Round 21 of the NRL season kicks off on Thursday night, and starting from game one, every clash of the round is set to be a cracker. Dabble’s experts will provide NRL tips for each and every round of the 2023 NRL season, meaning you won’t miss a thing.
Our NRL footy tips cover all the key factors of every game, of every round. So, if you are as obsessed with the NRL as the team at Dabble are, you have certainly come to the right place! Get your scrolling finger ready, all you need to do is read and scroll, our experts will take care of everything else for you.
Check out all our expert NRL tips for Round 21 below:
Game 1 – St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Wests Tigers, Thursday 20th July, 7.50pm
What a clash this should be – the battle for the wooden spoon for 2023! Two teams that have struggled all year and disappointed their faithful fans clash in a loser-take-all match. Given the troubles both teams have had with scoring points during the season, I like the unders on Dabble.
Game 2 – New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders, Friday 21st July, 6pm
The Warriors are the form team of the NRL and have scored 30 plus points in six of their past seven games. Halfback Shaun Johnson has been played sparkling attacking football and while the Raiders will be tough, I see him leading the home team to victory. It should be tight – go Warriors 1-12.
Game 3 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos, Friday 21st July, 8pm
The Rabbitohs had a bye last weekend but are on a high after the performances of Cody Walker, Damien Cook, Cam Murray and Keaon Koloamatangi for NSW in State of Origin last week. With Latrell Mitchell nearing a return, the Rabbitohs have the strike power to go deep into the finals, as do the Broncos who have speed and power all over the park. With both teams having so many class attacking options, I think overs is the best option on this game.
Game 4 – Gold Coast Titans vs Sydney Roosters, Saturday 22nd July, 3pm
This game could well prove the final nail in the Roosters’ finals coffin, and they will do it tough against a Titans team that has been playing good footy under caretaker coach Jim Lenihan. The Titans could easily have won at Parra last Sunday night and I think they have too much speed and class for the under-performing Roosters. Take the Titans with the start.
Game 5 – Newcastle Knights vs Melbourne Storm, Saturday 22nd July, 5.30pm
The Knights are mounting a late charge for the finals and with Kalyn Ponga in brilliant form, they have the ability to put on points in a hurry. But the Storm will be a good test of whether they are Finals worthy and they are certain to mark Ponga very closely and reduce his time and space. Melbourne weren’t at their best last weekend but were still too good for the out-of-sorts Roosters and I see them winning with a Cam Munster anytime try a lucrative proposition.
Game 6 – North Queensland Cowboys vs Parramatta Eels, Saturday 22nd July, 7.35pm
This shapes as the game of the round with both teams in winning form and chock full of Origin stars. But of the two, the Cowboys have been more impressive in the run-in to the Finals, and I fancy North Queensland, with five-eighth Tom Dearden in grand form, overcoming the spread and taking the points. The Eels just squeezed out the Titans last Sunday night in a game that would have taken a lot out of them.
Game 7 – Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs, Sunday 23rd July, 2pm
The Bulldogs haven’t lived up to the hype following a makeover this season and are unlucky to come up against a Panthers team just after the Origin period has come to an end. At Penrith on a Sunday afternoon if conditions are dry, it could be a cricket score if the Panthers decide to cut loose with their formidable attacking arsenal. Even with six key players missing, they were too good for the Dolphins last week and should win this one easily – take the Panthers 13 plus.
Game 8 – Cronulla Sharks vs Manly Sea Eagles, Sunday 23rd July, 4.05pm
Manly have developed a reputation of being flat track bullies in recent seasons – they can run up big scores against the bottom teams but struggle against the clubs at the top of the ladder. The Sharks can be classed in much the same category – they look great against the rubbish teams but have lost six of their last seven against teams in the top half of the ladder. So that makes this a tough one to pick – let's go Mulitalo an anytime try assuming the Sharks will be keen to throw the ball around at home.
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