The great Rabbitohs-Roosters rivalry and Sunday's battle for eighth-spot between the Sharks and Wests Tigers headline another interesting week for tipsters.

With just 17 matches (including the finals) remaining in 2019, tipsters will be hoping to get things right when it matters most.

When finding a winner in the Rabbitohs-Roosters match it's worth remembering that the Roosters can't finish anywhere other than second while South Sydney need to win to be guaranteed of a top-four finish. 

While the composition and order of the top eight is not yet settled, the match between the Titans and Dragons is sure to have tipsters scratching their heads as they try to find a valid reason to back one of these teams.

For those entered in tipping competitions that end after Round 25, deciding whether you want to consolidate your position or try and move up the ladder will have a say in what direction your tipping takes.

Round 25 tipping and previews

Rabbitohs v Roosters, Thursday, 7.50pm at ANZ Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The Rabbitohs are finding some good form after Wayne Bennett was a little worried about them a few weeks back. They've had two pretty big performances built on the back of great discipline and high completion rates. That's how they'll challenge the Roosters. The Roosters will want to get everyone back out there before the finals. They are flying right now. Roosters by 4

Match: Rabbitohs v Roosters

Round 25 -

Full Time
Rabbitohs

Home Team

Rabbitohs

Scored 16 points
Roosters

Away Team

Roosters

Scored 10 points

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS

Eels v Sea Eagles, Friday, 6pm at Bankwest Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: The great old rivalry is back again. The unfortunate thing for Manly is that Tom Trbojevic is gone. His absence takes so much away from the team and will put a lot of pressure on DCE to be the main creator in attack outside of the forwards. Blake Ferguson's return was a huge in for Parramatta last week. They want to get on a winning note before the finals and I think Brad Arthur will have them absolutely primed for this. Eels by 2

Match: Eels v Sea Eagles

Round 25 -

Full Time
Eels

Home Team

Eels

Scored 32 points
Sea Eagles

Away Team

Sea Eagles

Scored 16 points

Venue: Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

Storm v Cowboys, Friday, 7.55pm at AAMI Park

Brett Kimmorley says: A celebration for Melbourne at home as they pick up the JJ Giltinan Shield. The Cowboys were good last week but I don't think they have the game to challenge the Melbourne Storm. The interesting thing here is who the Storm use in the halfback and fullback jerseys. I think Jahrome Hughes and Ryan Papenhuyzen showed enough last week to suggest that's how semi-finals week one will look. Storm by 10

Match: Storm v Cowboys

Round 25 -

Full Time
Storm

Home Team

Storm

Scored 24 points
Cowboys

Away Team

Cowboys

Scored 16 points

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS

Raiders v Warriors, Saturday, 3pm at GIO Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Winning a tight one against the Sharks will be good for Ricky Stuart and his men in terms of confidence. Aidan Sezer handled the game management really well. The big challenge for Ricky Stuart will be to emotionally getting the players back up after last week. The Warriors have been pretty poor for most of the last six-to-eight weeks and you wouldn't think the Raiders will let this one slip. Raiders by 8

Match: Raiders v Warriors

Round 25 -

Full Time
Raiders

Home Team

Raiders

Scored 20 points
Warriors

Away Team

Warriors

Scored 24 points

Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

Bulldogs v Broncos, Saturday, 5.30pm at ANZ Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: Good game, this one. The Dogs have been arm-wrestling great and Kieran Foran has been finding his best form. Without a lot of strike in the No.9 and No.7 jerseys, the Broncos have the best rosters I've seen for a long, long time with that forward pack and those outside backs and then Milford at fullback. The Broncos need to take that quality on paper onto the park. Broncos by 6

Match: Bulldogs v Broncos

Round 25 -

Full Time
Bulldogs

Home Team

Bulldogs

Scored 30 points
Broncos

Away Team

Broncos

Scored 14 points

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

Titans v Dragons, Saturday, 7.35pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: They played a few weeks ago and there was about 60 points scored. It could be the same again this weekend. It is a hard game to get a read on. The Titans might actually be able to produce one last strong performance at home. I've no idea who is going to play out of their skin for the Titans but this is a game they can win. Titans by 1

Match: Titans v Dragons

Round 25 -

Full Time
Titans

Home Team

Titans

Scored 16 points
Dragons

Away Team

Dragons

Scored 24 points

Venue: Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • Nine Network
  • LIVE PASS

Wests Tigers v Sharks, Sunday, 2pm at Leichhardt Oval

Brett Kimmorley says: They'll be hanging from the rafters at Leichhardt Oval. We're not sure that Robbie Farah will play but this will definitely be the last chance we see one of Robbie Farah or Paul Gallen as an NRL player. Benji Marshall was very good at hooker against Newcastle but then went back to five-eighth and threw two of the best passes we have probably seen in 2019. I'll tip the Sharks on account of probably having a few more points in their bag. Sharks by 2

Match: Wests Tigers v Sharks

Round 25 -

Full Time
Wests Tigers

Home Team

Wests Tigers

Scored 8 points
Sharks

Away Team

Sharks

Scored 25 points

Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS
  • KAYO

Panthers v Knights, Sunday, 4.05pm at Panthers Stadium

Brett Kimmorley says: I think Penrith have got to win this game. It will be James Maloney's farewell from the NRL and that should mean a lot. Ivan Cleary's had his hands on this team for long enough and you'd think they will have enough. For the Knights under Kristian Woolf maybe a different voice is as good as a holiday. They played a good brand of football last week but we'll see if they can do it again. Panthers by 4 

Match: Panthers v Knights

Round 25 -

Full Time
Panthers

Home Team

Panthers

Scored 54 points
Knights

Away Team

Knights

Scored 10 points

Venue: Panthers Stadium, Penrith

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Foxtel
  • LIVE PASS

Note: The NRL.com tipping competition will continue during the finals