There was plenty of Rugby League entertainment in Round 11 with all those high-scoring affairs! But that's all behind us now, and right around the corner... It's Indigenous Round! The League's Indigenous stars always put a show on for us in Indigenous Round. Keep your eyes peeled for some top-shelf try celebrations and mint jerseys! But footy wise, what's going down in the round ahead? Team lists are out, Warriors have the bye and there are some mouth-watering matchups to break down. In this blog, we're previewing every game of Round 12 ahead and providing some insights around what to expect. Let us know what you do and don't agree with via our social channels twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.
Brisbane Broncos V Penrith Panthers
Thursday 18th of May - 7:50pm AEST
Broncos Team News: Brisbane's masterful No.7 Adam Reynolds is out with a head knock, which sees Jock Madden come into the side.
Panthers Team News: No changes from last week's run on side. Leniu stays out, while Hosking stays in after a nasty head clash last weekend.
Match Narrative: Jarome Luai is in for another big points haul as his Origin hopes hang in the balance.
Score Prediction: Broncos 14 - 22 Panthers
Top Scorer: Nathan Cleary - 86 GDS Fantasy Points
St. George Illawarra Dragons V Sydney Roosters
Friday 19th of May - 6:00pm AEST
Dragons Team News: Lomax is back in the Centres! Ben Hunt named at No. 7 with Liddle in at Hooker.
Roosters Team News: Joey Manu is out with an ankle. Keary moves to Five-Eighth and the dependable Drew Hutchiosn fills in at Halfback. Egan Butcher returns from concussion.
Match Narrative: Against all odds, the Draggies will get one back against the Chooks after ANZAC Day. Lomax has a blinder.
Score Prediction: Dragons 20 - 16 Roosters
Top Scorer: Jack De Belin - 66 GDS Fantasy Points
South Sydney Rabbitohs V Parramatta Eels
Friday 19th of May - 8:00pm AEST
Rabbitohs Team News: No Tom Burgess or Jed Cartwright for Souths this week. Daniel Suluka-Fifita joins the bench.
Eels Team News: Main man Mitch Moses is back on deck! Shaun Lane's hammy has given way, which sees Bryce 'Carty Party' Cartwright cement the starting left-edge spot.
Match Narrative: Latrell and Cody Walker to give a masterclass. Souths win by 12+.
Score Prediction: Rabbitohs 32 - 14 Eels
Top Scorer: Latrell Mitchell - 94 GDS Fantasy Points
Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks V Newcastle Knights
Saturday 20th of May - 3:00pm AEST
Sharks Team News: Talakai and Cameron McInnes will watch from the sidelines. Versatile Connor Tracey lines up in the Centres.
Knights Team News: No changes from last week's side.
Match Narrative: Hetherington, Leo Thompson and Adam Elliot will dominate the Sharks forward pack. Upset inbound... 👀
Score Prediction: Sharks 8 - 18 Knights
Top Scorer: Nicho Hynes - 63 GDS Fantasy Points
Wests Tigers V North Queensland Cowboys
Saturday 20th of May - 5:30pm AEST
Tigers Team News: No changes from last week's side.
Cowboys Team News: Riley Price comes in for Taunoa-Brown who is out following a head knock.
Match Narrative: '05 Grand Final rematch baby! Jahreem Bula will channel the Benji within and have a flick pass try assist.
Score Prediction: Tigers 30 - 16 Cowboys
Top Scorer: Reuben Cotter - 61 GDS Fantasy Points
Dolphins V Melbourne Storm
Saturday 20th of May - 7:35pm AEST
Dolphins Team News: Big ins for the Phins with Jesse Bromwich and Brenko Lee back in the side. Ray Stone to return via the bench.
Storm Team News: Nelson Asofa-Solomona to start with Tui Kamikamica joining via the bench.
Match Narrative: Hamiso to score 2+ tries and Dolphins to win by 12+.
Score Prediction: Dolphins 28 - 12 Storm
Top Scorer: Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow - 59 GDS Fantasy Points
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs V Gold Coast Titans
Sunday 21st of May - 2:00pm AEST
Bulldogs Team News: Addo-Carr back for Indigenous Round - How good! Oloapu starts at Five-Eighth with Reynolds dropping to the bench.
Titans Team News: The Titans' forward pack gets a huge boost with Erin Clark back in the side.
Match Narrative: Fifita to play his best game of the season so far and ton up!
Score Prediction: Bulldogs 10 - 38 Titans
Top Scorer: David Fifita - 103 GDS Fantasy Points
Canberra Raiders V Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Sunday 21st of May - 4:05pm AEST
Raiders Team News: Starling starts at Hooker with Danny Levi to get involved from the bench, as Zac Woolford is managing a concussion.
Sea Eagles Team News: Huge ins for Manly's all over the park with Jake Trbo and Schuster named to play. It's offset by the loss of Josh Aloiai and Kelma Tuilagi.
Match Narrative: Tommy Trbojevic needs to lock down that NSW Centre spot ASAP and he'll do it this weekend with a MONSTER game.
Score Prediction: Raiders 22 - 34 Sea Eagles
Top Scorer: Tom Trbojevic - 79 GDS Fantasy Points