NRL Round 15 Previews and Betting Tips

The following are previews with betting tips for Round 15 of the 2023 NRL season. Best bets for the round are also provided.

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Titans v Tigers

Thursday, June 8, 7:50pm AEST
Cbus Super Stadium

Form guide for Titans vs Tigers


The Tigers were brave in defeat at the hands of the Raiders last week in controversial circumstances after an incorrectly allowed try gave Canberra the lead in the dying stages of play. Despite the loss, the resurgence of Tim Sheens’ squad continues and they will face fellow battlers in the Titans, with the Gold Coast club backing up from another poor loss against Souths in a high-scoring affair.

The Tigers have unsurprisingly named an unchanged squad after their courageous performance last week, although Blues hooker Api Koroisau will re-join the starting side after coming off the bench in the aftermath of Origin I. Meanwhile, the Titans will receive a huge boost to their spine with AJ Brimson’s return at fullback and Brian Kelly also coming in at centre. David Fifita will be rested with delayed concussion symptoms after coming off the bench last week with Kruise Leeming and Jaimin Jollife joining the bench.

The Titans sit only one win outside the top-eight and facing their fourth consecutive loss, coach Justin Holbrook will be relying on the injection of AJ Brimson and Jaimin Jolliffe for some much-needed experience in his line-up. This match could go either way but expect a big response from a Tigers squad dudded last to get them over the line.

Betting Tip: Tigers H2H @ $2.05 (bet365)



Raiders v Warriors

Friday, June 9, 6pm AEST
GIO Stadium

Form guide for Raiders vs Warriors


The Warriors bounced back from a disappointing round-13 loss in style with a 22-point win over an understrength Dolphins line-up. The Kiwis will face a huge challenge against a Canberra outfit sitting equal third on the competition ladder after a solid win over the Tigers with Ricky Stuart’s troops on the hunt for their third consecutive win in the Origin period.

A head knock to Rocco Berry will see Ali Leaiataua make his NRL debut at centre for the Warriors in an otherwise unchanged squad. For the Raiders, Sebastian Kris and Elliot Whitehead will return at fullback and second-row in a huge boost. Jarrod Croker will also return at centre for his 300th NRL match at his home-ground after he was rested last week in what will be a massive celebration for the club.

Separated by only one win on the competition ladder and sitting sixth and seventh respectively, this match is shaping to be a high quality contest between two clubs that can very reasonably set the goal of making the top-four. While the Warriors have shown enormous improvement, expect the Raiders to lift for club legend Jarrod Croker’s 300th game at home. Raiders to get the win.

Betting Tip: Raiders -4.5 @ $1.90 (Colossalbet)


Sea Eagles

Sea Eagles v Dolphins

Friday, June 9, 8pm AEST
4 Pines Park

Form guide for Sea Eagles vs Dolphins

An understrength Dolphins outfit were trounced in 22-point loss in a courageous effort against the Dolphins with the contest in the balance until the last half-hour when the Kiwis ran away with the game. Their opposition in Manly enjoyed a bye last week but will still be burning from a disappointing last-start loss to Newcastle, albeit in the absence of their Origin stars.

Jeremy Marshall-King has been named to return from a shoulder injury in a huge boost for the Dolphins. Suspensions to Anthony Milford and Jarrod Wallace will see Herman Ese’ese and Kurt Donoghue come onto the bench with Kodi Nikorima shifting to the halves and Maroons star Hamsio Tabuai-Fidow returning at fullback after he was rested last week. Meanwhile, Manly received a huge boost with Tom Trbojevic cleared to play after he was initially ruled out with concussion. Skipper Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Aloiai and Christian Tuipulotu will also return at halfback, bench and wing respectively in an otherwise unchanged squad.

Manly will enter this contest as firm favourites but should be highly cautious against a Dolphins outfit fielding a near full-strength spine. Tabuai-Fidow and Marshall-King will make a huge difference to the Dolphins composure. This match could go either way but expect Manly to get the points in a tight contest.

Betting Tip: Dolphins +9.5 @ $1.91 (bet365)



Dragons v Rabbitohs

Saturday, June 10, 3pm AEST
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

Form guide for Dragons vs Rabbitohs

Souths saw their early season success blunted by disappointing consecutive losses to the Eels and Raiders but returned to the winner’s circle last week with a big win over the Titans, albeit in a very high-scoring affair. Still placing third on the competition ladder, Souths will face a Dragons squad who were solid in defeat at the hands of Penrith as club bosses close in on their new head-coach.

The representative period has already taken a heavy toll on Souths with Origin stars Latrell Mitchell, Jai Arrow and captain Cameron Murray all absent with injury. Siliva Havili has been named to return on the bench in a welcome boost to an otherwise unchanged squad. For the Dragons, an injury to Jack De Belin will see Zane Musgrove to join the bench with Jack Bird and Blake Lawrie possible late inclusions after they were named in the reserves.

Souths will enter this match as firm favourites but given the quality Jason Demitriou’s squad have on the sideline, his squad should be highly cautious heading into this match. Souths had held equal first-place on the competition ladder earlier in the season and they will be pushing to consolidate their top-four berth during a tough representative period. Souths to get the points.

Betting Tip: Rabbitohs -6.5 @ $1.93 (Picklebet)



Broncos v Knights

Saturday, June 10, 5:30pm AEST
Suncorp Stadium

Form guide for Broncos vs Knights

Brisbane produced their most complete performance of the season against Cronulla last week, showing an enormous defensive resolve that propelled the club back to equal first on the competition ladder. They will face a Newcastle outfit fresh from a bye after an impressive round-13 win over an admittedly understrength Manly line-up with Adam O’Brien’s troops still in a good position to make the finals, sitting only one win outside the top-eight.

Selwyn Cobbo will return from a hip-injury on the wing for Brisbane after he was the only Origin player not to back-up last week in an otherwise unchanged squad. For the Knights, Tyson Frizell will return in the second-row alongside Kurt Mann on the bench at the expense of Lachlan Miller in an otherwise unchanged squad.

Brisbane will enter this match as firm favourites but should be highly cautious against a Knights squad who looked more comfortable with Kalyn Ponga at fullback. Newcastle have shown enormous courage at times this season and while they have the capacity to push the second-placed Broncos, expect the sheer athleticism and class within this Brisbane line-up to prove the difference. Broncos to get the points.

Betting Tip: Knights +12.5 @ $1.95 (Colossalbet)



Roosters v Panthers

Saturday, June 10, 7:35pm AEST
Allianz Stadium

Form guide for Roosters vs Panthers


The Roosters snapped a three-game losing streak in style in a tight contest against Canterbury last week but Trent Robinson’s troops will need to find another level of improvement against the reigning premiers. Penrith notched their fourth consecutive win against St George last week in a solid performance, particularly given the heavy representative toll on the club.

Daniel Tupou will return from a hamstring injury on the wing to inject some experience into a rookie Tricolours backline after the suspension of Joseph Suaali’i in an otherwise unchanged squad. Meanwhile, Penrith were dealt a huge blow with Nathan Cleary facing an extended injury absence with Jack Cogger named as his replacement at halfback. Jaeman Salmon will also displace Soni Luke on the bench for the utility role.

Penrith will head into the match as clear favourites but particularly in the absence of Nathan Cleary, the club should be highly cautious.The Roosters have underperformed this season but are very capable of turning their form around quickly. Expect Penrith to dominate the ruck with the physicality and come away with the points.

Betting Tip: Panthers -4.5 @ $1.97 (Boombet)



Storm v Sharks

Sunday, June 11, 4:05pm AEST

Form guide for Storm vs Sharks

Cronulla were courageous in defeat to a red-hot Broncos squad last week but Craig Fitzgibbon’s troops will have the perfect opportunity to prove they can match the competition’s heavyweights coming up against Melbourne. The Storm conceded five tries in a woeful second-half performance against the Cowboys in an uncharacteristically poor defensive performance and veteran coach Craig Bellamy will be expecting a big response from his squad.

Cronulla will welcome Cameron McInnes back from a hand injury on the bench in an otherwise unchanged squad. For Melbourne, the injured Justin Olam will be replaced by Grant Anderson at centre with Tariq Sims also joining the interchange.

Melbourne will enter this contest as clear front-runners given their habit of responding with a big performance after a poor loss. Cronulla were unable to capitalise on their many attacking opportunities against Brisbane last week and they may experience a similar struggle in what will be a physical contest against Melbourne at their home-ground. Storm to get the win.

Betting Tip: Storm -3.5 @ $1.85 (Playup)



Bulldogs v Eels

Monday, June 12, 4pm AEST
Stadium Australia

Form guide for Bulldogs vs Eels

Canterbury were left heartbroken once again after failing to convert their on-field courage to a win in a disappointing field-goal loss to the Roosters last week. They will face a Parramatta outfit fresh off a bye but reeling from the suspension of star five-eighth Dylan Brown for an off-field controversy. Parramatta are backing up from impressive consecutive wins over the Rabbitohs and Cowboys and will be determined not to let the controversy distract the team.

Jacob Kiraz has been named to return from an elbow injury on the wing in a big boost to Canterbury’s backline. Despite being named, Reed Mahoney is under an injury cloud after a nasty concussion with Kyle Flanagan his likely replacement. Chris Patolo will also join the bench in an otherwise unchanged 17. Meanwhile, Parramatta’s middle suffered another body-blow with Wiremu Greig’ season over with a foot injury and Joe Ofahengaue also injured. Reagan Campbell-Gillard will make a timely return from a groin-injury at prop, alongside Blues enforcer Junior Paulo. Andrew Davey will join the second-row while Daejarn Asi will likely be Dylan Brown’s replacement at five-eighth.

Despite the off-field drama, Parramatta will enter this match as firm favourites – particularly if Reed Mahoney is ruled out. Canterbury continue to show huge improvement but with Cameron Ciraldo still developing his inexperienced squad, expect the Eels big-game experience in key positions to prove the difference. Parramatta to get the points in a tight contest.

Betting Tip: Bulldogs +7.5 @ $1.93 (Colossalbet)


Best Bet

Bulldogs +7.5 @ $1.93 (Colossalbet


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