By Stephen Gallagher
FRIDAY: • South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parrmatta Eels – ANZ Stadium 21.35NZT
See, you’re gonna call me crazy – but I am tipping Parramatta to win this. Souths will be tough, but the Eels have been disappointing the last few weeks so they will come out all guns blazing. They already have the Rabbitohs number this year, beating them earlier in the season, and they will click and do it again.
SATURDAY: • Wests Tigers V North Queensland Cowboys – Campbelltown Sports Stadium 21.30NZT
The Tigers need this. Absolutely need this. How will the Cowboys go without their hero and legend JT? Poorly, I am picking. I know league is not a one man sport, but what Thurston brings to the Cowboys is unmeasurable. The Tigers are desperate, can they do it?
SUNDAY: • Canberra Raiders V Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs – GIO Stadium 18.00NZT
The Raiders are my favourite team to watch at the moment. Wow do they pour it on when they get the ball with some space. The Bulldogs disappointed their fans over the last month, and it doesn’t get any easier losing their Origin stars, and going up against the inform Raiders.
MONDAY: • Newcastle Knights V Brisbane Broncs – Hunter Stadium 21.00NZT
The Knights finally redeemed themselves, with a much needed win last week. The Broncos are sitting pretty with the other sides atop of the table, and will have to be on their game not to slip on this banana peel match.
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