NSW Cup Preview
The Canterbury Bulldogs NSW Cup side will head to Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday looking for their second win of the season when they go head to head with the North Sydney Bears.
North Sydney Bears Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Sportingbet Stadium, Saturday, May 3
Referee: Drew Oultram
Broadcast: LIVE on Fox Sports 1
Summary: Similarly to the clash between the Jets and Sea Eagles, the Bears and Bulldogs will both be desperate to claim the two points here in an attempt to kick start their season. The Bears were perhaps unlucky not to have claimed the win against Wenty last weekend when they scored four tries to Wentworthville’s three only for some wayward goal kicking to cost them any chance of victory. The Bulldogs were never really in their clash against the Knights last weekend and would be hopeful of a much improved showing here on national television. Both of these teams have been affected by the representative round with Lote Tuqiri (Fiji) unavailable for the Bears while Reni Maitua (Samoa), Krisnan Inu (Samoa), Tyrone Phillips (NSW) and Lloyd Perrett (QLD) will all miss for the Dogs. Not a lot separates these two sides statistically with both having scored and conceded a similar amount of points after the first few months of the season. While neither of these sides have been playing champagne rugby league of late, they appear to be fairly evenly matched and a close game should be on the cards as a result.
Lights Camera Action: With many players going around here that often ply their trades in the lower grades, it is the perfect opportunity to show their wares on national television. You just never know who is watching these matches on Fox and maybe, just maybe, a five star performance could see one of these guys kick start their footballing careers.