NRL 2008 ~ Round 4 Preview (April 4 – 7)

4 04 2008

Oh dear. 3/8 last week. These early rounds are harder to pick than a broken nose.

Eels 24 def Knights 23

Broncos 36 def Cowboys 2

Roosters 10 def Storm 6

Raiders 21 def Dragons 14

Titans 18 def Sharks 4

Panthers 26 def Rabbitohs 22

Bulldogs 32 def Tigers 12

Sea Eagles 52 def Warriors 6

Now I have to be quick again this week so many apologies.

Storm vs Broncos

Hard road trip for the Broncos but the Sharks proved Melbourne are beatable at home. Brisbane will also be without Justin Hodges and PJ Marsh and possibly Darren Lockyer again. Storm will be looking for a big improvement from Cooper Cronk.

Storm by 10

Bulldogs vs Roosters

Big clash with the Bulldogs apparently out to seek revenge on their former stars now wearing the tri-colours especially Willy Mason. Roosters will be in a better position with less emotion in the camp.

Roosters by 8

Dragons vs Sharks

Both were very disappointing last weekend and Sharks are without Paul Gallen – out for three weeks for gouging at an opposing players face. Dragons need to get the ball to Gasnier a lot more.

Dragons by 10

Titans vs Raiders

Titans are great at home (75% win record) and Canberra are terrible away from home. Titans pack will be too good giving Prince a lot of space.

Titans by 16

Cowboys vs Eels

You have to go back to the 2000 season to find the last time the Eels won at Dairy Farmers Stadium. News last night was that Matt Bowen had been ruled out placing more emphasis on Thurston. Eels though have been performing alright while the Cowboys have conceded 102 points in the first three rounds.

Eels by 12

Sea Eagles vs Rabbitohs

The Sea Eagles returned to ominous form last week end while the Rabbitohs continue to struggle. They blame this on the early loss of Craig Wing when the side they have been fielding is much the same as the one that made the semis last season. Will be more effected by the loss of hooker Isaac Luke.

Sea Eagles by 34

Warriors vs Knights

Warriors are a different side at home. Last week’s heavy loss at Brookvale was just typical of their form. Knights had impressive patches against the Eels last weekend but will struggle across the Tasman.

Warriors by 12

Tigers vs Panthers

Tigers were out gunned late in the game last weekend. Two late tries to the Bulldogs flattered the score line. They still managed an 80% completion rate and this will win them more games than they’ll lose. Robbie Farah is in doubt with back soreness. Panthers came close to losing last week against the Rabbitohs after squandering a 16 point half time lead to win by just four. They’ll need a lot of possesion, ie Tigers’ mistakes, to make a go of this one.

Tigers by 12

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4 responses

4 04 2008
withmalice

Now I have to be quick again this week so many apologies

Do you apologise to the missus for that too? 😉

4 04 2008
brumbygg9

is that a sledge from the man once famously referred to as the “30 second man”? I reckon I might still be able to find the t-short to prove it!

4 04 2008
withmalice

ROFLMAO… well, we both know no dancers ever really complained… 😛

4 04 2008
brumbygg9

dancers are like that….

must be a worry having someone around with institutional memory!!

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