NRL round 6 will again present some conundrums for tipsters. Just about the only thing about it that we can say with any certainty is that there will be upsets! A competition this tight is great for both rugby league and the fans – but less so for those who are trying to pick the winners.
NRL round 6 will kick off tonight when the Roosters play the Rabbitohs. Souths have been improving recently, but the Roosters have the firepower. If their forwards can play like they did last week, Sydney will be a very difficult team to stop. Expect the Roosters to win comfortably.
On Friday the Storm play the Knights in Melbourne. The home side have had poor results in their last 2 games, and look a bit off the pace. The Knights, on the other hand, will take some confidence out of their win over Brisbane. The bookies have the Storm as firm favourites, but I can’t see why based on this season’s performance. Knights in a close one.
Friday will also feature the Dragons at home against the Sharks. St George are on a huge hot streak, while Cronulla are still trying to figure out what their best backline looks like. The Dragons should win comfortably.
NRL round 6 will feature 3 Saturday games. In the first the Warriors play the Broncos in Auckland. Whether Sam Thaiday believes that this game is about winning or not, the New Zealanders will be far too strong.
The second game will be in Townsville with the Cowboys welcoming the Bulldogs. Both teams have been dreadful this year, but the Cows have significantly more potential. At home I think that they will click and win.
The final Saturday match is the Raiders vs the Eels. Based on performance this season this game has the potential to be even worse than the Townsville clash. The Raiders, however, clicked last week against the Bulldogs when Aidan Sezer took control of the team and discovered his kicking game. If they can continue with that trend, the Eels will start the season 0-6.
Sunday will also feature an afternoon of league action. First the Panthers will play the Titans in Penrith. While the Titans have improved this year, the Panthers will be far too strong for them. Expect to see James Maloney orchestrate another demolition job.
The final match of NRL round 6 is the Sea Eagles vs Tigers in Brookvale. Although the Tigers are well in form, Manly are incredibly tough to beat at home. The return of Tom Trbojevic will only boost their attack further. This may be the toughest match to call, but the locals should clinch it.