Here’s our expert tips for round 27, including head-to-head match stats and last round’s stats wrap.
all times Australian Eastern time
Brisbane Broncos Vs Melbourne Storm (Suncorp Stadium, Thursday, 31 August 2023, 19:50) – preview
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Vs Wests Tigers (4 Pines Park, Friday, 1 September 2023, 18:00) – preview
South Sydney Rabbitohs Vs Sydney Roosters (Accor Stadium, Friday, 1 September 2023, 20:00) – preview
Dolphins Vs New Zealand Warriors (Suncorp Stadium, Saturday, 2 September 2023, 15:00) – preview
Penrith Panthers Vs North Queensland Cowboys (BlueBet Stadium, Saturday, 2 September 2023, 17:30) – preview
St George-Illawarra Dragons Vs Newcastle Knights (Netstrata Jubilee Oval, Saturday, 2 September 2023, 19:35) – preview
Gold Coast Titans Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (CBUS Super Stadium, Sunday, 3 September 2023, 14:00) – preview
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Vs Canberra Raiders (PointsBet Stadium, Sunday, 3 September 2023, 16:05) – preview
NRL Predictions: Round 27
|Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Tigers|
|7 (127)||6 (139)||3 (129)||3 (124)|
|Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles||Sea Eagles|
|7 (136)||7 (134)||7 (125)||6 (134)|
Round 27 Interesting Stats
Melbourne have won 13 in a row versus Brisbane, and the Broncos have conceded 30 points or more in ten of those losses and 40 points in six.
Melbourne have also won 12 in a row at Suncorp Stadium versus Brisbane. The Broncos last won versus Storm at Suncorp Stadium in 2009. They have lost those 12 games by a combined 435-156.
Broncos have also never beaten Melbourne on a Thursday in five attempts, two at home.
Broncos have won just one of their last ten Thursday games at Suncorp going back to 2020.
Melbourne have won 26 of their 32 Thursday games. Although all six losses have been on the road. But have won all seven Thursday games versus Qld opposition.
Manly have won five in a row versus Wests Tigers. They have also won five of six home games on a Friday v the Tigers.
The home side has won seven of the last eight clashes between Souths and the Roosters on a Friday.
Souths have lost all three home games on a Friday this season. Roosters are 1 from 4 away.
Roosters have lost their last four games at the Olympic Stadium and the last four clashes with Souths there too.
Warriors have the best winning percentage in June, July, August this season with 91%. Dolphins are second worst with 9%.
Warriors are on a run of six straight away wins. But have lost six of their last seven at Suncorp Stadium overall and on a Saturday.
St George-Illawarra have won five in a row at Jubilee versus Newcastle.
Gold Coast have won their only two home games versus Sydney sides on a Sunday this season.
Canberra have won nine straight versus Cronulla. Canberra have also won eight of their last nine away to Cronulla, including the last four straight. And five of the last six at Shark Park, with five in a row on a Sunday away.