Western Suburbs enter their match with the second placed Bulldogs in superb form after they last week disposed of a disjointed Melbourne Storm outfit at Leichhardt Oval. The Bulldogs bounced back from a shock loss to Cronulla with a resounding 46-16 defeat of the Central Coast Centurions. The Bulldogs have already sealed a home semi final but they are hell bent on claiming the 2010 NSW Cup Minor Premiership and a win here will keep the pressure on competition leaders, Newtown, who have a tough game at home to the fourth placed Windsor Wolves. Bulldogs back-rower Gary Warburton impressed against the Centurions last weekend. Warburton crossed for two tries and also turned in his usual workman like defensive effort for Coach Justin Holbrook. The Bulldogs back-row of Warburton, Daniel Harrison and Danny Williams will need to aim up against one of the unheralded back-row partnerships in the NSW Cup. The Wests trio of Junior Moors, Josh Davis and Jamie Sharkie have got the job done for Coach Leo Epifania each week with minimal fuss or fanfare and along with fullback, Rhys Pritchard, would be up in the clubs best and fairest voting. Nipping at the heels of the Newtown versus Windsor game for match of the round honours.
Western Suburbs Magpies Vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Campbelltown Stadium, Saturday, August 21
Referee: Henry Perenara
Broadcast: Triple H 100.1FM (Link available via www.nswrl.com.au’s Weekend Game-Cast)
Broadcast: NSWRL Match of the Round to be aired on Fox Sports 2 HD and Fox Sports 2, Wednesday, August 25, 5.00pm