The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their 21-man NRL squad for their round 25 fixture against the Sydney Roosters at Stadium Australia, this Thursday 5th September at 7:50pm. Head Coach Wayne Bennett has named the same starting line up that defeated the New Zealand Warriors last Friday night. The Rabbitohs and Roosters will be playing the second leg of the Ron Coote Cup this Thursday night, with the Rabbitohs holding a ten-point advantage courtesy of their 26-16 win over the Roosters in round one this season. Turner, Burns, Tom Burgess, Denniss, Koloamatangi and Gagan are unavailable due to injury. George Burgess, Roberts and Britt are out suspended.
The Rabbitohs will be wearing special edition socks for this game against the Roosters to raise awareness for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. The Rabbitohs were introduced to the cause via the Club’s official car partner Suttons and their Group Fleet Sales Manager Pat Borg, whose daughter Isabella suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Pat raises money each year taking part in the 65k 4 65 Roses Walkathon, and both the Rabbitohs and Suttons are getting behind the cause at this game by showing their support for the Neverrest campaign.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs team is:
Flbk - 1 - Doueihi, Adam Wing - 2 - Johnston, Alex Cntr - 3 - Graham, Campbell Cntr - 4 - Gagai, Dane Wing - 5 - Allan, Corey 5/8 - 6 - Walker, Cody Half - 7 - Reynolds, Adam Prop - 8 - Burgess, Sam (c) Hook - 9 - Cook, Damien Prop - 10 - Knight, Liam SRow - 11 - Sutton, John SRow - 12 - Su'A, Jaydn Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron Int - 14 - Lowe, Ethan Int - 15 - Amone, Tom Int - 16 - Tatola, Junior Int - 17 - Nicholls, Mark Int - 18 - Sironen, Bayley Int - 19 - Tracey, Connor Int - 20 - Dillon, Kurt Int - 21 - Hiroti, Mawene Head Coach – Bennett, Wayne
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will take on the Sydney Roosters feeder club North Sydney in the Canterbury Cup Premilinary Semi-Finals and St George-Illawarra in Jersey Flegg at Campbelltown Stadium kickoff at 3:15pm and U20 Jersey Flegg Cup kickoff at 11:00am.
The NSW Premiership squad for the game is :-
Flbk - 1 - Higgins, Leigh Wing - 2 - O'Connor, Dylan Cntr - 3 - Hiroti, Mawene Cntr - 4 - Dodd, Levi Wing - 5 - Paulo, Jaxson 5/8 - 6 - Tracey, Connor Half - 7 - Hawkins, Dean Prop - 8 - Gray, Brock Hook - 9 - Brittain, Billy (c) Prop - 10 - Dillon, Kurt SRow - 11 - Peoples, Trent SRow - 12 - Johns, Jack Lock - 13 - Sironen, Bayley Int - 14 - Hills, Lyndon Int - 15 - Butler, Tarquinn Int - 16 - Manowski, Blake Int - 17 - Gordon, Yileen Coach - Millard, Shane
The U20's Jersey Flegg Cup squad for the game is :-
Flbk - 1 - Tautaiolefua, James Wing - 2 - Dut, Muong Cntr - 3 - Mougios, Nick (c) Cntr - 4 - Zampech, Bradley Wing - 5 - Allan, Kane 5/8 - 6 - Illias, Lachlan Half - 7 - Taaffe, Blake Prop - 8 - Bain, Luke Hook - 9 - Cook, Josh Prop - 10 - Manowski, Aidan SRow - 11 - Angianga, Tallis SRow - 12 - French, Matt Lock - 13 - Fepuleai, Josh Int - 14 - Mamouzelos, Peter Int - 15 - Taumoepenu, Tevita Int - 16 - Puru, Luke Int - 17 - Iti, Iizayah Coach - Rogers, Ben
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