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Round 22 Tips

2014 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 6, 2014

So we jumped back to handy 7 from 8 tips correct last weekend but it is clear that trying to tip with starts and subsequently basing our Special Fried Rice picks on those starts is beyond our tipping ability in 2014! 

But straight out tipping - well, simply put you aren't doing terribly following's tips each week at over 60% for the season.

Let's see how well we can do in the final five weeks - would still like to get to 62-63% ideally for the season but that needs a big effort from here on in.

The Postman's Late Mail is now - sadly - officially finished for 2014... it's out of my control, but better to be safe than sorry everyone. That's as much as I can say.

The NRL Tweet Player of the Year Voting Leaderboard is now up to date through Round 19 - the last public update until the end of Round 26.
|-| Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles - Sea Eagles by 6 points.
Mouth-watering even with no John Sutton or Glenn Stewart. Hopefully Sam Burgess plays because if he does - the Bunnies can win this up front if they limit Foran-DCE's field position. Hopefully there's at least 25,000 at the SCG as well.
|-| Broncos v Bulldogs - Broncos by 2 points.
Brisbane get one big chance to not only push closer to the Top 8 but make Canterbury one of those teams who could miss out and open up a spot for them. Over to you Broncos.
|-| Knights v Storm - Storm by 6 points.
Newcastle will rebound... but the Storm are in a good sounding gear right now.
|-| Cowboys v Tigers - Cowboys by 10 points.
Tigers weren't bad on Monday night but Cooper Cronk was sensational... bad news is JT is just as good.
|-| Eels v Raiders - Eels by 10 points.
Hayne v Cornish... I wish... would be nice to see Stuart give the young half a chance but against Hayne - well half a chance would be being generous. Great to see Darwin get a game though with a bona fide superstar involved - please turn out NT!
|-| Warriors v Sharks - Warriors by 10 points.
Want the Sharks to keep their winning streak over the Warriors going for their own sake but can't see it - even with Johnson out - Warriors are in must-win mode so they can't choke... surely?
|-| Dragons v Panthers - Panthers by 2 points.
Dragons keep attacking and they probably win... Penrith get them into a grind and advantage Panthers.
|-| Roosters v Titans - Roosters by 12 points.
Jake Friend is a big out and the Chooks need to be careful with this one... Titans can lift on occasion and farewelling the only coach they've known is reason enough.

The Postman's Late Mail is now on hiatus for 2014... apologies but it is out of my control.

Leaderboard after Round 19
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
Broncos by 2, Sea Eagles by 4, Storm by 6, Cowboys by 10, Eels by 10, Warriors by 12, Panthers by 2, Roosters by 12.
LW: 7/8 | SEASON: 92/152
CBY +2.5, MAN -2.5, NEW +6.5, NQL -8.5, PAR -8.5, WAR -10.5, PEN +2.5, SYD -10.5.
LW: 3/8 | SEASON: 73/152
Special Fried Rice: PAR -8.5. | Season SFR: 9/21
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, PEN -8.5, SYD -8.5, PAR -8.5.
TIPPING Record after 21 Rounds - 92/152@ 60.5%
FOOTYTAB Record after 21 Rounds - 73/152 @ 48.0%
SPECIAL FRIED RICE after 21 Rounds - 9/21 @ 42.9.0%
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