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Yeah Andrew – looking forward to this.

Think Australia come in as massive outsiders. Probably the same deal as in the US – Barty has to win all three of her matches for us to get through.

Where's the love for the Fed Cup?

Gold.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

The policy guidelines never included a TBC to begin with. It was more of an “I’m on the other side of the world and forgot to put a tip in,” loophole.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

How bout no.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

In Melbourne with revenge on the mind… Reading between the lines, I don’t think there is much in it (nor does anyone else), and it could go either way, don’t get me wrong, but the Storm will win it.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

I haven’t seen that one and I don’t intend to.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

That was an error from Fox, rather than one from the referees.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Yeah Paul – I’d assume there will be a rejig of the teams.

Not sure at the moment. At the very least, you’d think CA will cover Australia vs Australia A.

Australia A squads headlined by Test regulars and Ashes hopefuls

Completely forgot about that. Such a shame.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Absolutely agree about Burns.

Probably a fair point about Labuschagne.

Joe Burns and Kurtis Patterson snubbed as Cricket Australia unveil 2019-20 contract list

Cheers Nat, and yeah. A lot easier to do when the Dragons are firing (unlike that blog I did last year when the Eels thumped us 38-0!)

Cogger had a lot of involvement, but thought he was a bit slow with the footy and let the defence read him far too easily.

Dearden has been excellent in those games hasn’t he? Reckon he is still a bit raw but may not be far away.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Fair point – I guess I’m taking what Paul Green said in his presser as the truth, but it’s definitely up for investigation and what Annesley says this arvo will be intriguing.

I think it’s when a doctor needs to come onto the field. They aren’t trained to get out of the way if the ball comes back.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Thanks Mark. Oversight.

Smith, Warner return in Australia's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad

I think that’s how it’ll be judged in the long term, even if JT probably had more raw talent.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Yeah absolutely. Ridiculous that it’s only a fine. McGuire should be looking at a month, maybe more on the sidelines. The NRL needed to make a statement and didn’t.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Absolutely. And Kaufusi should have been binned for his efforts.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

I probably haven’t seen enough of him play to make a firm judgement, but the Broncos have to try something. They can’t rely on their forwards so heavily to the point where they need to spend 70% of the game camped on the opposition try line to have a chance.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Cheers WB,

Yeah – Souths just need to get back to basics. Do what they did against the Roosters Rd 1 and don’t change a thing.

Newy look like they don’t know how to get the ball out wide which is a shame with so many weapons.

Im heading out to BW Stadium in Round 8 for Parra vs Dragons. Can’t wait!

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Agree TB – I just think the protocol absolutely needs changing if something like that can be allowed to happen.

Fair point re the Raiders.

Dragons made your guys pay for their mistakes and played pretty well I thought. Could be the confidence booster we need going forward, but you’re right. Canterbury were flat and with so much youth in key positions there are going to be more of those days. I think the last three weeks (some upside, but plenty to work on) is a fair indication of where the Dogs are at this year, rather than what we saw in the first two weeks. It’s why I couldnt understand for the life of me people tipping them for the spoon before the season started.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Hmm… maybe. Im not sold on Newcastle being as bad as those three just yet.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

AFB has been wonderful. For mine, he and Vaughan are the two form props of the competition.

I’m not happy we let Garrick go. Wasnt then, still not now.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

May not be far off the mark mordac – the whole spine was clunky with widdop at the back. Still not perfect, but a lot better.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

That was an unbelievably good try.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Jeez Baz – walked home on it. Ouch.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5

Yow Yeh’s injury was the only thing I could think of when I saw it. Worst I have seen since.

Eight talking points from NRL Round 5