Round 7 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.
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Game 1 – Dolphins vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, Thursday 13th April, 7.50pm
Both teams are coming off good wins. Full credit to the Dolphins they are going better than I (and a lot of other people) thought. And being against his old club, Wayne will definitely have them primed for a big one.
But I think the Rabbitohs might go back-to-back. They looked very impressive against the Dogs last week with Mitchell and Graham scoring three tries each. If the Souths forward pack can get on top, they should be able to dominate late in the game with the Rabbitohs able to sneak home.
Expert NRL Tip: Match Winner – Rabbitohs
Game 2 – Cronulla Sharks vs Sydney Roosters, Friday 14th April, 6pm
The Roosters will fire up after their poor performance last week against the Storm, only scoring one try. But the Sharks are fresh after the bye last week. The Roosters will have Teddy back, and that could make the difference, although there’s a host of players back for the Sharks and watching Hynes in the game against the Warriors was magical.
The Sharks are currently 11th on the ladder, with the Roosters up in seventh place. The Sharks will be looking to bounce back from a narrow 32-30 loss to the Warriors, and the Roosters will be looking for a win after their loss last week.
Expert NRL Tip: Total Points – Under
Game 3 – Manly Sea Eagles vs Melbourne Storm, Friday 14th April, 8pm
Manly got absolute pumped last week against the Panthers. I’m expected a better performance this week. It was just a clinical performance by the Panthers who showed why they have won two premierships back-to-back. Manly couldn’t get anything going and didn’t even have any points on the board in the first half.
Despite the better performance by the Sea Eagles, the Storm’s defence has improved immensely. The Storm shocked a lot of people when they lost back-to-back games to the Bulldogs and the Titans in Round 2 and 3, but they have since got things back on track and look like a force to be reckoned with.
Expert NRL Tip: Anytime Try Scorer – Harry Grant
Game 4 – New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys, Saturday 15th April, 3pm
This a tricky game. Both teams lost week, but the Warriors should be better at home. It took the Warriors a little while to get going in their game last week but ended up losing 34-24. The Warriors have so far played two games at home, and they have won both of them (against the Knights in Round 1 and the Bulldogs in Round 4).
The Cowboys seem to have regressed a bit from last season, and they come into this game on back-to-back losses against the Bulldogs (on the road) and the Dolphins (at home). The trip over to New Zealand probably won’t help. Look for the Warriors to get back into the winner's circle in this clash.
Expert NRL Tip: Match Winner – Warriors
Game 5 – Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers, Saturday 15th April, 5.30pm
Penrith looked like they’re nearly back to their best. Last week they sent out a warning shot to the entire competition, after they completely dismantled the Sea Eagles’ game, even though Manly have been playing really well as of late. In the week prior to that, the Panthers beat the Raiders, 53-12, meaning in the last two week they have our scored their opponents, 97-24.
It’s a scary time to play the Panthers, and the Knights should be afraid, especially considering all the injuries they are dealing with at the moment. The Knights pulled out a good win against the Warriors last week, but this is a completely different opponent. They’ve got Gamble and Hunt back in the line-up, but it won’t be enough against the Panthers.
Expert NRL Tip: Anytime Try Scorer – Brian To’o
Game 6 – Gold Coast Titans vs Brisbane Broncos, Saturday 15th April, 7.35pm
We get to feast our eyes on another local derby. Both teams will lift for this game so this will be close. The Titans will be playing their second game in a row at home and will be looking for back-to-back wins. Both games that they have played at home so far this season, they have won.
The Broncos winning streak came to an end last round, after they went down to the Raiders, 20-14. Despite the loss, the Broncos are still on top of the table, and will be looking to keep things that way when they face off against the Titans.
Expert NRL Tip: Match Winner – Titans
Game 7 – Canberra Raiders vs St. George Illawarra Dragons, Sunday 16th April, 2pm
This is another tossup. The Raiders will get a lot of confidence out of beating the top of the table Broncos last week. It was a good bounce back win after going down to the Panthers in the round before, 53-12.
The Dragons are certainly a hot and cold team, they’ve usually either had big wins or big losses. They are in the middle of a three-game road trip and are hoping to turn things around from their narrow 20-18 loss to the Titans.
Expert NRL Tip: Total Points – Under
Game 8 – Parramatta Eels vs Canterbury Bulldogs, Sunday 16th April, 4.05pm
The Eels just snuck home against the Tigers, in a game they were expected to dominate. That should make them focus and could mean trouble for the Bulldogs. The Eels may have only won two games so far this season, but all their losses have been by a fairly narrow margin. But a loss is still a loss.
It was painful to watch the Bulldogs last week, as the Rabbitohs just completely ran over the top of them, winning 50-16. Prior to that game they beat the Cowboys in golden point. Things won’t get easier for the Bulldogs in Round 7, as they have a handful of players out, including star winger Josh Addo-Carr, but on the flip side, they do welcome back a host of players, including Viliame Kikau.
Expert NRL Tip: Total Points – Over
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