NRL Round 9 tips, best bets, predictions and previews.
One week after their thrilling victory over the Roosters, Melbourne attempt to continue their blistering form when they face fellow heavyweights Canberra, while the struggling Broncos and Bulldogs clash in a must-win game for both sides – read on below as we preview each NRL Round 9 fixture, along with providing our tips and best bets for every match.
NRL Round 9 Tips
NOTE: We will link all NRL Round 9 tips to this article once published throughout the week.
North Queensland Cowboys vs Sydney Roosters NRL Round 9 Tips
- Thursday July 9 | 7.50pm AEST | Queensland County Bank Stadium
Roosters hoping for an immediate response after seeing their five-game winning streak snapped in extraordinary circumstances by Melbourne, while the Cowboys continue to run hot and cold after being thumped by Parramatta.
Gold Coast Titans vs New Zealand Warriors NRL Round 9 Tips
- Friday July 10 | 6.00pm AEST | Cbus Super Stadium
Titans coming off a heavy 30-point loss to the Sharks, while the Warriors returned to the winners circle by overcoming the embattled Broncos. Warriors won both of their 2019 encounters.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers NRL Round 9 Tips
- Friday July 10 | 7.55pm AEST | Bankwest Stadium
Souths still trying to find their best form, but they did enough to beat the lowly Bulldogs in Round 8, while the Tigers put up a solid fight before going down to the in-form Panthers.
Cronulla Sharks vs Penrith Panthers
- Saturday July 11 | 3.00pm AEST | Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
Two in-form teams. Penrith maintained their lock on second spot with a solid win over the Tigers, while the Sharks were brilliant in a 30-point triumph over Gold Coast. Cronulla have won seven of their last eight meetings.
Brisbane Broncos vs Canterbury Bulldogs
- Saturday July 11 | 5.30pm AEST | Suncorp Stadium
Bottom-of-the-table showdown between two teams desperate for a win. Brisbane haven’t won since the competition restart, while the Bulldogs are 1-7. Canterbury have won two of their last three meetings by 13+ margins.
Canberra Raiders vs Melbourne Storm
- Saturday July 11 | 7.35pm AEST | GIO Stadium
Melbourne registered a comeback for the ages in Round 8 to edge reigning premiers the Roosters, but can they snap a three-game losing run against the Raiders in arguably the match of Round 9?
Newcastle Knights vs Parramatta Eels
- Sunday July 12 | 4.05pm AEST | Central Coast Stadium
Another big match as first-placed Parramatta face fourth-placed Newcastle. The Eels continued their sensational start to 2020 with a comfortable win over the Cowboys, while the Knights held on to post a controversial victory over Manly.
St George Illawarra Dragons vs Manly Sea Eagles
- Sunday July 12 | 6.30pm AEST | Manly Sea Eagles
Manly were robbed of a chance to take their game against Newcastle into golden point last week and now face a Dragons side who they have lost four of their last five games against.