Finals Week One Expert Predictions

Want to know who to tip this weekend or what changes to make in your Toyota NRL Dream Team Finals? Check out the predictions below from our NRL.com panel of experts and head into the weekend with confidence.

What’s your key Toyota NRL Dream Team Finals tips for the week? 

Robert Bruns - The key is to fill your backline with players from one team you think will win and score well. For me it is the Raiders.

John Gibbs - Make Paul Gallen your captain as the Sharks prepare to partake in their first finals series since 2008.

Brad Fittler - Expecting big scores from Todd Carney and Brett Stewart in the backline, it is players of their calibre that step up in the finals series. 

Trent Barrett – My advice is pick three big name players and fill the rest of your side with players from teams that you think will win.

Joel Caine - I spent majority of the salary cap in the halves and second row, and have filled the rest with players from teams I think will win. In the halves I don’t think you can look past Todd Carney and Cooper Cronk. 

David Middleton - I have made Cameron Smith my captain, but apart from that I have chosen players from the Sea Eagles and Raiders.

Lone Scout - Load up on players you think will be in winning teams this weekend. Get a few genuine guns (Smith or Gallen as captain) and a few cheaper outside backs you predict will score some tries.

Who are your specials for Bundaberg NRL Tipping this week?

Robert Bruns - The Raiders on Sunday at Canberra Stadium.

John Gibbs - Sea Eagles tonight against the minor premiers.

Brad Fittler - Raiders at home on Sunday afternoon against the Sharks.

Trent Barrett - Rabbitohs to be triumphant against the Storm at AAMI Park. 

Joel Caine - The Sharks to be too good for the Raiders in the nation’s capital.

David Middleton - Sea Eagles tonight to continue their fight to win back to back premierships.

Lone Scout - Melbourne to be too strong for a Souths side still unproven against the league's top teams.