Written by Christopher Tearse
Two teams in the same boat this season with two wins each ranked 10th and 11th on the NRL Premiership table, a win is crucial to both teams and the Rabbitohs and Warriors need to keep their seasons positive to provide momentum towards the finals if they are going to be contenders, expect an arm wrestle, the Rabbitohs have scored more points in attack while the Warriors have leaked fewer points in defense so far this season.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. Braidon Burns 5. Alex Johnston 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. Liam Knight 15. Patrick Mago 16. Tom Amone 17. Bayley Sironen 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Corey Allan 20. James Roberts 21. Keaon Koloamatangi
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The New Zealand Warriors
1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. Patrick Herbert 3. Peta Hiku 4. Gerard Beale 5. Adam Pompey 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 9. Wayde Egan 10. Lachlan Burr 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair
Reserves: 14. Karl Lawton 15. Poasa Faamausili 16. King Vuniyayawa 17. Jack Murchie 18. David Fusitu’a 20. Agnatius Paasi 21. Chanel Harris-Tavita 22. Isaiah Papali’i
Coach: Stephen Kearney
The last time these two teams met the New Zealand Warriors at home were beaten convincingly by the Rabbits 31-10. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, matches played between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the New Zealand Warriors have been split evenly, if your looking for an edge between the two the South Sydney Rabbits have won 90% of there most recent matches against the Warriors since 2013.
South Sydney Rabbitohs for the Win
If we had to pick a line?
New Zealand Warriors +7.5
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