2010 NRL Round 8 Match & Betting Previews

Following the turmoil in the Rugby League world last week, Round 8 of the NRL Telstra Premiership is set to be another cracker as we find out Melbourne Storm can match the energy they put into their brilliant win against the New Zealand Warriors in their first game not playing for competition points, or whether playing for pride alone won’t be enough this week.

There are some really tough games to pick this weekend as teams that looked dismal a couple of weeks ago have started to regroup and regain some form causing big upsets over the last two or three rounds.

Two teams coming back from the brink, the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs, will face off on Friday night which will make for an interesting match.

Meanwhile on Saturday two teams right at the top of the NRL Ladder, the Penrith Panthers and the Gold Coast Titans, compete in one of the blockbuster games of the weekend as they both try to maintain their dominance.

Below is a detailed preview of each of the eight Round 8 matches scheduled for this week, looking at what teams are playing and where and which have the best chance of a win.

If you read our previews and think we have it wrong and really want to prove it by cleaning up with your bets, or if you like what we have to say and want to jump onto the odds our picks are at before the game, then visit Ladbrokes.com.au for all your NRL betting.

NRL Round 8 – Match 1 Preview: Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights

NRL Round 8 – Match 2 Preview: Parramatta Eels v Canterbury Bulldogs

NRL Round 8 – Match 3 Preview: New Zealand Warriors v Canberra Raiders

NRL Round 8 – Match 4 Preview: Gold Coast Titans v Penrith Panthers

NRL Round 8 – Match 5 Preview: North Queensland Cowboys v Melbourne Storm

NRL Round 8 – Match 6 Preview: St George Illawarra Dragons v Cronulla Sharks

NRL Round 8 – Match 7 Preview: Wests Tigers v Sydney Roosters

NRL Round 8 – Match 8 Preview: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Sea Eagles

NRL Round 8 Fixtures



Time (local)


Home Team

Away Team

Fri April 30 7:35pm Suncorp Stadium Brisbane Broncos Newcastle Knights
Fri April 30 7:35pm ANZ Stadium Parramatta Eels Canterbury Bulldogs
Sat May 1 3:00pm Mt Smart Stadium New Zealand Warriors Canberra Raiders
Sat May 1 5:30pm Skilled Park Gold Coast Titans Penrith Panthers
Sat May 1 7:30pm Dairy Farmers Stadium North Queensland Cowboys Melbourne Storm
Sun May 2 2:00pm Campbelltown Sports Staidum Wests Tigers Sydney Roosters
Sun May 2 3:00pm ANZ Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs Manly Sea Eagles