Two big clashes are slated for the upcoming NSWRL TV schedule with The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup on Saturday afternoon and the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership in another instalment of Monday Night Football.
The action kicks off from 3pm on Saturday when the Western Suburbs Magpies host the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at their traditional home of Lidcombe Oval in Round 11 of The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup. Monday’s matchup, streamed live from Ignite HQ Centre of Excellence at 7pm, pits current Women’s Premiership ladder leaders the North Sydney Bears against last year’s Minor Premiers the Central Coast Roosters to close out Round Four.
The Magpies taking on the Bulldogs is an intriguing contest with Wests coming off their opening win of the season against Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in Round Nine, and Canterbury-Bankstown looking to force their way back into the top four for the first time since Round Five.
The Bulldogs reinforced their premiership contender status in the previous time out against a form Dragons outfit before the bye, and will be expecting to come away with two points to stay in touch with the top four and stay ahead of the teams close behind them.
Although the Magpies scored their first victory in their last appearance, they will have to build on that momentum to reinvigorate their season and work themselves into touching distance of the top eight.
In the Women’s Premiership, the table-topping Bears look to be one of the surprise packets of 2022 after three rounds following a seventh-place finish last season. The Roosters are yet to record a win, and after a Round Three draw against Mounties will be hoping to change those fortunes come Monday night.
Full list of games on NSWRL TV this weekend:
Saturday 21 May
The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup, Round 11 – Western Suburbs Magpies v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Lidcombe Oval 3pm.
Monday 23 May
Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership, Round Four – North Sydney Bears v Central Coast Roosters, Ignite HQ Centre of Excellence 7pm.