Round twenty four selections

Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels – Thursday night – Suncorp Stadium

There has been much discussion about the Broncos potentially dropping out of the top eight, and they certainly could. What's less likely, but still possible, is that the Eels drop out of the top eight. They are currently fifth, so it only happens if the four teams below them finish above them, but the Eels points differential isn't flash and if results go a certain way over the next two rounds they fall all the way to ninth. The solution of course, is to win on Thursday night and knock that possibility on the head. On form they should, but we have said that many times about the Eels over the years. The Broncos captain will be celebrating his 250th NRL game on Thursday night. That's not the only reason the Broncos should lift on Thursday, but do they have the team they need? There's just once change (Brenko Lee in for Delouise Hoeter) to a side that conceded 60 at home last week in front of 42500 fans. I can't see it.

Verdict – Eels by 10

Result – Eels 53 defeated Broncos 6

Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors – Friday night –BlueBet Stadium

The Warriors don't enjoy playing in Sydney as a general rule, so a trip to Penrith on a Friday night doesn't look like a lot of fun. The Panthers have secured the minor premiership and could, potentially, rest some players before the finals. That doesn't appear to be happening this week, with Luai and Fisher-Harris set to return to a line-up that beat the Rabbitohs last week. I suspect the Warriors will be saving themselves for a round 25 performance in Auckland. With that in mind, I'll predict that the Panthers will get out to a comfortable lead and start resting key players for the last 30 minutes.

Verdict – Panthers by 28

Result – Panthers 46 defeated Warriors 12

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters – Friday night – AAMI Park

Plenty of us (even me probably) have doubted both these teams this season. Just about everyone thought the Storm empire was starting to collapse, and just about everyone doubted if the Roosters would make the top eight. The Roosters (like the Eels) could still drop out but they probably won't, and the Storm are just about assured of another top four finish. Now they play each other, and there's no doubting that both teams are coming into form at exactly the right time of the year. For a team in a town that apparently doesn't care, the Storm have now amassed more than 40,000 members. They have doubled their membership in five years, and it's yet another example demonstrating why this club is one of the most professional sporting teams in the country. There's also whispers that they may retain the services of Cameron Munster on an extended contract - huge news if true. A few big returns for this game too, with Kaufusi returning from personal leave for the Storm and Collins and Taukeiaho returning on the bench for the Chooks. Matt Lodge is going so well he's held his position as a starting prop (and will be rewarded for another contract next year). With no mens AFL on this weekend, I'm expecting plenty of those 40,000 members to turn up on Friday night. With all that support I'll pick the home side. It's easily the game of the round, and potentially one of the games of the year.

Verdict – Storm by 4

Result – Roosters 18 defeated Storm 14

Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles – Saturday afternoon – GIO Stadium

If the Raiders do make the finals they will most likely replace the Broncos. By the time the Raiders take to Viking Field on Saturday they will already know if the Broncos have lost to the Eels this round. Should that be the case, the Raiders could be in the top eight with a round to spare. In any case, this is the Raiders last game at home for the year so you would hope they'd turn up with their boots on. As for Manly, I wrote them off in round 23 and there's no reason for me to change that point of view. I don't think many of you were planning to tip Manly in this, but if you were, let me share this tidbit of info with you. They've played 11 games away from home this season, and the only two away games they won were against the Knights and the Tigers.

Verdict – Raiders by 16

Result – Raiders 48 defeated Sea Eagles 6

Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs – Saturday night – PointsBet Stadium

The Bulldogs are giving every indication that they've put the cue in the rack. Note the return of Luke Thompson at lock after an extended absence, with Tevita Pengai Jnr dopping out of the seventeen altogether. The Sharks meanwhile, keep on keeping on, and their chief playmaker could very easily run down Ben Hunt and claim Dally M honours this season. They'd love a top two finish if possible, because they'd rather be in Sydney for the week of the finals instead of (probably) Townsville or (maybe) Melbourne. A real opportunity for the Sharks to improve their points differential which is a fair way behind the other top four teams.

Verdict – Sharks by 16

Result – Sharks 16 defeated Bulldogs 0

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs North Queensland Cowboys – Saturday night – Accor Stadium

The Rabbitohs went oh so close to beating the Panthers last week but couldn't get it done. They're in terrific form though, and Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker might have a few reasons to try and impress Wayne Bennett this weekend (if the rumours are true). The Cowboys are clinging to a top two spot but have two difficult games to close out the regular season. They've also lost their halfback to an injury I'd prefer not to discuss. Drinkwater moves into the halves and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow gets a rare chance to start a game for the Cowboys at fullback. The Hammer is terrific, but he has a task here, assessing and calling the defensive reads against a team with an attack that can shimmer and shake with the best of them. I suspect that could be the difference between winning and losing in what should be a terrific game of rugby league.

Verdict – Rabbitohs by 7

Result – Rabbitohs 20 defeated Cowboys 10

Wests Tigers vs St George Illawarra Dragons – Sunday afternoon – CommBank Stadium

I've watched a lot of footy this year, even more than I usually do. I don't think I can watch this. Not sure what Old Thinker can get up to on a Sunday afternoon but I'll find something else. Might wash the car.

Verdict – Dragons by 8

Result – Dragons 24 defeated Tigers 22

Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights – Sunday afternoon – Cbus Super Stadium

Slim pickings on a Sunday this weekend with 15th playing 14th. There's still plenty of rumblings about trouble in Newcastle. If there's any truth to it, a weekend on the Gold Coast doesn't sound like the best way to solve it. To me this looks like the game where the Titans can officially dodge the wooden spoon for 2022.

Verdict – Titans by 16

Result – Titans 36 defeated Knights 26

Wally Lewis - round twenty four selections (in bold)

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

  • Broncos vs EELS
  • PANTHERS vs Warriors
  • STORM vs Roosters
  • RAIDERS vs Sea Eagles
  • SHARKS vs Bulldogs
  • RABBITOHS vs Cowboys
  • Tigers vs DRAGONS
  • TITANS vs Knights


The Thinker's picture

Greetings football fans

I have updated the NRL ladder and the tipping comp after round 23. Congrats to the Penrith Panthers on taking out the 2022 NRL Minor Premiership. As Peter Sterling would say, it's a prize that doesn't get the credit it deserves.

Speaking of prizes, The Voyeur is making it hard for everyone else with a perfect 8 from 8. Outstanding work - you won't be losing if you get every game right for the rest of the year. 

For those new to the comp, a reminder that this tipping comp goes all the way through to the end of the finals series. Still some time to get into the top three and claim a prize.

If anyone notices anything with the scores that needs attention just let me know.

I will have my previews and selections published on Wednesday.

All the best

The Thinker

Mary S's picture

Congratulations Voyeur on a job well done - obviously no con with your pick as you suggested it might be!!

Congrats also to Gummy Sharks, Tiger 717 & Christine for also achieving 8/8


Steel Panther's picture

What's happened to you Rocket? You're free falling faster than the team you follow....

EsraStar's picture

I wonder if the voyeur saw that coming at the start of the season? :)

Baggy_Gee's picture

Voyeur is looking into it.

Rocket Ryan's picture

Forced into taking roughies and not getting any i will take the warriors soon

tigerholic's picture

Well done Voyeur

Excellent tipping mate, as I said you will be hard to run down, careful when crossing the road mate, I would hate for my hilux to accidentally hit you in a school zone doing 80kms per hour:(

You can almost relax and imagine your name in bright lights on the Thinkers Honour Board. In a year where I think we have had the most tipsters involved.

Again, and I know Rocket will think I am taking the piss but well done.


tigerholic's picture

Rocket, Voyeur, Footy Chick, Lochnesslain, Tigers717, The ScribbleKing

Let's tip early this week and give the fans something to consider. Lochnesslaine I note you are a late entry into the starting barrier, get your tips in early this week and Footy Chick, you seem to hang back too, you are a legendary tipper here and I am sure you have thousands of fans, that may just be because of your photo that you use as your image but I think you have earned legend status.

Anyway folks, have a great week and good luck to all. I hear that the Tigers board are still in a meeting trying to work out how to get the club out of the cavernous hole that they are in.

As a Tigers fan which I have been for all of my footy following life, after the thrashing last week I was disappointed and embarrassed but that is a part of being a supporter, I am sure the players feel much worse than the fans.

I did watch the whole game and was glad to be able to turn the TV off, some of the players seemed to have clocked off and are looking to next year already.

I am surprised that there wasn't more sarcasm thrown at us Tigers fans, maybe being a laughing stock draws some sympathy.


newbie from perth's picture

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

Did you hear that Batman and Robin got run over by a steamroller?
Now they’re Flatman and Ribbon… 😱

OK, let’s do this thing …

Broncos vs. Eels @ Suncorp
Probability @ 45-55
Ladder Position = Eels
Bookies Favourite = Eels

"It was a good lesson on how to play rugby league for our boys. First half not a lot of things went our way, but we just didn't have that resilience in the second half to get ourselves back in the game. We'll find out next week [how it impacts the side's confidence]; I'm expecting a good reaction. I'm quite surprised actually, we just didn't have resilience tonight to stop the Storm.
It was a terrific performance from the Storm, not so good for us," coach Kevin Walters said.

Possession - 37%
Completion Rate - 67% (21/31)
Post Contact Metres - 361
Tackle Breaks - 24
Missed Tackles - 66
Errors - 15
Penalties Conceded - 3

"We've showed in the big games what we can do, it's finding that want all the time, that desire to do it all the time, that's what we have to prove. I thought our start was really good and we maintained the physicality for the 80 minutes. It's hard to do but I felt like we did. The want was really there today," coach Brad Arthur said.

Possession - 54%
Completion Rate - 73% (30/41)
Post Contact Metres - 693
Tackle Breaks - 30
Missed Tackles - 13
Errors - 14
Penalties Conceded - 5

Verdict: I reckon either side can win this even though the Broncos have dropped off a bit and the mercurial Eels seem to have found something lately. I’m thinking that the pressure of upcoming finals footy will be playing on the minds of both sides but feel that when it comes down to who will handle it better, my gut is telling me the Eels. Eels by 10.

Panthers vs. Warriors @ Panthers Stadium
Probability @ 80-20
Ladder Position = Panthers
Bookies Favourite = Panthers

"I thought we probably could have gone for field goal on one of the plays before it. We ended up shifting and then I thought we had probably blown our chance for it but obviously incredibly smart from Api with everyone thinking we'd try to get back to the middle of the field for a kick, he darts down the short side with really good deception and puts Marto over. Very happy for Marto actually, he bombed a couple so to get the walk-off one there I was stoked for him," captain Isaah Yeo said [commenting on Liam Martin's match-winning try]. Meanwhile coach Ivan Cleary said “It's been a tremendous three-year period for the club. Having said that, when we start the finals in two weeks time, the minor premiership is not going to mean that much."

Possession - 52%
Completion Rate - 84% (32/38)
Post Contact Metres - 581
Tackle Breaks - 30
Missed Tackles - 26
Errors - 9
Penalties Conceded - 5

"Too many guys just didn't turn up tonight. We just didn't have enough players that wanted to play for the jersey, attitude has been a big word we have used the last couple of weeks, and when things were tough, poor attitude came into the game. We probably had eight or nine blokes on the field that had a poor attitude," coach Stacey Jones said.

Possession - 43%
Completion Rate - 68% (26/38)
Post Contact Metres - 454
Tackle Breaks - 21
Missed Tackles - 26
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 7

Verdict: OK, let’s keep this simple. Even without Nate and the Princess, the Panthers will just have too much class, especially given what they did to Souths last week. I can’t see the Warriors offering much at all, which is a shame. Panthers by 20.

Storm vs. Roosters @ AAMI
Probability @ 60-40
Ladder Position = Storm
Bookies Favourite = Storm

"We just kept working hard [to get out of the recent losing streak] and probably narrowed down a few things that we needed to do. We have still got a bit of work to do, without a doubt, there's twists and turns that can happen from week to week. We give up that first try, probably the softest we've ever given up, but it didn't affect us at all. Fifty games [for Grant] ... I would have thought it'd been 100. He's had a really long apprenticeship [behind Cameron Smith] that he probably didn't need, and is playing some unbelievable footy," coach Craig Bellamy said.

Possession - 63%
Completion Rate - 83% (36/43)
Post Contact Metres - 641
Tackle Breaks - 66
Missed Tackles - 24
Errors - 8
Penalties Conceded - 6

"It was the way that we were going to play tonight that was going to be really key for us and to show what frame of mind we are in and what kind of attitude we have towards playing some tough, ruthless footy. We didn't have a minute off. We didn't have a lapse in our intensity in defence, we didn't have a lapse in our support and the power we were running with. All of those combinations of things I was really happy with. Tonight when you have that attitude you are going to rack up some records, which is nice for the last game at the SCG," coach Trent Robinson said.

Possession - 61%
Completion Rate - 72% (35/48)
Post Contact Metres - 784
Tackle Breaks - 54
Missed Tackles - 20
Errors - 13
Penalties Conceded - 2

Verdict: Theoretically, this should be a ripper. The Storm are over their form slump and motoring. Two very impressive wins over the Panthers and Broncos proves that. The Roosters are travelling along nicely at the right time of year with recent wins over the Broncos, Cowboys and last week’s 72-6 mauling of the Tigers. It will be a tough ask fronting the Storm in Melbourne. My head says the Storm but my heart says the Roosters. Seeing as there’s no chance of me getting anywhere in the tipping competition here, I have nothing to lose. Roosters by 6. Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔

Raiders vs. Manly @ GIO
Probability @ 75-25
Ladder Position = Raiders
Bookies Favourite = Raiders

"Really happy (with the second-half response), it was just two halves of football. I just thought the way they reacted after the half-time break was a sign of a mature team and a team that cares about a result... winning those games keeps us alive for another week," coach Ricky Stuart said.

Possession - 53%
Completion Rate - 83% (30/36)
Post Contact Metres - 771
Tackle Breaks - 34
Missed Tackles - 34
Errors - 7
Penalties Conceded - 6

"It was a disappointing result, a disappointing effort. We spoke really clearly too about the opportunity that comes with playing in the Manly jersey and the 17. They are opportunities that are hard to come by and it has got to be a reality for us over the coming weeks. We've got quite a bit of talent now on the sideline, as well. There's 13 players that could have played tonight that didn't. We won't use that as an excuse. We had 17 players out there tonight, an opportunity to win a game of footy. It's more about our performance that was the disappointing part. It's not up to standard. It is just those effort areas that we are letting ourselves down," coach Des Hasler said.

Possession - 44%
Completion Rate - 70% (29/41)
Post Contact Metres - 549
Tackle Breaks - 35
Missed Tackles - 43
Errors - 14
Penalties Conceded - 3

Verdict: Everyone knows the Raiders have to win their remaining two games to have a chance of making the 8. They’ve won 4 of their last 5 but those wins were against average sides (no offense). Manly have lost their last 5 but 3 of those were against good sides and only one real whipping. Not trying to make a case, just sayin’. They have too many players missing and nothing to play for. At home, the Raiders should get another win in the bag you would think. Raiders by 12.

Sharks vs. Bulldogs @ Shark Park
Probability @ 80-20
Ladder Position = Sharks
Bookies Favourite = Sharks

"It was real important for us tonight with it being the Steve Rogers Cup that we played strongly for that. He was an important part of our club. Also, the history of coming to Brookvale was another challenge for us so we had plenty of reasons to get up for tonight. If you look at it on a game-by-game basis, did we perform with what we were trying to achieve tonight? Yep. Can we improve on what we did tonight? Yep. Are we happy with where we are at, or do we think we are where we need to be? We need more, we are searching for more, we are finding more and we will need to find more," coach Craig Fitzgibbon said.

Possession - 56%
Completion Rate - 76% (36/47)
Post Contact Metres - 615
Tackle Breaks - 43
Missed Tackles - 35
Errors - 12
Penalties Conceded - 5

"We just want to get into a grind with a team and not be so impatient. Just to show that we are a good NRL team, not a bottom NRL team. At the moment we are really struggling to do that and it's our discipline and it's on us. We can't just keep handing the ball over meekly. If you want to play like a good NRL team you've got to be able to control the footy and build some pressure on the opposition and we're not doing that at the moment," coach Mick Potter said.

Possession - 46%
Completion Rate - 66% (24/36)
Post Contact Metres - 530
Tackle Breaks - 13
Missed Tackles - 30
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded - 4

Verdict: The Sharks obviously have the class edge here against the Bulldogs. They look really good at the minute and especially last week in their big win over Manly. The Bulldogs have improved a lot this year but have been disappointing the last 2 weeks. This is another game where one side has nothing to play for. The Sharks at home should win somewhat comfortably. Sharks by 16.

Rabbitohs vs. Cowboys @ Stadium Aust
Probability @ 60-40
Ladder Position = Cowboys
Bookies Favourite = Rabbitohs

“I have given up trying to figure out what that rule is [the Dylan Edwards try]. He [Izack Tago] stops in the line, there's no way Lachie [Ilias] can get off that so... but we conceded 26 points and we shouldn't be conceding 26 points in a game like that when Penrith are missing their two most creative players. A few blokes missed their assignment in defence tonight and that's what cost us. There have probably been three or four games this year where in the dying stages, we've come up with individual errors and on the back of those conceded points. It's something we need to fix going into the big games," coach Jason Demetriou said.

Possession - 48%
Completion Rate - 69% (27/39)
Post Contact Metres - 478
Tackle Breaks - 26
Missed Tackles - 30
Errors - 13
Penalties Conceded - 5

"Really pleased to play the way we played. We started with great intent and some discipline... the Warriors fought really hard to stay in the contest at 12-4. The try before half-time probably broke them a little bit, but what I liked is the fact we were able to rein it in and play some disciplined footy for long periods in that second half,” coach Todd Payten said.

Possession - 57%
Completion Rate - 76% (33/43)
Post Contact Metres - 651
Tackle Breaks - 26
Missed Tackles - 21
Errors - 14
Penalties Conceded - 6

Verdict: Another game this weekend which should be a ripper. It’s on GEM so I’ll be on the lounge watching 😁. The Rabbitohs went close last week against the Panthers but I expected them to win, especially seeing as the Panthers were missing some players. Maybe it’s the kick up the backside that Souths needed. Not sure about the Cowboys to be honest. They’ve won 4 of their last 5 but they're beating up against bottom sides. This will be tougher. I’ve got a gut feeling they will get rolled this week. Rabbitohs by 10.

Tigers vs. Dragons @ CommBank
Probability @ 35-65
Ladder Position = Dragons
Bookies Favourite = Dragons

"They are a really good football side who are in some good form. The Roosters ran for 2000 metres, we ran for 1000 metres. We got suffocated, a lot of the game was played at their attacking end. We have got some injuries in the club, we have loaned some players. It is a pretty difficult time at the moment, we just need to stay connected. I don't know whether some people have tapped out because they are going somewhere else next year or they know there are different coaches coming next year. That is just how I feel sitting here as the coach of the Wests Tigers at the moment," coach Brett Kimmorley said.

Possession - 39%
Completion Rate - 63% (19/30)
Post Contact Metres - 438
Tackle Breaks - 20
Missed Tackles - 54
Errors - 13
Penalties Conceded - 3

"It was very messy, attack was great, but obviously defensively we were too loose for long periods. When we went down a man and had to defend our own end for periods [while] only four in front and did that well. Then we found three tries, so we showed a lot of character there," coach Anthony Griffin said.

Possession - 54%
Completion Rate - 77% (27/35)
Post Contact Metres - 662
Tackle Breaks - 49
Missed Tackles - 51
Errors - 10
Penalties Conceded - 8

Verdict: As happens every year come the pointy end of the season, here we have a game where both sides have nothing to play for. Well actually, that’s not quite true. The Dragons can keep the intensity up, not only to finish as high as they can in the bottom 8 but also so that Ben Hunt can rack up some more Dally M points. After last week’s effort, I just don’t think the Tigers’ heads are in the game. Dragons by 12.

Titans vs. Knights @ Cbus
Probability @ 60-40
Ladder Position = Knights
Bookies Favourite = Titans

"We did well to keep close to them all game I thought, we were battling away there and then got within striking distance and then just made way too many errors when we got the ball. That made them run away with the game in the end." - Titans coach Justin Holbrook.

Possession - 46%
Completion Rate - 78% (29/37)
Post Contact Metres - 533
Tackle Breaks - 51
Missed Tackles - 49
Errors - 11
Penalties Conceded - 2

"There were some moments in the first half the players actually said were enjoyable for them out there, but I thought the 10 minutes after half-time was obviously where we lost the game. We didn't start with the same intent that we did in the first half... we just started on the back foot," coach Adam O'Brien said.

Possession - 47%
Completion Rate - 83% (31/37)
Post Contact Metres - 539
Tackle Breaks - 34
Missed Tackles - 34
Errors - 7
Penalties Conceded - 4

Verdict: Both sides have lost 4 of their last 5 but even in those losses, the Titans are actually scoring lots of points whereas the Knights (except for last week in a game they should’ve won) have found it difficult. For that reason alone, as well as it being their home game, I’ll be tipping the Titans in this one. Titans by 12.

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

One of my favourites from bygone days. Some “smooth grooves” right here people. Actually like this “live” version a lot. Enjoy.

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

Footy chick's picture

Hi Tigerholic
Sorry for the delay. I like to see what Thinker, Perth Newbie and King Wally have to say before I work out what I'm going to do.
Won't be long now.

mark ashford's picture

Hey Newbie
Great song it.

tigerholic's picture

Footy Chick

Thank you for your reply, I'm hurt that you don't consider myself, Rocket and The Butcher's tips as a guide for what teams you take.

Good luck


tigerholic's picture

Evening All

Big shout out to TigerGirl and Tigerholic for sticking with their teams in good and bad times, in rough sea's and calm sea's, til death do us apart.

There are not many out there that support their teams as we do!


Baggy_Gee's picture

? Is that a subtle dig Tiger?

Mary S's picture

It's OK Baggy, Tiger changed his mind today to tip Tigers, and he has only tipped them once since R18, but he is a crafty one!!


Christine's picture

My tips are as follows
Best of luck with your tips everyone ...

Bronco Legend's picture

Another absolutely useless performance from my team the Broncos tonight, have turned it off, lots of things went against them but no excuses, katoni only had about 4 runs which is unacceptable considering his ability, i have lost many points this year tipping them as too loyal and wont be tipping them next week. And kevin Walters neads to hand back his performance bonus as well, thats all im going to say.

tigerholic's picture

Morning Mary

I laughed out loud reading your comment, I made that cheeky comment about tipping my Tigers to draw out some comments, I thought there may have been a few more.

What did you do or what do you do to make a quid, with your attention to detail and ability to recall facts and figures I would guess a Librarian or teacher?

Have a great weekend Mary


newbie from perth's picture

I can understand why the Footy Chick waits for what the Boss and the King have to say before putting in her tips but waiting on me? Given the points tally I have so far this year, maybe she waits to see who I pick and then goes the opposite 🤣. Nah, seriously, I take that as a compliment, and it does my ego the world of good. Not that I’m the sort of guy seeking “likes” or whatever. Just happy to be part of the family. But yeah, makes me feel good. Thanks FC.

Not absolutely sure (maybe Mary could check) but I might be the only one who’s tipped the Mighty Chooks to win this week. Like I said up top, my head says Storm but my heart says Chooks. Nothing ventured, nothing gained I suppose. 🐔 🐔 🐔

Glad you liked the tune Mr Ashford. It’s a good’un isn’t it. Underrated artist in my book. Underrated but oh so smooth. He's not quite David Bowie or Brian Ferry cool but he's cool nevertheless.

Stay well & stay happy everyone. Cheers.

Mary S's picture

Morning to you too Tiger,

Glad you had a laugh, always good for the mind and the soul!

I'm retired (from employment but not life) but worked a variety of areas over the years that included teaching, administration, hospitality, workplace health & safety rep, store manager & purchasing officer.

I like organisation, having records and satisfying curiosity - so watch it!!

I always enjoy the banter on this site.

Have a great weekend yourself Tiger.

Mary S's picture

Hi Newbie,

Really nice tune you picked for SOW. I enjoy a lot of your picks but don't always comment. Had a good chuckle over "Flatman & Ribbon"

Music, like laughter, lightens the load/stress on so many occasions and is a great form of communication.

By the way - 13 others backed Roosters (Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔) this weekend!!!

newbie from perth's picture

@ Mary

Thank you young lady for checking on how many have tipped the Roosters, it’s much appreciated. Wow, 13 others eh? I suppose deep down I knew there was some smart people on here 🤣. Counting down to 5.55pm (here in WA) on GEM. Begurk! 🐔 Begurk! 🐔

Stay well & stay happy everyone. Cheers.

Christine's picture

I am changing my tip to Roosters from storm , I am not on the tipping ladder so my points don't count anyway ...

Rocket Ryan's picture

You can NOT change now!!!!

Rocket Ryan's picture

Tigerholic i just looked up Buffoon on goggle and there is a picture of you in your tiger pyjamas.

Christine's picture

Rocket i have chsnged my tip i am not on the tipping ladder & the season is almost finished which means you will be silenced rocket ...

newbie from perth's picture

Obviously it’s late where you guys are (well, it’s late here in WA as well) but most know the result from Friday night’s fiery blockbuster at AAMI. To say I’m stoked is a huge understatement. Very pleased with the win and dumbfounded on how Victor Radley was up and walking around after he knocked himself out.

For those who didn’t see it he was knocked out cold, eyes were rolled back, weird stuff going on with his mouth guard and breathing, and he was convulsing. Then I hear he’s walking around chatting to trainers and so on, walking around the field after the game and laughing and joking with the boys in the sheds post match. Sheesh, made of tough stuff is Victor 💪.

My brother messaged me to tell me the Fremantle Roosters over here have all 3 grades in the Grand Final in 2 weeks time. Gotta be a chance to win one of those, hopefully all three 🙏. At least the Roosters have a chance of winning something, albeit in another State 😁.

OK, I’m outta here seeing as it’s just gone 10:45pm here. Cheers.

🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔 🐔

Rocket Ryan's picture

A pea sized brain helps his iq test was grabbing the big fella by the throat

Baggy_Gee's picture

Thanks for the win Newbie, knew you were there death riding the Storm for the BOYS, Keeps the hope around for another week. Next week, BOYS vs the GRUBS, who knows, might come good.

a's picture

I’m so sick of these floggings

newbie from perth's picture

🔊 @ Rocket - “A pea sized brain helps his iq test was grabbing the big fella by the throat”

No worries mate 😉, the “pea sized brain” only did that because the other “pea sized brain” wrapped his arm around the one and a half foot smaller Verrils’ neck and holding him close to his body (I think he’s in love with Sam 😂) and was dragging him backwards not allowing him to play the ball. What was that all about? Nelson is a bully (we all know that) and in my opinion was looking to stir the hornet’s nest.

But hey, don’t get me wrong … I love it. Gets the passion ignited and makes for a spectacle. So does Nelson milking it (very badly) when the Big Dog gave him a “chin rub” to his head. Look, two big egos trying to assert themselves on the game is OK with me and the Storm won that one when JWH deservedly got binned. The Roosters came out of that game a bit worse than Melbourne I reckon (Lindsay Collins likely rubbed out, Tupou injured, Radley more than likely out due to concussion protocols) but meh, that’s footy.

Appreciate the comment Rocket, everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Anyway, it’s getting on over here and I need to prepare for tonight’s Rabbitohs & Cowboys game on GEM which is starting in roughly 30 minutes. Keep well everyone 🐔 🐔 🐔

P.S. “Cinderella Story – Out of Nowhere” 🤪. If only mate, if only. Glad to help whenever possible. Good luck next week Baggy.

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Your bravery to tip your Tigers deserved better but went unrewarded thanks to a moment of absolute stupidity. I've seen some dumb stuff on the footy field over the years but none dumber than the Tigers player inside the 10 meters when the Dragons went for the short kick off. What would of been a gift 2 points under the sticks to put the Tigers 8 in front turned into a Dragons penalty. The turning point in the game. The defeat was nothing short of what the Tigers deserved.

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