Antonio Kaufusi recaps some of last week's surprising results and admits he's on the “Viking Clap bandwagon” when the Raiders and Sea Eagles go head-to-head.
As we go into the last three rounds the Canberra Raiders have all but silenced all the critics, on whether they can beat a top four team.
Did they what! Not only did they beat a top four team, they beat the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne and trailing 18 points by half time.
Some people are calling the win the best in the club's history.
The wheels have well and truly fallen off for the Rabbitohs.
They have slipped out of the top four and look like one of the bottom side teams.
With the personnel that they have, there are worrying signs if they can't turn this around and quickly.
They head north for the grudge match against the Broncos.
This could be the game to kick the Rabbitohs into gear.
With a lot of feeling in this game already this shapes as a must win for both clubs.
A shout out to the Bulldogs, winning four in a row and playing like the ‘Dogs of War' that they were renowned for.
Gritty, tough football.
With three games to go, look to the dogs to upset a few teams looking to make the final eight.
On the Viking Clap bandwagon for Raiders and Sea Eagles game
I'm jumping on the Viking Clap bandwagon as the Raiders take on the Manly at home.
It's three v four – the Raiders and Sea Eagles have lost just one apiece in their past five outings.
Whoever emerges triumphant will have secured valuable breathing space over the floundering Rabbitohs and hard-charging Eels.
It all starts from fullback for both sides with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Tom Trbojevic capable of setting up their team's attack by making huge metres.
What a revelation Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been for the Raiders, he will definitely be the favourite for rookie of the year.
My one to watch has been one of the Big Poppas, in Josh Papalii.
This year has been his best by far.
His try last week against the Storm that sealed the win was a great reward for his form.
One of the best for Queensland and has carried that form into club land.
Look for him to lead the way against a formidable forward pack, mixing it with Addin Fonua Blake.
There's just something about, when the big fellas collide on the footy field that gets me off the edge of my seat. This will be no different.
Usually go for an upset of the round but another mouth watering match I have touched on is the Broncos V Souths.
The Old Master vs The Newcomer.
Don't know if it is an upset or not, but never doubt experience.
You can't buy it, you have to live it and Bennett has it in spades.
He is the best in the business.
I'm feeling a Rabbitohs ambush up at Suncorp.
The war of words with players and coaches from both teams have already started. Look for a fiery battle.
Kaufusi's Call Round 23
Eels v Bulldogs
Cowboys v Panthers
Broncos v Rabbitohs
Sharks v Warriors
Tigers v Knights
Dragons v Roosters
Storm v Titans
Raiders v Sea Eagles
- Kaufusi predicted good match between Raiders and Storm