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#NRL 2014: Round 19 Tips Preview | #NRLParSou #NRLWstCby

Round 19 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - July 16, 2014

Okay... sorry, had the picks done Wednesday night but then Thursday was a total 'free time' write-off so here are the same tips as Wednesday... with a tiny bit of extra wording.

Lucky you right?

Sorry still no Late Mail, look for it to return in Round 20 when all the byes are done and dusted. But NRL Tweet Player of the Year Voting continues every week and we will have a final update on the leaderboard after Round 19 when all the Byes are over - a full 2 weeks after the Dally Ms go 'under wraps'. Update: we are just waiting on a few outstanding votes from Round 17 and 18 to release the Leaderboard.
Sharks v Cowboys - Cowboys by 4 points.
Cowboys have JT, the Sharks have JR... that's Jeff Robson btw.
Eels v Rabbitohs - Rabbitohs by 2 points.
Jarryd Hayne is in for a stormer... but that Bunnies pack looks too potent if George Burgess plays for Parra to keep in check... maybe.
Roosters v Panthers - Roosters by 4 points.
Could be a really good game - so get along if you are in Sydney for some afternoon footy at the SFS - going Roosters in a close one.
Storm v Raiders - Storm by 6 points.
Melbourne win this... if they don't they've got issues and Canberra might just start thinking they aren't terrible after all.
Broncos v Warriors - Broncos by 2 points.
Down to Ben Barba playing interested... which hasn't been the case for the majority of 2014 so far. Broncos need him to beat the Warriors.
Knights v Titans - Knights by 10 points.
Can only see one result here - Newcastle winning.
Tigers v Bulldogs - Tigers by 2 points.
Hopefully 40,000 get along but even with #RiseForAlex in mind... you get a sinking feeling Sydney fans will stay away for no good reason. It's foolish to pick the Tigers but I've got a feeling...
Dragons v Sea Eagles - Sea Eagles by 6 points.
Manly... but only because of my respect for their team, Saints start well and who knows?

The Postman's Late Mail is in flux... we apologise but when he can find the time to dig some up before everyone else does it on Thursday he'll bring it back.

Leaderboard after Round 11
You can track each week's @NRLTweet Player of the Year Award Votes on Twitter via this link: #NRLTweetPOTY

The 'Special Fried Rice' picks have returned but given it is me v me, every week - I'll just be listing my 'SFR' of the week with the FootyTab Starts as the variation aspect to keep things interesting vs just saying 'this team will win this week - guaranteed'.

* makes no guarantees of decent picks every week - but we hope they are.
Warrick D. Nicolson, The NRL Tweet
Cowboys by 4, Rabbitohs by 2, Roosters by 4, Storm by 4, Broncos by 2, Knights by 10, Tigers by 2, Sea Eagles by 6.
LW: 4/6 | SEASON: 76/128
NQL -2.5, PAR +5.5, PEN +8.5, CAN +12.5, WAR +5.5, NEW -6.5, WST +6.5, MAN -8.5.
LW: 2/6 | SEASON: 65/128
Special Fried Rice: CAN +12.5. | Season SFR: 8/17
NQL -10.5, SYD -14.5, SOU -14.5, SOU -8.5, MEL -12.5, MAN -6.5, CBY +3.5, NEW +5.5, SYD -9.5, CAN +4.5, SYD +1.5, NQL -2.5, CBY +4.5, NEW +12.5, SGI +4.5, PEN +2.5, SYD -16.5, CAN +4.5, CAN +12.5.
TIPPING Record after 18 Rounds - 76/128 @ 59.4%
FOOTYTAB Record after 18 Rounds - 65/128 @ 50.8%
SPECIAL FRIED RICE after 19 Rounds - 9/18 @ 50.0%
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