Written by Christopher Tearse
Thursday, July 30, 7.50 PM, Round 12, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney, St George Illawarra Dragons take on South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Match Preview
The Dragons have the edge on the Rabbitohs at this venue but they also need this win more as another loss could see them drop further down the ladder and away from the top eight which would almost see them not making the top eight, on the other side of the fence Souths get a big win and they could climb into the eight, both teams have shown talent and potential throughout the season but this game means a lot for both teams, this should be an emotional thriller.
The St George Illawarra Dragons
|Jayden Sullivan||Adam Clune|
|Jordan Pereira||Trent Merrin|
1. Matthew Dufty 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Euan Aitken 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Corey Norman 7. Ben Hunt 8. Blake Lawrie 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Tariq Sims 13. Jackson Ford
Reserves: 14. Tyrell Fuimaono 15. Josh Kerr 16. Jacob Host 17. Tristan Sailor 18. Kaide Ellis 19. Jason Saab 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Korbin Sims
Coach: Paul McGregor
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
|Kurt Dillon||Hame Sele|
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Jaxson Paulo 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Alex Johnston 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Bayley Sironen 13. Cameron Murray
Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Keaon Koloamatangi 17. Patrick Mago 18. Jack Johns 19. Corey Allan 20. Kurt Dillon 21. Troy Dargan
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The last time these two teams met the Rabbitohs at home beat to the Dragons 20-16. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 33 matches played between the Rabbitohs and the Dragons favour the Dragons winning 17, all other statistics indicate both teams are quite even in performance, one statistic that favours the Dragons is that at this venue they win 61% of the time opposed to the Rabbitohs only 29%.
South Sydney Rabbitohs for the win.
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