There may only be four matches for Round 16 of the NRL season, but with a host of players missing due to State of Origin selection finding winners isn't easy.

Can the Roosters end their run of outs against the Wests Tigers despite the fact they'll be without the likes of James Tedesco and Boyd Cordner? Will the presence of Cameron Smith be enough for the Storm to overcome the loss of their Origin contingent when they take on the Dragons in Wollongong?

Before you enter your tips for Round 16 of the NRL season and the deciding match of the State of Origin series, see who the NRL.com experts are backing and read Brett Kimmorley's previews.

Round 16 and Origin III - previews and tips

Dragons v Storm, Thursday 7.50pm at WIN Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The good news for the Storm is they have got Cameron Smith playing for them. The Storm were great last week against the Roosters. Ryan Papenhuyzen did really well for them in Adelaide. With the Origin players out, watch for others to step up. As for the Dragons, they are losing key players and I’m not too sure the depth will be there to cover for that. Storm by 6

Match: Dragons v Storm

Round 16 -

Full Time
Dragons

Home Team

Dragons

Scored 14 points
Storm

Away Team

Storm

Scored 16 points

Venue: WIN Stadium

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS

Wests Tigers v Roosters, Friday 7.55pm at Bankwest Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Roosters may lose their Origin players but they still have Test players from other nations playing. They’ll rely on Cooper Cronk to steer them around and supply a strong kicking game. Michael Chee-Kam was the star for the Wests Tigers again last week and I think they’ll be glad to be getting the Roosters this week. With some Benji and Robbie magic, I’m going for an upset here. Wests Tigers by 4

Match: Wests Tigers v Roosters

Round 16 -

Full Time
Wests Tigers

Home Team

Wests Tigers

Scored 16 points
Roosters

Away Team

Roosters

Scored 24 points

Venue: Bankwest Stadium

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS

Knights v Warriors, Saturday 7.35pm at McDonald Jones Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Knights are playing a tough brand of football. Jesse Ramien started to show us a little bit of form last week. If the Knights are able to get him some early ball, he will open some space up for them. The Warriors were just not good enough to win a tight match last weekend. I think the Knights will give them another of those this weekend before a huge crowd. Knights by 2

Match: Knights v Warriors

Round 16 -

Full Time
Knights

Home Team

Knights

Scored 20 points
Warriors

Away Team

Warriors

Scored 24 points

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

Sharks v Broncos, Sunday 4.05pm at PointsBet Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Sharks were horrendous last week and the coach wasn’t very happy with them. The Broncos are way out of sorts and now they lose some of their better players to Origin. It is a big moment for Darius Boyd to provide some leadership and give the players who come in the belief that they can win. It is going to take time for the kids at Brisbane to get some experience. Sharks by 12

Match: Sharks v Broncos

Round 16 -

Full Time
Sharks

Home Team

Sharks

Scored 22 points
Broncos

Away Team

Broncos

Scored 24 points

Venue: PointsBet Stadium

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS