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NRL Round 5 Best of the Rest Previews & Tips

Check out the preview and best bets for the best of the rest in NRL Round 5.

Check out the rest of the NRL action this weekend as we preview and lob in the best bets from every other game following our Game of the Round. 

It all begins with the South Sydney Rabbitohs taking on the Brisbane Broncos.

South Sydney vs. Brisbane

April 8th 7:50pm

South Sydney Rabbitohs will be looking for a big point differential boost when it faces the Brisbane Broncos at Stadium Australia tonight. 

The Rabbitohs showed against the Bulldogs last week they can keep the right attitude when playing teams further down the NRL ladder and they’ll need to repeat that against the Broncos.

Veteran playmaker Benji Marshall has replaced the suspended Cody Walker and Jacob Host will come into the back row for Keaon Koloamatangi who is also suspended. 

The Broncos have shown improvement under new coach Kevin Walters but having been unable to register a win in Sydney since 2019, that record won’t be coming to an end tonight. 

Rabbitohs have too much class to be throwing this one away. 

Suggested Bets: South Sydney Rabbitohs -20.5 at $1.89 

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: South Sydney Rabbitohs -20.5
Leg 2: Total points scored under 44.5
Combined odds = $4.33

new zealand vs. manly

april 9th 6:00pm

The Central Coast based New Zealand Warriors host the last placed Manly Sea Eagles on Friday night in a bid to push up towards a finals place.

It’s been a year of terror so far for the Sea Eagles with  problems all over the pitch as time is slowly running out for coach Des Hasler to address the issues if the Sea Eagles’ faint finals hopes are to keep flickering. 

The Warriors got the job done on both occasions against the Sea Eagles last year with 26-2 and a 40-28 victories. 

Having conceded 40 points the last two times it has ventured to Central Coast Stadium, Hasler will need to produce something special from men to turn their fortunes around. 

Tom Trbojevic is still unavailable as he recovers from a hamstring issue. 

Expect the the Warriors to get their second win of the year and quite comfortably too. 

Suggested Bet: New Zealand head to head at $1.40

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Total Points over 42.5
Leg 2: Warriors -6.5
Leg 3: K. Maumalo Score Anytime
Combined Odds: $4.2

GOld Coast vs. Newcastle

April 10th 3:00pm

The Gold Coast are coming off a loss and another hit to their play-making stocks but are developing a steely attitude that will help when they host Newcastle on Saturday.

One of the NRL’s pre-season darlings, the Titans are sitting 2-2 and just outside the eight but said all the right things after their defeat at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.

More importantly, their big off-season acquisitions, David Fifita and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, have shown great form even in the defeats.

The Knights, meanwhile, suffered a string of injuries to key players in Sunday’s loss to St George Illawarra. It was the second defeat in as many weeks at home.

Tex Hoy wasn’t named after suffering a hamstring injury last weekend and veteran Knight Mitchell Pearce is set to miss 10-12 weeks with a pectoral injury. 

Given the nature of outs for the Knights and the Titans showing grit even when losing, have to be with the Titans. 

Suggested Bets: Gold Coast Titans head to head at $1.33

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Gold Coast head to head
Leg 2: Total points scored under 43.5
Leg 3: P. Sami to score a try
Combined odds = $4.2

canterbury vs. Melbourne

April 10th 5:30pm

This game has the feeling of ‘lambs to the slaughter’ when Melbourne Storm make the trek to Stadium Australia to face the winless Bulldogs on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs have conceded more than 24 points in each match so far.

Now they face a Storm side that is in the NRL’s top-three for both line-breaks and tackle busts, and coming off a huge 40-6 thumping of the Brisbane Broncos. 

The Bulldogs have some hard workers in their pack and none more so than Jack Hetherington who tallied up 16 hit-ups and 169 metres gained against the Rabbitohs.

But one man cannot be prove the difference against a Storm outfit destined for yet another top four finish and on the hunt for more silverware. 

This could be a landslide and it might pay to look away if you’re a Bulldogs fan. 

Suggested Bets: Melbourne Storm to cover the -27.5 line at $1.89

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Storm -26.5
Leg 2: R. Papenhuyzen Score Anytime
Leg 3: Under 50.5 Points
Combined Odds: $4.35

Sydney vs. Cronulla

April 10th 7:35pm

The Sydney Roosters proved they can win without Luke Keary last weekend, but now need to back that up against an in-form Cronulla at the SCG on Saturday night.

Five-eighth Matt Moylan and fullback Will Kennedy collected three of the Sharks eight tries last weekend in a 38-point drubbing of the Cowboys.

The Roosters finished strongly in their win over the Warriors at the SCG – their first game since Luke Keary suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

A formidable five wins in the last six outings against the Sharks has the Roosters well favoured at the head to head but the line does a look a bit excessive in this game.

The Sharks looked super in their 38-point demolition of North Queensland and should be able to bring that form into this one.  

Suggested Bets: Cronulla Sharks to cover the +7.5 line at $1.95

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: J. Dugan Score Anytime
Leg 2: Total Points over 40.5
Leg 3: Cronulla +6.5
Combined Odds: $7

wests tigers vs. north queensland

april 11th 4:05pm

A battle between 13th and 14th takes place when the Wests Tigers welcome the North Queensland Cowboys to Leichhardt Oval on Sunday. 

The Wests Tigers gained a lot of confidence out of their come-from-behind win in Newcastle two weeks ago as they spoiled Mitchell Pearce’s 300th party and will be the favoured team in this one. 

The Cowboys, however, have conceded 141 points in their four losses to open the season making them the second-worst defensive side in the NRL behind the bottom-placed Manly Sea Eagles.

It spells trouble for Cowboys coach Todd Payten who needs to quickly rectify the defensive issues on the pitch if they stand any chance of being competitive in this game. 

Suggested Bet: Wests Tigers to cover the -9.5 line at $1.89

Suggested Same Game Multi:
Leg 1: Total Points over 48.5
Leg 2: Double Result Wests/Wests
Leg 3: Wests -5.5
Combined Odds: $4.1

Parramatta vs. St. George Illwarra

April 11th 6:15pm

Two high-flying teams come together on Sunday evening with neither having tasted a loss since the Dragons’ defeat to Cronulla back in round one.

Parramatta survived an Easter Monday scare against Wests Tigers to move to 4-0 alongside Penrith at the top of the ladder while the Dragons capitalised on an unfortunate injury toll to the Knights to record their third straight win.

The Eels are 2-0 at their Bankwest Stadium fortress so far this year but the Dragons took the points away last time they were here in round 14 last year

The Eels are aiming for a 5-0 start for the second consecutive season, but will have to contend with the return of Jack Bird after he completed his one-game suspension.  

This has all the makings of being a close encounter and the Dragons are more than capable of covering the line. 

Suggested Bet: St George Illawarra to cover the +9.5 line at $1.92
Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: St. George +9.5
Leg 2: Total points scored over 41.5 
Leg 3: B. Ferguson anytime try scorer
Combined odds = $6

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