They Said It: Your Opinions from the Front Row Forum - Round 4

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.


Sydney Roosters v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

How the punters tipped it:

Roosters (88.24%)

Draw (0%)

Sea Eagles (11.76%)

Quotable quotes:

this is round 4 and Matai hasn't stayed down once yet. New world record. - effnic
Us by 14. It'll be close at halftime, but we'll have a massive second half. - chook (a Roosters fan)
JWH with a cheap shot? Never, it's not his go. - meercat
Great turn around by manly tbh. They conceded an average of 7 penalties per game in the first 3 games but only 2 in this game. Incredible stuff. What odds on manly not conceding less than 3 penalties in any other game this year? - Valheru (a Roosters fan)
The thing that gets me, if the penalty count is that lop-sided, why aren't the referees sending these players to the bin? - Big Pete

St. George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos

How the punters tipped it:

Dragons (55.17%)

Draw (0%)

Broncos (44.83%)

Quotable quotes:

I'll say it again. It'll be interesting to see how you (Dragons) perform against decent opposition for the first time this year. You played a hopeless tigers in round one, round two you played the warriors lol and last week you played the sharks with half their team missing. I'm not saying i don't rate the dragons, i'm just interested in how they will perform against a decent team who will take it to them for 80 mins. As for the broncos nearly toppling us last week, that's the only reason i'll think they'll win, they took it to us, the reigning premiers, and were 5 mins away form a win. No need to get your jimmies rustled. - The Pelican
Flip of the coin job this one, though I have to stick with my heart and pick the broncos. Should be a beauty either way. Rarely a fizzer when these teams meet - Spud
I'm f**king done with 20/20 cricket. f**k it off! - Sans Souci Sainter
Our kicking game was shit. Our defence in the middle is soft and the donkeys made us pay. I hope they learn from it. If we didn't have flo, moz and gaz the scoreline would have been far less respectable. Very disappointed. - This Year? (a Dragons fan)
We're very much a work in progress. Some horridly soft defence. Some scintillating attack, and some vey poor decisions at crucial moments. Not time for panic stations by any means. On Sam Williams, I'd persist with him. I'm sure he'll come good if we show a bit of faith in him. - Jason Maher (a Dragons fan)

New Zealand Warriors v Wests Tigers

How the punters tipped it:

Warriors (50%)

Draw (0%)

Tigers (50%)

Quotable quotes:

plenty of tries in this one - Rhino_NQ
No one can pretend to have any idea who will win this. - God-King Dean
Now that the Warriors have that "first win monkey" off their back, look forward to them taming the Tigers at the Cake Tin. Warriors by +10. - Aragorn
Lawrence is such a waste. So much potential, savaged by injury and now a decrepit turd - gronkathon
Great result after being 12 down. Gotta feel for Tigers fans losing so many players. - Diesel

Parramatta Eels v Penrith Panthers

How the punters tipped it:

Eels (42.86%)

Draw (0%)

Panthers (57.14%)

Quotable quotes:

Eels. Penrith are riding the high from a last second victory, but the Eels are fuming after a last second loss, and I think that will clinch it for them. Also, we could see more chopping and changing yet again this week, and until we find some consistency (especially in the halves) we're going to look messy. - Puntastic
It's the Parradrada Eels now, Hayne should be wrapped in cotton wool for origin and not wasting valuable knee cartilage on these uncarriables. - chrisD
Hayne has dismantled the Panthers single handed more than once, but it seems like a long time since he's had this sort of an influence of a game. - TheFrog
Radradra! What a beast! - Eelementary
We wer just pathetic in the last 30 mins. Nothing to do with refs. And we were getting away with lying down on the ruck more or less. - Pugzley (a Panthers fan)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Melbourne Storm

How the punters tipped it:

Bulldogs (16.67%)

Draw (0%)

Storm (83.33%)

Quotable quotes:

I assume Cameron Smith strained his back stepping over poor McKinnons prone body to hurang the refs last week - gronkathon
How is Tony Williams not playing NSW cup yet? Hasler continuing to pick him week after week is mystifying. - d
...and there is Jordan maclean trying to lift a leg in the tackle again, this time on david Klemmer Youd think this merkin would learn - i
A guide to the $torms future for when Smith retires or loses his edge. - Ulysseus
Beaten is beaten. Sometimes you can say "beaten but far from disgraced" - this wasn't one of those times. - Ulysseus

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canberra Raiders

How the punters tipped it:

Rabbitohs (78.57%)

Draw (0%)

Raiders (21.43%)

Quotable quotes:

hahah a fired up Souths versus the shitty Raiders. Could be a good one. The only positive at all for the Raiders is Luke will be out and he deadset has a field game against us normally. - Pete Cash
They're holding open try outs to field a 17 after all the blokes we'll have injured and suspended. - Bunniesman
Absolutely no idea what our team is going to look like. Absolutely no idea what will happen in this game. Absolutely no idea if we are a shit team this season, or if we're a good side that's in a bad vein of form. Let's say a golden point win to Souths. - AnfieldIron
I know Souths were pretty bad but well played raiders without Pappali and missing Fensom most of the match, hopefully nothing too serious for Fensom. - meercat
It is clearly obvious that Souths are not gelling and that the Burgess bros are at the heart of this IMO....this could implode their season. - kia ora storm

Newcastle Knights v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

How the punters tipped it:

Knights (81.82%)

Draw (0%)

Sharks (18.18%)

Quotable quotes:

If Newcastle improve their discipline and stop giving away stupid penalties and constant repeat sets they should win this. - Jobdog
Wouldn't be surprised if the Knights are mentally flattened after such a traumatic week. - skeepe
Sharks are deadset awful. Thought Carney could fix them, but they're pathetic. I know they have a few injuries still. But I don't see them making the top 8 this year. Not with the games they're dropping early on and no Gallen for the Origin period once he finally does return. - mxlegend99
If there is anything that can make me enjoy a Knights win more, it's the fact that it was against a Sharks side so anemic that they'd have made a malnourished vegan look like sturdy opposition. - Misanthrope
happy to see a result for alex - Rhino_NQ

Gold Coast Titans v North Queensland Cowboys

How the punters tipped it:

Titans (33.33%)

Draw (0%)

Cowboys (66.67%)

Quotable quotes:

Last week only JT ,Tariq & Matty Scott seemed to be interested . Lolo was flat when he got the ball..FFS hit it at pace & you will do some damage to the defence. Hope they had an Attitude adjustment during the week. - Phil McGrawn
can picture Kelly slicing straight through atleast once later on in the game as glen hall as the lateral movement of a cruise ship. - Rhino_NQ
Hooray! Now lets never speak of this again. - Walt Flanigan
3-1 with a differential of -11 for the Tits. - Jason Maher
2 opportunities by cowboys to take 2 after penalties in front when it was 6-6 and they bombed each set after Surprised they didn't take it to make it 8-6 and ultimately would have won - Ace-STi

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