PARRAMATTA EELS V PENRITH PANTHERS PREDICTION
THURSDAY – MAY 23 – 7:50 PM
NRL Round 11 gets underway on Thursday with an interesting clash between the erratic Eels and the dismal Panthers.
The Eels are undefeated after two games at their new home ground, but have lost all of their last four games away from the venue, including a 64-10 hammering by the Storm, followed up by last weekends loss to the Cowboys 17-10.
The Panthers were widely tipped to be a top side, but currently sit at the bottom of the table. After winning 2 of their opening 4 games, they’ve lost all 6 games since, with their last 3 games seeing them concede 30 points each time, capped by a 30-10 loss to the Warriors.
Parramatta won their last encounter with Penrith 20-12.
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Josh Hoffman 4. Blake Ferguson 5. George Jennings 6. Will Smith 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Junior Paulo 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Tim Mannah 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Manu Ma’u 14. Peni Terepo 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Brad Takairangi 17. David Gower 18. Jaeman Salmon 19. Bevan French 20. Kane Evans 21. Oregon Kaufusi.
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Waqa Blake 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Sione Katoa 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. James Fisher-Harris 14. Liam Martin 15. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Tim Grant 17. Moses Leota 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Hame Sele 20. Kaide Ellis 21. Caleb Aekins.
Milestones: Manu Ma’u will play his 100th club and NRL career game.
Tepai Moeroa will play his 100th club and NRL career game.
Nathan Cleary needs 9 points to reach 500 for his club and NRL career.
James Maloney needs 3 points to reach 1800 in his NRL career.
MANLY SEA-EAGLES v GOLD COAST TITANS PREDICTION
FRIDAY – MAY 24 – 6:00 PM
These two NRL teams in Round 11 are playing with teams with a number of top line players out with injuries.
The expectations for Manly were not set high for 2019, however they’ve been in the top 8 for the last 8 weeks, scoring 6 wins in their last 8 games. 2 of their last 3 wins have been without Test stars Tom Trbojevic and Daly Cherry-Evans, including last weekend’s 24-14 win over the Sharks.
The Titans have struggled all year, scoring just 2 wins between 4 game losing streaks. Last weekend they lost to the Bulldogs 22-16 despite leading 16-12 at halftime. They sit above only Penrith on the ladder.
The Titans have won the last 2 games in high scoring contests. The last 5 contests has seen at least 40 games scored each time.
Sea-Eagles: 1. Brendan Elliott 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Brad Parker 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Kane Elgey 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Manase Fainu 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Corey Waddell 17. Morgan Boyle 18. Taniela Paseka 19. Jade Anderson 20. Haumole Olakau’atu 21. Lloyd Perrett.
Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Brian Kelly 5. Dale Copley 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ash Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Arrow 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Shannon Boyd 16. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Jai Whitbread 18. Jack Stockwell 19. Max King 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Will Matthews.
Milestones: The Titans need to score 7 tries to reach 1000 in their history.
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS V SYDNEY ROOSTERS PREDICTION
FRIDAY – MAY 24 – 7:55 PM
The NRL Round 11 team lists for these two sides have had few changes, with both sides in strong form.
The Knights had a very slow start, winning their opening game against the Sharks before losing their next 5 clashes. However they’ve turned their form around and won all of their last 4 clashes against the Eels, Warriors, Bulldogs and then last weekend they hammered the Dragons 45-12.
The Roosters dropped their opening game of the season to Souths, but then won their next 8 straight games, before losing to the Broncos last weekend 15-10 in possibly one of the games of the year so far.
The Roosters have won 10 of their last 11 games against the Knights.
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Connor Watson 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby 14. Kurt Mann 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. James Gavet 17. Sione Mata’utia 18. Josh King 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Jamie Buhrer 21. Mason Lino.
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Victor Radley 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Isaac Liu 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Mitchell Aubusson 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Ryan Hall 20. Josh Curran 21. Brock Lamb.
Milestones: Cooper Cronk needs 1 try to reach 100 for his NRL career.
Kalyn Ponga needs 12 points to reach 200 in his NRL career.
CANBERRA RAIDERS V NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – MAY 25 – 3:00 PM
This game looks set to produce one of the tightest NRL results in Round 11 given both sides are playing well and definitely capable of winning this match.
Canberra are the second best defensive side in the competition despite dropping their last two games, to the Roosters 30-24 and then last weekend they went down to Souths 16-12. Those two sides were above them on the ladder and in great form, so Canberra’s ability to keep with them is a sign as to how well they are playing.
The Cowboys had a good win in Round 1 over the Dragons, but then lost their next 4 straight games. They turned things around in Round 6, having won 3 of their last 5 games, including a 17-10 win over the Eels last weekend.
Canberra have won the last 3 games between these two sides.
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Michael Oldfield 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliot Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Siliva Havili 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Aidan Sezer 19. Emre Guler 20. Sebastian Kris 21. Royce Hunt.
Cowboys: 1. Jordan Kahu 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O’Neill 4. Tom Opacic 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby 6. John Asiata 7. Michael Morgan 8. Matt Scott 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Mitchell Dunn 16. Scott Bolton 17. Francis Molo 18. Corey Jensen 19. Shane Wright 20. Josh McGuire 21. Jake Clifford.
Milestones: Justin O’Neill will play his 100th club game.
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NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS V BRISBANE BRONCOS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – MAY 25 – 5:30 PM
NRL Round 11 Odds for this game are the tightest of any game, with the Warriors the slightest of favourites.
The Warriors form this season has been all over the place. The belted the Dogs in Round 1, before getting hammered by the Tigers and Manly in the next two rounds. They beat the Titans, narrowly went down to Souths and the Storm in impressive games, but then looked poor in losses to the Cowboys and Knights. They then beat the Dragons at Magic Weekend and followed up with a 30-10 win over the last placed Panthers last weekend.
Brisbane struggled early on, winning just 1 of their opening 6 games, but have turned things around since, winning 3 of their last 4 games, including an impressive 15-10 victory last weekend over the defending Premiers the Roosters, who had won their last 8 straight games.
The Broncos have won just 5 of their last 17 games at Mt Smart stadium.
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Isaiah Papalii 12. Tohu Harris 13. Lachlan Burr 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Adam Blair 16. Ligi Sao 17. Karl Lawton 18. Gerard Beale 20. Leivaha Pulu 21. Chris Satae 22. Chanel Harris-Tavita.
Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Tevita Pangai 14. James Segeyaro 15. David Fifita 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18. Patty Carrigan 19. James Roberts 20. Izaia Perese 21. Sean O’Sullivan.
Milestones: Jamayne Isaako needs 17 points to reach 300 for his club and NRL career.
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS V WESTS TIGERS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – MAY 25 – 7:35 PM
This could be one of the trickiest NRL Round 11 tips to make as the Rabbitohs are in great form, but the Tigers have been giving top sides huge scares this year.
Souths have lost just 1 game this year, back in Round 4, when they went down to Manly 13-12. They have all of their 6 games since then, with their hard fought 16-12 victory last weekend over the Raiders propelling the Rabbitohs to the top of the ladder.
The Tigers have had 5 wins and losses this season and currently sit in 7th place on the table. Their last 7 games has seen them trade losses and wins each week. Last weekend the followed up their 30-4 victory over the Panthers with an unlucky loss to the Storm 24-22, when they conceded a try just before fulltime to hand the win to the Storm.
The Tigers have won 5 of their last 7 games against the Rabbitohs, but it was Souths who won the last encounter.
Rabbitohs: 1. Corey Allen 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Ethan Lowe 4. Dane Gagai 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray 14. Tevita Tatola 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Dean Britt 17. Liam Knight 18. Jacob Gagan 19. Billy Brittain 20. Bayley Sironen 21. Tom Amone.
Tigers: 1. Moses Mbye 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. Corey Thompson 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Ben Matulino 9. Robbie Farah 10. Alex Twal 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Chris McQueen 13. Matt Eisenhuth 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Josh Aloiai 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. David Nofoaluma 19. Elijah Taylor 20. Oliver Clark 21. Luke Garner.
Milestones: Adam Reynolds needs 2 points to reach 1300 for his club and NRL career.
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS V MELBOURNE STORM PREDICTION
SUNDAY – MAY 26 – 2:00 PM
Despite being at opposite ends of the ladder, the Bulldogs are the only team in the NRL with a better than 50% success rate over the Storm.
The Bulldogs have won 2 of their last 4 games, against the Cowboys 24-12 and last weekend when they came from behind to beat the Titans 22-16. Back in Round 4, The Bulldogs very nearly upset the Storm down at Melbourne.
The Storm won all of their opening 5 games, but were not convincing or impressive with their performers. They then had a magnificent battle with the Roosters in the Grand Final rematch, where they lost by 1 point. They were very poor in their 13-12 win over the Warriors the following week before losing to the Sharks by 2 points the week after. They then hammered the Eels 64-10 before barely defeating the Tigers last weekend 24-22.
The Storm have won their last 3 games against the Bulldogs.
Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Christian Crichton 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Kieran Foran 7. Jack Cogger 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Chris Smith 14. Rhyse Martin 15. Ofahiki Ogden 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Michael Lichaa 20. Lachlan Lewis 21. Kerrod Holland 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner.
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane 14. Brandon Smith 15. Joe Stimson 16. Tui Kamikamica 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Justin Olam 19. Patrick Kaufusi 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl.
Milestones: Cameron Munster will play his 100th club and NRL career game.
ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA DRAGONS V CRONULLA SHARKS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – MAY 26 – 4:05 PM
The final game of Round 11 will see two injury-hit sides clash in a much anticipated local derby between the Dragons and the Sharks.
The Dragons countered their back-to-back losses to start the season with 4 straight wins, but failed to keep the momentum going. They’ve now lost their last 4 straight games, the last 3 of which were against sides they should’ve beaten. They lost to Eels, Warriors and last weekend they were hammered by the Knights.
Despite having a wretched run with injuries, The Sharks sit just barely outside the top 8, having scored a pair of wins over the Titans, a big win over the Cowboys, a stunning come-from-behind win over the Panthers and a brilliant 20-18 victory over the Storm. Last weekend they went down to a revitalised Manly side 24-14.
The Dragons have won 4 of their last 5 games against the Sharks.
Dragons: 1. Zac Lomax 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Jai Field 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Blake Lawrie 14. Luciano Leilua 15. Jacob Host 16. Reece Robson 17. Korbin Sims 18. Josh Kerr 19. Mitchell Allgood 20. Mikaele Ravalawa 21. Matthew Dufty.
Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Aaron Gray 6. Kyle Flanagan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Paul Gallen 14. Blayke Brailey 15. Jayson Bukuya 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-uele 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Sione Katoa 20. Billy Magoulias 21. Matt Moylan.
Milestones: Cameron McInnes will play his 100th NRL career game.
Chad Townsend will play his 150th NRL career game.
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