Friday night: Brisbane v Penrith, Lang Park
Redemption time for the Broncos after their close loss to the Roosters. Penrith will be full of confidence after beating Manly (albeit controversially) but Brisbane infront of a packed Lang Park will be too strong.
BRISBANE BY SIX
Saturday night: Parramatta v North Qld, Homebush
Both sides surprised last week; Parramatta showed the seemingly invincible Storm were beatable while North Queensland came from behind to be Cronulla. The attrition of North Queensland’s trip to Sydney (with an extra 10 minutes to boot) could hurt them at the back end of this game. Parramatta – buoyed by their performance in Melbourne – should have too much here.
PARRAMATTA BY FOUR