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Thursday, 23 April 2015

#NRL Round 8 Tips | Let me apologise in advance... #NRLRoostersDragons

Round 8... Sacked. 

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - April 23, 2015

Ouch ouch ouch ouch...

1/8 in Round 7 - 4/16 the last two weeks.... kids - we have a problem. 

I'm at a loss to how bad it was last week - so let's just dust ourselves off - and get to business and try and salvage this season (after dropping 10% in tipping success ratio in 7 days!!!!).

Game of Round 8 is the ANZAC Day clash of the Chooks and Dragons - mainly because it will get a bumper crowd and the game usually lifts to match that atmosphere. Plus I can't believe the Dragons are this good - so if the Chooks front row can stand up without JWH - the Chooks win. 

Main tip for the weekend however - please respect what ANZAC Day means - it really isn't about the five games of footy. Just think about that before you go nuts on Social Media kids.

Lest We Forget


ROUND 8 TIPS
Tigers over Bulldogs
Warriors over Titans
Cowboys over Knights
Roosters over Dragons
Storm over Manly (though if Cronk doesn't play...)
Broncos over Eels
Panthers over Sharks (though if Segeyaro doesn't play...)
Souths over Raiders

Last week 1/8: Got Cowboys. Sooooooo bad.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 29/56 at 51.3%
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 3/8 | 1/8

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

#NRL Round 7 Tips | #NRLDragonsBroncos #NRLBulldogsManly #NRLKnightsEels

Round 7... Awful. 

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - April 15, 2015

The yearly average dips because I whiffed on a few tips badly in Round 6 - but the good news is a 6 or 7 tip week gets us back on track for the 63% success rate target - which makes you a contender in any small scale tipping comp in 2015.

So to sum up - five games last week... so yeah, not a good week.

Game of Round 7 is on Friday night... but it is Dogs-Manly, not Dragons-Broncos - mainly because Manly can't surely start 1-6 can they? So I'm eager to see what Manly has in the pride tank and the Dogs won't be as bad as last week surely...

Panthers-Titans may surprise in quality as well, while Roosters-Storm rarely disappoints. Also I smell upset in Cowboys-Warriors but after tipping the Cows for 4 straight weeks to open the season - I've gone against them the last fortnight and got burnt.

ROUND 7 TIPS
Broncos over Dragons
Manly over Bulldogs
Panthers over Titans
Cowboys over Warriors
Roosters over Storm
Tigers over Raiders
Knights over Eels
Souths over Sharks

Last week 3/8: Got Warriors, Panthers and Storm. To repeat - not a good week.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 28/48 at 58.3%
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 3/8

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Thursday, 9 April 2015

#NRL Round 6 Tips | #NRLBroncosRoosters #NRLWarriorsTigers #NRLDragonsBulldogs

Round 6... Above Average. 

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - April 9, 2015

Solid stuff... 5/8 again, so happy days with the 25/40 tipping ratio so far this season.

Missed the Dragons, Sharks and Cowboys (first time I tipped against Nth Qld this year!!!).

Game of Round 6 is Broncos v Roosters at Suncorp - giddy up!

Too bad if you wanted to watch Sharks v Knights live though... actually if you want to go to the game then it's not that big an ask really. Get out to the game if you don't want to wait for the replay.

ROUND 6 TIPS
Roosters over Broncos
Knights over Sharks
Eels over Titans
Warriors over Tigers
Panthers over Manly
Storm over Raiders
Bulldogs over Dragons
Souths over Cowboys

Last week 5/8: Got Souths, Broncos, Raiders, Tigers and Storm.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 25/40 at 62.5%
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8

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Thursday, 2 April 2015

#NRL Round 5 Tips | #NRLBulldogsSouths #NRLTitansBroncos #NRLEelsTigers

Round 5... 50/50

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - April 2, 2015

Enjoy Easter Everyone
Back to earth in Round 4 with a 4/8 effort... which was very lucky not to be 3/8 only because JT is a genius.

Missed the Eels, Sharks, Manly and Warriors.

But hey our faith in North Queensland finally had some reward...

Game of Round 5 is Good Friday's Bulldogs-Souths at ANZ Stadium. 

But I expect the Easter Monday Storm-Warriors clash to be just as good.

In fact there's some very good matchups across the long weekend.

With the .500 effort in Round 4 we're now tipping at 62.5% which is pretty much what we were hoping to be our baseline throughout 2015.


ROUND 5 TIPS
Souths over Bulldogs
Broncos over Titans
Raiders over Manly
Knights over Dragons
Roosters over Sharks
Tigers over Eels
Storm over Warriors
Panthers over Cowboys

Last week 4/8: Got Bulldogs, Knights, Roosters and Cowboys.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 20/32 at 62.5%
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8

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