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Joey's Rd.8 Tips: Upsets galore in tough week for tipsters

It’s another big round of NRL action this weekend and club legend Andrew ‘Joey’ Johns once again has you covered if you need help with your weekly tips.

In his new series previewing and reviewing every single nib Newcastle Knights game in 2020, the Eighth Immortal will also be providing his tips for all eight games, every round.

After a 6/8 last round, Joey will look to keep his hot streak going this week.

Joey’s Rd 8 preview: Best battle, halves test, tips

Storm v Roosters

Joey's Tip: Roosters

The back-to-back premiers against the team who've been arguably their closest rivals to the title over the past few seasons.

Both teams have been hit with injuries over the past few weeks, making Joey's job of tipping a winner all the more difficult.

"I'd be tipping the Storm without a doubt...but Munster's out," Johns said.

"I'm going the Roosters, but I think there'll be nothing in it.

"It'll be a low-scoring game, but the Roosters to win."

Raiders v Dragons

Joey's Tip: Raiders

The 8th Immortal wasn't so unsure about this one, tipping the Raiders to get the job done and return to the winner's circle.

Eels v Cowboys

Joey's Tip: Eels

A week ago this one may've seemed a mismatch, however the Cowboys proved they are a force to be reckoned with last week.

However, Johns can't see the competition leaders dropping this one.

"I'm going to go Parramatta," he said.

"The travel on the day of a game seems to be affecting teams, and the Cowboys form away from home isn't that crash-hot."

"Valentine Holmes may be back, but I think the Eels will get it done."

Pearce: Kicking game, form and slow starts

Titans v Sharks

Joey's Tip: Titans

It's 13th v 11th on Saturday afternoon, with both sides looking to kick-on after upset wins in Round 7.

In what would be something of an upset, Johns believes the Titans will get the chocolates in their return to Cbus Super Stadium.

"It's a day game, so I think it'll suit them (the Titans)," Johns remarked.

"There'll be plenty of points scored in this one.

"They're showing some fight the Titans."

Warriors v Broncos

Joey's Tip: Warriors

Johns is again backing against the favourite in this one, instead tipping the Warriors to bounce back from heavy defeats to South Sydney and Melbourne.

"They've been in games, the only time they got pumped was last week," he said.

"They were in that game for the first 10 or 15 minutes and had two really strong opportunities to score.

"If they start well, they can beat the Broncos."

Tigers v Panthers

Joey's Tip: Tigers

For a third straight game, Joey is backing the outsider to get the job done.

Johns had little to add about the game, but perhaps James Bracey's response put it best.


Sea Eagles v Knights

Joey's Tip: Knights

As he does most weeks, Johns believes the Knights are good enough to get the job done against the Sea Eagles.

Bulldogs v Rabbitohs

Joey's Tip: Rabbitohs

It seems like one of the easier games of the round to pick, however Johns wasn't so sure.

"This is a danger game," he said.

"The Bulldogs may trouble them."

Joey's Tips in Full: