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Josh Dugan has been named to play for the Dragons. Source: Brett Costello/News Limited
Last 5 Meetings

Round 12, 2013 – Canterbury Bulldogs 16 d St George Illawarra Dragons 14 at ANZ Stadium
Round 15, 2012 - Canterbury Bulldogs 28 d St George Illawarra Dragons 20 at WIN Stadium
Round 2, 2012 - Canterbury Bulldogs 30 d St George Illawarra Dragons 4 at ANZ Stadium
Round 10, 2011 - St George Illawarra Dragons 15 d Canterbury Bulldogs 10 at ANZ Stadium
Round 5, 2011 - St George Illawarra Dragons 25 d Canterbury Bulldogs 6 at SCG

Current Form

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Dragons

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Bulldogs

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Josh Dugan has been named to play in the Dragons  round 21 match against the Bulldogs  on Monday night, despite suffering a mild concussions in his sides 22-18 defeat to Canberra last weekend. St George Illawarra boss Steve Price has named an unchanged squad from the one that fell short against the Raiders, despite the fact that they have won just two of their past eight fixtures.

The Bulldogs have been dealt a blow as they continue their push for a berth in the finals, with star fullback Ben Barba ruled out for up to five weeks after injuring his ankle in the clubs 40-12 victory over Parramatta last week. Sam Perrett will wear the number one jersey in his absence at WIN Jubilee Stadium, while Tim Lafai returns at centre as part of a backline reshuffle. Although Des Hasler’s side went into this round in fifth place on the competition ladder, such is the logjam in the middle of the table that they will find themselves on the fringe of the eight with a loss.

1st Tryscorer

Daniel Vidot  has had limited opportunities in the NRL this season but hasn’t let anyone down when given a chance. Although he has failed to get across the tryline in any of his past four outings, he has bagged five tries in just 10 appearances for the Dragons this season.

Sam Perrett  is likely to see more ball than he has been seeing in recent weeks now that he has moved to fullback and that can only mean trouble for the Dragons. The Kiwi international has bagged four tries in his past two matches and opened the scoring on both occasions.

Prediction

Canterbury has won the past three meetings between these clubs and is well placed to register a fourth straight success, even without Ben Barba. They are slowly hitting their straps, while the Dragons are going nowhere and have failed to score a point at this venue in their past two trips to Kogarah. Canterbury Bulldogs by 10

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