Fatcat's NRL Tipping Competition

"A Competition With A Difference"

Celebrating Years Of Resch's Enhanced Sporting Excellence

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Tuesday:  TAB releases FootyTAB Pick The Winners starts and the tipping comp website opens for selections.  Team lists announced at 5pm.
Wednesday:  An email reminder with weekly news, games and starts is sent to all tipsters.
Thursday:  Shortly after the online cut-off, our summary page is updated with all lodged selections.
Saturday:  Late selections cut-off is usually the scheduled start time of Saturday's first game.
Thursday to Sunday:  Our summary page is regularly updated with match results amd selections outcomes are colour-coded.  The tipster ladder is published soon after the round's final game.

Parramatta:  1 Clint Gutherson 2 Maika Sivo 3 Michael Jennings 4 Waqa Blake 5 Brad Takairangi 6 Dylan Brown 7 Mitchell Moses 8 Kane Evans 9 Reed Mahoney 10 Junior Paulo 11 Shaun Lane 12 Manu Ma’u 13 Nathan Brown 14 Peni Terepo 15 David Gower 16 Daniel Alvaro 17 Marata Niukore

Bulldogs:  1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2 Nick Meaney 3 Kerrod Holland 4 Will Hopoate 5 Reimis Smith 6 Kieran Foran 7 Lachlan Lewis 8 Aiden Tolman 9 Jeremy Marshall-King 10 Dylan Napa 11 Josh Jackson 12 Corey Harawira-Naera 13 Adam Elliott 14 Jack Cogger 15 Renouf To’omaga 16 Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17 Chris Smith

NQld:  1 Scott Drinkwater 2 Kyle Feldt 3 Jordan Kahu 4 Tom Opacic 5 Murray Taulagi 6 Michael Morgan 7 Jake Clifford 8 Scott Bolton 9 Jake Granville 10 Jordan McLean 11 Gavin Cooper 12 Shane Wright 13 John Asiata 14 Reuben Cotter 15 Coen Hess 16 Peter Hola 17 Francis Molo

Penrith:  1 Dylan Edwards 2 Stephen Crichton 3 Dean Whare 4 Brent Naden 5 Brian To’o 6 James Maloney 7 Nathan Cleary 8 James Tamou 9 Mitch Kenny 10 James Fisher-Harris 11 Viliame Kikau 12 Liam Martin 13 Isaah Yeo 14 Jarome Luai 15 Spencer Leniu 16 Moses Leota 17 Reagan Campbell-Gillard

Brisbane:  1 Anthony Milford 5 Jamayne Isaako 3 Kotoni Staggs 4 Alex Glenn 2 Corey Oates 6 Darius Boyd 7 Sean O’Sullivan 8 Matthew Lodge 9 Andrew McCullough 10 Payne Haas 11 David Fifita 12 Matt Gillett 13 Joe Ofahengaue 14 James Segeyaro 15 Thomas Flegler 16 Gehamat Shibasaki 17 Patty Carrigan

Souths:  1 Adam Doueihi 2 Dane Gagai 3 James Roberts 4 Kyle Turner 5 Campbell Graham 6 Cody Walker 7 Adam Reynolds 8 Sam Burgess 9 Damien Cook 10 Liam Knight 11 John Sutton 12 Jaydn Su’A 13 Cameron Murray 14 Mark Nicholls 15 Ethan Lowe 16 Dean Britt 17 Tevita Tatola

Sharks:  1 Josh Dugan 2 Sosaia Feki 3 Bronson Xerri 4 Josh Morris 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo 6 Shaun Johnson 7 Chad Townsend 8 Aaron Woods 9 Jayden Brailey 10 Matt Prior 11 Briton Nikora 12 Wade Graham 13 Paul Gallen 14 Kurt Capewell 15 Jack Williams 16 Andrew Fifita 17 Braden Hamlin-Uele

Warriors:  1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2 David Fusitua 3 Peta Hiku 4 Patrick Herbert 5 Ken Maumalo 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita 7 Blake Green 8 Agnatius Paasi 9 Issac Luke 10 Leeson Ah Mau 11 Adam Blair 12 Isaiah Papalii 13 Jazz Tevaga 14 Lachlan Burr 15 Sam Lisone 16 Bunty Afoa 17 Kodi Nikorima

Wests Tigers:  1 Corey Thompson 2 Robert Jennings 3 Paul Momirovski 4 Esan Marsters 5 David Nofoaluma 6 Benji Marshall 7 Luke Brooks 8 Thomas Mikaele 9 Josh Reynolds 10 Oliver Clark 11 Luke Garner 12 Chris Lawrence 13 Ryan Matterson 14 Matt Eisenhuth 15 Elijah Taylor 16 Alex Twal 17 Michael Chee-Kam

Newcastle:  1 Kalyn Ponga 2 Hymel Hunt 3 Sione Mata’utia 4 Tautau Moga 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6 Mason Lino 7 Mitchell Pearce 8 David Klemmer 9 Danny Levi 10 Daniel Saifiti 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12 Mitch Barnett 13 Josh King 14 Kurt Mann 15 Herman Ese’ese 16 Jacob Saifiti 17 Aidan Guerra

St.George:  1 Corey Norman 2 Zac Lomax 3 Euan Aitken 4 Tim Lafai 5 Jonus Pearson 6 Gareth Widdop 7 Ben Hunt 8 James Graham 9 Cameron McInnes 10 Paul Vaughan 11 Jackson Ford 12 Luciano Leilua 13 Tyson Frizell 14 Jeremy Latimore 15 Korbin Sims 16 Blake Lawrie 17 Patrick Kaufusi

Roosters:  1 James Tedesco 2 Daniel Tupou 3 Latrell Mitchell 4 Joseph Manu 5 Brett Morris 6 Luke Keary 7 Cooper Cronk 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9 Sam Verrills 10 Isaac Liu 11 Angus Crichton 12 Mitch Aubusson 13 Victor Radley 14 Nat Butcher 15 Zane Tetevano 16 Poasa Faamausili 17 Siosiua Taukeiaho

Melbourne:  1 Jahrome Hughes 2 Suliasi Vunivalu 3 Will Chambers 4 Justin Olam 5 Josh Addo-Carr 6 Cameron Munster 7 Brodie Croft 8 Jesse Bromwich 9 Cameron Smith 10 Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11 Felise Kaufusi 12 Kenny Bromwich 13 Dale Finucane 14 Brandon Smith 15 Tui Kamikamica 16 Joe Stimson 17 Ryan Papenhuyzen

Gold Coast:  1 Michael Gordon 2 Jesse Arthars 3 Kallum Watkins 4 Brian Kelly 5 Phillip Sami 6 Tyrone Peachey 7 Ryley Jacks 8 Moeaki Fotuaika 9 Mitch Rein 10 Jai Arrow 11 Kevin Proctor 12 Sam Stone 13 Nathan Peats 14 AJ Brimson 15 Jai Whitbread 16 Jarrod Wallace 17 Brenko Lee

Canberra:  1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2 Nick Cotric 3 Jarrod Croker 4 Joseph Leilua 5 Jordan Rapana 6 Jack Wighton 7 Aidan Sezer 8 Josh Papalii 9 Josh Hodgson 10 Iosia Soliola 11 John Bateman 12 Elliott Whitehead 13 Ryan Sutton 14 Bailey Simonsson 15 Dunamis Lui 16 Corey Horsburgh 17 Hudson Young

Manly:  1 Tom Trbojevic 2 Jorge Taufua 3 Brendan Elliot 4 Moses Suli 5 Reuben Garrick 6 Dylan Walker 7 Daly Cherry-Evans 8 Addin Fonua-Blake 9 Apisai Koroisau 10 Marty Taupau 11 Joel Thompson 12 Jack Gosiewski 13 Jake Trbojevic 14 Manase Fainu 15 Corey Waddell 16 Morgan Boyle 17 Taniela Paseka


Newtown's final home game of the season against the Newcastle Knights doubles as the Jets (and Bluebags) official reunion day.

Henson Park Hotel

The ESG&EC is always well represented at this annual gathering, meeting at hipster heaven, the Henson Park Hotel (pictured), for a pre-game aperitif and watching the match (3pm kick-off) from the Lee Harvey Oswald grassy knoll adjacent to the King George V Memorial Grandstand and kiosk.

If you want to catch up before, during or after the game, let me know and we'll get it organised.

The Jets have only one other home game before Reunion Day.  On Saturday, August 24, they play the Wests Magpies for the Tom Raudonikis Cup (12.45pm start).


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The finishing post looms large with just 3 rounds to go.  If you're not in the running for the overall prizemoney (1st - 5th), the Rounds 17-25 segments or Handicap Knockout No.3 there are still limited opportunities through either the 6 person Finals Series or, for someone at the bottom of the table, the Gilling Legacy.

For the Finals Series you were allocated a letter and club based on your position in Round 1.  As of last weekend, the front running letter team is "B" with Karen Escott, Chris Ryan and John Purcell it's leading trio and Manly head the handicap wins race dragging Peter Escott, Mark Young and Connie Spence into the spotlight.  The scores for all letters and clubs are available on the Finals Series Entry page.

Our prospective Gilling legatee is Annie Mustow who is 3 points adrift of "second placed" Lady Lyn McGovern, the Baroness of Pudsey Leeds (Danny Hannah, Paul Jacombs, Peter Todd, John Byrnes and Fernandos Chicken are all ineligible).  More general information is available on the Competition Rules page.

Handicap Knockout No.3 Week 9 - you must now select at least three winners to stay alive (2 still in). 

If you're the forgetful type, it may be wise to lodge your selections when you receive the email reminder - they can always be updated before the online cut-off.

Your task this week is to select 6 scratch and 4 handicap winners from the following 8 games (home team listed first - rotating team lists are shown in the panel on the right):

The online cut-off is 7.50pm Thursday (scheduled kick-off for Parramatta vs Bulldogs).  Tipsters who miss this important deadline have until 3.00pm Saturday (Sharks vs Warriors) to email me their late picks but they are penalised 1 selection and are only allowed to submit 9 (5 scratch and 4 handicap) chosen from the remaining, unplayed games.  It is important to understand all weekly cut-off times are fixed and independent from the time any referenced games actually start.

To lodge your tips online, click here to open the login page, type in your username and password and the games and starts will be displayed under your name.  When you have made the required number of selections, the submit button becomes available.  Press the submit button - it's the most critical part of lodging your selections - and your tips are on their way to the ESG&EC database.  You will receive an almost immediate email confirmation of your selections.

In the unlikely event of a site malfunction, tipsters can lodge selections by email (click here) but they still must be received by me before the respective cut-off time.