Newcastle Knights v Canberra Raiders

Canberra are flying after starting their season with back-to-back victories. The Green Machine are on the road in round three at struggling Newcastle and we have a feeling the visitors have this one in the bag. They will even win despite the absence of Samoan star Joey Leilua, who was banned for two matches for a dangerous throw. Canberra’s bench was influential against the Roosters, with Sia Soliola (134 metres), Paul Vaughan (168m) and Jeff Lima (144m) playing their part. Take the $1.67 Bet 365 is spruiking for a Raiders triumph. The Bunnies scored for fun early against the Knights last week and if you fancy the Raiders to lead both halves, why not take some of the $2.20 on offer at Unibet in the HT/FT double.

Get $4.5 for Jack Wighton to score a try & Raiders to win at Ladbrokes
Canberra Raiders - 1pt @ 1.67

Penrith Panthers v Brisbane Broncos

The Panthers have been close but not close enough in rounds one and two and are looking at a third successive loss when they host Brisbane. Broncos flier Corey Oates, who has scored ‘meat pies’ in both of Brissy’s wins this season, is out of the clash with a shoulder injury and that is a big loss. We are still going for a Broncos half-time/full-time double, which pays $2 with bet365 and Unibet. Brisbane have kept their opposition to less than 20 points for the past 10 games and that sort of tight defence cannot be ignored. With that in mind, we’re also taking Sportsbet up on their $1.75 for the Panthers to score less than 16.5 points.

Get an enhanced $2.2 for Broncos to lead at Half-Time and Full-Time with Ladbrokes
Brisbane Broncos HT/FT - 1pt @ 2.00

Gold Coast Titans v Wests Tigers

It has been impossible to ignore the West Tigers at the start of the season as they have caused a few surprises. Jason Taylor’s boys have been the early bolters in 2016 and we like the look of them making it three wins on the trot. The Tigers have also won three of their past four games against Gold Coast and we therefore think William Hill’s $1.75 for the visitors to claim victory is great value. James Tedesco crashed over for three tries in the triumph over Manly and we think you should take the $9.50 Bet 365 are offering for the man from NSW to cross first on the Titans’ home patch.

Get $3.5 for David Nofoaluma to score a try & Tigers to win at Ladbrokes
Wests Tigers - 1pt @ 1.75