Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Souths play first game since Greg Inglis retirement

Andrew Hendrie 17 Apr 2019
  • Canterbury Bulldogs face South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 6 of the NRL on Good Friday
  • Souths have won their last three meetings
Bulldogs face Rabbitohs on Friday (PA Images)

South Sydney Rabbitohs go in search of their fourth straight win over the last-placed Canterbury Bulldogs when they two sides meet in their traditional Good Friday clash in NRL Round 6 action.

Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs kicks off at 4.00pm AEST at ANZ Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


On the back of superstar Greg Inglis announcing his retirement, South Sydney will be riding a wave of emotion as they take on Canterbury on Good Friday at ANZ Stadium.

Inglis’ retirement didn’t come as the biggest shock as he’s dealt with multiple injury problems over the last few years, but a player of his stature calling a premature time to his career is always going to cause a major stir.

However, the Rabbitohs have been playing some great football without Inglis to start the season, and now they must move on, starting with their big game against the Bulldogs - the team they beat to win the 2014 Grand Final.

Souths started the season on fire but have tailed off in recent weeks, losing to Manly and barely beating the lowly Titans and Warriors.

Canterbury meanwhile were sent crashing back down to earth after they were hammered 40-4 by the Dragons last week.

It was the Bulldogs of the first two rounds when they also leaked 40 and 36 points against the Warriors and Eels respectively, and not the improved team that beat the Tigers and lost by just two points to competition leaders Melbourne of the previous fortnight.

Dean Pay will be hoping the occasion will help lift his team on Good Friday, with the Bulldogs desperately needing to work on their defence if they are going to be any hope.

The Bulldogs have proven they can bounce back from heavy losses to match it with the best already this season, but regardless, I think Souths are set for a routine victory. They will want to win for ‘GI’ and have the attack to carve up a leaky Bulldogs defence. I’d be shocked if the Dogs come away with the win.

Match Odds


South Sydney Rabbitohs - $1.35
Canterbury Bulldogs - $3.20

Stats


  • Souths have won their last three meetings
  • Rabbitohs won the 2018 Good Friday clash 20-16
  • Six of their last seven meetings have seen a winning margin of 13+

Teams


Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Jayden Okunbor 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Will Hopoate 5. Reimis Smith 6. Jack Cogger 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Ofahiki Ogden 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Rhyse Martin Interchange: 14. Michael Lichaa 15. Danny Fualalo 16. Adam Elliot 17. Chris Smith Reserves: 19. Christian Crichton 20. Marcelo Montoya 21. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 22. Fa’amanu Brown.

Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Corey Allan 3. Kyle Turner 4. Dane Gagai 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray Interchange: 14. Tevita Tatola 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Ethan Lowe 17. Liam Knight Reserves: 18. Connor Tracey 19. Bayley Sironen 20. Rhys Kennedy 21. Jacob Gagan.

Tips


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Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Souths play first game since Greg Inglis retirement

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