NRL round 19 | Beanie for brain cancer round returns for a great cause

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NRL ON NINE: ROUND 19

BEANIE FOR BRAIN CANCER ROUND RETURNS FOR A GREAT CAUSE

Round 19 marks the return of Beanie for Brain Cancer Round in the NRL, a great occasion to raise money for brain cancer research driven by the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Every club and personality in the NRL will be donning their beanies in this round to raise awareness and tackle brain cancer. Fans can visit the MHF website or find volunteers at every NRL game to purchase male or female beanies for only $25, or make a donation to help find a cure for this terrible disease.

Kicking off the round tonight on Macca’s Thursday Night Footy, the Sharks defend home turf against the Cowboys in a must-win game or both teams to keep their finals hopes alive. The Sharks have lost their last five games, four by two points or less. They welcome back stars Josh Dugan and Josh Morris but lose prop Andrew Fifita to suspension.

North Queensland are still without inspirational leader Michael Morgan due to concussion in Origin Game III, but retain the same squad who have shown real fight in recent weeks.

VB Friday Night Footy heads to ANZ Stadium as the Rabbitohs and Dragons face off. While the Bunnies  sweat on the fitness of leader Sam Burgess, brother Tom is a chance to return from an ankle injury to an under-strength South Sydney side who have been finding ways to win and hold on to a top four spot.

The big news is the return of Gareth Widdop for the Dragons, who are a completely different side when he plays. Ben Hunt is also back after being rested, putting St George Illawarra almost at full strength for the first time in weeks and capable of an upset.

Chemist Warehouse Sunday Footy promises to be a thrilling encounter between two surging sides, with the Canberra Raiders taking on Penrith at Panthers Stadium.

In a turnaround nobody saw coming, the Panthers will be aiming for their eighth straight victory against the fiery Raiders who are having one of their best seasons in years. With both sides at this stage seemingly destined for September footy, a win on Sunday could cement either one as a real premiership threat.

The Panthers will be without exciting backrower Viliame Kikau after a controversial suspension, but the rejuvenated master James Maloney will be there to pull the strings.

The Raiders’ defence has been a talking point this season, off the back of workhorse forwards Josh Papalii, Joseph Tapine and Iosia Soliola, and they need to keep it up to blunt Penrith’s run of good form.

 

BROADCAST TIMES

Tonight – July 25

Sharks vs Titans

Sydney                      7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                   7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               7.30pm LIVE on 9GEM

Adelaide                   7.00pm LIVE on 9GEM

Perth                         5.30pm LIVE on 9GEM

 

Friday – July 26

Rabbitohs vs Dragons

Sydney                      7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                   7.30pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               7.30pm LIVE on 9GEM

Adelaide                   7.00pm LIVE on 9GEM

Perth                          5.30pm LIVE on 9GEM

 

Sunday – July 28

Panthers vs Raiders

Sydney                      3.00pm LIVE on Nine

Brisbane                   3.00pm LIVE on Nine

Melbourne               3.00pm LIVE on 9GEM

Adelaide                   2.30pm LIVE on 9GEM

Perth                         1.00pm LIVE on 9GEM

 

FOUR DAYS OF FOOTY LIVE ON NINE

 

THURSDAY, JULY 25:

MACCA’S THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTY – Sharks vs Titans, LIVE from PointsBet Stadium at 7.30pm AEST on Nine.

Host and commentators: James Bracey, Paul Vautin, Andrew Johns, Billy Slater, Ruan Sims, Johnathan Thurston, Brad Fittler, Danika Mason, Mat Thompson.

 

MACCA’S GOLDEN POINT – LIVE from PointsBet Stadium following Sharks vs Titans. It explores the big stories to come from the game and has exclusive behind-the-scenes access to players and coaches on the field and in the sheds.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 26:

VB FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTY – Rabbitohs vs Dragons, LIVE from ANZ Stadium at 7.30pm AEST on Nine.

Host and commentators: Erin Molan, Ray Warren, Phil Gould, Peter Sterling, Sam Thaiday, Brad Fittler, Johnathan Thurston.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT KNOCK OFF – LIVE from ANZ Stadium following Rabbitohs vs Dragons. It explores the big stories to come from the game and has exclusive behind-the-scenes access to players and coaches on the field and in the sheds.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28:

SPORTS SUNDAY – Sunday at 10.00am AEST, LIVE on Nine. This week: host James Bracey is joined by former Australian tennis star Todd Woodbridge, Olympic gold medal swimmer Leisel Jones, former AFL star Nick Davis, Nine sports journalist Neil Breen, and guests including sailing world champion Matt Slingsby.

SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW – LIVE from 11.00am AEST on Nine. Host Erin Molan will cover all the Round 19 action so far, with Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler and Wally Lewis.

SUNDAY FOOTY – Canterbury Cup NSW: St George-Illawarra Dragons vs South Sydney Rabbitohs, LIVE from WIN Stadium at 1.00pm AEST on Nine for NSW viewers ONLY.

Hosts and commentators: Peter Psaltis, Jamie Soward, Danika Mason.

SUNDAY FOOTY – Souths Logan Magpies vs Northern Pride, LIVE from Davies Park at 1.00pm AEST on Nine for QLD viewers ONLY.

Hosts and commentators: Mark Braybrook, Scott Sattler, Adam Jackson.

CHEMIST WAREHOUSE SUNDAY KICK OFF – LIVE from Panthers Stadium at 3.00pm AEST on Nine ahead of Chemist Warehouse Sunday Footy. A preview of the upcoming action from the best minds in the game.

CHEMIST WAREHOUSE SUNDAY FOOTY – Panthers vs Raiders, LIVE from Panthers Stadium at 4.00pm AEST on Nine.

Host and commentators: James Bracey, Peter Sterling, Andrew Johns, Allana Ferguson, Brad Fittler, Darren Lockyer, Mat Thompson.

 

MONDAY, JULY 22:

100% FOOTY – 10.15pm AEST on Nine. 100% Footy is the home of the strongest opinions in rugby league from the people who count. Phil Gould returns with Paul Gallen, alongside Ruan Sims, journalist Neil Breen and host James Bracey.

 

PODCAST – SIX TACKLES WITH GUS

James Bracey discusses the biggest issues of the week with rugby league legend and expert commentator Phil Gould on Six Tackles with Gus.

This week:

Gus pays tribute to the Super League-bound James Maloney

Why Viliame Kikau should never have been penalised for a shoulder charge

Which teams should acquire Josh Reynolds and Kieran Foran

 

Podcast available for download here: Round 19 – Six Tackles with Gus

 

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