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Monday, 27 March 2017

The Postman's Round 4 #NRL Mailbag

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The Postman on Round 4
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - March 27, 2017

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|-| Can someone please explain how the Dragons are the top scoring team in the comp after 4 weeks???
|-| Quotes of the Round:
• "A hopeless display..."

On the Sunday Footy Show - Andrew Johns unleashes a stinging review on the performance of Canterbury against Manly.

And you can't argue with him. Full quote on this week's Podcast.

|-| Try of the Round:
• Daly Cherry-Evans and Tom Trbojevic bring Brookie to life... mind you they led 20-0 already but still - watch and enjoy!

📪 Email your thoughts/questions on the footy for The Postman's Mailbag here

|-| 5 Things I Think:

1. Warriors won't go anywhere til their forwards dominate...
    • They simply aren't the biggest pack in the comp (and haven't been for a long long time) and they certainly don't play like it.
      Yes Ben Matulino is back soon but they didn't look like stopping the Dragons at any stage on Sunday night and not even the likes of Shaun Johnson, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (or even a fit Kieran Foran) can make up for being dominated in the middle and then exposed on the edge.
      Until the pack stands up - the Warriors will continue to wander in the wilderness...
2. $32 to sit on the hill at Brookie is utterly ridiculous...

    • And the hill was the most populated part of the 9,000 crowd on Saturday arvo... which tells you that people could barely afford the cost to sit in the hill and weren't going near the $47-70 price range to sit in a grandstand seat at Brookie...
3. Penrith's Interchangeability... 
    • No Bryce Cartwright or James Fisher-Harris - no problems for the Panthers. Corey Harawira-Naera was superb on debut and Isaah Yeo went up a level on the edges... but Penrith's roster is so deep and talented that bar perhaps a long term injury to Matt Moylan at fullback - the Panthers can cover most positions with NRL quality depth. On this basis alone it's hard to believe they won't be a Top 4 team by the end of the year because depth is such a benefit over 26 rounds.
4. Suncorp's Surfarce... 
    • Embarrassing is one word for the surface last Friday night... and given we are only just leaving March this is a real worry heading into the colder months.
      From personal experience (as in I've actually been on the field regularly) Suncorp has always been a little below standard... and the quality issue (compacted mud that can build up) isn't going away as the ground staff have to run fake sunlight over the field throughout the winter just to keep it playable.
      Just as well Brisbane don't play almost exclusively at night there........
5. Boyd Cordner is in the box seat for NSW Captaincy...
|-| The Postman's 2017 Tipping Watch:
Round 4 Tips: 5 from 8
Season Tips: 20 from 32 at 62.5%
There's my thoughts - got your own?
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🔁 Robb Cox joins Warrick Nicolson on NOT The Footy Show Episode 159 to discuss: 

  • Des Hasler's Dogs stinking... 
  • Jason Taumalolo's mega 10 year deal... 
  • Penrith's extraordinary interchangeability... 
  • Wests Tigers sans Taylor... 
  • ISC Marvel Jersey Round... 
  • The state of journalism in Rugby League today... 
  • Should players warm up on the field? 
  • And we help Laurie Daley pick his NSW Captain...
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

NRL Round 4 Tips from The Postman | 2017 Season

The Postman's Round 4 NRL Tips
2017 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - March 22, 2017

5/8... 5/8... and 5/8.

We've got the consistency people look for in a sedan so if you like that as you take on the Tipping Road in 2017 - stick with The Postman this season.
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Started 4/4 then Latrell played QB, the Cowboys wasted 98 attacking sets and Saints took advantage of a very ordinary Cronulla.

Let's get into Round 4...

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Tips for Round 4 2017
Roosters over Rabbitohs
The 2-1 Bunnies (2-0 with Reynolds) are at home sure... but Roosters is the pick here.

Panthers over Knights
Shant be picking the Knights away from home this season... clearly the only option here is Penrith.

Raiders over Broncos
Can't believe I'm consigning the Broncos to a 1-3 record after 4 rounds but the Raiders come into this one with a heck of a lot of fresh confidence in their style and Brisbane have tried their guts out the last two weeks and come away with nothing.

Bulldogs over Sea Eagles
It's at Manly and I should be giving the Sea Eagles the benefit of the doubt but I did that in Round 1 and Manly got trounced by Parra... I believe the Bulldogs are in the same level of team as Parra and Manly and I like their forward pack more than Manly's - so Dogs at Brookie.

Sharks over Eels
Cronulla starting 1-3... at this point I can't agree with that eventuality. But I probably come back tomorrow and pick Parramatta... then I realise the game is at ANZ and not Parra - so Sharks at the minute.

Cowboys over Titans
Gutsy stuff from the Titans last week and incredibly sloppy from the Cowboys... I'm with the Cowboys because of Johnathan Thurston (and no Jarryd Hayne). That's the only reason given this is on the Gold Coast. 

Storm over Tigers
You pick the Tigers if you want after the last week of change and the game being at Leichhardt but I certainly won't be picking against the 3-0 Storm - even with no Munster or Vunivalu. 

Warriors over Dragons
Already regretting this... check back Thursday arvo to see if I've come to my senses.
There's my tips - got your own?
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15/24 at 62.5%
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 5/8

2016 Tipping: 136/192 at 70.8%
2016 Round by Round: 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 5/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 3/4 | 5/7 | 5/8 | 4/4 | 6/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 7/8 | 4/8 | 4/8 | 6/8 | 5/8 | 7/8
2015 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2014 Tipping: 122/192 at 63.5%
2013 Tipping: 121/192 at 63.0%
2012 Tipping: 115.5/192 at 60.2%
2011 Tipping: 115/192 at 59.9%
2010 Tipping: 125/192 at 65.1%

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