Battle Of The Brits

Sam Burgess and James Graham. Image courtesy of: Mark Evans
There'll be another battle of the big Brits tonight when Burgess and Graham face-off. Image courtesy of: Mark Evans

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Bulldogs v Rabbitohs

ANZ Stadium

Thursday August 28 – 7:50 (AEST)




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The Canterbury Bulldogs  could sneak back into the Top 4 tonight, if they beat the South Sydney Rabbitohs  at ANZ Stadium.

The Doggies are finally regaining momentum. After a month to forget, which included four straight losses, the Dogs have won back-to-back games, and look set to regain a spot in the Top 4. Their first half against the Tigers last week was clinical. Completing over 80% of their sets, they utilized their men out wide and notched up 24 points in almost as many minutes. Centre Tim Lafai was on fire, finishing with two line breaks and two tries, as well as a massive 12 tackle breaks, the most by any player this season.

It took over a month, but the Bunnies have finally come back down to earth. After winning five games straight, they were outplayed 22-10 last week by a Cowboys side which can do little wrong at the moment. Despite 14 runs for 190 metres, seven tackle breaks and one line break by Greg Inglius, the Bunnies couldn't find their rhythm. The smartest thing the Cowboys did was keep young gun Alex Johnston quiet, given he has crossed the white line nine times in the last six games. George Burgess returns from suspension, pushing brother Luke to an extended bench.

This is going to be a battle in the middle, and the match-up between Englishmen James Graham and Sam Burgess will be the highlight. With so much to play for, anything can happen.

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