The Marn's had a good start to the round and has plenty more tips for his loyal followers.
CANBERRA RAIDERS vs NZ WARRIORS
Having said that, the Warriors showed some real fight against a Manly side hitting their straps and I expect them to put up a decent fight. I am keen on them with the start of 6.5 and you must have a strong side when you have Lolohea on the bench.
First Try Scorer – I am going to go with Warrior Solomone Kata. He has bagged 10 this season and he will be right in the thick of it to touch down first in Canberra.
GOLD COAST TITANS vs PARRAMATTA EELS
On the other hand we have Parramatta. You have to admire these players. Drama after drama, yet they front up and have a crack every week. There is plenty of fight in this Parramatta squad as they showed last week against Penrith and whilst they lose Jennings, I expect them – like they have all season – to show up and put in a good performance. The Titans should win this one but the bet is to take the Eels at the line. The 6.5 start is good and am happy to be on.
I also believe that Parramatta will start strong so will also invest on the Eels / Titans Half-Time-Full-Time Double. I am looking to one of Parramatta’s youngsters - whom has untold potential and could be a very good player - in Tepai Moeroa, to be the First Try Scorer. He is big odds so is worth a nibble.
MELBOURNE STORM vs SYDNEY ROOSTERS
I just cannot tip the Roosters, I have to be on the Storm and am going to go them conceding the line -11.5. They are too strong and will show that here against a side whom despite their issues with Pearce, have been bitterly disappointing in 2016.
I am looking out wide for the First Try Scorer, focusing on the wide runners from the Storm’s backline. It is hard to go past Vunivalu and Koroibete in general as they score so many tries, but I am going to vouch for Cameron Munster to dot down first in this game.
CRONULLA SHARKS vs NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Cronulla venture back to the Shire and I just cannot see anything here other than a comprehensive Cronulla victory. They are in dazzling form, playing with exceptional confidence and I believe they will tear the Knights apart. On paper you look at the 24.5 start and think wow, that’s 4 converted tries to the Knights off the bat. It isn’t enough. Take Cronulla -24.5 as they will blow this game wide open with their style of play.
In a team full of big guns, this lad out wide has been going about his business and despite scoring 12 tries this season, he has been sailing under the radar. I am talking about Sosaia Feki. Let’s have something on him to score first on Sunday afternoon in what will be a very easy victory to the Sharks.
I am going to go the Tigers to cover the 5.5 start here and win easily. For First Try Scorer fans – we will go with David Noafaluma who has bagged 9 tries this season and let’s hope he adds a 10th first cab off the rank in this game.
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS vs MANLY SEA EAGLES
Despite the good team on paper, the Rabbitohs cannot get it together and as such, we just have to be on the Eagles to maintain the rage. I don’t expect the Eagles to put the Bunnies to the sword because surely they have to improve, so let’s go with some Manly 1-12 as well in the margin betting, whilst First Try Scorer – am going to have a small speculator on Jamie Lyon whom is appreciating the move to 5/8th, but also going to have a decent crack at Tom Trbojevic. He is super odds, he slices through defensive lines like a knife through butter, and hopefully either he or Jamie will jag the first four-pointer.