Canterbury Cup NSW preview | Rd 14

True Blue and Channel Nine commentator Jamie Soward previews all the action ahead of Round 14 in the Canterbury Cup NSW.

 

Warriors (10) vs Wenty (9)

North Harbour Stadium

Saturday 15 June, 8.45am (AEDT)

The Warriors won’t want to go in underestimating the Magpies. They’ve been pretty good this year in situations where we thought they weren’t going to turn up. (Wenty coach) Rip Taylor has them competing in most games so I think the Warriors will have their hands full. They have been diabolical and for me they look like they don’t have any direction. That comes from your halves and sometimes you can just roll up your sleeves, kick long and let the game unfold. I think the Warriors will struggle but we don’t know what side Wentworthville will have over there. Warriors by 1

 

Bulldogs (3) vs Bears (5)

Belmore Sports Ground

Saturday 15 June, 12.45pm (Foxtel)

This will probably be one of the games of the week. The Bulldogs last week showed their ill-discipline still with what they’ve done in terms of holding the ball and giving silly penalties away. They were like that against Wentworthville early on in the year. They’ve still got a very good side with the side as currently constructed. The Bears for me, this is a tough period for them. They’re just going to have to bide their time, they welcome some guys back, it’s still going to be hard at Belmore. Bulldogs by 1

 

Mounties (2) vs Jets (8)

Aubrey Keech Reserve

Saturday 15 June, 3pm

Mounties just continue to have that next man up mentality. What they’ve been able to do this year with their squad, guys coming in and out has been amazing and they out themselves in a really good position for the end of the year. The Jets have been rolling the last five weeks, four wins, one draw, starting to hold the ball, starting to compete on plays. I’m going to say an upset here. Jets by 4

 

Rabbitohs (6) vs Panthers (1)

ANZ Stadium

Saturday 15 June, 3.15pm

The Rabbitohs get some guys back, I think when you get those quality guys back in this competition it certainly helps. Their defence has been wayward in the last couple of weeks but they got that back on track last week. You look at the Panthers, they’re rolling, 32-0, they’ll come into this with a lot of confidence. Panthers by 10

 

Magpies (7) vs Knights (11)

Campbelltown Stadium

Sunday 16 June, 1.10pm (Channel Nine)

The Knights have been disappointing this year, you look at their squad, they’re certainly better than what they’ve produced with their results. They struggled again last week and I think they’ll struggle again this week against a Wests Magpies side expertly coached by Brett Hodgson and what he’s been able to do with guys coming in and out and putting performances in. He gets the ultimate competitor back in Josh Reynolds so I think it’s a big win by Wests. Wests by 12

 

Sea Eagles (12) vs Dragons (4)

HE Laybutt Field

Sunday 16 June, 3pm

T Rex (Tony Williams) comes back for Blacktown, I think that’s a huge in but they’ve got some depth issues and they’ll continue to struggle. Zach Dockar-Clay was outstanding in a beaten side on the weekend. The Dragons just continue to roll. They have guys stepping up and doing the job and I think this will be a big win for the Dragons. Dragons by 16