Canterbury Cup NSW Previews | Rd 6

True Blue and Channel Nine commentator Jamie Soward previews all the fixtures ahead of Round 6 of the Canterbury Cup NSW. 

North Sydney Bears v Newcastle Knights
North Sydney Oval
Friday, 19 April – 3.00pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bears is number 1 Kieren Moss
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Jacob Gagai
  • Winger for Bears is number 2 Asu Kepaoa
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Kiah Cooper
  • Centre for Bears is number 3 Ed Murphy
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Brayden Musgrove
  • Centre for Bears is number 4 James Tuitahi
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Tautau Moga
  • Winger for Bears is number 5 Bernard Lewis
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Heath Gibbs
  • Five-Eighth for Bears is number 11 Drew Hutchison
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 19 Hayden Loughrey
  • Halfback for Bears is number 7 Brock Lamb
    Halfback for Knights is number 7 Chris Randall

Forwards

  • Prop for Bears is number 8 John Tuivaiti
    Prop for Knights is number 8 Pasami Saulo
  • Hooker for Bears is number 9 Bradley Deitz
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Zac Woolford
  • Prop for Bears is number 10 Max Bailey
    Prop for Knights is number 10 Tevita Alifa
  • 2nd Row for Bears is number 16 Fletcher Baker
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Beau Fermor
  • 2nd Row for Bears is number 12 Tom Freebairn
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Brodie Jones
  • Lock for Bears is number 17 Setefano Hala
    Lock for Knights is number 15 Sam Stone

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bears is number 14 Kurtis Preece
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jacob Saifiti
  • Interchange for Bears is number 22 Daniel Fifita
    Interchange for Knights is number 18 Ben Thomas
  • Interchange for Bears is number 25 Luca Moretti
    Interchange for Knights is number 24 Matt Croker
  • Interchange for Bears is number 19 Sione Tuipulotu
    Interchange for Knights is number 25 Daniel MARTINE

Soward says: Any time you win those scrappy games like the Knights did you get confidence out of it and especially when they haven't been winning. Rory Kostjayson would be looking for a strong effort and they did that last week against Blacktown Workers. For the Bears, we had them very high placed before the season started and they've been outstanding, especially Brock Lamb and Lachlan Lam. Bears by 10. 

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v South Sydney Rabbitohs
Belmore Sports Ground
Saturday, 20 April – 3.05pm
Broadcast LIVE on Fox League

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Connelly Leumelu
    Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Leigh Higgins
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 John Olive
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Mawene Hiroti
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Morgan Harper
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jacob Gagan
  • Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Marcelo Montoya
    Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Tarquinn Butler
  • Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Christian Crichton
    Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Dylan O'Connor
  • Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jesse Marschke
    Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Dean Hawkins
  • Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Fa'amanu Brown
    Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Connor Tracey

Forwards

  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Francis Tualau
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Tom Amone
  • Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Ben Marschke
    Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Billy Brittain
  • Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Renouf Toomaga
    Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Rhys Kennedy
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Bronson Garlick
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 16 Trent Peoples
  • 2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 20 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
    2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Keaon Koloamatangi
  • Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Jack Nelson
    Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Bayley Sironen

Interchange

  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Kayne Kalache
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Jack Johns
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Jesse Martin
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Brock Gray
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 21 Elie El-Zakhem
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Yileen Gordon
  • Interchange for Bulldogs is number 12 Tony Matautia
    Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 19 Lyndon Hills

Soward says: South Sydney are hard to beat because they defend well but when you look at their 'for and against' they're in the minus because they win those tight games but they know their identity, which is being a defensive team. On the other side, the Bulldogs have had some pretty disappointing games in recent weeks after a mountain of changes which has really affected them. Rabbitohs by 6. 

St George Illawarra Dragons v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles
WIN Stadium
Saturday, 20 April – 5.15pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Dragons is number 1 Tristan Sailor
    Fullback for Sea Eagles is number 1 Jade Anderson
  • Winger for Dragons is number 2 Lachlan Maranta
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 2 Abbas Miski
  • Centre for Dragons is number 3 Shaun Sauni-Esau
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 3 Dane Aukafolau
  • Centre for Dragons is number 4 Steven Marsters
    Centre for Sea Eagles is number 19 Sam Smith
  • Winger for Dragons is number 5 Jonus Pearson
    Winger for Sea Eagles is number 5 Alfred Smalley
  • Five-Eighth for Dragons is number 19 Jai Field
    Five-Eighth for Sea Eagles is number 6 Lachlan Croker
  • Halfback for Dragons is number 7 Adam Clune
    Halfback for Sea Eagles is number 20 Trent Hodkinson

Forwards

  • Prop for Dragons is number 8 Lachlan Timm
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 24 Lloyd Perrett
  • Hooker for Dragons is number 9 Reece Robson
    Hooker for Sea Eagles is number 7 Zach Dockar-Clay
  • Prop for Dragons is number 10 Josh Kerr
    Prop for Sea Eagles is number 18 Taniela Paseka
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 11 Charly Runciman
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 8 Kelepi Tanginoa
  • 2nd Row for Dragons is number 12 Jackson Ford
    2nd Row for Sea Eagles is number 12 Haumole Olakau'atu
  • Lock for Dragons is number 16 Pio Sokobalavu
    Lock for Sea Eagles is number 16 Sean Keppie

Interchange

  • Interchange for Dragons is number 6 Eli Levido
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 9 Tyran Ott
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 17 Eddie Blacker
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 15 Andy Saunders
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 20 Jayden Morgan
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 17 Kurt De Luis
  • Interchange for Dragons is number 13 Joe Lovodua
    Interchange for Sea Eagles is number 22 Fred Junior Mauala

Soward says: Blacktown have had a couple of tight losses to start the year but they upset South Sydney at home which was impressive. They sometimes lack a bit of polish and depth in their squad, but you look at someone like Zach Dockar-Clay whose been in good form along with Lachlan Croker back from injury. But for me, the Dragons have been outstanding without their captain Darren Nicholls and I think they can do it again at home. Dragons by 16.

Newtown Jets v Penrith Panthers
Henson Park
Sunday, 21 April – 1.10pm
Broadcast LIVE on Channel Nine and 9NOW

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Jets is number 6 Luke Polselli
    Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Caleb Aekins
  • Winger for Jets is number 5 Isaac Lumelume
    Winger for Panthers is number 16 Tyrell Fuimaono
  • Centre for Jets is number 15 Aaron Gray
    Centre for Panthers is number 3 Matheson Johns
  • Centre for Jets is number 4 Ronaldo Mulitalo
    Centre for Panthers is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Jets is number 3 Matt Evans
    Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'o
  • Five-Eighth for Jets is number 18 Kyle Flanagan
    Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
  • Halfback for Jets is number 7 Braydon Trindall
    Halfback for Panthers is number 17 Dylan Edwards

Forwards

  • Prop for Jets is number 8 Wesley Lolo
    Prop for Panthers is number 8 Kaide Ellis
  • Hooker for Jets is number 9 James Segeyaro
    Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitchell Kenny
  • Prop for Jets is number 10 Jaimin Jolliffe
    Prop for Panthers is number 15 Nick Lui-Toso
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 17 Daniel Vasquez
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Billy Burns
  • 2nd Row for Jets is number 12 Siosifa Talakai
    2nd Row for Panthers is number 18 Jed Cartwright
  • Lock for Jets is number 14 Billy Magoulias
    Lock for Panthers is number 14 Hame Sele

Interchange

  • Interchange for Jets is number 2 Tyla Tamou
    Interchange for Panthers is number 7 Liam Coleman
  • Interchange for Jets is number 13 Greg Eastwood
    Interchange for Panthers is number 11 Reed Izzard
  • Interchange for Jets is number 21 Cruz Topai-Aveai
    Interchange for Panthers is number 22 Ratu Tuisese
  • Interchange for Jets is number 11 Teig Wilton
    Interchange for Panthers is number 23 Anton Iaria

Soward says: The Jets at Henson are always a better team and I think coach Greg Matterson would be happy with their performance last week, they started on fire and it's good to get your season started with a win over strong opponents. The Panthers, however, were flat and ill-disciplined last week and didn't play like a team that wanted to be there. It will be a tight one so I'm tipping a draw. 

Mounties v Warriors
GIO Stadium
Sunday, 21 April – 1.40pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Mounties is number 1 Bailey Simonsson
    Fullback for Warriors is number 4 Adam Pompey
  • Winger for Mounties is number 2 Tony Satini
    Winger for Warriors is number 21 Setu Tu
  • Centre for Mounties is number 3 Reubenn Rennie
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Taane Milne
  • Centre for Mounties is number 4 Sebastian Kris
    Centre for Warriors is number 20 Cole Waaka
  • Winger for Mounties is number 5 Andre Niko
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Lewis Soosemea
  • Five-Eighth for Mounties is number 6 Ata Hingano
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 17 Api Pewhairangi
  • Halfback for Mounties is number 20 Aidan Sezer
    Halfback for Warriors is number 18 Sam Cook

Forwards

  • Prop for Mounties is number 23 Royce Hunt
    Prop for Warriors is number 8 Chris Satae
  • Hooker for Mounties is number 9 Tom Starling
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Karl Lawton
  • Prop for Mounties is number 10 Corey Horsburgh
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Preston Riki
  • 2nd Row for Mounties is number 11 Reuben Porter
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Blake Ayshford
  • 2nd Row for Mounties is number 12 Jack Murchie
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Ligi Sao
  • Lock for Mounties is number 13 Luke Bateman
    Lock for Warriors is number 22 Sam Lisone

Interchange

  • Interchange for Mounties is number 15 Steve Tavita
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Clayton Williams
  • Interchange for Mounties is number 17 Jarrett Boland
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard
  • Interchange for Mounties is number 18 Michael Oldfield
    Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Paulos Latu
  • Interchange for Mounties is number 8 Emre Guler
    Interchange for Warriors is number 23 Tahi Baggaley

Soward says: The Mounties have been outstanding and have shown that they can play with finesse or even a power game and I can't see their form dipping any time soon. It will be a tough trip for the Warriors away from home and would be disappointed with their loss last week against South Sydney. I'm tipping another powerful Mounties performance and got them to win by 20. 

Wentworthville Magpies v Western Suburbs Magpies
Bankwest Stadium
Monday, 22 April – 1.30pm

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Josh Bergamin
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Dylan Smith
  • Winger for Magpies is number 2 Bevan French
    Winger for Magpies is number 23 David Nofoaluma
  • Centre for Magpies is number 3 Josh Minhinnick
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Tommy Talau
  • Centre for Magpies is number 4 Ethan Parry
    Centre for Magpies is number 16 Paul Momirovski
  • Winger for Magpies is number 20 Greg Leleisiuao
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Kane Bradley
  • Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Brad Keighran
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Tyson Gamble
  • Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Rhys Davies
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Kauri Aupouri-Puketapu

Forwards

  • Prop for Magpies is number 8 Mitchell Butfield
    Prop for Magpies is number 20 Elijah Taylor
  • Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Matt McIlwrick
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Jacob Liddle
  • Prop for Magpies is number 18 Kane Evans
    Prop for Magpies is number 21 Patrice Siolo
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Andrew Davey
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Sam McIntyre
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Salesi Fainga'a
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Jack Miller
  • Lock for Magpies is number 13 D'Rhys Miller
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Robbie Rochow

Interchange

  • Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Kieran Hayman
    Interchange for Magpies is number 4 Kane McQuiggin
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Jacob Esau
    Interchange for Magpies is number 8 Joseph Ratuvakacereivalu
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Joel Luani
    Interchange for Magpies is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 17 Nick Kassis
    Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Elia Faatui

Soward says: This match is definitely the game of the round and the fact they play at Bankwest Stadium is very exciting for both sides. Wests were outstanding last week and if David Nofoaluma plays against that will be a huge inclusion and then on the other side, you have Wentworthville who have been very surprising. They out-compete their opponents and play a gritty game. I think it will be a tight game but the Wests to prevail by 4.