CRONULLA SHARKS V NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS PREDICTION
THURSDAY – JULY 25 – 7:50 PM
NRL Round 19 will kick off on Thursday night when the out-of-sorts Sharks take on an injury hit Cowboys outfit.
The Sharks have lost all of their last 5 games, which has seen them drop out of the top 8 and down to 11th place. However 4 of those 5 losses though saw the Sharks score more tries than their opponent and on 3 of those occasions, it was their own woeful goal kicking that cost them the game. Last weekend they went down 19-18 to the Warriors.
The Cowboys looked to have turned a corner after their slow start to the year, winning 5 of 7 matches to move into 9th place. They’ve lost 4 of their last 5 games to Manly, Tigers, Dragons and then last weekend they conceded 3 tries in the last 9 minutes to go from leading by 6 points to losing by 12 against Souths.
The Sharks have won the last 2 games against the Cowboys.
Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Paul Gallen 14. Blayke Brailey 15. Jack Williams 16. Matt Prior 17. Billy Magoulias 18. Jayson Bukuya 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Scott Sorensen 21. Sione Katoa.
Cowboys: 1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Javid Bowen 4. Tom Opacic 5. Murray Taulagi 6. John Asiata 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh McGuire 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo 14. Coen Hess 15. Matt Scott 16. Scott Bolton 17. Francis Molo 18. Peter Hola 19. Reuben Cotter 20. Corey Jensen 21. Gideon Gela-Mosby.
Milestones: North Queensland needs 12 points to reach 12,500 in their history.
NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS V WESTS TIGERS PREDICTION
FRIDAY – JULY 26 – 6:00 PM
NRL Round 19 tips for this game will take some deliberation as the Knights and the Tigers have both lost their last 3 games.
Newcastle’s form has been cold, then hot and now it’s cold again. They won just one of their opening 6 games before winning their next 6 straight games to move from second last on the ladder and into the top 5. In their last 5 weeks they lost to Melbourne by 30, beat Brisbane by 14 then lost three straight to the lowly Warriors, then last-placed Bulldogs before being blown away 48-10 by the Roosters last weekend.
The Tigers have been lingering around the top 8 all year, but a run of poor form of late has seen them start to drift out of finals contention. After recording impressive wins over the Cowboys and Souths, the Wests Tigers have since lost to the Roosters by 8, Parramatta by 12 and then last weekend they went down to the Raiders by 8 points.
The Wests Tigers won the last encounter between these two sides.
Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Hymel Hunt 3. Tautau Moga 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Mitchell Barnett 12. Sione Mata’utia 13. Tim Glasby 14. Connor Watson 15. James Gavet 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Jamie Buhrer 18. Jacob Saifiti 19. Josh King 20. Mason Lino 21. Aidan Guerra.
Tigers: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Paul Momirovski 3. Moses Mbye 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Robbie Farah 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Michael Chee-Kam 13. Ryan Matterson 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Alex Twal 17. Chris Lawrence 18. Matt Eisenhuth 19. Tommy Talau 20. Chris McQueen 21. Josh Reynolds.
Milestones: Josh King will play his 50th club and career game.
Moses Mbye needs 6 points to reach 300 for his career.
Robbie Farah will play his 300th career game.
Elijah Taylor needs 4 points to reach 100 for his career.
Matt Eisenhuth will play his 50th club and career game.
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS V ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA DRAGONS PREDICTION
FRIDAY – JULY 26 – 7:55 PM
NRL Round 19 odds for this match are clearly leaning in the favour of the Rabbitohs over the out-of-form Dragons.
After the Bunnies won 10 of their opening 11 matches to rise to the top of the ladder, they then dropped 4 straight games against the Eels, Knights, Panthers and Tigers to fall well behind the new competition leaders Melbourne. They have changed their form around in the past fortnight to beat Manly 21-20, before last weekend’s brilliant come-from-behind win in the final 10 minutes, scoring 3 tries to win by 12 points.
The Dragons have lost 9 of their last 11 games, including their last 3 straight against Melbourne by 2, before The Raiders between them 36-14 and then last weekend they went down to Penrith 40-18. Dissention amongst supporters towards Dragons coach Paul McGregor, combined with rumours of players wanting to leave the club is making it hard to get excited about the Dragons.
Souths have won their last 3 clashes against the Dragons.
Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Braidon Burns 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Dean Britt 11. John Sutton 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray 14. Tom Amone 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Jaydn Su’A 17. Kyle Turner 18. Connor Tracey 19. Corey Allan 20. Sam Burgess 21. Thomas Burgess.
Dragons: 1. Corey Norman 2. Jason Saab 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Zac Lomax 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. James Graham 14. Josh Kerr 15. Korbin Sims 16. Matthew Dufty 17. Luciano Leilua 18. Reece Robson 19. Jacob Host 20. Patrick Kaufusi 21. Mikaele Ravalawa.
Milestones: James Roberts needs 6 points to reach 300 for his career.
PARRAMATTA EELS V NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 3:00 PM
The NRL Teams Round 19 for these sides are at practically full strength for this match, giving neither team any excuses for a bad performance.
The Eels have a favourable run home, starting with this game. They will be looking to return to their winning form prior to last weekend’s 36-24 loss to Manly. In the weeks before that loss, Parramatta had beaten Brisbane 38-10, Canberra 22-16 and the Wests Tigers 30-18 – all 3 games were impressive performances.
The Warriors are in the most unconvincing run of form at the moment, where they have had 2 wins and a draw in their last 3 games and have only had 1 loss in their past 5 games. After beating the lowly Titans 24-20, the Warriors suffered a narrow 1 point loss to Penrith. They then had a 24-20 win over the Knights, drew 18 all with Brisbane before sneaking home last weekend by 1 point over the Sharks, where they struggled to convert their copious opportunities into points.
The Warriors won the last clash between these sides.
Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Brad Takairangi 4. Waqa Blake 5. Josh Hoffman 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Marata Niukore 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Nathan Brown 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. David Gower 17. Tepai Moeroa 18. Jaeman Salmon 19. Andrew Davey 20. Tim Mannah 21. Ethan Parry.
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Gerard Beale 3. Peta Hiku 4. Blake Ayshford 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papalii 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Lachlan Burr 15. Sam Lisone 16. Bunty Afoa 17. Chanel Harris-Tavita 18. Adam Pompey 20. Adam Keighran 21. Ligi Sao 23. Chris Satae.
Milestones: Parramatta needs 2 tries to reach 5000 in their history.
GOLD COAST TITANS V BRISBANE BRONCOS PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 5:30 PM
The NRL Teams Round 19 for both these sides have seen plenty of reshuffles in efforts by both outfits to reinvigorate their respective seasons.
The Titans last week played their first game under interim coaches, however the side still came away with another loss. They’ve now lost 4 straight games against Warriors, Manly, Penrith and Melbourne. They’ve won just 4 games this year and sit dead last on the table.
Brisbane are another side whose current results aren’t a very indication of their form. They’ve gone three weeks now without losing, however their 24-22 win over Cronulla was largely thanks to the Sharks woeful goal-kicking. The Broncos then failed to clinch a win against the Warriors as both sides played out an 18 all draw. Last weekend they beat the second-last placed Bulldogs 28-6 in a rather poor game from both sides.
The Titans won the last game between these two sides.
Titans: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Dale Copley 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Alexander Brimson 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jack Stockwell 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Whitbread 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Moeaki Fotuaika 16. Leilani Latu 17. Sam Stone 18. Ryley Jacks 19. Mitch Rein 20. Will Matthews 21. Brenko Lee.
Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Tevita Pangai 14. James Segeyaro 15. Joe Ofahengaue 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Patty Carrigan 18. Keenan Palasia 19. Herbie Farnworth 20. Xavier Coates 21. Gehamat Shibasaki.
Milestones: Anthony Don needs 3 points to reach 300 for his club and career.
MELBOURNE STORM V MANLY SEA-EAGLES PREDICTION
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 7:35 PM
The NRL Teams Round 19 for both these sides are brimming full of current future stars which will make for a great contest.
Melbourne are now on a nine game winning streak, which now sees them sit atop the ladder an immense 3 wins clear of second place. They’ve won 15 of their 17 games in 2019. After beating rivals Cronulla 40-16, the Storm followed up with a strong second half last weekend to stroll to a 38-18 win over the Titans.
The Sea-Eagles have won 4 of their last 5 games to climb into the top 5 on the table. They beat the Cowboys by 2, Dragons by 20 and the Titans by 18 points. They suffered a tight 1 point loss to Souths before last weekends victory over Parramatta by 12 points.
Melbourne won the last match between these two sides and have won 4 of their last 5 games.
Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Sandor Earl 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin Olam 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. Christian Welch 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Marion Seve 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tom Eisenhuth 21. Tino Faasuamaleaui.
Sea-Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Moses Suli 4. Brad Parker 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Manase Fainu 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Cade Cust 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Jack Gosiewski 21. Lloyd Perrett.
Milestones: Martin Taupau will play his 150th career game.
Sandor Earl needs 4 points to reach 100 for his career.
Jake Trbojevic needs 4 points to reach 100 for his career.
CANTERBURY BULLDOGS V SYDNEY ROOSTERS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – JULY 28 – 2:00 PM
This will be one of the easiest NRL results Round 19 to predict, when the back-in-form defending Premiers, the Roosters, take on the second last Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs won just 3 of their opening 14 games to be sitting last on the ladder, but they then won consecutive games against Cronulla 14-12 and then Newcastle 20-14 to rise off the bottom of the ladder to second last. Last weekend they went down 28-6 in a disappointing game against the Broncos.
The Roosters won 8 straight games to rise to the top of the table. They then lost 3 straight games to Brisbane, Newcastle and Penrith. They then beat the Bulldogs 38-12, lost to the Storm 14-12, beat the Tigers 24-16 and then lost to the Cowboys by 3 points. But last weekend they returned to their dominant early season form as they hammered the Knights 48-10.
The Roosters have won their last 5 straight games against the Dogs.
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Jack Cogger 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott 14. Jeremy Marshall-King 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Chris Smith 19. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Kieran Foran 21. Jayden Okunbor 22. Ofahiki Ogden.
Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Ryan Hall 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Victor Radley 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Isaac Liu 14. Sam Verrills 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Angus Crichton 17. Brett Morris 18. Sitili Tupouniua 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Billy Smith.
Milestones: Cooper Cronk needs 1 try to reach 100 for his career.
Latrell Mitchell needs 21 points to reach 600 for his club and career.
PENRITH PANTHERS V CANBERRA RAIDERS PREDICTION
SUNDAY – JULY 28 – 4:05 PM
The NRL Round 19 team lists for these top 8 sides are at near full strength and are both good form.
Penrith had won 2 of their opening 10 games to sit in last place on the table, but have turned their season around remarkably to win all of their last 7 games against Parramatta, Manly, Sydney, Souths and Warriors, all in tight games. They then beat the Titans by 22 points before last weekend’s 40-18 hammering over the Saints.
Canberra have been a top 5 side all season and right now are in a good run of form, having won 5 of their last 6 games. They beat the last placed Bulldogs by 2, the Sharks by 2 and the Dragons by 22 points. They also had two wins against the Tigers 28-0 in Round 13 and 20-12 last weekend.
Canberra won their last game against Penrith, back in Round 8 this year.
Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Wayde Egan 15. Jarome Luai 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 18. Jed Cartwright 19. Spencer Leniu 20. Stephen Crichton 21. Liam Martin.
Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Michael Oldfield 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Dunamis Lui 18. Sam Williams 19. Royce Hunt 20. Sebastian Kris 21. JJ Collins.
Milestones: Sia Soliola will play his 100th club game.
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