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The traditional ANZAC Day showdown between the Dragons and Roosters is always one of the most highly-anticipated games on the rugby league calendar, but the this upcoming encounter takes on a whole new meaning with both sides entrenched in the top four.
It’s been quite some time since both the Dragons and Roosters were flying high at the top of the ladder, and that is sure to add some extra spice to this already heated rivalry. Add in the emotion of ANZAC Day, and this is shaping as the match of the round.
The Dragons have been the surprise packets this season and many experts are waiting for them to fall off their perch sooner rather than later. This will be a big test against a strong Roosters side, but The Wolf is starting to think that the Dragons are the real deal and their no-nonsense style of football will work a treat in a low-scoring affair. The Dragons have been boosted by the return of Josh Dugan in the No.1 jersey, while Latrell Mitchell and Dylan Napa have been named on an extended bench for the Roosters.
The Roosters and Dragons have played some thrillers on ANZAC Day over the years and The Wolf is expecting nothing different on Tuesday afternoon. The Roosters have won 7 of their last 9 against the Dragons but the Saints have won the last two and nine of the last 11 Anzac Day games. The Dragons won last year’s ANZAC Day clash 20-18, while the Roosters bounced back in a big way in the Round 24 clash with a 42-6 victory. Blake Ferguson and Daniel Tupou both crossed for doubles on that occasion.
The Sydney Roosters opened the season with four straight wins before back-to-back losses and an unconvincing win over Newcastle. The Roosters have posted more than 20 just once since Round 2. The Chooks are fourth on the ladder with a 5-2 record. The Dragons have been the hot team in the NRL and remarkably lead the premiership with a 6-1 record, the best attack and the third best defence. The Saints have won their last five and have posted 26-plus in their last four. They have won all three road games this year.
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves v Paul Vaughan. The Wolf is expecting a physical battle and these two enforcers will go a long way to deciding the fate of their respective sides. Waerea-Hargreaves toes a fine line with his aggression, but if he can control it, he’ll be one to watch for the Dragons pack. Vaughan has been one of the signings of the season and has been the Dragons best player alongside Gareth Widdop. Vaughan keeps things simple by going forward all day long and will create plenty of space for Widdop to weave his magic.
Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Joseph Manu 4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Isaac Liu 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra 14. Zane Tetevano 15. Paul Carter 16. Kane Evans 17. Sio Siua Taukeiaho 18. Latrell Mitchell 19. Dylan Napa 20. Connor Watson 21. Lindsay Collins.
Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan 2. Nene Macdonald 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jason Nightingale 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Josh McCrone 8. Russell Packer 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Jack de Belin 14. Tariq Sims 15. Leeson Ah Mau 16. Kurt Mann 17. Hame Sele 18. Taane Milne 19. Jacob Host 20. Luciano Leilua 21. Blake Lawrie.