2010 NRL Round 5 Match & Betting Previews

We are now five weeks into the action and excitement that is the 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership and after a thrilling Round 4 held over the Easter weekend, all 16 teams have now secured a win this season.

Things are really starting to heat up as teams fight to either maintain their excellent early season form in the face of tougher competition, or being now a month closer to the finals means those teams on a roll of poor form are beginning to feel the pressure to get back on track.

The Brisbane Broncos, who began the season with a win against the North Queensland Cowboys in Round 1, are now on the back of three consecutive losses and with a string of injured players have mounted pressure if they are to make the finals this year or even just not end up with the Wooden Spoon.

Meanwhile, the reigning premiers Melbourne Storm remain the only unbeaten team this season and are eager to maintain their stranglehold over the NRL.

To view the complete results and reviews of the eight NRL Round 4 matches click here.

The 2010 NRL betting markets are also starting to heat up as the form of teams is becoming clearer and those clubs starting to make good on their premiership claims gain popularity with the punters.

You can check out all the current Round 5 betting markets and futures wagers for the NRL at Ladbrokes.com.au and get in early to secure the most lucrative odds.

Below is a preview of all the matches set to take place during Round 5.

Round 5 – Match 1 Preview: St George Illawarra Dragons v Brisbane Broncos

Round 5 – Match 2 Preview: Gold Coast Titans v Melbourne Storm

Round 5 – Match 3 Preview: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Newcastle Knights

Round 5 – Match 4 Preview: North Queensland Cowboys v Wests Tigers

Round 5 – Match 5 Preview: Canterbury Bulldogs v New Zealand Warriors

Round 5 – Match 6 Preview: Manly Sea Eagles v Cronulla Sharks

Round 5 – Match 7 Preview: Penrith Panthers v Sydney Roosters

Round 5 – Match 8 Preview: Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders

NRL Round 5 Fixtures

Day

Date

Time (local)

Venue

Home Team

Away Team

Fri April 9 7:35pm WIN Stadium Dragons Broncos
Fri April 9 7:35pm Skilled Park Titans Storm
Sat April 10 5:30pm Bluetongue Stadium Rabbitohs Knights
Sat April 10 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium Cowboys Tigers
Sat April 10 7:30pm ANZ Stadium Bulldogs Warriors
Sun April 11 2:00pm Brookvale Oval Sea Eagles Sharks
Sun April 11 3:00pm CUA Stadium Panthers Roosters
Mon April 12 7:00pm Parramatta Stadium Eels Raiders