Round 20 is here. A couple of teams limping to the end of the season whilst, there's a few fighting for position inside the Top 8.
Panthers covered the line last week to get our tip of the round up. They have the Bulldogs this week, likely giving Brisbane the opportunity to avoid the wooden spoon with a win Thursday night. Let's dive in.
Formerly you wouldn't need to even promote this local derby and Suncorp would sell out. Not this week, not even with COVID restrictions in play and limited crowd numbers. Could have included just about any game from the past 6-7 years to try and wet the appetite, check out the one below.
Darius Boyd and Gavin Cooper say farewell. Think this is going to be another shocker for Brisbane, Cowboys get a few back which will strengthen them up, whilst the Broncos lose Fifita but get Payne Haas back.
Think the Cowboys send Cooper out a winner, just can't tip the Broncos nowadays, bring on 2021 and Kevvy Walters or perhaps Paul Green.
Cowboys by 10.
Knights were good last week but the Titans are flat out rolling. They'll finish in 9th after a horror start to the year. The signs for 2021 look great.
Knights probably end up 6th regardless of the win or loss given the Roosters will probably take care of the Bunnies. Tipping the Titans to be up for this one and take a win into Mad Monday.
Love the odds for the Gold Coast here. Titans by 14.
Joseph Manu out, but what about the returning cast for the Roosters? Cordner, Fifita, Friend & Tedesco. Wow!
The Bunnies welcome back Dane Gagai but they were so shit last week. Roosters will take a bit to get into gear with so many changes but expecting late in the second half, the Chooks will kick away.
Roosters by 22.
Credit to the Bulldogs for their fight this year and wonderful to see them get a win last week but fuck me, this is tough. Penrith just too good despite a few being rested? Probably.
Might be a touch unders at $1.15 but expect Penrith to grind out a win. Canterbury will head to Mad Monday and look forward to a new coaching crew in 2021.
Penrith by 10.