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NRL Tipping: Round 24 - see what the experts are saying

What do you make of the Knights and Titans heading into their Saturday showdown at McDonald Jones Stadium?

Finding a winner in that one isn't an easy decision to come to, but NRL tipsters are going to have to choose one of those teams.

At the other end of the table, there are a pair of clashes also sure to test those chasing tipping glory.

Manly and the Storm renew hostilities at Lottoland on Saturday before Cronulla take on Canberra in Paul Gallen's last match at PointsBet Stadium on Sunday.

Before you get your tips in for Round 24, see who the experts are backing and read Brett Kimmorley's previews.

Round 24 tips and previews

Cowboys v Bulldogs, Thursday, 7.50pm at 1300Smiles Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Bulldogs have been a big story of late with some good wins but I still don't know if they've got more than 12-16 points in them. Defensively they've been unbelievable. Josh Jackson was an inspirational leader for them last week. One thing that might go against them is that it's North Queensland's last game at 1300Smiles Stadium. We saw a lift from the Cowboys last week. This is a chance for Michael Morgan to stand up and be a leader. Cowboys by 4

Warriors v Rabbitohs, Friday, 6pm at Mt Smart Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: There was a story last week about how to stop Damien Cook – he responded by making 50 tackles and exploding to score one of the best tries you will see. The drama off the field last week was great for the players – it took the pressure off them and allowed them to have a laugh at their coach. I think Souths are back to their best. I thought the Warriors were pretty poor last weekend and are counting down to the end of Round 25. Rabbitohs by 8

Broncos v Eels, Friday, 7.55pm at Suncorp Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Massive clash for both sides. If there's anyone who needs to stand up for his team this weekend it is Darius Boyd. We've read a lot and heard a lot about him all season. He's copped criticism so I'm looking for him to lead. Parramatta were extremely poor last weekend and very, very flat. I would expect that Brad Arthur won't let them be like that two weeks in a row. Mitchell Moses and Manu Ma'u didn't combine very well last week but I think that's where they go again to try and expose the Broncos. Eels by 2

Knights v Titans, Saturday, 3pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Knights' players were extremely poor last week. If they have any pride in their performances they will play out of their skin this week. The Titans were better last week. I don't know who is going to win but I think Newcastle – who were sitting in fourth eight weeks ago – have a better roster and should be able to win the game. Knights by 6

Gallen: I know it's time

Sea Eagles v Storm, Saturday, 5.30pm at Lottoland

Brett Kimmorley says: Manly were down to 15 players last week and Tom Trbojevic didn't really have much of an impact on the match but they still won. Their forwards were great. Taupau, Fonua-Blake, Jake Trbojevic and the two hookers (Koroisau and Fainu) were great – I thought they were the best five players on the field in Canberra. I wouldn't expect Cameron Munster and Cameron Smith to have below-par performances from a technical viewpoint two weeks in a row. Expect a masterclass from one of them, but I don't know if Melbourne are a bit off confidence at the moment. Sea Eagles by 1

Roosters v Panthers, Saturday, 7.35pm at SCG

Brett Kimmorley says: I'm starting to warm into the ability of the Roosters to go back-to-back. Their forwards run harder than nearly every team in the competition. They win play-the-balls. They get on the front foot and when they run their attack it is all done at pace. Luke Keary is back in superb form – he is the key for the Roosters. The Panthers have let their season slide away – too many mistakes and too many errors. If James Maloney only has two matches left in the NRL let's see if he can create an upset. Roosters by 8

Sharks v Raiders, Sunday 2pm at PointsBet Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Good game. The Raiders are coming off a couple of big clashes. Their coach gets to return to one of his former teams. He knows the importance of getting the Raiders back on a winning note before the finals. But they come up against Paul Gallen's farewell home game and a chance for the Sharks to cement a spot in the finals. This is a massive day for the Sharks. Sharks by 4

Hasler brings passion back to Manly

Dragons v Wests Tigers, Sunday, 4.05pm at SCG

Brett Kimmorley says: If the Wests Tigers can find the aggression, skill and physicality that Benji Marshall helped provide last week they will cause more havoc and make this finals race go into Round 25. I can't see the Dragons putting up much of a fight. Cameron McInnes has been unbelievable this season as a leader, and a runner from dummy half and a tackler, but unfortunately, I think he is doing so much on his own. Wests Tigers by 8

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