Written by Christopher Tearse
Friday, July 10, 7.55 PM, Round 9, Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, South Sydney Rabbitohs take on Wests Tigers NRL Match Preview
The Rabbitohs took their time finding the extra points to close out their last match against the Bulldogs which still poses a question mark on their overall performance as a squad, contenders or pretenders they will begin their testing with the Wests Tigers who fought for every inch against the panthers but came up short in the last 10 minutes overall showing a lot of spirit and resilience, this match means a lot for momentum points and the ladder, the loser will feel the pinch.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs
|Bayley Sironen||Braidon Burns|
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Dane Gagai 3. Campbell Graham 4. James Roberts 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. Bayley Sironen 16. Patrick Mago 17. Hame Sele 18. Mark Nicholls 19. Steven Marsters 20. Troy Dargan 21. Corey Allan
Coach: Wayne Bennett
The Wests Tigers
|Benji Marshall||Joseph Leilua|
1. Adam Doueihi 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Michael Chee-Kam 4. Moses Mbye 5. Tommy Talau 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Luke Brooks 8. Josh Aloiai 9. Harry Grant 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Matt Eisenhuth
Reserves: 14. Elijah Taylor 15. Thomas Mikaele 16. Sam McIntyre 17. Chris Lawrence 18. Benji Marshall 19. Reece Hoffman 20. Billy Walters 21. Russell Packer
Coach: Michael Maguire
The last time these two teams met the Wests Tigers at home were beat the Rabbitohs 14-9. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, 34 matches played between the Wests Tigers and the Rabbitohs favour the Rabbitohs winning 18, all other general statistics are evenly split with the Wests Tigers having a better win rate at this venue.
South Sydney Rabbitohs for the win.
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