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Sorry to here about your ankle injury Brendon.

Just going off what Green said in the presser – trainer to touchie and pocket ref, but neither acted. Going to be very interesting to see what GA has to say today.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Yeah Rellum – I should have made this clearer. I agree with the rule. Not the way it was put into practice on Friday.

I never had the opportunity to see Wally play, so can only go on the stories. But, thinking about this current generation, the debate about Smith vs Thurston will never be answered definitively.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Yep. Again, it’s on the trainers. I was a fan of the rule when it was brought in, but clearly it needs tinkering.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Ha, so could I.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Never tip against your own team Joe!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

All Albo was saying is that his tip looks like 20 because he is part of the crowd. Nothing more than a joke.

Smurf – you’re on 22 because that’s how many games you have tipped correctly this season, but as part of The Crowd trying to out-tip the experts, it’s a score of 20. That link I gave you yesterday gives the whole individual tipping leaderboard, rather than grouping people as part of The Crowd.

Draw I would say goes down as a loss, but I’m not actually sure. Given there have been very few draws, it probably won’t matter much.

Points margin is only being used as a tiebreaker in case of tied scores at the end of the season.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Yeah, righto!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Full ladder here – https://www.theroar.com.au/nrl-tipping-ladder/

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Heaven forbid The Crowd drag you down by 1 point Albo!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Ha, I would assume this isn’t a good thing.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

There we go. Updated now.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Stuart left the tip out and it’s currently the middle of the night for him, so it’ll be updated when he gets to it.

It’s definitely not an option!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 5

Fantastic stuff Matt!

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This is actually not a bad idea Paul. Quite like it.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Baz – Suliasi Vunivalu has been given a grade 2 dangerous contact charge. 200 points if guilty, 150 for the early plea.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Other codes have taken the pitches out of just about every ground in the country. Let us have at least the SCG to remain as a proper cricket wicket.

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Yeah, MRC generally comes out around midday or 1pm the following day. I should get an email from the NRL when it’s out, so will provide an update then.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Having been in Newcastle last night Edward, I can confirm fans of both teams were more than happy to take the point and head home.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Look it probably did BA – and it formed part of the golden point point – but apart from Cleary’s field goal and sideline conversion, I genuinely think there was just about nothing to take from that game.

The Dragons are really lacking a game plan and yep, how Manly made that many errors and won is beyond me. You’re right, there are few teams with any idea of a game plan at the moment.

Haha! Dugan was more or less looking like he had been to war and back for most of the game.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Newcastle will be better with Ponga at the back – that I have no question of.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

I didnt think MRC stuff was out yet for yesterday’s games, but that is embarrassing if there is no charge there.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Absolutely. None of them look anything approaching good at this stage.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Yeah not wrong!

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

I thought Gordon was actually not all that good on Friday night. Servicable and reliable, as he has been his whole career, but it’s clear Brimson’s best spot is at the back, and that he should be just about first player picked up there.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4

Agree extra time wins and losses need a points variation from the usual.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 4