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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 the on the Ball Potty, the best potty going around. Another weekly Nurl episode for you here today, and it's done to heat up now. AFL almost in their finals. NL It's still a little bit away. was still got three rounds left, but it's starting to get spicy. The top four picture is ever changing week after week, and similarly the seventh and eighth positions as well. 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 down a bit. I don't know if there's less set restarts or whatever they've changed there, 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 lot of close games in the last month and it's just been really, really good football. So what I'm going to be doing today the usual stuff. I'm going to be chanting out around twenty two go through all all eight games in the big topics in rugby league right now. Then I'm going to talk about my predictions in terms of the top eight and then we will head into around twenty three, three preview, with the team's dropping in five minutes as I'm recording this. So moving into theirs game from around twenty two, it was actually 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 hundred twenty six to sixteen. But the Sunshine Coast are actually really enjoying the Sunshine Coast Stadium. They seem to get good crowds out. I love the hill, especially for Storm Games. They seem to get a lot of people out there. So yeah, I really enjoyed that atmosphere and yeah, the raiders really took it to them. Were very, very physical in the end. It ended with horware and I are getting send off in a pretty disgraceful tackle wall. You wouldn't ever call it a tackle on drome Hughes, but we which was a big sour note to end on. I have to say it was a good night of footy. The storm which challenge, didn't look great themselves as a competitive game, and then to end it on that note that was 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 keep coming off the bench, because they just look that much better when he's on, especially right now without chance. I don't know if he's playing this week. We'll find out, I guess, in five minutes, but there's rooms that 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, so much comes down to Jackie white and and they basically just rely on their Ford's winning 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 in this game, all of a sudden the momentum swung back in the raiders favor and yeah, that was a huge turning...

...point. Hodge and goes to halfback, which is actually good at. Like I boorderline. Think he should play halfback 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 to say. I think. I don't think anyone agrees it is the best player in 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's not a great player, but I've never really seen him dictated a game and he really really tried to do that this on Thursday night, which was good to see. Short of sort of proved to me the player he can be when he steps up and senses the moment. So he played really well, I thought. And Yeah, apart from the how we're in our incident, it was a good game. The storm didn't actually look great, to be honest. They ended up having to kick for penalty goals. So I'm pretty sure it was three tries each actually, and then the for penalty goals was the difference. Bailey Simonson score a hat trick on his return in on the wing and they will be interesting to see if he's on the wing again this week 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 and however you want to say it. But yeah, disappointing from how we're in our I'm not sure how long he's getting, but I think he's getting three weeks because he has a clean record. But yeah, that was that was really shit. A bad way to end it. A horrible tackle, just dangerous. It sucks as well because it was if you actually go back on what to the set, there was like two big hits and you could sort of 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 then how 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 on Friday night we had the dragons versus penrith. It was actually decent game. Once again, I was expecting another blowout, but early on the dragons look back very much. So look like the dragons of the first two months of the competition. They looked fast, they look physical in the middle, which is what they were doing in those first eight rounds. But then they just died really they looked really unfit. Like around the fifty minute it was like, yeah, it was just ridiculous how unfit they looked. Gordy actually suggested that maybe in the hotel they'd been getting away with ordering a few, a few too many room service burgers and stuff like that and then actually kind of look like it. They it's rare you see it and it's not like it was ridiculously hot or anything, which sometimes happens, but especially in Queensland. But yeah, they looked unfit. They just couldn't go with panthers for the FO 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 of time at the start of the season, so I don't know. Maybe they had a really hectic preseason and then their fitnesses just wigned as the season's gone on. But that was really disappointing because it looked like a one stage they were actually going to take it to Penrith Lady. But yeah, the panthers look much improved with Nathan cleary back.

They still didn't look as good as they have in previous rounds, but they's three rounds left and that's exactly what they need right now. They'd probably like a few more rounds, but there are other teams priming perfectly for finals. The Panthers and maybe a couple steps behind them, but we know how good their best is. And we know they're not full strength right now, so you definitely can't write them out of it and it looks like there's a clear top for with penrith man, the Rabbitos and Melbourne all looking very, very strong. The roosters and the EELS. Well, the EELS look a long way off. The roosters not as good, 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 brought in the must have. But yeah, that was a side done. And then, 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 came off the bench for the dragons. He's been playing in the bench utility role recently and he actually killed. He scored a try. It might have set up 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, hopefully made me get starting chance this week because apart from that, they didn't look very 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 there just especially against a good defense like Penrith, you just sort of wonder where their points are going to come from. They often just end up kicking to Lomax and hoping for the best. But that brought us into the Friday night game, which was another great encounter. This is starting to become a bit of a rivalry between the BRONCHOS. The roosters the Broncos and Bush them earlier on in the season and produce one of the upsets the year. Here they almost 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 restrictions or whatever, and also they have seen their team pretty much every week, so the crowds have dropped, as you would expect. But yeah, great effort from the broncos. Obviously a lot of controversy in the way this game ended. Radley's charged down on our butt, Kelly's attempted equalizer, drop goal and in 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 the field goal was a equalize and the penalty goals a go ahead. I think it was twenty to nineteen when they kick the penalty goal. That was good that Albert Kelly avoided injury because it looked really, really nasty and I definitely think it's a penalty. I know it wasn't ill intentioned, but you've got to have that rule, otherwise there would just be I know there's not many field goals that happened, but yeah,...

...it's just really, really dangerous. And then that ended in the culminating action really of the game, which was 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 sort of he didn't duck, but he sort of moved his head down, but we see that happened throughout the game. People's head levels change in the penalty stills given. So yeah, at the end of the day it wasn't much contact at all, but he hit him in the face and yeah, that's a penalty, so I guess it's it was a deserved cool Adam Kuen was very cool under pressure. Wasn't the easiest kick but he's an absolute sharp shooter and 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 years to come. But got a shout out James Tedesco go on the rooster side and Painhass on the bronchos side. The difference two when pain hustles on and off, was just immense. He was so good at the start and then when he came back on, the broncos sort of came back into the game and then James Tedesco, not even kidding. In the first twenty minutes I was legit talking to my dad and I was like he sort of famed down the pecking order a bit. I was like the Turbo's definitely better than him, there's no argument. And Dad even went as far as saying pap an 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 that he had wasn't as strong as he once was or dominant. And then he's just come out and probably put on the best performance of the year from him personally, and he was just looking like classic to Desco all over the park. He scored a try, probably should have had another, not a tribe like. He made a break and I think it was David Mead sort of grabbed him. A second attempt drake the ball out should have been sinbin and 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 being such strong players for their teams. That led us into the Saturday early kickoff, rabbitos versus the titans, and this was a blowout. I was actually really excited for this one after what they produced in the first match of the series for this season was like a huge comeback attempt. I think it was thirty six, thirty four, one way or the other. And Yeah, The Times just didn't bring at. The rabbitos look way too good right now for the teams outside the top for and yeah, it was a huge win for the rabbitos. They're really really start to look dangerous. I have to say I still think many and Melbourne look better and I think people are may be hyping them up a little bit too much. I'm not getting sucked in this year. I think I might have...

...got sucked in a little bit last year in the year before. But they're definitely going to be there all thereabouts and 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 and they still lost by thirty points. So yeah, that's disappointing. From The Times rabbitos are not a team known for their defense and at times team who's got a quite a few weapons on that field only scoring six points. That's pretty disappointing. I was talking about Dad, I think. I don't know if he's playing injured, but I think a j Brimson really needs to lift his game if the Times are going to go to that next level. Their halves aren't great and it's going to be interesting to see if Jamal foggity comes back in for Sexton this week. But Taylor and fogerty sex and whoever the combos there. They're good players but they're not going to dominate a game like a like a cleary and the why or a monster and Hughes, but or a 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 Brian Kelly, other game breakers, tyr and Peachy, but BRIMSTON's the one who gets the most touches on the ball as a fullback and I don't haven't seen him really tear up many games this year. So that's something if they're going to go on a bit of a run or be dangerous in finals. He's really 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 this back line for him all year and he's off contract, so he's going to be a very, very interesting play to watch. Whether he moves elsewhere, I would definitely be having a crack at him. I think in all these he's injury history is not great, but every time he's had a crack in the first team I think he's been a very, very viable back up and I think he'd be a very, very good option for a team down the bottom of the ladder. So I would like to see I would like to see the Tigers go sign them actually. But that moved us into the Tigers game indeed, and look, as most tigers games have been recently really will 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 in the 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, just wasn't a great game. The CA but is played really bout the first half and they're attacking flow looks just really out of sink at the moment. And yet the Tigers don't look great at all. I know we're still a mathematical chance of 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 the chances of the Tigers making finals. But if I was a new draw I would know on the Tigers to make finals because they just not a good ten to watch. I'd much rather the...

...nights or times in there who have x 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 to do 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 for the Tigers coming out of this week those a Mostes Mby has been released from his contract next year and he's gone and signed with the dragons, which has been talked about for a while. Very, very happy with this one. I think M by was just like he seems like a great guy and he's a very, very good footballer, but at this time in our development is a 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 improvement or 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 think you really have a place in the tires right now. We didn't need to be 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 bench when we are full strength and humming and he's been serviceable. Is giving us a backup hooking role is played, fullbacks played six, is played center and he's been our captain. So shouts out for him in those aspects. But yeah, I'll be honest. I don't want to be critical, but I just don't get the dragon signing policy. Like I heard today that they're signing because you can play all sorts of positions and that's part of their long term strategy. But I'm not sure why, I am by would be part of your long term strategy when he's an older player and their general squad is pretty old 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 sure what his roles going to be. I'm sure like if I had to put my money on something, I would say he's going to be a fourteen off the bench, who can you know, play twenty minutes at Hooker or fill in for a half, or a five eight or a center or a full back if they get can cast or injured. But yeah, it's going to be interesting one to follow. That moved us into the primetime game for this round. 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 exactly what 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 just hanging 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 no one really played well from paramatter, but longer blake. He sort of always has. But as soon as the ball comes to his edge she just sends it out to that five eight and if you have someone who's ready for it and just quick hands, you can pretty much get around that right edge defense or all day. And that's what happened. Rubing Garrick scored tries, SOB squad tries, turbo scored tries, everyone...

...scored tries pretty much fifty six to ten. And Yeah, it's a pretty disgraceful loss for a team who's Prince supposed to be priming for finals. And Yeah, there was just a lot of 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 any top 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 at the 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 still got, you know, the framework to be a great team, but there's something 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 with this squad, which is what it was built for. Other creativity is just rubbish. Moses and Gutho are both I was looking at the trysts averages before and Moses and Guth are both outside that top fifteen. And Dell Brown other has 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 middles still doing an okay job, but their reliance on them has been exposed pretty much. If you take it to them up the middle, don't let them off load all of a sudden. They're just not a very, very good team and yeah, I just I don't really have the answers for paramatter at the moment. Manly just pretty kills, though. was just an awful matchup for the EELS, out this time of the year, being so out of for him to come up against one of the deadliest attacking teams we've seen in ages. So yeah, it was just an awful knight for eels, perfect night for manly. and to make things even worse, aboudicine then got sent off in a pretty disgusting hit similar to the Haroware and I are one I think this one was arguably even worse. But yeah, it was just for Brad 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, so I'll maybe check that and we'll see when we do the teams in a little bit. But yeah, it will be at least three weeks, given how are we're in ours one and then his prior loading will probably depend if he misses any of the final series. So that moved us into Sunday, a double 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 the league'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 about supposed refereeing inconsistency. Some of the coaches had a lot to say about on the weekend, mainly tramp Barrett blowing up about that disallowed try. Think was Coni Qutoa, their backup hook. I look get a little bit confused with the names, as about four Catolla's running around, but I'm pretty sure it's C ony Quto. Could be two KATOA, but I think he's like an outside back. But yes, you only quita. I think it was Edward Cost you from the warriors. How the ball ten out. See only Cato went to put a big shot on him. Costly dropped the ball and as he was 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's still penalty. And Yeah, I think it was a high shot. And then the bulldogs picked up the ball, flicked it wide and scored and that got disallowed. Barrett claimed that if they scored that they were right in the hunt, which I disagree with. And then see only Kittol went on and gave way about three penalties in next five minutes. So, yeah, I think 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 to go about it right now. Yeah, because your team probably not at the point where, like, unfortunately, everyone's comeback just going to be like well, your Shit, you still would have lost anyway. So yeah, that was I think I was pretty shot outs from Bar I think you should have just copped it on the chin. Grammar Graham, annually, honestly sort of came out and said that in he didn't really hide it. It wasn't subtle about it. You just didn't say the coach his name, but he said there's a few coaches coming out and blaming the rest for their losses when their teams just generally not good. So I think that was a clear a clear Fu 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 to bring it home. It was a pretty average game, I have to say, the winded sort of calm down. The wind was pretty hectic in the warriors bulldogs game but by this game of the calm down I was excited for a big game in terms of the top eight. But yeah, it didn't really deliver. A lot of dropball just not met much flowing attack or anything. Ponger and Pierce both was sort of knocked at, knocked up, not knocked up, hurt its stages. got a knock, I guess. was what I was looking for there. I think both shoulder injuries actually, so I 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 the back 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 with human, he's family. That really...

...rocked me actually hearing that yesterday or Sunday night, I think it was. Yeah, just there's much negative stuff going around in the world right now. That was not really ideal thing to hear, 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 basically all but confirmed he's returning to the roosters next year, which I think is a pretty interesting signing. I know they've had a lot of injuries in the spine this year, so they're probably looking for some coverage. You can play hook a lock and in the halves, but yeah, I don't know if he's actually that good of a play. I think kind of Watson's a little bit overrated and that he is utility is sort of a factor that hides his actual ability in each of those positions. But anyway, that's just something I thought I'd mentioned. Are Moving into my prediction for my top eight. My top eight is actually stayed the exact same sile. Read it out. Storm One, panthers to Rabbit as street roosters for manly and fifth eels in its sixth, the nights and the seventh and the Times in eight. I now have the team's missing out on the top eight by points differential to only be the sharks. I've got the dragons not in that mix because I think I tipped them shure that didn't tip them to beat the panthers, but something changed in that in that lineup. And then the other team's two points behind the sharks 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 few upsets in next couple weeks could really shake things up, with a lot of teams in launching distance of those. Well, I think the nights are all but confirmed. I think they've got a pretty easy run home, but that eighth position is very, very interesting. All right. That moves us into our round twenty three preview. After looking at all the teams and all the change is back here for around twenty three per view, the third last round of the regular season in the NFL. On Thursday night we have the titans versus the storm. A lot of changes in this one. So I've got jaden 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 replaces fought 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 or something, but he's not playing them for Melbourne. Papenhausen's finally been named at 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 thing rest of the concussion. Brandon Smiths also been rested, so Harry Grant will start at the number nine. George Jennings returns to replace Dean Eremiah and Alham is rested for Marion Sevey. So huge...

...changes in the storm. PAPPENHAUSEN gets his hands back on that number one, I will be actually reckoning mind not let go of it for the rest of the year. The line twenty one and 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 time these 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. Storm Head to head, I reckon might be a close one. Not all, though. The storm kind of they turn it on when you at least expect it. Then Friday early six o'clock. Raiders versus seagoules. There was talk to 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 a huge out for the raiders. As I mentioned earlier in the preview, chance they could clog stat makes Kluke Star. Sorry forgot about that. Pronunciation because he hasn't been playing, but he returns at full back, which is great to see. Absolutely love Seans said, Chris is also back in the center's Turbo's been named and Brad Parker moves out. For most are sully. The lines fourteen a half to manly. With turbo named. I'm going to have to go manly at the line and manly head to head. But if turbo was an out or I'd have to rethink that. I'm not sure. But at the moment turbos in some going man lead the line and the tip for Panthers Rabbit Os. This is an absolutely mouth watering class. They're both almost full strength. Is I'm about to let you know. Corus hours back from suspension. Cape Well returns on the bench from suspension. Fisher Harrison Panguy jr both 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 the reserves. 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 team in 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. So I'm going to say the panthers turn it on and win a really, really good game. I'm hoping it's a good game anyway. Then Sadday. Three o'clock tigers versus the CRONOLA in Rockhampton. Tama and Roberts are in for the Tigers. Big names, but not being impact plays unfortunately. Jacob little and Tom 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 you and your family. Once again, the...

Tigers. I'm worried. We saw it earlier on in the year. Simpkin. I don't know if he'll have eighty minutes in him. I'm not sure what they're going to do if he doesn't, but he hasn't been playing because there's a reserve grade, so I'm very worried about him going eighty minutes. Roberts is on the bench, so this 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 five player change. So I would be shocked if they did that. I don't think 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 in for eighty minutes there, which I'm more I'm nervous about the show I just sent. The sharks beat us here. I'm not sure what the actual head to head record is, but sort of scarred from that two thousand nineteen game where 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 either way. I just felt like saying that. So I'm going the sharks of the line, which is only four and a half, and the sharks head to head, then the bulldogs nights. The Changes Luke Thompson returns from suspension, Jackson topine replaces Janet Joy. Marshall King, WHO's out. I think his wife or partner is giving birth. Kyl Flanagan is playing halfback as Avrillo moves 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's been named on the bench, which I like because I think is a good player and hopefully him and Braley and tandems a bit more damaging than Brayley on his 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 right now. The bulldogs are pretty injury ravage. I'm going to go bood dogs the line, though, and you've got to tip the nights. They're eels cowboys. 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 in the second row. Tom Up a check and Michael Oldfield were dropped after Saturday's woeful performance. Michael Pennessini. I think it is honor. It's will Pennessini and Hay's done start replace them. I actually rate that. I like a look of pennessine and I think dunces good player, so good to see them giving youth the chance for once. Jason Tamalolo's in the reserves for the cowboys but not named to play. The lines of eleven and a half and fair of the EELS. Jesus. Tempting to go with the cowboys there, but surely the eels at some point have to turn it around, even if it's not an impressive fashion. But I think they win here. I think they're Ford pack will be too strong and I think they win comfortably, maybe three tries or something. So I'll go eels at the line and the eels at 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 clock game on Sunday into warm well which is interesting. Don't remember a footy stadium into warmber when I lived in Brisbane. But I actually don't know what I don't know if they have a queen's I didn't. There's no twomb Queensland Cup team but like there might be a region. Like there's no team with Twomba in the name, but I don't know. It better the clocks out for the season. Unfortunately. McGuire has been picked the hooking role. Tarik Sims is back from suspension, like Lori's out potentially for the season with a bad hand 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's on the bench. So I think the Dufty inclusions good. I think he's not as elite as everyone says, but he gives them a bit of spark and 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, Warrior harve graves is back and Radley's out for three weeks suspension. So three weeks. It's actually pretty Hash, but he's obviously got a really, really bad record. Look, this is an interesting one because actually know what of my kidney this is not interesting. The lines. Twelve and a half of the roosters. Dragons at the lines interesting, but I'll go the roosters of the line. Rooster's head to head. I just think what McGuire at nines like. That's sort of all I have to say. But yeah, we'll be interested to see dufty back in the lineup. And then we finished with the Bronco a verse of the Warriors. Milford replaces as a suspended Tyson gamble herby farm wors back were channing thee lest need to acts back and bailes syrandons back the warriors the line. One and a half. I know the warriors are in some great form right now, three wins on the trot, but this is it's uncourt Sunday. I've done footy. The broncos are close to a victory and I think this is where they get it. I'm back in the bronchos at the head to Heead and obviously therefore at the line. I don'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 did say 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 on the ladder, so there might be some good football, hopefully anyway. But this has been another episode of the on the wall podcast. If you've just watched the preview, let me know your tips down below and thanks for watching this preview. Feel free to check out the of you from last week if I 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 the whole 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 my instagram, Dam's or anything like that,...

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