Friday,March17,8pm,ForsythBarrStadium,Dunedin,NewZealand。

DUEtoafixturingquirkandtheneedforafewextradollars,theCanterburyBulldogsplayahomegamethisFridaynightagainsttheNewZealandWarriorsinDunedin。

Bothteamsenterthisgameunderseriouspressureandtheloserwillbepushedtothebrinkofcrisis,despiteitbeingonlythethirdgameoftheseason。

FortheWarriors,theadditionofManuVatuveiwillbeawelcomereturnfortheclubsleadingtry-scorerandhewillsurelyattractplentyofattentionfrompunters。

Bulldogsfansarehangingonbyathreadaftertheclubextendeditslosingstreakfrom2016intothenewyear。

Twolossestostarttheseasonhasdentedtheconfidenceoftheonce-proudteam,whichisdesperateforareturntoform。

ThenarrowlosstotheRoosterslastweekhadplentyofmerit,butlosingbothKerrodHollandandWillHopoatewonthelpitschances。

IthasntbeenaneasystartfortheBulldogsaftertakingontheStorminweekone,sofacingtheWarriorswillbeawelcomesight。

Playinginanindoorsstadiumshouldprovideplentyofactionandwereexpectingoffensetotakecentrestage。

TheWarriorshavegivenupanaverageof24pointspergamethisseasonandtheBulldogsarecomingoffagamewheretheygaveup28pointstotheRoosters,soexpecttriestobescored。

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ChanceshavebeenmadetotheBulldogsteamduetosignificantinjuries。

BradAbbeymakeshisseasondebutatfullbackandMarceloMontoyaisafresh-facedwingerwhocouldprovidesomeexcitement。

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BradAbbey$21

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BrettMorris+1100

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JoshMorris$17

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BrenkoLee$12

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MarceloMontoya$12

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JoshReynolds$26

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MosesMbye$23

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AidenTolman$67

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MichaelLichaa$36

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JamesGraham$41

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JoshJackson$31

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GregEastwood$46

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DavidKlemmer$36

TheBulldogstwinpairingofBrettandJoshMorrisareusedheavilyinattackandtheyrethebesttry-scoringoptionsthisFridaynight。

JoshMorrishasscoredtwotriesalreadythisseason,butisthelesser-fanciedfirsttry-scoringoptionat$17withSportsbet。

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ExpectMorristogetinvolvedwiththeactionwithsomenewfacessurroundinghimonthefield。

BrenkoLeeisarocksanddiamondstypeplayerwhohasyettoscorethisseason,butisknockingonthedoor。

Therangycentrehasmoreoffloads,tryassistsanderrorsthananyotherplayerintheBulldogsbackline,whichmakeshimathreat。

TohavemoretryassiststhanhistwoplaymakingteammatesisabigreasonwhytheBulldogshavegonemonthswithoutawin,butpunterswillbehopingLeecanshowhisbestformandcrosstheline。

Hescurrently+130toscorewithCrownBetandinwhatshouldbeahigh-scoringgame,thatlooksanicemulti-betaddition。

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ThechangesmadetotheWarriorsteamcanonlybeseenaspositives。

ManuVatuveireturnstothewingforthefirsttimethisseasonandtheBlakeAyshfordalsoreturnstoanextendedbench。

TheWarriorshaveagoodteamacrossthepark,butthetryscoringdutieshavebeenlargelyplacedonDavidFusituasshoulders。

ExpectthattochangethisweekastheWarriorsboastanimpressivelineup。

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RogerTuivasa-Sheck$14

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KenMaumalo$10

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SolomoneKata$10

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DavidFusitua$16

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ManuVatuvei$11

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AtaHingano$23

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ShaunJohnson$14

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AlbertVete$56

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IssacLuke$36

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JacobLillyman$71

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BodeneThompson$23

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RyanHoffman$31

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SimonMannering$31

RustwontbeanissueforManuVatuveiandwerebackingtheWarriorsall-timetryscoringleader。

Vatuveiisaclassactandhesextremelytoughtostopclosetotheline。

Hisdefensemightbesuspect,buthehasneverlackedtheabilitytofindthelineandpuntersshouldexpectplentyofactiontocomehisway。

Hesshortat$10toscorefirst,butweprefertakingthe$2。

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Anothertackle-bustingthreatfortheWarriorsisSolomoneKata。

Theweightliftingchampionhasenormouspowerandhesalmostunstoppableclosetotheline。

Kataisalwaysafavouritewithpuntersandthe$10toscorefirstatSportsbetisabetwhichshouldbeinwithashot。

OursmokeyfortheWarriorsinthetryscoringranksisAlbertVete。

Thebigpropisaworkhorseondefense,havingmade50tacklesalreadythisseason,buthesachanceatscoringacloserangetrythisFridaynight。

Veteisunlikelytoscorefirst,buthecouldcrashoveratoddsof$10laterinthegameandreturnpuntersahugedividend。

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TheWarriorsdonthaveagoodrecordwhenplayingawayfromMountSmart,butitsteamacrosstheparkistoogoodtooverlook。

Theywillalwaysbeanenigmaticteamandrarelyliveuptoexpectations,butitonlytakesaglimmerofconfidencetogettheballrollingfortheWarriors。

TheymeettheBulldogsinthemiddleofasignificantlosingstreak,sothetimingcouldntbebetterforthehostnationandtheoddsonofferarerathergenerousfromthebookmakers。

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