The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their squad for their round 20 Ron Coote Cup clash against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium this Friday 25 September at 7:55pm. Rabbitohs Head Coach Wayne Bennett will welcome back Dane Gagai into his backline this week, a game which will be the 200th NRL game of Gagai’s career. Gagai made his first grade debut for the Broncos against the Cowboys in round one, 2011 and has gone to play six games for Brisbane, 128 games for the Newcastle Knights and 65 games so far for the Rabbitohs. Jed Cartwright has been named to start in the second row, replacing the suspended Jaydn Su’A. Mitchell, Amone, Roberts, Lowe and Burns are unavailable due to injury. Jaydn Su'A is out suspended.
This Friday night, the Rabbitohs will be wearing predominantly red socks to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. This is the second consecutive year that the Rabbitohs have worn these special socks against the Roosters, the last time being in the Club’s 16-10 victory in round 25, 2019.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs team is:
Flbk - 1 - Allan, Corey Wing - 2 - Johnston, Alex Cntr - 3 - Graham, Campbell Cntr - 4 - Gagai, Dane Wing - 5 - Paulo, Jaxson 5/8 - 6 - Walker, Cody Half - 7 - Reynolds, Adam (c) Prop - 8 - Knight, Liam Hook - 9 - Cook, Damien Prop - 10 - Burgess, Thomas SRow - 11 - Cartwright, Jed SRow - 12 - Sironen, Bayley Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron Int - 14 - Nicholls, Mark Int - 15 - Sele. Heme Int - 16 - Mago, Patrick Int - 17 - Koloamatangi, Keaon Int - 18 - Tatola, Junior Int - 19 - Johns, Jack Int - 20 - Dargan, Troy Int - 21 - Denniss, Cory Coach - Bennett, Wayne
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