We charge into Round 14 of the NRL 2022 season with the best bets and tips.
The BetDeluxe team has found all the selections to be with come this Queen’s Birthday weekend.
north queensland vs. st george
june 10th 7:55pm
Given the recent State of Origin fixture, how the Cowboys line up for this home clash against St George will be intriguing.
Todd Payten will be waiting on the availability of Val Holmes, Jeremiah Nanai and Reuben Cotter, all of who played for the Maroons.
But even if the Cowboys do line up slightly weakened, there is enough in the tank for them to get the job done.
St George has a few dangerous players, such as Zac Lomax, who can cause issues, but we are backing North Queensland here.
Suggested Bet: North Queensland -11.5 at $1.88
gold coast vs. south sydney
june 11th 3:00pm
Gold Coast welcomes South Sydney to CBUS Super Stadium to kick off Saturday league action.
It has been an undeniably and bitterly disappointing season for the Titans as they languish in 15th place with finals looking a lost cause.
Having lost seven of their last eight fixtures and on the brink of the season ending, South Sydney will be smelling blood.
Cody Walker and Alex Johnston could have a field day here, given how poor this Titans defence has been.
Suggested Bet: South Sydney -6.5 at $1.86
sydney vs. melbourne
june 11th 5:30pm
With a host of origin selections for both teams, the final team’ss announcement will be important for this clash.
Cameron Munster, Xavier Coates and Felise Kaufusi are all on notice after origin duty, while James Tedesco, Daniel Tupou and Lindsay Collins are all a chance to return.
Sydney looked lost without their star trio in their loss against Canberra last week and hit a Storm team with fresh legs.
We say it repeatedly; Craig Bellamy knows how to win.
Storm to take home the premiership points and remain firmly inside the top two.
Suggested Bet: Melbourne Storm -4.5 at $1.88
brisbane vs. canberra
june 11th 7:35pm
Adam Reynolds is back for Brisbane when they prepare to take on Canberra.
The Broncos have surged their way up the NRL table since Reynolds signed in the off-season, while the Raiders continue their topsy turvy form.
Canberra knocked a depleted Sydney Roosters outfit last week but must back that up against a Broncos team that has won six games on the bounce.
Jordan Rapana will be a massive out for the Green Machine after being suspended for dangerous play against Sydney.
Broncos to cover the line.
Suggested Bet: Brisbane -4.5 at $1.90
wests tigers vs. manly
june 12th 2:00pm
It is nothing but turmoil for Wests Tigers when it gets set for its battle against Manly.
The Tigers sacked head coach Michael Maguire earlier this week after spending three-and-a-half years in the role.
Maybe the pressure valve has been released on Wests, and they can get back to playing rugby with freedom.
Manly is not exactly setting the world on fire either, given the injuries it is dealing with, but it made a step in the right direction after crushing New Zealand last Saturday.
Too hard to tip Wests given the nature of the club at the moment
Sea Eagles to make it two in a row.
Suggested Bet: Manly -4.5 at $1.75
newcastle vs. penrith
june 12th 4:05pm
Premiership’s favourite Penrith is on the road when it gets set to face Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers have many players ready to return from Origin duty, but the real question is how many returns to NRL action.
Nathan Cleary, Stephen Crichton and Brian To’o have all been named to start for the Panthers, and that will send shivers down the spine of the Newcastle camp.
The Knights will be fresh off a bye, but that will not be enough to challenge the Panthers.
Suggested Bet: Penrith – 12.5 at $1.90
new zealand vs. cronulla
june 12th 6:15pm
Cronulla will want to stay away from the chasing pack when it faces New Zealand.
The Sharks had struggled to maintain winning consistency over last the month and dropped more points when it lost to Sydney heading into the bye.
Recharging the batteries and Jesse Ramien returning to his central role should spell a better performance for the Sharks against this struggling crop of Warriors.
Suggested Bet: Cronulla -13.5 at $1.90
canterbury vs. paramatta
june 13th 4:00pm
Queen’s Birthday holiday means it is time for Canterbury to host Parramatta on Monday afternoon.
The Eels sit points differential outside the top four with an 8-4 win-loss tally, while Canterbury sits last with a horrific 2-11 record.
The gap between teams on the ladders explains everything you need to know about this fixture.
Parramatta is miles better than Canterbury.
I am not putting too much thought into this.
Suggested Bet: Parramatta -14.5 at $1.90