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The absence of the two Cameron's - Smith and Munster - has resulted in the experts on the NRL.com tipping panel largely turning their back on the Storm this weekend.

The Roosters, who will host Melbourne at the SCG on Thursday night, will also be without a host of stars, but they remain popular despite sitting below Melbourne on the ladder.

Of the other seven matches scheduled for this weekend, the Panthers, Rabbitohs and Raiders were all unanimous picks.

Last-placed Canterbury are viewed as being not without hope in their clash with the out-of-sorts Wests Tigers.

It's time to get your tips in - enter them now to make sure you don't miss out.

If you need help on how each team is travelling, Jamie Soward's Power Rankings is the best place to go for an accurate gauge on who's travelling well and who's doing not so well.

Here are the NRL.com expert panel's predictions for this round.

On the NRL.com tipping leaderboard, there are four tipsters within two points at the top of the table. NRL Fantasy mystery man Lone Scout and Ladies Who League's Mary Konstantopoulos are tied at the top, with NRL.com reporter Zac Bailey and Game Plan expert and ABC Radio commentator Matt Elliott within striking distance.