NRL Odds: Round-By-Round | Page 4
The Cronulla Sharks' fall from grace in 2017 has seen the club enter a transitional stage and question marks remain over their ability to challenge the elite.
The North Queensland Cowboys are heading into the new season in buoyant mood following their unexpected run to the Grand Final last term. They are bolstered by returning stalwarts Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott as they eye the main prize for the second time in four years.
The Rabbitohs start the season as favourites against the unpredictable Warriors with Greg Inglis expected to make his long-awaited comeback.
The NZ Warriors have flattered deceive for the past six years but are determined to put things right in 2018.
Despite the off-field problems, Manly Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett is optimistic about his team's chances of success in the upcoming season.
The spotlight will be shining on the Newcastle Knights this year; with most people expecting a significant turnaround following a significant investment in the playing group.
The Dragons' recruitment of Ben Hunt has contributed to his new side coming into the opening day encounter as slight favourites against his old club.
The Dragons are confident that they have learned their lessons of last year's failure and are determined to bounce back in 2018.
The Green Machine endured a miserable campaign last term and they look to bounce back in the upcoming year, with captain Jarrod Croker expected to repeat his point scoring form.
The Warriors approach the new season hopeful that they have learned from their mistakes of the recent past. New signings will bolster a roster that is more than capable of sealing a place in the top eight.
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