Another week and another round of the best bets available to you!
Gold Coast Titans v New Zealand Warriors
Bottom of the ladder clashes always gets the blood flowing.
Warriors fans and players finally have something to cheer about, as they were able to beat the Broncos.
Ken Maumalo was the highlight, running for 270 meters and scoring two tries.
Blake Green also had a great game, despite the news that he won’t be re-signed for the 2021 season.
The game was close throughout but in the last twenty, the Warriors were able to go up a gear and the Broncos couldn’t match their speed and energy.
The Titans on the other hand got rinsed by the Sharks and put on a terrible performance.
Their defence was their biggest issue, especially on the edges.
While the Warriors don’t have the same attack as the Sharks, they should be able to take advantage of their weak defensive team.
The Warriors will carry confidence into this game especially with RTS re-joining the line-up.
I can see the Warriors blowing out the Titans here, and hopefully build on last weeks’ performance.
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
The Tigers played in a finals level intensity game last week.
Tensions caused Joey Leilua to clobber Dylan Edwards of the ball, giving himself a lengthy suspension.
There is some re-shuffling in both teams.
Braidon Burns suffered a season-ending injury for the Rabbitohs.
The Tigers have moved Benji Marshall to the bench and Michael Chee-Kam replaces Joey Leilua in the centres.
The Rabbitohs were able to easily handle the Bulldogs.
While they were victorious, the main problem that has plagued this talented roster is errors.
They are 5th in errors at 92 and 3rd in handling errors at 82.
They need to remove these mistakes to be considered a viable top 8 threat.
The Rabbitohs aren’t playing to their potential, and I think the Tigers coming off a highly emotional and competitive game, they should be eager to bounce back.
St George Illawarra Dragons v Manly Sea Eagles
I made a vow to myself to never bet on the Dragons. But here we are.
Dragons have looked improved over the past two games, and haven’t looked like a complete joke.
Moving Hunt into hooker is a smart decision, as I believe he plays his best footy in the number nine.
Some shuffling in the Dragons team, as McInnes moves into the middle along side Tariq Sims who returns from a wrist injury.
Manly are ravaged with injuries and are are still a top eight team.
Though having key players in and out of the line-up doesn’t help with the teams cohesion on attack and defence.
It feels like Manly have been beaten up this season.
From injuries, bad calls and suspensions, they can’t catch a break.
They Dragons need to attack this vulnerable Manly side, and have an opportunity to get a win and potentially turn their season around.