Anyone can contribute to The Roar and have their work featured alongside some of Australia’s most prominent sports journalists.
The Canterbury Bulldogs attempt to climb off the bottom of the ladder when they host the depleted Manly Sea Eagles. Join The Roar for live scores from 6pm (AEST).
The Bulldogs have now lost six on the bounce, and it’s beginning to look like caretaker coach Steve Georgallis is playing musical chairs with his battling squad.
Canterbury’s last four losses have all been competitive, but defensive lapses continue to prevent them from outscoring any opposition. Luckily for the Dogs this week, their opponent’s defence is just as sieve-like as their own.
Manly looked home against the Tigers at Lottoland, before Wests reeled in a 14-point deficit with just nine minutes left. The capitulation left Des Hasler’s struggling mob with a six-game losing streak to match Canterbury’s.
The loss of Kieran Foran might leave a hole too big for the Dogs to cover, and Manly are probably rightful favourites. However, only the brave or foolish would back them after their horrific last-start collapse.
Kick-off: 6:00pm (AEST)
Venue: ANZ Stadium
TV: Fox Sports
Live stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, NRL Live Pass
Odds: Bulldogs $2.80, Sea Eagles $1.44
1. Will Hopoate, 2. Nick Meaney, 3. Reimis Smith, 4. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 5. Jayden Okunbor, 6. Jake Averillo, 7. Lachlan Lewis, 8. Ofahiki Ogden, 9. Jeremy Marshall-King, 10. Aiden Tolman, 11. Josh Jackson, 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 13. Luke Thompson
Bench/Reserves: 14. Brandon Wakeham, 15. Renouf To’omaga, 16. Matt Doorey, 17. Sauaso Sue, 19. Dean Britt, 20. Tuipulotu Katoa, 21. Tim Lafai, 22. Chris Smith
1. Tevita Funa, 2. Albert Hopoate, 3. Brad Parker, 4. Morgan Harper, 5. Abbas Miski, 6. Cade Cust, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Addin Fonua-Blake, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Martin Taupau, 11. Jack Gosiewski, 12. Curtis Sironen, 13. Jake Trbojevic
Bench/Reserves: 14. Lachlan Croker, 15. Corey Waddell, 16. Sean Keppie, 17. Taniela Paseka, 18. Haumole Olakau’atu, 19. Luke Metcalf, 20. Morgan Boyle, 21. Ben Trbojevic