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Rugby League NRL RD14 - Saints v Canterbury (AWAY)

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  1. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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    Round 14 , Mon 12 Jun, 4:00 PM (local),

    ANZ Stadium
     
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    Should be a similar team to last week. Frizell will be OK - and Widdop went well. Dugan also OK.

    Aitken is still missing.
     
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    Desi will have the dogs wormed and primed to have a big game as if his coaching job depends on it.
    The Dragons will have to be at their best for this game to take the points
     
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    NRL Squad for Round 14 v Bulldogs

    1. Josh Dugan
    2. Nene Macdonald
    3. Kurt Mann
    4. Tim Lafai
    5. Jason Nightingale
    6. Gareth Widdop (c)
    7. Josh McCrone

    8. Russell Packer
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Paul Vaughan
    11. Tyson Frizell
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Jack de Belin

    Interchange:


    14. Tariq Sims
    15. Leeson Ah Mau
    16. Hame Sele
    17. Taane Milne

    18. Jacob Host
    19. Kalifa Faifai Loa
    20. Blake Lawrie
    21. Jai Field

    Players unavailable:

    Euan Aitken (hamstring) – indefinite
    Drew Hutchison (knee) – indefinite
    Kiti Glymin (shoulder) – indefinite
    Levi Dodd (knee) – season
    Siliva Havili (pectoral) – finals
    Shaun Nona (cheekbone) – indefinite
     
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    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v St George Illawarra Dragons
    ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park
    Monday, 4pm


    The Bulldogs won't be too happy with the shellacking they copped from the Penrith Panthers last week as they seek to avenge their slow start to the season. But that won't worry the Dragons who are displeased themselves for letting their standards slip against a wounded Wests Tigers.

    With a win on each team's mind, the Dragons and Bulldogs won't hold back when they collide on Monday afternoon. The Bulldogs will welcome back influential playmaker Josh Reynolds and a trio of internationals in James Graham, Brett Morris and Chase Stanley. They come in at the expense of quartet Craig Garvey, Francis Tualau, Brenko Lee and Kerrod Holland.

    The Dragons are unchanged but some doubt remains over the fitness over back-rower Tyson Frizell. Frizell failed to finish the Dragons' four-point win over the Wests Tigers last weekend – and while he has been cleared of any serious injury – remains in some doubt.

    Teams –

    Bulldogs: 1. William Hopoate, 2. Brett Morris, 3. Josh Morris, 4. Chase Stanley, 5. Marcelo Montoya, 6. Josh Reynolds, 7. Moses Mbye, 8. Aiden Tolman, 9. Michael Lichaa, 10. James Graham, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Adam Elliot, 13. David Klemmer. Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano, 15. Danny Fualalo, 16. Greg Eastwood, 17. Matt Frawley, 19. Francis Tualau, 20. Kerrod Holland, 21. Asipeli Fine, 23. Brenko Lee.

    Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan, 2. Nene Macdonald, 3. Kurt Mann, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Jason Nightingale, 6. Gareth Widdop (c), 7. Josh McCrone, 8. Russell Packer, 9. Cameron McInnes, 10. Paul Vaughan, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Joel Thompson, 13. Jack de Belin. Interchange: 14. Tariq Sims, 15. Leeson Ah Mau, 16. Hame Sele, 17. Taane Milne, 18. Jacob Host, 19. Kalifa Faifai Loa, 20. Blake Lawrie, 21. Jai Field.

    Key Match-Up: Josh Reynolds v Gareth Widdop – the Dragons skipper made his long-awaited return from a knee injury last week and scored two important tries. As Reynolds prepares to return from his own injury setbacks, his influence over the Bulldogs cannot be overlooked. With neither playmaker being their team's main kicker, an exciting match-up between these two livewires beckons.

    The History: Played 32; Bulldogs 21, Dragons 11. The Bulldogs have won nine of their past 10 meetings against the Dragons dating back to the 2012 season. The Bulldogs were 13-10 winners over the Dragons when they last met back in Round 21 last year.

    Match Officials: Referee: Ben Cummins. Assistant Referee: Gavin Badger. Sideline Officials: Dave Munro and Chris Butler.

    Televised: Fox League – Live coverage from 3:30pm

    Radio: ABC, 2GB, 4BC and Triple M
     
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    Should be a good game with the Dodgies desperate to turn their season around and the Dragons still showing some form .
    Mary has just re-signed for a further two years and with Hutchinson being out indefinitely being told his contract wont be renewed you can take him off our injury list.
    The game could come down to who has the best forwards over 80 minutes.
    In the backline out wide their could be openings for both sides as Brett and Nene have a habit of moving too far infield.
     
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    Can't believe we rushed in to sign Mary for 2 more. Maybe its a good deal - but look at 2 years ago. Top of the table and then Whammo !

    Why not wait to Round 21 and see where we are.

    Re game - we have a good chance and Canterbury are not playing well. They appear to have lost their mojo.
     
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    If they are not draggin their azz on the ground early then it might be fair to think Desi has had them wormed.
    I expect a much improved effort by the dodgies even though I am hoping a worse effort from them.
     
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    NRL Squad for Round 14 v Bulldogs

    1. Josh Dugan
    2. Nene Macdonald
    3. Kurt Mann
    4. Tim Lafai
    5. Jason Nightingale
    6. Gareth Widdop (c)
    7. Josh McCrone

    8. Russell Packer
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Paul Vaughan
    11. Tyson Frizell
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Jack de Belin

    Interchange:

    14. Tariq Sims
    15. Leeson Ah Mau
    16. Hame Sele
    17. Taane Milne

    18. Jacob Host
    21. Jai Field

    NYC Squad for Round 14 v Bulldogs:

    1. Steven Marsters
    2. Matheson Johns
    16. Dylan Morris
    4. Zac Lomax
    5. Jason Gillard
    6. Tristan Sailor
    7. Jackson Willis

    8. Stuart Mason (c)
    21. Cooper Purcell
    10. TJ Uele
    11. Jackson Ford
    12. Jayden Morgan
    13. Joe Lovodua

    Interchange:

    14. Matt Sheppard
    15. Bailey Dickenson
    17. Tom Angel
    18. Trent Peoples

    19. Brayden Gallagher
    20. Max Bailey
    22. Dane Francis
     
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    Disgraceful performance.

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    The Bulldogs dragged the Dragons down to their own level in a game high on intensity but predictably low on quality. Credit to Canterbury for successfully stifling the Dragons' attack; is that the first time they've been held tryless this season? However, the Dogs' last-tackle options looked as poor as ever, despite a bright start in the first half when their halves at least started to take the line on and offer a bit more threat. The Dragons were the beneficiaries of what I thought was a very soft penalty indeed, which at one stage looked like it might be enough to win them the game. But some uncharacteristic defensive sloppiness cost SGI dear, with the final try being a complete shambles; the Bulldogs, going absolutely nowhere in the corner, were kindly handed the ball back by the defence to score the softest of tries.
     
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    Just a point on the Dragons generally: during last weekend's game, the commentators remarked on 'Mary' having lost his father (was it?) a few days earlier.

    Is it just me that thought that to be pretty damn crass when talking about a family bereavement? How much respect is that showing?
     
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    Right on the money Moto.

    We had no plan B - we just trying to do the same thing. They worked out the compressed defence and went around us. We did well with little ball in the first half but really showed nothing for most of the game.

    You could argue that they had a few lucky bounces etc - but we had chances too.

    Very poor performance. Refs didn't help either side with their lack of force in the rucks and offside play.
     
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    The Dodgies rose to the occasion and over the full 80 minutes proved to be the better team.
    In the first half their attack was clumsy BUT every set still finished in the Dragons 10 metre zone.
    Last tackle options were poor but they did have an initial glut of possession.
    They bombed what should have been an easy try.
    Their defence was a mix of a solid line or up in your face tackling.
    The second half their defence was more of the same while their attack showed up a tiring Dragons defence to score a few tries.

    The Dragons attack never looked like scoring against the dodgies solid defence and even our kicks over the top to break it up were poor.
    I have said it before that the Dragons don't value field position and rely too much on a 10 metre or goal line defence.
    Almost every attacking set by the Dodgies finished up in the 10 metre zone.
    All our defence did was give them room to run or plenty of time to kick
    Nene was ......again caught out of position out wide and we were lucky B Mozz bombed the try.
    Vaughan tried hard in the forwards while Nightingale was solid in the backline.
     
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    Before the game the bookies shorten the odds on the doggies winning, I should have realised that.
     
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