A grand final rematch and the latest chapter in the game's greatest rivalry should be enough to have NRL Tipping competitors pausing for a moment heading into Round 3.
Both Melbourne and Penrith have been weakened by the withdrawal of star players, but there remains plenty of talent on both teams. The likes of Munster, Kikau, Addo-Carr and Luai are sure to provide plenty of fireworks.
No such issues thus far for the Roosters and Rabbitohs ahead of their meeting on Friday night - and the result in the tipping panel heavily skewed towards the Tricolours.
In the other games, the Dragons, Raiders, Titans, Eels, Knights and Broncos are all strongly favoured.
After two rounds on the experts' panel, there are five tipsters tied at the top.
NRL Teams host Niav Owens and Sky Sports NZ presenter Goran Paladin have both made great starts in their first year on the panel.
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