NRL Round 15 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Parramatta and Melbourne collide in a blockbuster top three showdown to launch the action on Thursday night, while Penrith aim to continue their sensational season when they come up against an in-form Sharks outfit – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 15 match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
NRL Round 15 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 15 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Parramatta Eels vs Melbourne Storm NRL Round 15 Tips
- Thursday August 20 | Bankwest Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Parramatta’s form has started to dip over the last month or so and they face a mammoth challenge on Thursday night after losing to the Dragons last week, facing a Storm side on an eight-match winning streak.
Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks NRL Round 15 Tips
- Friday August 21 | Panthers Stadium | 6.00pm AEST
Penrith continue to fly high at the top of the ladder on a nine-match winning streak, although they weren’t at their best in a scrappy win over the Warriors. The Sharks have cemented their top eight status over the last month, but conceded 56 points to the Panthers earlier in the season…
Brisbane Broncos vs St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Round 15 Tips
- Friday August 21 | Suncorp Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
Brisbane’s nightmare season continues to go from bad to worse with just one win since March and they are in danger of slipping to the bottom of the ladder against a Dragons side who are full of confidence following their upset win over the Eels.
Gold Coast Titans vs Canberra Raiders
- Saturday August 22 | Cbus Super Stadium | 3.00pm AEST
Big game for Canberra as they look to maintain pace with the top four, but after a second-half blitz of the Broncos, they will be confident of overcoming the Titans in this encounter.
Wests Tigers vs Sydney Roosters
- Saturday August 22 | Leichhardt Oval | 5.30pm AEST
Two-time reigning premiers the Roosters are battling a crippling injury toll that is threatening to derail their three-peat chances, but they should still be too good for a Tigers side that barely beat the last-placed Bulldogs in Round 14.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Manly Sea Eagles
- Saturday August 22 | ANZ Stadium | 7.35pm AEST
An absolutely must-win game for the Sea Eagles, who have dropped to 10th on the ladder and four points behind the eighth-placed Rabbitohs, who can create a six-point buffer with a victory.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs New Zealand Warriors
- Sunday August 23 | ANZ Stadium | 2.00pm AEST
Two bottom-eight teams who have improved considerably over the last month. The Warriors have won two of their last three games and pushed Penrith all the way in Round 14, while the Bulldogs are coming off a one-point loss to the Tigers.
Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys
- Sunday August 23 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
Great chance for the Knights to regain pace with the top four, but they must deliver a better performance than earlier this season against the Cowboys, where they were blown off the park in the first half.