SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15: Daniel Tupou of the Roosters celebrates a try with team mates during the round 15 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Penrith Panthers at Allianz Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

With more than half of the games played this season, it’s the time of the year when we can start discussing about potential winners. Betters can now take a deeper look at how everyone’s playing, and start predicting this season’s Telstra Premiership champions. But before you start comparing odds and doing analysis, it’s important to choose a legal rugby betting site. Let’s see the top four teams that have a real chance at scooping the title this exciting NRL season.



The Sydney Roosters is one of the oldest clubs in the Australian rugby league, and they have a rich history. Having won the premiership 13 times and finished second-placed 15 times so far, the Roosters are one of the best teams in the league. And good news for the fans is that they are having a great season. With 10 wins and six losses in 16 games, the Roosters made their intentions clear. Currently placed fifth, the Sydney Roosters are well established to make it into the playoffs, and have a go at winning their 14th title. The last time they were champions was in the 2013/2014 season, so it will be interesting to see how everything plays out.


The Melbourne Storm are another team that has a serious chance of winning the title this season. This the first professional rugby team in the state, and they have won three premiership titles, with the latest one being last year. With impressive 11 wins and only 5 loses all season long, they hold the third place on the table. The Storm team are in great form, as they won their last five games, out of which, three are against direct contenders for the playoffs and the title challenge.

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Last week’s clash between the Melbourne Storm and the St. George Illawarra Dragons has been a real treat to watch. Even though the Dragons lost 52-30 from their direct competition in the league, the team is still having a great season, and can be very dangerous opposition in the playoffs.

They are currently second placed, and have the same points as the table leader – Rabbitohs. The defeat against the Storm last week was only the fourth one in 16 games, which really speaks volumes about the overall form of the Dragon’s squad this year. We’ll see if they manage to keep up the good work they’ve been doing, and stay up as the season comes to an end.


The Bunnies are one of the most successful teams in the National Rugby League with impressive 21 titles, and 13 seasons finished as runner-ups. They last title was back in 2014, but as this season progresses, it looks like they are in great shape to win it once again. Currently placed first on the table, with 12 wins in 16 games and an impressive total points difference, the Rabbitohs stand a real chance at being this year’s champions. This is the team with the most successive wins in the league – currently eight and counting! We’ll see if the team manages to continue the impressive form they’ve been in for the better part of the season.

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There are still many games yet to be played in the NRL, and we’re up for lots of excitements and surprises as this year’s competition is reaching towards the end. There are also other teams that can improve their form and get in on the action. For example, many people think that Warriors have a decent chance to win this season. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.


    • Yeah, forget the roosters, as long as Gus and Hook don’t kill each other the panthers have a much better chance of winning.

    • Notice how no one has mentioned your oxygen thieving team in any of these conversations. Up up cronulla – what are you, a crack baby?

  1. As SOO3 2018 demonstrated, once again, the NRL loves a narrative to sell. ie: Captain Billy, man of the match Billy, man of the Series, we did it for Billy etc etc.

    Of the teams most likely at this point to finish in the top portion of the ladder, old time rivals Souths haven’t played Easts in the GF in many decades, so that is a very strong story right there. Melbourne vs Roosters is also a good one. I can’t see any big story involving the other candidates that would be as compelling.

  2. Nice wrap on Easts , one of the oldest teams in the NRL , 2nd oldest, and a rich history, 13 comps and second 15 times, you would think that with such a rich history they would have won more, and are one of the BEST teams in the league, is this author for real, this club , Easts, are a total embarassement to the league and themselves and should be relocated for the bettermeant of NRL overall, or at least forced to invest in junior league , somewhere.

    • Penso everyone knows when you talk about Sydney that your hatred in your one eye overrules your brain cell capabilities. Fact is the Roosters have played in 6 grand finals winning two since 2000, that’s equals that they play in 1 grand final every 3yrs. Fact about your Souths Penso, they have played in 1 grand final in 47yrs. I rest my case.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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