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NRL Round 8 Best of the Rest Tips & Previews

Check out the preview and best bets for the best of the rest in NRL Round 8.

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. 

Melbourne Storm look to continue its surge up the table on Friday night as we head into Round 8 of the NRL season. 

Melbourne vs. Cronulla

April 30th 6:00pm

If it couldn’t get any worse for the Cronulla Sharks injury-plagued 2021 then the sacking of their now ex-coach John Morris just did.

And it looks even more grim when realising it has to play the Melbourne Storm this weekend. 

That’s what the Sharks face this weekend with things looking as rosy as ever for the Storm. 

A 5-2 heading into Round 8 is a familiar feeling for Craig Bellamy’s side.

Top-four bound and another premiership on the cards; it’s just how the Storm roll. 

Suggested Bets: Melbourne Storm -16.5 at $1.90

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Melbourne Storm head to head (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: J. Addo-Carr anytime try scorer
Leg 3: R. Smith anytime try scorer
Leg 3: Total points scored under 43.5
Leg 4: 
Combined odds = $6.75

Brisbane vs. Gold Coast

Apri 30th 7:55pm

The rivalry between Brisbane and Gold Coast goes to another level on Friday when the Broncos lock horns with the Titans. 

Although the Broncos still lead the 30 career meetings with the Titans 20-10, the Gold Coast is scoring an average 22 points per game this year – the Broncos just 12.

The Broncos were terrible after being dealt with a heavy 46-6 loss to the Eels last round. 

With Titans try-scoring machine David Fifita in a purple patch of form, expect the visitors to extend its four-point gap on the table to the Broncos. 

Suggested Bet: Gold Coast Titans -12.5 at $1.96

Penrith vs. Manly

May 1st 3:00pm

A danger games look=ms for the premiership favourite Penrith when it greets the Manly Sea-Eagles to Carrington Park on Saturday.

The return of Sea-Eagles fullback Tom Trbojevic has seen a change in fortune for Des Hasler’s squad. 

Since his return, Manly have belted all before them with a 36-0 win over the Gold Coast followed by a 40-6 thumping of Wests Tigers. 

Even though Penrith are well and truly humming along courtesy of seven consecutive wins in the opening seven rounds, this is a game it cannot take lightly. 

Suggested Bets: Manly Sea Eagles +14.5 at $1.81

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Penrith head to head (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: C. Staines 2+ tries
Leg 3: Total points over 42.5
Combined odds = $5.25

Canterbury vs. Parramatta

May 1st 5:30pm

One of the game’s most famous rivalries has some added spice now that the Bulldogs have broken their drought for 2021 and will be walking that little bit taller this week.

The win over Cronulla on Saturday night was an emotional one for coach Trent Barrett and his players, who have stuck together in the face of plenty of criticism during the first six rounds.

They face a far more daunting task against the high-flying Eels but there’s nothing quite like a win to lift confidence and Barrett is sure to have his men primed for a big effort.

The Eels should be able to account for the Bulldogs but the gap between them in the market looks overstated. 

Suggested Bets: Canterbury Bulldogs +18.5 at $1.95 

Newcastle vs. Sydney

may 1st 7:35pm

The return of Kalyn Ponga has helped Newcastle emerge from a form slump but he couldn’t get them home against the Panthers and it doesn’t get any easier against the refuse-to-lose Roosters this week.

The Knights went toe-to-toe with unbeaten competition leaders Penrith last Thursday before poor options and defensive lapses saw them fall away in the second half.

Injuries have battered the Roosters on a weekly basis but the 2018-19 premiers continue to defy adversity with teen sensation Sam Walker leading the way.

Expecting this to be a super close game. 

Suggested Bets: Newcastle Knights +6.5 at $1.89

New Zealand vs. North QUeensland

May 2nd 2:00pm

The New Zealand Warriors will be hoping a clash against North Queensland on Sunday will send them back into the winners list. 

New Zealand, despite being comfortably held by Melbourne Storm, were brave in their 42-20 defeat. 

It’s been a hard season for the Warriors thus far as injuries continue to mount but there was some light at the end of tunnel after an impressive NRL debut from Reece Walsh. 

Meanwhile, The Cowboys have breathed life into their season after they extended their winning streak to three games following an impressive come from behind win over Canberra last week. 

Suggested Bet: New Zealand Warriors -3.5 at $1.89

St George vs. WEsts Tigers

May 2nd 4:05pm

St George will be looking to regather itself against the embattled Wests Tigers after a disappointing fortnight.

The Dragons were dealt a harsh reality check after their four-game win streak was ended by the Warriors in round six before Sam Walker. 

A 34-10 defeat against Sydney is what followed up the 20-14 loss against New Zealand but the Dragons now get the chance for an easy kill against a Tigers team who have struggled to string together any serious winning momentum all season. 

Suggested Bet: St George Illawarra -9.5 at $1.90

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: St George Illawarra head to head (SGM SPECIAL)
Leg 2: Total points scored under 43.5
Leg 3: C. Ramsey anytime try scorer
Combined odds = $4.33

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