NRL Round 14 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Two-time reigning premiers the Roosters and traditional heavyweights Melbourne collide in what promises to be a blockbuster rematch of their thrilling clash earlier this season, while Penrith and Parramatta look to continue their sensational seasons with matches against bottom-eight teams – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 14 match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
NRL Round 14 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 14 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm NRL Round 14 Tips
- Thursday August 13 | SCG | 7.50pm AEST
Rematch of arguably the best match this season when the Storm staged a miraculous comeback to edge the Roosters 27-25 in Round 8. Huge test for Melbourne to repeat that victory, with both Cameron Smith and Cameron Munster out injured.
New Zealand Warriors vs Penrith Panthers NRL Round 14 Tips
- Friday August 14 | Central Coast Stadium | 6.00pm AEST
For the first time since their 2003 premiership-winning season, the Panthers have won eight straight matches to lead the competition – but they have a tricky test here, with the Warriors fresh after recording back-to-back matches for the first time in 2020.
Parramatta Eels vs St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Round 14 Tips
- Friday August 14 | Bankwest Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
Parramatta remain just one point behind Penrith after overcoming Cronulla in atrocious conditions in Round 13, while it’s absolutely a must-win game for the Dragons if they are to have any chance of making the finals.
Cronulla Sharks vs Gold Coast Titans
- Saturday August 15 | Jubilee Stadium | 3.00pm AEST
Unlucky to go down against the high-flying Eels, the Sharks will be confident of returning to the winners circle against an improving Titans outfit. Cronulla prevailed with a thumping 40-10 win in Round 8.
North Queensland Cowboys vs South Sydney Rabbitohs
- Saturday August 15 | Queensland County Bank Stadium | 5.30pm AEST
Souths going for a third consecutive victory against an embattled Cowboys outfit, who come into this showdown on the back of a six-match losing streak – the worst of any team in the NRL.
Canberra Raiders vs Brisbane Broncos
- Saturday August 15 | GIO Stadium | 7.35pm AEST
Brisbane are officially a club in crisis with countless on and off field problems – it would be a shock of seismic proportions if they were to beat Canberra in the nation’s capital.
Newcastle Knights vs Manly Sea Eagles
- Sunday August 16 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 2.00pm AEST
Manly desperately need an immediate response following their shock loss to the Warriors – a result that sees them languishing outside the top eight, while the Knights exploded back into form with a thumping 40-point win over the Tigers.
Wests Tigers vs Canterbury Bulldogs
- Sunday August 16 | Bankwest Stadium | 4.00pm AEST
Both teams conceded 40+ points in defeats during Round 13. The Tigers are now four points outside the eight and must beat the last-placed Bulldogs to remain in finals contention.