Kaufusi makes ‘insane’ decision to back Dragons against Storm

Dragons Storm Round 16
Kaufusi is backing the Dragons against Storm in Round 16 of the NRL. Source: nrl.com

With a host of Origin players out for round 16 Kaufusi says you would be insane to back against the storm when they take on the Dragons – but this week he has.

With only four matches this round and a host of Origin players missing, finding a winner ain't easy.

Can the West Tigers upset the out of sorts Roosters missing Cordner and Tedesco?

Will the presence of Cameron Smith be enough for the Storm to overcome the loss of their Origin contingent against the Dragons in Wollongong?

For me the match of the round is the Storm V Dragons.

With mass changes for both sides, you would wonder which club has the best depth.

Cameron Smith is the rock of the Storm and even though they have a lot of Origin players out, you would be insane to back against the Storm. This week I have.

Dragons to beat Storm in round 16 a matter of family loyalty

The Dragons beat the cowboys last week to stay in the finals race. The Cowboys ain't no Storm, and for the Dragons to win, they would have to approach this game with the kind of intensity, energy and resolve more suited to a Grand Final.

Plus I've said it before I can't back against family. The youngest brother Patrick makes his Club debut for the Dragons after switching from the storm before the 30 June deadline.

Felise is out and on Origin duty so it makes my decision a lot easier. I've never liked the Dragons, I've always loved playing against them and now I'll be cheering for them this week.

My upset of the round is the Tigers to beat the Roosters.

The Tigers are lucky they catch the Roosters this week, when their Origin stars are out of action. Watch Benji and Robbie take on Cooper and the returning Keary.

Ryan Matterson has been in awesome form in the back row for the Tigers.

Defense is key for the Tigers. They kept the bunnies to eight points last week and need that sort of defensive attitude to get the chocolates this week.

Kaufusi's Call Round 16:

Dragons v Storm
Tigers v Roosters
Knights v Warriors
Sharks v Broncos

For more NRL commentary, read Kaufusi's Call for round 15