NRL Tipping: Grand final - see what the experts are saying

It all comes down to this - the Roosters and the Raiders playing for the biggest prize in rugby league.

The upstart Raiders have most neutrals in their corner while Roosters fans have every right to be high on confidence.

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

In the battle among the NRL.com experts, Channel Nine league presenter Allana Ferguson will finish first, with Jamie Soward and Ladies Who League's Mary Konstantopoulos certain to finish in a tie for second. 

In the NRL.com Tipping competition that was open to the public, there are four entrants locked on 146 points with an accumulated margin of 22 between them heading into the final match. The overall winner will receive an NRL Travel experience and $5000.

Nine of the 16 club champions have already been decided.

Grand final tips and preview

Roosters v Raiders, Sunday, 7.20pm at ANZ Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: I see the Roosters winning. They've got big-game players in key positions and that's going to be really important. The forward packs will challenge each other and effectively level each other out, and the outside backs will be much the same. The difference will be in the halves where Keary and Cronk have a lot of experience compared to Jack Wighton and Aidan Sezer. The key moments in the match will come from those two positions. The lack of experience for the Raiders will work in the Roosters' favour. Roosters by 8

Match: Roosters v Raiders

Grand Final -

Full Time
Roosters

Home Team

Roosters

Scored 14 points
Raiders

Away Team

Raiders

Scored 8 points

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network