NRL Preview Round 14: Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, everything you need to know for the weekend

There is another State of Origin looming and several players will have one last chance to impress the selectors. This round is highlighted by two big clashes, with the in-form Knights travelling to the Melbourne to take on the Storm, while the Raiders host the Sharks on Thursday night.

Good luck with your tips.

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

Thursday, June 13

Canberra Raiders vs. Crounulla Sutherland Sharks, GIO Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

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

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

Verdict: The Raiders smashed the Tigers last week, with several back-up players stepping up for coach Ricky Stuart. The Sharks demolished the Eels with Wade Graham making a promising return from his knee reconstruction. The Sharks are starting to look like real premiership threats, while the Raiders aren't far behind them. This should be a great game, on a frosty Thursday night in Canberra.

Tip: Sharks

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

Friday, June 14

Gold Coast Titans vs. New Zealand Warriors, Cbus Super Stadium, 6:00pm (AEST)

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

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Isaiah Papalii 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair Reserves: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Lachlan Burr 17. Karl Lawton 18. Gerard Beale 20. Chanel Harris-Tavita 21. Ligi Sao 23. Leivaha Pulu

Verdict: The Titans upset the Broncos last week while the Warriors played well in the first half against the Storm, before falling away after the break. This is a real toss of the coin game with both teams completely unpredictable and seemingly lacking motivation. Titans at home?

Tip: Titans

TAB odds: Titans $2.00 (+1.5 $1.90) Warriors $1.80 (-1.5 $1.90)

North Queensland Cowboys vs. Wests Tigers, 1300SMILES Stadium, 7:55pm (AEST)

Cowboys: 1. Michael Morgan 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Enari Tuala 4. Tom Opacic 5. Javid Bowen 6. John Asiata 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh McGuire 9. Jake Granville 10. Scott Bolton 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo Reserves: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Shane Wright 16. Corey Jensen 17. Francis Molo 18. Peter Hola 19. Jordan Kahu 20. Dan Russell 21. Emry Pere

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

Verdict: The Cowboys lost a fiercely contested clash with the Sea Eagles last week, while the Tigers were bitterly disappointing against the Raiders. The inconsistent Tigers could bounce back and win this in Townsville, but the Cowboys have been improving and represent the more comfortable pick.

Tip: Cowboys

TAB odds: Cowboys $1.60 (-3.5 $1.85) Tigers $2.40 (+3.5 $1.95)

Saturday, June 15

Melbourne Storm vs. Newcastle Knights, AAMI Park, 3:00pm (AEST)

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. Christian Welch 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Justin Olam 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl

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

Verdict: This promises to be another tremendous clash with the red-hot Knights travelling to Melbourne to take on the always hot Storm. The Storm held onto a fired up Warriors in the first half last week before showing their class to run away with the points, while the Knight kept their streak going with a win over the Rabbitohs. This will really test the premiership credentials of Newcastle.

Tip: Storm

TAB odds: Storm $1.36 (-7.5 $1.80) Knights $3.25 (+7.5 $2.00)

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Penrith Panthers, ANZ Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Rabbitohs: 1. Corey Allen 2. Dane Gagai 3. James Roberts 4. Kyle Turner 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Doueihi 8. George Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray Reserves: 14. Tevita Tatola 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Dean Britt 17. Tom Amone 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Connor Tracey 20. Alex Johnston 21. Mawene Hiroti

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Isaah Yeo 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To'o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Frank Winterstein 13. Liam Martin Reserves: 14. Wayde Egan 15. Jarome Luai 16. Moses Leota 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 18. Caleb Aekins 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 21. Jed Cartwright

Verdict: The Rabbitohs are going through a tough injury patch at the moment and last week lost to the Knights. The Panthers have found some form, winning their last three, including an upset victory over the Roosters last week. The momentum is with the Panthers led by a resurgent James Maloney.

Tip: Panthers

TAB odds: Rabbitohs $1.50 (-5.5 $1.90) Panthers $2.60 (+5.5 $1.90)

Parramatta Eels vs. Brisbane Broncos, Bankwest Stadium 7:35pm (AEST)

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

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Gehamat Shibasaki 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Anthony Milford 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Tevita Pangai Reserves: 14. Andrew McCullough 15. Jaydn Su'A 16. Thomas Flegler 17. Patty Carrigan 18. Richard Kennar 19. Shaun Fensom 20. Patrick Mago 21. James Segeyaro

Verdict: The Eels scored some late tries last week to add some respectability to a thumping by the Sharks. The Broncos were upset by the Titans at home. The inconsistent Eels seem to lift at their new stadium and they'll have to if they're going to beat the Broncos.

Tip: Broncos

TAB odds: Eels $1.80 (-1.5 $1.90) Broncos $2.00 (+1.5 $1.90)

Sunday, June 16

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles vs. Ste George Illawarra Dragons, Lottoland, 2:00pm (AEST)

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Dylan Walker 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Cade Cust 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 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. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Brendan Elliot 19. Kane Elgey 20. Haumole Olakauatu 21. Lloyd Perrett

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

Verdict: The Sea Eagles welcomed Daly Cherry-Evans and Tom Trbojevic back last week with a gritty victory over the Cowboys, while the Dragons ended a long losing streak thanks to a game against the last-placed Bulldogs. The Sea Eagles are travelling too well to lose this one at home to the struggling Dragons.

Tip: Sea Eagles

TAB odds: Sea Eagles $1.55 (-4.5 $1.90) Dragons $2.50 (+4.5 $1.90)

Sydney Roosters vs. Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4:05pm (AEST)

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

Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 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. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliott Reserves: 14. Rhyse Martin 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Fa'amanu Brown 20. Michael Lichaa 21. Chris Smith 22. Ofahiki Ogden

Verdict: The Roosters were missing some stars last week in their loss to the Panthers, while the Bulldogs continued their dismal season with one of the most inept defensive displays of the year. The Bulldogs will receive a lift from new recruit Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, but he'll spend most of the game with the rest of the team behind the line watching the Roosters kick conversions.

Tip: Roosters

TAB odds: Roosters $1.16 (-13.5 $1.90) Bulldogs $5.50 (+13.5 $1.90)