Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, July 5, 6.30 PM, Round 8, Bankwest Stadium, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Match Preview
The Bulldogs lately always the underdogs come into this one after being belted by a motivated Wests Tigers outfit only to lose Will Hopoate in the process and make their injury woes worse now take on the Rabbitohs who last round against the Panthers struggled to complete sets and score points, both teams in desperate need of the two points this should be vicious.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
|Christian Crichton||Jake Averillo|
|Marcelo Montoya||Will Hopoate|
1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Christian Crichton 6. Kieran Foran 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Adam Elliott
Reserves: 14. Kerrod Holland 15. Dean Britt 16. Renouf To’omaga 17. Sauaso Sue 19. Ofahiki Ogden 20. Jack Cogger 21. Luke Thompson 22. Sione Katoa
Coach: Dean Pay
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. James Roberts 5. Alex Johnston 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray
Reserves: 14. Liam Knight 15. Bayley Sironen 16. Hame Sele 17. Braidon Burns 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Patrick Mago 20. Troy Dargan 21. Corey Allan
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The last time these two teams met the Rabbitohs at home were beaten by the Bulldogs 6-14. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 38 matches played between the Rabbitohs and the Bulldogs favour the Bulldogs winning 122, all other general statistics favour the Rabbitohs, except the Bulldogs have a better win rate at this venue.
South Sydney Rabbitohs for the win.
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