Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, June 8, 4.05 PM, Round 4, Bankwest Stadium, Canterbury Bulldogs take on St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Match Preview
Battle of the deep, Bulldogs and Dragons needing their first win of the season, two desperate teams here looking for a win, how to separate and predict the victor, The Dragons have scored 32 more points than the Bulldogs so far this season, but the Dragons have leaked an extra ten points more than the Bulldogs in defense so far this season.
The Bulldogs enjoy playing the Dragons and have a strong record of wins against them overall, not to mention the venue which also benefits the bulldogs winning 55% of the games they have played there, Dragons only winning 20% of games at this venue, although both teams not travelling well this will be a very competitive match, offence vs defence.
The Canterbury Bulldogs
1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Will Hopoate 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Dean Britt 13. Adam Elliott Reserves: 14. Jake Averillo 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Kerrod Holland 21. Sione Katoa 22. Brandon Wakeham
Coach: Michael Maguire
The St George Illawarra Dragons
1. Corey Norman 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Ben Hunt 7. Adam Clune 8. Josh Kerr 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. James Graham Reserves: 14. Trent Merrin 15. Blake Lawrie 16. Issac Luke 17. Euan Aitken 18. Tyrell Fuimaono 19. Matthew Dufty 20. Jacob Host 21. Jackson Ford
Coach: Paul McGregor
The last time these two teams met the Canterbury Bulldogs at home lost dreadfully to the Dragons 36-12, were going with the Dragons offense to beat the Bulldogs defense and make it three on the trot against the Bulldogs.
St George Illawarra Dragons for the win.
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