Round 13 of the NRL kicks off on Friday night with the Storm taking on the Knights in Melbourne. Round 13 will prove itself lucky for some teams and keep it supposititious value for others, nursing the after effects of State of origin. This weekend Rabbitohs and Sharks will get a rest. The Sharks will be taking this bye with both hands, after only beating the Bulldogs last week by 1 point, without their origin stars.


Storm $1.13 v Knights $6.00

Both teams will return fresh from the bye weekend. The Knights have shown glimpses of brilliance this year though can’t get seem to play for 80 mins. They came within 10 points of the Panthers in their last outing, though never looked like winning. The Storm are outright leaders of the competition. With question marks over the Storms origin stars backing up with only 1 day’s recovery, their understudies will be on standby and will prove their worth. Storm by 20

Eels $1.65 v Warriors $2.25

Last time these two sides met the Warriors took the two points. With the arrival of Mitchell Moses at the Eels, they look to be a better side than the last time these two sides met. The Warriors convincingly beat the baby Broncos last week by 18 points and will take a lot of confidence from that game into this match. The Warriors proved themselves in defence only allowing the Broncos to score 10 points. I think the Warriors will win in a close one. Warriors by 6   

Dragons $1.30 v Tigers $3.50

The last time the Tigers played, the got belted by a clinical Broncos team 36 – 0. Hopefully a week off has done them well and they hit the ground running on Saturday afternoon. The Dragons have found form this season and may welcome back Gareth Widdop from injury being named in an extended 22 man squad. The Dragons will win this contest comfortably. Dragons by 12

Roosters $1.66 v Broncos $2.20

Both sides have a huge contingent playing State of Origin on Wednesday night. Playing Saturday night will give those players much needed recovery time. The Broncos have named all 6 Origin players in their 23 man squad and Andrew McCullough has been given the all clear after a head knock. The Rooster were blown away by the Broncos in their last battle down the edges and faced a tough Broncos defensive line. The result was 32-8 in the Broncos favour. This game is a tough one to call early but we’ll back in the Broncos in a tight one. Broncos by 4

Cowboys $1.46 v Titans $2.74

Both teams lost their last games and are both coming off a bye round. Both teams have origin representatives, with Nathan Peats and Jarryd Hayne for the Titans and Justin O’Neil and Michael Morgan. Thurston has been named as 19th man but will be unlikely to play. The Cowboys have been unpredictable without their star playmaker and did go down against the Tigers in Townsville without him. Titans in an upset. Titans by 8

Sea Eagles $1.90 v Raiders $1.90

The Sea Eagles will be coming off the bye and will be entering this clash fresh and full of confidence after beating the Gold Coast by 20 points away from home. The Raiders played well last week against an understrength Rooster side winning 24 – 16. Jordan Rapana Scored the first 2 tries and caused havoc down his edge. The Sea Eagles will have to be at their best to Beat the Raiders this weekend as a desperate Raiders outfit will be looking to cement their spot in the top 8. Raiders by 4

Bulldogs $2.00 v Panthers $1.81

The bulldogs just missed out against the Sharks last week going down by one point. This seems to be the tail of the Bulldogs season, just missing out on the victory by a small margin on multiple occasions. The Bulldogs attacked still failed to fire only managing 8 points. The Panthers are returning after a bye following their last two victories. The panthers will be without hooker Peter Wallace due to injury, but have a handy replacement in Mitch Rein. The Panthers aren’t the best defensive side though I believe they offer enough in attack to get them over the line. Panthers by 10

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