2021 NRL – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs taking place? Sunday 18th July, 2021 – 09:15 (UK)

Where is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs taking place? Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Where can I get tickets for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Starting 13: Mitchell, Johnston, Gagi, Graham, Milne, Walker, Reynolds, Nicholls, Cook, Burgess, Koloamatangi, Su’A, Murray – Interchanges: Knight, Mago, Host, Burns – Reserves: Taaffe, Mamouzelos

Unavailable: Brock Gardner (Injured), Tevita Tatola (Injured), Jai Arrow (Isolation)

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs won their fifth game in succession thanks to another impressive attacking display and they will be confident of recording another success here as they take on bottom side Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • In a further boost to Souths, they have named all of their Origin contingent who look set to back up following Wednesday’s third game and having scored at least 38 points in four of their last five matches, that will surely be a target they will feel they can hit once again.

CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

Starting 13: Meaney, Allan, Hopoate, Schoupp, Manu, Lewis, Averillo, Hetherington, S. Katoa, Thompson, Waddell, Jackson, Doorey – Interchanges: Biondi-Odo, Napa, Seumanufagai, Stimson – Reserves: Ogden, Okunbor

Unavailable: Christian Crichton (Injured), Raymond Faitala-Mariner (Injured), Brad Deitz (Injured), Chris Smith (Injured), Nick Cotric (Injured), Adam Elliott (Injured), Jeremy Marshall-King (Suspended)

  • Canterbury Bulldogs were very competitive in their clash with Sydney Roosters last week but they ultimately fell short once again as they failed to take advantage of the poor conditions which should have acted as somewhat of a leveller.
  • The Bulldogs have now lost their last three matches and have some ground to make up on the teams above them if they are to avoid the wooden spoon but their defensive struggles could cause them problems against a devastating South Sydney attack.

THE PREDICTION

South Sydney Rabbitohs will be confident of earning a sixth straight win as they take on bottom of the ladder Canterbury Bulldogs. Despite putting up a decent fight against Sydney Roosters last week, the Bulldogs were just not good enough to get the job done and this is another difficult contest. The Rabbits are boosted by the return of their Origin players in what is a further blow for the Dogs and with South Sydney posing plenty of attacking strike across the pitch as they have demonstrated of late, another big win is in the offing for the Rabbitohs here with them being able to cover the -23.5 handicap.

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