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2022 NRL Round 10: Sunday Preview & Betting Tips

May 14th 2022, 5:43pm, By: Ben Bridge

NRL Round 10 Sunday Betting Tips

An extra Super Sunday for Round 10, as Magic Round 2022 is rounded out with 3 enticing matchups, starting with the Cronulla Sharks taking on the Canberra Raiders. Both sides are coming off wins in round 9, but it must be said the wins were on opposite ends of the scale. With the Sharks missing two backs due to suspension, can the Raiders make it two in a row?

Next up, the match of the day, as the Sydney Roosters, fresh off a dominant 44-16 win over the Titans last week, take on the Parramatta Eels. The Eels, of course, are a week removed from their best performances of the season, snapping the Panthers’ home winning streak in a 22-20 victory.

Finally, the uber-impressive North Queensland Cowboys will take on the Wests Tigers. The Cowboys have won 4 straight and sit in 3rd position on the ladder and would view this as a very winnable game against a poor Tigers side.

Our Best Bets have been on fire the last 3 weeks, going 8-1 for a profit of +14.87 units. Let’s dive in to see if we can extract some more value and winners.

NRL Round 10 Sunday Betting Tips

Cronulla Sharks vs Canberra Raiders

Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 15th May, 1:50pm (AEST)

Cronulla Sharks

1. Nicho Hynes 2. Sione Katoa 3. Connor Tracey 4. Siosifa Talakai 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Matt Moylan 7. Braydon Trindall 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Blayke Brailey 10. Aiden Tolman 11. Briton Nikora 12. Teig Wilton 13. Dale Finucane. INTERCHANGE: 14. Cameron McInnes 15. Jack Williams 16. Wade Graham 17. Royce Hunt. RESERVES: 18. Mawene Hiroti 19. Andrew Fifita 20. Luke Metcalf 21. Lachlan Miller 22. Jayden Berrell 23. Jesse Colquhoun 24. Thomas Hazelton

Canberra Raiders

1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Matthew Timoko 4. Sebastian Kris 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Matt Frawley 7. Brad Schneider 8. Josh Papalii 9. Adam Elliott 10. Joseph Tapine 11. Hudson Young 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Corey Harawira-Naera. INTERCHANGE: 14. Tom Starling 15. Ryan Sutton 16. Xavier Savage 17. Corey Horsburgh. RESERVES: 18. Harry Rushton 19. Trey Mooney 20. Sam Williams 21. Peter Hola 22. James Schiller 23. Emre Guler 24. Albert Hopoate

Match Preview

Two big names from the Sharks will miss a few weeks each, with Will Kennedy and Jesse Ramien both suspended after high shots last week. Whilst I don’t believe these losses are enough to see a Raiders upset, I believe in the conditions they could keep it tight.

These two sides met in round 1, with the Raiders sneaking home 24-19 in an exhilarating opening round win. Since then, the fortunes of these two teams couldn’t have been different. The Sharks have been a revelation, looking like a top 4 certainty, while Ricky Stuart and the Raiders have fumbled and stumbled their way to a record of 3-6 to sit 12th.

A sloppy win last week and tight loss to the Warriors isn’t exactly inspiring form, but with the shake up of the Sharks spine I’m taking the Raiders to keep this close.

Alternate Bet:
Sharks Under 24.5 ($1.88 at Ladbrokes)

Sharks 1-12

$3.50 (1 Unit)


Sydney Roosters vs Parramatta Eels

Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 15th May, 4:05pm (AEST)

Sydney Roosters

1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph Suaalii 6. Sam Walker 7. Luke Keary 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Connor Watson 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Angus Crichton 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Victor Radley. INTERCHANGE: 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Nat Butcher 17. Daniel Suluka-Fifita. RESERVES: 18. Lachlan Lam 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Ben Marschke 21. Ben Thomas 22. Kevin Naiqama 23. Adam Keighran 24. Tukupa Hau Tapuha

Parramatta Eels

1. Clint Gutherson 2. Hayze Perham 3. Viliami Penisini 4. Tom Opacic 5. Bailey Simonsson 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. INTERCHANGE: 14. Makahesi Makatoa 15. Ryan Matterson 16. Oregon Kaufusi 17. Bryce Cartwright. RESERVES: 18. Wiremu Greig 19. Jakob Arthur 20. Mitch Rein 21. Sean Russell 22. Samuel Loizou 23. Elie El Zakhem 24. Brendan Hands

Match Preview

This could be the game of the round on any other weekend, however with the Storm playing the Panthers on Saturday night, this game isn’t getting the fan fare it deserves. 

The Eels were huge last week, taking down the Panthers at Blue Bet Stadium and ending the second longest winning streak at a home ground ever. They were always going to be up for the ‘Battle of the West’, and so it proved, winning 22-20 to get their top 4 aspirations back on track.

The Roosters finally started looking like the side we had all thought they would be this year, smashing the hapless Titans 44-16. The question is, are the Roosters back, or did they just beat up on a poor Titans team.

It’s difficult to judge, so I’m more looking at the potential of a let down spot for the Eels. They were poor two weeks ago in a look ahead spot, hammered 35-4 by the Cowboys. I get the sense they spent a lot of energy on their win last week and could be a little flat here. I’ll have a crack at the underdog to win, however I rate these teams very closely and believe the market is pretty much spot on.

Alternate Bet:
Roosters -1.5 1st Half ($2.37 at Bet365)

Roosters H2H

$2.24 (1.5 Units)


Wests Tigers vs North Queensland Cowboys

Suncorp Stadium, Sunday 15th May, 6:25pm (AEST)

Wests Tigers

1. Starford To’a 2. Asu Kepaoa 3. Oliver Gildart 4. Luke Garner 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Luke Brooks 7. Jackson Hastings 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Zane Musgrove 11. Kelma Tuilagi 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Joe Ofahengaue. INTERCHANGE: 14. Tyrone Peachey 15. Alex Twal 16. Alex Seyfarth 17. Stefano Utoikamanu. RESERVES: 18. Jacob Liddle 19. Jock Madden 20. Thomas Mikaele 21. Fa’amanu Brown 22. Junior Pauga 23. Junior Tupou 24. Tuki Simpkins

North Queensland Cowboys

1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Valentine Holmes 4. Peta Hiku 5. Murray Taulagi 6. Tom Dearden 7. Chad Townsend 8. Jordan McLean 9. Reece Robson 10. Reuben Cotter 11. Tom Gilbert 12. Jeremiah Nanai 13. Jason Taumalolo. INTERCHANGE: 14. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 15. Heilum Luki 16. Coen Hess 17. Griffin Neame. RESERVES: 18. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 19. Jake Granville 20. Connelly Lemuelu 21. Ben Condon 22. Emry Pere 23. Ben Hampton 24. Brendan Elliot

Match Preview

Haven’t the Cowboys been great this year? Whilst I did have them rated a bit higher than most, I didn’t see them inside the top 4 after 9 rounds, and with a win here against the Tigers they’ll stay inside the top 4 after 10 weeks.

The Tigers showed some fight for a 3 week stretch, managing to beat the Rabbitohs and Eels in successive weeks, however looked very ordinary last week against the Dragons, and they appear back to their old habits.

I think this one is all the Cowboys, however with the weather and the potential for the pitch to be chewed up with 7 games before this one, I’ll be looking more at totals in this one.

The Tigers have struggled to score points, whilst the Cowboys’ defence has been tremendous all year. Add the weather and the pitch, and a Tigers under looks tremendous.

Alternate Bets:
Under 38.0 Points ($1.90 at Neds)
Valentine Holmes Anytime Tryscorer ($3.00 at Neds)

Tigers Under 14.5 Points

$1.88 (2.5 Units)


Based in Newcastle, Ben earns a living working for the NSW Government, but his real passion lies in sports and sports betting. Ben has spent years developing sports betting models for various sports and has been using these models for the past few years, creating articles for Before You Bet across NRL, NFL, Formula 1, and fantasy sports contests on Draftstars.

A lifelong Penrith Panthers fan, Ben has finally seen some rewards for his years of loyal support, with the Panthers chasing a fourth straight NRL Premiership in 2024.

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