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Scott Pryde

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Scott has penned over 3000 articles and is one of The Roar's longest-serving writers, covering a wide range of sports. When he isn't writing about sport, you'll find him umpiring at the cricket, or on the hill at Kogarah supporting the Dragons.

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They had a couple of good weeks, but it looks like they just peaked at the right time against woeful Manly and Parra outfits.

South Sydney's pretend contenders can have no complaints about Su'A's sin-bin

Yeah, I’m not sure any of those sides (eels and the rest of the bottom 4) can win the comp…

I did mention the Souths try briefly, but it wasn’t the focus of the article.

And yeah, I’m a bit confused on that one as well.

South Sydney's pretend contenders can have no complaints about Su'A's sin-bin

Spot on TB. As I noted in the article, it’s the defenders responsibility to stay clear of the head. End of story.

South Sydney's pretend contenders can have no complaints about Su'A's sin-bin

That would just sum up the way the club has been managed for years.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Yes, they can, but good god they are inconsistent. I would hate to be a Tigers fan in all honesty.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Fringe maybe, but guys like Lee, Hunt… They have been better this year and locked their spots down.

To’A has the potential to be better than the lot of them though, so they have to lock him up.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Unless they have to meet in the prelims again of course.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

I do agree Latrell is a loss, but Alex Johnston has a few people to prove wrong… Not sure where Souths finish up, but they are going to cause some headaches.

Re Staggs, yeah, you’re right. Still better than Roberts haha!

That is a good idea. And no player wants to be called for a surrender tackle as it slows the play the ball down, so I like it a lot. It’ll stop players backing into the line pretty quick smart.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Agree with this Rellum. It’s an absolute black eye on the game just how bad it is. Like a game of soccer almost. I’m half expecting to see Neymar rolling around next week.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

They are building, but I’m not sure they have built enough in the key areas of their squad kk to be writing them away from that next year.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Robbo is an absolute master at a) defensive structures and b) timing the run… The Chooks are going to be there and about again.

You could be right re Staggs’ defence, but based on what we have seen – and that’s all you can judge on – there are better options.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

You’re right, but let me explain… I was in a bit of a rush finishing these last night, and Harper is listed as a bench player in the player stats section on NRL.com. Hence my mind just went ah yes, bench forward, more than 100 metres. This is fixed in the article now and thanks for the pick-up.

Rather entertaining game…

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Well, yes, but are we going to argue Manly didn’t look like a different side when Taupau and AFB went off?

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

It was absolute chaos!

Seven talking points from NRL Round 17

Well, that’s embarrassing. Got myself confused. Doesn’t change my tip though…

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

Oh please. Show me some mercy 😂

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

I spent a good 5 minutes trying to work out what you meant… I assume this is in reference to my article when the draw came out saying if the Sharks don’t make the 8, I’ll eat my hat? 😂

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

Yep. Fair enough. I’m not sure it’s going to be the highest quality.

If we make the finals, we are gonna make it cause we deserve to be there. It’ll essentially be on the back of winning 6 or 7 of our last 7.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

Agree with that.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

The second sentence of the article might clear things up regarding your question Ben

“When I said there would probably be no surprises this weekend, I mean the expert panel are unanimous in their verdict. It’s the first time in all the years I have been writing this that it’s happened, which is quite amazing.”

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

Yep… Api being out is the big thing… They are so overdue for a loss.

And yes! Can’t wait for the TDF. Haven’t been able to watch it properly the last few years due to having commitments covering Wimbledon or the CWC last year.

Not this year though. I’ll probably watch most stages.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

😂

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

That record ain’t ever going to be beaten AJ. Silly silly for thinking such a thing.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

May not be too far wrong, but jee, if that is the way it goes, Gutho’s form would be scaring Souths supporters.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16

I also did this…

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 16