Round 25 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 25 below:
Game 1 – North Queensland Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks, Thursday 17th August, 7.50pm
After a worrying run, the Sharks bounced back to form last week and this clash with the Cowboys shapes as the game of the round for both teams. The Cowboys will miss the suspended Val Holmes but have the class and power to get the job done – I like a Scott Drinkwater anytime try option on Dabble.
Game 2 – New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles, Friday 18th August, 6pm
It’s hard to see anything but a convincing Warriors win here in a game that should all but end Manly’s finals hopes. The Warriors are playing for a top four spot and will show the Sea Eagles – who are playing like they have already planned their end of season trip next month – no mercy. At home I see the Warriors going 13 plus.
Game 3 – Paramatta Eels vs Sydney Roosters, Friday 18th August, 8pm
Could the Eels miss the top eight after making the Grand Final last year? Every chance after they were mauled 54-10 by the rampaging Broncos last week. The Roosters, meanwhile, are making a late charge for the top eight after looking dead and buried a few weeks back. Despite that, I think the Eels will cause an upset here – take Parra with the start.
Game 4 – Wests Tigers vs Dolphins, Saturday 19th August, 3pm
For the first time this season, I think the Tigers can win a game. The Dolphins have a host of players out wounded and after a great start to the season, have hit the wall in recent weeks – they are cooked. The Tigers have been playing well without luck and I think they can cover the start and take the points.
Game 5 – Gold Coast Titans vs Penrith Panthers, Saturday 19th August, 5.30pm
The Titans are another team ready for the season to end and it’s hard to see them even worrying the Penrith juggernaut as it marches towards yet another minor premiership. But the Titans do have points in them, with plenty of strike power in big Tino, Dave Fifita and Jayden Campbell. Put that together with Penrith’s tremendous attack and you have lots of points – take the overs!
Game 6 – St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm, Saturday 19th August, 7.35pm
The Dragons put up a fight last week against the Souths – but both teams were truly awful. The Storm are gearing up for their traditional end-of-season charge and things could get ugly if they put the foot down. Halves Cam Munster and Jarome Hughes are in a menacing mood – I think Storm -19.5 is a fair bet.
Game 7 – Newcastle Knights vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sunday 20th August, 2pm
A massive game in the battle for top eight spots – and the Knights come in with far the better form. They’ve won six on the trot, while Souths limped over the line in a horrible game against the Dragons last weekend. At home, I can’t see anything other than a Newcastle win and I like the option of a Kalyn Ponga anytime try – he is in red hot form.
Game 8 – Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury Bulldogs, Sunday 20th August, 4.05pm
The Bulldogs have done their dash for the year and should present Canberra with an easy two points down in the nation's capital. Canberra have been up and down in recent weeks but can play poorly and will still be too strong. They play a free-flowing brand of footy when they are on song, and I like a Jordan Rapana anytime try...he’s a consistent scorer.
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