Thursday, June 3, 2010

Round 13 Preview - Wests vs Canterbury

Fourth plays host to second here in what could be the match of the round. The Magpies came away from Olympic Park with no competition points last week after going down to the Storm 36-18, while the Bulldogs turned their recent indifferent form around as they comprehensively took care of Wentworthville 42-22 at Ringrose Park. 

Ben Barba is this week’s Teamm8 Player of the Week, courtesy of a blinding display against Wenty last week and Bulldogs fans will be keen for a similar display at home. 
Interestingly enough, through 13 rounds of the NSW Cup these two sides are yet to have met but considering their places on the ladder and similar statistics, you would hazard a guess there won’t be much between them come fulltime. 
Another interesting sidenote to this match is the inclusion of Western Suburbs legend, John Skandalis who made a surprise appearance off the bench last week against the Storm. From all reports Skando has lost none of his trademark grit and determination and should prove to be a handful for any defender.

Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Vs Western Suburbs Magpies
The Crest Stadium, Saturday, June 5
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Referee: Gavin Reynolds

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