We take a look at Saturday evenings (7/9/2019) NRL 2019 Week 25 match is between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Brisbane Broncos. The Brisbane Broncos go into this match as clear favourites but will need to be at the top of their game or risk losing this final round game.
When: Saturday September 7, 5:30pm
Where: ANZ Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Canterbury’s late season surge came to an end in Townsville last round, when they were undone by the Cowboys 15-8. The Dogs had kept games close all throughout their late season winning streak and last week was no different, as they battled to the wire before going down.
They face a Broncos side that stamped its finals ticket with a 17-16 golden point win against Parramatta. Jake Turpin is back from suspension and named at halfback, while Origin forward Joe Ofahengaue is on the reserves list in a largely settled Brisbane team.
The Dogs have lost two backs to injury, with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Kerrod Holland missing. Will Hopoate shifts to full back, while Morgan Harper will make his NRL debut.
Brisbane prevailed 28-6 just a few weeks ago when the two sides met at Suncorp Stadium, with centre Kotoni Staggs scoring two tries on that night. The Broncs have won three of four against the Dogs, but Canterbury has won its past four games against the Broncos at home.
The Wolf sniffs an upset here and with Brisbane doing themselves no benefit winning this game, they might have their eyes on finals and give the Dogs a reason to go into the off-season with plenty to look forward to in 2020.
Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $1.54
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Corey Oates at $7.00
Bulldogs: 1. Will Hopoate 2. Nick Meaney 3. Morgan Harper 4. Reimis Smith 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott 14. Jack Cogger 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Chris Smith 19. Danny Fualalo 20. Isaiah Tass 21. Fa’amanu Brown 22. Ofahiki Ogden
Broncos: 1. Anthony Milford 5. Jamayne Isaako 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 2. Corey Oates 6. Darius Boyd 7. Jake Turpin 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Patty Carrigan 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Izaia Perese 17. Rhys Kennedy 18. Sean O’Sullivan 19. Gehamat Shibasaki 20. Shaun Fensom 21. Joe Ofahengaue
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change