NRL 2008 ~ Round 11 Preview

23 05 2008

What a week it has been for NRL fans. The State of Origin opener lived up to expectation though was quite disappointing if you are a Queensland supporter. More on this later.

This week once again sees an abbreviated round in the NRL with only five games being played. Unfortunately for teams like the Storm, Roosters, Sharks and Dragons, many players from Wednesday night now have to turn around and play for their clubs over the weekend.

Sea Eagles vs Dragons

Dragons will be feeling good after their win over Storm last weekend even though the Melbourne team was missing 9 regular first graders. Brett Stewart comes back into the Sea Eagles side after being their only Origin representative. Safest player in the comp at the back of the field and will want to replicate his Origin effort. Key for the Dragons will be how Mark Gasnier comes out after a big game on Wednesday night. If Gaz carries that form into the game and gets more involvement than he has early in the season, the Dragons may just get an upset.

Sea Eagles by 14

Rabbitohs vs Storm

I honestly don’t know what to say …………… ???

Melbourne are way too good. They will make the Bunnies look like a school boy team.

Flogging of the year – Storm by 40+

Tigers vs Titans

Tigers received a rocket from coach Tim Sheens after last weeks dismal performance in their win against an understrength Knights. Wull need to lift another three notches to win this one. Titans will be out to prove that their recent away wins are no fluke and that deserve their place as sole competition leaders. Scott Prince will lift even more against his old side. Should be a close fought match.

Titans by 8

Warriors vs Roosters

The Kiwis will be lucky to win against an inform and rampaging Roosters outfit that includes 4 New South Wales Origin forwards. The Roosters though must take better care of the leather when in possession than they did in the first half last week.

Roosters by 18

Bulldogs vs Sharks

The Bulldogs played well last week to give the Titans a real fright while the Sharks, minus Gallen and Bird, overcame a depleted Broncos side. Bulldogs have improved week to week and I think they can do the Sharks in a close game.

Bulldogs by 10.

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2 responses

23 05 2008
Big Al

Oh deary me Don,,you are not having much luck with the Qld Rangas tipping here..
Saints to get flogged by Manly ?? Ho hum,,another dud call…
Lucky I don’t put my money where his mouth is !!!!
Will drop back on Monday for another dose of comedy..

Bye..

23 05 2008
Big Al

PS Don…You are getting a bit stingy with the Femme Flesh lately..
Pick your game up son !!!!

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