NRL Round 16 Draw & Betting Tips
Queensland wrapped up State Of Origin Game II and the 2016 series with a win over the Blues on Wednesday night paving the way for the focus to turn back to the NRL Premiership for a full eight-match weekend for Round 16.
Upset NRL Round 16 Tip: Titans to beat the Raiders on Sunday @ $2 through Ladbrokes.com.au
Things kick off on Friday night with the Panthers hosting the Rabbitohs at Pepper Stadium, Penrith short favourites in NRL betting to get the job done over a Greg Inglis-less Bunnies outfit that were flogged 12 – 30 by the Eels last week. South Sydney do welcome back from Origin half-back Ryan Reynolds, but will that be enough?
The first of the three Saturday games is a nothing match between Wooden Spoon favourites Newcastle, the Knights having won just one of their past seven matches, and the Dragons at Hunter Stadium.
Things quickly improve with a cracker between the NRL Ladder leading Sharks and the New Zealand Warriors. Last week the Warriors only had two points to spare over the Roosters, so they’ll be needing to dig deep to hold off Cronulla who come off a bye and are shooting for their 11th straight win.
Things then move to ANZ Stadium with a Top 8 clash between long-time rivals the Bulldogs (6th) and the Broncos (4th), Brisbane likely to back-up most of their great Queensland Maroons rep stars to help them get the job done and post just their second win from their past five games playes.
Sunday afternoon the Gold Coast Titans get a home game over the raiders in this eighth vs seventh showdown, the hosts having enjoyed a 20 point victory over Manly at the same stadium last Monday night.
The other Sunday clash has Melbourne Storm out to remain in second place when hosting the Tigers at AAMI Park, the Storm set to fire with Cooper Cronk and State Of Origin Game 2 Man of the Match Cameron Smith back in play.
The round wraps up in North Queensland on Monday night, the third-ranked Cowboys red hot favourites to defeat the Sea Eagles and make it five-from-five in recent history between these two clubs.
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NRL Round 16 Draw
Penrith Panthers ($1.33) vs South Sydney Rabbitohs ($3.40)
Friday June 24, 7:50pm, Pepper Stadium
Tip: Panthers by 8
Newcastle Knights ($3) vs St George Illawarra Dragons ($1.42)
Saturday June 25, 3:00pm, Hunter Stadium
Tip: Dragons by 4
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks ($1.35) vs New Zealand Warriors ($3.30)
Saturday June 25, 5:30pm, Shark Park
Tip: Sharks by 13+
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ($1.92) vs Brisbane Broncos ($1.92)
Saturday June 25, 7:30pm, ANZ Stadium
Tip: Broncos by 2
Gold Coast Titans ($2) vs Canberra Raiders ($1.83)
Sunday June 26, 2:00pm, CBUS Super Stadium
Tip: Titans by 6
Melbourne Storm ($1.22) vs Wests Tigers ($4.50)
Sunday June 26, 4:00pm, AAMI Park
Tip: Storm by 13+
North Queensland Cowboys ($1.15) vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles ($5.75)
Monday June 27, 7:00pm, 1300 Smiles Stadium
Tip: Cowboys by 12
*All odds quoted are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change