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Tipping guide: Round 17 previews

Albert Kelly is set to make his return from injury for the Titans this week. Copyright: NRL Photos.
Full match previews and the NRL.com editorial team's tips for Round 17 of the Telstra Premiership season.

What a difference a month makes. When these two clubs met just four short weeks ago it was the ladder-leading Bulldogs who started as hot favourites.

The Dragons will be looking to go three in a row against the Cowboys, and will fancy their chances despite missing Trent Merrin and Josh Dugan to Origin.

Cronulla are looking to put another horror off-field week behind them and post a second win in succession but face an ominous task against the premiers.

If you make the decision to walk into the romantic confines of Leichhardt Oval this Sunday afternoon, chances are you'll be treated to one heck of a game.

The Cowboys gave the Bunnies a mid-season kick that will have fuelled South Sydney coach Michael Maguire's passion for a thorough preparation for this game.

After a horror tipping round last week, NRL.com's writers bravely make their predictions ahead of an abbreviated round of footy.

The NSW Blues may be red hot at the moment, but history shows claiming an Origin clean sweep is no easy feat - especially at Suncorp Stadium.



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