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This morning Chaps and Mavo sat down to dissect last nights loss to the Panthers and looked towards the run to the finals.
Browny watched the game at the new Rabbitohs friendly Pavilion Surf Club on the beach in Bali and his thoughts on the game were – “We looked like the only team that was going to win that game, their attack didn’t trouble us at all.”
“However a 69% completion rate will not win you games against any team let alone the Panthers even without their superstars.”
“We failed to nail our opportunities, another area you need to get right in the big games.”
The Rabbitohs trained strongly at this mornings captains run on a sparkling day at Redfern Oval. Latrell Mitchell trained at fullback and Lachy Ilias, Campbell Graham and Daniel Suluka Fifita all got through the session with no set backs.
Thomas Burgess has a groin strain and won’t play this Friday against the Eels but Hame Sele makes his return to the team.
The Bunnies take on the Eels in round 22 on Friday night in yet another important game for the clubs top 4 hopes.
Parramatta sit just one win ahead of Souths in 5th position on the NRL ladder but the team in blue and gold have a plus 54 point differential compared to our plus 108 so a win will see us leap frog them into 5th position and help our chances of an all important final 4 finish to the regular season.
Adding to the intrigue of this weekend are 2 other big clashes that could help our cause. The Panthers meet the 4th placed Storm on Thursday night and the Cowboys meet the Roosters, all top 8 clashes.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round 22 against the Eels at CommBank Stadium to be played this Friday 12 August at 7:55pm.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Hame Sele to return from injury in the front row with Daniel Suluka Fifita shifting to the extended interchange bench.
The Rabbitohs NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup teams will take on the Parramatta Eels in round 22. The NSW Cup game will be a curtain raiser to the NRL fixture at CommBank Stadium on Friday 12 August at 5:30pm, with the Jersey Flegg Cup match commencing at 3pm on Saturday 13 August at Ringrose Park.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Friday’s round 22 clash with the Eels is: 1) Latrell Mitchell 2) Alex Johnston 3) Jaxson Paulo 4) Isaiah Tass 5) Izaac Thompson 6) Cody Walker 7) Lachlan Ilias 8) Junior Tatola 9) Damien Cook 10) Hame Sele 11) Keaon Koloamatangi 12) Jai Arrow 13) Cameron Murray (c) Interchange: 14) Blake Taaffe 15) Mark Nicholls 16) Siliva Havili 17) Davvy Moale 18) Taane Milne 19) Dean Hawkins 20) Daniel Suluka Fifita 21) Shaquai Mitchell 22) Josh Mansour Head Coach – Jason Demetriou
The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Friday’s match up with the Eels is: 1) Jacob Gagai (c) 2) Josh Mansour 3) Jake Tago 4) Richie Kennar 5) Cody Hodge 6) Jack Campagnolo 7) Dean Hawkins 8) Hugo Patterson 9) Peter Mamouzelos 10) Shaquai Mitchell 11) Maila Chanfoon 12) Ben Lovett 13) Trent Peoples Interchange: 14) Shannon Gardiner 15) Tyson Hodge 16) D’Arcy Hardman 17) Yileen Gordon 18) Tristan Alvarado Coach – Dane Dorahy
The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Eels is: 1) Tyrone Munro 2) Wesley Bruines 3) Leon Te Hau 4) Lachoneus Paki 5) Deijion Leugaimafa 6) Dion Teaupa 7) Mitchell Chester 8) Thomas Giles (c) 9) Romano Cook 10) Isaiah Vailalo 11) Taine Woodford 12) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 13) Jaxson Rahme Interchange: 14) Keahlan Bray 15) TJ Toevai 16) Lachlan Gale 17) Cecil Lahood 18) Trent Griffiths 19) Josh Rizk 20) William Abou Arrage Coach – Leon Latulipe
Today at 3pm the Rabbitohs take on the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium in a game that the Bunnies simply must win.
Souths currently sit 8th on the NRL ladder with 24 competition points and a differential of +70 with just 4 rounds left before the finals after todays clash.
The teams we face in those last 4 games are all above us on the ladder – Eels (28pts +54), Panthers (36pts +294), Cowboys (30pts +208) and the ‘Evil Empire’ aka the Roosters (24pts +107) at the opening of the new Sydney Football Stadium. That is a tough run home and we will need to win a majority of those matches to ensure a finals berth.
Souths overall record against the Warriors is an even split with 19 wins and 19 losses from 38 games since 1995. In magic round earlier this year the Rabbits let a 26-6 halftime lead erode to just a 2 point 32-30 victory.
The Rabbitohs should beat the 13th placed Warriors (12pts -199) when you consider that we have won 11 games compared to their 5 wins but both teams are coming off losses. Souths went down in a golden point thriller 21-20 to the Sharks and the Warriors got the Storms season back on track with a 24-12 defeat.
The Kiwi team can’t make the finals but you can expect them to come out all guns blazing this arvo to salvage some pride from their season.
The Rabbitohs will need their big guns to return fire so look for Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker to lead us to victory on top of a big performance from our forwards.
The Bunnies will have loads of support when they take the field today with plenty of red & green locals like Russell Hansen plus we have Darren Brown and the Souths Players Association (SPA) boys in town for a 3 day event that included a function at the Duporth Tavern last night, the game today and the races tomorrow.
Josh Kemp, Michael Tasker and fellow Burrow members are also up north to represent the South Sydney army.