NRL Round 12 Preview…..26-28 May 2017


 

NRL Round 12 Preview

Origin 1 is within smelling distance, but it means a reduced round.

Here is our preview of the NRL Round 12.


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South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels

ANZ Stadium

Friday 26th May 2017

(7:50 pm)

This should be the game of the round, given neither side has been affected by Origin.

That being said, Parra goes into this without Michael Jennings and Corey Norman who are both injured. Their pack is still strong, and Mitchell Moses has had time to adapt.

Their effort against Canberra was encouraging and after their earlier form, it is time for the Eels to bounce back.

Prediction

Eels to win


New Zealand Warriors v Brisbane Broncos

Mt Smart Stadium

Saturday 27th May 2017

(5:30 pm)

The critics have lined up to cane the Warriors in the last week, and rightfully so. Their efforts this year have been terrible, and it is following a long culture of players not aiming up at the NRL.

They will be expected to beat a Broncos side missing 6 Origin stars plus James Roberts who is a late scratching.

But with Ben Hunt to return from injury and Benji Marshall to fill the very role he was recruited for, the Baby Broncos are poised for an upset

Prediction

Broncos +9.5


Cronulla Sharks v Canterbury Bulldogs

Southern Cross Group Stadium

Saturday 27th May 2017

(7:30 pm)

Toss a coin at this stage, with both teams depleted due to Origin.

Not much confident analysis can go into it, but the Sharks have only just got the job done lately, and the Dogs look ok.

Prediction

Dogs +4.5


Canberra Raiders v Sydney Roosters

GIO Stadium

Sunday 28th May 2017

(4:00 pm)

By rights, the Raiders should win this. The Roosters lose their halfback and inspirational second rower Boyd Cordner to Origin.

But let’s not jump the gun.

The Raiders lost three in a row without Josh Papalii, and only just got home against Parra last weekend. They should win, but they might not.

Prediction

Roosters +8


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