SG Ball Preview - Round Seven
Round Six of the SG Ball saw a number of close matches for sides inside the top-four with the Sydney Roosters the only side to score a victory with a margin greater than six points.
The second-last placed North Sydney Bears managed to push the first-placed Panthers the distance, with the boys from the foot of the mountains sneaking home with an 18-16 victory. Likewise the thirteenth-placed Magpies almost scored an unlikely victory over the fourth-placed Eels but for a few pieces of individual brilliance by the Parramatta side; proving once again that there is no such thing as an easy game in Junior Representative football.
Casting our eyes to Round Seven, there are several important match ups that could shape the makeup of the top-eight; Highlighted by clashes between the second-placed Roosters and sixth-placed Tigers and third-placed Rabbitohs and seventh-placed Raiders. Canberra were red-hot last weekend accounting for the Dragons to the tune of 62-12 and will need to be at their best to defeat an experienced Rabbitohs side.
Penrith will look to remain at the top of the table when they take on Western Suburbs at Sportingbet Stadium, whilst Parramatta attempt to cement their place in the top-four when they go head-to-head with the North Sydney Bears at New Era Stadium.
The Cronulla Sharks will be hoping results go their way when they take on the Bulldogs and the Knights and Centurions will be hoping to crack the top-eight with a victory at Cessnock Sportsground.
The Storm will have the opportunity to find themselves in the top-eight if they defeat the Dragons and the Steelers will aim for the top four with a victory over the Pirates.
To round out the final game of round seven, WSA will take on Manly with a victory guaranteed of keeping their finals hopes alive for another week.
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