Thursday 25 June 2015

#NRL Round 16 Tips | Mediocreville... #NRLBroncosKnights #NRLWarriorsRaiders #NRLBulldogsStorm

Round 16... Nothing doing.

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - June 25, 2015

We love this... so it's staying as our tipping mascot for the rest of 2015

Hey look!

"Anyhoo... pick Manly tonight if you know what's good for you."

Got this 100% right!

Pity I also wrote this...

Raiders over Cowboys - JT plays and I change my tip tmw... he's the difference here if he plays. But given I don't think he does = Canberra.

No I didn't change my tip... goose.

Game of Round 16 is Monday Night back at Belmore - Bulldogs v Storm.

Just think the suburban ground and a likely full house makes this a game you'll want to watch... yes I said a near full crowd on a Monday night #fingerscrossed

Broncos over Knights - You can't pick Newcastle here given Brisbane's run so far... that said, stranger things have happened. And hey Jarrod Mullen's playing...
Souths over Manly - Don't trust Manly's pack as much as I like their backline... Souths should win, they get Glenn Stewart and Issac Luke back and I'm far more confident (duh!).
Warriors over Raiders - Raiders blew another game they should have won against a good team - which is better than losing games you never look like winning against bad ones, but Warriors at home deserve favouritism.
Sharks over Cowboys - Look... JT played last week because he's the ultimate competitor but I don't think he overrules Paul Green for a second week in a row - so he won't play (gulp) and I think we all saw what the Cowboys look like in attack without him... remember that Tigers-Cowboys epic? Sharks grind out a huge win for them on the road and the Cows drop one.
Dragons over Eels - Part of me just wants to keep tipping against Saints all season long but to get to Round 16 before tipping a team in 4th is a fairly impressively stubborn thing to do anyway! Thing is, I think Parra can win this game at home... and Saints worry me over the second half of the season.
Roosters over Titans - Easts have dropped a few more games this year than you'd expect with poor performances - I don't think they back up a good one last Monday with a poor one on the Central Coast Sunday.
Panthers over Tigers - No Segeyaro, no Moylan... but that forward pack and three-quarter line are looking fare better for Penrith than of late and I just have a feeling the Tigers might get a rude shock from the Panthers' bench in this one. Still - picking against the Tigers at Leichhardt isn't the wisest call of all time.
Bulldogs over Storm - Fair dinkum the Storm were good on Sunday... and lost. The Dogs are in that mode Des Hasler loves where they win but no one really notices... back at Belmore on MNF - expect the 'Dogs are barking' headlines to annoy Dessie deluxe come Tuesday.

Last week 4/7: Got Manly, Bulldogs, Sharks and Roosters.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 59/110 at 53.6%
Round by Round: 5/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 4/8 | 5/8 | 3/8 | 1/8 | 4/8 | 7/8 | 3/8 | 2/4 | 3/7 | 5/8 | 1/4 | 4/7

Agree with my Round 16 Tips?
Let me know your thoughts by commenting below or replying on Twitter.

Subscribe to the NOT The Footy Show Podcast on iTunes here and maybe you'll get a nice surprise in a few weeks?