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  1. AuckMel

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    Dragons v Eels

    The Dragons will be hoping their Test and Origin stars take the field on Thursday night. It was a great start to the season for the Red V, but this period will challenge them physically and mentally. The Eels just need to win and they need an almighty effort from the 17 that take the field.
    Tip: Dragons by 10

    Warriors v Sharks

    Both teams have won three of their past five matches, but the Warriors will benefit from Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck having missed the Denver Test. This is the time of year where they need to be making a statement. The Sharks love a grind and in an arm wrestle they will turn to their forwards to lead the way on Friday night. It will be a big test for Cronulla, but they can win in a close one.
    Tip: Sharks by 4

    Roosters v Storm

    The game of the round. Cooper Cronk returns to face his old mates and the Roosters are looking for their fifth win in a row. The Tricolours have been impressive over the past month, with Cronk and halves partner Luke Keary steering the ship. It will be a mental challenge for their Origin stars who are backing up. The Storm have been impressive of late, with Cameron Smith the key to their success in 2018. The No.9 will once again be called upon to be the difference on Friday.
    Tip: Storm by 4

    Panthers v Sea Eagles

    The Panthers will be hoping Nathan Cleary and James Maloney are ready to go after guiding NSW to a series win. The Panthers were poor during their last outing against the Roosters and need to improve to continue to stay a top-four side. Manly will look to Daly Cherry-Evans and the Trbojevic brothers to spark them, but they are busted and down on troops and the task will be too big.
    Tip: Panthers by 10

    Knights v Bulldogs

    Kalyn Ponga is a star, but he can't do it on his own. The Knights halves need to provide more in attack and they need to help the fullback out. The Bulldogs need to go up the F3 and get the job done. They need to turn around their poor performance at Belmore and show their fans what they're capable of. The side needs to block the outside noise and win.
    Tip: Bulldogs by 6

    Broncos v Raiders

    The Broncos sit in eighth position and are four points clear of the Raiders. It's a huge game for Brisbane to keep themselves in the eight and after a tough win against the Sharks in Round 15, the Broncos will have a point to prove. The Raiders were superb against the Wests Tigers thanks to the returning Josh Hodgson. Hodgson has brilliant in his first game back from a knee injury. His composure and game management helped the Raiders halves and ultimately changed the way Canberra played. The No.9 is key to their finals push.
    Tip: Raiders by 6

    Tigers v Titans

    It's a new look Wests Tigers this weekend. Moses Mbye's first outing in his new colours and the return of Robbie Farah. The two additions will provide plenty of options in attack for the Tigers and provide much-needed help for Luke Brooks. The Titans come into the fixture with plenty of confidence after their impressive win over the Bulldogs. Ash Taylor and AJ Brimson have been impressive and their partnership will only get better. They will be up against on Sunday the Gold Coast, but the only way to shut the crowd out is score more points and worry about themselves.
    Tip: Tigers by 4

    Rabbitohs v Cowboys

    The Rabbitohs are genuine title contenders in 2018. Their attack is the best in the competition and a lot of it is generated down their left side. Anthony Seibold has changed the way they play this year and they have benefited from a fit and healthy spine. The Cowboys have been disappointing. Their attack looks slow at times and very predictable. An injured Michael Morgan doesn't help, but the two JTs can't always be the ones to get them out of trouble. You can never write the Cowboys off, but it's just been one of those years for the 2017 grand finalist.
    Tip: Rabbitohs by 10
     
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    Dragons v Eels

    The Dragons will be hoping their Test and Origin stars take the field on Thursday night. It was a great start to the season for the Red V, but this period will challenge them physically and mentally. The Eels just need to win and they need an almighty effort from the 17 that take the field.
    Tip: Dragons by 10

    Warriors v Sharks

    Both teams have won three of their past five matches, but the Warriors will benefit from Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck having missed the Denver Test. This is the time of year where they need to be making a statement. The Sharks love a grind and in an arm wrestle they will turn to their forwards to lead the way on Friday night. It will be a big test for Cronulla, but they can win in a close one.
    Tip: Sharks by 4

    Roosters v Storm

    The game of the round. Cooper Cronk returns to face his old mates and the Roosters are looking for their fifth win in a row. The Tricolours have been impressive over the past month, with Cronk and halves partner Luke Keary steering the ship. It will be a mental challenge for their Origin stars who are backing up. The Storm have been impressive of late, with Cameron Smith the key to their success in 2018. The No.9 will once again be called upon to be the difference on Friday.
    Tip: Storm by 4

    Panthers v Sea Eagles

    The Panthers will be hoping Nathan Cleary and James Maloney are ready to go after guiding NSW to a series win. The Panthers were poor during their last outing against the Roosters and need to improve to continue to stay a top-four side. Manly will look to Daly Cherry-Evans and the Trbojevic brothers to spark them, but they are busted and down on troops and the task will be too big.
    Tip: Panthers by 10

    Knights v Bulldogs

    Kalyn Ponga is a star, but he can't do it on his own. The Knights halves need to provide more in attack and they need to help the fullback out. The Bulldogs need to go up the F3 and get the job done. They need to turn around their poor performance at Belmore and show their fans what they're capable of. The side needs to block the outside noise and win.
    Tip: Bulldogs by 6

    Broncos v Raiders

    The Broncos sit in eighth position and are four points clear of the Raiders. It's a huge game for Brisbane to keep themselves in the eight and after a tough win against the Sharks in Round 15, the Broncos will have a point to prove. The Raiders were superb against the Wests Tigers thanks to the returning Josh Hodgson. Hodgson has brilliant in his first game back from a knee injury. His composure and game management helped the Raiders halves and ultimately changed the way Canberra played. The No.9 is key to their finals push.
    Tip: Raiders by 6

    Tigers v Titans

    It's a new look Wests Tigers this weekend. Moses Mbye's first outing in his new colours and the return of Robbie Farah. The two additions will provide plenty of options in attack for the Tigers and provide much-needed help for Luke Brooks. The Titans come into the fixture with plenty of confidence after their impressive win over the Bulldogs. Ash Taylor and AJ Brimson have been impressive and their partnership will only get better. They will be up against on Sunday the Gold Coast, but the only way to shut the crowd out is score more points and worry about themselves.
    Tip: Tigers by 4

    Rabbitohs v Cowboys

    The Rabbitohs are genuine title contenders in 2018. Their attack is the best in the competition and a lot of it is generated down their left side. Anthony Seibold has changed the way they play this year and they have benefited from a fit and healthy spine. The Cowboys have been disappointing. Their attack looks slow at times and very predictable. An injured Michael Morgan doesn't help, but the two JTs can't always be the ones to get them out of trouble. You can never write the Cowboys off, but it's just been one of those years for the 2017 grand finalist.
    Tip: Rabbitohs by 10
     

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    Tough loss for the Eels. Came off the back of a very questionable penalty decision imo that lead to the 2 late tries.
     
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    Happens to us every week. Easy to award bullshit against the bottom team.
     
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    Don't have to tell me, I've seen that shit go against Newcastle for 4 years. Just hurts haha.
     
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    If Nine are covering tonight’s Adelaide Oval match, then I wonder if ‘Rabbits’ will be doing the call? Has Warren ever called a League match in Adelaide?
     
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    Just when you think the biased commentary couldn't get any worse, they unleash Luke Lewis on us.
     
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    That is such a stupid rule
     
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    Appropriate they score off a forward pass.
     
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    ******* cheats.
     
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    Warriors was robbed big time.

    If I was NRL for a day. I would give powers for the bunker to rule on Forward passes in the lead up to the try.


    Storm vs Roosters was a pretty good game. Very defense orientated. Storm were lucky to win with so much drop ball in the 2nd half.
     

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    Can't agree about Storm/Roosters being a good game; yes, we want to see good defence of course, but from two of the best sides in the world, I think we're entitled to see a bit more attacking craft, and tries scored. Then, saying that, I just watched the Penrith game, and what a dismal standard that was, in a game where I'd expected the Panthers to put on a bit of a show. Felt a bit for the Warriors too.
     
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    Only 4 games this weekend starting off tonight with a beauty as the Storm and Dragons go head to head in Melbourne. Tough one to tip, but the home side should just get up in a close one.

    On friday night the understrength Panthers host the Warriors who make a rare appearance on channel 9. After being screwed over last week they'll be desperate to back in the winners circle. They've been surprisingly good away from Mt Smart and are more than capable of winning. Panthers by 8.

    The Bulldogs v Raiders game looks a tough one to pick. The Dogs had a good win, with the Raiders being unlucky. I can see this going to GP with the Dogs sneaking in.

    Sunday sees the Titans host the Broncos and a great chance for the Titans to pull off an upset. I think they'll do it.
     
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    Wow What a game tonight with a Super Rugby like score.

    Good win by the Mighty Storm and always nice to get one over the Dragqueens
     
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    Really blew them off the park late.
     
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    LoL at the officials getting a forward pass right.
     
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    Wow, I hope these calls go all weekend.
     
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    Another 50/50 call against the Warriors.
     
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    Panthers making the most of another Cummins free ride.
     
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    What a ******* joke. This game can go and get stuffed.
     
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    Typical Warriors.
     
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    I gave up at halftime, but came back a bit later to see them cheated again when a shoulder charge was used to stop a try being scored. Last time I checked that's a penalty every day of the week. Those poor bastards must cringe everytime they see Bart Cummins apponted to one of their matches. You'd all most be tempted to throw a few bucks on the opposition just for that reason alone.

    Good on Penrith though. They rode their luck and blitzed a side who offered little in the face of adversity.
     
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