2019 NRL Premiership - Trial Teams

South Sydney v Riverina

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their 18-man squad for the Club’s trial match against Riverina at Albury Sports Ground this Saturday 16 February, with the NRL fixture scheduled to kick off at 6:00pm. The Rabbitohs have named some of their brightest young talent for this hit out against the Riverina representative team, giving the young players in the NRL squad an opportunity to impress in the lead up to the remaining pre-season fixtures, including John Sutton’s Testimonial Match and the Charity Shield, with a view to the first round of the NRL season proper in March. Kyle Turner will captain the side featuring Campbell Graham, Mawene Hiroti, Jacob Gagan, Cory Denniss, Junior Tatola, Kurt Dillon and Bayley Sironen, all who have tasted NRL football previously and will be looking to impress Coach Wayne Bennett in the lead up to the 2019 season. The Rabbitohs arrive in Albury on Friday morning ahead of an open captain’s run training session at 5pm at Albury Sports Ground which will see the players available for autographs at the completion of the training run. However, it’s not all about footy with the Rabbitohs getting out and about in the community, visiting schools in the Albury district on Friday morning, visiting the Albury Base Hospital on Saturday morning as well as attending the Albury Thunder Junior Rugby League launch. Joining Souths Cares for these visits are current international Thomas Burgess, the Rabbitohs’ leading try scorer of all time Nathan Merritt, former Indigenous All Stars player Yileen Gordon and Rabbitohs mascot, Reggie Rabbit. Coach Bennett and international Sam Burgess will be attending a sportsmen’s luncheon on Friday afternoon as well to help raise money for Rugby League in the local region.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs team is:

Flbk -  1 - Allan, Corey 
Wing -  2 - Hiroti, Mawene
Cntr -  3 - Graham, Campbell
Cntr -  4 - Gagan, Jacob
Wing -  5 - Denniss, Cory
5/8  -  6 - Hawkins, Dean
Half -  7 - Tracey, Connor
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior
Hook -  9 - Brittain, Billy
Prop - 10 - Dillon, Kurt
SRow - 11 - Johns, Jack
SRow - 12 - Turner, Kyle (c)
Lock - 13 - Ta'avale, Lucky

Int  - 14 - Kennedy, Rhys
Int  - 15 - Sironen, Bayley
Int  - 16 - Koloamatangi, Keaon
Int  - 17 - Alatipi-Butler, Tarquinn
Int  - 18 - Rodwell, Ky

Head Coach – Bennett, Wayne 

The South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball U18 to play in the Round 2 clash with Canterbury at Belmore Sports Ground at Sat Feb 16 kickoff U18s 1:30pm, U16s 12:00pm


Flbk -  1 - Aldridge, Logan
Wing -  2 - Mapapalangi, Krystain 
Cntr -  3 - Parnell, Byron
Cntr -  4 - Malu, Salesi
Wing -  5 - Meredith, Daylen
5/8  -  6 - Zampech, Bradley 
Half -  7 - Savage, Kaylib
Prop -  8 - Taumoepenu, Tevita
Hook -  9 - Mamouzelos, Peter
Prop - 10 - Olsen, Ben
SRow - 11 - Gleeson, Langi
SRow - 12 - Dodds, John
Lock - 13 - Black, Kye

Int  - 14 - Lloyd, Benjamin
Int  - 16 - Fua, Tioata
Int  - 17 - Teaupa, Dion
Int  - 18 - Shum-Cotrell, Darcy
Int  - 15 - Gale, Lachlan
Int  - 22 - Manning, Evan
Int  - 23 - Sassine, Manaaki

Coach - Collins, Wayne

The South Sydney Rabbitohs Harold Mathews U16s team is -


Flbk -  1 - Suaalii, Joseph
Wing -  2 - Mocevakaca, Joshua
Cntr -  3 - Ace-Nasteski, Luca
Cntr -  4 - Palu, Faresa
Wing -  5 - Smirnotis, Christian
5/8  -  6 - Di Bartolo, Emanuel
Half -  7 - Nohra, Joseph
Prop -  8 - Cottrell, Ame
Hook -  9 - Chum Kan Tong, Jonathan
Prop - 10 - Moale, Davvy
SRow - 11 - Ka, Terrell
SRow - 12 - Jang, Braydon
Lock - 13 - Taliai, William

Int  - 14 - Kaho, Carson
Int  - 15 - Vesikula, Ratu
Int  - 16 - Tuigamala, Izayah
Int  - 22 - Hawe-De-Thierry, Dranza
Int  - 25 - McGrath, Ryan

Coach - Sheehan, Gaven

Weekend - Feb 7-9

The South Sydney are playing a RG-ISP trial against Parramatta's feeder team Wentworthville with ISP kicking off at Thu Feb 7 6:30pm and U20s at 5:00pm. The Club's ISP side will return as the South Sydney Rabbitohs after over a decade under the North Sydney Bears banner in an initiative to have a full South Sydney integration across all grades. There will be a number of additional players will be trialling for a contract. Their NSW Premiership squad for the game is :-

Alatipi-Butler, Tarquinn 
Gordon, Yileen 
Gray, Brock 
Hills, Lyndon 
Johns, Jack 
Kolomatangi, Keaon 
O'Brien, Kell 
O'Connor, Dylan 
Peoples, Trent 
Ta'avale, Lucky 
Walmsley, Lachlan 

Coach - Millard, Shane

The South Sydney U20's Jersey Flegg Cup squad for the game is :-


Allan, Kane 
Aluni-Chanfoon, Maila 
Angianga, Tallis 
Bain, Luke 
Er, Volkan 
Fransca, Jack 
Gardner, Brock 
Ilias, Lachlan 
Iti, Iizayah 
Manowski, Aiden 
Mastroianni, Luke 
Mougios, Nick 
Piukana, Tevita 
Robinson, Dan 
Stowers, Augustine 
Taafe, Blake 
Taulafo, Grant 
Zampech, Brad 

Coach - Rogers, Ben

The lineups for the South Sydney Rabbitohs Harold Matthews (16s) and SG Ball (18s) have been announced for Round 1 of the UNE Harold Matthews and UNE SG Ball seasons. Both teams will play against the Western Suburbs Magpies at the Metricon High-Performance Centre at Redfern Oval this Saturday the 9th of February to officially kick-off their seasons. The South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball U18 to play in the Round 1 clash with Western Suburbs at Redfern Oval at Sat Feb 9 kickoff U18s 11:30am are


Flbk -  1 - Aldridge, Logan
Wing -  5 - Meredith, Daylen
Cntr -  3 - Parnell, Byron
Cntr -  4 - Malu, Salesi
Wing - 17 - Mapapalangi, Krystain
5/8  -  6 - Savage, Kaylib
Half -  7 - Zampech, Bradley
Prop -  8 - Taumoepenu, Tevita
Hook -  9 - Mamouzelos, Peter
Prop - 10 - Olsen, Ben
SRow - 11 - Gleeson, Langi
SRow - 12 - Dodds, John
Lock - 13 - Black, Kye

Int  - 14 - Lloyd, Benjamin
Int  - 16 - Fua, Tioata
Int  - 18 - Shum-Cotrell, Darcy
Int  - 19 - Manumanunitoga, Maikeli
Int  - 22 - Manning, Evan

Coach - Collins, Wayne

The South Sydney Rabbitohs Harold Mathews U16 kickoff is at 10:00am. The team is -


Flbk -  1 - Suaalii, Joseph
Wing -  2 - Mocevakaca, Joshua
Cntr -  3 - Ace-Nasteski, Luca
Cntr -  4 - Palu, Faresa
Wing -  5 - Smirnotis, Christian
5/8  -  6 - Di Bartolo, Emanuel
Half -  7 - Nohra, Joseph
Prop -  8 - Cottrell, Ame
Hook -  9 - Chum Kan Tong, Jonathan
Prop - 10 - Moale, Davvy
SRow - 11 - Ka, Terrell
SRow - 12 - Jang, Braydon
Lock - 13 - Taliai, William

Int  - 15 - Vesikula, Ratu
Int  - 16 - Tuigamala, Izayah
Int  - 17 - Halaholo, Clement
Int  - 22 - Hawe-De-Thierry, Dranza
Int  - 20 - Teaupa, Naati

Coach - Sheehan, Gaven

Weekend Jan 27 - Trials

The junior reps team will play a trial match against the Balmain Tigers at Erskineville Oval this Saturday 27 January, with the Harold Matthews game kicking off at 10:00am and the SG Ball match commencing at 11:30am.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs SG Ball U18 final squad.

Aldridge, Logan  
Bijorac, Zane
Black, Kye
Dodds, John
Fua, Tioata (Peter)
Gale, Lachlan
Gleeson, Langi
Hicks, Ned
Kambos, Zach
Lloyd, Ben
Malu, Salesi
Mamouzelos, Peter
Manning, Evan
Manumanunitoga, Maikeli    
Mapapalangi, Krystian
Meredith, Daylen
Olsen, Ben
Parnell, Byron
Sassine, Manaaki
Savage, Kaylib
Shum-Cottrell, Darcy
Taumoepenu, Tevita
Teaupa, Dion
Zampech, Brad
Hawa, Aiden          (Development)
Martin, Josh         (Development)
Paufisi, Mac         (Development)

The South Sydney Rabbitohs Harold Mathews U16 final squad

Ace-Nasteski, Luca
Chan Kum Tong, Jonathan
Cottrell, Ame
Di Bartolo, Emmanuel
Halaholo, Clement
Hawe-De-Thierry, Dranza
Jang, Braydon
Kaho, Carson
Kalo Kalo, Terrell
Lavaki, Epeli
Marr, Rasharyn
McGrath, Ryan
McGrath, Cooper
Moale, Davvy
Mocevakaca, Joshua
Nohra, Joseph
Ofria-Hunt, Hennessy
Palu, Faresa
Reeve, Mitchell
Smirnotis, Christian
Suaalii, Joseph
Taliai, William
Teaupa, Naati
Tuigamala, Izayah
Vesikula, Ratu Isireli Tuvana
Williams, Drew


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