NRL Preview Round 11: Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, everything you need to know for the weekend

It's the last round before the State of Origin period interrupts the season and several key positions are still up for grabs in both the Queensland and New South Wales teams. Some players will be out to impress the selectors, others will be more concerned with lifting their own teams out of the mire.

Good luck with your tips.

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Eels vs.Panthers
Sea Eagles vs. Titans
Knights vs. Roosters
Raiders vs. Cowboys
Warriors vs. Broncos
Rabbitohs vs.Tigers
Bulldogs vs. Storm
Dragons vs. Sharks

Thursday, May 23

Parramatta Eels vs. Penrith Panthers, BankWest Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Eels: 1. Clint Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Josh Hoffman 4. Blake Ferguson 5. George Jennings 6. Will Smith 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Junior Paulo 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Tim Mannah 11. Shaun Lane 12. Marata Niukore 13. Manu Ma'u Reserves: 14. Peni Terepo 15. Daniel Alvaro 16. Brad Takairangi 17. David Gower 18. Jaeman Salmon 19. Bevan French 20. Kane Evans 21. Oregon Kaufusi

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Waqa Blake 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Sione Katoa 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. James Fisher-Harris Reserves: 14. Liam Martin 15. Tyrell Fuimaono 16. Tim Grant 17. Moses Leota 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Hame Sele 20. Kaide Ellis 21. Caleb Aekins

Verdict: Any expectations that the Panthers must surely break out of this rut soon have just about disappeared in a succession of truly ordinary performances. The Eels showed again last week that they lack the consistency to win away from home, but they return to fortress BankWest this week for the Battle of the West. This is the last chance for Nathan Cleary to impress the New South Wales selectors, but he will continue to struggle behind a pack that hasn't been showing up.

Tip: Eels

TAB odds: Eels $1.50 (-5.5 $1.85) Panthers $2.60 (+5.5 $1.95)

Friday, May 24

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Gold Coast Titans, Lottoland, 6:00pm (AEST)

Sea Eagles: 1. Brendan Elliott 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Brad Parker 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Kane Elgey 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic Reserves: 14. Manase Fainu 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Corey Waddell 17. Morgan Boyle 18. Taniela Paseka 19. Jade Anderson 20. Haumole Olakauatu 21. Lloyd Perrett

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Brian Kelly 5. Dale Copley 6. Tyrone Roberts 7. Ash Taylor 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Arrow Reserves: 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Shannon Boyd 16. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Jai Whitbread 18. Jack Stockwell 19. Max King 20. Ryley Jacks 21. Will Matthews

Verdict: The Sea Eagles continued to defy logic last week, upsetting the Sharks despite a long list of injuries. The Titans had the Bulldogs beaten before playing a lot of dumb football and throwing the points away. Manly coach Des Hasler won't let the Sea Eagles drop their guard here at Brookvale.

Tip: Sea Eagles

TAB odds: Sea Eagles $1.45 (-6.5 $1.95) Titans $2.75 (+6.5 $1.85)

Newcastle Knights vs. Sydney Roosters, McDonald Jones Stadium, 7:55pm (AEST)

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Connor Watson 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Danny Levi 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby Reserves: 14. Kurt Mann 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. James Gavet 17. Sione Mata'utia 18. Josh King 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Jamie Buhrer 21. Mason Lino

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Matt Ikuvalu 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Victor Radley 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Isaac Liu Reserves: 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Mitchell Aubusson 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Ryan Hall 20. Josh Curran 21. Brock Lamb

Verdict: The Knights dominated last week, with the Jack de Belin court decision possibly contributing to an ordinary effort by the Dragons. The Roosters were upset by the Broncos in a tough arm wrestle of a game. With Cooper Cronk's retirement announcement out of the way, the Roosters will be very keen to keep in touch with the Rabbitohs at the top of the ladder.

Tip: Roosters

TAB odds: Knights $3.00 (+6.5 $1.90) Roosters $1.40 (-6.5 $1.90)

Saturday, May 25

Canberra Raiders vs. North Queensland Cowboys, GIO Stadium, 3:00pm (AEST)

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Michael Oldfield 6. Jack Wighton 7. Sam Williams 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Dunamis Lui 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Iosia Soliola 17. Corey Horsburgh 18. Aidan Sezer 19. Emre Guler 20. Sebastian Kris 21. Royce Hunt

Cowboys: 1. Jordan Kahu 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neill 4. Tom Opacic 5. Gideon Gela-Mosby 6. John Asiata 7. Michael Morgan 8. Matt Scott 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo Reserves: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Mitchell Dunn 16. Scott Bolton 17. Francis Molo 18. Corey Jensen 19. Shane Wright 20. Josh McGuire 21. Jake Clifford

Verdict: The Raiders put in a gutsy performance in losing to the ladder-topping Rabbitohs last week, while the Cowboys had a much-needed win over the Eels. The Raiders showed last week that they are genuine premiership threats and should be too good for the inconsistent Cowboys in Canberra.

Tip: Raiders

TAB odds: Raiders $1.40 (-7.5 $1.90) Cowboys $3.00 (+7.5 $1.90)

New Zealand Warriors vs. Brisbane Broncos, Mt Smart Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Isaiah Papali'i 12. Tohu Harris 13. Lachlan Burr Reserves: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Adam Blair 16. Ligi Sao 17. Karl Lawton 18. Gerard Beale 20. Leivaha Pulu 21. Chris Satae 22. Chanel Harris-Tavita

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Anthony Milford 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Matt Gillett 13. Tevita Pangai Reserves: 14. James Segeyaro 15. David Fifita 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Joe Ofahengaue 18. Patty Carrigan 19. James Roberts 20. Izaia Perese 21. Sean O'Sullivan

Verdict: The Warriors were far too good for the Panthers last week, while the Broncos lifted to upset the Roosters. This could be one of the games of the round with new Warriors signing Kodi Nikorima having a big point to make against the Broncos. Although the Warriors can beat anyone on their day, a look back through the results shows they have only really beaten struggling teams this year.

Tip: Broncos

TAB odds: Warriors $1.85 (-1.5 $1.95) Broncos $1.95 (+1.5 $1.85)

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Wests Tigers, ANZ Stadium, 7:35pm (AEST)

Rabbitohs: 1. Corey Allen 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Ethan Lowe 4. Dane Gagai 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray Reserves: 14. Tevita Tatola 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Dean Britt 17. Liam Knight 18. Jacob Gagan 19. Billy Brittain 20. Bayley Sironen

Tigers: 1. Moses Mbye 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. Corey Thompson 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Ben Matulino 9. Robbie Farah 10. Alex Twal 11. Ryan Matterson 12. Chris McQueen 13. Matt Eisenhuth Reserves: 14. Jacob Liddle 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Josh Aloiai 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. David Nofoaluma 19. Elijah Taylor 20. Oliver Clark 21. Luke Garner

Verdict: The Rabbitohs won a hard-fought clash with the Raiders last week, while the Tigers were competitive but just couldn't beat the Storm. These teams have a rich history stretching back to the 1969 grand final and the Tigers always lift for this clash. They'll need everything to fall their way if they are to beat the red-hot Bunnies, whose halves will both be out to impress New South Wales selectors.

Tip: Rabbitohs

TAB odds: Rabbitohs $1.30 (-8.5 $1.90) Tigers $3.50 (+8.5 $1.90)

Sunday, May 26

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Melbourne Storm, Belmore Sports Ground 2:00pm (AEST)

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Christian Crichton 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Kieran Foran 7. Jack Cogger 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Chris Smith Reserves: 14. Rhyse Martin 15. Ofahiki Ogden 16. Danny Fualalo 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Michael Lichaa 20. Lachlan Lewis 21. Kerrod Holland 23. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Storm: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Marion Seve 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Brodie Croft 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane Reserves: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Joe Stimson 16. Tui Kamikamica 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Justin Olam 19. Patrick Kaufusi 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl

Verdict: The Bulldogs, led by Kieran Foran, were very impressive last week as they fought back from a 16-0 deficit to beat the Titans. The Storm were a little lucky to get away with the points against the Tigers, scoring the match-winner with less than three minutes remaining. Taking games to Belmore hasn't proven very successful for the Bulldogs, losing six of the eight games played there since 2015, and after this weekend that record should look even more disheartening.

Tip: Storm

TAB odds: Bulldogs $4.00 (+9.5 $2.00) Storm $1.25 (-9.5 $1.80)

St George Illawarra Dragon vs. Cronulla Sutherland Sharks, WIN Stadium, 4:05pm (AEST)

Dragons: 1. Zac Lomax 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Jai Field 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Blake Lawrie Reserves: 14. Luciano Leilua 15. Jacob Host 16. Reece Robson 17. Korbin Sims 18. Josh Kerr 19. Mitchell Allgood 20. Mikaele Ravalawa 21. Matthew Dufty

Sharks: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Sosaia Feki 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Aaron Gray 6. Kyle Flanagan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Paul Gallen Reserves: 14. Blayke Brailey 15. Jayson Bukuya 16. Jack Williams 17. Braden Hamlin-uele 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Sione Katoa 20. Billy Magoulias 21. Matt Moylan

Verdict: The Dragons were really off their game last week against the Knights, with some suggesting the Jack de Belin saga is proving to be more than a distraction. The Sharks were outplayed by the Sea Eagles at home and will be keen to get their season back on track. The Dragons have lost their last four and will be looking to stop the rot against their local rivals.

Tip: Sharks

TAB odds: Dragons $1.90 (-1.5 $2.00) Sharks $1.90 (+1.5 $1.80)