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Who will win and why? Tim Mannah's Round 5 NRL tips


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

Tip: Rabbitohs

“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

Tip: Warriors

“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

Tip: Panthers

“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

Tip: Titans

“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

Tip: Storm

“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

Tip: Roosters

“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

Tip: Tigers

“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

Tip: Eels

“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

South Sydney Brisbane Broncos New Zealand Warriors Manly Sea Eagles Penrith Panthers Canberra Raiders Gold Coast Titans Newcastle Knights Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Melbourne Storm Sydney Roosters Cronulla Sharks Wests Tigers North Queensland Cowboys Parramatta Eels St. George Illawarra

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