Saturday’s only NRL Round 18 match is between Canterbury Bulldogs and Wests Tigers with the game to be played at the ANZ Stadium. The opening kick is set to commence at 18:20 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 Wests Tigers.
When: 18:20 | Saturday 09/07/2016
Where: ANZ Stadium
Bulldogs: 1. William Hopoate 2. Brett Morris 3. Josh Morris 4. Curtis Rona 5. Sam Perrett 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Moses Mbye 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Michael Lichaa 10. James Graham 11. Asipeli Fine 12. Greg Eastwood 13. Danny Fualalo. Interchange: 14. Sam Kasiano 15. Tony Williams 16. Tim Browne 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 19. Kerrod Holland 21. Craig Garvey.
Tigers: 1. Jordan Rankin 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Tim Simona 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Mitchell Moses 7. Luke Brooks 8. Tim Grant 9. Dene Halatau 10. Sauaso Sue 11. Josh Aloiai 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Elijah Taylor. Interchange: 14. JJ Felise 15. Ava Seumanufagai 16. Michael Chee-Kam 17. Kyle Lovett 18. Joel Edwards.
Will Hopoate insists Canterbury haven’t done enough to be rated genuine NRL premiership contenders.
After an indifferent start to the season, Canterbury have moved into the top four after winning their past three matches.
But despite the impressive mid-season surge, Hopoate says there’s still a gulf between the Bulldogs and teams like Cronulla, Melbourne and North Queensland.
“We’re working towards being the best that we can. Hopefully we can stay in the top four come round 26.”
“(But) Cronulla and Melbourne, they’re quite a bit away from us.”
With David Klemmer and Josh Jackson missing on State of Origin duty, the Bulldogs pack is set to receive a massive boost with Greg Eastwood expected to return from a knee injury against Wests Tigers on Saturday.