Written by Adam Whitelock
Sunday, 4th of October, 4:05 PM, NRL Finals Week 1, ANZ Stadium, Sydney, South Sydney Rabbitohs versus Newcastle Knights NRL Match Fixture
South Sydney head into the finals after producing one of their best games in years which saw them put 60 points on arch-rivals the Roosters, while Newcastle relinquished their home final spot after being completely outplayed by a much improved Titans outfit. If the Rabbitohs play anything like last week, they are going to be extremely hard to beat. The Knights are going to need to dig deep to avoid being eliminated in this sudden-death playoff.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Corey Allan 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Jaxson Paulo 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. Jed Cartwright 17. Keaon Koloamatangi 18. Steven Marsters 19. Hame Sele 20. Troy Dargan 21. Patrick Mago
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The Newcastle Knights
|Josh King||Brodie Jones|
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Edrick Lee 3. Enari Tuala 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Kurt Mann 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Mitchell Barnett
Reserves: 14. Chris Randall 15. Jacob Saifiti 16. Herman Ese’ese 17. Sione Mata’utia 18. Josh King 19. Gehamat Shibasaki 20. Tex Hoy 21. Brodie Jones
Coach: Adam O’Brien
The last time these two teams met the Knights beat the Rabbitohs 20-18, Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 29 matches played between the Rabbitohs and the Knights favouring the Knights winning 15, all other statistics suggest Rabbitohs will be successful on this day!
South Sydney Rabbitohs by 10