SYDNEY ROOSTERS vs CANTERBURY BULLDOGS (Thursday 30th June 7.50pm)
The Roosters come into this game off a bye, after narrowly going down to the Warriors in NZ prior to that. Their team looks strong on paper but they come up against a Bulldogs side brimming with confidence after thrashing the Broncos last weekend. The Roosters have only won 3 of 14 this season compared to the 9 from 15 for the Doggies, and whilst this looks like a close contest, the Bulldogs appear to have the edge over the Bondi Junction mob.
The Bulldogs look a good bet straight out ($1.57 Bet365) and also seem to be good value to win 1-12 ($3.10 Bet365) as it will be a hard fought game up the middle, as both big packs of forwards monster each other. The Bulldogs thrived having Brett Morris back after a long layoff with injury. He passed his old man’s 121 tries last week so a new family milestone was set, and I expect him to keep this vein of form going, back him to be Anytime Try Scorer ($1.73 Bet365) and also First Try Scorer (($9 Ladbrokes).
It looks a great game to get the round underway.