Round four selections

Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers – Thursday night – Lottoland

There is a saying in rugby league...and I say it all the time - there are no certainties in this game. The first game of round four may just test that theory. The Sea Eagles are yet to win, and yet to score more than 12 points through 80 minutes of football. During those same periods they conceded 46 to the Chooks, 28 to the Rabbits, and perhaps most tellingly of all, 38 points to the Dragons (whose chief playmaker stood on one leg for most of the contest). The Panthers are yet to lose, didn't concede a point to their first two opponents and held the defending premiers to just 10 in what is likely to be one of the best games of this season. That win over the Storm was without their best player (and they lost their very under-rated fullback for the second half). Cleary is back for this game, and while Edwards won't be available for a while, Stephen Crichton is a more than handy replacement. Des Hasler has stuck solid with the same seventeen as last week, but perhaps he doesn't have much choice. A Manly win isn't impossible (hence the saying I referenced earlier), but only the biggest Manly fans will be tipping them in this round.

Verdict – Panthers by 22

Result – Panthers 46 defeated Sea Eagles 6

Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – Friday night – Stadium Australia

Much of my preview for the Thursday night game could be cut and pasted here. The Rabbitohs have scored exactly 26 points in their last two outings, which is exactly 26 points more than the Bulldogs have scored in their last two outings. That last Bulldogs duck egg, was against a team that hasn't won in a very long time. That last Rabbitohs outing was against a team that looked all but unbeatable through the first two rounds of the season. I think my work here is done.

Verdict – Rabbitohs 26 to Bulldogs 0

Result – Rabbitohs by slightly more than I thought defeated the Bulldogs by exactly what I thought

Melbourne Storm vs Brisbane Broncos – Friday night – AAMI Park

Over the course of the last decade, you could count the number of weeks the Storm have spent outside the top eight with your fingers...so that's noteworthy. While they lost last week, the quality of that game would be doubted by no-one, and Ryan Papenhuyzen returns as fullback and goal-kicker. As for the Broncos, a win is a win when you don't win a lot, so they'll take that one. The most pleasing aspect of the victory was keeping their opponent to zero - they were regularly letting teams run up a truckload of points on them last year during their lowest ebb. Still, the win was over the Bulldogs, which were the only team they defeated after round two last year, so it's not a strong form line. They do have Haas and Lodge back which will help against this mighty Storm pack, but this is hard.

Verdict – Storm by 8

Result – Storm 40 defeated Broncos 6

Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys – Saturday afternoon – Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

I'm willing to put a line through the Sharks performance last week, given the circumstances with injury. Prior to that they were strong over the Dragons and more than competitive against the Raiders. The relocation to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium doesn't hurt either - this will be their third game at the venue this year. As for the Cowboys, I'm just about ready to put a line through their whole season. The roster looks poor, and I can't see a quick fix. It hurts.

Verdict – Sharks by 10

Result – Sharks 48 defeated Cowboys 10

Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders – Saturday night – Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Surely the game of the round with two sides playing well and with a history of tight contests. Notably the Raiders have gotten the better of their glitter strip opponents in recent times, and moving the game away from the Gold Coast won't make this easier for the 'home' side. Ryan James will be keen to line up against his old team, but has concussion protocols to pass. Those that watched the Raiders gallant loss to the Warriors could only be impressed, and if they bring that spirit to this game they'll be hard to beat. The return of Lui and Young bolsters their pack.

Verdict – Raiders by 4

Result – Raiders 20 defeated Titans 4

Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons – Sunday afternoon – McDonald Jones Stadium

The Knights are a very warm favourite here, but I was pretty disappointed with their performance against the Tigers. Conversely, the Dragons were pretty good and have now won two in a row (admittedly against fairly weak opponents). The injury to Hunt is a blow as he really (finally) seemed to be finding his way under the new coach. Despite his absence, I'll take the Red V in what would be a genuine upset.

Verdict – Dragons by 1

Result – Dragons 22 defeated Knights 13

Sydney Roosters vs New Zealand Warriors – Sunday night – Sydney Cricket Ground

I've mentioned Sam Walker a few times already this season, and we finally get to see him on Sunday night. He joins Hutchison in the halves following the injuries to both Lam and Keary last week. With Lussick at hooker, the Roosters spine is almost entirely back-up players and kids, but there is plenty of experience in the rest of that backline. Radley returns and will add energy and vigour. I'm tipping them to bounce back at a venue where they generally play very well, but this isn't easy. The Warriors continue to impress but a lot went their way last weekend. As for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck...what a star. The All Blacks will be lucky to have him.

Verdict – Roosters by 2

Result – Roosters 32 defeated Warriors 12

Wests Tigers vs Parramatta Eels – Monday afternoon – Stadium Australia

Should be a good crowd (Covid permitting) out at Stadium Australia for the 'western derby'. The Tigers got their first win of the season with an upset victory over the Knights, while the Eels keep on keeping on at the top of the table. It's not unusual for the Eels to start a season well, and there's no indication that the wheels have dropped off...for now. On form and on paper they should win this too, unless the visit from the Prime Minister has jinxed them. Everything he touches turns to poo at the minute.

Verdict – Eels by 10

Result – Eels 36 defeated Tigers 22

Wally Lewis - round four selections (in bold)

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

  • Sea Eagles vs PANTHERS
  • Bulldogs vs RABBITOHS
  • STORM vs Broncos
  • SHARKS vs Cowboys
  • Titans vs RAIDERS
  • KNIGHTS vs Dragons
  • ROOSTERS vs Warriors
  • Tigers vs EELS

Comments

tigerholic's picture

Evening Folks
Well that was a roller coaster ride of tipping over the weekend. The Raiders loss was the hardest to cop after a blatant forward pass, an apology from the ref's boss does not make up for the loss of two points.

Very very happy to see my Tigers get home in a tight one, yes Rocket and Butcher I tipped against them just like every other tipster on most sites around the country.

Tiger is heading out to Gordon Country this weekend for Easter so I have tipped early. I'm hoping to be home on Monday in tome to see the Tigers/Eels match.

Have a great week folks, stay safe and I'll catch up after Easter.

Tiger

Mary S's picture

Hi Tiger,

Enjoy your weekend and travel safe.
Cheers,
Mary

tigerholic's picture

Cheers Mary

Have a great Easter

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
That’s sounds a nice location to hold this years unloyal fans conference.

tigerholic's picture

Butcher
That was actually funny. I hear the Roosters will almost be below the salary cap after all of these injuries from last weekend.

I still couldn't see them sneaking under, surely.

Have a great Easter, hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you and brings you a chocolate bunny, that will be one rabbit that won't beat the Roosters.

Tiger

mark ashford's picture

Tigerholic
I thought this was a tipping competition site not a team loyalty site where the object was to win. If you think your team has no chance in a particular game then you would be a mug to stay loyal.
I have tipped my Broncs once so far (and was lucky) won't be doing it this week against the Storm. If Storm win I bank the point, if Broncs win I go to bed happy...can't lose.
That dreaded Covid 19
If anyone is thinking of travelling to Brisbane, Logan, Redland Bay ( that includes Moreton Island and Stradbroke Island) Ipswich or Moreton Shire Area ( includes Bribie Island) for Easter please contact local authorities to check access
At this point in time we are locked down until 5pm Easter Thursday and opinion is it will be extended tomorrow night.

a's picture

Yeah I won’t be tipping cowboys much at all this year

Rocket Ryan's picture

Tipping is one thing for sure but butcher is on the money tigerholic you do shy away from your addiction so to speak quite easily.

newbie from perth's picture

Evenin’ all,

Believe it or not I’ve finished prepping up this week’s comments but still mulling over my picks so won’t post until Wed night.

Watched the Bunnies rip my BBB apart Friday night and was gutted. I think the Rabbitohs got into the Roosters’ heads whether the Roosters realised it or not.

Pretty disgusted with the “rabbit punch” (excuse the pun) that Daniel Suluka-Fifita dished out to Jai Arrow to be honest. Never ever should that be tolerated. Bloody lucky he took the early plea and just got a week. I don’t know about the rest of you but what Daniel did was absolutely gutless. It’s like king-hitting someone. Well it is isn’t it. Cowardly. Pretty sure the young fella was a bit shirty and frustrated we were getting flogged and more than likely was asserting himself but still, a man of character doesn’t (or shouldn’t) act like that. Rant finished.

Looking at the Roosters team sheet and it’s not that bad actually. Again, I’m absolutely gutted that Keary is gone for the year but glad to see Fletcher Baker on the bench. Times like these present opportunities that may not have come around under normal circumstances so hope the new fellas grab hold of them. I’d rather they leave young Joseph Suaalii for a bit longer though.

Just returned from an extraordinary “strata meeting” (I live in a block of apartments) and bottom line is a couple of plane trees (I think that’s what they’re called) have done some serious damage to water/sewerage pipes and it’s gonna cost about $20K to fix. There’s a lot involved due to related issues but we’re hoping it will work out a bit cheaper. Fingers crossed.

OK, I’m outta here. Heads-up with tomorrow night’s SOTW. This one is “out there” and has a connection with that movie “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. If you haven’t seen it, highly recommended. It was the last movie Heath Ledger was in (he died halfway through filming 😢).

Bye y’all. Keep safe 🐔 🐔 🐔

The Thinker's picture

Thanks Mary S

Also...Sharks vs Cowboys moves from the Sunshine Coast to Sydney.

A shame...because I was going to go...if allowed to leave Brisbane.

Baggy_Gee's picture

Shirley you remember sneaking out Boss, its just a bit further to sneak, and your just avoiding the police and all those people in NSW. This has been a kick in the teeth to QLD leading into the easter long weekend, and school holidays.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hey all,

My tips for this week are:

Panthers by 24
Rabbitohs by 20
Storm by 12
Sharks by 16
Titans by 2
Dragons by 8
Roosters by 4
Eels by 14

Awesome! Good luck with everyone's tips and everyone's team for this week. Cheers and enjoy your Easter y'all! I am Greek Orthdox and of Greek background so I celebrate Easter in May this year as that's when our Greek Easter will be. OPA!!!!!

The Butcher's picture

Dragon Fanopolous
Is it true that you have Easter after us because the chocolate eggs go on special?

Jennifer 2814's picture

Hi all,

My tips for this weekend;
Panthers, Rabbits, Storms, Cowboys, Raiders, Dragons, Roosters and Eels.

Blessed Easter Weekend to one and all.

newbie from perth's picture

Sa-wat-dee krup,

@ Dragons-fanboy
Ti? Tha échete dýo Easters? Tycherós ánthropos. Apolamváno. 😁

Let’s keep this intro short & sweet. OK, let’s get into it…

Manly vs Panthers 20-80 @ Brookvale
Ladder Position = Panthers
Bookies Favourite = Panthers

Manly
Manly had their opportunities on a number of occasions, especially just before and after the half-time break but somehow were not able to capitalise. In the end they went down 38-12 and they need to do something soon to steady the ship. They were a definite level below the Dragons and simply had no remedy to the Dragons’ attack. Too many errors, completion rate simply not good enough and roughly 320 kicking metres less than their opponents. Where to from here? Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 51%
Completion Rate - 66%
Kicking Metres - 490
Forced Drop Outs - 3
Missed Tackles - 28
Ineffective Tackles - 7
Errors - 13

Panthers
What an absorbing game last week between the Panthers and the Storm. Even though the Storm dominated early, the Panthers, to their credit, fought back and it was 6-6 going into the break. A late try right at the death from Capewell set up the hard-fought 12-10 Panthers win. The resulting conversion of Capewell’s try was the first time the Panthers were in front for the whole game. That try saving play from Kikau where he managed to get his hand underneath the ball was pure desperation and brilliance. What an effort. I reckon this game will make it onto the “NRL Magic Moments” highlights roster for many years to come. The Panthers fully deserved their win. They simply persevered and showed patience. Burton did a great job filling in for Cleary. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 47%
Kick Defusal - 100%
Missed Tackles - 26
Ineffective Tackles - 15
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded - 1
Ruck Infringements - 3

Verdict: Hello, anyone home? Panthers obviously.

Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs 25-75 @ ANZ
Ladder Position = Rabbitohs
Bookies Favourite = Rabbitohs

Bulldogs
Where do I start and what can I say? The Bulldogs promised so much pre-season and haven’t delivered. They have problems. Like I mentioned in the Broncos comments, the first half (from both) last week was pretty ordinary, bordering on ludicrous. The Bulldogs made too many handling errors, they had no plan of attack and their defence was lacking. The effort from the Bulldogs was simply devoid of energy to be honest and I wonder where their points are going to come from. They really need to take a long hard look at themselves and get back to some basics. Is it the players or is it Trent Barrett? I’m scratching my head 🤔. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 47%
Post Contact Metres - 572
Line Breaks - 1
Missed Tackles - 39
Ineffective Tackles - 20
Errors - 9
Penalties Conceded - 5
Ruck Infringements - 3

Rabbitohs
As much as it hurts to admit this, it was a truly dazzling display from the Rabbitohs last week against my beloved Roosters, especially in the first half where all the damage was done down their left-side attack. They basically blew the Chooks away and the Bunnies never looked like losing if I’m honest about it. They were more determined, hungrier and more polished than their opposition and even though the final score doesn’t indicate as such, they did enough in the second half and simply “cruised” home and ran out comfortable 26-16 winners, and deservedly so. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 56%
Post Contact Metres - 523
Missed Tackles - 20
Ineffective Tackles - 18
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded - 1
Ruck Infringements - 1

Verdict: How could you possibly pick against the Easter Bunnies this weekend? You can’t.

Storm vs Broncos 75-25 @ AAMI
Ladder Position = Broncos
Bookies Favourite = Storm

Storm
Pretty good effort from the Storm in the first half last week against the Panthers. It was 6-6 at half-time and they were leading 10-6 with 15 minutes to go but then the Panthers scored with just 2 minutes left. We all thought they’d pulled off a miracle win when Olam went over but that sensational “hand under the ball” try saver from Kikau sealed the deal and the Storm went down in a thriller 12-10. The Storm did well considering how many tired players they had running around at the end. Hynes was excellent as was Smith and a few others. They made some silly mistakes but that happens to every side. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 53%
Kick Defusal - 67%
Missed Tackles - 36
Ineffective Tackles - 11
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded - 3
Ruck Infringements - 5

Broncos
Like I mentioned in the Bulldogs comments, the first half (from both) last week was pretty ordinary, bordering on ludicrous. Not much to show for the first half but a solitary penalty goal saw the Broncos leading 2-0 at the break. It took them a while to actually get going in the second half but once they did, the points came and they ran out 24-0 winners. A much improved effort in the second half that will make a lot of Bronco fans smile at last 😍. I wonder how much this win will lift them. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 53%
Post Contact Metres - 720
Line Breaks - 6
Missed Tackles - 14
Ineffective Tackles - 18
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 2
Ruck Infringements - 3

Verdict: Commonsense says Storm for me.

Sharks vs Cowboys 65-35 @ Jubilee
Ladder Position = Sharks
Bookies Favourite = Sharks

Sharks
It was a sad night for the Sharks last week against the Eels. They had 3 blokes go down and only had 13 fit ones running around for the entire second half. They started well enough and were only behind 10-4 at the break. They lost Graham, Nikora, Kennedy and their lone try scorer Katoa. Given the missing bodies and having an empty bench, the Sharks were very courageous staying in the game as long as they did. In the end it was just all too much (which is to be expected) and they went down 28-4. If not for their resolve it could’ve been worse. Well done Sharks 💪. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 39%
All Run Metres - 1,397
Post Contact Metres - 568
Forced Drop Outs - 0
Missed Tackles - 30
Ineffective Tackles - 19
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 6

Cowboys
Not a good day at the office for the Cowboys last week against the Titans. As if being 26-0 down at half-time wasn’t bad enough, they ended up getting belted 44-8 by the time the siren sounded. Look, they scored two tries in the second half but it was too little, too late and they were never gonna win that. They have problems in both attack and defence (obviously) and Todd Payten needs to address that and address it soon. Not sure what’s wrong with them but there just doesn’t seem to be any inspiration or confidence in their play. Some stats (especially missed tackles) possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 43%
Completion Rate - 69% (22/32)
Line Breaks - 3
Missed Tackles - 42
Ineffective Tackles - 22
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 5

Verdict: Dunno with this one. Not exactly sure which Sharks will return and I have a feeling the Cowboys might “respond” this week. Like I said, dunno. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I might end up looking stupid here but the Cowboys it is.

Titans vs Raiders 45-55 @ Jubilee
Ladder Position = Titans
Bookies Favourite = Raiders

Titans
Very good first half last week from the Titans saw them leading the Cowboys 26-0 going into the sheds. They simply dominated all day and scored their highest ever points tally when they strolled in with a convincing 44-8 win. Their big men did a whole lot of damage. The only criticism you could possibly mention would be their completion rate and error count. Other than that it was a very solid and commanding win. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 57%
Completion Rate - 67% (28/42)
Line Breaks - 10
Missed Tackles - 26
Ineffective Tackles - 13
Errors - 14
Penalties Conceded - 3

Raiders
The Raiders really turned it on in the first half last week against the Warriors. Leading 25-6 at the break, they were looking good. Then, along came Mr Murphy and ruined everything. They copped some injuries and basically had 14 fit blokes for the last 67 minutes of the game. They were leading 31-10 with half an hour to go and you thought they just might hold on but it wasn’t to be and they lost in a brave effort 34-31. They didn’t do that much wrong, they just ran out of players and were simply too gassed and couldn’t keep the Warriors out. You can’t lose 3 players in the first 15 minutes or so and expect to just cruise along. They had a real go and it was an admirable effort and a praiseworthy one at that. They did well for 77 minutes and with one or two less injuries they win. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 48%
Completion Rate - 85%
Post Contact Metres - 639
Line Breaks - 5
Kick Return Metres - 114
Offloads - 3
Missed Tackles - 31
Ineffective Tackles - 29
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 1
Ruck Infringements - 5

Verdict: Another tough one. Apples with apples I might just stick with the Raiders.

Knights vs Dragons 60-40 @ McDonald Jones
Ladder Position = Dragons
Bookies Favourite = Knights

Knights
The Knights let one slip last week against the Tigers I reckon. They were leading 20-18 with 11 minutes to go after scoring two tries in a 6 minute period. And they got there from being down 18-8. Somehow they let the Tigers score with 7 minutes left and couldn’t bridge the gap, finally going down 24-20. I was thinking they might’ve found a little extra for Pearce’s 300th but it wasn’t to be. Major contributors for their demise might’ve been their poor completion rate, missed tackles and errors. Oh, and 2 conversions from 4 attempts as well. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 48%
Completion Rate - 68%
Offloads - 15
Kicking Metres - 424
Missed Tackles - 31
Ineffective Tackles - 7
Errors - 18
Penalties Conceded - 0

Dragons
The Dragons led by 12 at the break (18-6) last week against Manly and went on with it in the second half and won by 26 (38-12) at full-time. Both their attack and defence was on point and they were able to handle whatever Manly tried to throw at them. They were finally able to take advantage of their opportunities and ran away with it in the end. Not quite sure how they managed that given they had so many missed and ineffective tackles, not to mention zero forced drop outs, Hmm 🤔. Great effort (about time) from Ben Hunt. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 49%
Completion Rate - 87%
Kicking Metres - 811
Forced Drop Outs - 0
Missed Tackles - 34
Ineffective Tackles - 26
Errors - 8

Verdict: Knights to bounce back.

Roosters vs Warriors 65-35 @ SCG
Ladder Position = Roosters
Bookies Favourite = Roosters

Roosters
Last week against the Rabbitohs, the Roosters were (how can I say this nicely?) not at their absolute best. To be honest they were pretty bloody ordinary. I expected much better than what they dished up. Maybe the first two “easy” games gave them a false belief in their abilities. Dunno. No excuses though, they were smacked by a far superior side on the night and the 26-16 scoreline was a bit flattering I’d have to say. Yeah we lost Collins, Keary and Lam but that’s no excuse. We were never gonna win that game. I’m an optimistic sort of guy but even I saw the writing on the wall after Souths’ 3rd try (or possibly even after the 2nd 😉). Maybe they still had last year’s 60-8 thrashing in their subconscious somewhere. There was just no cohesion to be found and execution was totally inadequate. The only one I saw pumped and trying to urge the Roosters on was Angus Chrichton. Not worried about losing as it happens to everyone at some stage. What I am worried about is the injury toll so early on in the season. Reminds me of last year 😱. A very disappointing night to say the least. But hey, there’s always next week 🙏. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 44%
Post Contact Metres - 417
Missed Tackles - 27
Ineffective Tackles - 13
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 6
Ruck Infringements - 6

Warriors
When you consider how well they were beaten in the first half (25-6), the Warriors shouldn’t have won last week against the Raiders. They were behind 31-10 with 30 minutes but they managed take full advantage of the Raiders’ lack of fit players (just 14 for the last 67 minutes or so) and they gradually worked themselves home (only just mind you) and snuck in 34-31 winners. Even so, it was a great 21 point turnaround for them and will give them some confidence. They had some errors, a lack of discipline at times and their attack was somewhat clumsy. RTS had a good game and his try-saver at the end was classic. The Warriors will miss him next year 😢. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 52%
Completion Rate - 76%
Post Contact Metres - 815
Line Breaks - 8
Kick Return Metres - 231
Offloads - 20
Missed Tackles - 24
Ineffective Tackles - 6
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 5
Ruck Infringements - 2

Verdict: Roosters. Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔

Tigers vs Eels 35-65 @ ANZ
Ladder Position = Eels
Bookies Favourite = Eels

Tigers
The Tigers had a good first half last week against the Knights and headed into the sheds leading 12-8. Their figures were pretty good except for the 27 ineffective tackles and the 3 conceded penalties. Getting flogged the first two games of the season must’ve stung them into action and they were pretty good in winning a close one 24-20. Doueihi’s 4 from 4 conversions proved the difference in the end. The Tigers played with more self-control and persistence for a lot of the time to help set up the win. There were times when they didn’t look that good and there’s still some kinks to iron out but overall they were OK and there will be some confidence heading into this week’s match. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 52%
Completion Rate - 85%
Offloads - 5
Kicking Metres - 649
Missed Tackles - 27
Ineffective Tackles - 27
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 3

Eels
There was a lot of carnage last week in the Eels and Sharks game with the Eels losing 2 players and the Sharks losing 3. It was that extra player that made all the difference in the end. After a fairly even first half the Eels ran over the fatigued Sharks in the back end of the second half scoring 3 tries in the last 11 minutes to finish 28-4 winners. Their error count might be a concern for some. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 61%
All Run Metres - 2,341
Post Contact Metres - 855
Forced Drop Outs - 4
Missed Tackles - 17
Ineffective Tackles - 9
Errors - 15
Penalties Conceded - 2

Verdict: Yeah, Eels for me.

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

I got the moon, I got the cheese.
I got the whole damn nation on their knees.
I got the rooster, I got the crow.
I got the ebb, I got the flow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM60iVDu79Y

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

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Newbie,

Loving your little Greek touch before your intro! You seem to have it down-packed!

Cheers!!!!!!!

Islander's picture

Top of the tipping ladder!! who would have thought.
Hopefully i stay up there longer than the Storm stay out of the top eight.
Best of luck to everyone with your tips.

Baggy_Gee's picture

So I lost to the Girls last week, 5/8 to my 4/8 so they are closing in a little on me with 10/24. Here are their latest musings for this round.
Manly
Bulldogs
Broncos
Sharks
Raiders
Knights
Warriors
Tigers
Lets hope for the best this round.

Scotty H's picture

Round 4 for me
Panthers
Rabbits
storm
Sharks
Titans
Knights
Warriors
Eels

Scuxdeluxe's picture

Ladies and Gents,

Good luck this week. Who will be the upset?

I am officially at the bottom of the table. It can only go up from here. GL All.

Mary S's picture

Hi Scuxdeluxe,

You don't climb higher up the ladder if your tips aren't in!!!

Cheers,
Mary

Mary S's picture

Sorry Scuxdeluxe,
Used to seeing your tips in the comments section. My apologies.

Cheers,
Mary

mark ashford's picture

Hey Islander
Congrats on being on the top of the ladder, well done to you. Something to be proud of but beware plenty of us are coming to get you.

Christine's picture

Put my tips for the same as tiger this week , hoping knights don't let me down , sorry for being so late but i am not on the tipping ladder so it doesn't matter anyway ...

Mary S's picture

Hi Rocket, Baggy & Tide Head,

Are you putting in your team for R4 of "a's comp?

Cheers,
Mary

nikbelinov's picture

Hello guys!

How can I enter the leaderboard as well and do I just post my picks here?

If so,
Here is my Round 4 picks!

Rabbitohs
Storm
Sharks
Titans
Dragons
Roosters
Eels

Good luck all!

mark ashford's picture

Hey Newbie
I know it's not footy and maybe an unsavory topic for Good Friday but some time back you posted the name of a cleaning agent that was successful in removing a hard water stain from the u-bend of your loo.
I too have such a stain and have tried everything to no avail. I did write the name down but now can't find it. Thanking you in advance. Mark.

mark ashford's picture

Hey the Doggies making a game of this even though behind on the scoreboard. Can anyone tell me where is Josh Jackson he normally takes the Doggies forward. Also Latrelle Mitchell is back to his grubby best, why doesn't he just play football.

The Tide Head's picture

I think it's called Melbourne Storm... Ha ha ha!

The Butcher's picture

Mark
You can bag Latrell for his over aggression
I’m bagging your whole team for the lack of it.

Esra Star's picture

Mark,,swimming pool acid will do the job. Just pour litre or so into the bowl.

Ross's picture

I smell an upset brewing in the Roosters vs Warriors game. Warriors by 6.

The Butcher's picture

I smell stupidity

Ross's picture

Do you? hmm ... interesting, I didn't realise "stupidy" produced a smell.

Christine's picture

Mark wwd 40 for water marks ...

Christine's picture

That is wd 40 mark removes water marks ...

Christine's picture

As well as an array of other things ...

Christine's picture

I remember newbie listed off a whole list of things wd 40 is good for & the list is endless just google it & you will see ...

Rocket Ryan's picture

I don't know what an upset smelled like either but I do know that the Broncos have taken a HEAP of heat away from the Cowboys they are as bad if not worse than us.

The Butcher's picture

With people worried about side effects from the COVID vaccine
Some concerning news has come out of Italy where their first professional soccer player stepped up to promote the vaccine but once administered fell to the ground clutching his shin.

Anthony's picture

It's gonna be a long Easter for you Roosters fans out there when the Warriors hand you a chocolate egg today, lol.

mark ashford's picture

Hi All
Thanks for the tips on my water stain. I'll certainly give them a go and let you know what happens.
The Butcher
Can't argue with you over the Broncs comment. They were competitive for about 15 minutes out of 80. The usual suspects went missing, looks like another long season.

Baggy_Gee's picture

The Broncos weren't to bad until that drop and counter attack by the Storm. If the BOYS pulled that effort out back in the bad bad days, I would have been proud. Nice to see two close games between Raiders v Titans, and now the Knights v Dragons. better than the first 4 games this weekend.

Esra Star's picture

I think the results we are seeing says two things to me. 1,the coaches of the teams getting flogged have not got their heads around the recent changes to the game and 2,it is plainly obvious to me that the teams that have been competitive for the first twenty minutes and the let 20 points in in a few minutes are not fit enough for these recent changes.

mark ashford's picture

Esra
I thought Kevvie might just turn the Broncs around. I know he has no NRL coach experience but did alright with the Maroons. Being a Broncs premiership winner I thought the boys would stand up for him. Some of the Broncs are trying their heart out but some big money boys just go missing. I know it was Storm a premiership contender but the defence was as soft as a marshmello.

mark ashford's picture

Dragons Fanboy
Your team just cost me a point on the tipping comp but good luck to them and you. The red V played hard and well and got the win.

Esra Star's picture

Mate,,a major part of their problem is Milford,i think. He just does not look like he wants to be there.Hasn't for a few years now in my opinion. And,i am a Bronco's fan.

Esra Star's picture

And,re; Kevvie,,i agree,i thought he would have made better decisions than he sure has so far.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Mark,

Sorry about that! My god aren't the Dragons playing well at the moment! We are playing with plenty of heart and soul! Anthony Griffin has got our team on the way up. Hope we coaches us for a while!

Cheers!!!!! Hope you have enjoyed your Easter weekend

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