NRL Finals Week 2 Tips

Week 2 of the NRL finals kicks off with four teams competing for a position in the preliminary finals. We are tipping the Melbourne Storm to win in game 1, and tipping the  Newcastle Knights to upset the bookies in game 2.

2nd week of the finals tips

This Weekend’s NRL Semi Finals 2023

Melbourne Strom vs Sydney Roosters

The New Zealand Warriors vs. Newcastle Knights

NRL Finals Week 2 Games

Melbourne Storm vs. Sydney Roosters NRL Betting Tips

The Melbourne Storm take on the Sydney Roosters in week 2 of the NRL’s semi-finals.

This should be an easy win for the Storm, expert tipsters and the bookies have the Melbourne Storm winning this game easily.

PlayUp has the Strom winning with fixed odds at $1.28 

New Zealand Warriors vs. Newcastle Knights NRL Betting Tips

New Zealand Warriors play against the Newcastle Knights this weekend. The game is tipped to be an absolute cracking match of rugby league. Both teams will be fired up and looking to score some points early.

PlayUp has the New Zealand Warriors winning with fixed odds at $1.50

7:50 pm Kick Off Storm vs. Roosters AAMI Park

Melbourne Storm played a bad game of footy last weekend getting beaten 26-0 making the NRL hard to tip for a bet. The defense did not move up off the line. The forwards did not hunt as a pack, and the backline made a stack of errors.

The Storm also had two key players injured last week, Ryan Papenhuizen and Xavier Coates. Both players are tipped to be in doubt for this week’s rugby league match against the Roosters.

Pro tip, The Roosters are also looking average. The team is lucky to have made it this far in the 2023 NRL season. All year they have played on and off footy and have been plagued with injury.

The Rooster battled hard last week to pull off the win, but again had more players injured during the game. Last week the Roosters played hard and we believe the bone-crunching performance last week will have its toll on this week’s 2nd NRL finals.

4:05 pm Warriors vs Knights Go Media Auckland

This is tipped to be an awesome game of footy, fans are in for a treat. 

The bookies are favoring the New Zealand Warriors heavily, however, the Newcastle Knights’ defense looks strong. In this week 2 of the finals clash, we could be in for an upset.

The Warriors didn’t risk playing their star player Shaun Johnson last weekend, much to fan’s disappointment. The Warriors’ star player will be well-rested for this rugby league match.

Last weekend the Warriors played some okay footy, but were a little disappointing in defense. Playing at home, you would expect half of New Zealand to watch the game.

However, we believe the Knights might have a surprise up their sleeves for the 2nd week of the finals. The Newcastle Knights NRL team has won 10 games straight now and looks awesome.

Newcastle’s defense is strong, and their attack is fluid, and mistake-free. We have tipped Newcastle to win this rugby league game.

Best Odds For The 2nd Week Of The Finals

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NRL Semi Finals

This year’s NRL semi-finals are packed with action and exciting games. Home ground advantage has been given to teams this year in a ploy from the NRL to draw larger crowds, and make the games more exciting. The hope from the NRL is the home-ground advantage in week 2 will allow teams, who lost in week 1 to bounce back and have a win making the semi-finals that little bit more exciting.

Round 2 this week of the semi-finals, will be do or die for the losing team, Expect some heated rugby league, and all teams to be putting on a show to be remembered.


Key Players: Individual player’s performance is key in finals matches, teams need their star players to step up. Key players like Cameron Smith, Tom Trbojevic, Nathan Cleary, and Kalyn Ponga can turn a game on its head and make the team win or lose.

Home Ground Advantage: Home ground advantage can play a big part in who wins in NRL finals. Teams playing in front of their home crowd often win.

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