Monday’s only NRL 2016 Round 5 Match is between Canterbury Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders with the game to be played at the Belmore Sports Ground. The opening bounce is set to commence at 17:05 local time with the home team Canterbury Bulldogs currently holding favouritism. View our NRL live scores, stream, odds and results for the game between Canterbury Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders.
When: 17:05 | Monday 04/04/2016
Where: Belmore Sports Ground
1 William Hopoate 2 Curtis Rona 3 Josh Morris 4 Chase Stanley 5 Sam Perrett 6 Josh Reynolds 7 Moses Mbye 8 Aiden Tolman 9 Craig Garvey10 James Graham 11 Joshua Jackson 12 Tony Williams 13 Greg Eastwood Interchange: 14 Sam Kasiano 15 Tim Browne 16 David Klemmer 17 Adam Elliott 19 Lloyd Perrett
Raiders: 1 Jack Wighton 2 Edrick Lee 3 Jarrod Croker 4 Joseph Leilua 5 Jordan Rapana 6 Blake Austin 7 Aidan Sezer 8 Shannon Boyd 9 Josh Hodgson 10 Frank Paul Nuuausala 11 Josh Papalii 12 Elliot Whitehead 13 Shaun Fensom Interchange: 14 Kurt Baptiste 15 Iosia Soliola 16 Paul Vaughan 17 Joseph Tapine 18 Luke Bateman
Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin have both been named to return from injury, while Joey Leilua is also back from suspension. Jeff Lima is out for 6-8 weeks with a broken hand.
Canterbury have embarrassed South Sydney with a 42-12 Good Friday blowout in their eagerly awaited NRL clash at ANZ Stadium.
In front of a crowd of 38,192, the Bulldogs romped to a 32-0 lead by the break and scored first in the second half before clocking off late in the match.
The Rabbitohs, who were without star Sam Burgess and coming off the dreaded five-day turnaround, then scored back-to-back tries to add some respectability to the result.
Bulldogs centre Chase Stanley sealed the win in the 73rd minute.
All the damage was done in a brutal first half that Channel Nine commentator Phil Gould labelled “the most one-sided game we’ve seen in a long, long time”.
It began when Canterbury No.1 Will Hopoate latched on to a Sam Perrett kick in the third minute.
And it was simply wash, rinse and repeat after that, as the Bulldogs forwards rolled through the midfield with worrying ease and gave halves Moses Mbye and Josh Reynolds acres of room to operate.
Centre Josh Morris, in his 200th game, bagged a first-half double, the second of which came when Rabbitohs forward Paul Carter bizarrely attempted to offload in his in-goal.
Morris simply put his hand on the ball for the try.
Mbye, Craig Garvey and Sam Perrett also crossed for points in the opening half-hour, punishing a flat-footed Rabbitohs middle that showed no urgency to stop the rot.
Bulldogs captain James Graham’s 140 metres in the first half alone equalled South Sydney’s entire starting forward pack.
Rabbitohs centre Bryson Goodwin came from the field midway through the second half with a leg injury.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change