South Sydney Rabbitohs aim for their third straight victory when they meet the embattled Canterbury Bulldogs on Good Friday in NRL Round 4 action.
Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs Tips, Preview & Prediction
Canterbury Bulldogs vs South Sydney Rabbitohs free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Bulldogs haven’t scored a single point in three of their last four NRL games…
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Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Friday April 2
⏰ Time: 4.05pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Stadium Australia
Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs Head to Head (last five matches)
- 17/9/20: Rabbitohs 16-26 Bulldogs
- 5/7/20: Bulldogs 10-26 Rabbitohs
- 17/8/19: Rabbitohs 6-14 Bulldogs
- 19/4/19: Bulldogs 6-14 Rabbitohs
- 14/7/18: Bulldogs 6-24 Rabbitohs
Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs Preview and Prediction
Canterbury are in absolutely horrendous form heading into this clash with the Rabbitohs and face being blown off the park once again in the traditional Good Friday showdown at Stadium Australia.
Despite a new coach and a bunch of off-season recruits, it’s been more of the same for the Bulldogs so far in 2021.
After losing 42-0 to the Panthers in their last game of 2020, the Bulldogs have lost two more games to nil this season, going down 28-0 once more to Penrith before last week’s woeful 24-0 display against the Broncos, while they opened their season with a 32-16 defeat to Newcastle.
Attack has been an issue for a long time at Belmore and the Bulldogs are showing no signs of improving in that area – even with the likes of Kyle Flanagan, Nick Cotric and Corey Allan joining the club.
Trent Barrett – who was the attacking coach at Penrith last season – has made the decision to bring in Lachlan Lewis to partner Flanagan in the halves for this clash.
Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs were outstanding in a convincing win over arch-rivals the Roosters last weekend, with the final score of 26-16 not representing their full 80-minute dominance.
Souths were in complete control from start to finish and Wayne Bennett will be determined his side don’t show any complacency against one of the competition’s weakest sides on Friday afternoon.
Attack is certainly not an issue for the Bunnies, with the club scoring five tries against Manly and four against the Roosters in their last two matches.
The Bulldogs ambushed the Rabbitohs in Round 19 last season, but I can’t see another upset happening here. Canterbury are in complete shambles and Souths were hugely impressive last week. With Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds and Alex Johnston all firing, expect another big win for the Bunnies here.
Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs Teams
Lachlan Lewis joins Kyle Flanagan in the halves for Canterbury at the expense of Jake Averillo. Jeremy Marshal-King is out injured for the next two months with a foot injury and is replaced at hooker by Sione Katoa, while Josh Jackson is suspended.
Jackson Topine and Dean Britt join the Bulldogs bench.
No changes for the Rabbitohs following their big win over the Roosters.
Bulldogs team: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Nick Cotric 5. Tuipulotu Katoa 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Dylan Napa 9. Sione Katoa 10. Jack Hetherington 11. Adam Elliott 12. Corey Waddell 13. Renouf Atoni 14. Jackson Topine 15. Dean Britt 16. Joe Stimson 17. Ofahiki Ogden 19. Jake Averillo 20. Chris Smith 21. Brandon Wakeham 22. Matt Doorey
Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jai Arrow 18. Jacob Host 19. Dean Hawkins 20. Troy Dargan 21. Steven Marsters
Bulldogs vs Rabbitohs Stats
- Souths have won five of the last seven games between the teams
- Bulldogs have lost their last four games by 13+ margins
- Bulldogs haven’t scored a point in three of their last four matches
- Souths have won their last two matches, scoring exactly 26 points in both
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