They Said It: Your Opinions from the Front Row Forum - Round 3

Each week we'll take a closer look at a each of the games, from the point of view of the punters. We've collected a handful of the best and worst comments from our Front Row Forums, and also grabbed the results of the weekly "Who will win" poll - to see if our members really do know their footy.

Remember, not only do we have live score updates of every single NRL game across the round, but you can interact with fans of the game in real time, in our Game Day Spoilers forum.


Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs

How the punters tipped it:

Tigers (44%)

Draw (0%)

Rabbitohs (56%)

Quotable quotes:

Looking forward to this. It's a proper test against quality. - Matchball (a Tigers fan)
The Tigers are adorable. Brooks & Tedesco are such a refreshing and lethal duo for the future. - Tommy Smith
I hope Brooks and Tedesco can have another good game, they'll need to if they want to keep this remotely close. - bor
I will salt my chips with your salty loser tears. - MacDougall
I think for the most part the majority of foul play was blown out of proportion. I don't think Simona intended to get Inglis high, can understand S Burgess reaction to what looked to be a sickening (albeit perfectly legal) tackle on his younger brother, can forgive George accidental high shot on Tedesco, Gavets knee to free himself from the grip of G Burgess, Teo's accidental high shot, etc, etc. - Masoe_eats_babies

Brisbane Broncos v Sydney Roosters

How the punters tipped it:

Broncos (17.39%)

Draw (0%)

Roosters (82.61%)

Quotable quotes:

Don't know how the game will go really. Suncorp is a pretty happy hunting ground for us having won our last 3-4 games there I believe (albeit over a period of many years) so that is good I guess? Neither team has really shows a lot of attacking flare in the first 2 weesk of the comp, with both teams scoring their tries through basic plays and taking advantage of defensive lapses (parra being defensively terrible allowed us to really rack up a score). Will be a low scoring affair IMO that hopefully we will win by 6-8 points. - Danish
They will want to win for Jharal's sake. - _Johnsy
Should be good support @ Suncorp for the Chooks. Broncos ticket allocation to Rooster members has been exhausted. - BCH
Corey Parker is like a fine wine.... Just gets better with age - Snappy
Can take some positives out of it. Hunt was great for the most part and Hoffman found out what passing is. But f**k our defence needs some work - tomdl

Penrith Panthers v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

How the punters tipped it:

Panthers (85%)

Draw (0%)

Bulldogs (15%)

Quotable quotes:

it will be a close game.The dogs playing on monday night may help us in the back end of the game. - murraymob (a Panthers fan)
What's the go with the Penny jersey's, don't they have home jerseys yet or something? - dogslife
Jesus f**king christ! Has Graham went the vaso again? This is hilarious. - afinalsin666
Once again the touch judge's role must be questioned. - skeepe
If I were the storm I'd offer to pay for the best legal team for T Rex to get off if he's charged - aqua_duck

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks v St. George Illawarra Dragons

How the punters tipped it:

Sharks (32.26%)

Draw (0%)

Dragons (67.74%)

Quotable quotes:

It's an ambush......I see an upset, sharks at home will be hard - 2010Dragons
with the money the sharks are saving on fifita they really need to buy some good outside backs! has been a problem for a while, wright & ayshford are not the answers. - DOGSvsEELS
Widdop has to be the buy of the off season - Diesel
I love the quick tap change, there would have been so much derping around after that catch last year. - reanimate
When is Dugan coming back? Can't wait to see a Widdop Dugan combo, i reckon they'll kill it. - afinalsin666

North Queensland Cowboys v New Zealand Warriors

How the punters tipped it:

Cowboys (94.44%)

Draw (0%)

Warriors (5.56%)

Quotable quotes:

As strange as it sounds, I think I'd rather be playing the roosters or manly this week, at least you know what you're gonna get with them. I still think we'll win this one, but the warriors are so unpredictable I hope we're prepared for an ambush if they do click. - Charlie124
We are literally zero chance of winning this game. Awful record in queensland, out of form, up against Thurston. There is NO case that can be made for us winning this game. Which means in typical Warriors style.... We will probably get the win. - Rebel
This is one of those who the f**k know's matches. Both teams are rocks or diamonds.. In saying that, I'll go Cows. - tumbidragon
got asked to leave the Gosford leagues club because i was swearing too loudly at the television f**k you Cowboys - TheVelourFrog
I've never seen a player wanting the win as much as JT week in week out. - Dutchy

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Parramatta Eels

How the punters tipped it:

Sea Eagles (88.46%)

Draw (0%)

Eels (11.54%)

Quotable quotes:

I've got a feeling that Parra will upset Manly in this. Parra played well in the first half against Easts. Brad Arthur would love nothing more than trumping Toovey. - Rooster Cogburn.
Holy shit we kicked a conversion!! I know I say this every week, but Hiku will be a star! - Dutchy
Isn't Radradra an exciting prospect. - Walt Flanigan
Gutted. Maxwell is a disgrace. The Starling play the ball was as bad as Gowers for us and led to a try. Should have been a penalty. And I didn't think Semi hit DCE high enough to award a penalty given DCE was diving under his tackle deliberately to get out, rubbish enough call as it was...but how does a ref tell the player "I've made the call, line drop out"...and then when a few more players whinge decide to check it? Imagine if every time a sook like Bushpig whinged it was checked? Sigh...that's the luck you get when you're thought of as a shit side - Bazal
3 matches with no Matai neck grabs. - Dutchy

Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans

How the punters tipped it:

Raiders (71.43%)

Draw (0%)

Titans (28.57%)

Quotable quotes:

Milford will run riot against this shoddy defence - VictorTheViking
Tits usually aim up against the Raiders. With their team on paper, they should win comfortably. But with John Cartwright as coach and on form, they'll probably get lapped. - Jason Maher
Without Sezer the Titans attack is going to be even more rudderless - Tipster
It's really hard to motivate myself to watch another Raiders match where we are favourites. They are the most complacent group I've ever seen and it's been going on for years. That was the lowest of lows tonight, I'm glad the scoreline blew out a bit. Let's not kid ourselves, the Titans were average and yet they completely dominated us. - Paullyboy
If a referee has awarded 14 penalties against a side and hasn't even threatened to use the sin bin, he's not doing his job properly. Then again you could say the same about a ref who short changes a team a tackle as well. - skeepe

Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

How the punters tipped it:

Storm (90.91%)

Draw (0%)

Knights (9.09%)

Quotable quotes:

God help us. - perverse (a Knights fan)
Has any team committed more penalties in the first three minutes? Must be some kind of record - Frederick
Newcastle moving off their D line quickly. Their up for this. - God-King Dean
Hands between the legs + lifting. There's the problem. No it wasn't intentional, yes Mckinnon made it worse, but that is besides the point. The Storm players put him in danger illegally. - Bunniesman
Smith the merkin trying to argue that it wasn't even a penalty. - Jason Maher

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