Canterbury Bulldogs vs St George Illawarra Dragons NRL: Start time and watch free
The Bulldogs return after a bye, refreshed and hoping for a win against the Dragons on Monday.
Bulldogs vs Dragons is a match-up of teams who both need the points in this split round. Canterbury will be hoping to banish the losing form that dominated the club's first half of the 2021 season and has them dead last on the ladder with 1 paltry win.
It won't be easy going, with the Dragons sure to be confident after breaking a 3-game losing streak in style with a thumping 52-24 win over the Brisbane Broncos in round 13. St George Illawarra are clinging to eighth place after a strong start to the season and need to keep winning if they want finals football this season.
Canterbury Bulldogs vs St George Illawarra Dragons kick-off
This match kicks off at 4pm AEST on Monday 14 June at Stadium Australia, Sydney. You can see our full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Bulldogs v Dragons
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The Doggies have 12 matches left in the regular season and just 2 of them will be on Channel 9. The next is in late July in round 19. It's a very similar situation for the Dragons, with just 2 of their remaining 11 games on free-to-air TV.
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Bulldogs vs Dragons team lists
Bulldogs: 1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Cotric 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Nick Meaney 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Luke Thompson 11. Adam Elliott 12. Matt Doorey 13. Josh Jackson 14. Sione Katoa 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Joe Stimson 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Corey Waddell 21. Tuipulotu Katoa 23. Chris Smith
Dragons: 1. Matthew Dufty 2. Cody Ramsey 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Gerard Beale 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Josh Kerr 12. Jack Bird 13. Jackson Ford 14. Talatau Amone 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Jack de Belin 18. Adam Clune 19. Kaide Ellis 20. Tariq Sims 21. Billy Burns
Bulldogs vs Dragons match preview
In short, we're picking the Dragons here.
As we mentioned above, the Dragons routed the Broncos last round thanks to a scoring frenzy which saw them produce 54 points for the game. That was easily their best total for the year, surpassing the 38 they managed against Manly back in round 3. Even if they keep only a portion of that offensive confidence this outing, it will trouble the one-win Bulldogs no end. Why?
The Bulldogs don't score. The Bulldogs can't score. The Bulldogs won't score. Ok, that last sentence is unfair and likely to be incorrect but the Bulldogs' offensive woes have been immense this season.
Last on the table proper, the Bulldogs are also bottom of the points scored and tries ladder, averaging just 11 points per game in 2021. They are the only team yet to score 200 points for the season, remaining a mile off that small milestone having only managed 134 points to date. The Dragons by 16 points.
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