NRL Round 19 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
With the top eight race done and dusted with two rounds remaining, teams like the Panthers, Storm and Roosters will be looking to maintain their sensational form heading into the finals, while the likes of the Eels and Knights will want to lift after poor performances last weekend – read on below as we preview every NRL Round 19 match, along with providing our best bets and tips.
NRL Round 19 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 19 tips and previews to this article once published throughout the week.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs NRL Round 19 Tips
- Thursday September 17 | ANZ Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Souths held on for a two-point win over the Tigers, but Wayne Bennett will expect a much more polished display against the last-placed Bulldogs, who continue to find themselves in winning positions but just don’t have the talent to close out games.
North Queensland Cowboys vs Penrith Panthers NRL Round 19 Tips
- Friday September 18 | Queensland County Bank Stadium | 6.00pm
The Cowboys put up a solid fight against Melbourne, but now they run into the competition leaders, with Penrith coming into this clash on the back of a club-record 13-match winning streak.
Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos NRL Round 19 Tips
- Friday September 18 | Bankwest Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
Parramatta have been slumping for the last two months or so and their top four position is in danger of being snatched by Canberra – but the good news here is they run into a dismal Broncos side who have lost nine games in a row for the first time in the once-proud club’s history.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Gold Coast Titans
- Saturday September 19 | Lottoland | 3.00pm AEST
Both these bottom-eight sides coming off last-start victories, but it’s the Titans who are impressing the most, heading into this encounter with a three-match winning streak.
Melbourne Storm vs Wests Tigers
- Saturday September 19 | Sunshine Coast Stadium | 5.30pm AEST
The Storm have won 19 straight matches in Queensland and it’s highly unlikely the Tigers are going to be the team to end that phenomenal run.
Sydney Roosters vs Cronulla Sharks
- Saturday September 19 | SCG | 7.35pm AEST
The only all top-eight battle of the round. Two-time reigning premiers the Roosters have their best players back on deck and are on course for a historic three-peat, while the Sharks wrapped up a finals spot with a last-gasp victory over the Warriors.
Canberra Raiders vs New Zealand Warriors
- Sunday September 20 | GIO Stadium | 2.00pm AEST
Canberra still in with a chance of grabbing a top four spot, but they are relying on the Eels to slip up, while the Warriors’ brave season came to an end in Round 18 against Cronulla.
Newcastle Knights vs St George Illawarra Dragons
- Sunday September 20 | McDonald Jones Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
Newcastle will be determined to bounce back from their flogging against the Roosters with a statement win over the Dragons, who are already preparing for life under Anthony Griffin.