Andrew Johns, Brad Fitler and nine experts picked their winners

The Panthers will miss six big names when they meet the Bulldogs on Friday night, but Andrew Johns says it will be business as usual for the competition heavyweights.

Talking to Brad Fitler for the Wide World of Sports’ Tips from Freddie and VIIIJohns cites Phil-in halfback Shawn O’Sullivan’s kicking game as one of the main reasons why premiers don’t miss a beat.

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“The Panthers still got a really good team on paper,” Johns said.

“Shawn O’Sullivan will play a halfback … Shawn O’Sullivan’s kick is with the best of the competition, so he will keep them in the game. I think the Panthers will find a way to win.”

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Fitler agreed.

“It’s a bit like that, isn’t it? You think the Bulldogs got some ex-panthers there, they’ll go to Kikou next year and give him a statement,” Fitler said.

“I’m with you. I’ll go with the Panthers.”

Scroll down for the current leaderboard and round 13 tips from Johns, Brad Fitler and all the expert tipsters of Nine!

Andrew Johns: Titans, Panthers, Sea Eagles, Rosters

Brad Fitler: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Paul Galen: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Darren Locker: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Dave Middleton: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Peter Saltis: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Matt Thompson: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Mole: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

Ben Glover: Cowboy, Panther, Sea Eagle, Rooster

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