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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs Tips


South Sydney are huge favourites against a Canterbury side that are the worst in the NRL. Alex Johnston has scored 13 tries in his last five games and continues to be backed in the try scoring markets.

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 13 of their last 15 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored 38+ points in their last 3 games.
  • South Sydney’s Alex Johnston has scored 45 tries in his last 37 games.
  • South Sydney’s Alex Johnston has scored 13 tries in his last 5 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 6 of their last 8 games against Canterbury Bulldogs.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 31 of their last 36 games.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs have lost 8 of their last 9 games.

Head to Head


Canterbury Bulldogs have an 89-82 advantage against South Sydney Rabbitohs with six draws in 177 games.

The Rabbitohs have won six of the last eight encounters including 38-0 in Round 4 this season.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney are sitting fourth on the ladder after winning their last five matches.

The Rabbitohs beat Parramatta 38-20, Newcastle 24-10, Brisbane 46-0 and Wests Tigers 38-22.

Wayne Bennett’s side beat North Queensland 46-18 last week. They trailed 10-2 before scoring eight unanswered tries, Alex Johnston scoring three to make it 13 tries in his last five games.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Jai Arrow is out after breaching COVID isolation protocols during Origin. 

Taane Milne (high tackle) and Liam Knight (dangerous contact) both took early guilty pleas and are available to play.

Hame Sele is out with Tom Burgess to start at prop and Patrick Mago coming onto the bench. 

Latrell Mitchell, Dane Gagai, Damien Cook and Cameron Murray have all been named to back up from Origin.

Tevita Tatola (knee) is out until Round 23.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Line Up


1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Taane Milne 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Tom Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su'a 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 17. Jacob Host 18. Braidon Burns 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Blake Taaffe  21. Peter Mamouzelos 22. Jaxson Paulo 23. Josh Mansour

Canterbury Bulldogs Form


Canterbury sit bottom of the NRL table after going 2-14 in 2021. They have now lost 31 of their last 36 games stretching back to last season.

The Bulldogs have lost eight of their last nine games. The only win in that run was a 28-6 victory against St George Illawarra in Round 14.

Trent Barrett’s side have lost three in a row. They lost 36-10 to Parramatta, 66-0 to Manly and 22-16 against the Sydney Rosters last week where they missed 34 tackles. 

Canterbury Bulldogs Team News


Ava Seumanufagai (suspension) has been named on the bench. Matt Doorey (concussion) has been named in the reserves. 

Jayden Okunbor (knee) is in the reserves after missing the entire season. 

Kyle Flanagan was dropped prior to the Roosters clash, and remains out of the 17 again this week. 

Jeremy Marshall-King (suspension) , Adam Elliott (cheekbone), Jayden
Okunbor (knee) and Raymond Faitala-Mariner (foot) are due back in round 19.

Chris Smith (ankle) and Christian Crichton (knee) are out for a few more weeks.

Nick Cotric (toe) and Raymond Faitala-Mariner (foot) are out for the season.

Canterbury Bulldogs Predicted Line Up


1. Nick Meaney 2. Corey Allan 3. Will Hopoate 4. Aaron Schoupp 5. Falakiko Manu 6. Lachlan Lewis 7. Jake Averillo 8. Jack Hetherington 9. Sione Katoa 10. Luke Thompson 11. Corey Waddell 12. Josh Jackson 13. Renouf Atoni 14. Bailey Biondi-Odo 15. Dylan Napa 16. Ava Seumanufagai 17. Joe Stimson 19. Kyle Flanagan  20. Ofahiki Ogden 21. Matt Doorey 23. Jayden Okunbor

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs FAQ

Where can I watch the South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs live stream?

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What time does South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bulldogs kick off?

The Round 18 clash is being played on the Gold Coast at 6.15pm AEDT on Sunday, July 18.

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Verdict

South Sydney are huge favourites here with the handicap set around 25 points. I am stretching that out to -29.5 with the Rabbitohs backed to score 40+ points.

Alex Johnston has scored 13 tries in his last five games including three hat-tricks and two doubles.

Best Bets: Rabbitohs -29.5 Handicap @140.00 at Winnersbet - 2 Units
Best Bets: Alex Johnston 2+ Tries Anytime Tryscorer @120.00 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units
First Tryscorer Tip: Alex Johnston First Tryscorer @600.00 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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