The Bulldogs have been criticised for their spoiling tactics last week and have been warned that they will be on the end of more penalties if they continue to employ them. The Cowboys may be the beneficiaries of that and coming off the back of a win, they can edge this one.
Souths were left frustrated by the Bulldogs last week but they managed to edge their way to an ugly win. The Panthers will need to find some form and quickly as they surrendered the lead late on against Cronulla last week but the Rabbits should be too strong here and can come out on top.
The loss of Luke Keary is a huge blow for the Roosters after he has enjoyed a tremendous start to the season but they do have several players back from injury to temper that blow. The Dragons enter this contest with four straight wins but this will be a game too far with the Roosters winning again.
Melbourne started slowly against Sydney Roosters as they looked to be putting in a third below-par performance in a row but hit back from 0-20 down to level the scores, only to go down in golden point. They now host the struggling Warriors in what could be a blowout.
Catalans secured a priceless away as they proved to be far too good for London and will now look to make it back-to-back wins as they host Castleford. The Tigers will travel with numerous players out injured and will need to dig deep to find a result in the south of France.
Wakefield’s injury problems escalated even further as they suffered another two injuries in their defeat to Castleford with Trinity now having nine players unavailable. Leeds also have plenty of players unavailable but their squad is more equipped to cope but will be tested again here.
Parramatta will have to show a huge improvement as they begin life in their new stadium after they were left scoreless against Canberra. They will host Wests Tigers who came out on top of a thrilling contest with Brisbane and although they can win again, they will have to put in a big effort here.
Both Hull KR and Warrington suffered defeats on Good Friday and may opt to name stronger teams than they were hoping for as they look to avoid coming out of the Easter period pointless. Rovers were demolished by Hull FC whilst Warrington suffered a hammering against Salford with both having plenty to improve on.
Wigan’s miserable run of form continued as they suffered a third-straight Super League defeat with local rivals St Helens coming out on top on Good Friday. Salford on the other hand were able to end their own run of defeats as they shocked Warrington with a superb performance.
Both of these teams enjoyed big wins over their bitter rivals on Good Friday and have made numerous changes to their squads for their Easter Monday clash. Injury has forced a few of those changes but many more will be rested in order to protect the players over this gruelling Easter period.
Huddersfield and London were on the end of heavy defeats as the bottom of the table became even more congested with just two points separating the two sides with them sitting in eighth and 12th spots respectively. Both are desperate for a win in this game but it’s the home side that should come out on top.
Gold Coast won their first game of the year with a good victory over Penrith and with another home game to follow, they will believe they can go back-to-back. With Ash Taylor seemingly avoiding injury following a big scare last week, he can lead his side to another victory on home soil.
Canberra's impressive start to the season continued as they shut out Parramatta last week and now host a beleaguered Brisbane outfit. The Broncos have managed just one win this season and things don't look like improving with the Raiders set to continue their superb start to the year.
Two in-form teams meet here with the Dragons and Sea Eagles both winning their last three matches. The Dragons completely outplayed the Bulldogs last week whilst the Sea Eagles were too good for the Knights and with either team able to claim the win, this should be a great contest.