2017 NRL Round 12 Draw & Betting Tips

We’ve got the first split round of the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership with four games scheduled between eight of the 16 rugby league clubs thanks to the pending State Of Origin series kick-off on Wednesday night.

Upset NRL Round 12 Tip: Broncos to beat the Warriors @ $3.25 – Ladbrokes.com.au

The first game of Round 12 takes place when Friday Night Footy plays out at ANZ Stadium with two out of form but full-strength squads facing off in the Bunnies v Eels clash.

Saturday night the depleted Broncos outfit head across the Tasman shooting for a seventh win on the trot in a tough clash against the Warriors in New Zealand before the Sharks host the Bulldogs later that night.

The fourth and final NRL match of the week has the Canberra Raiders as the short-priced favourites in rugby league betting to hold out the fourth-ranked Roosters who are missing a number of key players to Origin in a Top 8 showdown at GIO Stadium.

Check out the full NRL Round 12 Draw, betting previews and footy tips below before placing your bets at Ladbrokes.com.au – home of the top State Of Origin markets this season.


South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.77) vs Parramatta Eels ($2.10)

Friday May 26, 2017 (7:50pm) – ANZ Stadium

Souths are sitting well down the NRL ladder having won just one of their past five games and they come off a loss to the Storm just last Sunday. They are still the favourites to hold out the Eels who have also been horrible of late losing their last two on the trot, most recently going down 22 – 16 to the Raiders last weekend. The only thing saving this game is that neither team lose any rep players to State Of Origin Game I. Based on getting closer than anyone expected to Melbourne last week, it’s easy to see why the Bunnies are favourites. Plus Parra lose Michael Jennings to injury.

New Zealand Warriors ($1.36) vs Brisbane Broncos ($3.25)

Saturday May 27, 2017 (5:30pm) – Mt Smart Stadium

Most of the money is on the Warriors here with the flying Broncos missing five Origin players. Lucky Brisbane have been firing on all cylinders of late as this is the time of year when they get hit by the Origin blues. The Queensland club won their sixth straight keeping the Tigers scoreless in a 36 – nil thrashing last weekend, but will be doing it tough in NZ. The Warriors were well beaten by the Dragons last round and have once again been a pretty hard club to tip all season. Juicy odds then if the second-ranked Broncos can dig into their nice pool of back-up players and still perform despite missing the likes of Darius Boyd, Corey Oates, Anthony Milford, Josh McGuire, Sam Thaiday and Matt Gillett. Benji Marshall comes in and if Ben Hunt handles the pressure, there’s a chance for the visitors to defy the odds.

Cronulla Sharks ($1.57) vs Canterbury Bulldogs ($2.45)

Saturday May 27, 2017 (7:30pm) – Southern Cross Group Stadium

Last year’s Premiers are currently third on the table having won their last three straight including the four point win over the Cowboys last Thursday night, fighting back from a big half-time deficit. They host the Bulldogs this week, Canterbury beaten 24 – 18 by the Roosters. The Doggies were woeful before their fightback and the Sharks were also slow out the gates last round, so whoever puts in the best full 80 minutes wins this. Out from the Cronulla outfit are James Maloney, Wade Graham, Jack Bird and Andrew Fifita. They keep former New South Welshman Paul Gallen however after his retirement from Origin footy. The Bulldogs also don’t escape without notable omissions with Josh Jackson, Brett Morris and David Klemmer out. Tipping a close affair again after the Sharks beat the Bulldogs by two points in both of their two most recent matches. The Dogs have dominated at this venue however with six of their last seven at the Shire successful. Sharks, just, again.

Canberra Raiders ($1.44) vs Sydney Roosters ($2.90)

Sunday May 28, 2017 (4:00pm) – GIO Stadium

The Green Machine moved back into the Top 8 snapping a losing streak when posting their first win since Round 7 last weekend over the Eels. Sydney meanwhile beat the Bulldogs 18 – 24 having taken advantage of their rivals not showing-up in the first 40, before letting them sneak back into the game in the second-half. The Roosters are now fourth on the ladder and chase a third win, but are underdogs down in Canberra on Sunday afternoon with Origin doing its worst to their line-up. Their skipper Jake Friend plays his 100th game and they’re hoping it’s not a bloodbath to mark the milestone. With Blake Ferguson, Mitchell Pearce, Boyd Cordner, Aidan Guerra and Dylan Napa all on rep duty however the Tri-Colours have their work cut out for them.

*All odds quoted provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change