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Our NRL Expert Panel Tips – Rd 9

NRL Expert Tips. Image by Hunter and Bligh.

The Hunter falls behind, but it’s still early days…

As the halfway point of the season draws ever closer, the panel seems to be slowly spreading into winners, losers, and worse. The Traitor has held onto her early lead for the entire season, despite constant pressure from the Mantis. Similarly, the Hunter has remained firmly at the bottom of the table – slowly falling further with every round. It’s still close enough that anyone can win, and with some polarising matches in rd 9, everything can still easily change.

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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