Kick to Come – The Gurgler’s NRL Round 16 Preview

Time for our NRL Round 16 Preview. We have all you need for the upcoming weekend of NRL and some other stuff you don't need.

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Time to calm down after State of Origin 2 and so here is our NRL Round 16 Preview. Full of tips, the smallest game by game preview possible, answers to the big questions, and almost more. Including answering the age old question of rugby league – which club has the most expensive Collector’s Card on Ebay.

The Origin will provide many talking points, and will also affect the line ups for this weekend. Who knows how many late exclusions there will be. Origin taking over the NRL as usual.

But there’s still seven games to digest this weekend, so here we go.

THE NRL ROUND 16 PREVIEW MATCH BY MATCH IN 20 WORDS OR LESS OR SO

FRIDAY 6pm – WARRIORS (11th) v BULLDOGS (12th)
Two perennially disappointing teams face off and more disappointment awaits one side. Warriors are the Origin time kings.

FRIDAY 8pm ish – TIGERS (16th) v TITANS (14th)
Battle of the basement. Tigers should have won last weekend but didn’t know how. Somehow Titans turned a big lead into a big loss.

SATURDAY 3pm – COWBOYS (7th) v PANTHERS (8th)
Panthers are starting to build nicely. Origin casualties will dictate how the Cowboys will go. Big chance of an upset.

SATURDAY 5:30pm – RAIDERS (10th) v BRONCOS (4th)
Two of rugby leagues grumpiest coaches go head to head. Broncos have to contend with many origin backups, Raiders just the one.

SATURDAY 7:30pm – ROOSTERS (2nd) v STORM (1st)
First v second. Not on FTA? Of course it isn’t. They have much better things to do. Like all Sydney Sunday clashes and the Wests Tigers/Eels.

SUNDAY 2pm – DRAGONS (6th) v KNIGHTS (15th)
The Dragons look done. 2 points against the previously busted arse Dogs. Knights can ride on back of Gagai magic.

SUNDAY 4pm – SHARKS (3rd) v SEA EAGLES (5th)
For once a decent clash on a Sunday afternoon. Not for the first time it’s all Sydney. Of course it is. Not far to drive hey Rabs?

 

THE BIG QUESTION FOR THE NRL ROUND 15 PREVIEW

Q. How did Queensland win that State of Origin clash?

A. Dane “Troy” Gagai. Queensland’s best for two games running. And off to Souths for next year. Yes please.

NRL ROUND 16 PREVIEW “FUN” FACTS

WHICH CLUB HAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE COLLECTOR CARDS ON EBAY

Which team has the most valuable Collector’s Card on Ebay? You may ask us why? Or you know us well and merely shake your head at yet another piece of evidence that there is something wrong with us or we have way too much time. Both.

But we were inspired after a good friend of The Gurgler presented us with a bounty of old Stimorol Playing Cards. So much gold, and stay tuned for more gold based on those cards.

We then thought, which club has the most expensive card on Ebay, and why not base some tips on this week’s games based on the higher cost of the two teams. So we did.

Team Description Cost
Roosters SYDNEY ROOSTERS PREMIERS 2013 LIMITED EDITION PREMIERSHIP CARDS FRAMED $399.00
Warriors RARE SET OF GOLD SEAL 1995 NEW ZEALAND RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS $360.00
Broncos 2016 NRL BRISBANE BRONCOS RUGBY LEAGUE DD1 CARD #028 of 100 $350.00
Panthers COMPLETE SET OF 27 PENRITH PANTHERS RUGBY LEAGUE SANYO CARDS $320.00
Bulldogs 1968 SERIES 2 SCANLENS RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS – CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS $300.00
Rabbitohs 1967 SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS MIRROR NEWSPAPER RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS – ALL 6 CARDS $250.00
Eels 1981 ARDMONA PARRAMATTA EELS RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS, SIGNATURES etc $200.00
Raiders 1994 Dynamic Rugby League Embossed Signed Signature Gold Card: Steve Walters: G2 $150.00
Dragons ALL TEN 1975 ST GEORGE DRAGONS RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS $150.00
Tigers 1978 SCANLENS NRL Rugby League FOOTY CARDS – WESTS MAGPIES $130.00
Sharks 1980 CRONULLA SHARKS SCANLENS RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS $112.00
Titans 2017 NRL Traders Cards Gold Coast Titans Team Set Framed Jarryd Hayne James $99.00
Cowboys 2017 NRL Traders Cards North Queensland Cowboys Team Set Framed Thurston Scott $99.00
Storm 2017 NRL Traders Cards Melbourne Storm Team Set Framed Smith Billy Slater Cronk $99.00
Knights 2017 NRL Traders Cards Newcastle Knights Team Set Framed Gagai Mullen Saifiti $99.00
Sea Eagles 10 SETS OF 2003 MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES RUGBY LEAGUE CARDS $60.00

THE GURGLER’S NRL TIPPING COMPETITION

Each week we will supply our tips for the week ahead, plus take on some guest tipsters. They are likely to determined by a ridiculous method. Will arse beat class? Probably. Pity we’re neither.

We have done it for the EPL, and no one reads it. So we hope to get at least half of those people for the NRL tipping.

THE GURGLER’s NRL ROUND 16 PREVIEW TIPS

WARRIORS to beat Bulldogs
TIGERS to beat Titans
PANTHERS to beat Cowboys
RAIDERS to beat Broncos
ROOSTERS to beat Storm
KNIGHTS to beat Dragons
SHAKRS to beat Sea Eagles

NRL ROUND 16 PREVIEW – GUEST TIPSTER – MOST EXPENSIVE COLLECTOR’s CARD

Highest card value on Ebay wins. $ Value in brackets.

WARRIORS ($360) to beat the Bulldogs ($300)
TIGERS ($130) to beat Titans ($99)
PANTHERS ($320) to beat Cowboys ($99)
BRONCOS ($350) to beat Raiders ($150)
ROOSTERS ($399) to beat Storm ($99)
DRAGONS ($150) to beat Knights ($99)
SHARKS ($112) to beat Sea Eagles ($60)

NRL ROUND 16 PREVIEW – REGULAR GUEST TIPSTER – THE DOG

BULLDOGS to beat Warriors
TITANS to beat Tigers
PANTHERS to beat Cowboys
BRONCOS to beat Raiders
STORM to beat Roosters
KNIGHTS to beat Dragons
SEA EAGLES to beat Sharks

RESULTS SO FAR

We are starting to pull away from the Dog, take that muttley. As the results prove, the best worst coaches is best.

Best Worst Coaches – 88% – 7/8
R3 Ladder Improvement from 2016 – 75% – 6/8
Deadliest Mascot – 75% – 6/8
Scrabble – 63% – 5/8
Penalties Conceded 63% – 5/8
Twitter – 63% – 5/8
Number of Jerseys – 63% – 5/8
The Gurgler – 59% – 66 / 111
Jersey Sponsor’s Annual Turnover – 4/7 – 57%
Selections by Postcode – 55% – 22/40
The Dog – 52% – 58 / 111
Errors – 50% – 4/8
Odds Change from Start of Season – 50% – 4/8
Selection by Mascot – 38% – 3/8
Most Interesting Fan – 38% – 3/8
Pack of Cards – 25% – 2/8
Origin Players from last 3 Years – 0% – 0/4

 

GURGLER NRL ROUND 16 SUPER MULTI

Time to win big. And here is your ticket to ride.

BULLDOGS +8.5 start v Warriors
TIGERS to beat Titans
PENRITH to beat Cowboys
RAIDERS to beat Broncos
ROOSTERS +4.5 start v Storm
KNIGHTS to beat Dragons
UNDER 36.5 points – Sharks v Sea Eagles

$1 Multi pays $200

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