Wednesday 4 March 2015

#NRL Round 1 Tips + 2015 Season Predictions

Rabbitohs can go back to back... but won't.

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - March 4, 2015

This years tips will be brief but at least they are here.

Yes, it is the eve of the 2015 NRL Season but for a variety of reasons - this years tips are limited to just the raw facts... who I think will win.

Occasionally you might get some exposition as to why but don't expect it every week.

Take on The Postman's Tips in NRL Tipping here Code: 9UDA25ND - same prize as last year (which The Postman won) - this NTFS t-shirt in your team.

Souths over Brisbane
Manly over Parramatta
Newcastle over Warriors
Titans over Tigers
Cowboys over Roosters
Panthers over Bulldogs
Raiders over Sharks
Storm over Dragons

So here are The Postman's 2015 Predictions... this 1-16 was done in one go about a week ago... so it is mainly if not entirely gut-feel.

  1. South Sydney
  2. North Queensland
  3. Eastern Suburbs
  4. Melbourne
  5. Penrith
  6. Canterbury
  7. Manly
  8. Warriors
  9. Newcastle
  10. Canberra
  11. Brisbane
  12. Cronulla
  13. Tigers
  14. Gold Coast
  15. Parramatta
  16. St George Illawarra
The Postman's 2015 Mail: 

Only think the Bunnies, Cowboys, Roosters, Storm and maybe Dogs can win the thing... can't totally write off Manly while they still have DCE/Foran but huge concerns up front and still don't believe the Panthers can win a comp with a Wallace/Soward combo.. excited to see what Warriors, Raiders and Knights can do given the makeup of their rosters. Don't think Brisbane, Cronulla or the Tigers have enough improvement in them to really feature - in fact the above means I think Brisbane drop a tad (but not a lot when they finished 8th last year almost by default). Got the Titans, Eels and Dragons in the bottom three... so watch them contend for the Top 8.

Going with the R....oosters?

Though - honestly - I'm not sold at all on that pick. The SBW loss is huge but of all the teams - they can rejig that backrow with some handy players and I love the backline. Bunnies will find replacing Sam Burgess just as hard - how much does Glenn Stewart have left?

Storm remain my dark-horses - I don't think they are done yet but I had the same thought last year and they flamed out deluxe... anyhoo.

Let's go with Roosters v Cowboys for the Grand Final... Chooks to win.

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