The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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30-07-2010 07:35PM at ANZ Stadium
Star South Sydney hooker Isaac Luke makes an early return from injury to face serial pest Mick Ennis in just one example of the number of exciting matchups on Friday night. Josh Morris v Beau Champion will definitely be another and Ben Hannant v Sam Burgess is probably my personal favourite. The two teams line up well but it is South Sydney with everything to play for and in much, much better form.
Scoring 28 second half points against a heralded Warriors defence last week is one reason to tip them and the other reasons probably don't matter. The Bulldogs might not be up to this and if last week's opening defensive set of six against Parramatta is anything to go by, they are in trouble. John Sutton dominates the game and is too big and strong for a Canterbury team already planning its Mad Monday celebrations at the Three Swallows in Bankstown.
My Man of the Match Prediction: John Sutton
My Tip: South Sydney 30-12
|Canterbury Bulldogs South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|2010||NRL - Round 4||ANZ Stadium||South Sydney Rabbitohs||38-16|
|2009||Round 21||ANZ Stadium, Homebush Bay||Canterbury Bulldogs||26-18|
|2009||Round 5||ANZ Stadium||Canterbury Bulldogs||14-12|
|2008||Round 17||ANZ Stadium, Homebush||South Sydney Rabbitohs||34-30|
|2008||Round 2||ANZ Stadium||Canterbury Bulldogs||25-12|