NRL Round 10 Previews and Betting Tips

The following are previews with betting tips for Round 10 of the 2023 NRL season. Best bets for the round are also provided.

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Bulldogs v Raiders

Friday, May 5, 6pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Bulldogs vs Raiders


Canberra held off a fast-finishing Dolphins squad for an inspirational field-goal victory in a difficult week for the club after club great Jack Wighton signed with South Sydney. Canberra will be chasing their fourth consecutive win against Canterbury, with the Bulldogs producing an impressive victory over St George last week. Rookie coach Cameron Ciraldo has done an admirable job extracting some resilience from his squad in the face of enormous injury adversity.

Xavier Savage will return from a broken jaw for Canberra on the wing, with Ata Mariota also set to join the bench in an otherwise unchanged squad. For Canterbury, Max King and Jacob Kiraz will return at prop and wing respectively in a welcome boost. Franklin Pele also re-joins the interchange alongside exciting rookie Kark Oloapu, who has retained his spot after he was a late inclusion last week.

Canberra have shown huge resilience to turn around their poor start and after losing Jack Wighton, Ricky Stuart will be pushing his troops to bank competition points as they look to send the club-great out with a premiership. While Canterbury continue to show huge improvement as they get some troops back to ease their terrible injury crisis, expect the in-form Raiders to come away with the win.

Betting Tip: RAIDERS -4.5 @ $1.95 (Unibet)


Sea Eagles

Sea Eagles v Broncos

Friday, May 5, 8:05pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Sea Eagles vs Broncos

Brisbane produced a woeful second-half against Souths for a humbling 26-point loss for the competition leading club with question marks remaining over the Broncos’ ability to match the competition’s best. Their opposition in Manly were poor against the Titans last week in a disappointing loss that puts some pressure on Anthony Seibold’s new coaching team, particularly given the inconsistency his squad have shown at times this season.

Ezra Mam and Payne Haas will both return from suspension at five-eighth and prop respectively in a welcome boost for the Broncos in an otherwise unchanged squad. Meanwhile, Manly’s middle-rotation will be weakened by the absence of veteran Jake Trbojevic and Toafofoa Sipley. The return of superstar Tom Trbojevic will be a massive boost along with the return of Brad Parker and Tolutau Koula from injury in the centres. Aaron Woods and Ben Trbojevic will also join the bench.

Brisbane will enter this match as firm favourites but should be highly cautious of a Manly outfit who have produced some devastating form at times this season, particularly with Tom Trbojevic on the field. Expect a big response from Brisbane after a poor loss at home last week and with an almost full-strength squad, the Broncos should have the supremacy at home over a Manly squad dealing with massive turnaround in their playing-group week to week. Brisbane to get the win.

Betting Tip: Manly +11.5 @ $2.00 (bet365)



Warriors v Panthers

Saturday, May 6, 3pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Warriors vs Panthers


Penrith once again showed they may not be the same team as their premiership seasons in 2021 and 2022, with a poor loss to the last-placed Tigers giving the reigning premiers 50% win rate – a woeful record by the club’s lofty standards. They will face a Warriors outfit desperate to avoid their third consecutive loss with the huge improvement they have shown this season stalling in the absence of some key troops after a disappointing 14-0 loss to the Roosters.

The Panthers’ only change comes with the return of star front-rower James Fisher-Harris in a huge boost to the club’s middle rotation. Spencer Leniu is also a chance to return from a calf injury after he was included in the reserves. Meanwhile, the Warriors will benefit from the experience of returning veterans Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Tohu Harris at fullback and lock respectively in the Kiwis’ only changes.

Expect a big response from the Panthers after rare consecutive losses for the club, particularly with the return of inspirational forward-leader Fisher-Harris. The Warriors will looking to bring the physicality and intensity that the reigning premiers have struggled with at times this season but expect a big performance from a Penrith squad desperate to avoid three consecutive losses.

Betting Tip: Warriors +10.5 @ $1.91 (bet365)



Sharks v Dolphins

Saturday, May 6, 5:30pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Sharks vs Dolphins


Cronulla stormed to a powerful 44-6 victory over the hapless Cowboys last week, pushing the Sharks up to second on the competition ladder as Craig Fitzgibbon’s troops look to be settling into ominous form. They will face a Dolphins outfit heartbroken from what would have been a miraculous comeback, eventually losing by a field-goal in extra time against an in-form Canberra squad.

An injury to Braden Hamlin-Uele will see Royce Hunt shift to the starting squad with Dale Finucane returning at lock in a timely boost to Cronulla’s middle-rotation. For the Dolphins, Tesi Niu will return on the wing with Anthony Milford and Mason Teague also set to return from injury off the bench. Centre Brenko Lee is under an injury cloud despite being named, with Rugby Union import Valynce Te Whare set to make his NRL debut if the veteran is ruled out.

Cronulla struggled to name a consistent team to start the season but the return of reigning Dally M winner Nicho Hynes in recent weeks has spurred the club back into premiership contention. The Dolphins will doubtless bring their trademark toughness and persistence but they will struggle to match the potent attacking output of the Sharks’ in-form playmakers. Sharks to get the win.

Betting Tip: Sharks -9.5 @ $1.91 (Unibet)



Storm v Rabbitohs

Saturday, May 6, 7:45pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Storm vs Rabbitohs


Souths have sent an emphatic warning shot to the competition with powerful victories over Penrith and the competition-leading Broncos last week. Their premiership credentials will face another big test up against a Melbourne Storm outfit fresh from a much-needed bye after a tough win over the improved Warriors in round eight.

Liam Knight will make his long-awaited return from injury on the Rabbitohs’ bench in place of Davvy Moale in an otherwise unchanged squad. Meanwhile, Melbourne have similarly named only one change with Tom Eisenhuth added to the bench.

Both these clubs endured patchy starts to their respective seasons but have rallied to now find themselves in the top-four. Jason Demitriou’s troops will be eager for revenge after Melbourne’s eight-point victory in their last meeting in round five. It will be an intense, 80-minute contest that could go either way between these two teams but expect Souths to notch their fifth consecutive victory.

Betting Tip: Rabbitohs -1.5 @ $2.00 (Colossalbet)



Tigers v Dragons

Sunday, May 7, 1:50pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Tigers vs Dragons

The Tigers produced a massive upset over the reigning premiers last week, stunning the Panthers for a pressure-relieving eight-point win. Their opposition in St George will be desperate to avoid their fifth consecutive loss after a heart-breaking two-point defeat at the hands of the Bulldogs last week with coach Anthony Griffin running out of excuses for his squad’s poor form.

Wests will welcome Tommy Talau back at centre with Asu Kepaoa also set to join the bench in an otherwise unchanged 17. Meanwhile, St George have made the bold selection call to drop star centre Zac Lomax and Jacob Liddle. Jaydn Su’a and Mikaele Ravalawa will return from injury at second-row and wing respectively with Max Feagai shifting to centre to form a new edge combination with his twin-brother. Jayden Sullivan will also join the bench in the utility role.

The Tigers’ playing group have been under enormous pressure but spearheaded by exciting rookie fullback Jahream Bula and an in-form Luke Brooks, Wests are not a team to be taken lightly in this competition. This match could go either way but expect the Tigers to produce a big-game to keep their winning momentum going.

Betting Tip: Tigers H2H @ $1.96 (Boombet)



Roosters v Cowboys

Sunday, May 7, 4pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Roosters vs Cowboys


The Cowboys suffered a devastating 44-6 loss to a red-hot Cronulla squad last week, piling pressure on coach Todd Payten as his squad struggle to replicate their form of last season. They will face a huge test against an improved Roosters squad who were dominant in a classy victory over the improved Warriors last week as Trent Robinson’s troops hunt for their third consecutive win.

The Cowboys’ depth will be tested again with star second-rower Jeremiah Nanai set for a lengthy ban for a hip-drop tackle. Heilum Luki will make a timely return to the starting side as cover with Kulikefu Finefeuiaki set to make his NRL debut off the interchange. For the Roosters, an injury to Paul Momirovski will see Drew Hutchison shift to centre with Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Jake Turpin also returning at prop and the bench respectively.

North Queensland’s woeful injury toll was compounded again with promising rookie Tom Chester ruled out for the season with an ACL injury. Now without another key forward in Nanai, the Cowboys will need to summon a Herculean effort to produce an upset over an in-form Tri-colours squad. Roosters to get the points.

Betting Tip: Roosters -10.5 @ $1.95 (BlueBet)



Titans v Eels

Sunday, May 7, 6:25pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Titans vs Eels

The Titans produced a desperately-needed victory over a disappointing Manly outfit last week, albeit without superstar Tom Trbojevic. Their opposition in Parramatta stormed to a massive 43-12 last-start win over Newcastle with the Eels continuing their bounce-back from a poor start to the year, now sitting one win outside the top-eight.

An injury to AJ Brimson will see Jayden Campbell come in at fullback for the Titans. Kieran Foran could also be ruled out with a knee injury with rookie Keano Kiki firming for a debut if he is unavailable. For Parramatta, mid-season signing Andrew Davey has been named in the second-row, with Ryan Matterson also named to return from an illness on the bench.

Parramatta will enter this match as firm favourites but should be wary of a Titans squad desperate to turn their season around. The Titans best wins this year have come against an injury-hit Melbourne and Manly outfit, so Justin Holbrook’s troops will be desperate to prove they can match more elite opposition in the Eels. This match could go either way but expect Parramatta to get the win.

Betting Tip: Eels -7.5 @ $1.91 (bet365)


Best Bet

Manly +11.5 @ $2.00 (bet365


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