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Our NRL Expert Panel Tips – Finals Week 1

NRL Expert Tips. Image by Hunter and Bligh.

In the finals, anything can happen…

What a season.

After 20 weeks of hard-fought footy action, the eight teams representing their cities in the finals have been locked in (and the Broncos are officially the wooden-spooners!).

Similarly, after 20 weeks of hard-fought tipping, The Traitor has cemented her position as the minor premier — not falling behind for a single week (and the Broncos fan — The Hunter — is our wooden spooner!).

But, there’s plenty of footy yet to be played, and with so few points separating our tipsters there’s still everything on the line. These next few weeks will throw us the most unpredictable games of the year, and our tipping ladder may well be shaken.

Ultimately, one tipster on the panel will reign supreme… who do you think it will be?

The Mantis

The Mantis

“Just like a mantis, I’m cool… calculated… precise… and deadly. Each of my tips is the result of hours of waiting, thinking and plotting. I leave nothing to chance. There’s a reason I won last year’s competition, and it’s the reason I’m going to win this one too. NRL is more than just a sport – there are numbers to consider, weather, injuries, countless variables. I’ve thought of it all. Good luck getting past The Mantis.”


The Traitor

The Traitor

They call me The Traitor because I’m unaffected by the supporter’s bias that might sway others’ tips. I was born in New South Wales but root for Queensland and the Storm… winning to me is everything – the only thing – and the same goes for my tips. I’m ruthless in my pursuit of the top spot and I’m ready to show these boys that the NRL is now a woman’s world.”


The Hunter

The Hunter

“I’m the king of Hunter and Bligh’s sports world. I’m The Hunter. I’ve been writing tips and expert analysis for as long as the other two combined. There’s no way they’ll even come close to touching me. I’m the only true expert on this panel – and I’m happy to let my tips speak for me. My reputation precedes me. My historic success is all I need to know that I’m the best. We’ll see who’s laughing at the end of the season.”


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