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NRL Round 13 Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, results everything you need to know for the weekend

Round 13 of the NRL season throws up some intriguing clashes, with the Roosters and Dragons kicking it off before the big clashes between the Panthers and Raiders and the Sharks and Eels. Almost every other game throws up some doubts as well, so the challenge continues.

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Dragons vs. Roosters
Sea Eagles vs. Warriors
Rabbitohs vs. Broncos
Storm vs. Bulldogs
Knights vs. Tigers
Panthers vs. Raiders
Titans vs. Cowboys
Sharks vs. Eels


Thursday, August 6

St George Illawarra vs Sydney Roosters, WIN Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Ben Hunt 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford

Reserves: 14. Tristan Sailor 15. Josh Kerr 16. Trent Merrin 17. Tyrell Fuimaono 18. Jacob Host 19. Corey Norman 20. Jason Saab 21. Kaide Ellis

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Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Ryan Hall 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 7. Lachlan Lam 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Sitili Tupouniua 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Isaac Liu

Reserves: 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Daniel Fifita 19. Christian Tuipulotu 20. Max Bailey 21. Egan Butcher

Verdict: The Dragons have been much better lately, and had plenty of chances to beat the Rabbitohs last weekend. The Roosters have been a bit off, still winning, but making hard work of it against lesser sides. This clash always offers something special, but the Roosters should be too good in the end.

Score: Roosters 24-16 Dragons

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Friday, August 7

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs. New Zealand Warriors, Lottoland, 6:00pm (AEST)

Sea Eagles: 1. Brendan Elliot 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Tevita Funa 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 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. Lachlan Croker 15. Corey Waddell 16. Sean Keppie 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Haumole Olakau'atu 19. Abbas Miski 20. Morgan Boyle 21. Albert Hopoate

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Patrick Herbert 3. Adam Pompey 4. Peta Hiku 5. George Jennings 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Karl Lawton 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga

Reserves: 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Lachlan Burr 18. Isaiah Papali'i 20. Adam Keighran 21. Jack Murchie 22. Gerard Beale

Verdict: The Warriors have been going so well that interim coach Todd Payten was offered the fulltime coaching job which he promptly turned down. What does that do to the psyche of the team who have also lost Blake Green to the Knights effective immediately? The Sea Eagles had a tough night against the Panthers last week and need to bounce back here.

Score: Sea Eagles 22 - 26 Warriors

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs, Brisbane Broncos, ANZ Stadium, 7:55pm (AEST)

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

Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Jack Johns 19. Corey Allan 20. Troy Dargan 21. Kurt Dillon

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Richard Kennar 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Xavier Coates 6. Brodie Croft 7. Tom Dearden 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 14. Issac Luke 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Ben Te'o 18. Cory Paix 19. Ethan Bullemor 20. Matthew Lodge 21. Jesse Arthars

Verdict: The Rabbitohs battled hard for a win over the Dragons last week, while the Broncos had the Sharks beaten late in the game before capitulating. Do you think Wayne Bennett won't be lining up to add another loss to the Broncos' misery? Anthony Seibold led the Broncos to a win over the Rabbitohs before the coronavirus break, but they have only beaten the Bulldogs since.

Score: Rabbitohs 28 - 10 Broncos

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Saturday, August 8

Melbourne Storm vs. Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Sunshine Coast, 3:00pm (AEST)

Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Tom Eisenhuth 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Reserves: 14. Ryley Jacks 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16. Albert Vete 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Darryn Schonig 19. Chris Lewis 20. Cooper Johns 21. Sandor Earl

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Tim Lafai 4. Jake Averillo 5. Marcelo Montoya 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Ofahiki Ogden 9. Sione Katoa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Luke Thompson

Reserves: 14. Jeremy Marshall-King 15. Aiden Tolman 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Reimis Smith 19. Kerrod Holland 20. Renouf To'omaga 21. Chris Smith 22. Matt Doorey

Verdict: The Storm have continued on their way, knocking over the Knights last week, while the Bulldogs did everything but beat the Eels. The Bulldogs have been a different side since Dean Pay was sacked, but the Storm are a different opponent. The Bulldogs always lift for their clashes with Melbourne, but they won't be able to lift enough to win this one.

Score: Storm 41 - 10 Bulldogs

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Newcastle Knights vs. Wests Tigers, McDonald Jones Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To'a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Blake Green 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett

Reserves: 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. Josh King 16. Herman Ese'ese 17. Brodie Jones 18. Chris Randall 19. Tex Hoy 20. Mason Lino 21. Jirah Momoisea

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Tommy Talau 5. Asu Kepaoa 6. Luke Brooks 7. Benji Marshall 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Moses Mbye 10. Russell Packer 11. Luciano Leilua 12. Sam McIntyre 13. Matt Eisenhuth

Reserves: 14. Thomas Mikaele 15. Shawn Blore 16. Chris Lawrence 17. Billy Walters 18. Alex Seyfarth 19. Luke Garner 20. Josh Reynolds 21. Elijah Taylor

Verdict: The Knights struggled to match the Storm last week after losing to the Bulldogs the week before. Injuries have not been kind, but they welcome Warriors play-maker Blake Green to the club this week. The Tigers have been very inconsistent and lost last week to the Warriors. The Knights will be desperate to break out of their rut at home.

Score: Knights 44 - 4 Tigers

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Penrith Panthers vs. Canberra Raiders, Panthers Stadium, 7:35pm (AEST)

Panthers: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Josh Mansour 3. Brent Naden 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 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. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Matt Burton 20. Billy Burns 21. Daine Laurie

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Siliva Havili 10. Dunamis Lui 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Hudson Young

Reserves: 14. Tom Starling 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Corey Harawira-Naera 18. Sam Williams 19. Michael Oldfield 20. Kai O'Donnell 21. Matt Frawley

Verdict: The Panthers continued their impressive season last week taking care of the Sea Eagles, while the Raiders struggled to beat the Cowboys. This should be a great preview of the big games we'll see at the end of the season. The Panthers, led by a supremely confident Nathan Cleary, should continue their winning ways at the top of the ladder.

Score: Panthers 28 - 12 Raiders

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Sunday, August 9

Gold Coast Titans vs. North Queensland Cowboys, Cbus Super Stadium, 2:00pm (AEST)

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Dale Copley 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jaimin Jolliffe 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Keegan Hipgrave 13. Jai Arrow

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

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Tom Opacic 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Justin O'Neill 6. Ben Hampton 7. Michael Morgan 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo

Reserves: 14. Jake Granville 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Emry Pere 17. Francis Molo 18. Shane Wright 19. Jake Clifford 20. Esan Marsters 21. Corey Jensen

Verdict: The Titans gave a good account of themselves on the way to losing to the Roosters last week, while the Cowboys were similarly impressive against the Raiders. One thing is guaranteed out of this game, a win to a Queensland club side. The Cowboys led by Jason Taumalolo should have enough class to take the much-needed points.

Score: Titans 30 - 10 Cowboys

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Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs. Parramatta Eels, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 4:05pm (AEST)

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Siosifa Talakai 12. Wade Graham 13. Toby Rudolf

Reserves: 14. Connor Tracey 15. Jack Williams 16. Teig Wilton 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Briton Nikora 20. Braydon Trindall 21. Bryson Goodwin

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

Reserves: 14. Andrew Davey 15. Ray Stone 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Brad Takairangi 19. Stefano Utoikamanu 20. David Gower 21. Jai Field

Verdict: The Sharks stormed home late to beat the Broncos last week, but will have to improve if they want to win this one. The Eels were ordinary last week against the determined Bulldogs and face an upset at the hands of the Sharks if they repeat that performance. I think the Sharks might just catch them out here.

Score: Sharks 10 - 12 Eels

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