NRL Previews - Rabbitohs v Bulldogs (Round 2)

20-03-2011 02:00PM at ANZ Stadium

Referees: Gavin Badger and Brett Suttor
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and Henry Perenara
Video Referee: Tim Mander

If Shane Richardson and Russell Crowe can learn anything about how to recruit halves in the NRL, they need look no further than their opposition on Sunday afternoon at Homebush. Whilst the combination of Chris Sandow and the mercurial John Sutton continue to struggle for consistency, the new pair at Belmore delivered a seamless display on debut for the Bulldogs. Not that Crowe wants to replace his halves - I would never suggest such a thing.

Trent Hodkinson and Kris Keating unveiled a patient and controlled style for Canterbury last week and if they can produce more of the same it could choke the life out of the home side. I'm tipping they do and the Dogs defence does the rest. More importantly, tune in to see Mick Ennis and Isaac Luke go head to head; fingers crossed Ennis packs the first scrum with some words of encouragement for his opposite number. Not sure what to say about the Idris v Inglis battle, which is apt because this will likely leave you speechless as well.

My Tip: Bulldogs 30-24

The Teams

  South Sydney Rabbitohs               Canterbury Bulldogs 
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S. Geddes
B. Lowe
J. Clark
S. Burgess
1. Rhys WesserFullback1. Ben Barba
2. Nathan MerrittWing2. Steve Turner
3. Dylan FarrellCentre3. Josh Morris
4. Greg InglisCentre4. Jamal Idris
5. Fetuli TalanoaWing5. Bryson Goodwin
6. John SuttonFive Eighth6. Kris Keating
7. Chris SandowHalfback7. Trent Hodkinson
8. Luke StuartProp8. Aiden Tolman
9. Issac LukeHooker9. Michael Ennis
10. Roy AsotasiProp10. Sam Kasiano
11. Eddy PettybourneSecond Row11. Jake Foster
12. Dave TaylorSecond Row12. Andrew Ryan
13. Dave TyrellLock13. David Stagg
14. Ben RossInterchange14. Mickey Paea
15. Shannan McPhersonInterchange15. Frank Pritchard
16. Michael CrockerInterchange16. Corey Payne
17. Chris McQueenInterchange17. Ben Roberts
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J. Morris
T. Browne
T. Browne
M. Taupau
G. Eastwood

Head to Head

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
2008 Round 17 ANZ Stadium, Homebush South Sydney Rabbitohs 34-30

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