by Warren Boland
With star players in camp for Origin Two, eight teams have a bye and Round Fifteen of the NRL has only four games.
The clubs hardest hit by the absence of Origin players are Melbourne, North Queensland and Cronulla but the injury-weakened Gold Coast are also struggling to put a team together.
In Round Twelve, before Origin 1, the teams without their key players were much more limited in attack but stuck to their task in defence.
Here are my tips (winners in CAPITALS):
- RABBITOHS v Titans
- STORM v Cowboys
- SHARKS v Tigers
- EELS v Dragons
Last week: 5/8 Total: 73/107