By Kaaps Loche.
Yes League is finally back and what a round it was. The usual array of first round upsets, lots of points, and questions piling on top of answers. We don’t have the answers, just another lot of rambling and tips to ignore at your peril or peril of saving of saving money.
The Gurglers Best of the Week.
3 points – NRL back in general – great to have the weekend filled again.
2 points – Souths beating Rooster to get the bandwagon ready for later in the year.
1 point – rule changes – subtle but welcome.
Worst of the week
Nothing yet, although one could argue about the Wests Tigers getting two Channel 9 games in first two rounds considering their position last year and likelihood of improvement this year. Their performance on the weekend leaves you wondering how much enjoyment free to air fans will get.
Channel 9 Cup
On the subject of Channel 9 – we will run a ladder for teams results to see if the general gripe about underperforming Sydney teams on Channel 9 is a myth. The glut of Parra and Tigers games last year was quite underwhelming.
We have some more stats coming over the next few weeks.
THIS WEEK’S TIPS
SHARKS +6.5 v Dogs
RAIDERS +8.5 v Knights
GOLD COAST -5.5 v Tigers
ROOSTERS -13.5 v Eels
PENRITH +6.5 v Storm
DRAGONS +10.5 v NZ
BRONCOS +8.5 v North Qld
SOUTHS -3.5 v Manly
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