Tips: Massive boilover picked after bbq disaster

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The person of Nine's NRL tipping competition, Paul Gallen, is backing the Dragons to bushed the likelihood and outpouring an upset against Manly tonight, contempt fielding a squad that volition beryllium without 5 of the 'dirty dozen' who attended Paul Vaughan's barbecue.

St George Illawarra volition beryllium missing sacked prima Vaughan arsenic good arsenic Zac Lomax and Daniel Alvaro - who are in limbo aft refusing to motion an NRL document that would person allowed them to instrumentality to grooming - and Matt Dufty, Tyrell Fuimaono and Kaide Ellis who are serving their one-match suspension.

Scroll beneath for the existent leaderboard and Round 18 tips by Johns, Slater and each Nine's adept tipsters!

Dragons players (Getty)

Yet, Gallen has chosen them to combat done the self-inflicted limitations connected the playing squad and flooded a Sea Eagles broadside that is ever susceptible without Tom Trbojevic, who has been rested pursuing Wednesday night's Origin match.

Even without their prima fullback, the Sea Eagles person picked 1 of their strongest sides successful weeks, acknowledgment to the instrumentality of skipper Daly Cherry-Evans (Origin duty) and young weapon Josh Schuster, who has sat retired the past period with a calf injury.

Joining Gallen successful tipping the Dragons is Darren Lockyer and Ruan Sims, the sister of Tariq, who has been named to backmost up contempt starting for NSW successful the astir bruising of the 3 Origin encounters of the series.

Sims was filthy astatine his Dragons teammates erstwhile asked astir the Vaughan barbecue successful the lead-up to Origin and assured the club's fans that they'd combat for the points successful each crippled implicit the adjacent month, nary substance what line-up they fielded.

"As acold arsenic conscionable rolling implicit and copping it from different teams, I deliberation that's bullsh--t," Sims told Nine News.

"This is simply a truly bully accidental for america to amusement our grit."

Nine's NRL tipping leaderboard. (Nine)

Andrew Johns: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Brad Fittler: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs 

Ruan Sims: Eels, Dragons, Raiders, Roosters, Storm, Panthers, Tigers, Rabbitohs

Paul Gallen: Eels, Dragons, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Darren Lockyer: Eels, Dragons, Roosters, Raiders, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Peter Sterling: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Billy Slater: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Wally Lewis: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

James Bracey: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Raiders, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Mat Thompson: Titans, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Raiders, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs 

Peter Psaltis: Titans, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Raiders, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

The Mole: Eels, Sea Eagles, Sharks, Roosters, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Tim Elbra: Eels, Sea Eagles, Cowboys, Raiders, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

Ben Glover: Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters, Sharks, Storm, Panthers, Broncos, Rabbitohs

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