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NRL Power Rankings: Round 15 2024

June 17th 2024, 4:35pm, By: Scooby

NRL Power Rankings

A nightmare round for tipsters with plenty of upsets taking place in the NRL. The judgement in teams as they pass the midway point of the season is causing concern for fans. Don’t worry, the NRL Power Rankings are here to provide an accurate description of how each team is performing. Let’s take a detailed look at the status of every NRL team as the second State of Origin game approaches. 

Also, make sure to check out our NRL Tips page regularly where you'll find our previews and best bets for every games of the 2024 season.

2024 NRL Power Rankings – Round 15

This Week Last Week Change Team
#1 1 -

Melbourne Storm

Down 14-nil, the Storm powered past the Warriors with a patient, yet commanding display. They went on to score 38 points and produced some impressive passages of attacking play. Will want to tighten up their defence but they are the top of the rankings for a reason. 

#2 2 -

Penrith Panthers

Business as usual for the Panthers. They are an impressive machine which rolled through the Knights courtesy of a simple, yet effective gameplan. Their remaining stars stepped up and controlled the game with poise. They are rewarded with a week off before hosting the Cowboys. 

#3 5 +2

Sydney Roosters

A strong performance against the Eels in a game which they could’ve easily gave up. The most impressive factor in the victory was the individual performance of some of their younger players. The Roosters are the sleeping giant which is starting to wake up…

#4 7 +3

The Dolphins

It is time to take note of the Dolphins. They have powered their way into the Top 4 and will maintain this if they play to a similar standard to what they produced against the Sharks. The Bennett magic is working. 

#5 3 -2

Cronulla Sharks

Upset at home by the Dolphins and only have themselves to blame. Their defensive structure appeared to abandon them and they were made to pay for their mistakes. They have a Bye ahead before traveling to face the Bulldogs. 

#6 4 -2

Brisbane Broncos

A poor display in their loss to the Rabbitohs. They are a better team than that. Sitting outside the Top 8 shouldn’t worry them too much just yet, but similar efforts will only build pressure towards the end of the year. A timely Bye is the perfect time to rediscover their form.

#7 6 -1

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 

A week off with the Bye ahead of a grudge match against the Roosters. One of the most impressive teams to date and will continue to perform well against opponents who doubt their quality. Must work hard to cover player absences due to Origin. 

#8 9 +1

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

Spirited, tough and determined in their win over the Dragons. While a better opponents would’ve defeated them, their gritty victory is a sign that there is still fight within this team without their star player. It will be challenging up against the Rabbitohs with further players missing. 

#9 8 -1

New Zealand Warriors

Started strongly against the Storm but failing to play at this standard for the entire match is cause for concern. If it happens again, they will plummet down the rankings. Perhaps it is time to tap Shaun Johnson on the shoulder…

#10 11 +1

Newcastle Knights

Tried hard against the Panthers and were promising at times but they couldn’t build enough pressure. Still missing the spark which Ponga would’ve offered but you cannot doubt their effort. Have a week off before hosting the Eels. 

#11 13 +2

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Quietly building some momentum. Their win over the Broncos was a statement that they should not be forgotten about just yet. They should get better as players return from injury and could make a late run towards the Finals. 

#12 10 -2

Canberra Raiders

It’s two steps forward, one step backwards with the Raiders. Losing at home to the Cowboys is a disappointing outcome. They are a better team than that result suggest and need to regain form in their match against the Tigers in Round 16.

#13 16 +3

North Queensland Cowboys

You never know what you’re going to get with the Cowboys and a 34-16 win over the Raiders on the road wasn’t expected. Winning in tough circumstances will give them a better mindset ahead of the Bye this week. 

#14 14 -

Parramatta Eels

Tried hard against the Roosters but were never able to gain enough momentum to pull ahead and close out the match. Potentially losing several players ahead of their next match will cause concern. They need to settle on a coach for 2025 to give this team something to aim towards. 

#15 12 -3

St George-Illawarra Dragons

Couldn’t capitalise on their opponents’ shortcomings. They were frustratingly bad at times; when they did build pressure, they looked capable. The challenge for coach Flanagan is maintaining this standard in all players for 80 minutes. They have a week off with the Bye to lament their poor showing. 

#16 17 +1

Wests Tigers

A much-needed win which will deliver this squad confidence ahead of their match against the Raiders. Off-field solutions to contract ‘drama’ has further settled the team. They are heading in the right direction but need to continue to get the small wins. 

#17 15 -2

Gold Coast Titans

A frustrating team to follow. Despite missing key players, a better effort was expected. From upset the Broncos to losing to the Tigers within a month, the Titans are one of the greatest underachievers in the 2024 NRL season.

 

Power Rankings Bet

The Titans should continue to be avoided. Do not think the Tigers are a drastically improved team yet either. It would pay to be cautious over the next few weeks and wait until players return from representative duty before investing again with confidence. 

 

Futures Bets

The Rabbitohs have jumped to $10 to make the Top 8. Considering they will only get better; it may be worth a thought. They are still 4 wins behind making the Top 8 but can make a run which will only see their price shorten. If you do like their chances, now is the time to invest on them. 

 

Round 16 – First thought

Another reduced round of fixtures due to Origin. Confidence is low in most games but that doesn’t mean there are opportunities to win. The Warriors should bounce back to form, while the Raiders also have a point to prove. 

 

Neds

 

Scooby is our NRL guru with over ten years experience writing about rugby league with Before You Bet and previously at The Profits. His background is in playing and coaching but he's enjoyed the switch to share his knowledge through his articles, as well as sharing his thoughts on Twitter.

Scooby's strength is assessing the overall team - what they offer across the field in a match and how the ethos of a club contributes to their success. Momentum also has a major impact on sports, and Scooby likes to explore this, while underpinning his judgement against a solid basis of statistical analysis. When combined with the aforementioned points, it combines for a holistic approach towards betting on rugby league.

Other sports he enjoys include Cricket, Horse Racing and NFL. There is a reason why Scooby ‘clicked’ with BYB from Day 1 - he loves his sport as much as we do.

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