Round 2 of the 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership kicks off tonight after the season’s opening round last weekend that sorted the year’s early contenders from the pretenders.
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Based on points for and against it is the South Sydney Rabbitohs sitting number one on the NRL Ladder after their big 42 – 10 Sunday afternoon win over the Roosters.
The Bunnies play again on Saturday taking on the lowly Knights, but they have to do it without a couple of key players who suffered nasty round one injuries namely Adam Reynolds (jaw) and John Sutton (peck).
This round’s opener has the Panthers, who lost to the Raiders in Canberra, hosting big round one winners the Bulldogs after Canterbury smashed the Sea Eagles 28 – 6 at Brookvale for their season starter and the home side play without hooker James Segeyaro who broke his arm last week.
Friday night footy should be a beauty as the disciplined Brisbane Broncos seek another win following a grinding success over the Eels in Parramatta when they take on the Warriors at Suncorp Stadium. They lose Jordon Kahu to injury but his replacement Alex Glenn means they keep the advantage and will start short-priced favourites.
Another key game of Round 2 in the NRL is the closely-ranked Sharks vs Dragons clash at Shark Park where Cronulla get home ground advantage and the chance to post their first win after fighting back in the second half to keep the score-line respectable against the reigning Premiers North Queensland (20 – 14) last Saturday up in Townsville.
Also watch for the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon after their two-point win on Monday, also played at home, over the Dragons. They host the Gold Coast Titans who were big 30 – 12 winners over Newcastle last week.
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*All times quoted are local
NRL Round 2 Draw
Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs
Thursday 10 March, 8:05pm, Pepper Stadium
Tip: Bulldogs by 4
Brisbane Broncos vs New Zealand Warriors
Friday 11 March, 7:05pm, Suncorp Stadium
Tip: Brisbane by 12
Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Roosters
Saturday 12 March, 2:00pm, GIO Stadium
Tip: Roosters by 2
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights
Saturday 12 March, 4:30pm, ANZ Stadium
Tip: Rabbitohs by 16 or more
Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys
Saturday 12 March, 6:30pm, Pirtek Stadium
Tip: Cowboys by 14
Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs St George Illawarra Dragons
Sunday 13 March, 3:00pm, Shark Park
Tip: Sharks by 12
Melbourne Storm vs Gold Coast Titans
Sunday 13 March, 5:30pm, AAMI Park
Tip: Storm by 16 plus
Wests Tigers vs Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Monday 14 March, 6:00pm, Leichardt Oval
Tip: Tigers by 6