NRL 2018 – Round 2 – Preview, Predictions & Tips
by Ken Edwards, 11 March 2018
St George Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks – 15 March 2018
The Dragons were awesome against the Broncos led by star recruit Ben Hunt. The Sharks return to the Shire after the loss in Townsville to the Cowboys. Sides generally struggle the week after coping with the NQ humidity. Dragons in an upset.
Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs – 16 March 2018
The Chooks return home will be welcome after the upset loss to West Tigers. The Roosters will also look forward to playing the woeful Bulldogs. Should be a clear Roosters win.
Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys – 16 March 2018
Repeat of the classic 2015 NRL Grand Final. Coach Bennett will have the Broncos fired up at home following their capitulation to the Dragons in Round 1. Cowboys should have too many big guns.
New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans – 17 March 2018
The Warriors should be humming with confidence after their upset win over the Rabbitohs in Perth. They should consolidate that win with another over the brave Titans in their 2018 season home opener.
Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs – 17 March 2018
Wow, how bad were the Rabbits in Perth last weekend? Expect Penrith to rub salt into those open Rabbitoh wounds at Panthers Stadium.
Melbourne Storm vs West Tigers – 17 March 2018
West Tigers were very brave in the last week’s upset win over the Roosters and expect them to challenge Melbourne. It may be close but the Premiers should prevail.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Parramatta Eels – 18 March 2018
This one could be a classic. If for no other reason other than the game being played at Brookvale, we’re tipping Manly to squeeze home. Golden point win?
Canberra Raiders vs Newcastle Knights – 18 March 2018
I’d love to tip the improving Knights in their journey to the nation’s capital to take on the Raiders. Maybe its too much, too soon for the Knights; Canberra is a tough place for any visiting team. A Knights upset wouldn’t surprise, but Canberra for mine.