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Here is expert Brett Kimmorley's preview of each match and the tips from 16 NRL experts:

Storm v Broncos

This is the first year for the Storm without Billy Slater. I'm very interested to see how they line up and what sort of role Cameron Munster plays. Can the Storm play the same style they've played for the last 10 years? As for Brisbane, I loved watching Anthony Seibold's style of football last year at the Rabbitohs. It is an amazing time for him to arrive at Brisbane. Wayne Bennett himself said this was the best group of young players he'd had and now Seibold gets them.
Brisbane by 10

Knights v Sharks

The excitement of Johnson v Ponga – the two new No.6s. The Sharks are lacking in experienced second-rowers right now with Luke Lewis gone and Wade Graham injured. The person I'm really interested in watching for the Knights is Jesse Ramien, while the signing of David Klemmer will provide a huge boost for Newcastle. The move for Matt Moylan out of the front line is good for the Sharks. Sharks by 4

Roosters v Rabbitohs

How good is it! Angus Crichton making his NRL debut for the Roosters in The Book of Feuds match. I think the Roosters will be a better side in 2019 than when they won the premiership last year. I'm interested to see how Wayne Bennett goes at South Sydney following the way Seibold had them playing last year. I'm not too sure how that experiment is going to go just yet. Roosters by 14

Warriors v Bulldogs

There is a lot of pressure on Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to repeat his form from last year. Shaun Johnson isn't there and it probably allows the defence to see where Roger is and then go and stand an extra defender in front of him. As for the Bulldogs, as much as they were poor on the ladder last year they weren't that poor in results. Kieran Foran and Lachlan Lewis will be dynamic in the halves this year. I can see the Dogs causing an upset here. Bulldogs by 2

Wests Tigers v Sea Eagles

We presume it is going to be Robbie's and Benji's final year. As a result, these games at suburban grounds are going to be big deals for the two of them. They love those venues. Luke Brooks was at his best last year and needs to be up challenging for the Dally M Award again this year. The loss of Chris Lawrence is a blow though. Manly have Des Hasler back but are missing a few attacking options. I think Des is going to need to try and strangle a few victories early in the year. Tigers by 6

Cowboys v Dragons

The Cowboys have probably got the best forward pack in the competition. We didn't see much of Matt Scott and Jordan McLean last year and Jason Taumalolo moving to an edge will probably keep him fresher for late in games. The Dragons also boast a very strong pack – I can't wait to watch these middle forwards sort each other out. I think the signing of Corey Norman will be huge for the Dragons. This will be close. Cowboys by 2

Kimmorley: Ponga too young for move

Panthers v Eels

It is round one from last year all over again. It is important for the Penrith side to start playing from the start of games this year. New coach Ivan Cleary focuses on the little things and as a result, I expect Penrith to go really well in 2019. For Parra, Blake Ferguson will start sets really well and Junior Paulo is a big body in the middle, but they've got a rookie hooker and a rookie five-eighth. That puts a bit of pressure on them to start the year. Panthers by 6

Titans v Raiders

Both sides will play a lot of football and ask a lot of questions. I would like to see the Titans be a bit more consistent and be a top-eight side, I would love to see them in the finals. Having Mal Meninga up there will breathe a bit of confidence into the whole club. For the Raiders, I'm very excited with the prospect of Jack Wighton playing at five-eighth. He's a wonderful running player – he reminds me a lot of Laurie Daley's frame as a running back who can take on any defender. Titans by 4


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