All six of the NRL R19 games are being shown this weekend.
The teams on byes are Broncos, Bulldogs, Storm and Cowboys, hence we're two games short of a full set!
All games are being shown live bar one, the Sunday clash between Panthers and Knights. This is a case of what has to be when two games run concurrently.
Friday's game would be interesting anyway with two much improved teams meeting on the Tigers' patch. It's even more interesting given the publicity around Benji Marshall's 'shock' announcement that he wants away from the club he's been a famous fixture with for 11 years. Will this distract Tigers or galvanise them into action? Should be a good game!
For potential wooden spooners, Eels don't play so bad. They have suffered from injuries this season but generally seem to put up a decent fight. Going to Canberra though will be a toughy for them
The Roosters v Sharks game should be a high impact affair. with the home side probably nicking the win.
I must say I have enjoyed watching the Titans this season. Their half backs generally sparkle and the whole team moves the ball about too. They will be up against a Manly team who have pulled themselves together with creative halves, big forwards and centres that most teams would grab at.
I'm expecting another home win in Sunday's second game where an increasingly confident and pacy Panthers outfit could outrun a decent Knights team with stars of its own.
That leaves us with Monday's game that you'd think would be a formality for the Bunnies. OK they are missing Greg Inglis who's had to pull out with an injury sustained in Origin 3.
All the same they are packed with power pace and punch so you'd expect them to waltz this one. Dragons however have nothing to lose and have rung the changes for this one. Rabbitohs should win this at a canter, unless they are very complacent! So perhaps a whole set of home wins ... or then again ...
Enjoy your Rugby League.
Edited by G Las D, 18 July 2013 - 04:25 PM.