Thursday, 19 May 2016

2 Team Tracy Round 11: Flicking the Magic Bean

After starting off with a flawless opening couple of rounds 2TT had a bit of a stumble with her picks of the week and is less than impressed with the results. At the conclusion of Round 10 she decided to make herself feel better and she slipped into her loose fitting, silky nightie with her bottle of JD, energy drinks and prescription meds. As her concoction of self prescribed medications begun to take effect she recalled a childrens tale where a fella named Jack was given some magic beans. With this in mind and her burning desire to only support the best teams week after week, she decided to try her luck with her own magic bean. As she was flicking her magic bean her teams of the week popped out like the dildos she has crammed in her top drawer whenever it is opened and with one last flick her predictions became clear.

Rabbitohs vs Dragons
ANZ Stadium
Thursday 7.50pm

Both sides have long and proud histories and if we have a look at the rivalry between the two clubs since the inception of the NRL in 1998 the stats show that from the 26 times these two have faced off with each other, St George have the upper hand winning 16 times to South Sydney's 10.

The recent form guide for the two sides reads pretty bleakly for the Rabbitohs with only their last start victory over the Eels providing them with their sole victory over the last 5 rounds. 2 of the 4 losses have come from last years grand finalists but the important result here is the victory over the Eels.

Coming up against a team that had gone through the week that they had faced is never an easy task and history suggests that facing a side that's been dealt a cruel blow to their season is not an enjoyable time (remember the Storm vs Warriors game after a similar situation). South Sydney would have gained plenty of self belief from that victory and to hang in until the death and win it at the end may just wake up the sleeping giant in this competition. They've got a star studded roster and that may well have been the kick start required to turn their season around.

St George on the other hand seem to be the quiet achievers, going about their business with not many people paying attention to them at all. After a tough road trip that saw them face all 3 QLD teams in enemy territory they've managed to sneak into the 8 with 2 victories in their last 3 outings. They may have lost to an under-strength Warriors outfit but victories over the Rooster and Raiders are more than impressive.

2TT is backing the Rabbitohs ($1.40) at 1-12 ($2.90)to go back to back and get their season on track in a close one.  First try scorer will be on old Warriors favourite in Dane Nielsen ($10.00)

Eels vs Storm
Pirtek Stadium
Monday 7pm

This game is basically do or die for Parramatta. It's vital that they come away from this game with 2 competition points otherwise the task they face to feature in finals footy in 2016 is almost out of reach.

Although not named, it wouldn't come as a surprise to see Foran return for this game and the inclusion of this man would be a massive boost for the Eels coming off their heart breaking loss at the death against the Rabbitohs.

Melbourne Storm are being their clinical self and for reasons that remain unclear continue to be a side that fly under the radar until finals time and all of a sudden have the 7 teams remaining looking very cautiously over their shoulders.

The Eels ($1.89) have everything to play for in this game and it should prove the difference between the two sides. It'll be another close one but they'll get the job done by a margin of 1-12 (3.15) with the big fella on the wing, Semi Radradra, crossing over for 1st try scorer.

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