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NRL Round 8 Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, results everything you need to know for the weekend

Just two games remain in Round 8 of the NRL, with the Knights heading to Lottoland to face the Sea Eagles and Bulldogs hosting the Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium.

So far this weekend this have been wins for the Storm, Raiders, Eels, Sharks, Warriors and Panthers.

Jump ahead to a particular game.
Storm vs. Roosters
Raiders vs. Dragons
Eels vs. Cowboys
Titans vs. Sharks
Warriors vs. Broncos
Tigers vs. Panthers
Sea Eagles vs. Knights
Bulldogs vs. Rabbitohs


Thursday, July 2

Melbourne Storm vs Sydney Roosters, Suncorp Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Reserves: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Cooper Johns 19. Marion Seve 20. Albert Vete 21. Chris Lewis

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Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Nat Butcher

Reserves: 14. Poasa Faamausili 15. Sitili Tupouniua 16. Mitchell Aubusson 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Ryan Hall 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Lachlan Lam

Recap: In front of a socially scattered crowd at Suncorp Stadium, the Sunshine Coast-based Melbourne Storm took on the Sydney Roosters in yet another potential Grand Final preview. There were way too many handling errors for this game to be lauded like some of the recent clashes involving the Roosters, but the two teams still managed to produce a golden point extra time thriller won 27-25, by the Storm.

Score: Storm 27 - 25 Roosters

Tries
Storm 4:
Josh Addo-Carr 13' Jahrome Hughes 41' Jahrome Hughes 71' Paul Momirovski 73'

Roosters 4: Kyle Flanagan 10' Josh Morris 37' Brett Morris 54' Josh Morris 68'

Conversions
Storm:
Cameron Smith 4/4

Roosters: Kyle Flanagan 3/4

Penalty goals
Storm:
Cameron Smith 1/1

Roosters: Kyle Flanagan 1/1

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Friday, July 3

Canberra Raiders vs. St George Illawarra Dragons, GIO Stadium, 6:00pm (AEST)

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Michael Oldfield 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine

Reserves: 14. Curtis Scott 15. Emre Guler 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Siliva Havili 18. Tom Starling 19. Dunamis Lui 20. Matt Frawley 21. Kai O'Donnell

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jason Saab 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. Trent Merrin

Reserves: 14. Ben Hunt 15. Josh Kerr 16. Korbin Sims 17. Jackson Ford 18. Eddie Blacker 19. Tristan Sailor 20. Billy Brittain 21. Tim Lafai

Recap: Canberra virtually had this game won at halftime, but coach Ricky Stuart will be far from impressed with how his side took the foot off the gas in the second half. While they also got the first four-pointer of the second half, the Raiders then invited the Dragons back into the contest allowing the visitors to score three tries and set up a grandstand finish. But there was no red-and-white miracle, as the Raiders survived one last attacking raid. Nick Cotric, Bailey Simonsson, George Williams and Jarrod Croker all scored for the hosts while Matt Dufty continued his strong form for the Dragons by scoring a double.

Score: Raiders 22-16 Dragons

Tries
Raiders 4:
Nick Cotric 4' Bailey Simonsson 14' George Williams 37' Jarrod Croker 55'

Dragons 3: Matthew Dufty 59' Zac Lomax 63' Matthew Dufty 78'

Conversions
Raiders
: Jarrod Croker 3/4

Dragons: Zac Lomax 2/3

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Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys, Bankwest Stadium, 7:55pm (AEST)

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Jai Field 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Marata Niukore

Reserves: 14. Ray Stone 15. David Gower 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Brad Takairangi 18. Stefano Utoikamanu 19. Daniel Alvaro 20. George Jennings 21. Will Smith

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tom Opacic 4. Esan Marsters 5. Justin O'Neill 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo

Reserves: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Gavin Cooper 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo 18. Reuben Cotter 19. Valentine Holmes 20. Corey Jensen 21. Jake Granville

Recap: Maika Sivo had a night to remember as the Eels crushed the Cowboys, wiping away any fears they would be in trouble without Mitchell Moses. The Fijian winger bagged four tries in the 38-point demolition, the Cowboys hapless against their hosts mix of speed and strength. Jai Field was impressive in Moses' absence as he orchestrated the Eels' attack and picked up a try himself, while skipper Clint Gutherson had a great night with the boot kicking six from seven.

Score: Eels 42 - 4 Cowboys

Tries
Eels 7:
Michael Jennings 10' Maika Sivo 21' Waqa Blake 27' Jai Field 40' Maika Sivo 49' Maika Sivo 61' Maika Sivo 72'

Cowboys 1: Tom Opacic 38'

Conversions
Eels
: Clinton Gutherson 6/7

Penalty goals
Eels
: Clinton Gutherson 1/1

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Saturday, July 4

Gold Coast Titans vs. Cronulla Sutherland Sharks, Cbus Super Stadium, 3pm (AEST)

Titans: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Tyrone Peachey 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Mitch Rein 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow

Reserves: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Jarrod Wallace 18. Erin Clark 19. Beau Fermor 20. Jai Whitbread 21. Tyrone Roberts

Sharks: 1. Matt Moylan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Jack Williams

Reserves: 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Will Kennedy 21. Nene Macdonald

Recap: That's Cronulla's third win on the trot after a rough start to season 2020. It looked like the Sharks had a serious fight on their hands in the first half, with the Titans' Beau Fermor breaking through Cronulla's right-edge defence on multiple occasions and finishing the first 40 down by just 2 points at 12-10. Fullback Matt Moylan looked to have aggravated a hamstring injury and did not return after the break, yet the Sharks still managed to blow the Gold Coast away in the second half, running in five unanswered tries.

Score: Sharks 40 - 10 Titans

Tries
Titans 2:
Corey Thompson 24' Anthony Don 34'

Sharks 7: Braden Hamlin-Uele 11' Andrew Fifita 31' Briton Nikora 41' Blayke Brailey 50' Chad Townsend 57' Royce Hunt 70' Bryson Goodwin 75'

Conversions
Titans:
Ashley Taylor 1/2

Sharks: Shaun Johnson 6/7

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New Zealand Warriors vs. Brisbane Broncos, Central Coast Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Agnatius Paasi 11. Jack Murchie 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair

Reserves: 14. Chanel Harris-Tavita 15. Jack Hetherington 16. Karl Lawton 17. Josh Curran 18. King Vuniyayawa 20. Isaiah Papali'i 21. Adam Pompey 22. Gerard Beale

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Jamayne Isaako 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Issac Luke 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 14. Tom Dearden 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Rhys Kennedy 17. Ben Te'o 18. Corey Oates 19. Cory Paix 20. Richard Kennar 21. Jamil Hopoate

Recap: That is some win for the Warriors after last week's thrashing at the hands of the Storm. After all that's happened this year, the Warriors showed tremendous courage to dig deep late in Gosford and pull away from the Broncos when the game was in the balance, particularly given they had fallen behind 10-0 early on. Late tries from Ken Maumalo -- who produced a supreme effort to touch down in the corner -- and the Isaiah Papali'i saw the New Zealanders home, and put Anthony Seibold's job under even more pressure ... if that was indeed possible.

Score: Warriors 26-16 Broncos

Tries
Warriors 5:
Ken Maumalo 38' Agnatius Paasi 46' Wayde Egan 68' Ken Maumalo 72' Isaiah Papali'i 78'

Broncos 3: Xavier Coates 7' Xavier Coates 26' Herbie Farnworth 55'

Conversions
Warriors:
Chanel Harris-Tavita 3/5

Broncos: Jamayne Isaako 2/3

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Wests Tigers vs. Penrith Panthers, Bankwest Stadium, 7:35pm (AEST)

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth

Reserves: 14. Elijah Taylor 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. Benji Marshall 19. Chris Lawrence 20. Billy Walters 21. Russell Packer

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Reserves: 14. Matt Burton 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Brent Naden 20. Spencer Leniu 21. Tyrone May

Recap: The Panthers continue to establish themselves as one of the teams to beat this year, having accounted for the Tigers in a dramatic finish at Bankwest Stadium. The two teams were locked at 12-all with 10 minutes to play when Nathan Cleary calmly slotted a field goal to give his side the narrowest of leads. But only a couple of minutes later, Api Koroisau exploded out of dummy-half and then threw a superb ball for Dylan Edwards to race away and beat the closing defence to the tryline. The game then almost got out of hand as the two sides came together on multiple occasions, Tigers centre BJ Leilua sin-binned for a disgraceful high shot on Edwards.

Score: Panthers 19-12 Tigers

Tries
Tigers 2:
Matthew Eisenhuth 27' Tommy Talau 33'

Panthers 3: Stephen Crichton 1' Stephen Crichton 45' Dylan Edwards 72'

Conversions
Tigers:
Adam Doueihi 1/2

Panthers: Nathan Cleary 3/3

Penaltiy goals
Tigers:
Adam Doueihi 1/1

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Sunday, July 5

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Newcastle Knights, Lottoland, 4:05pm (AEST)

Sea Eagles: 1. Reuben Garrick 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brad Parker 4. Moses Suli 5. Tevita Funa 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Reserves: 14. Cade Cust 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Morgan Boyle 19. Brendan Elliot 20. Abbas Miski 21. Haumole Olakau'atu

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Sione Mata'utia 13. Herman Ese'ese

Reserves: 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Aidan Guerra 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Tautau Moga 19. Brodie Jones 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Josh King

Recap: The Knights were dogged in defence against the Sea Eagles, particularly in the second half, but were really lucky to escape a penalty on the last play of the game which would have given Manly a chance to level the scores. Bradman Best shoved Tevita Funa in the back after he had kicked ahead in a race to the tryline. Addin Fonua-Blake and lock Jake Trbojevic were so infuroated by the bunker's decision that they were sent off for what they said to the onffield referee. Still the Sea Eagles had plenty of opportunities to win the game, but the Knights defence continually muscled up to the task.

Score: Knights 14 - 12 Sea Eagles

Tries
Sea Eagles 2:
Daly Cherry-Evans 20' Cade Cust 65

Knights 2: Andrew McCullough 13' Kurt Mann 39'

Conversions
Sea Eagles: Reuben Garrick 2/2

Knights: Kalyn Ponga 2/2

Penalty goals
Knights:
Kalyn Ponga 1/1

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Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs, Bankwest Stadium, 6:30pm (AEST)

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliott

Reserves: 14. Kerrod Holland 15. Dean Britt 16. Renouf To'omaga 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Jack Cogger 21. Luke Thompson 22. Sione Katoa

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. James Roberts 5. Alex Johnston 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su'A 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray

Reserves: 14. Liam Knight 15. Bayley Sironen 16. Hame Sele 17. Braidon Burns 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Patrick Mago 20. Troy Dargan 21. Corey Allan

Recap: The Rabbits entered the clash as the bookmakers' overwhelming favourites, and although they banked the two points, they didn't have it all their own way at Bankwest Stadium. Alex Johnston opened the scoring inside three minutes, but tries to Marcelo Montoya and Raymond Faitala-Mariner either side of the break gave the hosts a sniff. However, late points saw South Sydney break clear and keep within touching distance of the top eight.

Score: Bulldogs 10 - 26 Rabbitohs

Tries
Bulldogs 2
: Marcelo Montoya 36' Raymond Faitala-Mariner 54'

Rabbitohs 4: Alex Johnston 3' Jaydn Su'A 41' Cody Walker 58' Dane Gagai 79'

Conversions
Bulldogs: Nick Meaney 1/2

Rabbitohs: Adam Reynolds 4/4

Penalty goals
Bulldogs: N/A

Rabbitohs: Adam Reynolds 1/1

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