Previews | Canterbury Cup NSW Rd 17

True Blue and Channel Nine commentator Jamie Soward previews all the action ahead of Round 17 of the Canterbury Cup NSW. 

Newcastle Knights v Bulldogs

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Jacob Gagai
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Kerrod Holland
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Kiah Cooper
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 John Olive
  • Centre for Knights is number 21 Tex Hoy
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Morgan Harper
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Mitchell Andrews
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Connelly Leumelu
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Toby Marks
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Jayden Okunbor
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Chris Randall
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Jesse Marschke
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Bayden Searle
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Fa'amanu Brown

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 27 Jacob Saifiti
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Danny Fualalo
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Zac Woolford
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Ben Marschke
  • Prop for Knights is number 24 Pasami Saulo
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Jack Nelson
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 23 Aidan Guerra
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Bronson Garlick
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Brodie Jones
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Zac Hosking
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Kayne Kalache

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 8 Jirah Momoisea
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 James Roumanos
  • Interchange for Knights is number 10 Tevita Alifa
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Javvier Pitovao
  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Dylan Lucas
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 16 Elie El-Zakhem
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Brayden Musgrove
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Toa Mata'afa

Soward says: Knights had a tough win over the Warriors in tricky conditions at home. While they haven't been too consistent in 2019 I think they will try and take some confidence out of that against a team like the Bulldogs who are up the top of the competition ladder. The Bulldogs continue to be one of the standouts of this competition year to year and I think they'll come away with a comfortable win away from home. Knights by 12. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles

Match: Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles

Round 17 -

Full Time
Rabbitohs

Home Team

Rabbitohs

Scored 22 points
Sea Eagles

Away Team

Sea Eagles

Scored 30 points

Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Foxtel

Soward says: South Sydney had a real lean period throughout the last few weeks with Origin and they were tested with what they were able to put on the field. Recently they have got back to their defensive structures and while not conceding points they have been able to run up some big scores. For Blacktown Workers, it's a chance for them to be the spoiler for these teams like the Rabbitohs who are contending for the premiership but can't see that happening this weekend. Souths by 20. 

North Sydney Bears v Newtown Jets

Match: Bears v Jets

Round 17 -

Full Time
Bears

Home Team

Bears

Scored 22 points
Jets

Away Team

Jets

Scored 8 points

Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network

Soward says: The Bears were outstanding last week and really stayed in the grind off the back of some strong performances from Max Bailey, Drew Hutchison and their halves in Lachlan Lam and Brock Lamb. I'm expecting another solid effort from North Sydney up against quality opposition in the Jets. They continue to perform under pressure and they were under hard duress a few months ago but have now put themselves in a great position to compete for the title. This will be the match of the round but think the Bears have too much class. Bears by 6. 

Western Suburbs Magpies v Wentworthville Magpies

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Magpies is number 14 Dylan Smith
    Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Bevan French
  • Winger for Magpies is number 2 Bilal Maarbani
    Winger for Magpies is number 2 Haze Dunster
  • Centre for Magpies is number 3 Tommy Talau
    Centre for Magpies is number 3 Josh Bergamin
  • Centre for Magpies is number 1 Watson Heleta
    Centre for Magpies is number 4 Ethan Parry
  • Winger for Magpies is number 5 Kane Bradley
    Winger for Magpies is number 5 Greg Leleisiuao
  • Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Max Burey
    Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Joseph Taipari
  • Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Jock Madden
    Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Will Smith

Forwards

  • Prop for Magpies is number 8 Russell Packer
    Prop for Magpies is number 8 Tim Mannah
  • Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Soni Luke
    Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Matt McIlwrick
  • Prop for Magpies is number 15 Oliver Clark
    Prop for Magpies is number 10 Daniel Alvaro
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Luke Garner
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Andrew Davey
  • 2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Sam McIntyre
    2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Salesi Fainga'a
  • Lock for Magpies is number 13 Jack Miller
    Lock for Magpies is number 13 Oregon Kaufusi

Interchange

  • Interchange for Magpies is number 4 Kane McQuiggin
    Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Rhys Davies
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 10 Patrice Siolo
    Interchange for Magpies is number 15 Mitchell Butfield
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 19 Rajko Jankovic
    Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Interchange for Magpies is number 20 Dylan Clifford
    Interchange for Magpies is number 17 Haimona Hiroti

Soward says: I think this game will probably be really defining in where these two teams end up at season's end one way or another. Wests, for me, need to fix their discipline because they continue to put themselves under pressure and that builds on their efforts on either side of the ball. You look at Wentworthville without Bevan French who has been their key in attack and been responsible for a lot of their points in 2019 and will rely on their playmakers to now compete. I expect Wests to bounce back after two poor losses and will be much more physical from start to finish. Wests by 6. 

St George Illawarra Dragons v Mounties

Soward says: The Dragons are one of the teams who have had guys go up and spend time in the NRL and now we get a chance to see what they have learned and hopefully hold that standard. The Mounties, they have continued to falter and have had a really lean month and can't seem to get back to the style of footy that saw them win games earlier in the year. I think the Dragons will be too strong and got them to win by 8.