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New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs Tips - Under total points tipped
- Round 22 game scheduled at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on Sunday
- The Warriors have won 2 in a row
- The Bulldogs are winless in their last 7 games
The Warriors are eyeing their third consecutive victory. (Albert Perez/Getty Images)
The New Zealand Warriors keep turning up despite the injuries and suspensions decimating their side.
While it was far from flash, their 18-16 win over the Sharks showed a lot of character and puts them in a good position to finish the 2021 NRL season strong. As for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, a genuine lack of quality is difficult enough to overcome. Their poor discipline cost them further in their 28-16 loss to the Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
Kane Evans has copped a one-match ban for his ineffective one-two to the chin of Will Chambers last week while, just for a change, Matt Lodge has been suspended for another fortnight. Jackson Frei will make his first appearance of the season at prop. Similarly, Dylan Napa and Jack Hetherington have both been suspended. Ryan James and Corey Horsburgh have been called in on loan from the Raiders.
While the Warriors have picked up back-to-back wins, both have come more as a result of the opposition falling to pieces than a moment of Warriors brilliance. The Tigers out-Tigers’d themselves in Round 20 before the Sharks failed to turn late-game possession and pressure into points in Round 21 when they not only failed to take a gift two points, but kicked the ball away on 2nd tackle shortly after.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs returned to their old ways last week as they failed to threaten a Tigers side there to be beaten. This game is a lottery. Both have shown glimpses of promise throughout the 2021 NRL season, but neither have produced consistently.