NRL Betting Tips

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In need of some NRL tips for this weekend? Look no further! Our AussieBets expert tipsters are as passionate about the game as any fan out there, but they are also stats geeks. They put in the time crunching the numbers and finding the trends so you don't have to. Instead, put your feet up, grab a cold one, enjoy the easy-read previews of every NRL game and take the statistical pub ammo with you. 

We've got you covered with our Best Bets for every game and a Weekly Multi for every round throughout the season. And let me tell you, our tipsters have been getting positive returns over the last few years of NRL betting, so you are in safe hands with those lads.

NRL Markets

NRL betting is a real chameleon. Back in the day, it was as simple as picking the NRL team you reckoned would win and placing your bet in the head-to-head market or maybe even taking a shot at guessing the winning margin. 

But hold onto your hats, because now there's a whole smorgasbord of different bets you can plonk on NRL teams, players, margins, individual awards, the Grand Final winner, and more. You can dive into individual games, the NRL premiership, the Dally M Medal, and even dip your toes into some outlandish novelty markets.

There are plenty of exotic bets and player props to bet on in the NRL. Pick a first try scorer or even the last try scorer, if there is going to be a field goal in the match or even if there will be a sin bin.

Here are some of the top markets to choose from.


Head to Head betting is like a walk in the park when it comes to punting on most sports matches. Simply pick the team you reckon will come out on top, and if they do, you're a winner too.

Line Betting or Handicap Betting

Line betting is when the bookies will give a prediction of a margin and you as the punter back if the favourite will cover the handicap or the underdog will keep the game closer than expected.

For instance, if the bookies figure the Brisbane Broncos are ten points better than the Gold Coast Titans, they'll handicap the Broncos by 10 points. So it's a matter of Brisbane winning by more than ten points or the Titans closing the gap to within ten points of the Broncos. 

Total Points

Betting what commonly is referred to as the OVER or UNDER generally relates to predicted the total points scored in the game between both teams. The bookie will set a total that varies from game to game depending on the statistical prediction of how many points both teams will score.

So if you have a gut feeling that it is going to be a cracking game with plenty of points on the board then you bet the OVER. Or maybe you have seen that the ah McCain rains are coming on gameday, it might be worth chucking some change on the UNDER.

Winning Margins

Margin betting is all about picking the margin window in which a team will win.

Let's say you're confident that the Penrith Panthers will beat the Sydney Roosters and you fancy a margin bet. Well, you'll need to correctly predict the points gap between the two sides when the final whistle blows. So, if you reckon the Panthers will win in a close contest by 1-12 points, that's the option to go for. Or maybe you believe that the Panthers will romp home with a victory margin of 13 points or more, then you take 13+.

Half-Time/Full-Time Double

This little beauty allows you to predict which team will be leading the game at both half-time and full-time. With a plethora of possibilities in any match, including the chance of a draw, you can really put your prediction skills to the test.

First Try Scorer

Here's your chance to pick the player from either team who you reckon will break the ice and score the first try of the game. And hey, in most games, you can even place a bet on the last try scorer for an extra thrill.

NRL Multi Bets

If you are a gun tipster then NRL multi bets are the way to go. All you need to do is string together your best bets for the weekends matches and put them in a multi to give you smashing odds and profitable returns.

What the majority of tipsters do is put all of the weekend’s predicted winners in a multi bet and if you tip the round you will reap the rewards, although, it is going to be your shout next round if you win!

Same-Game Multis

With the Same-Game multi, offered by online bookies, you can go wild and accumulate up to 12 bets within a single game with different bookmakers . It's like wrangling all your wagers into one neat package and improving your odds for a max payout. 

Most bookies now have a same-game multi builder that accumulates the odds depending on your choices, taking all of the brainwork out of it for you. Just choose your winning combination and decide how much to wager and you are done!

Future Betting

There are plenty of markets to bet on before the first kick-off has even been struck. There are an array of markets to choose from varying individual accolades to how well a team will perform under the home and away season. 

Future markets in NRL include:

The Provan-Summons Trophy Winner

The Provan-Summons Trophy is awarded annually to the team that wins the Grand Final in the National Rugby League.

Dally M Medal

The Dally M Medal is awarded annually to the best and fairest player in the National Rugby League (NRL) during the regular season.

Top 4 Finish

You can predict if a team will finish with one of the Top 4 best winning records after the home and away season.

Top 8 Finish

Decide whether a team will make the finals (Top 8) after the regular season.

OVER/UNDER Team Season Wins Totals 

The bookies will predict the amount of wins each team in the league will reach, while you as the punter can back if you expect them to win more/OVER the total or less/UNDER the total.

Which Team to Record Most Losses

As it reads, you decide which team will record the most losses during the home and away season.

Wooden Spoon

Not to be confused with most losses, although often the same team this can also be decided on for and against if 2 teams have recorded the most losses during a season.

NRL Live Streaming

It's not a problem if you can't catch the NRL game you've placed your bet on because you're away from the TV. You can still stay in the loop by streaming the game on your smartphone, thanks to several live streaming options available. 

If you're a subscriber to Kayo or Foxtel, you'll have the convenience of streaming games on your smartphone. Additionally, the NRL Digital Pass is another option, offering the ability to watch every single NRL game online at an affordable price. It costs just $3.99 per week or $99 for the entire year.

So, even if you're on the go, you won't miss out on the NRL action.

NRL History

The National Rugby League (NRL) has a rich and storied history that began in 1998 when it was formed as a result of the merger between the Australian Rugby League (ARL) and the Super League. This amalgamation brought together the best teams from both competitions to create a premier rugby league competition in Australia. 

Since its inception, the NRL has grown to become one of the most popular and widely followed sporting leagues in the country, captivating fans with its high-intensity matches, fierce rivalries, and iconic players. Over the years, the NRL has witnessed thrilling Grand Finals, showcased exceptional talent, and expanded its reach with teams from various regions across Australia and even New Zealand. 

Recent NRL Premiers

  • 2022 Penrith Panthers
  • 2021 Penrith Panthers
  • 2020 Melbourne Storm
  • 2019 Sydney Roosters
  • 2018 Sydney Roosters
  • 2017 Melbourne Storm
  • 2016 Cronulla Sharks
  • 2015 North Queensland Cowboys
  • 2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • 2013 Sydney Roosters
  • 2012 Melbourne Storm
  • 2011 Manly Sea Eagles
  • 2010 St George Illawarra Dragons
  • 2009 Melbourne Storm (Stripped of Premiership)
  • 2008 Manly Sea Eagles
  • 2007 Melbourne Storm (Stripped of Premiership)
  • 2006 Brisbane Broncos
  • 2005 Wests Tigers
  • 2004 Canterbury Bulldogs
  • 2003 Penrith Panthers
  • 2002 Sydney Roosters
  • 2001 Newcastle Knights
  • 2000 Brisbane Broncos

Previous Dally M Winners

  • 1979 Steve Morris
  • 1980 Robert Laurie
  • 1981 Steve Rogers
  • 1982 Ray Price
  • 1983 Terry Lamb
  • 1984 Michael Potter
  • 1985 Greg Alexander
  • 1986 Peter Sterling
  • 1987 Peter Sterling
  • 1988 Gavin Miller
  • 1989 Gavin Miller
  • 1990 Cliff Lyons
  • 1991 Michael Potter
  • 1992 Gary Freeman
  • 1993 Ricky Stuart
  • 1994 Cliff Lyons
  • 1995 Laurie Daley
  • 1996 Allan Langer
  • 1998 Andrew Johns
  • 1999 Andrew Johns
  • 2000 Trent Barrett
  • 2001 Preston Campbell
  • 2002 Andrew Johns
  • 2004 Danny Buderus
  • 2005 Johnathan Thurston
  • 2006 Cameron Smith
  • 2007 Johnathan Thurston
  • 2008 Matt Orford
  • 2009 Jarryd Hayne
  • 2010 Todd Carney
  • 2011 Billy Slater
  • 2012 Ben Barba
  • 2013 Cooper Cronk
  • 2014 Jarryd Hayne
  • 2014 Johnathan Thurston
  • 2015 Johnathan Thurston
  • 2016 Cooper Cronk
  • 2016 Jason Taumalolo
  • 2017 Cameron Smith
  • 2018 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
  • 2019 James Tedesco
  • 2020 Jack Wighton
  • 2021 Tom Trbojevic
  • 2022 Nicho Hynes