Tips: Call-up that highlights Roosters crisis

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Andrew Johns is expecting the Roosters' nightmare season of injuries to finally bite this weekend, claiming the Rabbitohs are "absolute morals" to "win and win well" against them tomorrow night, but the club's former premiership captain Brad Fittler is sticking solid.

Fittler admitted he had to ignore logic to tip the undermanned Roosters for a massive upset but added he had confidence in Trent Robinson's side because "they're fighting hard".

That drew a sledge from Johns, who asked Fittler, tongue-in-cheek: "Does Uncle Nick watch this show?"

Sam Walker of the Roosters celebrates with his team mates Fletcher Baker, Egan Butcher and Sam Verrills. (Getty)

Debating the match for Wide World of Sports' Freddy & Joey's Tips, Johns said he thought Fittler might get a call-up to fill in tomorrow night after more injuries forced Robinson to name former Raiders and Bulldogs fullback Brad Abbey to play on a wing.

"Brad Abbey, they bought Brad Abbey from Canberra, he's going to play on the wing," Fittler said.

"And Lachlan Lam has been named in the centres. He's a good little player, he'll know what he's doing out there. Up against South Sydney though, a couple of really big strike centres, Gagai and Campbell Graham, that'll be a big ask."

The Roosters backline has been brutally dismantled by injury, with James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou and Joseph Manou the only three remaining from Robinson's preferred backline that started the season.

Scroll below for the current leaderboard and Round 24 tips by Johns, Fittler and all Nine's expert tipsters!

Nine's NRL tipping leaderboard. (Nine)

Andrew Johns: Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Brad Fittler: Titans, Warriors, Roosters, Cowboys, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Paul Gallen: Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers 

Wally Lewis: Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Ruan Sims: Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

The Mole: Titans, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Billy Slater: Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Broncos, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Darren Lockyer: Titans, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Broncos, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Mat Thompson: Knights, Warriors, Rabbitohs, Cowboys, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers 

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

James Bracey: Titans, Warriors, Rabbitohs, Cowboys, Broncos, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Tim Elbra: Knights, Warriors, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

Ben Glover: Knights, Raiders, Rabbitohs, Dragons, Sharks, Storm, Sea Eagles, Panthers

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