NRL Round 12 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Traditional rivals South Sydney and St George Illawarra launch the action on Thursday night, while Penrith will be looking to maintain their competition lead when they take on a resurgent Manly outfit – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 12 match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and expert NRL footy tips.
NRL Round 12 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 12 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
St George Illawarra Dragons vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Round 12 Tips
- Thursday July 30 | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Huge game for both teams as they look to stay within striking distance of the top eight. The Rabbitohs have won the last four meetings between the teams.
Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors NRL Round 12 Tips
- Friday July 31 | SCG | 6.00pm AEST
Tigers have won five of the last six encounters and will be determined to climb back into the top eight, while the Warriors simply must cause the upset if they are to stay close to a finals spot.
Brisbane Broncos vs Cronulla Sharks NRL Round 12 Tips
- Friday July 31 | Suncorp Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
The embattled Broncos have conceded 48 and 46 points in their last two defeats to the Tigers and Storm and now come up a Cronulla side sitting nicely in seventh on the back of two straight victories.
Sydney Roosters vs Gold Coast Titans
- Saturday August 1 | SCG | 3.00pm AEST
The Roosters haven’t been at their best for the last couple of weeks, but they managed to return to the winners circle with a battling victory over the Warriors, while the Titans pushed ladder-leaders Penrith to the brink in Round 11 before finally succumbing by eight points.
North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders
- Saturday August 1 | Queensland County Bank Stadium | 5.30pm AEST
Canberra have been in excellent form despite a growing casualty ward, beating the Roosters and Rabbitohs back-to-back, while the Cowboys continue to struggle near the bottom of the ladder.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Penrith Panthers
- Saturday August 1 | Lottoland | 7.35pm AEST
Manly starting to adjust to life without Tom Trbojevic with wins in their last two games, but they face the ultimate challenge against a Penrith side flying high at the top of the ladder with just one loss all season.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Parramatta Eels
- Sunday August 2 | ANZ Stadium | 2.00pm AEST
These traditional rivals are at opposite ends of the ladder, but the Bulldogs will be confident of making this one a battle after falling by just six points in Round 1 and coming off their second win of the season against Newcastle.
Melbourne Storm vs Newcastle Knights
- Sunday August 2 | Sunshine Coast Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
Melbourne are on a five-match winning streak and have scored over 40 points in their last two matches, while the Knights are coming off an extremely disappointing loss to last-placed Canterbury.