Monday’s second NRL Round 8 match is between St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:05 local time with the game to be played at Allianz Stadium. The home team St George Illawarra Dragons are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between St George Illawarra Dragons and Sydney Roosters.
When: 16:05 | Monday 25/04/2016
Where: Allianz Stadium
Tip: St George Illawarra Dragons at $2.25
Value Tip: First Tryscorer: Tim Lafai at $17.00
Dragons: 1. Josh Dugan, 2. Kalifa Faifai Loa, 3. Euan Aitken, 4. Timoteo Lafai, 5. Jason Nightingale, 6. Gareth Widdop, 7. Josh McCrone, 8. Leeson Ah Mau, 9. Mitch Rein, 10. Mike Cooper, 11. Tyson Frizell, 12. Joel Thompson, 13. Jack de Belin. Interchange: 14. Russell Packer, 15. Will Matthews, 16. Dunamis Lui, 17. Siliva Havili.
Roosters: 1 Latrell Mitchell 2 Daniel Tupou 3 Brendan Elliot 4 Blake Ferguson 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6 Jayden Nikorima 7 Jackson Hastings 8 Sam Moa 9 Jake Friend (c) 10 Dylan Napa 11 Mitchell Aubusson 12 Aidan Guerra 13 Isaac Liu. Interchange: 14 Kane Evans 15 Mitchell Frei 16 Eloni Vunakece 17 Connor Watson 18 Abraham Papalii.
Peter Mata’utia has been granted a release from St George Illawarra, seemingly paving a way for him to return to Newcastle.
Mata’utia, whose three brothers Sione, Pat and Chanel are all contracted at the Knights, made his NRL debut for Newcastle in 2011.
The centre played six games at the club before shifting to the Dragons in 2013, where he scored 11 tries in 35 games before his release on Wednesday.
“Peter has requested an early release from his present contract which has been granted to take up another opportunity,” said Dragons recruitment manager Ian Millward.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change