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What's On When? NRL on TV in UK Round 11

Fri 24th - Mon 27th May

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#1 G Las D

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

All eight  Round 11 games  for you to watch this coming weekend.

 

 

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Preview:

 

Friday live Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys at the Tigers' old hunting ground: Leichhardt Oval.

Can Tigers at home put in a respectable performance against a Cowboys team who themselves are coming of the back of two, albeit close, defeats?

They and their fans will be hurting hard after their thrashing by high flying Bunnies last weekend. One thing for sure Wests will be digging deep to salvage some pride.

Bringing Benji Marshall off the bench last week didn't work for either him or the team. He's been recalled to the starting line up this week.

Other changers for Tigers include the return from injury of Braith Anasta at loose (lock) forward and Adam Blair moving up from the second row to prop.

The talking point at Cowboys seems to be how bad boy Robert Lui is back in favour after last weekends efforts from the bench. he starts this time with Ray Thompson on the bench this time.

Currently it's no surprise that Cowboys are odds on favourites for this one.

Cowboys to win by 10+ points

 

Friday delayed - Bulldogs v Broncos at the ANZ Stadium (ex telstra Stadium, ex Stadium Australia)

The Doggies have a forced change following Krisnan Inu getting a two week ban in his R10 game. They've brought in Tim Lafai to replace him.

Interesting to see that Des Hasler still names  Tony Williams in the second row even though he picked up an ankle injury against the Knights. All the same look to Josh Jackson being there on the day to take Williams' place if necessary. Broncos are without Scott Prince, Jack Reed, David Stagg and of course big Ben Hannant for their trip down to Sydney.

The temptation is to see a solid Broncos win on form but this will no doubt be a closer game than Doggies managed against Roosters in R10.

Close call here - even Stevens, toss that coin!


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#2 G Las D

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

Saturday live - Dragons v Panthers at St George's home ground WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogorah Park, Sydney

Neither of these teams were fancied to do well before the start of this season and while they haven't always shown consistency so far they have both surprised the pundits with some good performances.

Dragons upped the  fans' spirits last week with a strong performance beating the Eels. Josh Dugan on his first run out in a Dragons' jersey caught the eye having  a great game. Can he and the Dragons back this up against a Panthers team whose squad was not thought to be a strong one for 2013? Panthers absolutely thrashed a Warriors side that were poor on the day on the back of handing out a beating to Storm the week before that.

Despite Panthers recent outstanding results the betting seems to favour a Dragons win. The result for me could go either way, so flip that coin again.

Saturday live - Roosters v Storm at Allianz Stadium - right next to the cricket ground in Sydney - capacity about 45,000

The Roosters are riding a rollercoaster at the moment having won their last five games beating some top teams in the process.

Storm on the other hand have been struggling to get their act together in recent games after having started the season in such a strong and promising way.

Roosters have proved both powerful and strong in defence while accommodating a number of match winners in key positions in the team. Hang on that sounds like I should be talking about Storm there with that description! Storm played on Monday night and were pushed to extra time by Manly who came away with a well earned draw. Will Storm have recovered to play the Chooks coming in on top form.

On recent form Roosters go into this game as favourites to win by 10+ points, after all they achieved this recently against Sea Eagles. Storm fans will be hoping they've played through their rough patch and are ready to resume service as normal.


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