Round 27 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 27 below:
Game 1 – Brisbane Broncos vs Melbourne Storm, Thursday 31st August, 7.50pm
A massive game a week out from the finals and one that’s really difficult to pick a winner. But the Broncos are running red hot and at the moment are my tip to go all the way. With Jahrome Hughes out for the Storm, take the Broncos with the start.
Game 2 – Manly Sea Eagles vs Wests Tigers, Friday 1st September, 6pm
The season can’t end quickly enough for these two big under-achievers, and I just can’t see a quality game on Friday night. Both teams have completely lacked class all season. Both can score tries but have leaky defences and in a game that means nothing, try the OVERS.
Game 3 – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters, Friday 1st September, 8pm
These two great rivals have had many memorable games throughout the years – but few with as much on the line as this one, with the winner virtually guaranteed finals footy and the loser finished for the year. With all the dramas and innuendo at Souths in recent weeks, I like the Roosters with the start, even though JWH will be a big loss.
Game 4 – Dolphins vs New Zealand Warriors, Saturday 2nd September, 3pm
The Dolphins have won just one of their last 11 games and their debut season has simply imploded after a great start. In contrast, the Warriors go from strength to strength and are shaping as a real title contender. Considering all that, things could get ugly – but the Warriors will be resting a host of big names. Despite this, take the Warriors by 13 plus.
Game 5 – Penrith Panthers vs North Queensland Cowboys, Saturday 2nd September, 5.30pm
With the minor premiership up for grabs, Ivan Cleary has recalled injured stars Dylan Edwards, Sunia Turuva, Mitch Kenny and Scott Sorensen. The Cowboys have finished the season strongly but won’t make the cut once the Panthers cover the start and take the game.
Game 6 – St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights, Saturday 2nd September, 7.35pm
The Knights are gunning for nine straight wins – a stunning run after their poor start to the year. The Dragons, in contrast, can’t wait for the season to finish and it’s hard to see anything other than a Knights win 13 plus – even without superstar Kalyn Ponga.
Game 7 – Gold Coast Titans vs Canterbury Bulldogs, Sunday 3rd September, 2pm
Two teams playing their last game of the year and it’s a difficult one to pick with any confidence as a result. Both have been disappointing, but the Dogs have had the worst of it, and I think the Titans will win with AJ Brimson an anytime try a good option.
Game 8 – Cronulla Sharks vs Canberra Raiders, Sunday 3rd September, 4.05pm
The Sharks were horrible in Newcastle last week – but are back home and have their magic man Nicho Hynes back on deck. The game means more to the Raiders, who could miss the finals with a loss. The absence of forward leader Josh Papali'i is a blow and I tip the Sharks to cover the start.
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