NRL Round 7 Line-ups, verdicts, tips, odds, everything you need to know for the weekend

Anzac Day will be commemorated this Sunday by the NRL with three games including the classic Roosters-Dragons clash. On current form this weekend looks relatively easy to pick, but that's only if the form holds.

Good luck with your tips.

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


Thursday, April 22

Penrith Panthers vs Newcastle Knights, BlueBet Stadium, 7:50pm (AEST)

Panthers: 1. Stephen Crichton 2. Charlie Staines 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To'o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo Bench: 14. Tyrone May 15. Spencer Leniu 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin Reserves: 18. Scott Sorensen 19. Robert Jennings 20. Apisai Koroisau 21. Dylan Edwards

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Knights: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Starford To'a 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Brayden Musgrove 6. Kurt Mann 7. Blake Green 8. David Klemmer 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson Bench: 14. Sauaso Sue 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Josh King 17. Brodie Jones Reserves: 18. Simi Sasagi 19. Pasami Saulo 20. Gehamat Shibasaki 21. Phoenix Crossland

Verdict: The Panthers continued their unbeaten run last week, taking care of the Broncos in a game that was a lot closer than most people expected. The Knights found some form to beat the Sharks, thanks largely to the contributions of fullback Kalyn Ponga. The Knights really need to win this one, but taking on the Panthers in Penrith has to be the toughest assignment of all at the moment. The Panthers to remain unbeaten.

Tip: Panthers by 18

TAB odds: Panthers $1.10 (-16.5 $1.90) Knights $6.50 (+16.5 $1.90)


Friday, April 23

Gold Coast Titans vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs, Cbus Super Stadium, 6:00pm (AEST)

Titans: 1. AJ Brimson 2. Anthony Don 3. Brian Kelly 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Corey Thompson 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Jamal Fogarty 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Mitch Rein 10. Moeaki Fotuaika 11. Kevin Proctor 12. David Fifita 13. Tyrone Peachey Bench: 14. Erin Clark 15. Jaimin Jolliffe 16. Sam Lisone 17. Sam McIntyre Reserves: 18. Beau Fermor 19. Herman Ese'ese 20. Jonus Pearson 21. Phillip Sami

Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Dane Gagai 3. Steven Marsters 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray Bench: 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Liam Knight 17. Jai Arrow Reserves: 18. Jacob Host 19. Patrick Mago 20. Dean Hawkins 21. Hame Sele

Verdict: I still can't believe how bad the Titans were against the Sea Eagles last week. All their hard work on a promising season seemed to go completely out the window as they watched Tom Trbojevic run riot. The Rabbitohs were lucky to get away with the win against the Tigers last week and they will be without star fullback Latrell Mitchell for this clash. The Titans have to bounce back, show some real pride at home, and if they can, they might upset the Bunnies in this one.

Tip: Titans by 4

TAB odds: Titans $2.80 (+6.5 $1.85) Rabbitohs $1.42 (-6.5 $1.95)


Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos, TIO Stadium, Darwin, 7:55pm (AEST)

Eels: 1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Tom Opacic 4. Marata Niukore 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Isaiah Papali'i 13. Nathan Brown Bench: 14. Oregon Kaufusi 15. Viliami Penisini 16. Wiremu Greig 17. Bryce Cartwright Reserves: 18. Haze Dunster 19. Jordan Rankin 20. Keegan Hipgrave 21. Ryan Matterson

Broncos: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Xavier Coates 3. Herbie Farnworth 4. David Mead 5. Corey Oates 6. Brodie Croft 7. Tom Dearden 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Jake Turpin 10. Payne Haas 11. Alex Glenn 12. Tevita Pangai Junior 13. Patrick Carrigan Bench: 14. Danny Levi 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Ethan Bullemor 17. Jordan Riki Reserves: 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Tyson Gamble 20. John Asiata 21. Jesse Arthars

Verdict: The Eels were impressive last week against the Raiders and take this home game against the Broncos to Darwin, where they'll hope to keep themselves in touch with the ladder-topping Panthers. The Broncos were much-improved last week after a roasting from coach Kevin Walters, but they still ultimately lost to the Panthers. The Eels should be too good in this one, but it won't be easy.

Tip: Eels by 10

TAB odds: Eels $1.17 (-13.5 $1.90) Broncos $4.80 (+13.5 $1.90)


Saturday, April 24

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 5:30pm (AEST)

Sharks: 1. Will Kennedy 2. Mawene Hiroti 3. Josh Dugan 4. Jesse Ramien 5. Connor Tracey 6. Matt Moylan 7. Chad Townsend 8. Braden Hamlin-Uele 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aaron Woods 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Toby Rudolf Bench: 14. Billy Magoulias 15. Shaun Johnson 16. Jack Williams 17. Siosifa Talakai Reserves: 18. Braydon Trindall 19. Will Chambers 20. Franklin Pele 21. Jenson Taumoepeau

Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Corey Allan 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Jake Averillo 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Chris Smith 13. Corey Waddell Bench: 14. Bradley Deitz 15. Renouf Atoni 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Matt Doorey Reserves: 19. Lachlan Lewis 20. Joe Stimson 21. Nick Meaney 23. Ofahiki Ogden

Verdict: The Sharks were a club in turmoil last week after the sacking of coach John Morris, yet they still put in a gutsy performance in a losing effort to the Knights. The Bulldogs showed patches of effort before losing to the struggling Cowboys. This could be tougher than expected for the Sharks, but no one is winning tipping competitions by picking Bulldogs upsets.

Tip: Sharks by 14

TAB odds: Sharks $1.15 (-14.5 $1.90 ) Bulldogs $5.25 (+14.5 $1.90)


North Queensland Cowboys vs. Canberra Raiders, Queensland Country Bank Stadium, 7:35pm (AEST)

Cowboys: 1. Valentine Holmes 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Justin O'Neill 4. Connelly Lemuelu 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Scott Drinkwater 7. Ben Hampton 8. Coen Hess 9. Reece Robson 10. Jordan McLean 11. Shane Wright 12. Ben Condon 13. Lachlan Burr Bench: 14. Jake Granville 15. Mitchell Dunn 16. Francis Molo 17. Corey Jensen Reserves: 18. Esan Marsters 19. Peter Hola 20. Jake Clifford 21. Tom Gilbert

Raiders: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Sebastian Kris 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Ryan James 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton Bench: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Corey Harawira-Naera 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Josh Papali'i Reserves: 18. Matthew Timoko 19. Iosia Soliola 20. Matt Frawley 21. Joseph Tapine

Verdict: The Cowboys did enough to beat the Bulldogs last week, but weren't completely convincing in their efforts. The Raiders were looking good early against the Eels before falling away to lose comfortably. The Raiders really need to get their campaign back on track and if they can't beat the Cowboys convincingly here, some serious questions about their title credentials will be asked.

Tip: Raiders by 16

TAB odds: Cowboys $4 (+11.5 $1.90) Raiders $1.23 (-11.5 $1.90)


Sunday, April 25

Wests Tigers vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Bankwest Stadium, 1:45pm (AEST)

Tigers: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Michael Chee-Kam 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Stefano Utoikamanu 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal Bench: 14. Moses Mbye 15. Luke Garner 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Zane Musgrove Reserves: 18. Jacob Liddle 19. Thomas Mikaele 20. Tom Amone 21. Joseph Leilua

Sea Eagles: 1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jason Saab 3. Brad Parker 4. Morgan Harper 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Kieran Foran 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Taniela Paseka 9. Lachlan Croker 10. Martin Taupau 11. Haumole Olakau'atu 12. Josh Schuster 13. Jake Trbojevic Bench: 14. Cade Cust 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Sean Keppie 17. Toafofoa Sipley Reserves: 18. Zac Saddler 19. Tevita Funa 20. Christian Tuipulotu 21. Ben Trbojevic

Verdict: If you were to study a form guide leading into this game, you would see the Sea Eagles third run back from a spell showing excellent speed last week to beat a highly rated opposition. You'd see the Tigers looking tired after another deflating loss. With Tom Trbojevic at the back, the Sea Eagles look like a completely different beast, and way too classy for the Tigers in this one.

Tip: Sea Eagles by 16

TAB odds: Tigers $2.70 (+5.5 $1.95) Sea Eagles $1.46 (-5.5 $1.85)


Sydney Roosters vs. St George Illawarra Dragons, Sydney Cricket Ground, 4:05pm (AEST)

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Josh Morris 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Isaac Liu 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley Bench: 14. Benjamin Marsce 15. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 16. Nat Butcher 17. Lindsay Collins Reserves: 18. Fletcher Baker 19. Matt Ikuvalu 20. Egan Butcher 21. Tukupa Hau Tapuha

Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono Bench: 14. Kaide Ellis 15. Josh Mcguire 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame Reserves: 18. Billy Burns 19. Poasa Faamausili 20. Jordan Pereira 21. Ben Hunt

Verdict: The traditional Anzac Day blockbuster promises to be an intriguing contest this year. The Roosters are struggling with injuries and went down to the Storm last week, while the Dragons also suffered a hiccup in their so far impressive season. Are the Dragons really finals bound or has their early season form been a mirage based on weaker opponents? We are set to find out at the SCG.

Tip: Roosters by 6

TAB odds: Roosters $1.53 (-4.5 $1.95) Dragons $2.45 (+4.5 $1.85)


Melbourne Storm vs. New Zealand Warriors, AAMI Park, 6:15pm (AEST)

Storm: 1. Nicholas Hynes 2. George Jennings 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Christian Welch 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Nelson Asofa-Solomona Bench: 14. Harry Grant 15. Tui Kamikamica 16. Tom Eisenhuth 17. Dale Finucane Reserves: 18. Dean Ieremia 19. Ryley Jacks 20. Trent Loiero 21. Aaron Pene

Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu'a 3. Marcelo Montoya 4. Jack Murchie 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O'Sullivan 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Kane Evans 11. Josh Curran 12. Ben Murdoch-Masila 13. Tohu Harris Bench: 14. Jazz Tevaga 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Leeson Ah Mau 17. Bayley Sironen Reserves: 18. Rocco Berry 20. Tom Ale 21. Reece Walsh 22. Taniela Otukolo

Verdict: The Storm were very impressive last week against the Roosters, as were the Warriors in beating the Dragons. This is usually a tough contest on Anzac Day, with a lot of national pride on the line. It is hard to tip against the Storm in their present form, but the Warriors will give them a run for their money.

Tip: Storm by 10

TAB odds: Storm $1.07 (-17.5 $1.85) Warriors $8 (+17.5 $1.95)