NRL Match Previews - South Sydney v Canterbury (Round 21)

30-07-2010 07:35PM at ANZ Stadium

Referee: Matt Cecchin and Jared Maxwell
Touch Judges: David Munro and Jeff Younis
Referee: Bill Harrigan

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

The Teams

  Canterbury Bulldogs               South Sydney Rabbitohs 
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T. Winitana
J. Romelo
C. Payne
J. Foster
1. Luke PattenFullback1. Rhys Wesser
2. Steve TurnerWing2. Nathan Merritt
3. Josh MorrisCentre3. Colin Best
4. Shane NeumannCentre4. Beau Champion
5. Bryson GoodwinWing5. Fetuli Talanoa
6. Ben BarbaFive Eighth6. John Sutton
7. Brett KimmorleyHalfback7. Chris Sandow
8. Ben HannantProp8. Roy Asotasi
9. Michael EnnisHooker9. Issac Luke
10. Ryan TandyProp10. Sam Burgess
11. Jamal IdrisSecond Row11. Eddy Pettybourne
12. Andrew RyanSecond Row12. Dave Tyrell
13. David StaggLock13. Ben Lowe
14. Mickey PaeaInterchange14. Garrett Crossman
15. Dene HalatauInterchange15. Jaiman Lowe
16. Chris ArmitInterchange16. Jason Clark
17. Michael HodgsonInterchange17. Jamie Simpson
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B. Ross
S. Geddes
M. Crocker
D. Taylor
L. Stuart

Head to Head

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

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