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Jamal Idris

David Taylor

Gold Coast Titans Titans
South Sydney Rabbitohs Rabbitohs
2012 Stats
Tackles:
217
Linebreaks:
7
L/B Assists:
7
Try Assists:
2
Missed Tackles:
45

Age: 24

Height: 199cm

Weight: 115kg

Jamal Idris
2012 Stats
Tackles:
644
Linebreaks:
14
L/B Assists:
10
Try Assists:
6
Missed Tackles:
87

Age: 26

Height: 185cm

Weight: 123kg

David Taylor
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He is big enough to play in the forwards but Jamal prefers to do his work from the centres and terrorise his smaller opponents. Will the wide-running ‘Coal Train’ aim up against this titanic Titan?

Taylor’s broad shoulders are big enough to carry the entire Bunnies team, but will the weight of finals expectations prove too heavy? The fast-finishing Titans will be a big test for Taylor and his team.

Shaun Johnson

Todd Carney

Warriors  
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Sharks
2012 Stats
Tries:
12
L/B Assists:
7
Try Assists:
17
Errors:
13
All Run Metres:
1234

Age: 24

Height: 179cm

Weight: 92kg

Shaun Johnson
2012 Stats
Tries:
4
L/B Assists:
12
Try Assists:
12
Errors:
28
All Run Metres:
1366

Age: 28

Height: 184cm

Weight: 90kg

Todd Carney
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He has speed to burn and unbelievable skills but what he doesn’t have is a place in the top eight. Can Shaun sharpen up the Warriors and get them back in position for a crack at the finals?

After missing last weekend Carney will be keen to stop the Sharks sliding further down the ladder against the Warriors, but will Johnson and his Kiwi bros cause too much carnage for Carney?

Adam Blair

Fuifui Moimoi

Wests Tigers  
Parramatta Eels Eels
2012 Stats
Breaks Tackle:
19
Offloads:
15
Missed Tackles:
77
Penalties:
19
Tries:
3

Age: 28

Height: 190cm

Weight: 114kg

Adam Blair
2012 Stats
Breaks Tackle:
44
Offloads:
8
Missed Tackles:
34
Penalties:
9
Tries:
1

Age: 34

Height: 183cm

Weight: 105kg

Fuifui Moimoi
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The Tigers’ campaign has yet to live up to expectations and their big off-season buy will need to step up if they are to save their season. Can Blair brush aside the Eels and keep the Tigers a top-eight chance?

Each win for the Eels brings them closer to avoiding the dreaded wooden spoon and with Moimoi leading the way the blue-and-gold army might just have a chance against the wounded Tigers.

 

Canberra Raiders

Raiders

Brisbane Broncos

Broncos

Coach: David Furner
Coach: Anthony Griffin
2012 Club Stats
Appearances:
442
Tries:
107
Goals:
83
Missed Goals:
33
Tackles:
7850
Linebreaks:
119
2012 Club Stats
Appearances:
423
Tries:
88
Goals:
72
Missed Goals:
24
Tackles:
7858
Linebreaks:
104
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The Raiders’ secret weapon is the cold Canberra climate and they will need all of Mother Nature’s support if they are to stop a Broncos team looking for redemption. Should the Raiders pray for snow?

Coach Griffin served up a bucket of displeasure for his team’s poor performance against the cellar-dweller Eels and will be none too pleased if the Brisbane boys put in a repeat performance this round.

Melbourne Storm

Storm

Penrith Panthers

Panthers

Coach: Craig Bellamy
Coach: Ivan Cleary
2012 Club Stats
Wins:
17
Draws:
0
Losses:
7
Byes:
2
Comp Points:
38
Points Difference:
218
2012 Club Stats
Wins:
8
Draws:
0
Losses:
16
Byes:
2
Comp Points:
20
Points Difference:
-166
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Five loses in a row is almost unheard of south of the border but Bellamy and his boys are currently on struggle street. Can Craig fire up his team and get them back to the top of the table?

A loss against the Storm could see the Panthers edge closer to the wooden spoon. It has been a tough year for the mountain men but coach Cleary will be ready to wrestle to a win.

 

Grand Final Glory

ANZAC Day Comeback

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Tuesday 31st July
Tuesday 31st July

The chokers tag was well and truly shed when the Red V marched to victory against the Roosters in 2010. Was this as good as it gets for a Dragons fan or are there better days ahead?

The Roosters looked to have it in the bag in front of a sell-out home crowd but the Dragons showed true ANZAC spirit and snatched an unlikely victory. Does this memorable win compare to a premiership?

Cowboy Captain

Young Gun

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Tuesday 31st July
Tuesday 31st July

Considered one of the best props in the game, big Matt Scott is the engine behind the Cowboys. He works all game and never takes a backward step, but does the younger Tamou have more skill?

First Australia and then the Blues... will Tamou’s next challenge be to lead the Cowboys to a grand final or is he just a back-seat driver to the Cowboys captain Scott?

 
 
 
 
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