We’re only a couple of weeks away from the annual State of Origin series and the final spots in the squads could be decided after player performances in Round 11 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership this weekend.
Upset NRL Round 11 Tip: Broncos to beat the Cowboys in Townsville on Friday @ $2.05 through Ladbrokes.com.au
Things get underway on Thursday night with the South Sydney Rabbitohs hosting the Dragons at ANZ Stadium.
The Bunnies bounced back from a pretty average few weeks last Friday night with a gutsy 22 – 20 win over the Eels in a performance that showed they could have what it takes to return to their glory days.
Greg Inglis in the centres was outstanding and there was plenty to love about the power in the frontline that if they bring again should see them win this without too much drama.
Friday night footy is a cracker with another Grand Final rematch between the Cowboys and the Broncos.
The last time these two played was at Suncorp Stadium earlier this season in another Golden Point thriller that saw Brisbane turn the tables on the reigning Premiers.
This time North Queensland are narrow favourites in NRL betting with the home ground advantage up in front of a sell-out crowd at Townsville.
Last weekend the Cowboys went down in a shock one point loss to Melbourne during the Double Header at the old Lang Park, and they’ll be out to atone here playing big brothers Brisbane who smashed Manly in the second game last Saturday night 30 – 6.
On Saturday there’s an evenly matched Tigers v Knights clash where Newcastle will be at big odds after a tear-worthy 62 – nil defeat at the hands of the Sharks at Hunter Stadium last Sunday; New Zealand host the Raiders at Yarrow Stadium; and the second-ranked Cronulla are short-priced favourites to defeat the Sea Eagles.
Penrith are also clear top fancies in the first on Sunday afternoon hosting the Gold Coast Titans at Pepper Stadium, before the Bulldogs play the Roosters who went back to their old ways in the 26 – 6 loss to the Titans last Monday night.
Finishing up the round, this Monday night’s clash has Parramatta playing the Storm at Pirtek Stadium in a really close affair that will go down to the wire.
Check out the full NRL 2016 Round 11 Draw below complete with our exclusive footy tips for you to lock in at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the cross-code Footy Freaks markets!
NRL Round 11 Draw
South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.45) vs St George Illawarra Dragons ($2.85)
Thursday May 19, 7:50pm, ANZ Stadium
Tip: South Sydney by 6
North Queensland Cowboys ($1.80) vs Brisbane Broncos ($2.05)
Friday May 20, 7:50pm, 1300 Smiles Stadium
Tip: Broncos by 4
Wests Tigers ($1.36) vs Newcastle Knights ($3.25)
Saturday May 21, 3:00pm, Campbelltown Stadium
Tip: Tigers by 13+
New Zealand Warriors ($1.78) vs Canberra Raiders ($2.10)
Saturday May 21, 5:30pm, Yarrow Stadium
Tip: Warriors by 12
Cronulla Sharks ($1.32) vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles ($3.50)
Saturday May 21, 7:30pm, Shark Park
Tip: Cronulla by 13+
Penrith Panthers ($1.28) vs Gold Coast Titans ($3.90)
Sunday May 22, 2:00pm, Pepper Stadium
Tip: Panthers by 8
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs ($1.55) vs Sydney Roosters
Sunday May 22, 4:00pm, ANZ Stadium
Tip: Bulldogs by 6
Parramatta Eels ($1.92) vs Melbourne Storm ($1.92)
Monday May 23, 7:00pm, Pirtek Stadium
Tip: Storm by 2
*All odds quoted are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change