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Canterbury Cup NSW Previews | Rd 15

St George Dragons v Penrith Panthers                                                  WIN Stadium                                                                                          Saturday June 29, 12.45pm 


Soward Says: A top 4 clash. Dragons have been strong the past month, with wins across the park, a different scene to what we saw at the start of the season where they struggled to find form. The panthers have been very consistent this year regardless of who they have had in and around their spine. It’ll be a tight one. Dragons by 1.

North Sydney Bears v Warriors                                                                                   North Sydney Oval                                                                                                     Sunday June 30, 1pm

Soward Says: Bears will be looking to bounce back. It’ll be interesting to see who lines up and is on stand-by for this Origin period. They’ll put a much bigger effort in back at North Sydney Oval. The Warriors had a nice win last week but inconsistency along with being at an away ground will get the better of them. Bears by 6.


Western Suburbs Magpies v South Sydney Rabbitohs                                              Campbelltown Stadium                                                                                               Sunday June 30, 1.10pm

Soward Says: Souths bounced back into form against the Panthers. Once they have their full-strength side, you’ll see the Rabbitohs be really competitive. They come up against a Magpies side who tries hard and very scrappy who find themselves at stressful times at the end of a game to come up with a win. Rabbitohs by 4.


Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Newtown Jets                                                       ANZ Stadium                                                                                                              Sunday June 30, 1.45pm

Soward Says: Both these grand finalists were slow to start the year in terms of their consistency, but they’ve really found themselves in a groove over the last couple of months. The Bulldogs have quality that should be in the NRL, the loss of Lachlan Lewis may impact them, but they are a way better side than I predicted this year. The Jets have done very well to get themselves in a position to make the top 8 this year. Jets by 2. 


Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles v Newcastle Knights                                                 HE Laybutt Field                                                                                                         Sunday June 30, 3pm

Soward Says: Blacktown, similar to South Sydney, have battled with lots of injuries to their top squad so have had to shuffle guys around. What I want to see from them is a strong effort for 80 minutes. T-Rex (Tony Williams) is back, he’ll add some experience and Zach Dochar-Clay has been a standout for them. Knights have been up and down, recently just letting thing get away from them. Blacktown by 4.


Wentworthville Magpies v Mounties                                                                            Ringrose Park                                                                                                             Sunday June 30, 3pm

Soward Says: Wenties have surprised me with some of the wins they have had, but now we’re starting to see the lack of depth around Parramatta’s top squad. Last chance for Bevan French to possibly make a move, and he’s been their best player. Mounties are outstanding. Over the past month they’ve been the most inconsistent we’ve seen but they will do the job against Wentworthville. Mounties by 10.




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