Former Parramatta Eels captain Tim Mannah joined Simon Hill on SEN 1170 Mornings to take a look at the NRL’s Round 5 matches and enter his tips.
Check out his predictions for each game below:
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos
Thursday night – Stadium Australia
“There’s only one winner,” Mannah said.
“They’re in two different leagues at the moment, one could finish bottom one could win the premiership … I’m going Souths here.”
New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles
Friday evening – Central Coast Stadium
“I think the Warriors will win this one.”
“When you look at Manly and what they’re going through, still no Tommy (Trbojevic), a lot of injuries.
“I think they will click eventually but that won’t start this week.”
Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders
Friday night – BlueBet Stadium
“By far the game of the round this one, it’ll be a great contest.”
“I love Canberra and I love the way they play, but I just can’t see Penrith losing this one.
“The way they’re playing they’ve got too much momentum.”
Gold Coast Titans vs Newcastle Knights
Saturday afternoon – Cbus Super Stadium
“I think I’m going to go with the Gold Coast.”
“They’ve got huge ability and they’re on the verge of becoming a strong, consistent team.
“A big part of it is also the Knights’ injuries.”
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Melbourne Storm
Saturday evening – Stadium Australia
“I think everyone can pick the winner.”
“Melbourne will win and win well, I think it could be a very, very long night for the Dogs.”
Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks
Saturday night – SCG
“I’m going with the Roosters here.”
“Even without (Luke) Keary, they’re still a powerhouse. For mine I think they’ll fly under the radar a little bit.
“I’m still tipping them to be up there at the end of the year.”
Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys
Sunday afternoon – Leichhardt Oval
“I like the Tigers here.”
“I think Michael Maguire is rebuilding the team well, they were impressive against Parramatta last week.
“I can’t see the Cowboys earning their first win.”
Parramatta Eels vs St. George Illawarra Dragons
Sunday evening – Bankwest Stadium
“I’m really enjoying watching the Dragons play this year, they’re better than they were last year.
“But, Parramatta have been a powerhouse to start this year and I can’t see the Dragons matching them.”
Mannah’s NRL Round 2 tips:
Rabbitohs def Broncos
Warriors def Sea Eagles
Panthers def Raiders
Titans def Knights
Bulldogs def by Storm
Roosters def Sharks
Tigers def Cowboys
Eels def Dragons