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.
Last week he managed 6/8 as the elusive perfect round escaped him once again.
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.
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Roosters v Raiders
Joey’s Tip: Roosters
It’s the Grand Final rematch to kick-off the round and Joey has gone with the same winners as the 2019 final game, picking the Roosters.
With a long list of injuries in the Canberra ranks, Joey said it was too hard to pick the underdogs causing an upset.
“Too many injuries for the Raiders,” Joey said.
“They’ll aim up…I think it’ll be a low-scoring game, but I think the Roosters get home with their class.”
Storm v Titans
Joey’s Tip: Storm
Gold Coast don’t have to travel top far from home for their match with the Storm as the two play on the Sunshine Coast, but The Great Man doesn’t think it’ll help them much.
He’s predicting the Storm will win and continue rising up the ladder.
Tigers v Broncos
Joey’s Tip: Tigers
“This is a tough one to pick,” Joey said about this Friday night bout.
Brisbane won their first game since returning from the Covid-break but he didn’t see enough from them to tip them for this weekend.
“Broncos found some form last week, but I’ll go the Tigers in this one,” he said.
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Dragons v Bulldogs
Joey’s Tip: Dragons
The Dragons pulled off a massive victory over Manly last weekend and Johns expects them to add to the Bulldogs’ woes in this match.
He said he was enjoying the style of play the Saints had been showcasing recently.
“The Dragons have found their formula to win,” he said.
“They’ve got rid of all their set plays, they’re playing over the advantage line with plenty of spirit. I think they win this one and win well.”
Rabbitohs v Knights
Joey’s Tip: Rabbitohs
He’s done it again. For the second straight week, Joey has picked against us.
Although he’s picked the Rabbitohs for this Saturday evening, he predicted it wouldn’t be by much.
“I think Rabbits in a tight one,” he said.
“I was really impressed with the Bunnies against the Tigers. I thought their forwards were really strong, Reynolds’ attack was impressive.”
Manly v Eels
The Sea Eagles have struggled without their stars Tom Trbojevic and Addin Fonua-Blake, and as they come up against the table-leaders, Joey expects their troubles will only worsen.
The former Newcastle halfback has tipped the Eels to continue their top spot.
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Warriors v Sharks
The Warriors are still yet to lose since moving to the Central Coast and that has Joey excited.
He’s picked the New Zealand club to topple Cronulla and edge their way close to the top eight.
“I question the depth of the Sharks,” he said.
“It’s at Central Coast, and they [Warriors] have a great record there.
Panthers v Cowboys
“The Panthers are the bet of the century,” Joey said about the last clash of the round.
With multiple big-name injuries plaguing the Cowboys at present, The Great Man hs picked the Panthers to have a big game suggesting there’s too much responsibility on the few Cowboys stars left.
“They’re under a lot of pressure,” he said.
“All their responsibility goes on their young halfback, Jake Clifford, to create everything.
“Penrith by plenty.”
Joey’s tips in full: