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The Eels and Wests Tigers are flying high after two rounds, but how are your NRL tips looking? 

Before you enter your tips for round three, see who the NRL.com experts are backing and read Brett Kimmorley's previews.

Brett Kimmorley's previews

Broncos v Dragons, Thursday 7.05pm (8.05pm AEDT) at Suncorp Stadium

We saw Tevita Pangai jnr make a statement and put his hand up for Origin last week. It is now about him being able to repeat that performance. On the back of that, Kodi Nikorima and Anthony Milford were able to manage the game a little bit better.

The biggest thing for the Dragons is they need to be able to play for the full 80 minutes. I thought they were really good for 40 minutes last week but then extremely poor. They need to be tougher when the game is on the line.
Broncos by 10

Raiders v Knights, Friday 6pm at GIO Stadium

With Canberra, in the first week we saw their more mobile forward pack work great against the Titans. Last week they got a little bit of a lesson against the Storm. For both these sides, it is about staying in the game for longer periods and not leaking points.

Newcastle should have beat Penrith but they just have those minor lapses that allows an opposition to score tries. Teams in the middle tier make those mistakes, teams at the top don't.
Raiders by 2

Eels v Roosters, Friday 8.05pm at ANZ Stadium

With the way Luke Keary is playing, no Cooper Cronk doesn't seem to matter all that much right now. Their forwards are great and they leak minimal points defensively. Keary's ability to take his game to a whole new level is really exciting to watch.

With Parra, I've really liked Reed Mahoney. He's a really smart dummy half and defensively he is really tough. His decision making when he runs the football is terrific. I look forward to Reed Mahoney and Dylan Brown up against the premiers.
Roosters by 2

Sea Eagles v Warriors, Saturday 5pm local (3pm AEDT) at Christchurch Stadium

I'm not too sure where Manly can go on the back of being blown off the park last week and being poor in week one. They really need a good first 40 minutes. When you are down on cattle you need to start well, lead, and then go from there.

The Warriors would have their pride hurt after last week. With this game being in Christchurch there will be a lot of emotion, that will mean a lot. The game has to be played between the ears, that is the biggest deficiency for the Warriors. Warriors by 8

Cowboys v Sharks, Saturday 4.30pm (5.30pm AEDT) at 1300Smiles Stadium

Paul Gallen gets to break Andrew Ettingshausen's record this week. If that's not enough to lift the 16 other players I don't know what will. It is a massive achievement for Gallen. Paul Gallen will play as a leader this week, the emotion of it will be great. 

They're playing a North Queensland side that will be lacking a few stars in the forwards. It should be a great challenge between Gallen and Josh McGuire. I think it will be a great night of celebration for Cronulla.
Sharks by 4

Panthers v Storm, Saturday 7.35pm at Carrington Park

Penrith got a win last week but they weren't convincing. I would like to see Nathan Cleary steer the team around and play some better structure and show us there is a game plan for the full 80 minutes. Penrith are still coming in and out of games.

I want to see Nathan Cleary control the Panthers side for every tackle of the game. Otherwise, the Storm will find a weakness, they are the best in the competition at pulling apart a deficiency. Melbourne give you nothing for 80 minutes.
Storm by 8

Wests Tigers v Bulldogs, Sunday 4.05pm at Campbelltown Stadium

Wests Tigers have a really strong forward pack. We know Michael Maguire is a tough coach and they've had a good pre-season. They have also got some attacking skill now. They key for them is Luke Brooks. Robbie Farah has also been playing out of his skin.

The Dogs showed last week through pride after being the worst team in round one that they can play hard for 40 minutes. But then the floodgates opened. Once they were under a bit of pressure they made some poor mental choices. They seem to be lacking a leader when the game is on the line.
Wests Tigers by 14

Rabbitohs v Titans, Sunday 6.10pm at ANZ Stadium

The Titans' edge defence has been horrible for two weeks now, it is something that needs to be fixed. They need to abide by their structures and Garth Brennan has to do very well to get them to stop leaking points. While you are doing that (leaking points) you won't win a game.

South Sydney have been so good to watch. We haven't even seen Greg Inglis do anything in the first two weeks and they are still winning convincingly. When he does get fit it will be pretty nice to watch.
Rabbitohs by 18

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