With at least ten injured or exhausted State of Origin players forced to pull out of this weekend’s games, their teams are counting the heads.
Those missing include Brett Morris, James Tedesco, Johnathon Thurston, Darius Boyd, Boyd Cordner, four from Melbourne- Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater, Cameron Smith and Will Chambers, and Tyson Frizell.
There could be more who don’t make it onto the field.
There are seven games in Round 16 (the Eels and Rabbitohs have a bye). Five of the match-ups feature teams in similar positions on the ladder so the results are vital as to which teams shuffle up or down the table.
Here are my tips (winners in CAPITALS):
- WARRIORS v Bulldogs
- Tigers v TITANS
- Cowboys v PANTHERS
- RAIDERS v Broncos
- ROOSTERS v Storm
- DRAGONS v Knights
- Sharks v SEA EAGLES
Last week: 4/4 Total: 77/111
NB: look out for next week’s tips on twitter.