Two Juggernauts Collide

Sonny Bill. Image courtesy of: sportal.com.au
Sonny Bill Williams is a key for the Roosters against the Storm. Image courtesy of: sportal.com.au

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Roosters v Storm


Allianz Stadium

Saturday August 30 – 7:35 PM (AEST)

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On Saturday night, two titans battle it out in what's a blockbuster. The Sydney Roosters  host the Melbourne Storm  in a match that will shape the Top 4.

The Roosters are back to their best and supporters have cut loose on TattsBet. Over $40,000 has been placed on the reigning premiers to go back-to-back this year, with $15,000 invested in the last month alone. It might have something to do with the return of Origin duo Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou. Last week against the Warriors, they combined for 21 runs for 272 metres, 14 tackle breaks and two tries. Another big boost for the Chooks was the reappearance of superstar Sonny Bill Williams.

Cameron Smith is one of the main reasons the Storm is in sensational form. The future Immortal has averaged 43 tackles in his last three games and has controlled the ruck, making over 100 metres from dummy-half. Last week against the Panthers, Melbourne's backs played out of their skin, combining for 63 runs which netted a massive 611 metres. Sisa Waqa continues to close the gap for this year’s top try scorer. Sitting on 17 tries, he is only two behind the leader, Semi Radradra. Jesse Bromwich has been named to make his return to the front row, with young Jordan McLean shifting back to the bench.

In their last ten games against each other, these two teams are on even terms, having won five a piece. The Premiers have relished playing at Allianz Stadium this season, winning seven of eight. It's also interesting to note, Storm have lost three of their last four games backing up after Monday Night Footy! 

Still, both are in tremendous form and genuine premiership contenders, so this game is set to tear the roof down.

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