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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters NRL Preview and Team News - Roosters to cement top four status

Andrew Hendrie 19 May 2017
  • Canterbury Bulldogs face Sydney Roosters on Sunday
  • Roosters won by four points back in Round 2
  • Roosters won seven of last 10 meetings
Bulldogs and Roosters meet on Sunday

Traditional rivals the Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters clash on Sunday in NRL Round 11 action at ANZ Stadium.

While these sides haven’t met in a big finals game for a while now, there’s always plenty of spice when the Bulldogs and Roosters square off, and this showdown on Sunday promises to be no different.

It will be the second time this season that these sides do battle, with Luke Keary guiding the Roosters to a four-point victory back in Round 2 at Allianz.

The Roosters have gone on to cement themselves in the top four - and could even go top of the table if they can beat the Bulldogs by 12 points and Melbourne lose.

Trent Robinson’s side was tremendous last week, absolutely crushing the Eels 48-10, with Blake Ferguson and Daniel Tupou having a field day out wide, combining for five tries.

It was a completely opposite story for the Bulldogs, who dished up an extremely flat performance last week to lose 30-14 at home to a North Queensland Cowboys side without Johnathan Thurston.

Canterbury were never at the races and really lacked the spark and creativity in attack, noticeably missing the services of injured five-eighth Josh Reynolds.

Analysing both teams this season, it’s hard to see how the Bulldogs can win this. Des Hasler’s side are the equal-worst attacking team in the competition, only managing 152 points, while the Roosters are the second-best defensive outfit in the NRL. If those stats hold true, the Roosters emerge triumphant on Sunday.

Stats


  • Roosters won seven of the last 10 meetings
  • Bulldogs won both 2016 games
  • Roosters won by four points in Round 2 this season

Team Lists


Craig Garvey joins the Bulldogs bench in Hasler’s only change, while Robinson has named the same 17 players that demolished Parramatta.

Bulldogs: 1. William Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Kerrod Holland 6. Matt Frawley 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Adam Elliot 13. David Klemmer 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Greg Eastwood 17. Craig Garvey 19. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 20. Reimis Smith 21. Francis Tualau 23. Marcelo Montoya

Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 14. Aidan Guerra 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Kane Evans 17. Connor Watson 18. Ryan Matterson 19. Victor Radley 20. Lindsay Collins 23. Isaac Liu

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters NRL Preview and Team News - Roosters to cement top four status

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