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Wednesday, 26 August 2020

NRL Round 16 Tips from The Postman | 2020 Season

The Postman's Tips for Round 162020.
Published August 26, 2020


THE BULLDOGS! THOSE STINKING BULLDOGS!
Perfection beckoned in Round 15 but alas Canterbury suck even more than the Warriors evidently... so I've had to settle for 7/8.
The strong tipping continues but really how are you not getting at least 50% right by yourself this season? The quality of the good teams is pretty good but the rest of the teams are woeful.
But hey - the game's never been better remember... I'm actually not anti having a big difference between the good and bad teams - if your team is good you deserve not to be dragged down to the level of the teams who play not to lose... but 2020 has cost five coaches their jobs and that's because their teams were horrendous post-COVID.
Also... just hit 70% success rate for 2020 through 15 Rounds - happy days!
Now to stay there.
Round 15 Results:
Eels 14 Storm 0 Correct
Panthers 38 Sharks 12 
Correct
Dragons 28 Broncos 24 - 
Correct
Raiders 36 Titans 16 Correct
Roosters 38 Tigers 16
 Correct
Rabbitohs 56 Sea Eagles 16 Correct
Warriors 20 Bulldogs 14 
Incorrect
Knights 12 Cowboys 0
 Correct
2020 TIPPING STATS: 84/120 at 70.0%

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Round 16 Tips:
Thursday
Eels over Rabbitohs
I actually expect Souths to give a good account of themselves given their form of late (albeit against poor sides) but Parramatta get the tip because they are a better team and are pretty much full strength.

Friday
Dragons over Titans
The Dragons can harbour a little bit more insincere Top 8 hope if they beat the Gold Coast... I mean they then need the Cowboys to beat the Sharks - but for 24 hours at least the Dragons can cling to that hope if they are good enough to knock off the average Titans.

Roosters over Broncos
No more Supercoach Seibold but the troops are gradually trickling back for the Chooks and although it won't be 59-0 again - 40-0 is on the cards with James Tedesco poised for a big big big one. Easts by plenty - their forwards will rip Brisbane's to shreds on Friday.

Saturday
Knights over Warriors
On form the Warriors are in this up to their eyeballs. Newcastle were bad last week but won, and the Warriors were decent without being outstanding to run down Canterbury. Pick Newcastle based on the Top 8 factor but hey - go the Warriors if you are hunting an upset - it's not out of the question.

Sharks over Cowboys
Cronulla don't lose this... right? 

Panthers over Tigers
Penrith. But may be a high scoring game me thinks.

Sunday
Storm over Sea Eagles
Smith, Munster, Hughes and JBrom back for Melbourne - and still no Tommy Trbojevic for Manly. Des Hasler's record against Craig Bellamy is gonna cop a loss this week - with interest. 

Raiders over Bulldogs
Canberra tossed aside a nufty last week in the Gold Coast - they need to do the same to the Dogs this Sunday if they want to stay in the running for a Top 4 spot and that second chance.

2020 Tipping Record: 84/120 @ 70.0%
Round 01: 4/8
Round 02: 4/8
Round 03: 7/8
Round 04: 5/8
Round 05: 5/8
Round 06: 6/8
Round 07: 5/8
Round 08: 6/8
Round 09: 5/8
Round 10: 5/8
Round 11: 6/8
Round 12: 6/8
Round 13: 7/8
Round 14: 6/8
Round 15: 7/8
Round 16: tbd
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