This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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Roosters V Manly ? Sat 4th, 1.15 PM ? Henson Park Forth placed Roosters play ninth placed Manly at Henson Park (Roosters home game). The Roosters had a slow start to the season, but have not lost since round seven, while Manly have been in a form slump till last week when they recorded a good win. The Roosters are the team that everyone fears, and should be far too good for Manly.
Dragons V Norths ? Sat. 4th - Win Stadium First placed Dragons are at home to thirteenth placed Norths. I would be the upset of the season if Norths got up. The Dragons should win by 50.
Bulldogs V Souths Jnrs ? Sat. 4th, 4 PM ? Sydney Showground Fifth placed Bulldogs are at home to seventh placed Souths Jnrs. Both teams have mixed form over recent games. Bulldogs start favourites due to home ground advantage.
Balmain V Cronulla - Sun. 5th, 10.45 AM ? Leichardt Oval Tenth placed Balmain are at home to third placed Cronulla. Cronulla have lost two of their last three games but still should be too good for Balmain.
Newcastle V Wests ? Sun. 5th, 11.20 AM ? EAS Sixth placed Newcastle are at home to eighth placed Wests. Newcastle has lost their last two games against top of the table opposition and lost by 10 points the last time they played the Magpies, but they come into the game with their best possible side and should be able to reverse the slump.
Penrith V Parramatta ? Sun. 5th, 11.30 AM ? Penrith Stadium Eleventh placed Penrith are at home to second placed Parramatta. Parra have won their last two games against quality opposition, while Penrith have not done well against poor opposition. Parra should win easily.