NRL Preview Round 15: Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, everything you need to know for the weekend

State of Origin II is over and there are some battered and bruised players enjoying a longer break before resuming club duties. Players hoping to break into either Origin side have this one round to impress the selectors before the Game 3 sides are named.

For the clubs, the serious road to the finals has started. With six clubs still in the hunt to break into the top eight, every competition point becomes vital. At the top of the ladder, the 2018 grand final replay will help answer some questions about the 2019 minor premiership

Good luck with your tips.

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

Thursday, June 27

Wests Tigers vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs, Bankwest Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

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

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

Verdict: The Tigers managed to beat the Cowboys by one point in a real arm wrestle two weeks ago. The Rabbitohs were missing a couple of players when they lost by one point to the improving Panthers. The Tigers are still trying to work out their best line-up, but coach Michael Maguire will be keen to get one back against his old club after they were thumped 32-16 by them in Round 11. Bankwest Stadium hasn't been a happy venue for the Tigers so far and they look like losing there again.

Tip: Rabbitohs

TAB odds: Tigers $2.60 (+5.5 $1.95) Rabbitohs $1.52 (-5.5 $1.85)

Friday, June 28

St George Dragons vs. North Queensland Cowboys, WIN Stadium, 6:00pm (AEST)

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jonus Pearson 4. Timoteo Lafai 3. Euan Aitken 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 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Reece Robson 16. Korbin Sims 17. Luciano Leilua 18. Jai Field 19. Jordan Pereira 20. Lachlan Maranta 21. Josh Kerr

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

Verdict: The Cowboys were beaten by the Tigers two weeks ago to continue their disappointing season, while the Dragons were thumped by the Sea Eagles. If either of these teams are to make a run at the finals, it has to start with this game. At home, in Wollongong, the Dragons should have the edge on the Cowboys.

Tip: Dragons

TAB odds: Dragons $1.50 (-5.5 $1.85) Cowboys $2.65 (+5.5 $1.95)

Sydney Roosters vs. Melbourne Storm, Adelaide Oval, 7:55pm (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 14. Nat Butcher 15. Lindsay Collins 16. Sitili Tupouniua 17. Mitchell Aubusson 18. Poasa Faamausili 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Lachlan Lam 21. Brett Morris

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 14. Brandon Smith 15. Christian Welch 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ryan Papenhuyzen 18. Justin Olam 19. Tui Kamikamica 20. Tino Faasuamaleaui 21. Sandor Earl

Verdict: The Roosters recovered from three shock losses to smash the hapless Bulldogs two weeks ago. The Storm continued on their winning way, toppling the red-hot Knights to kick four points clear at the top of the ladder. The reigning premiers are taking this one to Adelaide Oval, losing any home ground advantage they may have had in Sydney. The Storm are due for a fall, but probably not this week against a Roosters side which is really missing Luke Keary.

Tip: Storm

TAB odds: Roosters $1.92 (-1.5 $2) Storm $1.92 (+1.5 $1.80)

Saturday, June 29

Gold Coast Titans vs. Manly Sea Eagles, Cbus Super Stadium, 3:00pm (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. Will Matthews 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Whitbread 14. Mitch Rein 15. Tyrone Peachey 16. Jack Stockwell 17. Shannon Boyd 18. Leilani Latu 19. Phillip Sami 20. Brenko Lee 21. Kevin Proctor.

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. Manase Fainu 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic 14. Brendan Elliot 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Kane Elgey 20. Haumole Olakauatu 21. Lloyd Perrett

Verdict: The Titans lost to the Warriors two weeks ago after upsetting the Broncos the week before. The Sea Eagles continued their impressive season, thumping the Dragons at home. The unpredictable Titans are capable of beating any team on their day, it's just that their day doesn't come along too often.

Tip: Sea Eagles

TAB odds: Titans $2.30 (+3.5 $1.95) Sea Eagles $1.65 (-3.5 $1.85)

Newcastle Knights vs. Brisbane Broncos, McDonald Jones Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

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. Sione Mata'utia 13. Tim Glasby 14. Jamie Buhrer 15. Herman Ese'ese 16. Josh King 17. Pasami Saulo 18. Mason Lino 19. David Klemmer 20. Jacob Saifiti 21. Aidan Guerra

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

Verdict: The Knights were brought back down to earth last week by the always dominant Storm, while the Broncos have lost their last two games against the Eels and Titans. This will be the perfect chance for the Knights to get their season back on track. The Broncos have some serious issues which coach Anthony Seibold is still struggling to address.

Tip: Knights

TAB odds: Knights $1.70 (-2.5 $1.90) Broncos $2.20 (+2.5 $1.90)

Parramatta Eels vs. Canberra Raiders, TIO Stadium 7:35pm (AEST)

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

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

Verdict: The Eels had an impressive win over the Broncos two weeks ago at home, while the Raiders continued their good form with a tough victory over the Sharks. The raiders recorded a 19-0 victory when these two met in Round 5 and the Eels will be keen to turn that result around in Darwin. Its hard to know which Eels team will show up, while the Raiders have found greater consistency this year.

Tip: Raiders

TAB odds: Eels $2.15 (+2.5 $1.80) Raiders $1.73 (-2.5 $2)

Sunday, June 30

New Zealand Warriors vs. Penrith Panthers, Mt Smart Stadium, 2:00pm (AEST)

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. Karl Lawton 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papalii 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Nathaniel Roache 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Sam Lisone 17. Leivaha Pulu 18. Gerard Beale 20. Ligi Sao 21. Chris Satae 22. Chanel Harris-Tavita.

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

Verdict: The unpredictable Warriors beat the Titans two weeks ago while the Panthers upset the Rabbitohs at home. When these two met in round 10, it was the last time the Panthers recorded a loss, going down 30-10. Since then they have bounced back to beat the Eels, Sea Eagles, Roosters and Rabbitohs. They'll take on teh Warriors without injured half Nathan Cleary, but if James Maloney is fully fit they can still beat the Warriors who have struggled at home this year.

Tip: Panthers

TAB odds: Warriors $1.65 (-3.5 $1.90) Panthers $2.30 (+3.5 $1.90)

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Cronulla Sharks, ANZ Stadium, 4:05pm (AEST)

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Kieran Foran 7. Jack Cogger 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Chris Smith 14. Rhyse Martin 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Ofahiki Ogden 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Brandon Wakeham 21. Adam Elliott 22. Renouf To'omaga

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

Verdict: The Bulldogs' season from hell continued two weeks ago when they were thumped by the Roosters, while the Sharks were narrowly defeated by the Raiders. There is always the danger of taking the last-placed Bulldogs too lightly and they do have Dallin Watene-Zelezniak playing his second game for the club, but the Sharks should win this one with ease.

Tip: Sharks

TAB odds: Bulldogs $3.30 (+8.5 $1.90) Sharks $1.35 (-8.5 $1.90)