We take a look at Saturday afternoons (16/03/2019) NRL match which is between New Zealand Warriors and Canterbury Bulldogs. New Zealand Warriors go into the match as the short priced favourites but we are still keen to back them pretty heavily to win at home.
When: Saturday March 16, 3:00pm
Where: Mt Smart Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Warriors enter 2019 just like they did 2018: looking every bit a contender.
Things looked great up until the midway point last year, right before the Warriors somehow fell from fourth all the way down to eighth by seasons end. It was a disappointing finish for a side that boasts one of the most explosive attacks in the competition, and now without Shaun Johnson and Simon Mannering, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will have to once again carry the load.
The Bulldogs were right on par with expectations last year. The big win was not finishing with the wooden spoon, but more importantly, the Dogs still finished strongly in the second half of the year defeating the Broncos, Dragons and this same Warriors side in August.
Since these two sides met only once last year, it’s fair to say the Dogs look a little over the odds at this price. Unfortunately, trips to New Zealand having exactly been their forte in recent years – the Bulldogs haven’t won in Auckland since 2014.
Tip: New Zealand Warriors at $1.60
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: David Fusitua at $8.00
Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c) 2 David Fusitu’a 3 Peta Hiku 4 Solomone Kata 5 Ken Maumalo 6 Adam Keighran 7 Blake Green 8 Agnatius Paasi 9 Nathaniel Roache 10 Bunty Afoa 11 Adam Blair 12 Tohu Harris 13 Lachlan Burr. Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga 15 Sam Lisone 16 Leeson Ah Mau 17 Blake Ayshford. Reserves: 18 Gerard Beale 20 Ligi Sao 21 Karl Lawton 22 Chanel Harris-Tavita
Bulldogs: 1 Will Hopoate 2 Christian Crichton 3 Kerrod Holland 4 Marcelo Montoya 5 Reimis Smith 6 Kieran Foran 7 Lachlan Lewis 8 Aiden Tolman 9 Michael Lichaa 10 Dylan Napa 11 Josh Jackson (c) 12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13 Adam Elliott. Interchange: 14 Jeremy Marshall-King 15 Danny Fualalo 16 Corey Harawira-Naera 17. Sauaso Sue Reserves: 19 Jack Cogger 20 Nick Meaney 21 Chris Smith 22 Ofahiki Ogden
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change