This weekend we move into Round 14 of the 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership and it’s officially past the halfway point of the 26-week regular season of the world’s hardest hitting rugby league competition.
It’s been upsets a plenty over the past couple of rounds with State of Origin and mid-season slumps taking their toll on some of the genuine premiership contenders.
Round 14 kicks off with the St George Illawarra Dragons hosting the North Queensland Cowboys at WIN Stadium, the Cowboys out to break a four straight losing streak having been beaten 36 – 26 by the Bulldogs last week to finish the round 15th on the ladder.
The Dragons meanwhile are 11th in the comp but rising fast thanks to the injection of talent and drive bought by bad boy Josh Dugan who has scored a try in all of his games for his new club so far including one over the Knights for their 14 – 8 victory last Saturday.
The other Friday night footy showdown is then between the in-form Canterbury Bulldogs (7th) play the fourth placed Manly Sea Eagles in a top eight blockbuster at Brookvale.
Eagles are firm favourites but play without a couple of their big names giving the Doggies the chance to take the upset points.
The other better games of the round take place from Sunday on starting at Barlow Park with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, leading the comp on 22 points, playing the fifth-ranked Gold Coast Titans.
Both come off a bye last week so will be fresh and both are keen to secure their current positions making for an exciting feature not to miss.
Second on the ladder is the Melbourne Storm who thrashed the Sharkies last week 38 – 6 and who are looking for another win this weekend playing the hit-and-miss Newcastle Knights (9th) at AAMI Park.
The last Sunday feature sees the Sydney Roosters, 38 – 24 winners over Parra in a thriller last Friday night, take on the hapless New Zealand Warriors who scored one of the shockers of Round 13 when taking out their game against the Sea Eagles by two points.
Full eight match round this week too with no byes, things ending at Suncorp Stadium on Monday evening with the out-of-form Brisbane Broncos looking to finally get things back on track playing the wooden spoon favourites Wests Tigers who could be roaring with confidence after a 20 – 18 victory over Penrith last week.
Check out the full 2013 NRL Round 14 match line-up below complete with the head-to-head odds so you can see where the money is at and who the bookies are tipping to win.
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2013 NRL Round 14 Draw
Friday June 14, 2013
St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.52) v North Queensland Cowboys ($2.60)
WIN Stadium (7:35pm)
Manly Sea Eagles ($1.68) v Canterbury Bulldogs ($2.17)
Brookvale Oval (7:35pm)
Saturday June 15, 2013
Canberra Raiders ($1.22) v Penrith Panthers ($4.50)
Canberra Stadium (5:30pm)
Cronulla Sharks ($1.16) v Parramatta Eels ($5.50)
Sharks Stadium (7:30pm)
Sunday June 16, 2013
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.33) v Gold Coast Titans ($3.45)
Barlow Park (2:00pm)
Melbourne Storm ($1.18) v Newcastle Knights ($5.10)
AAMI Park (3:00pm)
Sydney Roosters ($1.28) v New Zealand Warriors ($3.85)
Allianz Stadium (6:30pm)
Monday June 17, 2013
Brisbane Broncos ($1.25) v Wests Tigers ($4.10)
Suncorp Stadium (7:00pm)
*All odds quoted are Head-to-Head form bookmaker.com.au and subject to change and all times quoted are local