NRL 2008 ~ Round 2 Preview (March 21 – 24)

21 03 2008

I have to keep it short and sweet this week as I’m on borrowed time on a borrowed computer. Yes your intrepid correspondant is on holidays. YAY for me.

First of all, last weeks results:

Roosters 34 def Rabbitohs 20

Titans 36 def Cowboys 18

Eels 28 def Bulldogs 20

Sharks 16 def Sea Eagles 10

Knights 30 def Raiders 14

Broncos 48 def Panthers 12

Tigers 24 def Dragons 16

Storm 32 def Warriors 18

Rabbitohs vs Bulldogs

Rabbitohs for mine. Bulldogs proved last week they don’t have the forwards for a tough contest.

Rabbitohs by 12

Roosters vs Broncos

Should be a great game with both recording convincing wins. Great contets at full back between the Australian incumbent, Karmichael Hunt, and former jersey holder Anthony Minichiello.

Roosters by 8

Panthers vs Raiders

Panthers were disappointing in a big loss to Brisbane but Raiders play to expectation last week in their loss to the Knights. Expect Penrith to be the one to turn it around.

Panthers by 20

Knights vs Sea Eagles

The Knights were convincing in their win last week against the Raiders and the Sea Eagles were below their best. If they fire then the only difference will be Newcastle’s home groundadvantage.

Knights by 14

Cowboys vs Tigers

Cowboys had many players returning from injury last week and will be better for the run. Early injury to Benji Marshall proved that as long as the Tigers still have Robbie Farah they can still win. Close call but my money is with the Cowboys.

Cowboys by 8

Storm vs Sharks

Storm for more reasons than I could write. Sharks won well against the Sea Eagles but Melbourne in Melbourne is the toughest game you can get.

Storm by 20

Warriors vs Eels

Home form for the Warriors last year was as good as they could ask for and this should continue. The Eels had a great come from behind win against the Dogs last week and look the real deal (again).

Warriors by 10

Dragons vs Titans

Dragons should have done much better last week when Marshall left the field injured. Instead they allowed the Tigers to score four tries without their number one play maker. Titans had a terrific start with a sound win against the Cowboys including Jordan Atkins’ four tries on debut. Scott Prince showed his old self and Luke Bailey was phenominal.

Titans by 16




2 responses

22 03 2008

Dogs, Eagles and Eels are the ones I differ with this week. Even though my Dogs differ doesn’t count ;~)

24 03 2008

I have had a shocker this week with just 2/7 so far. I wonder how others have gone.

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