look for this kid named troy dragan for souths on the back line adam reynolds have him a rap so see how he goes mitchell will want to havr a great game to prove a point to his old team but the old team now has the mind & playing talent of cooper cronk on hand to help with there training there is a lot of knowlege in there he can thank belly ache for but it should serve the roosters well i am going roosters for those reasons i don't usually go against souths but i just read james roberts will be sidelined so roosters it is , the rest of my tips are already up bring on round 3 ...

tigerholic's picture

Hey Steel
Thanks for that, he was as you say very ordinary at club level but put a NZ jumper on and he was a super star.

Enjoy the footy.

Tiger

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
Your assessment of Olsen is a bit harsh
I saw him play in some pretty average Balmain and Norths sides and he always gave 100%
Once he had some decent players around him at national level he showed what he could actually do.
Just remember they don’t do the haka before tiger games.

tigerholic's picture

Buthcher
Thanks for that insight, it would appear you are trying to turn me from a prime rib to mince patty.
I look forward to some conversation from you that you thought of yourself. All you have to do is google search NRL and I'm sure you will find something interesting to rehash on here as a Butcher Brain Storm.
Which team do you follow, I hope you are not one of those new age touchy feely fans who likes all teams.

Cheers from the Tiger

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
I’m a little disappointed as your reply as it lacks substance (you may have to google that)
I don’t want it be butchers brain Storm v the toothless tiger

mark ashford's picture

Steel Panther
Your innocent post about a Kiwi player who turned into a superstar when wearing the NZ jersey has fired up a couple of our favourite sons.
Tiger & Butcher trading a few barbs, I fear social distancing and self isolation has us all a bit on edge.
Only 24 hours to go and it will be back on, can't wait.

tigerholic's picture

Butcher

You have never seen my teeth, they are all still my own, how bout you?

Tiger

Christine's picture

Butcher save it for rocket tiger bites ...

Baggy_Gee's picture

Are you really sure Mark? Friday morning hangover might be rough on both you and Ryan. I'm hanging out as much as anyone, the sound of the kick off is going to be awesome.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Should have said, first of many Bronco's kick offs.

newbie from perth's picture

Sa-wat-dee krup,

OK, the wait is finally over! Starting the season with 2 games and then having nothing for the next 8 or 9 weeks hasn’t done my form analysis much good so I’m “flying blind” here. I’m just gonna have to rely on my fading memory, take a punt and hope for the best 🙏. OK, let’s get into it…

Broncos vs. Eels 50-50 @ Suncorp
Ladder Position = Eels
Bookies Favourite = Broncos

The Broncos might have a bit of an edge with this one being played at Suncorp you’d think. The Eels won’t be too fazed though as they started off the season in fine style. They have the players to give the Broncos a run for their money for sure. Both these teams are “unbeaten” so far but remember the season’s only 2 rounds old. I’m thinking the Broncos will be out for some “sweet revenge” after the shellacking the Eels gave them in last year’s elimination final. That and the fact they’re at home has me tipping the Ponies in this one.

Cowboys vs. Titans 65-35 @ Townsville
Ladder Position = Cowboys
Bookies Favourite = Cowboys

Pretty sure the Cowboys at home should have too much firepower for the Titans this week. The Titans weren’t very good after the first 2 rounds and I don’t really expect them to change much any time soon. Until they show something, I can’t in all honesty even consider tipping them. The stats tell me the Cowboys have won their last 9 against the Titans and number 10 is looming large. Need I say more? Cowboys for me.

Roosters vs. Rabbitohs 60-40 @ Bankwest
Ladder Position = Rabbitohs
Bookies Favourite = Roosters

Yeah, my BBB haven’t won a game yet but there were excuses (maybe). Pretty lazy effort losing to the Panthers (Round 1) and possibly a tad unlucky (or lazy again) losing to Manly by 1 (Round 2). This week against the Rabbitohs should be where it starts for them. It’ll be interesting to see how Latrell goes in this one considering his slow start to the season and his “naughty behaviour” over the break. Souths’ being without Cody Walker might just give the Roosters a (tiny) advantage. Not too sure if actually will but fingers crossed it does. It goes without saying that I’m tipping the Roosters. Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔

Warriors vs. Dragons 40-60 @ Central Coast
Ladder Position = Dragons
Bookies Favourite = Dragons

First off, I just wanna say “thank you” to the Warriors for what they’ve sacrificed for the good of the game. Well done fellas and good luck to ya 💪. Not that their injury concerns are doing them much good. The consensus is that the Dragons will have too much firepower for the Warriors. Maybe, maybe not. The Dragons could have possibly had at least one win to their credit so far but the ladder tells a different story. I think they’ve lost the past 3 against the Warriors so will that continue or not this week? I’ve noticed throughout life that sometimes strange things happen when your back’s up against the wall and for that reason (which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever) I’m gonna tip the Warriors here.

Sharks vs. Tigers 55-45 @ Bankwest
Ladder Position = Tigers
Bookies Favourite = Sharks

Cronulla were a bit unlucky in their first 2 matches (against the Bunnies and Storm) but that form should hold them in good stead, albeit it was a long time ago. The Tigers are 1-1 at the moment but the way they lost to the Knights could be a little worrying. It might be close but based on initial formlines, I might have to tip (given their new home base) the “Parramatta Sharks” 😁 in this one.

Storm vs. Raiders 60-40 @ AAMI Park
Ladder Position = Raiders
Bookies Favourite = Storm

This should be a cracker. The Storm managed to get permission to play home games at AAMI so that’s gonna be a big plus for them this season. The Raiders however have had the better of the Storm lately and with both sides unbeaten so far, this is a hard one to tip. I’m flipping a coin in this one and it’s come up Raiders. Hmm…

Panthers vs. Knights 50-50 @ Campbelltown
Ladder Position = Knights
Bookies Favourite = Panthers

Even though the Panthers have started the season well, they’ll be without naughty Mr Cleary and it may well prove the difference in this one. The Knights have started well too and on the face of it (to me anyway), their form looks a bit better. Think I’ll go the Knights in this one.

Manly vs. Bulldogs 65-35 @ Central Coast
Ladder Position = Manly
Bookies Favourite = Manly

On paper you’d think the Manly boys should win this without much fuss but as we all know, it’s a funny ol’ game and strange things happen from time to time. Not that I think anything strange will happen here. The Bulldogs’ opening form hasn’t been that great (except maybe their brave effort in Round 1 against the Eels) and I reckon they might fall short here. A bit more class should see Manly winning this.

I’ve been waiting a long time to say this … Let’s finish off with another “Song of the Week”…

I know some of you like some rock in your life and some like drum covers so what about this one. Spoilers … she’s only 8 years old. Boom! 💥

https://youtu.be/91pz1E8pAOY

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

NuL1F3's picture

Great song! Awesome drummer!! Thanks for the share Newbie :)

manyana's picture

Hello fellow tipsters, it's great to see the NRL back.
Here are my guesses for round 3.
Broncos
Cowboys
Roosters
Dragons
Sharks
Storm
Knights
Eagles
Good luck to everyone, manyana.

manyana's picture

Hi Thinker, I think I forgot to hit the "save" button when I entered my tips. I have also posted them in comments.
Regards, manyana.

mark ashford's picture

Newbie & Dragons Fanboy
Welcome back you guys with your insights into the games. Newbie loved that clip, what an incredibly talented young lady she is.
Baggy Gee
Only a couple of hours to go mate and I'm already feeling the nerves.
Should be a great game and may the best team win.

Baggy_Gee's picture

I'm champing at the bit. Got my beer, got my pizza, going to be a great night no matter what. Only downside is my foxtel connection fell through, so have to listen to Phil. But bring it on.

Mary S's picture

Hi Baggy,

Are you putting in your pick for 'a's 3 strike comp?

If Phil gets too obnoxious, I mute him for a bit to give my ears a rest!!!

Enjoy the game!
Cheers,
Mart

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Thanks Mark, it's great to be back giving my insights to you all. Best of luck to your Broncos and to your BOYS Baggy! For tonight's game, may the best team win!

Cheers!!!

Baggy_Gee's picture

Here are the Baggy Girls tips for round 3
Broncos - but the jury is evenly split
Titans - Proof that they don't watch the games
Rabbits - Not sure why but lets see how the chips land.
Dragons - unamious after a fast Warriors pick.
Tigers - Again evenly split
Storm - Ugh, wagon jumpers
Panthers - lets see how it goes
Manly - even I picked Manly

mark ashford's picture

Hi All
Can't remember my tummy nerves being so active before a Broncs game.
Guess it's the 9 week break and the desire for a win.
Baggy you've got your pizza and a beer or two, I'm eating a stack of whiting caught yesterday washed down with a glass or two of Sauv Blanc. Who will wake up hung over? hope it's not me!

Baggy_Gee's picture

Ahhhh, I'm that big a drinker that I'm on the Bundaberg ginger beer. It just sounds better to dress it up. Now i'm envious, nothing beats fresh whiting and some white wine. Less than an hour to go.

The Thinker's picture

Geeetings football fans

I'll be hanging around for the 80 minutes (or more) tonight. Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments if you're around. 

Enjoy the game folks.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Going to be a ripper boss.

The Thinker's picture

Great start from the Eels - they look Strong. 

Possession very important with the rule change 

Baggy_Gee's picture

GAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what happened there? Sivo should know that gold and maron is bad.

The Thinker's picture

Brodie Croft

Lara Croft

Colin Croft 

my three favourite Crofts 

Baggy_Gee's picture

That was a nice solo try.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Typical, I go to look after the kids and I miss the try completely.

Baggy_Gee's picture

How is that ever a knock on? The ball ended up behind the attacking line and in the next hit up group. Never know how these refs think some days.

The Butcher's picture

Got to love Sportsbet they just paid out on the Eels win because your 4 points or more up at half time

mark ashford's picture

I think this is the fastest game I have ever seen. Maybe those rule changes were right after all. Which team will last out the game?
Baggy's Eels are looking good with so many offloads and better attacking options. Broncs better get on their game or it's goodnight.

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