Rob Bruns, NRL.com
I hope you all enjoyed playing Toyota Origin Dream Team and congratualtions to the winning team, 'Hitmen', for taking out the $3,000 cash. Not bad work for three games.
Now that State of Origin 2012 is in the rear vision mirror it is time to focus back on the Telstra Premiership and start building towards the finals. Remember, there are still great weekly prizes up for grabs so if you have family or friends that are yet to sign up there is still time to get them involved... and then beat them!
Here are my tips for Round 18:
- Don't get too trigger-happy with trading in Orign players. My tip is to wait until next week until the uncertainty over players backing up is gone. There will be plenty of last-minute withdrawals this week and it could play havoc with your team selections.
- Paul Gallen is one Origin player I would avoid this week as his point-scoring form over the past month has been far less than usual. Sorry Gal, please don't hate me like Nathan Hindmarsh does.
- Two young guys to take a serious look at this week are Curtis Sironen from the Tigers and Luke Kelly from the Eels. Sironen is in his first game back from injury and from what he has shown in his limited game time this season he looks to be a solid Dream Team performer.
Also, a big shout out to Gibbsy's Giants, who topped our NRL Daily Dream Team league last round with a decent bye-affected round score of 609.
Good luck this week and keep dreaming.