How to watch South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs NRL live and match preview
A quartet of South Sydney's Origin stars have been named to back up in their clash with the last-placed Bulldogs.
South Sydney have been in commanding form of late, reeling off 5 straight wins since a heavy defeat to Penrith back in round 11. With a 13-3 win-loss record, the Bunnies are just a sole victory behind the ladder-leading Storm and Panthers.
In contrast the battling Bulldogs have just 2 wins to their name in 2021 and are probably already thinking about season's end. But they have at least split their past 4 matches with Souths so will be optimistic of an upset here.
When is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs?
Finish off your weekend with a 6:15pm AEST kick-off on Sunday 18 July at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast. The majority of this weekend's matches are in Queensland due to the pandemic. You can see our full 2021 NRL season draw here.
How to watch Rabbitohs vs Bulldogs
There is no free-to-air coverage of this match, it is only being shown by Fox League. You can see our guide to each team's matches on Channel 9 here. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports are your viewing options.
We think Kayo Sports is the way to go, which gives you a way to get Fox Sports without joining Foxtel and has more than 50 sports for you to choose from. Check out more information in our viewing guide for the 2021 NRL season.
Stream Souths vs Bulldogs on Kayo Sports
South Sydney fans, 4 of your team's next 5 matches are not on Channel 9, they are only on Fox League. It's worse for the Doggies, with just 2 of their remaining 8 games on free-to-air TV. It all means fans of either team should strongly consider joining Kayo Sports.
Kayo has every single regular season game for 2021 live and in HD. If you are yet to check it out, new customers get a 14-day free trial. After that, it costs $25 a month and you can watch the action on 2 screens or devices at once. There is also a premium option for $35 a month which gives you an extra screen.
Unlike other broadcasters, Kayo has a wide range of special features. They include SplitView, Interactive Stats, No Spoilers, Key Moments and choose your own camera. You can check it all out in our Kayo Sports review.
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Rabbitohs vs Bulldogs match preview
Most experts and casual fans alike would expect a cricket score here for the in-form Rabbitohs against the struggling Dogs. South Sydney are firmly eyeing a run at the premiership, while the Canterbury club is 2 wins behind the Broncos in a bid to avoid the wooden spoon.
It could be a little closer than you think. Latrell Mitchell, Damien Cook, Dane Gagai and Cameron Murray will all have just 4 days' rest from Origin. But we still feel Souths will have a little too much class for the Dogs in this one.
Rabbitohs vs Bulldogs team lists
Rabbitohs: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jacob Host 18. Braidon Burns 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Blake Taaffe 21. Peter Mamouzelos 22. Jaxson Paulo 23. Josh Mansour
Bulldogs: 1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Falakiko Manu 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Corey Waddell 12. Josh Jackson 13. Renouf Atoni 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Joe Stimson 19. Kyle Flanagan 20. Ofahiki Ogden 21. Matt Doorey 23. Jayden Okunbor
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