Sydney
Roosters
13
St George Illawarra
Dragons
12
FULLTIME
2017-04-25T06:00:00Z
Allianz Stadium

Preview

Anzac Day festivities kick off at the Allianz as the Roosters, who ended their two game skid last week with a win over Newcastle, host the top of the table Dragons.

Latrell Mitchell is no certainty to return after being ‘rested’ last week while Dylan Napa is a chance to come into the 17 come Tuesday.

Defensively, they were sound last week after a slopping showing against the Broncos and will need to repeat those efforts if they are to curb the high-flying Dragons led by English star Gareth Widdop.

The Dragons put on a clinic in the first half against the Cowboys last week and despite conceding points in quick succession in the second stanza, there’s no questioning who owns the NRL’s most potent offense right now.

The Roosters will have to stop a rejuvenated Tim Lafai after he nabbed a double last week in the first half procession.

Paul Vaughan was brilliant again as were Tyson Frizell and Joel Thompson as they continue to march the Dragons into good field position.

This is without a doubt the game of the round, one that’s extremely hard to pick.

Sydney are the favourites with the bookies but we reckon the Dragons can continue their dream start to 2017.

Dragons by 2.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Roosters   Dragons
2 Tries 2
1 Conversions 2
1 Penalty Goals 0
1 Field Goals 0

Attack

Roosters   Dragons
182 All Runs 194
1,511 All Run Metres 1,780
2 Line Breaks 5
5 Offloads 16

Defense

Roosters   Dragons
659 Kick Metres 562
0 40/20 0
391 Tackles 347
40 Missed Tackles 22

Discipline

Roosters   Dragons
5 Penalties Conceded 9
12 Errors 11
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Roosters played a fantastic defensive game today and in dry conditions would of won by a convincing margin. Even if the big Saints English 5/8 had of played the entire match. Great to see Kenny-Dowell back in his rightful position of centre. Ever since the Roosters purchased Ferguson they have played two players out of position. Kenny-Dowall has made numerous errors with stupid panic passes and wrong decisions in defense, costing the Roosters 6-12 points per game for a number of years, while Ferguson has made many defensive errors in the centres. Today in slippery conditions Kenny-Dowell made no errors although he did slip off a tackle, however he chose the correct player to attempt to tackle, where as when he is in defence on the wing Kenny-Dowall comes in far to often and allows an overlap for the opposition. Today he played a solid game and guess what it only has taken the coaching staff 3yrs to work out that Ferguson is a winger and Kenny-Dowall the former (2010 centre of the year and golden boot runner up) and premiership winning (2013) & NZ Test centre is truly a centre.

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