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St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors 2024 Tips - Warriors make it three in a row against Dragons

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  • St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors expert predictions for Friday’s Round 7 NRL game
  • Warriors forecasted to clinch a third straight win against Dragons.
  • Kick off is at 6:00 PM at WIN Stadium
  • Preview, expert analysis, stats, team news & best bet
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Marcelo Montoya of the Warriors (Photo by Dave Rowland/Getty Images)

St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors Preview and Best Bet


The Warriors will make it three in a row against St George as they are predicted rack up the points on the south coast.
  • St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors Preview and Best Bet
  • Head to Head 
  • St George Dragons Recent Form
  • St George Dragons Team News
  • St George Dragons Team List
  • New Zealand Warriors Recent Form
  • New Zealand Warriors Team News
  • New Zealand Warriors Team List
  • St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors NRL 2024 Round 7 FAQ’s

New Zealands game last weekend against Manly ended in a 22-all draw with Shaun Johnson and Daly Cherry-Evans both missing opportunites to slot the extra point. The Warriors looked exhauseted at the completion of the game and will now have a 6 day turnaround with a trip to Sydney for their troubles. 

The Dragons upended the Tigers in their match on Sunday with a spirited attacking effort. Despite being outdone by Wests in almost all stats St George were able to hold on to the win thanks to some desperate tryline defence. At the other end of the park the Dragons had only 9 tackles inside the Tigers 20m zone with 3 of the 4 tries they scored coming from swinging backline plays starting outside the red zone. 

The top tier scoring teams have all put points on St George so far this year and with the Wahs starting to click more and more in attack for each week this total could get big. I predic that the Dragons will be able to score a try or two to help the total along and therefore will be playing the Over.

  • New Zealand lead the NRL in average Run Metres notching 1630m per game
  • St George concede the 4th most Run Metres on average allowing their opponents 1479m per game
  • The Dragons are also ranked 4th worst in Opposition Points allowing an average of 23.7 points per game 
  • All three Dragons losses this season have been by 13 or more points.

Head to Head 


The Dragons and Warriors have met 8 times since the beginning of the 2019 season with New Zealand winning 5 of 8 including both games played last year. The Warriors came away with double digit winning margins in those games 

3 of the last 4 games have gone Over the Game Total with an even 4-4 split over the past 8 games. New Zealand hold a 5-3 ATS advantage over St George in that same period.

St George Dragons Recent Form


The Dragons are 2-3 in their last 5 games both straight up and ATS. 3 of those games have gone Under the Game Total.

So far this season 4 of 6 games the Dragons have played have gone Under the Game Total with all three of their losses being by 13+ points.

St George Dragons Team News


Jack Bird will miss this game with concussion protocol which sees Zac Lomax move in to the centre position where he has played most of his football. Christian Tuipulotu comes on to the wing in his club debut. 

Raymond Faitala-Mariner will start from the front row after coming in late last week in place of Luciano Leilua. Despite not seeing a single minute of action in their win last week Jesse Marschke has again been named at 14.

St George Dragons Team List


1. Tyrell Sloan
2. Christian Tuipulotu
3. Moses Suli
4. Zac Lomax
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Kyle Flanagan
7. Ben Hunt 
8. Francis Molo
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Hame Sele
11. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
12. Jaydn Su'A
13. Tom Eisenhuth

Interchange
14. Jesse Marschke
15. Blake Lawrie
16. Jack de Belin
17. Ben Murdoch-Masila

Reserves
18. Michael Molo
19. Mathew Feagai
20. Toby Couchman
21. Viliami Fifita
22. Fa'amanu Brown


New Zealand Warriors Recent Form


New Zealand are now 3-1-1 in their last 5 games but have only covered the line in 2 of those games. Across the 6 games played so far this season 4 have gone Under the Game Total with 4 games finishing with a margin of 12 points or less.

New Zealand Warriors Team News


Adam Pompey comes onto the bench to replace Jazz Tevaga who has a hamstring injury in an otherwise unchanged team that drew with the Sea-Eagles

New Zealand Warriors Team List


1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3. Rocco Berry
4. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
5. Marcelo Montoya
6. Te Maire Martin
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Addin Fonua-Blake
9. Wayde Egan
10. Mitch Barnett
11. Jackson Ford
12. Kurt Capewell
13. Tohu Harris

Interchange
14. Chanel Harris-Tavita
15. Tom Ale
16. Jacob Laban
17. Adam Pompey

Reserves
18. Zyon Maiu'u
20. Taine Tuaupiki
21. Ali Leiataua
22.Edward Kosi
23. Paul Roache

St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors NRL 2024 Round 7 FAQ’s

How to watch St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors NRL 2024 Round 7?

You can watch the St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors NRL 2024 Round 7 game via Fox Sports or Kayo Sports. If you are watching from outside of Australia the WatchNRL app is the perfect solution.

How to buy tickets to St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors NRL 2024 Round 7?

To buy tickets to the St George Dragons vs New Zealand Warriors NRL 2024 Round 7 game check the NRL website or the official St George Dragons site.

Verdict

The Dragons have put up some ok performances in their 3 wins this season but they haven’t been against any quality opponents. Now they meet another possible top 4 team and my prediction is they will be brought back down to earth, hard. Warriors to win by 13+ and AFB to score first as usual!
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