NRL Round 13 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Penrith and Canberra face off in a blockbuster top five showdown on Saturday night, while reigning premiers the Roosters take on traditional rivals the Dragons to launch the action – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 13 match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
NRL Round 13 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 13 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
St George Illawarra Dragons vs Sydney Roosters NRL Round 13 Tips
- Thursday August 6 | WIN Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
The Roosters have been far from their best over the last few weeks, but they have found ways to overcome the lowly Warriors and Titans – but will that be enough for an improving Dragons outfit?
Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors NRL Round 13 Tips
- Friday August 7 | Lottoland | 6.00pm
Manly hoping to bounce back from a heavy defeat to the ladder-leading Panthers, while the Warriors are coming off a brilliant win over the Tigers.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos NRL Round 13 Tips
- Friday August 7 | ANZ Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
Souths propelled themselves into the top eight on the back of their come-from-behind victory over the Dragons last week, while the Broncos’ nightmare season went from bad to worse as they went down in the dying stages to Cronulla.
Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs
- Saturday August 8 | Sunshine Coast Stadium | 3.00pm AEST
Melbourne on a six-match winning streak and have won their last four games against the Bulldogs – however, Canterbury are playing much better than their ladder position after their two-point loss to the high-flying Eels.
Newcastle Knights vs Wests Tigers
- Saturday August 8 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 5.30pm AEST
Both teams hoping to bounce back from last-start defeats, with the Knights falling to Melbourne and the Tigers producing an extremely disappointing performance to go down against the Warriors.
Penrith Panthers vs Canberra Raiders
- Saturday August 8 | Panthers Stadium | 7.35pm AEST
Arguably the match of the round. Penrith have compiled an excellent season and are leading the competition with just one loss from 12 matches, while Canberra are rounding into form nicely, coming into this clash on the back of three consecutive victories.
Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys
- Sunday August 9 | Cbus Super Stadium | 2.00pm
It’s 13th up against 14th as these two struggling Queensland sides face off on Sunday. The Cowboys have won the last 10 games between the teams dating back to 2014.
Cronulla Sharks vs Parramatta Eels
- Sunday August 9 | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
What a way to close out Round 13 action – the Eels continue to fly high in second spot on the ladder, while the Sharks are one of the form teams in the competition, winning six of their last seven games.