One of the highlights of the NRL calendar plays out this Sunday as the Roosters face the Dragons in the annual ANZAC Day clash in front of a huge crowd at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.
Macca’s Friday Night Footy sees a resurgent Broncos team facing the difficult task of toppling the fired-up Eels in a special battle from TIO Stadium in Darwin.
While everyone gave Brisbane no chance against the Panthers last week, they fell just short of pulling off the upset of the season.
Parramatta looked ominous against the Raiders, with rampaging young forward Isaiah Papali’i and halfback Mitchell Moses in rare form, and though the Eels are favoured to win, this game shapes as a tight contest.
Chemist Warehouse ANZAC Day Footy features the traditional ANZAC Day clash between the Roosters and Dragons, and it promises to be another see-sawing encounter.
The Chooks will field first-choice hooker Sam Verrills for his first game in more than a year after a knee injury, and fiery lock Victor Radley will also play after being cleared by the judiciary.
The Dragons are sweating on the fitness of star halfback Ben Hunt, who is a chance to return from a leg injury after starting the season in great form.
MACCA’S FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTY – EELS v BRONCOS, LIVE from TIO Stadium
Followed by MACCA’S GOLDEN POINT
Host and commentators: James Bracey, Billy Slater, Brad Fittler, Darren Lockyer, Johnathan Thurston, Peter Psaltis, Danika Mason.
Sydney 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9
Brisbane 7.30pm LIVE on Channel 9
Melbourne 7.30pm LIVE on 9Gem
Adelaide 7.00pm LIVE on 9Gem
Perth 5.30pm LIVE on 9Gem
CHEMIST WAREHOUSE ANZAC DAY FOOTY – ROOSTERS v DRAGONS, LIVE from the Sydney Cricket Ground
Host and commentators: James Bracey, Sonny Bill Williams, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Allana Ferguson, Brad Fittler, Mat Thompson, Danika Mason.
Sydney 3.00pm LIVE on Channel 9
Brisbane 3.00pm LIVE on Channel 9
Melbourne 3.00pm LIVE on 9Gem
Adelaide 2.30pm LIVE on 9Gem
Perth 1.00pm LIVE on 9Gem
SPORTS SUNDAY – Sunday at 10.00am, LIVE from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Channel 9. This week: Host James Bracey is joined by netball legend Liz Ellis, formerAustralian cricket captain Mark Taylor and Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons.
A huge show with special guests including Melbourne Rebels and Wallabies star Matt To’omua, NSW Origin coach and Nine NRL commentator Brad Fittler, and former AFL champion Shane Crawford. Plus, tennis legend Todd Woodbridge and comedian Andy Lee take on Australian golf star Geoff Ogilvy in an entertaining golfing challenge.
SUNDAY NRL FOOTY SHOW – LIVE at 11.00am from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Channel 9 for an ANZAC Day special.Host Erin Molan will cover all the Round 7 action so far with Peter Sterling, Brad Fittler and Ruan Sims, plus special guests.
100% FOOTY – LIVE at 9.50pm Monday on Channel 9. 100% Footy is the home of the strongest opinions in rugby league from the people who count. Phil Gould returns with Paul Gallen, journalist Andrew Webster and host James Bracey.