St George Illawarra Dragons vs Sydney Roosters NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Roosters on track for sixth straight win

Andrew Hendrie 22 Aug 2019
  • St George Illawarra Dragons host Sydney Roosters in Round 23 of the NRL on Saturday
  • Roosters have won four of their last five meetings
Dragons face Roosters on Saturday (PA Images)

Sydney Roosters target their sixth consecutive victory when they face the struggling St George Illawarra Dragons in NRL Round 23 action on Saturday night.

Dragons vs Roosters kicks off at 7.30pm AEST at Jubilee Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


The Roosters look to continue their winning momentum heading into the finals when they take on the embattled Dragons on Saturday night.

Timing is everything when it comes to securing the NRL premiership - something the Roosters know all about after surging to the title last season, and it appears as if they could be peaking at exactly the right time again.

After a shock loss to the Cowboys, the Roosters have won their last five games, including putting 40+ points on the Knights, Titans and Warriors, while they also emerged triumphant in a blockbuster showdown with fellow premiership candidates Canberra a fortnight ago.

With Boyd Cordner still to return from a calf injury, the Roosters are only going to get stronger as the finals approach - but they can’t afford to take their foot off the pedal against one of the competition’s struggling sides.

It’s been a season to forget for the Dragons and Paul McGregor - they’ve never been in the hunt and are falling off badly to close the season, but at least they’ve avoided the wooden spoon.

St George Illawarra battled hard in a six-point loss to the Sharks last week, but they simply don’t have enough in the tank right now to be competitive against most teams.

The Roosters have won four of their last five meetings and should extend that record comfortably on Saturday night. If the reigning premiers play like they have over the last month, this should end up being another one-sided victory.

Match Odds


Sydney Roosters - $1.19
St George Illawarra Dragons - $4.70

Stats


  • Roosters have won four of their last five encounters
  • Roosters prevailed 20-10 back in Round 7
  • This is their first clash at Jubilee since 2013

Teams


Dragons: 1. Corey Norman 2. Zac Lomax 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Ben Hunt 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Jackson Ford 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Tyson Frizell 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Patrick Kaufusi 18. Tristan Sailor 19. Josh Kerr 20. Jacob Host 21. Mikaele Ravalawa

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley 14. Nat Butcher 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Poasa Faamausili 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho 18. Lindsay Collins 19. Lachlan Lam 20. Billy Smith 21. Sitili Tupouniua

Tips


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