NRL Round 5 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
Another heavyweight weekend of NRL action is coming up in Round 5 from Thursday June 11 – read on below as we preview each game, along with providing our tips and best bets for every fixture.
NRL Round 5 Tips
Note: We will link all NRL Round 5 tips to this article once published throughout the week.
Manly Sea Eagles vs Brisbane Broncos NRL Round 5 Tips
- Thursday June 11 | Central Coast Stadium | 7.50pm AEST
Thursday night football hasn’t been kind to Brisbane since the resumption of NRL, falling 6-34 to the Eels and 0-59 to the Roosters. Can they bounce back against a Manly side that were robbed last week?
New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL Round 5 Tips
- Friday June 12 | Central Coast Stadium | 6.00pm AEST
Both sides looking to bounce back from last-start defeats. Warriors have won two of their last three meetings, with all matches decided by a 1-12 margin.
Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers NRL Round 5 Tips
- Friday June 12 | Bankwest Stadium | 7.55pm AEST
Arguably the biggest match of the round. Parramatta are the only team to have won all four matches to launch the season – but the Panthers are also unbeaten and have won three of their last four encounters.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Gold Coast Titans NRL Round 5 Tips
- Saturday June 13 | Bankwest Stadium | 3.00pm AEST
Souths have been poor to restart the season and they might have another tricky game on their hands against a Titans side buoyed by their first win in 364 days in Round 4.
Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm
- Saturday June 13 | Central Coast Stadium | 5.30pm AEST
Another blockbuster showdown. The Knights have surprised everyone with their unbeaten start to 2020 and impressive win over Canberra, while Melbourne bounced back last weekend with a solid win over Souths.
Wests Tigers vs Canberra Raiders
- Saturday June 13 | Campbelltown Stadium | 7.35pm AEST
The Tigers were extremely disappointing and inconsistent as ever in going down to Gold Coast in Round 4, while Canberra were brought back down to earth, falling to the Knights.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters
- Sunday June 14 | Bankwest Stadium | 4.05pm AEST
Long-time rivals, but it’s tough to go against the Roosters, who were ruthless in putting 59 unanswered points on the Broncos last week.
St George Illawarra Dragons vs Cronulla Sharks
- Sunday June 14 | Campbelltown Stadium | 6.30pm AEST
Traditional rivals and a big clash as both teams look to claw themselves up the ladder. Cronulla won both matches in 2019.