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Thursday, 27 August 2015

#NRL Round 25 Tips | No late run this year... #NRLSouthsBroncos #NRLManlyRoosters

Round 25... Dud year coming to an end.

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 27, 2015

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

So back to pathetic tipping sorry kids... 3/8 and it was only Super Saturday that was of any help.

Good luck with your tips though!


Game of NRL Round 25 is Friday night at Brookie - Manly v Roosters.

ROUND 25 TIPS
Broncos over Souths
Manly over Roosters
Sharks over Eels
Bulldogs over Knights
Storm over Cowboys
Warriors over Tigers
Dragons over Titans
Raiders over Panthers

Like I said... good luck!

Last week 3/8: Yuck... 

2015 SEASON TIPS: 103/176 at 58.5%
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 | 7/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 2/8 | 6/8 | 3/8

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Thursday, 20 August 2015

#NRL Round 24 Tips | This is the week... #NRLDragonsPanthers #NRLSouthsBulldogs

Round 24... Perfect Round Time!

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 20, 2015

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

So 6/8 last week... in a double up round... that's acceptable troops... but if The Postman wants to win the Tipping Comp full of actual postmen - Round 24 has to be a perfect round.

With one or two upsets.

So good luck if you follow my tips on Thursday and Friday night this week people - I'm going with the underdog... just not the actual Dogs.

Game of NRL Round 24 is Saturday night in Sydney - Roosters v Broncos.

Can the SFS draw a crowd above 25k? No reason it shouldn't - and hey, can we wish for 30+k? Should be a cracker.

ROUND 24 TIPS
Panthers over Dragons - No Thompson for Saints has me tipping the Penny Panthers as I really like Peachey in the #6.
Souths over Bulldogs - Don't know what Dogs team turns up and if Stewart or Sutton plays at #6 I don't think the Bunnies suffer too badly without Keary... but no Luke is a concern. But so are the Dogs turning up to play... and they don't have a hooker at all.
Sharks over Tigers - Tigers good enough on their day and the Sharks are bad enough on their day as well... over to you Cronulla - bounce back from a really poor performance v Melbourne please.
Cowboys over Warriors - The Warriors can't beat the Cowboys right? Well don't rule it out... I'm still not convinced the Cows are that good. They should win this by 20+ really... right?
Roosters over Broncos - Bring it on! I think the Chooks are a better team but if the Broncos starting pack can hold their own and thus don't let their much poorer bench get exposed - they are in this up to their eyeballs.
Raiders over Titans - Season is over for both teams but I expect the Raiders to play like a team free of pressure and win by a quite a few on Sunday.
Manly over Eels - Manly should win this by 30 if they genuinely want to play in the Finals.
Storm over Knights - Cannot see Melbourne dropping this one after such an emphatic win at Cronulla last Monday. That said the Knights are a danger team when they just play footy and not worry about anything else.

Last week 6/8: Souths and the Knights burned me... but hey we raised the bat!

2015 SEASON TIPS: 100/168 at 59.5%
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 | 7/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 2/8 | 6/8

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

#NRL Round 23 Tips | Last chance to double up... #NRLCowboysSouths #NRLBroncosDragons

Round 23... Hail Mary time!

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 13, 2015

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

The tipping comp I'm in allows 2 Double Up rounds in a season.. and after looking at Round 24-26 - Round 23 is our second dip at the double.

Doesn't mean we are happy with our picks - but the time is now to strike if I want to be any kind of title winning hope...

So Mr Tipping Comp - double up The Postman's tips this week... so like 3/8 x 2... gulp.

Game of NRL Round 23 is Thursday night in Townsville - Cowboys v Souths.

Are the Cows a real trendsetter in this comp or are the Bunnies not dead yet? Find out tonight.

ROUND 23 TIPS
Cowboys over Souths
Broncos over Dragons
Tigers over Knights
Panthers over Warriors
Roosters over Eels
Manly over Canberra
Bulldogs over Titans
Storm over Sharks

Last week 2/8: Missed well... everyone bar Storm and Chooks. OUCH.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 94/160 at 58.8%
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 | 7/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 6/8 | 2/8

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

#NRL Round 22 Tips | Stay on target... #NRLBroncosBulldogs #NRLManlySouths

Round 22... Stay on target.

2015 National Rugby League Premiership
By W D Nicolson - August 6, 2015

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

The run of good tipping continued - 6/8 in what seemed like a tougher week than Round 20 (when we doubled-up and got 5/8) - and we finally get back past the 60% success mark.

So with 5 rounds left - we want to finish with a run of better than average tipping - so let's see what we can do.


Game of NRL Round 22 is Saturday night at The Tip - Sharks v Cowboys.

Are the Cowboys really the best team in the comp right now? The Broncos showed themselves as a good side who got pumped by Manly last weekend... but the Cowboys came back from 18-0 down at home and took the Raiders apart in the 2nd Half. Cows win at Cronulla and they join the Chooks as my clear premiership favourites.

ROUND 22 TIPS
Broncos over Bulldogs - Over to you Broncos - show me (and people that actually matter) that last week's impression of a speed bump v Manly wasn't the real Broncos... I think Brisbane are a good side but they aren't a great one. Lucky for them I'm not even sure the Dogs are a good side as it is.
Souths over Manly - Look I want Manly in 7th or 8th spot but can't pick their pack v South Sydney's pack. So Bunnies 18-16 here.
Warriors over Dragons - Winner looks a lot better placed for a Top 8 spot - but these 2 points are just delaying the inevitable of missing the Finals. Dragons fired kind of last weekend while the Warriors should have done better against the Sharks... good to see a game in Wellington if you are looking for a positive element to this game.
Cowboys over Sharks - Bring this game on... if Fifita was around I'd seriously lean Sharks... but it's Robson v JT kids... go JT.
Panthers over Eels - Parra get Norman back which really really improves their attack but Penrith have the edge up front for mine and I just don't want to be that guy who picks Parra and then watch them get pumped... actual Parra fans no doubt know what I'm talking about - and no, I don't support Parra.
Storm over Titans - Storm by 20 and it could be double that if Melbourne start fast.
Roosters over Knights - Chook try-fest on the way Newcastle.
Raiders over Tigers - Actually like the Tigers in this contest but have to stop short of tipping them because if the Raiders want anyone to take their 2015 season as a genuine rebuilding year for the future - they need to win this and stay in the Top 8 race.

Last week 6/8: Missed Tigers and Manly.

2015 SEASON TIPS: 92/152 at 60.5%
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 | 7/8 | 3/4 | 5/6 | 7/8 | 5/8 | 6/8

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