Dragons vs Rabbitohs Live Stream, TV Channel, Tickets & Preview NRL 2018 Full HD
The St George Illawarra Dragons are flying high right now with seemingly no end to their winning start to the season but are the South Sydney Rabbitohs the team to buck that trend?
On the back of the form shown by stellar halves pairing Gareth Widdop and Ben Hunt, the Dragons have enjoyed a dream start to 2018. As their forwards also continue to fire, is there any team that can hand the Red V their first loss of the season?
The Rabbitohs received a confidence boost after they came from behind to defeat the Canterbury Bulldogs on Good Friday. They have received a major blow ahead of this game though with star forward Sam Burgess
St George Illawarra Dragons v South Sydney Rabbitohs, 7.50pm Friday at Jubilee Oval
The key match-up: Battle of the forwards – with Sam Burgess suspended his brothers Tom and George and young guns Angus Crichton and Cameron Murray will need to lift against a quality Dragons pack featuring James Graham, Paul Vaughan, Jack de Belin and Tyson Frizell.
For the Dragons to win: The Red V will be looking for revenge on a Bunnies outfit that defeated them 22-18 in the Charity Shield match in February, but to get the result here they simply need to keep doing what they’ve been doing in the opening rounds.
Their forwards have been dominant up front and a backline led by Gareth Widdop and Ben Hunt has been capitalising.
For the Rabbitohs to win: They need to improve their ball control. An inability to complete sets was the main factor in the Rabbitohs’ losses in round one and two, and in round three and four an improvement in that area coincided with two wins.