2019 NRL – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters taking place? Sunday 28th July, 05:00

Where is Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters taking place? ANZ Stadium

What channel is Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters on?
UK – This match will not be televised live in the UK
Australia – Fox Sports

Where can I stream Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters?
UK – N/A
Australia – https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

Where can I get tickets for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters?
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500010

Sydney Roosters – https://tickets.nrl.com/team/500001

THE TEAM NEWS

CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Dean Pay

Starting 13: Watene-Zelezniak, Meaney, Holland, Hopoate, R. Smith, Cogger, Lewis, Tolman, Lichaa, Napa, Jackson, Harawira-Naera, Elliott – Interchanges: Marshall-King, Toomaga, Fualalo, C. Smith – Reserves: Okunbor, Ogden

Unavailable: Kieran Foran, Sauaso Sue, Marcelo Montoya

  • Canterbury were soundly beaten by Brisbane last week as their recent upturn in form was halted thanks to a poor display and now they face the daunting task of facing Sydney Roosters.

  • Marcelo Montoya suffered an MCL injury during the Bulldogs' loss to Brisbane and will be missing for at least three weeks with his place in the centres taken by Kerrod Holland whilst rookie Brandon Wakeham makes way for Lachlan Lewis.

  • Aiden Tolman is fit again and he comes back into the starting side for Ofahiki Ogden who drops to the reserves while Kieran Foran has again missed out but should be back for next weekend’s game.

SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Head Coach: Trent Robinson

Starting 13: Tedesco, Tupou, Mitchell, Manu, Morris, Keary, Cronk, Waerea-Hargreaves, Radley, Taukeiaho, Cordner, Aubusson, Liu – Interchanges: Verrills, Tetevano, Crichton, Tupouniua Reserves: Faamausili, Smith

Unavailable: Jake Friend

  • Sydney Roosters returned to winning ways with a convincing win over Newcastle and they will be keen to back that up here as they face struggling Canterbury with the Roosters attempting to solidify their spot in the top 4.

  • Roosters hooker Jake Friend suffered a forearm injury that will sideline him for a sustained period just a week after returning to the side which means that Victor Radley shifts back to the hooking role.

  • Zane Tetevano is back from suspension so comes onto the bench whilst Sam Verrills is also named as he provides support for Radley and Ryan Hall is out of the side with Brett Morris replacing him after appearing from the bench last week.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Roosters showed some great signs in their win over Newcastle last week as they got back to winning ways in style. They have struggled for consistency of late but will be eager to put in another display against the lowly Bulldogs and they should be able to win comfortably. They will once again have to deal with the loss of Jake Friend but Victor Radley filled in well earlier in the season and he can do so again with the Roosters likely to have too much for their opponents.

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