Round 11 Expert Predictions
Want to know who to tip this weekend or what changes to make in your Toyota NRL Dream Team? Check out the predictions below from our NRL.com panel of experts and head into the weekend with confidence.
Who are your specials for Bundaberg NRL Tipping this week?
Rob Bruns - Roosters to pull off an upset against a depleted Sea Eagles side at Brookvale.
John Gibbs - Cowboys to beat the Panthers – far too much depth at North Queensland. Watch for big performances from James Segeyaro and James Taumalolo
Joel Caine - Despite all the players missing at the Cowboys I’ll pick North Queensland to hold on at home against the Panthers.
Trent Barrett - The Tigers may be on a mini winning streak but I’m tipping the Warriors to bring them down at Leichhardt Oval.
David Middleton - My tip of the round is Souths to beat the Dragons. Souths might be missing two of their best players in Inglis and Taylor but the Dragons are down to their bare bones with injury, Origin and suspension leaving Dean Young as the sole survivor from their grand final-winning pack of 2010.
Brad Fittler - The Sharks are missing the Machine and Carney and won’t be able to hold off a rampaging Bullldogs team looking to make up for a shock loss to the Titans last week.
Lone Scout - Cherry-Evans, Foran and a fired-up Anthony Watmough to lead Manly to a win over the Roosters on Sunday.
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Robert Bruns - My tip this week is to look for Tigers and Rabbitohs to fill the gaps in your side. I'm expecting big things from Benji Marshall in the run home to the finals and you can't go past in-form prop Aaron Woods.
John Gibbs - had to make wholesale changes this week and will not be able to field a full team. In a hail mary move I will be selecting Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds as captain in the hope the Rabbitohs smash the Dragons and he plays a major role. Fingers crossed.
Joel Caine - Got rid of Corey Parker for the week and brought in Jason Bukuya, also waved farewell to Johnathan Thurston and brought in Daly Cherry Evans who has been given the captaincy as well.
Trent Barrett - I’ve got too many Origin players and finding it hard to get rid of all of them, I’ve got both Cronk and Thurston and I’ve decided to trade out Thurston because Cronk’s got the better average, I’ll be bringing in Daly Cherry Evans to fill the void. Gallen won’t see enough game time during Origin because of rep commitments and byes so I’m trading in Shaun Fensom.
David Middleton - I have made two further trades to give me flexibility during the bye rounds. I've traded in Josh Mansour (Penrith) for James Tedesco and Atelea Vea (Dragons) for Dale Finucane.
Brad Fittler - I think I'm really going to excel during the Origin period and I’m on the comeback. I’ve got rid of Luke Kelly in the halves, and moved Todd Carney from wing/fullback into halfback. I like what I see in Josh Mansour so I’ve given him the call up. I’ve also got rid of Dayne Weston and welcomed the return of Sam Burgess.
Lone Scout - Josh Mansour comes in for the injured Jerome Ropati.
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