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NRL Round 17 Line-ups, team lists, verdicts, tips, odds, everything you need to know for the weekend

Round 17 of the 2022 NRL season is cut short by State of Origin, with just the four games spread out across four days. There are several interesting contests however, and enough players away on Origin duty to make tipping a challenge.

Good luck with your tips.

Jump ahead to a particular game:
Sharks vs. Storm
Knights vs. Rabbitohs
Tigers vs. Eels
Broncos vs. Dragons


Thursday, July 7

Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs. Melbourne Storm, PointsBet Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Jesse Ramien 4. Connor Tracey 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 18. Braydon Trindall 10. Royce Hunt 9. Blayke Brailey 17. Andrew Fifita 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Dale Finucane Bench: 14. Aiden Tolman 15. Cameron McInnes 16. Teig Wilton 21. Braden Hamlin-Uele Reserves: 19. Jesse Colquhoun 20. Kade Dykes 22. Lachlan Miller

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Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Dean Ieremia 3. Marion Seve 4. Justin Olam 5. Grant Anderson 6. Nick Meaney 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Chris Lewis 12. Kenny Bromwich 13. Josh King Bench: 14. Tyran Wishart 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Alec MacDonald 17. Jordan Grant Reserves: 18. Bronson Garlick 19. Young Tonumaipea 20. Jack Howarth 21. Jayden Nikorima 22. Tyson Smoothy

Verdict: Star halfback Nicho Hynes and prop Toby Rudolf are both out of the Sharks line-up after testing positive to COVID-19. The Sharks struggled a bit in the conditions last week against the Bulldogs, while the Storm had an unusual loss to the Sea Eagles. This will be a tough game to pick with Origin and COVID claiming some key players and both teams desperate for a win. Surely Storm coach Craig Bellamy won't let his side lose two in a row.

Tip: Storm by 8

TAB odds: Sharks $2.05 (+1.5 $1.90) Storm $1.77 (-1.5 $1.90)


Friday, July 8

Newcastle Knights vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs, McDonald Jones Stadium, 7:45pm (AEST)

Knights: 1. Tex Hoy 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Dominic Young 6. Anthony Milford 7. Adam Clune 8. David Klemmer 9. Chris Randall 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Kurt Mann Bench: 14. Jayden Brailey 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Leo Thompson 17. Mathew Croker Reserves: 18. Simi Sasagi 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 21. Hymel Hunt 22. Jake Clifford

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Taane Milne 4. Isaiah Tass 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Siliva Havili 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jed Cartwright 13. Mark Nicholls Bench: 14. Kodi Nikorima 15. Blake Taaffe 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Davvy Moale Reserves:18. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 19. Ben Lovett 20. Richard Kennar 21. Shaq Mitchell 22. Dean Hawkins

Verdict: The Knights had a much-needed win last week against the hapless Titans, while the Rabbitohs upset the inconsistent Eels. Latrell Mitchell says he wants to focus on playing for the Rabbitohs and he should be primed to tear the Knights apart in this one. It is hard to see the Knights winning, even though they are at home.

Tip: Rabbitohs by 16

TAB odds: Knights $2.75 (+6.5 $1.80) Rabbitohs $1.45 (-6.5 $2)


Saturday, July 9

Wests Tigers vs. Parramatta Eels, Leichhardt Oval, 7:35pm (AEST)

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Starford To'a 4. Adam Doueihi 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 8. James Tamou 9. Fa'amanu Brown 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Kelma Tuilagi 13. Joe Ofahengaue Bench:14. Stefano Utoikamanu 15. Justin Matamua 16. Jacob Liddle 17. Fonua Pole Reserves: 18. Austin Dias 19. Alex Seyfarth 20. Junior Tupou 21. Asu Kepaoa 22. Jock Madden

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Waqa Blake 4. Viliami Penisini 5. Bailey Simonsson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Marata Niukore 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali'i 13. Ryan Matterson Bench:14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Tom Opacic 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Ky Rodwell Reserves: 18. Nathan Brown 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Sean Russell 21. Wiremu Greig 22. Hayze Perham

Verdict: If you were ever going to be confident about tipping the Eels, it would be up against the Tigers, right? The same Tigers that beat them in Round 6 by one point? Surely on current form they cant do that again, can they? There is something seriously wrong with these Eels behind the scenes, but surely pride should get them across the line against the Tigers, although it is at Leichhardt Oval.

Tip: Eels by 18

TAB odds: Tigers $4.10 (+11.5 $1.90) Eels $1.24 (-11.5 $1.90)


Sunday, July 10

Brisbane Broncos vs. St. George Illawarra Dragons, Suncorp Stadium, 4:05pm (AEST)

Broncos: 1. Tesi Niu 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Brenko Lee 5. Jordan Pereira 6. Ezra Mam 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Keenan Palasia 9. Billy Walters 10. Ryan James 11. Zac Hosking 12. Jordan Riki 13. Kobe Hetherington Bench: 14. Cory Paix 15. Rhys Kennedy 16. Xavier Willison 17. Tyson Gamble Reserves: 18. Delouise Hoeter 19. Jake Turpin 20. Deine Mariner 21. Tyrone Roberts 22. Logan Bayliss-Brow

Dragons: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Jayden Sullivan 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Tariq Sims Bench: 14. Moses Mbye 15. Francis Molo 16. Aaron Woods 17. Michael Molo Reserves: 18. Jaiyden Hunt 19. Tautau Moga 20. Josh Kerr 21. Billy Burns 22. Jonathon Reuben

Verdict: The Broncos put up a good fight but were ordinary in parts against the Cowboys last week, while the Dragons had a tough win over Canberra in horrible conditions. Adam Reynolds wasn't happy with his performance last week and up against a Dragons team that will be missing their heart and soul in Ben Hunt, he could take control of this game for Brisbane.

Tip: Broncos by 14

TAB odds: Broncos $1.67 (+1.5 $1.80) Dragons $2.20 (-1.5 $2)