NSW Cup: Canterbury v Newtown Preview
The second VB NSW Cup Preliminary Final at Leichhardt Oval this Sunday will see minor premiers the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs take on Sydney Roosters feeder and foundation club, the Newtown Jets in what promises to be a massive game.
After captain and halfback, Daniel Mortimer coolly slotted a penalty goal in golden point extra time last week against the North Sydney Bears to keep the Jets season alive, Newtown will now have to back up against the current defending premiers, and the most consistent side this season.
The Bulldogs, bolstered by the return of representative hooker Shane Pumipi, and NRL forward Dene Halatau sees Canterbury-Bankstown head into the game with no less than 11 players with NRL experience and as favourites.
The winner of the clash will progress to the 2012 VB NSW Cup Grand Final at ANZ Stadium on Sunday September 30.
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Newtown Jets
Sunday, September 23 – 3:00pm
Web: NSWRL Live Scoreboard (Click here to view)
Radio:2GB Continuous Call Team
Trent Cutler, Drury Low, Brett Lane, Luke MacDougall, Bryson Goodwin, Jake Foster, Joel Romelo, Tim Browne, Shane Pumipi, Martin Taupau, James Gavet, Dene Halatau, Harlan Alaalatoa; Interchange: Ray Moujalli, Josh Gill, Kose Lelei, Steve Azzi
Alofa Alofa, Daniel Tupou, Peni Tagive, Francis Vaiotu, Justin Carney, Adam Henry, Daniel Mortimer, Mose Masoe, Nafe Seluini, Josh Ailaomai, Jack Bosden, Brad Barrett, Ahmad Ellaz; Interchange: Andrew Pearn, Kurt Kara, Anthony Cherrington, Saulala Houma, Mark Kheirallah, Jack Littlejohn