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NRL Tipping: Round 7 - see what the experts are saying

Can the Raiders keep winning? Will the Broncos keep losing? Can the Panthers put 80 minutes together? They are just three of the questions facing tipsters heading into Round 7.

Geoff Toovey moved up the table with a perfect round last weekend while Mary K joined Matt Elliott at the top of the standings with another great weekend.

Before you get your tips in for this weekend, read Brett Kimmorley's previews and see who the experts are backing.

Round 7 previews and tips

Roosters v Dragons, Thursday, 4.05pm, SCG

Brett Kimmorley says: Due to the prestige and aura of Anzac Day, it is a great honour for the players to be involved in this match. Latrell Mitchell was amazing last week and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was also back to his best. Hopefully, Luke Keary will be fine to play. For the Dragons, they've been fighting their way to wins. The forward battle will be amazing. Whatever pack wins, their haves will have time to play footy. Roosters by 2

Storm v Warriors, Thursday, 7.50pm, AAMI Park

Brett Kimmorley says: I just think the Storm are going to play at a better pace than what the Warriors have shown they can go at over the first six rounds. It was a different pace the Storm and Roosters played at last week. Hopefully for the Warriors, Blake Green will be back but from what I've seen from the Warriors they won't be able to go with the Storm if they flick the switch. Storm by 10

Bulldogs v Cowboys, Friday, 6pm, ANZ Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Dogs were really good defensively last week. We've seen that a few times, but we've also seen them leak 36-plus points three times this year. That inconsistency hurts. Aiden Tolman was amazing for them last week. The Cowboys were able to find some form, Josh McGuire was great. On the quality of rosters, the Cowboys should win. Cowboys by 4

Panthers v Rabbitohs, Friday, 7.55pm, Panthers Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Penrith were great last week but then they found the most amazing way of losing a game of football. Confidence can come and go extremely quickly. Penrith need to grind out a tough win – but I can't pinpoint an individual who can do it for them. Souths haven't been great, but they're not beating themselves at the moment. They have high completion rates, a great kicking game and then just wait for their opponents to lose it for them. Rabbitohs by 4

Every try from Round 6

Wests Tigers v Titans, Saturday, 5.30pm, Scully Park

Brett Kimmorley says: We're off to Tamworth. The Titans had a good win last weekend. They had some adversity with players ruled out before the game, in the warm up, and then again early on. Maybe for the Titans, their blueprint got thrown out the window and they just played some tough footy. Where was this side over the first five weeks? For the Tigers, it's going to be a tough week for them. I don't know if Scully Park is going to have the same aura as the opening of Westbank Stadium. Titans by 2

Broncos v Sharks, Saturday, 7.35pm, Suncorp Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Mr Seibold is asking for patience in the process going forward, but at some stage you have to start looking at how many games can they drop and still go on and make the top eight. The Broncos aren't a rebuilding club. The Sharks were tough at the end of the game last week and Shaun Johnson was really good. Please give the ball the Bronson Xerri in some space. Sharks by 4

Annesley warns penalties could rise in wake of Dogs tactics

Sea Eagles v Raiders, Sunday, 2pm, Lottoland

Brett Kimmorley says: Both sides are grinding out wins. Manly were great against the Dragons. Dessie is getting his players going at the best of their ability. Leilua and Rapana are the ones Manly need to watch – I don't know if you can stop them if they flick the switch. The mobile forward pack the Raiders have is working great – Ricky has brought in tough players and they are going very well. Raiders by 4

Knights v Eels, Sunday, 4.05pm, McDonald Jones Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Newcastle had all the expectations on them to make the top eight. I read on the weekend they were trying to say they made too many mistakes – 12 mistakes in a game of football is not too high. It comes down to attitude and roster. They're losing because they're not wanting to have a dig and not playing tough enough. As for the Eels, they will be an enormous high after last week. Mitchell Moses responded well to the challenge from his coach a few weeks back. Eels by 12

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