NRL Previews - Bulldogs v Rabbitohs (Round 7)

23-04-2011 07:30PM at ANZ Stadium

Referees: Ben Cummins and Tony De Las Heras
Touch Judges: David Abood and Michael Wise
Video Referee: Chris Ward

Whilst some fans at Redfern might have been impressed with 65 minutes of their team's performance against the Dragons on Monday night, others will be concerned with the fact that Souths have scored 1 try in their last two games of football. Admittedly, these games were against 2 of the competitions elite sides, but it must be a concern for John Lang and his 'play what's in front of you' approach to offence.

Against the Bulldogs at Homebush on Saturday night, this plan of attack will only work if the Rabbitohs defence holds firm against an extremely potent Canterbury side. It won't. The 'Dogs control possession and the scoreboard. Whatever your plans are for the long weekend, tune in to this match in the hope that Mick Ennis repeats his sledge from last week, only this time to Dave Taylor. The resulting chase around ANZ stadium will be akin to a Benny Hill skit.

My Tip: Bulldogs 30-20

NOTE: Members and fans attending the Bulldogs v Rabbitohs match on Saturday can travel to ANZ Stadium FREE on public transport as part of their match ticket. The offer extends to CityRail and Major Event bus services from all areas of Sydney.

The Teams

  Canterbury Bulldogs               South Sydney Rabbitohs 
C. Payne

T. Browne
G. Eastwood
1. Ben BarbaFullback1. James Roberts
2. Steve TurnerWing2. Nathan Merritt
3. Josh MorrisCentre3. Dylan Farrell
4. Jamal IdrisCentre4. Greg Inglis
5. Bryson GoodwinWing5. Chris McQueen
6. Kris KeatingFive Eighth6. John Sutton
7. Trent HodkinsonHalfback7. Chris Sandow
8. Aiden TolmanProp8. Sam Burgess
9. Michael EnnisHooker9. Issac Luke
10. Mickey PaeaProp10. Roy Asotasi
11. Frank PritchardSecond Row11. Dave Tyrell
12. Andrew RyanSecond Row12. Dave Taylor
13. David StaggLock13. Michael Crocker
14. Jake FosterInterchange14. Ben Ross
15. Grant MillingtonInterchange15. Shannan McPherson
16. Michael HodgsonInterchange16. Nathan Peats
17. Dene HalatauInterchange17. Eddy Pettybourne
No Suspensions

S. Geddes
L. Stuart
B. Lowe

Head to Head

2011 Round 2 ANZ Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 28-19
2010 NRL - Round 21 ANZ Stadium Canterbury Bulldogs 32-12
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

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