After the first three rounds it seemed the Storm, Dragons and Titans would continue to break from the pack and set up a considerable lead over the others. However, this has failed to materialise and now, over a quarter of the way through the season, no team has shown consistency in performance or the talent needed to win a premiership.
All of this makes it difficult for amateur tipsters in office-tipping-competitions around the country – but then again, the author would say that given his efforts last week in picking just 2 winners from the 8 matches in round 6. He recommends that for the next round you consider finding someone else to get your tips from until his radar is back in tune.
Round 7 will be interesting with all eyes on refereeing standards following the sacking of two senior referees. Referees have been the talking point following too many matches this year with one media outlet going as far as saying that it'd been "a horror start to the season for referees, who have made fundamental mistakes and frustrated players, fans and commentators with their rule interpretations."(Fox Sports)
Under new refereeing arrangements revealed yesterday, the two referee system is all but out the window with one referee given a dominate roll leaving the other as not much more than a spectator.
Strangely, this arrangement isn't across the board with only half the matches going on to the new system. Furthermore we have all been stunned by the Melbourne Storm salary cap situation.
For what it's worth here are this week's tips for Round 7 of the NRL
â€¢ Bulldogs to kick-off the round with a win over the Broncos
â€¢ Eels to beat the Cowboys who are still missing Thurston
â€¢ Tigers to beat the Panthers in a tight match-up
â€¢ Knights will keep the Sharks on the bottom of the ladder
â€¢ Rabbitohs to beat the Raiders at home
â€¢ Dragons over the Roosters
â€¢ Storm to beat the Warriors; and
â€¢ Sea Eagles to beat the Titans on Monday night
The author can boast a better performance in the Super14 tipping with a 4 out of 6 scorecard from round 10. Here are the tips for round 11
â€¢ Chiefs will use home ground advantage to beat the cheetahs
â€¢ Reds to beat the Stormers in a close match
â€¢ Crusaders to thump the Force
â€¢ Hurricanes to beat the Highlanders
â€¢ Warratahs to beat the Brumbies in a fight for 2010 survival
â€¢ Bulls over the Lions by 100
â€¢ Sharks over the Blues in a tight contest
The idea of guessing or tipping results is not new to religious thought. Anyone can get guesses or tips about 'religious ideas' and the 'after life from glossy magazines, at the pub, by books written by atheists and agnostics, and proponents of various religions. Christians however have an entirely different source, it's the Word of God. Here this is no guessing or tipping, it's spelt out with clarity and each person chooses for themselves.