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Allianz Stadium, Moore Park, Friday 4pm (AEST)
Last meeting: Round 17 2013 - Roosters 36 bt Dragons 0 at Oki Jubilee Stadium
Head-to-head: Dragons 17 Roosters 12 Draw 1
Referees: Shayne Hayne, Gavin Morris
TV: Live, Channel 9
Ladbrokes: Dragons $2.95, Roosters $1.40
Betfair: Dragons $3.10, Roosters $1.46
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Michael Chammas writes: This is going to be one of the best games of the season. There's something special about this annual clash on ANZAC Day, and while St George Illawarra have enjoyed most of the success in recent years, the Roosters ended that dominance last year. However, you get the feeling the Dragons could upset the premiers in a tight contest at Allianz Stadium.
Tip: Dragons by 1
AAP writes: Both sides returned to winning ways last week after some indifferent performances but it was the Dragons who looked the more convincing against the Warriors while the Roosters laboured to a hard-fought victory over Cronulla. But there were some encouraging signs for Trent Robinson with under-pressure five-eighth James Maloney rediscovering some form and representative back-rower Boyd Cordner producing his best display of the year. Dragons coach Steve Price was delighted with his team after the 20-10 over the Warriors with hooker Mitch Rein and Josh Dugan coming in for special praise.
Key: The Dragons’ ’spine’ was excellent in their last game with fullback Dugan, hooker Rein, halfback Michael Witt and five-eighth Gareth Widdop all impressing. But it will be a much tougher test against the premiers in front of a sell-out crowd.
DRAGONS: Josh Dugan, Brett Morris, Nathan Green, Gerard Beale, Jason Nightingale, Gareth Widdop, Michael Witt, Jack Stockwell, Mitch Rein, Dan Hunt, Joel Thompson, Ben Creagh (capt), Trent Merrin. Interchange: Bronson Harrison, Tyson Frizell, Mike Cooper, Leeson Ah Mau, Jack De Belin (one to be omitted).
ROOSTERS: Anthony Minichiello (capt), Daniel Tupou, Michael Jennings, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Jake Friend, Sam Moa, Boyd Cordner, Sonny Bill Williams, Aidan Guerra. Interchange: Frank-Paul Nu’uausala, Mitchell Aubusson, Isaac Liu, Dylan Napa, Daniel Mortimer (one to be omitted).