Canterbury-Bankstown
Bulldogs
18
Sydney
Roosters
24
FULLTIME
2017-05-21T06:00:00Z
ANZ Stadium

Preview

These two sides come into this clash following contrasting games last week.

The Dogs were convincingly beaten by the Cowboys as the Roosters put the Eels to the sword early and never looked back.

The biggest issue all season long for the Bulldogs was in the halves and that remains true as they were completely outplayed by an undermanned Cowboys side last week. It won’t get any easier for them this week as they come up against one of the most in-form combinations in the league, in Mitchell Pearce and Luke Keary.

The pair has six tries and 20 try assists between them, as well as remaining one of the best defensive sides in the competition.

The Roosters have attacking weapons all over the park, with Latrell Mitchell making a successful return to the senior side.

Rightly so, the Roosters are comfortable favourites with the bookies as their hunt for the top spot on the ladder continues as the Origin period draws closer, as they are among a host of top teams looking to churn out victories before losing their star players.

A Des Hasler-coached side always bounces back in strong fashion after a poor performance, however, this one might be a little more than they can chew off.

Roosters by 8.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

3 Tries 4
3 Conversions 3
0 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

174 All Runs 196
1,484 All Run Metres 1,836
3 Line Breaks 6
8 Offloads 21

Defense

470 Kick Metres 533
0 40/20 0
336 Tackles 321
40 Missed Tackles 25

Discipline

3 Penalties Conceded 6
12 Errors 11
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary