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St. George-Illawarra Dragons vs Sydney Roosters Tips - Tupou to score & Roosters 13+

  • Round 23 fixture scheduled at Clive Berghofer Stadium in Toowoomba on Sunday
  • The Roosters have won 5 of 6
  • The Dragons have dropped their last 5 games
  • The Roosters beat the Dragons 34-10 in Round 7
Daniel Tupou
Daniel Tupou (Ashley Feder/Getty Images)
The St. George-Illawarra Dragons were flattered by their 34-16 final score in their loss to the Panthers last week. 

Meanwhile, the Sydney Roosters needed a late penalty and favourable interpretation of the captain’s challenge rule to get past the Broncos 21-20.

The Dragons have been forced to name Josh McGuire at hooker with Andrew McCullough now out for the season. In better news, Tariq Sims returns to the edge and Matt Dufty has earned a recall at fullback. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is rested and ready to return for the Roosters with Isaac Liu slipping into lock for the suspended Victor Radley. Ben Thomas takes Naufahu Whyte’s spot on the bench.

In a match the Dragons need to aim up in the middle and absorb a physical pack before keeping a lid on one of the best attacking players in the NRL, it’s difficult to get too excited about their prospects this week. 

The Roosters will action their typical game plan: compress the middle, work up the field, hit the edges to find points. The Dragons have struggled in the centre third to be last in net running metres over the last five rounds.  

With an advantage in yardage, an infinitely superior coach and the individual talent out wide to create points from nothing, the Roosters should do this comfortably and keep their spot in the top four on the NRL ladder for another week.

Verdict

We are backing a Margin Try Combo with Daniel Tupou to score a try and the Sydney Roosters to win by 13+.

Best Bet: Tupou/Roosters 13+ Margin Try Combo @6/4 at Hollywood bets - 1 Unit
  • Bookmaker
    Bet Type
    Odds
  • Bookmaker
    Promo Code:NEWBONUS
    Bet Type
    Tupou/Roosters 13+
    Margin Try Combo
    Odds
    @6/4
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