The NRL season is finally back! Our experts have cast their expert eye over the opening games
Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Rivals Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs lock horns at Allianz Stadium in Sunday’s early game, when Englishman Sam Burgess returns to the Rabbitohs line-up after his much publicised flirtation with rugby union.
The Bunnies are favourites and are hovering around the $1.70 mark with most corporates, while bet365 and Sportsbet are offering $2.20 for a Roosters victory. However, for a bit of fun, why not take Unibet up on their offer of $3.75 for South Sydney to win both halves?
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South Sydney Rabbitohs/South Sydney Rabbitohs - 1pt @ 2.48
Gold Coast Titans v Newcastle Knights
Gold Coast host Newcastle on Sunday and the good news for fans unfortunate enough to take an interest in this game is one of these stragglers has to win. That is, unless you take the juicy $21 which everyone is offering for the draw. The Knights are favourites, but only just.
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Draw - 1pt @ 21.00
Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons
In the last game of round one, Melbourne are expected to account for St George Illawarra at AAMI Park on Monday night. Betfair are offering $3.18 for a Dragons win but there are other options. The $11.50 Luxbet are offering for Storm star Billy Slater to dot down first is a better bet. It’s his first game for the club since round 10 last season.
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Billy Slater - 1pt @ 11.5