NRL Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs Live Streaming Free National Rugby League 2017. Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury Bulldogs match will be kick off at Allianz Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Thursday 09 March 2017 online, Time 20:05 (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, FOX Sports 2 & FOX Soccer Plus,Premier Sports.
The Roosters were one of the more impressive performers in Round 1, before they took their foot off the pedal in the second half against the Titans. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs woes in attack continue, after they had plenty of chances to win their Round 1 clash against the Storm.
The Roosters kicked off the season in scintillating form defeating the Titans 34-20 after leading 28-0 at halftime. That performance followed in from an offseason that saw the club win the Auckland Nines. Canterbury were once again terribly disappointing in the season opener with their attack again hapless in a 12-6 loss to Melbourne at Belmore. Canterbury’s halves had four handling errors between them while their kicking game once again put the Storm under no pressure.
Luke Keary v Josh Reynolds. Keary couldn’t have been more impressive in his debut for the Roosters, scoring a double and looking a constant threat every time he took on the line. No one can question the effort of Reynolds, but too often he is found guilty of taking the wrong options when the Bulldogs are in attack. He needs to find cohesion with Moses Mbye if the Bulldogs are to do anything in the competition and cut out the errors, after making 3 in Round 1 against the Storm.
The Roosters covered and went over in Round 1 while the Bulldogs failed to cover and went under. The Bulldogs are 15-8 ATS on the road off a loss since 2013. The under is 33-22 when a road underdog of 4 or more scored single digits the start prior. The Roosters are 33-23 ATS at Allianz since 2013 while they are 24-17 ATS when favoured by 4.5 or more. Five of the last six Bulldogs-Roosters games have topped 44 points. Night games go under at 60% in the first four rounds since 2012. The under is 29-17 when a home team scored 30 points the week prior Rounds 1-10.
The Wolf is expecting a grinding affair between two of the strongest packs in the NRL, but can’t see the Bulldogs having enough points in them to win this one. The Bulldogs defence will keep it close, but Luke Keary and Mitchell Pearce look a lot more cohesive than the Bulldogs halves pairing of Josh Reynolds and Moses Mbye. That will ultimately prove the difference here.
Sydney Roosters: 1. Michael Gordon 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Blake Ferguson 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Luke Keary 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Jake Friend 10. Dylan Napa 11. Boyd Cordner 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Aidan Guerra 14. Isaac Liu 15. Kane Evans 16. Ryan Matterson 17. Connor Watson 18. Chris Smith 19. Joseph Manu 20. Dale Copley 21. Zane Tetevano
Canterbury Bulldogs: 1. William Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Brenko Lee 5. Kerrod Holland 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Josh Jackson 12. Greg Eastwood 13. David Klemmer 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Adam Elliot 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 19. Brad Abbey 20. Matt Frawley 21. Francis Tualau 23. Craig Garvey