Warriors vs Dragons Round 16 Tips, Predictions & Preview

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New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview

Warriors vs Dragons Tips, Preview & Predictions

New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons free NRL Round 16 betting tips, predictions and preview will be available when team lineups are announced.

Below is our previous head to head preview and predictions.

Warriors vs Dragons Tips

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Warriors vs Dragons Match Details

🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday April 18
Time: 2.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Jubilee Stadium

Dragons vs Warriors Head to Head (last five matches)

  • 30/5/20: Warriors 18-0 Dragons
  • 11/5/19: Warriors 26-18 Dragons
  • 4/8/18: Dragons 12-18 Warriors
  • 20/4/18: Warriors 20-12 Dragons
  • 19/5/17: Warriors 14-30 Dragons

Warriors vs Dragons Preview and Prediction

The Dragons target their fifth consecutive win and look to cement themselves in the top four when they play host to the Warriors on Sunday afternoon.

Predicted by many at the start of the season to miss the eight and come close to picking up the wooden spoon, the Dragons have been sensational to start the year.

Anthony Griffin’s team have bounced back from an opening round loss against Cronulla to win four straight matches over the Cowboys, Sea Eagles, Knights and Eels.

Beating the Cowboys, Manly and a depleted Knights outfit isn’t much to write home about, but conquering premiership contenders Parramatta at Bankwest certainly is.

Matt Dufty continued his electric form to cross for two tries, while Jack Bird also crossed the stripe as he looks to recapture his best football from a few years ago.

The Dragons have also bolstered their squad for the remainder of the season, picking up former Test prop Josh McGuire from the Cowboys. McGuire has been included in the extended squad and is a chance to make his debut on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Warriors haven’t been great to start the season and come into this encounter with three defeats from their last four games. One of their two wins this year also came under fortuitous circumstances, staging a miraculous second half comeback to edge the Raiders.

The Warriors dished up their worst performance of the season last Friday night, going down 13-12 to the previously-winless Sea Eagles. Manly had conceded 26 points or more in their last 12 defeats, but the Warriors could only score two tries in a poor attacking display.

Coming up against a Dragons side that has leaked 13 points or less in their last three games, the Warriors will need considerable improvement if they are to cause the upset.

St George Illawarra are flying and Dufty has a great try-scoring record at home – I’m backing the Dragons to snap a four-game losing run against the Warriors in emphatic fashion on Sunday.

Warriors vs Dragons Teams

The Dragons have named an unchanged 17 from the team that beat Parramatta, but Josh McGuire has been included in the extended squad.

Peta Hiku is back for the Warriors in place of the injured David Fusitu’a, while Bunty Afoa and Jamayne Taunua-Brown return from suspension.

Dragons team: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Jack Bird 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Adam Clune 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Tariq Sims 13. Tyrell Fuimaono 14. Kaide Ellis 15. Trent Merrin 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brayden Wiliame 18. Jackson Ford 19. Billy Burns 20. Josh Mcguire 21. Jordan Pereira

Warriors team: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Peta Hiku 3. Adam Pompey 4. Marcelo Montoya 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Wayde Egan 10. Tohu Harris 11. Josh Curran 12. Jack Murchie 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Ben Murdoch-Masila 15. Bunty Afoa 16. Kane Evans 17. Paul Turner 18. Rocco Berry 20. Tom Ale 21. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 22. Taniela Otukolo

Dragons vs Warriors Stats

  • Warriors have won the last four meetings between the teams
  • Dragons have won their last four straight games
  • Dragons have scored 22+ points in those four wins
  • Dragons have conceded 13 points or less in their last three games
  • Matt Dufty has scored eight tries in his last seven games at Jubilee
  • Mikaele Ravalawa has scored at least one try in eight of his last nine games in Sydney
  • Ken Maumalo has scored at least one try in six of his last nine games

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