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2021 NRL Round 23 | Rugby League

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Another weekly rugby league episode is here. I review the highs and lows from Round 22, discuss the talking points in the game and preview the all-important Round 23. How good is the NRL. Enjoy!!! 

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Welcome back to another episode of theon the Ball Potty, the best potty going around. Another weekly Nurl episodefor you here today, and it's done to heat up now. AFL almostin their finals. NL It's still a little bit away. was still gotthree rounds left, but it's starting to get spicy. The top four pictureis ever changing week after week, and similarly the seventh and eighth positions aswell. Teams forms of waning and strengthening and yes, it is a really, really good time to be regularly support of the margins have definitely come downa bit. I don't know if there's less set restarts or whatever they've changedthere, but something's working because there's no longer many like there's the occasional one, but they're always was the occasional fifty point driving but there's been a lotof close games in the last month and it's just been really, really goodfootball. So what I'm going to be doing today the usual stuff. I'mgoing to be chanting out around twenty two go through all all eight games inthe big topics in rugby league right now. Then I'm going to talk about mypredictions in terms of the top eight and then we will head into aroundtwenty three, three preview, with the team's dropping in five minutes as I'mrecording this. So moving into theirs game from around twenty two, it wasactually surprisingly decent game. I was expecting a bit of a storm blowout,as I'm sure everyone was, but the raiders fought hard the storm one hundredtwenty six to sixteen. But the Sunshine Coast are actually really enjoying the SunshineCoast Stadium. They seem to get good crowds out. I love the hill, especially for Storm Games. They seem to get a lot of people outthere. So yeah, I really enjoyed that atmosphere and yeah, the raidersreally took it to them. Were very, very physical in the end. Itended with horware and I are getting send off in a pretty disgraceful tacklewall. You wouldn't ever call it a tackle on drome Hughes, but wewhich was a big sour note to end on. I have to say itwas a good night of footy. The storm which challenge, didn't look greatthemselves as a competitive game, and then to end it on that note thatwas pretty disappointing. But yeah, apart from that it was fairly good game. I think Tom Starling is just look, I don't know if you can keepcoming off the bench, because they just look that much better when he'son, especially right now without chance. I don't know if he's playing thisweek. We'll find out, I guess, in five minutes, but there's roomsthat he might be back. But with the limited creativity in their spine, Tom Starling's definitely needed because when it's just Josh Hot Josh Hodgson, somuch comes down to Jackie white and and they basically just rely on their Ford'swinning the game, which doesn't really work against the storm. But yeah,Tom Starling makes such a big difference and as soon as he came on inthis game, all of a sudden the momentum swung back in the raiders favorand yeah, that was a huge turning...

...point. Hodge and goes to halfback, which is actually good at. Like I boorderline. Think he should playhalfback for the rest of the year. And Jack White and really stood up. This is I'm not the biggest fan of Jack Wan, I have tosay. I think. I don't think anyone agrees it is the best playerin the comp but by winning the Daly Am. It's sort of suggest that, but which I thought I don't think he deserved it. Not Saying he'snot a great player, but I've never really seen him dictated a game andhe really really tried to do that this on Thursday night, which was goodto see. Short of sort of proved to me the player he can bewhen he steps up and senses the moment. So he played really well, Ithought. And Yeah, apart from the how we're in our incident,it was a good game. The storm didn't actually look great, to behonest. They ended up having to kick for penalty goals. So I'm prettysure it was three tries each actually, and then the for penalty goals wasthe difference. Bailey Simonson score a hat trick on his return in on thewing and they will be interesting to see if he's on the wing again thisweek as rough and I wasn't as good as he has been in previous weeks. I think simpsons actually going to be a really good player or songs andhowever you want to say it. But yeah, disappointing from how we're inour I'm not sure how long he's getting, but I think he's getting three weeksbecause he has a clean record. But yeah, that was that wasreally shit. A bad way to end it. A horrible tackle, justdangerous. It sucks as well because it was if you actually go back onwhat to the set, there was like two big hits and you could sortof stell the momentum building. You thought maybe they would force an error.They get it was a bit too late in the game anyway. But thenhow we are and our just took it one step too far and he will, rightly so, miss the rest of the season. And then we onFriday night we had the dragons versus penrith. It was actually decent game. Onceagain, I was expecting another blowout, but early on the dragons look backvery much. So look like the dragons of the first two months ofthe competition. They looked fast, they look physical in the middle, whichis what they were doing in those first eight rounds. But then they justdied really they looked really unfit. Like around the fifty minute it was like, yeah, it was just ridiculous how unfit they looked. Gordy actually suggestedthat maybe in the hotel they'd been getting away with ordering a few, afew too many room service burgers and stuff like that and then actually kind oflook like it. They it's rare you see it and it's not like itwas ridiculously hot or anything, which sometimes happens, but especially in Queensland.But yeah, they looked unfit. They just couldn't go with panthers for theFO hundred and eighty. I think maybe they went potentially too hard out early, but they were able to withstand that sort of physicality for long periods oftime at the start of the season, so I don't know. Maybe theyhad a really hectic preseason and then their fitnesses just wigned as the season's goneon. But that was really disappointing because it looked like a one stage theywere actually going to take it to Penrith Lady. But yeah, the pantherslook much improved with Nathan cleary back.

They still didn't look as good asthey have in previous rounds, but they's three rounds left and that's exactly whatthey need right now. They'd probably like a few more rounds, but thereare other teams priming perfectly for finals. The Panthers and maybe a couple stepsbehind them, but we know how good their best is. And we knowthey're not full strength right now, so you definitely can't write them out ofit and it looks like there's a clear top for with penrith man, theRabbitos and Melbourne all looking very, very strong. The roosters and the EELS. Well, the EELS look a long way off. The roosters not asgood, but they look like they're going to be competitive. So yeah,that was good to see for the panthers fans. I brought back cleary,got him in fancy actually, for the first time all year. Finally broughtin the must have. But yeah, that was a side done. Andthen, finally, I wanted to mention tell it how our mown. No, I don't think he's related to Tomamne of tigers fame, but he cameoff the bench for the dragons. He's been playing in the bench utility rolerecently and he actually killed. He scored a try. It might have setup another one. Yeah, he was just step and blokes left run center. I was late in the game so it's be easy to do that,but I just thought that was good to see and, you know, hopefullymade me get starting chance this week because apart from that, they didn't lookvery creative at all. Their final twenty is just so bad the dragons,as it has been all year. As soon as they get the bull therejust especially against a good defense like Penrith, you just sort of wonder where theirpoints are going to come from. They often just end up kicking toLomax and hoping for the best. But that brought us into the Friday nightgame, which was another great encounter. This is starting to become a bitof a rivalry between the BRONCHOS. The roosters the Broncos and Bush them earlieron in the season and produce one of the upsets the year. Here theyalmost did it once again. The broncos put in an absolutely terrific effort.Can't take anything away from them, even though they didn't get the chock.He's losing by one point. Twenty two, twenty one. It was disappointing.There weren't many fans there, but I'm not sure if there's covid restrictionsor whatever, and also they have seen their team pretty much every week,so the crowds have dropped, as you would expect. But yeah, greateffort from the broncos. Obviously a lot of controversy in the way this gameended. Radley's charged down on our butt, Kelly's attempted equalizer, drop goal andin a penalty. And Yeah, it almost like that was actually gnarly, like Alvit Kelly's leg almost broke. Sorry, it wasn't an equalize.There was a it was a go ahead. No, no, it would thefield goal was a equalize and the penalty goals a go ahead. Ithink it was twenty to nineteen when they kick the penalty goal. That wasgood that Albert Kelly avoided injury because it looked really, really nasty and Idefinitely think it's a penalty. I know it wasn't ill intentioned, but you'vegot to have that rule, otherwise there would just be I know there's notmany field goals that happened, but yeah,...

...it's just really, really dangerous.And then that ended in the culminating action really of the game, whichwas a high tackle on se Tilly Tuperneur in the heat of the moment.I was pissed off about it because I was going for the broncos heavily,but I had a chance to calm down. I watched Bros both press conference,which is actually I did watch all the press conferences on the weekend.I was actually a good addition to my viewing, but highly recommend it.It was high though. He did in the head. I think Tuperneura sortof he didn't duck, but he sort of moved his head down, butwe see that happened throughout the game. People's head levels change in the penaltystills given. So yeah, at the end of the day it wasn't muchcontact at all, but he hit him in the face and yeah, that'sa penalty, so I guess it's it was a deserved cool Adam Kuen wasvery cool under pressure. Wasn't the easiest kick but he's an absolute sharp shooterand yeah, he was really good. Sam Walker nailed his field goal.He looks like he could be a very, very reliable field goal kicker for yearsto come. But got a shout out James Tedesco go on the roosterside and Painhass on the bronchos side. The difference two when pain hustles onand off, was just immense. He was so good at the start andthen when he came back on, the broncos sort of came back into thegame and then James Tedesco, not even kidding. In the first twenty minutesI was legit talking to my dad and I was like he sort of fameddown the pecking order a bit. I was like the Turbo's definitely better thanhim, there's no argument. And Dad even went as far as saying papan house and in full flights better than Teddy, which I don't agree with. But the we both had the same, you know, sort of hypothesis thathe had wasn't as strong as he once was or dominant. And thenhe's just come out and probably put on the best performance of the year fromhim personally, and he was just looking like classic to Desco all over thepark. He scored a try, probably should have had another, not atribe like. He made a break and I think it was David Mead sortof grabbed him. A second attempt drake the ball out should have been sinbinand it probably would have been GAM over. But yet teddy was absolutely dominant.Pain host was incredible. So to shout it to those two for beingsuch strong players for their teams. That led us into the Saturday early kickoff, rabbitos versus the titans, and this was a blowout. I was actuallyreally excited for this one after what they produced in the first match of theseries for this season was like a huge comeback attempt. I think it wasthirty six, thirty four, one way or the other. And Yeah,The Times just didn't bring at. The rabbitos look way too good right nowfor the teams outside the top for and yeah, it was a huge winfor the rabbitos. They're really really start to look dangerous. I have tosay I still think many and Melbourne look better and I think people are maybe hyping them up a little bit too much. I'm not getting sucked inthis year. I think I might have...

...got sucked in a little bit lastyear in the year before. But they're definitely going to be there all thereaboutsand they're going to be a dangerous team for those top contenders to play.It's just incredible how Wayne Bennett primes them for finals perfectly every single year.Yes, so fair played away. No, really disappointing there for the titans.The RABBITO's actually went thirty three minutes without scoring in the second half andthey still lost by thirty points. So yeah, that's disappointing. From TheTimes rabbitos are not a team known for their defense and at times team who'sgot a quite a few weapons on that field only scoring six points. That'spretty disappointing. I was talking about Dad, I think. I don't know ifhe's playing injured, but I think a j Brimson really needs to lifthis game if the Times are going to go to that next level. Theirhalves aren't great and it's going to be interesting to see if Jamal foggity comesback in for Sexton this week. But Taylor and fogerty sex and whoever thecombos there. They're good players but they're not going to dominate a game likea like a cleary and the why or a monster and Hughes, but ora Walker and Reynolds. But that's why AJ Brimson really needs to step up. He's their play with x fact. I know they've got four feed BrianKelly, other game breakers, tyr and Peachy, but BRIMSTON's the one whogets the most touches on the ball as a fullback and I don't haven't seenhim really tear up many games this year. So that's something if they're going togo on a bit of a run or be dangerous in finals. He'sreally got a heat up again. I'll be a shout out to Braden Burns. Scored two tries in a rare outing. It's been hard to crack into thisback line for him all year and he's off contract, so he's goingto be a very, very interesting play to watch. Whether he moves elsewhere, I would definitely be having a crack at him. I think in allthese he's injury history is not great, but every time he's had a crackin the first team I think he's been a very, very viable back upand I think he'd be a very, very good option for a team downthe bottom of the ladder. So I would like to see I would liketo see the Tigers go sign them actually. But that moved us into the Tigersgame indeed, and look, as most tigers games have been recently reallywill wasn't a great game. We sort of talked about in my house,joked about it a little bit, that this was the game where run inthe nation's going to go get their dinner and the takeaway ordered and lockdown.They sit down for the drabbitos times and then gear up for the SEAGULLS eels, but it was actually the closer of the three. But yeah, justwasn't a great game. The CA but is played really bout the first halfand they're attacking flow looks just really out of sink at the moment. Andyet the Tigers don't look great at all. I know we're still a mathematical chanceof finals but, like, I know this sounds absolutely outrageous. Well, I'll probably won't say ad but like everyone sort of wants the type.Not maybe want the Tigers to make finals, but everyone sort of talking about thechances of the Tigers making finals. But if I was a new drawI would know on the Tigers to make finals because they just not a goodten to watch. I'd much rather the...

...nights or times in there who havex factor. They might not be the most clean teams to watch the times, but yeah, so tigers got the win. That's all they have todo at this stage of their development. Just get wins over those teams.They should and they took that box and moved on. The big news forthe Tigers coming out of this week those a Mostes Mby has been released fromhis contract next year and he's gone and signed with the dragons, which hasbeen talked about for a while. Very, very happy with this one. Ithink M by was just like he seems like a great guy and he'sa very, very good footballer, but at this time in our development isa team. If you are above like twenty five or so, well,like, I don't want to be ages, but if you don't have much improvementor you're not giving us an eight out of ten or above every week, which, more mby isn't in either of those categories, I don't thinkyou really have a place in the tires right now. We didn't need tobe focusing on youth development and and by just doesn't really tick that box.We've seen it at times this year. He's just been relegated to the benchwhen we are full strength and humming and he's been serviceable. Is giving usa backup hooking role is played, fullbacks played six, is played center andhe's been our captain. So shouts out for him in those aspects. Butyeah, I'll be honest. I don't want to be critical, but Ijust don't get the dragon signing policy. Like I heard today that they're signingbecause you can play all sorts of positions and that's part of their long termstrategy. But I'm not sure why, I am by would be part ofyour long term strategy when he's an older player and their general squad is prettyold right now anyway. So, yeah, the dragons just signed strange players.They continue to amaze me with some of their signing patterns. But anyways, we'll see how they go and hopefully kills it there. I'm not surewhat his roles going to be. I'm sure like if I had to putmy money on something, I would say he's going to be a fourteen offthe bench, who can you know, play twenty minutes at Hooker or fillin for a half, or a five eight or a center or a fullback if they get can cast or injured. But yeah, it's going to beinteresting one to follow. That moved us into the primetime game for thisround. Everyone was talking about it. I was super pumped for it.Was Ready for Tommy to cut loose all over these eels, and it's exactlywhat happened. Absolute Clinic from Manley the first twenty and twenty five minutes,which just free like they were just playing so well. The eels were justhanging in there the whole time really and yeah, the eels were absolutely shambolock. Their edge defense was just disgraceful. Don't to pick anyone out because noone really played well from paramatter, but longer blake. He sort of alwayshas. But as soon as the ball comes to his edge she just sendsit out to that five eight and if you have someone who's ready for itand just quick hands, you can pretty much get around that right edge defenseor all day. And that's what happened. Rubing Garrick scored tries, SOB squadtries, turbo scored tries, everyone...

...scored tries pretty much fifty six toten. And Yeah, it's a pretty disgraceful loss for a team who's Princesupposed to be priming for finals. And Yeah, there was just a lotof hysteria around the paramount eels right now. Not sure where they go from here. I'm very interested to hear anyone's opinion. If they want to,let me know in the comments or in my instagram DM's. But yeah,it's just a awful situation really. They're playing squad sort of in their prime. was listening to a radio station. They were saying that I don't anytop line talent, which is partly true. They have any absolute guns and yeah, they've got it. Maybe a coach who doesn't seem like it's atthe top of it powers and right now it's just a perfect recipe for disaster. But I'm not what sure they're going to do from here. They're stillgot, you know, the framework to be a great team, but there'ssomething that's got to be twisted the other way or shifted for next year,because if they keep playing like this they're never going to win a premiership withthis squad, which is what it was built for. Other creativity is justrubbish. Moses and Gutho are both I was looking at the trysts averages beforeand Moses and Guth are both outside that top fifteen. And Dell Brown otherhas two triess for the whole year. I know he's only twenty one,so we can't expect too much from him, but two trieses so are so much. There's people coming away with three and four triesis a game at times. So yeah, that's not good enough from their creative forces. Their middlesstill doing an okay job, but their reliance on them has been exposed prettymuch. If you take it to them up the middle, don't let themoff load all of a sudden. They're just not a very, very goodteam and yeah, I just I don't really have the answers for paramatter atthe moment. Manly just pretty kills, though. was just an awful matchupfor the EELS, out this time of the year, being so out offor him to come up against one of the deadliest attacking teams we've seen inages. So yeah, it was just an awful knight for eels, perfectnight for manly. and to make things even worse, aboudicine then got sentoff in a pretty disgusting hit similar to the Haroware and I are one Ithink this one was arguably even worse. But yeah, it was just forBrad Parker, seems to get knocked out every second week. But yeah,Madison will see a long time on the sidelines. They're saying three weeks.I have to say I haven't really been looking at the judiciary reports, soI'll maybe check that and we'll see when we do the teams in a littlebit. But yeah, it will be at least three weeks, given howare we're in ours one and then his prior loading will probably depend if hemisses any of the final series. So that moved us into Sunday, adouble header at the Red Clote redcliff Dolphin Stadium, which was awesome viewing,I have to say, the the picturesque, that weird tunnel thing and then theleague's Club behind the goals. It was just a good day of footy, it seemed in well, I guess...

...it's sort of east and northeastern Brisbane, but other warriors put away the bulldogs in a twenty four to ten victory, and the biggest storyline coming out of this one was probably blow up aboutsupposed refereeing inconsistency. Some of the coaches had a lot to say about onthe weekend, mainly tramp Barrett blowing up about that disallowed try. Think wasConi Qutoa, their backup hook. I look get a little bit confused withthe names, as about four Catolla's running around, but I'm pretty sure it'sC ony Quto. Could be two KATOA, but I think he's like an outsideback. But yes, you only quita. I think it was EdwardCost you from the warriors. How the ball ten out. See only Catowent to put a big shot on him. Costly dropped the ball and as hewas dropping it got hit. To me it looked like in the face. It wasn't like face, it was more like Chin neck, but that'sstill penalty. And Yeah, I think it was a high shot. Andthen the bulldogs picked up the ball, flicked it wide and scored and thatgot disallowed. Barrett claimed that if they scored that they were right in thehunt, which I disagree with. And then see only Kittol went on andgave way about three penalties in next five minutes. So, yeah, Ithink trump barretts needs like I'm sure it's a very frustrating job right now bulldogs, and I know they're going to be potentially a good team next year.But yeah, I think blaming the referees is probably not the right way togo about it right now. Yeah, because your team probably not at thepoint where, like, unfortunately, everyone's comeback just going to be like well, your Shit, you still would have lost anyway. So yeah, thatwas I think I was pretty shot outs from Bar I think you should havejust copped it on the chin. Grammar Graham, annually, honestly sort ofcame out and said that in he didn't really hide it. It wasn't subtleabout it. You just didn't say the coach his name, but he saidthere's a few coaches coming out and blaming the rest for their losses when theirteams just generally not good. So I think that was a clear a clearFu to trump Barrett. But that was the big story come out of that. Goodwin from the warriors and then finally the sharks versus of the nights tobring it home. It was a pretty average game, I have to say, the winded sort of calm down. The wind was pretty hectic in thewarriors bulldogs game but by this game of the calm down I was excited fora big game in terms of the top eight. But yeah, it didn'treally deliver. A lot of dropball just not met much flowing attack or anything. Ponger and Pierce both was sort of knocked at, knocked up, notknocked up, hurt its stages. got a knock, I guess. waswhat I was looking for there. I think both shoulder injuries actually, soI will be interested to see if any of them are outs for this week. But sadly the big news story apart from the night's winning was for feeder. I think he bruised his larynx or something, which is like at theback of your throat, and he has been put into an adduced comber.So yeah, hopefully everything's okay with Andrew. For feed up, thoughts are withhuman, he's family. That really...

...rocked me actually hearing that yesterday orSunday night, I think it was. Yeah, just there's much negative stuffgoing around in the world right now. That was not really ideal thing tohear, but hopefully he has a fastest speedy recovery and everything goes all right. And then the other news involving the nights was the Connor Watson has basicallyall but confirmed he's returning to the roosters next year, which I think isa pretty interesting signing. I know they've had a lot of injuries in thespine this year, so they're probably looking for some coverage. You can playhook a lock and in the halves, but yeah, I don't know ifhe's actually that good of a play. I think kind of Watson's a littlebit overrated and that he is utility is sort of a factor that hides hisactual ability in each of those positions. But anyway, that's just something Ithought I'd mentioned. Are Moving into my prediction for my top eight. Mytop eight is actually stayed the exact same sile. Read it out. StormOne, panthers to Rabbit as street roosters for manly and fifth eels in itssixth, the nights and the seventh and the Times in eight. I nowhave the team's missing out on the top eight by points differential to only bethe sharks. I've got the dragons not in that mix because I think Itipped them shure that didn't tip them to beat the panthers, but something changedin that in that lineup. And then the other team's two points behind thesharks and the titans. It's behind the eight spot other raiders, dragons,Warriors and tigers. So I've got a pretty congested battle for seventh and eight, and this is obviously all just based on my predictions. So a fewupsets in next couple weeks could really shake things up, with a lot ofteams in launching distance of those. Well, I think the nights are all butconfirmed. I think they've got a pretty easy run home, but thateighth position is very, very interesting. All right. That moves us intoour round twenty three preview. After looking at all the teams and all thechange is back here for around twenty three per view, the third last roundof the regular season in the NFL. On Thursday night we have the titansversus the storm. A lot of changes in this one. So I've gotjaden Campbell in for Aj Brimson, Jamal Fogerty returns in place of Toby Sexton. Aaron Clark Will Start for Miss Rain at the number nine and McIntyre replacesfought awake. Um didn't actually have a reason for foot awake is absence.I'd be seriously shocked if you got dropped. So maybe there's something personal reasons orsomething, but he's not playing them for Melbourne. Papenhausen's finally been namedat the fullback position, and that's because Niko hines has been pushed a halfback, as Jerome Hues will be rested after that concussion. FINU can same thingrest of the concussion. Brandon Smiths also been rested, so Harry Grant willstart at the number nine. George Jennings returns to replace Dean Eremiah and Alhamis rested for Marion Sevey. So huge...

...changes in the storm. PAPPENHAUSEN getshis hands back on that number one, I will be actually reckoning mind notlet go of it for the rest of the year. The line twenty oneand a half in favor of the storm or this actually a tough one,because the Times did not play well on the weekend. But the last timethese two sides played it was actually pretty close. The storm aren't humming either. No, for who could know? WHO's No, Brandon Smith? No, alum, I'm actually going to say the Times of the line. StormHead to head, I reckon might be a close one. Not all,though. The storm kind of they turn it on when you at least expectit. Then Friday early six o'clock. Raiders versus seagoules. There was talkto turbo being out here is named. Everything I'm saying is of Tuesday.So it obviously can change by the between now and when you're watching this,but at the moment croaker and styling it out, which I think is ahuge out for the raiders. As I mentioned earlier in the preview, chancethey could clog stat makes Kluke Star. Sorry forgot about that. Pronunciation becausehe hasn't been playing, but he returns at full back, which is greatto see. Absolutely love Seans said, Chris is also back in the center'sTurbo's been named and Brad Parker moves out. For most are sully. The linesfourteen a half to manly. With turbo named. I'm going to haveto go manly at the line and manly head to head. But if turbowas an out or I'd have to rethink that. I'm not sure. Butat the moment turbos in some going man lead the line and the tip forPanthers Rabbit Os. This is an absolutely mouth watering class. They're both almostfull strength. Is I'm about to let you know. Corus hours back fromsuspension. Cape Well returns on the bench from suspension. Fisher Harrison Panguy jrboth are in the reserve, so that's going to be one to watch.Gay Guy, Graham and Johnston all return for the South Sydney Rabbit those.Brandon Burns unfortunately drops out because of that and Jaden sewers also dropped to thereserves. The line is two and a half in favor of the panthers.This is how this is very tough. The rabbits are the better the teamin most form, but the I'm actually going to go to the panthers here. I reckon the panthers making it have a bit of a statement victory.The rabbitos haven't played great opposition in a while, I don't believe. SoI'm going to say the panthers turn it on and win a really, reallygood game. I'm hoping it's a good game anyway. Then Sadday. Threeo'clock tigers versus the CRONOLA in Rockhampton. Tama and Roberts are in for theTigers. Big names, but not being impact plays unfortunately. Jacob little andTom mccayley are suspended. So Jake Simpcon will play at nine. Not sure. Tom and suspended and for feed is obviously out for reasons as we mentioned. Hopefully he has a full recovery and in quick fashion. Thoughts with youand your family. Once again, the...

Tigers. I'm worried. We sawit earlier on in the year. Simpkin. I don't know if he'll have eightyminutes in him. I'm not sure what they're going to do if hedoesn't, but he hasn't been playing because there's a reserve grade, so I'mvery worried about him going eighty minutes. Roberts is on the bench, sothis would be pretty extravagant. But they could put him center to allow wing, not Foluma fullback and the M by hooker. But that's about a fiveplayer change. So I would be shocked if they did that. I don'tthink James Roberts would ever go Hook O. don't know, maybe Kelmen tooling.He's got a bit of hooking in him, but I think Simpkins infor eighty minutes there, which I'm more I'm nervous about the show I justsent. The sharks beat us here. I'm not sure what the actual headto head record is, but sort of scarred from that two thousand nineteen gamewhere we needed to beat them at like on, they absolutely pulverised us.So yeah, I reckon the sharks win here. They're due for a win. We're not playing great. It's in Rockhampton, but anything that matters eitherway. I just felt like saying that. So I'm going the sharks of theline, which is only four and a half, and the sharks headto head, then the bulldogs nights. The Changes Luke Thompson returns from suspension, Jackson topine replaces Janet Joy. Marshall King, WHO's out. I thinkhis wife or partner is giving birth. Kyl Flanagan is playing halfback as Avrillomoves to five. Eight. On the night side, Daniel Sie feed.He's out for three to five weeks. Tyson for Zel suspended and Chris Randall'sbeen named on the bench, which I like because I think is a goodplayer and hopefully him and Braley and tandems a bit more damaging than Brayley onhis own. The line sixteen and a half in favor of the nights.I think that's a pretty big line. The way the nights are playing rightnow. The bulldogs are pretty injury ravage. I'm going to go bood dogs theline, though, and you've got to tip the nights. They're eelscowboys. Saturday five honor. That's the prime time Saturday and really, Jeez, that's a pretty average Saturday lineup. I can't even line eels versus cowboys. Madison is obviously suspended for three weeks. Marada nere Kory will replace him inthe second row. Tom Up a check and Michael Oldfield were dropped afterSaturday's woeful performance. Michael Pennessini. I think it is honor. It's willPennessini and Hay's done start replace them. I actually rate that. I likea look of pennessine and I think dunces good player, so good to seethem giving youth the chance for once. Jason Tamalolo's in the reserves for thecowboys but not named to play. The lines of eleven and a half andfair of the EELS. Jesus. Tempting to go with the cowboys there,but surely the eels at some point have to turn it around, even ifit's not an impressive fashion. But I think they win here. I thinkthey're Ford pack will be too strong and I think they win comfortably, maybethree tries or something. So I'll go eels at the line and the eelsat the head to head. Jeez,...

I'm pretty trumped on the favorite.Every time you actually have Jesus, I'll be weak foot it for me.But are you know the punters pick while the bookmakers make their line. Educated. That sentence was not educated. But James West Rooster's is the chill clockgame on Sunday into warm well which is interesting. Don't remember a footy stadiuminto warmber when I lived in Brisbane. But I actually don't know what Idon't know if they have a queen's I didn't. There's no twomb Queensland Cupteam but like there might be a region. Like there's no team with Twomba inthe name, but I don't know. It better the clocks out for theseason. Unfortunately. McGuire has been picked the hooking role. Tarik Simsis back from suspension, like Lori's out potentially for the season with a badhand injury. That dafty returns at Fullback, with Jack's bird going to center.Adam clune got dropped for talents, how our Moan, and Jen Solomon'son the bench. So I think the Dufty inclusions good. I think he'snot as elite as everyone says, but he gives them a bit of sparkand I don't think bird was great at full back. With the greatest respect, I think he's a lot better center. And then for the Roosters, Warriorharve graves is back and Radley's out for three weeks suspension. So threeweeks. It's actually pretty Hash, but he's obviously got a really, reallybad record. Look, this is an interesting one because actually know what ofmy kidney this is not interesting. The lines. Twelve and a half ofthe roosters. Dragons at the lines interesting, but I'll go the roosters of theline. Rooster's head to head. I just think what McGuire at nineslike. That's sort of all I have to say. But yeah, we'llbe interested to see dufty back in the lineup. And then we finished withthe Bronco a verse of the Warriors. Milford replaces as a suspended Tyson gambleherby farm wors back were channing thee lest need to acts back and bailes syrandonsback the warriors the line. One and a half. I know the warriorsare in some great form right now, three wins on the trot, butthis is it's uncourt Sunday. I've done footy. The broncos are close toa victory and I think this is where they get it. I'm back inthe bronchos at the head to Heead and obviously therefore at the line. Idon't like tipping against the Warriors. I love the warriors, but yeah,just don't see them getting up here so I have to say. I didsay this last week and it turned out to be a decent round of footy, but not that many blockbust a games. Panthers Rabbit as obviously the Headline Act, but there are quite a few games between teams who are closed onthe ladder, so there might be some good football, hopefully anyway. Butthis has been another episode of the on the wall podcast. If you've justwatched the preview, let me know your tips down below and thanks for watchingthis preview. Feel free to check out the of you from last week ifI do upload a full episode onto Youtube, which I'm not sure if I will, but I'll obviously on the listening platform. Thanks for tuning in thewhole time. Hopefully, if you've enjoyed both the review and the preview,and let me know what you think of both my review and preview in myinstagram, Dam's or anything like that,...

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