NRL Round 6 Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, results everything you need to know for the weekend

With four struggling teams paired off this weekend, it makes for some mouth-watering clashes elsewhere and some really tough tipping all round.

Saturday night's clash between the Eels and Roosters promises to be one of the games of the year, but before we even get to that we have the Knights taking on the Broncos and the Panthers facing the Storm. Once the dust settles on the Eels, Roosters clash we have the Raiders taking on the Sea Eagles to top off the weekend. It should be a very entertaining round of footy.

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


Thursday, June 18

Newcastle Knights vs, Brisbane Broncos, Central Coast Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Sione Mata'utia 13. Herman Ese'ese

Reserves: 14. Tex Hoy 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Tim Glasby 17. Aidan Guerra 18. Gehamat Shibasaki 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Starford To'a

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Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Corey Oates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. Darius Boyd 5. Xavier Coates 6. Anthony Milford 7. Brodie Croft 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Cory Paix 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 14. Tesi Niu 15. Ben Te'o 16. Joe Ofahengaue 17. Thomas Flegler 18. Issac Luke 19. Rhys Kennedy 20. Tom Dearden 21. Jamil Hopoate

Result: Sloppy defence and an inability to score in the second half. Starting to sound familiar, hey Broncos fans? Anthony Seibold's team was soundly beaten by the Knights, who posted 27 points and allowed just six. They were never really troubled after half time, and are worthy of their lofty position on the ladder.

Score: Knights 27 - 6 Broncos

Tries
Knights 4:
Kurt Mann 9' Hymel Hunt 21' Daniel Saifiti 43' Mitchell Pearce 77'

Broncos 1: Xavier Coates 29'

Conversions
Knights:
Kalyn Ponga 4/4

Broncos: Herbie Farnworth 1/1

Penalty Goals
Knights:
Kalyn Ponga 1/1

Field Goals
Knights:
Mitchell Pearce 1/1

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Friday, June 19

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. New Zealand Warriors, Bankwest Stadium, 6:00pm (AEST)

Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. Braidon Burns 5. Alex Johnston 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su'A 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray

Reserves: 14. Liam Knight 15. Patrick Mago 16. Tom Amone 17. Bayley Sironen 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Corey Allan 20. James Roberts 21. Keaon Koloamatangi

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Patrick Herbert 3. Peta Hiku 4. Gerard Beale 5. Adam Pompey 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Lachlan Burr 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair

Reserves: 14. Karl Lawton 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. King Vuniyayawa 17. Jack Murchie 18. David Fusitu'a 20. Agnatius Paasi 21. Chanel Harris-Tavita 22. Isaiah Papali'i

Result: Latrell Mitchell took another step as a playmaking fullback on what was a brilliant night for the Rabbitohs at Bankwest Stadium. While the Warriors got the first try of the match, the Rabbitohs rumbled back to an 18-6 halftime lead and then immediately picked up where they had left off after the break. The Warriors, too, had cause to complain when David Fusitua was felled by a high tackle from Mitchell when the Warriors winger looked certain to score; the Rabbitohs capitalising on the error as they rolled back down field and Mitchell threw a supreme cut-out pass to put Alex Johnston. Instead of potentially being all locked up at 12-12, the Warriors found themselves down 18-6 and never quite recovered.

Score: Rabbitohs 40-12 Warriors

Tries

Rabbitohs 7: Campbell Graham 9', Adam Reynolds 24', Braidon Burns 29', Alex Johnston 39', Cody Walker 45', Damien Cook 50', Alex Johnston 69'

Warriors 2: David Fusitu'a 5', Agnatius Paasi 75'

Conversions

Rabbitohs: Reynolds 6/7

Warriors: Nikorima 1/2

Penalties

Warriors: Nikorima 1/1


Penrith Panthers vs. Melbourne Storm, Campbelltown Stadium, 7:55pm (AEST)

Panthers: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Josh Mansour 3. Dean Whare 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Reserves: 14. Matt Burton 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Moses Leota 17. Billy Burns 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Brent Naden 20. Jack Hetherington 21. Caleb Aekins

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Justin Olam 4. Brenko Lee 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Reserves: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Fa'asuamaleaui 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 18. Max King 19. Marion Seve 20. Jahrome Hughes 21. Paul Momirovski


Result: The Panthers improved to 5-1 for 2020 with a hard-fought but impressive victory over the Storm at Campbelltown Stadium. Both sides maintained a high completion rate through the first half, the Panthers taking a two-point lead into halftime with a late Nathan Cleary penalty after the two sides had traded a try apiece. Brian To'o got the Panthers back out to a lead nine minutes upon the resumption, only for Branko Lee to answer for the Storm six minutes later. When Cameron Smith kicked a penalty, the match was all set up for grandstand finish; but the Panthers' decision to give Viliame Kikau a rest proved a masterstroke as the powerful back-rower returned to the field and almost immediately ran onto a Nathan Cleary cross-kick for the Panthers' third try. Cleary then iced the match with a late field goal, the No. 7 splitting two chasing defenders to give Penrith the breathing room they needed to complete the victory.

Score: Panthers 21-14 Storm

Tries

Panthers 3: Stephen Crichton 16', Brian To'o 49', Viliame Kikau 62'

Storm 2: Felise Kaufusi 30', Brenko Lee 55'

Conversions

Panthers: Cleary 3/3

Storm: Smith 2/2

Penalty goals

Panthers: Cleary 1/1

Storm: Smith 1/1

Field goals

Panthers 1: Cleary


Saturday, June 20

Gold Coast Titans vs. St George Illawarra Dragons, Suncorp Stadium, 3:00pm (AEST)

Titans: 1. Corey Thompson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Phillip Sami 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Moeaki Fotuaika 9. Erin Clark 10. Sam Lisone 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Bryce Cartwright 13. Jai Arrow

Reserves: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Keegan Hipgrave 17. Tyrone Peachey 18. Beau Fermor 19. Jarrod Wallace 20. Jai Whitbread 21. Tyrone Roberts

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Josh Kerr 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tyrell Fuimaono 13. James Graham

Reserves: 14. Ben Hunt 15. Trent Merrin 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Jacob Host 18. Jackson Ford 19. Jason Saab 20. Korbin Sims 21. Tristan Sailor

Result: The Dragons were able to defeat the Titans in an often sloppy game at Suncorp Stadium. The Titans lost new fullback Corey Thompson to a failed HIA after he was collected high by Dragons winger Jordan Pereira. Dragons fullback Matthew Dufty combined well Zac Lomax for the first try of the match, before both wingers crossed for four-pointers to complete the Dragons' scoring. The back-to-back wins lift the Dragons off the bottom of the ladder and takes some pressure off coach Paul McGregor.

Score: Titans 8 - 20 Dragons

Tries
Dragons 3:
Zac Lomax 17' Mikaele Ravalawa 26' Jordan Pereira 46'

Titans 1: Tanah Boyd 76'

Conversions
Dragons:
Zac Lomax 3/3

Titans: Ashley Taylor 1/1

Penalty goals
Dragons:
Zac Lomax 1/2

Titans: Ashley Taylor 1/1

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Wests Tigers vs. North Queensland Cowboys, Campbelltown Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Cowboys: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-fidow 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neill 4. Esan Marsters 5. Connelly Lemuelu 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Francis Molo 9. Reece Robson 10. Josh Mcguire 11. Mitchell Dunn 12. Coen Hess 13. Jason Taumalolo

Reserves: 14. Ben Hampton 15. Corey Jensen 16. Peter Hola 17. Gavin Cooper 18. Tom Opacic 19. Shane Wright 20. Reuben Cotter 21. Emry Pere

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Joseph Leilua 4. Moses Mbye 5. Robert Jennings 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal

Reserves: 14. Matt Eisenhuth 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. Benji Marshall 19. Chris Lawrence 20. Billy Walters 21. Reece Hoffman

Result: The Wests Tigers used a red hot start to cruise to a 16-point bounce back win over the Cowboys. Trailing 0-34 at half time, the Cowboys had nothing to lose in their second half fightback scoring three tries in five minutes, but it was too little too late. The win keeps the Tigers in touch with the top eight.

Score: Tigers 36 - 20 Cowboys

Tries
Tigers 6:
Zane Musgrove 2' Joseph Leilua 8' Luke Brooks 15' Josh Aloiai 24' Robert Jennings 29' Moses Mbye 35'

Cowboys 4: Scott Drinkwater 53' Kyle Feldt 56' Kyle Feldt 59' Esan Marsters 76'

Conversions
Tigers:
Moses Mbye 5/6

Cowboys: Kyle Feldt 1/4

Penalty goals
Tigers:
Moses Mbye 1/1

Cowboys: Jake Clifford 1/1

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Sydney Roosters vs. Parramatta Eels, Bankwest Stadium, 7:30pm (AEST)

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Angus Crichton 13. Victor Radley

Reserves: 14. Sam Verrills 15. Isaac Liu 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins 18. Sitili Tupouniua 19. Mitchell Aubusson 20. Ryan Hall 21. Lachlan Lam

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Ryan Matterson 13. Nathan Brown

Reserves: 14. Ray Stone 15. Marata Niukore 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Peni Terepo 18. Brad Takairangi 19. David Gower 20. George Jennings 21. Jai Field

Result: It was hyped up as the game of the season and rightly so, with the Sydney Roosters overcoming the ladder-leading Eels in an entertaining contest and handing them their first defeat of the season. The Roosters' 8-0 half time advantage was short-lived as Parramatta rallied early in the second half to go 10-8 up, but tries to Cordner and Tupou ensured the points went the way of the reigning champs.

Score: Roosters 24 - 10 Eels

Tries
Roosters 3:
Brett Morris 20' Boyd Cordner 61' Daniel Tupou 75'

Eels 2: Michael Jennings 44' Maiko Sivo 59'

Conversions
Roosters:
Kyle Flanagan 2/3

Eels: Mitchell Moses 1/2

Penalty goals
Roosters:
Kyle Flanagan 4/4

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Sunday, June 21

Canberra Raiders vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Campbelltown Stadium, 4:05pm (AEST)

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Jordan Rapana 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Nick Cotric 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Josh Papali'i 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. Joseph Tapine 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Horsburgh

Reserves: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Emre Guler 16. Ryan Sutton 17. Hudson Young 18. Dunamis Lui 19. Bailey Simonsson 20. Matt Frawley 21. Tom Starling

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Tevita Funa 3. Brad Parker 4. Brendan Elliot 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Danny Levi 10. Taniela Paseka 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Reserves: 14. Lachlan Croker 15. Jack Gosiewski 16. Sean Keppie 17. Morgan Boyle 18. Toafofoa Sipley 19. Abbas Miski 20. Haumole Olakau'atu 21. Cade Cust

Result: This gutsy win didn't come without a cost for Manly, with Tom Trbojevic leaving the field with yet another hamstring injury. Tommy Turbo did have a big influence on the match, however, running in one try and setting up another, before Canberra mounted a second half comeback that fell short.

Score: Raiders 6 - 14 Sea Eagles

Tries

Raiders 1: Elliott Whitehead 49'

Sea Eagles 2: Tom Trbojevic 13', Tevita Funa 36'

Conversions

Raiders: Jarrod Croker 1/1

Sea Eagles: Reuben Garrick 2/2

Penalty goals

Sea Eagles: Reuben Garrick 1/1

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Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs. Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, Bankwest Stadium, 6:30pm (AEST)

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Sione Katoa 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Mawene Hiroti 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Andrew Fifita 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Jack Williams

Reserves: 14. Toby Rudolf 15. Braden Hamlin-Uele 16. Siosifa Talakai 17. Royce Hunt 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Connor Tracey 20. Bryson Goodwin 21. Matt Moylan

Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Christian Crichton 3. Reimis Smith 4. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 5. Jake Averillo 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Renouf To'omaga 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliott

Reserves: 14. Kerrod Holland 15. Dean Britt 16. Sauaso Sue 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Sione Katoa 20. Brandon Wakeham 21. Morgan Harper 22. Jack Cogger

Result: A hat-trick to Sione Katoa has helped lift the Sharks over the Dogs in a battle of two of the league's more disappointing teams to this stage of the season.

Score: Sharks 20 - 18 Bulldogs

Tries
Sharks 4: Sione Katoa 11', 47', 51', Bryson Goodwin 67'

Bulldogs 3: Will Hopoate 27', Kieran Foran 56', Christian Crichton 75'

Conversions
Sharks: Shaun Johnson 2/4

Bulldogs: Jake Averillo 3/3

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