Sports Talk: Cricket, NRL

Cricket: The second Test between the Blacks Caps and England starts at the Basin Reserve today, and hopefully this time it won’t be the Barmy Army providing the only entertainment after an inconclusive result in Dunedin last week. An unchanged side will take the field:

New ZealandPeter Fulton, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum (captain), BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Bruce Martin, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

England are also likely to name an unchanged side. Captain Brendon McCallum said if they win the toss they would likely to bowl first in order to gain an advantage in the first day.

NRL:  As usual the latest predictions and assessments can be read at Sportsfreak

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You can read the rest of this article plus Sportsfreak’s analysis of the Warriors first round here at Sportsfreak

Here are my weekly NRL predictions for round 2:

 

         Eels vs Bulldogs    12-

         Dragons vs Broncos   12-

         Warriors vs Roosters  12-

         Cowboys vs Storm  12-

12-   Titans vs Raiders

         Tigers vs Panthers  12-

         Sea Eagles vs Knights 12-

12-   Rabbitohs vs Sharks


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