NRL Round 16 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Penrith look to extend their sensational club record winning streak to 11 matches when they face the Tigers, while Melbourne aim for an immediate response to their loss last week against bitter rivals Manly – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 16 match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
NRL Round 16 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 16 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Parramatta Eels vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Round 16 Tips
- Thursday August 27 | Bankwest Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Parramatta were far from convincing in their 14-0 dispatch of the injury-hit Storm last week, while Souths are on a four-match winning streak and coming off their best display of the season against Manly.
St George Illawarra Dragons vs Gold Coast Titans NRL Round 16 Tips
- Friday August 28 | Jubilee Stadium | 6.00pm AEST
On a two-match winning run, the Dragons – who are in the best form of any bottom-eight team – can’t afford to drop any more games if they want to keep their faint finals hopes alive.
Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos NRL Round 16 Tips
- Friday August 28 | SCG | 7.55pm AEST
The Roosters returned to winning ways and cemented their top four status against the Tigers, while the Broncos remain with just one win since March as their nightmare season continues to go from bad to worse.
New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights
- Saturday August 29 | Scully Park | 3.00pm AEST
Newcastle were far from their best but managed to stumble over the line against the Cowboys, while the Warriors are in resurgent form and will fancy their chances of claiming a top eight scalp in this one.
Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys
- Saturday August 29 | Jubilee Stadium | 5.30pm AEST
The Sharks will be determined to bounce back following their heavy loss to the Panthers, while the Cowboys continue their battle to avoid the wooden spoon after being held scoreless in Round 15.
Penrith Panthers vs Wests Tigers
- Saturday August 29 | Panthers Stadium | 7.35pm AEST
Penrith now on a 10-match winning streak and flying high at the top of the table after their thumping victory over Cronulla, while the Tigers are all but certainly out of the finals race following their loss to the Roosters.
Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles
- Sunday August 30 | Sunshine Coast Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
Melbourne’s eight-match winning streak came to a halt against the Eels last week, but they were battling a massive injury toll and should be able to bounce back against a Manly side who were humiliated by Souths.
Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs
- Sunday August 30 | GIO Stadium | 6.30pm AEST
The Bulldogs continue to plug away with plenty of effort and not much luck, but they will have to play well above their standard level to beat a Canberra side hell-bent on staying within striking distance of the top four.