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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

NRL 2013: Round 7 Tips Late Mail Predictions Preview | #nrlsydsgi #NRLLateMail #NRLDT #Supercoach

ROUND 7 TIPS and LATE MAIL
Plus The Postman's NRL Dream Team/NRL Super Coach Picks

2013 NRL Premiership

By W D Nicolson - April 24, 2013


MORE LATEST OF LATE MAIL ADDED THROUGHOUT ROUND
ALL EXPERT PICKS AND SPECIAL FRIED RICE ADDED AS RECEIVED
Continue reading below for the Round 7 Tipping Preview.
Time to get back on the tipping wagon...

No interview this week after watching what the pressure of a front-page spread here on www.wdnicolson.com did to Jake Hauritz's tipping percentage - we will simply move along into the Tips and Fantasy advice for Round 7 below.

For our analysis of Tuesday team selections for Round 7 - click here.

Remember www.wdnicolson.com your Weekly Recap of things that matter in Rugby League with the 6th Complete Set right here.

The Postman will be back Thursday morning with a number of NRL Dream Team and NRL Super Coach picks for you to consider entering Round 7.

@NRLTweet Player of the Year - Round 6 Results here
Voting Allocation for Round 7 of the NRL is below.

As far as Late Mail goes the rolling lockout for all you NRL Dream Team and NRL Super Coach nerds should have allowed you to make any last minute changes quite easily, but once again our Latest of Late Mail should help in any selections you make before the round begins.

NRL TIPPING PREVIEW + LATE MAIL
ROUND 7 2013
Wednesday Odds Courtesy of Sportingbet | NRL LADDER
Thursday 4:00pm at Allianz Stadium
ROOSTERS $1.35 v $3.30 DRAGONS
FOOTYTABSTI +8.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Warrick Nicolson @NRLTweet Adrian McMurray @adrmcm |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
Really looking forward to this day... not so much the game, but being at the SFS with probably 35,000 others to pay respect on ANZAC Day. As for the game itself, the Dragons might have won 3 in a row but I'm still yet to be impressed. The Roosters are defending superbly right now and have their strike weapons firing for the most part (if SKD and Minichiello wake up they'll be really dangerous), and SBW says he's 100%. Could be close in the first half, but I really like the Roosters by 10 points (or even more) by fulltime.
ROOSTERS:
SBW says he is fine, while Maloney copped a knock in City-Country - he'll play. For those asking about Isaac Liu - ankle, maybe available next week.
LATE UPDATE?
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
DRAGONS:
If Weyman is ready, de Belin is going back to the Cutters.
LATE UPDATE?
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Thursday 7:00pm at AAMI Park
STORM $1.16 v $5.50 WARRIORS
FOOTYTABWAR +13.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
| Ben Hoese @gunnermcdagget Warrick Nicolson @NRLTweet |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
The tip here is Melbourne. Stop thinking that the Warriors can cause an upset and move on to the next game. Even if the Warriors do somehow win - take the wrong tip and move along... go on, move along. Storm by 16 points.
STORM:
O'Neill could come in for Sa'u - all depends how close to 100% that jaw is. Bench could be anything!
LATE UPDATE?
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
WARRIORS:
Ropati for Laumape seems logical, as Ropati has proved his fitness for a few weeks in NSW Cup. Lillyman remains a 50/50 shot, while Mannering travelled with the team... so he's got to be half a chance.
LATE UPDATE?
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Friday 7:45pm at Brookvale Oval
SEA EAGLES $1.66 v $2.25 RABBITOHS
FOOTYTABSOU +3.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Greg Delaney @gregdelaney84 Nigel Wilbow @parramatters |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
Manly have been good, but I'm leaning towards South Sydney as being the more impressive of the two so far in 2013. Manly's only loss came to the Titans, while the Storm withstood a good performance from the Bunnies last round... Brookvale is a factor here but if Greg Inglis is remotely fit (he's carrying a hip injury), then I think this is the week Manly's forwards find the going tough. And that is even if Glenn Stewart returns. Will probably regret picking against Manly at home but I'm going for it - Souths by 2 points.
SEA EAGLES:
With David Gower named, expect Glenn Stewart to play... off the bench.
LATE UPDATE? Looks like Glenn Stewart is returning, so Gower will miss out and Symonds is relegated to the bench.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
RABBITOHS:
Inglis is the only real concern, and he says he's good to go. Crocker for Lowe remains a weekly possibility.
LATE UPDATE? No Crocker, word is he's out for a while with an injury. So Lowe should play, the worry is Jeff Lima who didn't train late in the week. Lima is out, Clark onto the bench.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Saturday 5:30pm at 1300SMILES Stadium
COWBOYS $1.30 v $3.65 RAIDERS
FOOTYTABCAN +8.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Ben Jones @benwah87 Adrian McMurray @adrmcm |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
The Cowboys butchered their last opponent in Townsville (they blanked Penrith) and the Raiders didn't take all their chances against the Warriors despite the victory in Round 6. The tipping point here is the return of Matt Bowen from knee soreness (though Johnathan Thurston looks bashed up right now) and the absence of Josh Papalii (knee) and David Shillington (ribs) for the Raiders. Canberra do have Terry Campese making his second appearance of the season but Papalii is a massive loss for the Raiders. Thusly - it is the Cowboys on the tip-front, though Canberra will gain a lot of respect if they can stay within a try or two. Cowboys by 4 points.
COWBOYS:
Bowen and Thurston should play, while Taumalolo or Cooper could start for Hall or Sims in a classic Neil Henry re-shuffle.
LATE UPDATE? A Sims v Taumalolo for that final bench spot. Apparently Winterstein is in some doubt... Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa would come into contention if he misses.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
RAIDERS:
Campese will come off the bench again, while Paul Vaughan seems set to debut. The Foster for Thompson switcheroo before kickoff is also in play.
LATE UPDATE? Should be 1-17... though a late whisper says Blake Ferguson flew to Townsville! And yep, he'll play with Sandor Earl missing out.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Saturday 7:35pm at Campbelltown Stadium
TIGERS $2.55 v $1.54 BRONCOS
FOOTYTAB: WTG +5.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Greg Delaney @gregdelaney84 Matthew Duncan @mrpeninsula |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
The Tigers don't have Benji Marshall and the Broncos still have Scott Prince - so both teams are at some disadvantage. The Tigers also have doubts over Farah, Woods, Buchanan, Fulton, Lawrence, Ayshford, Tedesco amongst others - a massive risk therefore of re-injury if they do play. The Broncos are a safe pick here based on relative strength - but the Tigers won't had this to the Broncos - Brisbane will have to win it. So Brisbane by 10 points it is.
TIGERS:
Way too many to worry about listing - look right now take Potter on his word with the team named and keep an eye on Buchanan and Fulton's status in particular come Thursday/Friday.
LATE UPDATE? Is Koroibete ready to come back? Also Buchanan and Fulton will be game time decisions.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
BRONCOS:
Prince got a knock last game but is rested and ready to go. Slyney or Hala miss out now that McGuire is back.
LATE UPDATE? Slyney or Hala to miss out.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Sunday 2:00pm at Skilled Park
TITANS $1.60 v $2.35 KNIGHTS
FOOTYTABNEW +1.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Justin Davies @dragonpunk12 Matt Trodden @trods2906 |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
The fitness of Jarrod Mullen decides this one for me. The playmaker has been named to play despite having knee surgery a week ago, and if I was confident he'd play at even 85% - I'd probably pick Newcastle. But the Titans get Aidan Sezer back as well as important dual hooking duo in Srama and Falloon - giving them a bit of strike around the ruck. The Knights look like they have more points in them, but the Titans match them up front and have more spark around the ruck and in the halves for mine... so I'll lean Titans by 4.
TITANS:
Sezer thinks he's ready to go, while Srama/Falloon think the same. There's a chance O'Dwyer makes way for Michaels out wide.
LATE UPDATE? Srama should play with Irwin on standby. Myles is also set to play after a limited week at training.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
KNIGHTS:
Mullen is a 50/50 shot at best - watch this space as we close in on Sunday. If he's out, Gidley to five-eighth, Waddell to hooker and Matt Hilder probably travels with the team. Gagai is ready to go.
LATE UPDATE? Costigan is out and Sims gets the final bench spot. Mullen will play.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Sunday 3:00pm at Bluetongue Stadium
SHARKS $1.97 v $1.85 BULLDOGS
FOOTYTABCRO +1.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Matt Vickers @mercurialmattyv Maria Tsialis @mtsialis |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
Neither team excites me as we enter Round 7 and if this was actually at Cronulla's home ground (it is in Gosford), I'd at least feel better about leaning towards the Sharks. Look the Dogs are 1-5 for a reason - they haven't played well this season and are struggling to reinvent themselves in attack to adapt to life without Graham and Kasiano. While I think Barba and Reynolds have a big game in them shortly, I'll back the Cronulla pack to handle Canterbury's and so give me the Sharks by 2 points with Todd Carney having a big one with his NSW spot under review.
SHARKS:
Carney needs to play to prove he's Daley's best choice at five-eighth, while Gordon's leg should be okay come Sunday arvo.
LATE UPDATE? Sharks should be 1-17 with De Gois a sneaky chance to start.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
BULLDOGS:
Is this the week we finally see Sam Kasiano? Maybe... Browne would miss out.
LATE UPDATE? Probably 1-17...
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
Monday 7:00pm at Centrebet Stadium
PANTHERS $1.91 v $1.91 EELS
FOOTYTAB: PEN +1.5
Tuesday Teams Analysed on NRL Injured List
@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Matt Spillane @devonhead Nigel Wilbow @parramatters |
Track live round votes via #NRLTweetPOTY
@NRLTweet's PREDICTION:
If the Sharks or Dogs don't excite me... well you know how I'm bound to feel about the Panthers and Eels. The two worst teams in the competition last season haven't done a great deal to convince anyone that they are much better in 2013 - though the Eels are playing with more intensity under Ricky Stuart. This is a genuine coin-flip and the game is in Penrith so... look I'm torn - both sides are capable on their day of putting half decent footy together for a half or so, but I trust neither to do it in this particular game. Basically we're back to the home ground advantage being the only advantage, so in that case give me the home team Panthers by 2.
PANTHERS:
Huge turnover of players from last round - but Cleary will probably settle with this 17 come Monday.
LATE UPDATE? 1-17 at this stage.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
EELS:
Only question mark is Blair in for Toutai.
LATE UPDATE? See Panthers.
The Postman's DT/SC TIP: Our Best 6 Tips will be on the site Thursday.
If you have a DT/SC question grab The Postman on Twitter @NRLTweet and I'll answer there.
 What are your tips for Round 7? 
Are you taking any advice from our Awesome Foursome panel this year?
Let us know by commenting below or replying on Twitter.
@NRLTWEET's 2013 TIPPING RECORD 
TIPPING TOTAL AFTER 6 ROUNDS - 31/48 @ 64.6%
FOOTYTAB TOTAL AFTER 6 ROUNDS - 26/48 @ 54.2%
SPECIAL FRIED RICE involves each tipster taking a 'certainty' in a set order, with the tipster with the highest score at the end of the year literally winning a mountain of Special Fried Rice. The SFR Order rotates every week and is a fun way to put your rice where your mouth is.
ROUND 7 SELECTIONS | The Awesome Foursome
@NRLTweet
Warrick D. Nicolson, The NRL Tweet
TIPPING:
Roosters Storm Rabbitohs Cowboys Broncos Titans Sharks Panthers
LW: 7/8 | SEASON: 31/48
FOOTYTAB:
SYD -8.5 MEL -13.5 SOU +3.5 CAN +8.5
BRI -5.5 GLD -1.5 CRO +1.5 PEN +1.5
LW: 6/8 | SEASON: 26/48
Special Fried Rice: ROOSTERS over Dragons (Has 2nd Pick)
Season SFR: 4/6
CAN4 CBY3 SOU2 MEL1 CRO4 MAN3 SYD2
TIPPING:
Roosters Storm Sea Eagles Cowboys Broncos Knights Bulldogs Eels
LW: 2/8 | SEASON: 26/48
FOOTYTAB:
STI +8.5 WAR +13.5 MAN -3.5 CAN +8.5
BRI -5.5 NEW +1.5 CBY -1.5 PAR -1.5
LW: 6/8 | SEASON: 26/48
Special Fried Rice: BRONCOS over Tigers (Has 4th Pick)
Season SFR: 4/6 
SOU2 SOU1 MAN4 PAR3 NQL2 MEL1 BRI4

@Horry37
Jake Hauritz, Channel 9 Darwin
TIPPING:
Roosters Storm Rabbitohs Cowboys Broncos Titans Bulldogs Eels
LW: 6/8 | SEASON: 34/48
FOOTYTAB:
STI +8.5 MEL -13.5 SOU +3.5 NQL -8.5
BRI -5.5 GLD -1.5 CBY -1.5 PAR -1.5
LW: 2/8 | SEASON: 23/48
Special Fried Rice: COWBOYS over Raiders (Has 3rd Pick)
Season SFR: 5/6
MEL1 BRI4 MEL3 CRO2 MEL1 CAN4 NQL3

@mrDC
DC Chapman, League Lover
TIPPING:
Roosters Storm Rabbitohs Cowboys Broncos Titans Sharks Eels
LW: 6/8 | SEASON: 24/48
FOOTYTAB:
STI +8.5 MEL -13.5 SOU +3.5 NQL -8.5
BRI -5.5 GLD -1.5 CRO +1.5 PAR -1.5
LW: 2/8 | SEASON: 14/48
Special Fried Rice: STORM over Warriors (Has 1st Pick)
Season SFR: 6/6
NEW3 MAN2 CRO1 NEW4 SOU3 NEW2 MEL1


The NRL Injury List is updated regularly during each week of the season, making it an invaluable Fantasy and Tipping Tool alongside our Weekly NRL Previews once again.

Remember if you want game-specific Late Mail every week, then check out our Round Previews Every Wednesday and they are updated with all the very latest Late Mail on Friday.

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Who will take Ben Barba's mantle as champion in the 2013 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Awards?

The Prestigious Award returns for a 4th season in 2013.


@NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Voters:
Warrick Nicolson @NRLTweet | Nigel Wilbow @parramatters
Justin Davies @dragonpunk12 | Greg Delaney @gregdelaney84
Matt Spillane @devonhead | Matt Trodden @trods2906
Matt Vickers @mercurialmattyv | Ben Hoese @gunnermcdagget
Adrian McMurray @adrmcm | Matthew Duncan @mrpeninsula
Maria Tsialis @mtsialis | Ben Jones @benwah87

Review all of the voting results from 2012 right here

Remember you can track all the votes each week after each match in 2013 via the Twitter hashtag #nrltweetpoty

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