NRL Round 17 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Souths put their five-match winning streak on the line in a blockbuster showdown against Melbourne, while the Roosters and Raiders collide in their second Grand Final rematch of the season – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 17 match this weekend, along with providing our best bets and tips.
NRL Round 17 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 17 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
Brisbane Broncos vs Penrith Panthers NRL Round 17 Tips
- Thursday September 3 | Suncorp Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Penrith gunning for a club-record extending 12th straight win against the embattled Broncos, who continue to flirt with the wooden spoon.
Newcastle Knights vs Cronulla Sharks NRL Round 17 Tips
- Friday September 4 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 6.00pm AEST
Seventh comes up against eighth. Newcastle will be desperate to bounce back from their heavy loss to the Warriors, while Cronulla can leapfrog their opponents with a win.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Melbourne Storm NRL Round 17 Tips
- Friday September 4 | ANZ Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
Souths are one of the form teams in the competition and come into this clash on the back of a five-match winning streak, including huge wins over Manly and Parramatta – but can they take down a heavyweight Melbourne side who bounced back to form with a comfortable win over the Sea Eagles?
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Gold Coast Titans
- Saturday September 5 | ANZ Stadium | 3.00pm AEST
Last-placed Canterbury continue to plug away without much luck and came close to knocking off Canberra last week, while the Titans head into this encounter on the back of a solid win over the Dragons.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers
- Saturday September 5 | Lottoland | 5.30pm AEST
The season is all but over for both these teams after their respective defeats in Round 16. The Tigers have won four of the last five meetings between the sides.
Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters
- Saturday September 5 | GIO Stadium | 7.30pm AEST
This match could potentially decide who finishes the season in the top four. Canberra produced one of their best performances in the season to stun the Roosters earlier in the season.
New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels
- Sunday September 6 | Central Coast Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
The Warriors continue to impress and have won four of their last five matches to stay within striking distance of the top eight – and they’ll fancy themselves against an Eels side in a slump.
North Queensland Cowboys vs St George Illawarra Dragons
- Sunday September 6 | Queensland County Bank Stadium | 6.30pm AEST
Dead rubber between two bottom-eight teams. The Dragons’ season is effectively over after losing to Gold Coast, while the Cowboys are not out of the wooden spoon race in third last.