Written by Christopher Tearse
Saturday, July 28, 5.30 PM, Round 10, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, South Sydney Rabbitohs take on Newcastle Knights NRL Match Preview
The long road to the premiership, Rabbitohs without Campbell Graham and Latrell Mitchell may help the Knights steal the victory which would see them climbing the ladder, big test for the Knights who have been flying under the radar, Souths, on the other hand, still trying to prove their contenders for this year’s premiership sealing a win against the Knights would only be evidence of that, statistically, there isn’t much to separate these two teams.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
|Corey Allan||Campbell Graham|
|Jack Johns||Latrell Mitchell|
1. Alex Johnston 2. Jaxson Paulo 3. James Roberts 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Ethan Lowe 13. Cameron Murray
Reserves: 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Hame Sele 16. Bayley Sironen 17. Patrick Mago 18. Jack Johns 19. Kurt Dillon 20. Steven Marsters 21. Cory Denniss
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The Newcastle Knights
|Connor Watson||Brodie Jones|
|Josh King||Daniel Saifiti|
|Mitchell Barnett||Tex Hoy|
1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Tautau Moga 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Kurt Mann 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Aidan Guerra 13. Herman Ese’ese
Reserves: 14. Connor Watson 15. Mitchell Barnett 16. Pasami Saulo 17. Sione Mata’utia 18. Tex Hoy 19. Josh King 20. Phoenix Crossland 21. Gehamat Shibasaki
Coach: Adam O’Brien
The last time these two teams met the Rabbitohs at home lost to the Knights 12-20. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 28 matches played between the Rabbitohs and the Knights split evenly at 14 apiece, all other statistics suggest this match will be an arm wrestle as no particular team holds an advantage over the other including wins at this venue.
South Sydney Rabbitohs for the win.