Penrith, Melbourne and Manly are giving away home ground advantage to make some money this round while Wests Tigers get no advantage from a home game against Canterbury at ANZ stadium.
Another wild card in the round is the effect of the representative round on some clubs, particularly the first match of the round when St George Illawarra meet Canberra only four days after the City v Country match.
Meanwhile Parramatta’s heads must be spinning and Souths’ backs are up against the wall as both are desperate for a win.
Here are my winners (in capitals):
Dragons v RAIDERS
EELS v Rabbitohs
PANTHERS v Warriors
Storm v COWBOYS
Sea Eagles v BRONCOS
Knights v SHARKS
Tigers v BULLDOGS
Titans v ROOSTERS
Last round: 7/8
Total now 47/72 . Coach says winners are grinners but it’s time to go to the next level.