We’ve recently taken a look at the imposing forward packs the Penrith Panthers and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have heading into the 2020 NRL season, we now have a quick glance at the commanding backline the South Sydney Rabbitohs have this year.
Starting with their fullback Latrell Mitchell, who made his name in the NRL playing in the centre position, but spent plenty of time wearing the No.1 jersey in the under 20’s system and prior to that, during his junior rugby league days in Taree.
In the 2020 All-Stars game, Mitchell looked very promising in the role breaking multiple tackles each time he had the ball, and saved a couple of tries through courageous defence.
On the edges you have Queensland and Australian International Dane Gagai and promising young talent Campbell Graham who at the end of last season made his Australia Prime Ministers XIII and Australian 9’s debut.
Former fullback Matt Bowen says Latrell Mitchell can become the best number one in the game. 🐇❤️💚
— South Sydney Rabbitohs 🐰 (@SSFCRABBITOHS) February 29, 2020
In the centres it’s speed personified with former New South Wales representative James Roberts who now has a full pre-season at the Bunnies under his belt. He will be out to regain the form that got Brad Fittler’s attention in 2018. Then you have talented Dubbo native Braidon Burns, who at 23 years of age is looking to lock down a permanent first grade spot.
Adding insult to injury for the other clubs, they will be receiving the ball from Adam Reynolds, one of the best game controlling halves in the game who no doubt will be trying to stake his claim on the New South Wales no.7 jersey.
South Sydney are certainly a force to be reckoned with in 2020. They should finish in the top four at worst, but we wouldn’t be surprised seeing them win the minor premiership.