NRL Round 20 Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, results everything you need to know for the weekend

The final round of the 2020 NRL season has arrived and the Top 8 teams are set, with some jostling for positions still remaining. The battle at the other end of the ladder to avoid the wooden spoon adds some interest to the weekend as well. Will the Brisbane Broncos collect their first ever spoon or will it be left to the Bulldogs?

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


Thursday, September 24

Brisbane Broncos vs North Queensland Cowboys, Suncorp Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Broncos: 1. Darius Boyd 2. Xavier Coates 3. Jesse Arthars 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Richard Kennar 6. Kotoni Staggs 7. Tom Dearden 8. Joe Ofahengaue 9. Issac Luke 10. Payne Haas 11. Jordan Riki 12. Alex Glenn 13. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 14. Cory Paix 15. Ben Te'o 16. Corey Oates 17. Jamil Hopoate 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Ethan Bullemor 20. Sean O'Sullivan 21. Brodie Croft

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Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Murray Taulagi 4. Daejarn Asi 5. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Jake Clifford 8. Josh Mcguire 9. Reuben Cotter 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Mitchell Dunn 13. Jason Taumalolo

Reserves: 14. John Asiata 15. Tom Gilbert 16. Corey Jensen 17. Francis Molo 18. Emry Pere 19. Jake Granville 20. Ben Condon 21. Justin O'Neill

Verdict: This is it for the Broncos, they have to beat the Cowboys or they will collect the first wooden spoon in the club's proud history. You would have to think that consigning their fierce rivals to that embarrassment would be enough to fire the Cowboys up. The Cowboys have been struggling all year, and it remains to be seen which team can find the most motivation to win this one.

Tip: Cowboys by 10

TAB odds: Broncos $2.05 (+1.5 $1.90) Cowboys $1.80 (-1.5 $1.90 )


Friday, September 25

Gold Coast Titans vs. Newcastle Knights, Cbus Super Stadium, 6:00pm (AEST)

Titans: 1. Alexander Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Young Tonumaipea 5. Treymain Spry 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Tyrone Peachey

Reserves: 14. Tanah Boyd 15. Sam Lisone 16. Jai Arrow 17. Jai Whitbread 18. Darius Farmer 19. Corey Thompson 20. Phillip Sami 21. Nathan Peats

Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Sione Mata'utia 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett

Reserves: 14. Chris Randall 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Herman Ese'ese 17. Brodie Jones 18. Josh King 19. Gehamat Shibasaki 20. Starford To'a 21. Jirah Momoisea

Verdict: The Titans are on a roll, knocking over the Sea Eagles last week in convincing fashion. The Knights found some form themselves in belting the Dragons. The Knights won't want to head into the finals on the back of a loss to the Titans and should be primed for a big performance in what should be a tight contest.

Tip: Knights by 6

TAB odds: Titans $2.56 (+3.5 $1.95) Knights $1.52 (-3.5 $1.85)


South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Sydney Roosters, ANZ STadium, 7:55pm (AEST)

Rabbitohs: 1. Corey Allan 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Liam Knight 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jed Cartwright 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray

Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Patrick Mago 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Tevita Tatola 19. Jack Johns 20. Troy Dargan 21. Cory Denniss

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

Reserves: 14. Lachlan Lam 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Nat Butcher 17. Sonny Bill Williams 18. Matt Ikuvalu 19. Daniel Fifita 20. Freddy Lussick 21. Ryan Hall

Verdict: This historically tense battle should really heat up as both teams prepare for their finals run. The Rabbitohs would have been very disappointed with their effort in losing to the Bulldogs last week and will enter this with a point to prove. The Roosters continue to look like one of the teams to beat for the premiership and should be too sharp for the Bunnies here.

Tip: Roosters by 14

TAB odds: Rabbitohs $4.20 (+10.5 $1.90) Roosters $1.23 (-10.5 $1.90)


Saturday, September 26

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs. Penrith Panthers, ANZ Stadium, 3:00pm (AEST)

Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 3. Reimis Smith 4. Tim Lafai 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Jake Averillo 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Luke Thompson 11. Chris Smith 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Josh Jackson

Reserves: 14. Brandon Wakeham 15. Renouf To'omaga 16. Sione Katoa 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Dean Britt 20. Jack Cogger 21. Tuipulotu Katoa 23. Kerrod Holland

Panthers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. Josh Mansour 3. Tyrone May 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Kurt Capewell 12. Liam Martin 13. Isaah Yeo

Reserves: 14. Matt Burton 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Moses Leota 17. Zane Tetevano 18. Mitch Kenny 19. Dean Whare 20. Jack Hetherington 21. Billy Burns

Verdict: By the time these two teams take the field, the Bulldogs will know whether or not they have to win to avoid the wooden spoon. If the Broncos beat the Cowboys on Friday night the Bulldogs will be desperate to win this one. The Panthers have locked down the minor premiership and have nothing to play for other than keeping their incredible winning streak going as they flex their muscles ahead of a run to the Grand Final.

Tip: Panthers by 18

TAB odds: Bulldogs $6.20 (+14.5 $1.90) Panthers $1.12 (-14.5 $1.90)


Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs. Canberra Raiders, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Mawene Hiroti 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Wade Graham 7. Connor Tracey 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Siosifa Talakai 13. Toby Rudolf

Reserves: 14. Scott Sorensen 15. Jack Williams 16. Andrew Fifita 17. Teig Wilton 18. Billy Magoulias 19. Braydon Trindall 20. Bryson Goodwin 21. Daniel Vasquez

Raiders: 1. Adam Cook 2. Semi Valemi 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Harley Smith-Shields 5. Nick Cotric 6. Matt Frawley 7. Sam Williams 8. Dunamis Lui 9. Tom Starling 10. Iosia Soliola 11. Hudson Young 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Siliva Havili

Reserves: 14. Kai O'Donnell 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Darby Medlyn 17. Jarrett Subloo 18. Ata Mariota 19. Joseph Tapine 20. Jack Wighton 21. Elliott Whitehead

Verdict: The Sharks put up a fairly good fight last week against the Roosters before falling away. The Raiders struggled with their discipline as they battled to overcome the Warriors. The Raiders could conceivably sneak into the Top 4 with a win here and an Eels loss to the Tigers, but Ricky Stuart doesn't appear too concerned by that scenario as he has rested most of his team for this one.

Tip: Raiders by 2

TAB odds: Sharks $1.67 (-2.5 $1.90) Raiders $2.25 (+2.5 $1.90)


Wests Tigers vs. Parramatta Eels, Bankwest Stadium, 7:35pm (AEST)

Tigers: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tommy Talau 4. Chris Lawrence 5. Asu Kepaoa 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Zane Musgrove 9. Harry Grant 10. Thomas Mikaele 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal

Reserves: 14. Matt Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Shawn Blore 17. Michael Chee-Kam 18. Alex Seyfarth 19. Jacob Liddle 20. Josh Reynolds 21. Joseph Leilua

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

Reserves: 14. Will Smith 15. Andrew Davey 16. Kane Evans 17. Oregon Kaufusi 18. Haze Dunster 19. Brad Takairangi 20. George Jennings 21. Daniel Alvaro

Verdict: The Tigers have had another disappointing season, but would like nothing better than to upset the Eels here and cost them a spot in the Top 4. The Eels simply must win this one if they are to be taken seriously as a premiership threat. Victory will ensure they secure fourth position and give them some much-needed momentum heading into the finals.

Tip: Eels by 16

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


Sunday, September 27

New Zealand Warriors vs. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Central Coast Stadium, 2:00pm (AEST)

Warriors: 1. Peta Hiku 2. Adam Pompey 3. Adam Keighran 4. Hayze Perham 5. Patrick Herbert 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Lachlan Burr 9. Karl Lawton 10. Isaiah Papali'i 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga

Reserves: 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Jack Murchie 17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 18. Josh Curran 20. Paul Turner 21. Gerard Beale 22. Tom Ale

Sea Eagles: 1. Tevita Funa 2. Abbas Miski 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Lachlan Croker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Danny Levi 10. Martin Taupau 11. Corey Waddell 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Reserves: 14. Albert Hopoate 15. Morgan Boyle 16. Sean Keppie 17. Haumole Olakau'atu 18. Ben Trbojevic 19. Luke Metcalf 20. Toafofoa Sipley 21. Sione Fainu

Verdict: What messed up seasons these two clubs have had with key injuries battering the Sea Eagles, while the Warriors have been stranded far from home with their own playing stock issues. The Warriors will have one foot on the plane for their trip home, but will be keen to end this journey with a victory. The Sea Eagles have very little to play for other than pride after they were hammered last week by the Titans, making this a very tough game to pick..

Tip: Warriors by 6

TAB odds: Warriors $2.60 (+2.5 $1.90) Sea Eagles $1.50 (-2.5 $1.90)


St George Illawarra Dragons vs Melbourne Storm, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 4:05pm (AEST)

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Max Feagai 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Cody Ramsey 6. Jayden Sullivan 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Jacob Host 13. Jackson Ford

Reserves: 14. Tariq Sims 15. Kaide Ellis 16. Josh Kerr 17. Eddie Blacker 18. Brayden Wiliame 19. Corey Norman 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Tyrell Fuimaono

Storm: 1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Sandor Earl 3. Ricky Leutele 4. Paul Momirovski 5. Isaac Lumelume 6. Ryley Jacks 7. Cooper Johns 8. Tui Kamikamica 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Tom Eisenhuth 12. Chris Lewis 13. Max King

Reserves: 14. Nicholas Hynes 15. Darryn Schonig 16. Albert Vete 17. Aaron Pene 18. Aaron Booth 19. Dean Ieremia 20. Trent Loiero 21. Judda Turahui

Verdict: The Dragons were dismal last week as they capitulated to the Knights. The Storm continued their winning ways, humiliating the Tigers in the process. The Dragons really don't like the Storm, but they seem to have lost the will to play, let alone compete. This becomes a bit tougher to pick with Storm coach Craig Bellamy resting a number of stars..

Tip: Storm by 22

TAB odds: Dragons $1.75 (-1.5 $1.85) Storm $2.10 (+1.5 $1.95)