IT’S been a tough start to the NRL season for many tipsters, which is why it pays to check out the advice of our experts.

Seasoned sport columnist Mike Colman and league writer Rikki-Lee Arnold are topping the class, with ten correct tips apiece going into Round 3.

Follow Robert Craddock, Peter Badel, Travis Meyn, Arnold, Colman, Paul Malone and Luke Turgeon throughout the season for advice and tips.

Have they got it right for round three or are some of them way off the mark?

ROUND 3 FIXTURES: Storm v Broncos, Bulldogs v Warriors, Titans v Eels, Knights v Rabbitohs, Panthers v Roosters, Cowboys v Sea Eagles, Raiders v Tigers, Sharks v Dragons.

Score so far: 10

Score so far: 10

No brainer: After last week’s performances, you’d have to think Cronulla will walk away with a win over the Dragons.

Upset: I haven’t tipped an upset this week but there could be a few on the cards. The under-fire Sea Eagles can upset the Cowboys without Matt Scott and Jason Taumalolo.

Coin toss: Panthers and Roosters. Penrith may have the home ground advantage but I’ve gone the Roosters given how good they’ve looked in the opening two weeks.

Score so far: 9

No brainer: The Cowboys will just be too strong at home for Manly.

Score so far: 9

No brainer: The Cowboys to win well against a woeful Manly outfit whose halfback Daly Cherry-Evans is struggling for form.

Coin toss: The Storm-Broncos clash shapes as a blockbuster. If Billy Slater plays well in his comeback, it will get the Storm home.

Paul Malone’s top tips:

Score so far: 9

Score so far: 8

No brainer: The Sharks have a genuinely classy feel about them and should beat the Dragons.

Coin toss: The Cowboys are very close to losing a match and the Sea Eagles might just be the one who slips under their guard.

Score so far: 7

No brainer: The Raiders are too good a team to not win a game in the opening three rounds of the competition and should beat Wests.

Upset: The Titans love being underdogs. They have been decimated by injury, but their team doesn’t look too bad if it runs out 1-17 and Corey Norman is a huge loss for the Eels.

Coin toss: Penrith and Sydney is hard to pick. The Panthers were super exciting last weekend and Sydney have had some lapses in games so far.

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