Time is flying in the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership and starting tonight, Thursday April 7, we enter Round 6 of the competition.
NRL Round 6 Upset Tip: Raiders to beat the Eels @ $2.55 through Ladbrokes.com.au on Saturday
Results are starting to sort the pretenders from this season’s genuine premiership contenders, and one of the former the Brisbane Broncos are first to play in Thursday night footy.
The Broncos host the 14th-ranked Dragons, who were kept scoreless in a big 36 – nil loss by the Cowboys last Saturday, at Suncorp Stadium.
Last Friday night the NRL Ladder-leading Brisbane travelled to the Gold Coast and accounted for the in-form Titans (24 – 16) so look the goods at short odds for the Round 6 opener.
Friday night it is Bunnies vs Roosters in a time-honoured Sydney derby, the Chooks one of just two teams yet to post a win after the opening five weeks of play after their loss to the Warriors last Sunday in Golden Point extra time.
This is a fierce rivalry and Souths come off a win, but weren’t 100% and play without Adam Reynolds once more.
Saturday the Eels will look to hang onto a spot in the Top 8 when they host the third-ranked Raiders at Parramatta’s Pirtek Stadium.
Parra were on fire at the season’s start, but slipped last week losing by two to Penrith on the siren.
Canberra meanwhile are one of the 2016 surprise packages and come off a Monday night win easily beating the Bulldogs 22 – 8 last week at Belmore.
In one of the two other Saturday matches, the reigning Premiers the Cowboys travel to Penrith to play the Panthers, before an intriguing Sunday clash between the Sharks and Titans.
North Queensland have an excellent record with five wins from their last six games against Penrith and should continue that this weekend, while Cronulla should be winning at home over the Gold Coast who failed to impress in their loss to Big Brothers Brisbane last weekend.
The round concludes on Monday night in Melbourne, Canterbury out to atone with an upset over the Storm who are now second on the Ladder thanks to a four point victory over a winless Newcastle Knights.
Check out the full 2016 NRL Round 6 Draw below complete with our week’s footy tips before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to lock in the best odds and to access their exclusive Footy Freaks markets and season betting!
NRL Round 6
Brisbane Broncos ($1.15) vs St George Illawarra Dragons ($6)
Thursday April 7, 7:50pm, Suncorp Stadium
Tip: Brisbane by 14
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.50) vs Sydney Roosters ($2.70)
Friday April 8, 7:50pm, ANZ Stadium
Tip: Rabbitohs by 6
Parramatta Eels ($1.55) vs Canberra Raiders ($2.55)
Saturday April 9, 3:00pm, Pirtek Stadium
Tip: Raiders by 4
New Zealand Warriors ($1.44) vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles ($2.90)
Saturday April 9, 5:30pm, Mt Smart Stadium
Tip: Warriors by 12
Penrith Panthers ($2.20) vs North Queensland Cowboys ($1.70)
Saturday April 9, 7:30pm, Pepper Stadium
Tip: Cowboys by 4
Cronulla Sutherland Sharks ($1.30) vs Gold Coast Titans ($3.70)
Sunday April 10, 2:00pm, Southern Cross Group Stadium
Tip: Sharks by 16
Newcastle Knights ($2) vs Wests Tigers ($1.85)
Sunday April 10, 4:00pm, Hunter Stadium
Tip: Knights by 4
Melbourne Storm ($1.70) vs Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs ($2.20)
Monday April 11, 7:00pm, AAMI Park
Tip: Storm by 12
*All odds quoted are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change