There are three blockbuster games on the opening weekend of the NRL season, and we've got tips for them all.
Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers
Canberra were hopeless at home in 2015, losing nine of their 12 games in the nation’s capital, and must rediscover their mojo at GIO Stadium this year if they are to play finals. But Penrith will be no pushovers on Saturday. The home side, with a -4.5-point handicap, is paying $2.03 with Luxbet while bet365 are setting the standard with their $2.50 for a Panthers win.
Get $3 for Edrick Lee to score a try & Raiders to win - Get on here
Get $4.5 for Dallin Watene-Zelezniak to score a try & Panthers to win - Get on here
Canberra Raiders - 1pt @ 2.03
West Tigers v New Zealand Warriors
Another side who could find home struggles are the Wests Tigers and they are expected to find it difficult against the New Zealand Warriors, who will be boosted by the return of Kiwi internationals Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Issac Luke. A Warriors/Warriors half-time/full-time double is paying $2 with bet365. And that’s about as good as it gets.
Get $6 for James Tedesco to score a try & Tigers to win - Get on here
Get $2.75 for Tuimoala Lolohea to score a try & Warriors to win - Get on here
Warriors Half-time/Full-time - 1pt @ 1.91
North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla Sharks
Reigning champions North Queensland Cowboys will aim to avoid an upset when they host Cronulla Sharks, who have a team that can challenge this season, on Saturday night. Sportsbet and Palmerbet’s line is the Sharks with an eight-point head start, which will get you $1.90. Meanwhile, it is Cowboy Antonio Winterstein who heads the first try-scorer market, with Sportsbet’s $8.50 offering the best price.
Get $2.4 for Kyle Feldt to score a try & Cowboys to win - Get on here
Get $9 for Ben Barba to score a try & Sharks to win - Get on here
Cronulla Sharks +8 - 1pt @ 2.00