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Canterbury Cup NSW preview | Rd 13

True Blue and Channel Nine commentator Jamie Soward previews all the action ahead of Round 13 in the Canterbury Cup NSW.


Warriors vs Dragons

Mt Smart Stadium

Saturday 8 June, 12.40pm

The Dragons missed an opportunity last week off the back of some really good footy but some poor game management at the end. The Warriors continue to be an up and down team in 2019 and it’s hard to get a read on them so I think the Dragons do a job on the Warriors this week. Dragons by 8.


Rabbitohs vs Knights

Metricon High Performance Centre

Saturday 8 June, 2pm

This is another tough one. Souths have certainly been tested the last couple of weeks and will continue to be tested. They don’t have halfback Connor Tracey, he’s playing in the NRL, so Souths may be in for a tough month. I think Newcastle can come down and upset them, they were disappointing again last week against the Bulldogs. They had some good moments but just weren’t consistent enough. Knights by 2.


Magpies vs Mounties

Campbelltown Stadium

Saturday 8 June, 3pm

Mounties’ personnel has changed a little bit with (Aidan) Sezer going up. They’ve been dominating the competition all year, with no halves they seem to have struggled a little bit. They come up against a Magpies outfit that’s going to be full of confidence from last week coming back from 22-4 down against the Dragons. I think Wests can do another job here, they get (Luke) Garner back as well. Wests by 4.


Jets vs Wenty

Henson Park

Saturday 8 June, 3pm

Both these sides have been up and down. Wenty have been outstanding to start the year and Bevan French, whether he will see out the year, we’ll have to wait and see. The Jets seem to have been in a little bit of form lately, they’ve had a couple of good wins, they’ve had a couple of scrappy draws, so I think they’ve turned the corner. Jets by 1.


Bulldogs vs Sea Eagles

Belmore Sports Ground

Sunday 9 June, 1.10pm

It’s a long season for Blacktown. I don’t see where they’re going to get their next victory unfortunately. They just haven’t got the depth from the top squad down to be able to cover. They’ve had injuries to the top squad so they’ve had to put up their fringe guys as well. The Bulldogs were good last week without being great, I think they’ve got the makings of a team that can make the finals after predicting them to come 10th. Some of the guys playing in reserve grade should be playing first grade. Bulldogs by 12.


Panthers vs Bears

Panthers Stadium

Sunday 9 June, 1.50pm

It’s a hard read this one because the Bears are up and down a little bit, they’ve got a tough period through Origin. It will be interesting to see who gets called up late and if there will be some late changes with injuries and stuff like that. The Penrith Panthers continue to be one of the powerhouses in this competition. It’s interesting to see Mitch Kenny’s gone up to the top squad and he’ll certainly be a loss for them but the Panthers will be too strong. Panthers by 6.