Round seven selections

Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights – Thursday night – Bluebet Stadium

A genuine scare for the Panthers last Thursday - getting in a field goal contest with the Broncos with five minutes to go. It was then that Nathan Cleary showed us why he is (arguably) the best playmaker in the game under such circumstances. I found myself in a section of Suncorp Stadium last week surrounded by Panthers fans, who were strangely quiet throughout proceedings, but found their voice in the dying minutes of the game. While the Panthers were below their best, they still found a way to win...as the very good teams usually do. They've also been winning without two key players, and they've both been named on an extended bench this week. There's some chance of a late call-up for Koroisau and/or Edwards here, so keep your eye out for team updates. The Knights got the job done last week against the Sharks, with Ponga giving us glimpses of Ponga in between bouts of gastro. Eugh! Doesn't sound Covid-safe at all. I'm not expecting the Panthers to win this in a landslide, but they should still win.

Verdict – Panthers by 8

Gold Coast TItans vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – Friday night – Cbus Super Stadium

I don't know what happened to the Titans last week, and I doubt the Titans know either. Just two of our tipsters thought the Titans would lose in round six, but I can't imagine either of them thought they would lose 36-0. They're better than that...surely they're better than that. The Bunnies had a scare against the Tigers, but much like the Panthers found a way to win. Their only loss this season was back in round one to the Storm in Melbourne - fair form I think. Bennett has had to shuffle his troops a little with Mitchell and Mansour unavailable but they still have an enviable backline and a pack of forwards to fear. The Titans pack is a ripper too, but the suspension to Fa'asuamaleaui could be enough to give the visitors a slight advantage in the middle. Providing the Titans don't repeat what they dished up in round six this is the game of the round.

Verdict – Rabbitohs by 4

Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos – Friday night – TIO Stadium

The venue for this game could be the most important factor of all. The weather forecast for Darwin on Friday is a top of 35 and a minimum of 25. That's pretty warm compared to Parramatta at this time of year, and could be a telling factor late in both halves of the game. The Broncos will be slightly more used to these conditions, but it will be warm even for them. Both these sides surprised me in round six - the Eels dominated the Raiders in Canberra while the Broncos gave the premiership favourites a proper fright. Take note also that these sides have already played each other this season. In round one the Broncos rushed to a 16-0 lead only to be kept scoreless in the second half and run down 24-16. The Broncos are improving I have no doubt, but they have played against top eight contenders on five occasions this season and lost them all. If the Eels have an off night and the weather starts to get to them the Broncos could pull off a low scoring upset, but what's more likely is a competitive loss. I'll be tipping that.

Verdict – Eels by 7

Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs – Saturday afternoon – Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

The Sharks have been competitive in recent weeks without winning but this is a step down in class. Shaun Johnson and Josh Dugan are back for this, with new recruit Will Chambers named as a reserve. Also in the reserves list is young Franklin Pele. I have included a video of some of his highlights - many are comparing him to a young Jason Taumalolo (and you can see why). Sharks...too good here.

Verdict – Sharks by 10

North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders – Saturday night – Queensland Country Bank Stadium

The Cowboys have won two games in a row, which is super, but they have beaten the teams that are currently last and second last on the ladder. The Raiders have lost two games in a row, which is terrible, but they were beaten by the teams that are currently first and third on the ladder. Ricky Stuart hasn't been shy about making changes, and the people he has brought into the starting thirteen (Starling, James, Guler) look like proper footballers to me. It's great to see Todd Payten getting some results up north, but the Raiders should be the testing material.

Verdict – Raiders by 8

Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles – Saturday night – Bankwest Stadium

It's fine for me to keep saying how important Tommy Turbo is to the Sea Eagles, but it only actually means anything if they get results. Last week they did...and then some. I'm not sure if I should write off that performance as an anomaly or the new normal for Manly. We'll know more on Saturday night, but for now I'm punting on the Turbo boosting the Eagles again.

Verdict – Sea Eagles by 10

Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons – Sunday afternoon – Sydney Cricket Ground

Both sides coming off losses heading into the ANZAC Day game, but we have a genuine contest here. The Roosters held on for as long as they could against the Storm before the floodgates opened, while the Dragons were competitive against an almost flawless Warriors (more on that later). Ben Hunt has been named on the reserves list so he clearly heals quickly - given that he play much of a game with a broken leg I shouldn't be surprised. Blake Lawrie adds some starch in the middle for the Red V. The big news for the Chooks is the return of Verrills - a genuine first grade dummy half can only boost their prospects. I'm leaning slightly to the Roosters whose only losses this season have come to genuine top four sides. While the Dragons look finals bound to my eyes they are also a shandy below the quality of the very best in the competition. A great game though, and the occasion is likely to bring out the best in everyone. 

Verdict – Roosters by 4

Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors – Sunday night – AAMI Park

40 from 40. That's the completion rate for the New Zealand Warriors in round six against the Dragons. That doesn't happen every day. In fact, it doesn't tend to happen at all. I need David Middleton to back me up here but I heard that this is the first 100% completion rate in a game of NRL since we've been calling it the NRL. An amazing effort, and not the sort of thing the Warriors are renowned for. What worries me is that despite playing near perfect football they could only beat the Dragons by 6 points. This is a tougher contest than that, so we'll need some more perfect football if the Warriors are to cause an upset. The absence of Papenhuyzen will help a little, but the Melbourne Storm are still a team packed full of rockstars. We may have more Kiwis than Australians on the field for this game, but you can't spell ANZAC without NZ.

Verdict – Storm by 10

Wally Lewis - round seven selections (in bold)

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

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

Franklin PELE (2018/2019)

Comments

The Thinker's picture

Greetings football fans,

I have updated the NRL ladder and the tipping comp after round six. A tougher round than usual with a few genuine upsets (which is good...keeps us on our toes).

Top score for the round was 6 from 8 by Tigers717, JohnnyAwesome, Broncoswimmer, MajorDad, Islander, BigPeteBX, MGM and ScuxDeluxe. As you can see there is a mass of contenders near the top of the tipping comp.

If anyone sees any errors with the scoring for round six just let me know. I will have my previews and selections published by Wednesday.

All the best

The Thinker

 

TigerGirl's picture

Oops I’m going to have to check my tips after submitting them. Some how I managed to tip Canterbury instead of North Queensland. Proud of my Tigers for their performance this week. Hopefully they bring it every week.

NuL1F3's picture

I did poorly where I usually do ok and my son did really well (7 out of 8) where he usually does poorly.. Feels like I entered the twilight zone haha.

Hopefully things will get back to normal this weekend 😜

a's picture

Wow hey at least it’s nice to see a few upsets

Christine's picture

Tiger why did you tip titans over souths it's not april fools ???

Christine's picture

My tips are
Raidsrs
Eels
Panthers
Roosters
Sharks
Storm
Manly
Souths
In the nrl gods we trust for fainess to prevail , have a good weekend everybody...

Adam Thomas Mulheron's picture

Doggies get the win this week!

Adam Thomas Mulheron's picture

Doggies get the win this week!

tigerholic's picture

Ah Christine
I smell an upset on the horizon. Souths forced into a re-shuffle in the backline, the Titans coming off an embarrassing effort I think they will come out firing.

Lets see how many tip the Mighty Tigers this week.

Have a good week Chrissy, talk later.

Tiges

The Butcher's picture

I’ve just picked up the scent of a Damn Fool.

mark ashford's picture

Hey Thinker
Just watched those Pele highlights all I can say is I thank God I'm not playing in any team opposing him. Amazing strength, speed and an offload to boot. I have him in my run on side not off the bench.

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hey everyone, my tips for this week are:

Panthers by 20
Rabbitohs by 4
Eels by 12
Sharks by 10
Raiders by 9
Manly by 16
Dragons by 2
Storm by 18

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

tigerholic's picture

Butcher my Friend

What are you referring to??

Tiger

tigerholic's picture

Christine

Come along with me, ignore The Butcher, you and I can make a name for ourselves early in the season.

Round 7 and we show our tipping skills to all and sundry, of course we could end up looking far worse than the roosters in defeat last weekend.
This site is also about smoke and mirrors, we have fans watching and waiting for our tips each week, trust me I can feel this upset coming from the Titans,
I open up the opportunity to all tipsters to heed my word, Thinker Sir it is open to you to change your tip.

Have a great weekend folks
Tiger

Jennifer 2814's picture

Hi all,

My tips for the weekend,
Panthers, Rabbitohs, Eels, Sharks, Raiders, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Storms.

Happy tipping!!!

newbie from perth's picture

"Dia duit gach duine" i dteanga ní mo theanga féin,

Had to laugh (only kidding) when Latrell got 4 weeks holiday and Victor got let off 😁. I can hear the voices yelling “the Roosters are a protected species” and you know what? You might just be right 🤔. Latrell’s a good’un but he just loses the plot sometimes. He used to drive me crazy at times when he was playing for the 🐔. Anyways, enjoy your long weekend everyone. OK, let’s do this thang…

Panthers vs. Knights 75-25 @ Panthers Stadium
Ladder Position = Panthers
Bookies Favourite = Panthers

Panthers
The Panthers got an awful fright last week when the Broncos led 12-10 at half-time 😱. It took some (typical) Cleary magic to get them home when he kicked a 2 point field goal at the 73’ mark and then followed that up with a try of his own at the 77’ mark. Some may say they were lucky to get the win but like the Boss said, I’m inclined to believe that (very) good sides under pressure will always find a way to get up. And that’s exactly what the Panthers did. Not their best effort (they looked a bit flat at times) but good enough, finally sneaking home 20-12. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 51%
Completion Rate - 81% (34/42)
Line Breaks - 6
Missed Tackles - 35
Ineffective Tackles - 12
Errors - 9
Ruck Infringements - 4

Knights
What a difference Kalyn Ponga made for the Knights last week against the Sharks. Not so sure he should be running around if he’s vomiting everywhere though. He might pass something on to someone 🤧. The Knights were up by 8 points at half-time, up by 4 points with 18 minutes to go, down 22-20 with 12 minutes to go and Ponga scores the match winner with just 3 minutes left on the clock. Talk about leaving things late. It was a pretty even contest you could say but on balance I think the Knights were ever so slightly ahead. The 26-22 win would’ve pleased them no doubt. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 45%
Completion Rate - 83% (33/40)
Line Breaks - 6
Missed Tackles - 31
Ineffective Tackles - 20
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 0

Verdict: Last week might’ve re-focussed the Panthers and they’ll win this.

Titans vs. Rabbitohs 35-65 @ Cbus
Ladder Position = Rabbitohs
Bookies Favourite = Rabbitohs

Titans
What the hell happened to the Titans last week? Don’t know how or why, but they just didn’t turn up as far as I could see. They obviously weren’t as hungry as Manly were. It’s always hard to win when you give away 26 points in just 19 minutes as well as not scoring any yourself for the whole game 😱. Too many errors, not enough possession and a poor completion rate were the main reasons they were so poor last week. The only shining light for the Titans was the effort from AJ Brimson. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 47%
Completion Rate - 68% (25/37)
Line Breaks - 2
Kicking Metres - 201
Kick Defusal - 40%
Missed Tackles - 23
Ineffective Tackles - 11
Errors - 14
Penalties Conceded - 8

Rabbitohs
I won’t go into the “they won it, they lost it, they won it” story as you’ve already heard about it. Souths were finding it hard to cope in the first half last week and the Tigers were making them look a bit average it must be said. With the scores level at 6-all at half-time, it was anyone’s game. The Rabbitohs managed to fight back midway through the second half and drew level with 6 minutes to go and then courtesy of the Tigers having Talau sin-binned at the 76’ mark (crucial as it turned out), Burgess managed to score the match winning try in extra time to get them an 18-14 win. I reckon they were just a smidge lucky to get away with that one 🤔. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 54%
Completion Rate - 83% (40/48)
Line Breaks - 5
Missed Tackles - 26
Ineffective Tackles - 14
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 5
Ruck Infringements - 1

Verdict: the Titans will be embarrassed with last week and the Rabbitohs will be missing Mitchell but I’ll stick with the Bunnies.

Eels vs. Broncos 75-25 @ Darwin (TIO)
Ladder Position = Eels
Bookies Favourite = Eels

Eels
It was a pretty close affair in the first half last week against the Raiders with the Eels just ahead 12-10 at the break. The Eels notched it up a gear (or two) in the second half and ran away with it (keeping the Raiders scoreless) and (semi) cruised to a 35-10 victory. It was a vast improvement from their previous outing when the Dragons knocked them off. A great defensive effort in the second half set them up for a dominant win 💪. After their disappointing result 2 weeks ago, they turned their fortunes around in the best possible fashion. Impressed with the performances from Moses, Papali’I and Mahoney. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 54%
Completion Rate - 81% (38/47)
Line Breaks - 7
Missed Tackles - 20
Ineffective Tackles - 12
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 3

Broncos
I was very impressed with the Broncos first half last week against the Panthers when they were leading 12-10 heading into the sheds. They did well in the second and were still in the contest until the 73’ mark when the Panthers got a 2 point field goal to get in front and a converted try with 3’ to go, finally scrambling over a willing and eager Broncos 20-12. The Broncos’ defence let them down in that last 7 minutes or so but to do what they did against the best side in the competition was great to see. They seemed more motivated and focussed and with Tevita Pangai Jnr, Payne Haas and Matt Lodge finally doing what they’re meant to do, the biggest upset of the year nearly came off. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 49%
Completion Rate - 80% (32/40)
Line Breaks - 2
Missed Tackles - 41
Ineffective Tackles - 15
Errors - 10
Ruck Infringements - 2

Verdict: The Eels returned to form and the Broncos found that missing something. Eels should get up here.

Sharks vs. Bulldogs 70-30 @ Jubilee
Ladder Position = Sharks
Bookies Favourite = Sharks

Sharks
The Sharks did pretty well last week against the Knights. They were behind all game until the 68’ mark when they scored and led 22-20. Unfortunately for them the Knights came back and got the match winning try 3 minutes from full-time and the Sharks lost a disappointing one 26-22 😢. The Sharks gave it their all and they looked like they might steal the win but in the end it wasn’t their night. With John Morris’ sacking, it was a gloomy end to a fairly average week for the Sharks, albeit with some encouraging signs though. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 55%
Completion Rate - 89% (34/38)
Line Breaks - 5
Missed Tackles - 36
Ineffective Tackles - 13
Errors - 6
Penalties Conceded - 4

Bulldogs
The Bulldogs were right in it at half-time last week against the Cowboys when it was 6-6 going into the break. Unfortunately they only scored 12 points in the second half while the Cowboys scored another 24. The end result was obviously a 30-18 loss. They did mount a comeback but it wasn’t enough. Maybe that game against the Storm 2 weeks ago took a little extra out of them. I know Hetherington getting sent off with 25 minutes left to play certainly did 😣. Not a bad effort though considering they were a man down and starting to tire. I think it’s been said before, they need to work just a little more on their attack. Improve on that and they’ll get a win or two (or maybe more). Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 52%
Completion Rate - 81% (35/43)
Line Breaks - 2
Missed Tackles - 26
Ineffective Tackles - 6
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 8
Ruck Infringements - 3

Verdict: Both sides here a bit unlucky of late but the Sharks just seem due for a win. Sharks for me.

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

Cowboys
A close first half last week saw the Cowboys and Bulldogs locked up at 6-6 heading into the sheds. The Cowboys could have done better had it not been for some wasted chances and a few too many errors. Their second half was better and they looked like they had more discipline and hunger than their first 40 minutes. It certainly helped their cause when Hetherington was sent off in the 55’ mark and the Cowboys had that one man advantage. The Bulldogs did mount a comeback of sorts but to their credit, the Cowboys held them off and recorded a good 30-18 win. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 48%
Completion Rate - 73% (35/48)
Line Breaks - 4
Missed Tackles - 24
Ineffective Tackles - 25
Errors - 15
Ruck Infringements Cowboys 7

Raiders
Even though the Raiders were a bit slow to start and made some errors early on, they were still in the contest last week against the Eels and were only trailing by two (10-12) heading into the sheds. Their second half was not good at all. Their effort seemed to diminish and they failed to score any second half points, finally going down in a disappointing 35-10 loss. They made too many errors and their attacking efforts went nowhere. Letting in 23 unanswered points in the second half would not have made Ricky happy at all 😣. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 46%
Completion Rate - 75% (30/40)
Line Breaks - 4
Missed Tackles - 30
Ineffective Tackles - 8
Errors - 14
Penalties Conceded - 1

Verdict: The Raiders have been pretty ordinary in recent outings but they should be good enough to scrape in here.

Tigers vs. Manly 40-60 @ Bankwest
Ladder Position = Manly
Bookies Favourite = Manly

Tigers
Again, I won’t go into the “they won it, they lost it” story as you’ve already heard all about it. The Tigers’ defensive effort in the first half last week had the Rabbitohs in all sorts of trouble. Souths scored first but the Tigers got one back and it was 6-6 at the break. I felt the Tigers had a real good opportunity to knock off the Rabbitohs but too many missed tackles, too many conceded penalties and a (slight) lack of possession hurt their chances. Having Tommy Talau sin-binned right at the end didn’t help a great deal either. Their defence was a definite improvement from their game 2 weeks ago and if they can just maintain consistency in that area they will be better for it. No doubt they were gutted going down 18-14 in golden point. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 46%
Completion Rate - 82% (32/39)
Line Breaks - 3
Missed Tackles - 40
Ineffective Tackles - 7
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 9
Ruck Infringements - 4

Manly
I thought Manly may have been somewhat lucky to beat the Warriors 2 weeks ago but not so last week against the Titans. They put on a great showing last week and smacked the Titans silly in the first half (26-0) and cantered in with an impressive 36-0 win. Was the potential always there or did they need Turbo actually on the park before they believed in themselves? Regardless, it was a top effort and their back-to-back win was thoroughly deserved. The 26 points they scored in the first half all came in a 19 minute burst. What was that? An example of some “shock and awe” maybe? 😁 Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 53%
Completion Rate - 86% (36/42)
Line Breaks - 7
Missed Tackles - 30
Ineffective Tackles - 11
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 5
Ruck Infringements - 5

Verdict: Yeah, the return of Turbo has brought Manly back to life but I’ve been impressed with the Tigers’ efforts recently and against popular consensus, I’m tipping the Tigers to get up in this one.

Roosters vs. Dragons 60-40 @ SCG
Ladder Position = Roosters
Bookies Favourite = Roosters

Roosters
The Roosters were simply no match for the Storm last week. Great defensive effort in the first half but 40 minutes of footy doesn’t win you games. Nor does scoring your only try of the night with 30 seconds to go 😱. Their second half was disappointing to say the least. As much as I love my BBB (you all know that anyway), the biggest thing that irks me is their inability to tackle. Looking at the stats I see they missed 51 tackles! You gotta be kidding me 😣. Too many errors, not enough possession, attacking flair gone missing. Yeah, the Roosters lost a couple of blokes but the simple truth is that the Storm were just too strong, especially in that second half. Onto the next game 🙏. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 44%
Completion Rate - 70% (28/40)
Line Breaks - 3
Forced Drop Outs - 0
Missed Tackles - 51
Ineffective Tackles - 26
Errors - 15
Penalties Conceded - 7

Dragons
It was pretty tight in the first half last week and the Dragons trailed the Warriors 8-12 heading into the sheds. [2 missed conversions though] The Dragons had chances but weren’t able to do enough when opportunities came along. They scored as many tries as the Warriors did (three each) but 1/3 conversions from the usually reliable Lomax let them down and they lost it 20-14. Their missed tackle count was not good at all and a few too many errors and penalties given away will give them something to work on. Great to see Dufty starting to put in some solid efforts and he was clearly the Dragons’ best 👍. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 47%
Completion Rate - 84% (36/43)
Missed Tackles - 41
Ineffective Tackles - 13
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 5

Verdict: What more can I say? Roosters. Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔

Storm vs. Warriors 80-20 @ AAMI
Ladder Position = Storm
Bookies Favourite = Storm

Storm
The Storm had an almighty battle with the Roosters last week in the first half and they led 4-0 courtesy of two penalty goals. The second half is where they stepped it up a gear and their class was put on show. They basically ran away with it and got home comfortably 20-4. They never looked in trouble in that second 40, were relentless in attack and thoroughly deserved their emphatic win 💪. Yeah, they were just too good, their figures prove it. Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 56%
Completion Rate - 82% (36/44)
Line Breaks - 7
Forced Drop Outs - 2
Missed Tackles - 28
Ineffective Tackles - 12
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 6

Warriors
I was (semi) surprised to see the Warriors leading 12-8 at half-time last week given the form the Dragons have been in of late. The Warriors kept up the fight in the second half and the contribution from RTS was telling (249 running metres, 7 tackle breaks and a match winning try). Winning a hard fought encounter against the Dragons at Kogarah 20-14 was a great way to celebrate Rockin’ Roger’s 100th game 💥. The completion rate (sorry Boss but I’m seeing 40/41 on the NRL website) from the Warriors was insane. If only they had completed that solitary set it would’ve been 100%. D’oh! Some stats possibly worth a mention:

Possession - 53%
Completion Rate - 98% (40/41)
Missed Tackles - 26
Ineffective Tackles - 10
Errors - 4
Penalties Conceded - 3

Verdict: After last week’s effort you’d have to be either foolish or very brave to tip anyone other than the Storm in this one.

Let’s finish off with another “Song of the Week”. Thought I’d put this one up just to 1) possibly freak you out given my tastes and 2) because I like it. Enjoy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF_mUtno-p8

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

Christine's picture

Tiger
Thats why i am sticking with my tips one of us has to be right & titans will be flogged you have time yo change your mind it is up to you ...

Christine's picture

That said you have time to change your mind it is up to you tiger ...

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
Your upset tally is 0/1 soon to be 0/2.
At least your consistent.
Thinker believes this is the game of the round.
He obviously has never attended an Anzac Day match.

Christine's picture

Tiger your gping agaiinst benny ...

The Thinker's picture

@The Butcher

Few people like the ANZAC Day clash more than I do....but that just shows you how amazing I think the Titans/Bunnies game will be on Friday night.

And Channel Nine aren't even showing it.

The Butcher's picture

Each to their own
It will be a good game regardless
Titans will miss Tino more than Souths will miss Latrell. They won a lot of games without him last year. Strong mail here that Benji will play 5/8 and Walker at fullback.
Souths by a 50 metre 2 point field goal.

Scuxdeluxe's picture

Favourite tipping site of all time. Love reading the comments as I sip on my coffee at work on a Friday afternoon. Deliberating with myself who to pick. Torn between Titans Souths.

Souths will be 90% people choice I'd say. I am hoping Souths slightly off game and Titans on.

Good Luck all

Scotty H's picture

my Rd 7 Tips

Panthers
Rabbitohs
Eels
Sharks
raiders
Sea Eagles
Roosters
Storm

a's picture

Mary S Johnny awesome if you’re reading this you have already tipped the teams you picked for my. 3 strike comp please change or else you will get a strike

Christine's picture

Never doubt adam reynolds while he is still playing for souths he will give souths his all & he is worth every bit of it too ...

Mary S's picture

Sorry 'a'
Put me down for Eels instead please.

If you don't hear from Johnny Awesome before hand, can you put him down for Sharks?

Cheers,
Mary

mark ashford's picture

Christine
Even though Adam Reynolds future is still in doubt you would have to be a fool to tip against the Bunnies. While he is still there he will give his all. Can't believe they are not really trying to keep him.

The Thinker's picture

@mark ashford

I don't get it either - Cody Walker is a much more dynamic half with Reynolds alongside too.

I think it's nuts.

Steel Panther's picture

Where is Footy Chick this week??

Christine's picture

Mark
I can't believe it either , he gives his heart & soul to souths never drags the club through the dirt as in you never hear anything bad about him compared to some players , he has been loyal too souths from the begining & they haven't really even tried to keep him i mean who else is going to pull off that sort of attempt at a feild goal again he is good a what he does & i think for benny to not table him a better offer than what they did is not a good look for the club ,souths ate better than that surely ...

Christine's picture

Shame on you for it too benny ...

Rocket Ryan's picture

Tigers looking good the Titans are off to an early lead could this be the great upset the tiger predicted

Christine's picture

Tiger credit to titans for making a game out of it they actually did better than i expected them to do thanks to fafita & his hat trick money well spent there titans , i won't be a biotch tigee about it so well done you nealy got me with that one , sorry for your loss tiger ...

Christine's picture

That was nearly got me ...

Steel Panther's picture

That was a highly entertaining game. Close Tiger but no cigar. Was Fifita playing in the second half?? Marshall unbelievable for the Bunnies!!

The Butcher's picture

Tiger
What did you use this week tea leaves or tarot cards?
I predicted that your predictions would be wrong so I’m 2/2 and your 0/2.
My secret is common sense.

Christine's picture

Tiger that wasn't very nice of me well played & sorry for your loss they did play well ...

Christine's picture

Butcher in all fairness to tiger i know why he tipped titans , tiger was banking on titans doing what they did to storm a few years ago when they beat storm in an anzac game which was a huge upset so i csn see his logic but coaches have changed & players have too so you can't always rely on history repeating it self bit it is always worth a try you don'tbget ahead unless you do sometimes but just not tonight ...

Christine's picture

But it is always sorth a try & credit to tiger for giving it a go ...

Christine's picture

Worth a try you get my point ...

a's picture

Wow what are comeback by the Rabbitohs to bad the broncos played crap

The Butcher's picture

Hey Rocket
46-6 that’s number plate material

Christine's picture

Broncos are in a world of pain...

tigerholic's picture

Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say.
I was feeling a little pissed off last night, up early this morning and watched the dash cam footage from the inquiry into QPS Officer Brett Forte'e death 4 years ago whilst on duty.
I'm all good with missing a tip folks.

Lest We Forget

Tiger

The Thinker's picture

@Steel Panther

Footy Chick has sent me an email with her tips...she was having IT issues at home.

I will add her tips in today.

All the best

The Thinker

Mary S's picture

Good to know Boss,
I was wondering how Footy Chick was, when I missed seeing her tips this round.
Cheers,
Mary

a's picture

3 in a row

Mary S's picture

Cowboys - What a turn-a-round in the second half to bring up their third win. Great job!

Cheers,
Mary

Christine's picture

More upsets not good ...

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