Three games remaining in the round, including what looks a very tight match between the Eagles and Sharks.
New Zealand Warriors v Melbourne Storm
Sunday’s Warriors versus Storm clash at Mt Smart is shaping up as a close one to call. The Storm will miss Billy Slater following the news that their star full-back’s season is over due to a shoulder injury which requires surgery. The Kiwis are favourites as a result, however, we reckon Melbourne have the experience to get the job done over the ditch. Unibet’s juicy $2.15 for a Storm win is where the action can be found. Why not also get on Sportsbet’s $5 for Marika Koroibete to score Melbourne’s first try? The tight nature of this contest means there is plenty of value to be found across the board.
Get $4.5 for Young Tonumaipea to score a try & Storm to win with Ladbrokes
Melbourne Storm - 1pt @ 2.15
St George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs
The rampant Redfern machine steamrollered Newcastle in round two and the next stop is the SCG for a bout against St George-Illawarra. This will be the only NRL game played at the historic venue in 2016. Bustling Sam Burgess was unstoppable for the Bunnies with 149 metres and nine offloads in a 48-6 demolition of the Knights whilst South Sydney also piled on the points in round one against the Chooks. With that in the memory banks, we’re tipping a big Bunnies victory. Go for Luxbet or Unibet’s Rabbitohs by 13+ which is paying $2.55. Bryson Goodwin to score a try at any time ($2.63 with Sportsbet) is also worth a go.
Get $2.75 for Greg Inglis to score a try & Rabbitohs to win with Ladbrokes
South Sydney Rabbitohs - 1pt @ 2.55
Manly Sea Eagles v Cronulla Sharks
After an off-season clean out, the new-look Sea Eagles are yet to click for coach Trent Barrett. That could spell danger against the Sharks, who pounced on plenty of Dragons mistakes in a 30-2 triumph in round two. At the ripe old age of 32, Luke Lewis was brilliant for the Sharks in that win with 123 metres from his 16 carries. With recruit Chad Townsend also on song in the halves, we like Cronulla at $2.04 for the win with Unibet in a close one at Fortress Brookvale. You would also be a fool to miss out on Sportsbet’s $3.30 for Sharks star Ben Barba to score a try at any time.
Get $4 for Valentine Holmes to score a try & Sharks to win with Ladbrokes
Cronulla Sharks - 1pt @ 2.04