Written by Mr Puntsource
The Sydney Roosters will host the St.George Illawarra Dragons in game seven, Round 8 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership in 2023; It doesn’t get more competitive in round eight as these two fight it out for another two points; The Sydney Roosters are sitting in ninth on the ladder, they trickledown after back to back loses to the Storm and the Sharks, this great club that the critics praise so freely has brought disappointment to its members and fans, once favoured so high, now favoured? no.
The current solution via Trent Robinson is to drop Sam Walker he’s not up to scratch as the young kid has become complacent, and slot in Joseph Manu who potentially wouldn’t mind earning a five eights salary, So let’s drop young Sam Walker and send a message to the squad that if you underperform you’ll be playing in the NSW Cup, meanwhile, we can all expect the Roosters to now perform for this match, everybody get your bets on the Roosters it’s almost a guarantee.
So the Roosters are lacking points, this is where they have been losing and not competing against the teams in the top eight, (Sam Walker’s fault), so far this season its the Dragons who have been outscoring the Roosters, the Roosters still maintain a better defence but this could be a tough match for the Roosters if the Dragons turn up, and the Dragons who are placed thirteenth on the ladder better get a win here or they will fall down even further, both teams desperate for a win, should be a few sparks! worth the watch.
Angus Crichton, Jake Turpin, Nathan Brown, Paul Momirovski and Sitili Tupouniua are in for the Sydney Roosters, and Ben Murdoch-Masila, Billy Burns, Jayden Sullivan, Max Feagai, Viliami Fifita slot in for the St.George Illawarra Dragons.
Since 1998, Sydney Roosters have been winning fifty-three per cent of the head-to-head clashes; Sydney Roosters at home have won five from the last five against the Dragons; the last time these two met? the Sydney Roosters were victorious winning 54-26.
In Round Seven, the Sydney Roosters lost to the Sharks 22-12, and the St.George Illawarra Dragons lost to the Canberra Raiders 20-14.
The Sydney Roosters have averaged eighteen points, and the St.George Illawarra Dragons have averaged twenty-one.
Since Round One, the Sydney Roosters are currently leaking twenty-one points a match in 2023, while the St.George Illawarra Dragons have been leaking twenty-five points a match.
Sydney Roosters by 10