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NRL Preview: Rabbitohs v Raiders

NRL Preview: Rabbitohs v Raiders

The South Sydney Rabbitohs host the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park in Cairns on Sunday, April 26 in Round 8 of the NRL. The match kicks off at 4.00pm (AEST).

What: NRL Round 8
Who: Rabbitohs v Raiders
When: Sunday, April 26 – 4.00pm (AEST)
Where: Barlow Park, Cairns
I Can Watch It On: Channel Nine

Sportsbet Odds:
Rabbitohs: $1.28
Raiders: $3.70

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Things You Need To Know:
Souths remain unchanged from the side that went down to the Sharks 18-10 in the driving rain and wind on Monday night. Cameron McInnes was named 18th man last week, and Glenn Stewart at five-eighth, but both have been reinstated to their regular starting positions. The Rabbitohs are desperately missing Adam Reynolds in the number 6, having lost their last two games since his injury back in Round 5. 

Other than their record comeback, the biggest news out of the Green Machine this week was Dane Tilse’s commitment to Hull Kingston Rovers for two-and-a-half years. The veteran’s move has opened a front row position for Paul Vaughan, who’s form may lead to his selection in the Country side. Shaun Fensom was named at lock last week, but did not play, and will return to the 13 jumper this weekend.

Reason To Watch:
At the beginning of the year, South Sydney were tipped to be back-to-back premiers. Now, they look somewhat vulnerable. The Raiders have their tails up and will be looking for a big scalp. 

Reason To Turn Away:
If you don’t like watching footy at suburban grounds, this one won’t be for you. 

Say What:
Looks as though Iosia Soliola has got it figured out both on the field, and off…


 

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Lurker Alert:
Ricky Stuart isn’t exactly happy this game is being taken to Cairns and I can’t say I blame him.

Final Word:
These two sides have split the chocolates in their last two meetings, and it might be tougher to separate the two than first imagined this time around. This will be the second time this season that the Raiders will play an away game at a neutral ground, which suits them after defeating Manly in Albury back in Round 5. The Rabbitohs are struggling without their key play-maker, and despite what the bookies are predicting, we think there could be an upset on the cards. The Raiders have built some great momentum, and it looks as though Ricky Stuart has got his troops playing some very honest football. Raiders by 4

TEAMS:
Rabbitohs: 1. Greg Inglis (c) 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dylan Walker 4. Bryson Goodwin 5. Joel Reddy 6. Cameron McInnes 7. Luke Keary 8. George Burgess 9. Issac Luke 10. Dave Tyrrell 11. Glenn Stewart 12. Chris McQueen 13. Jason Clark


Interchange: 14. Chris Grevsmuhl 15. Nathan Brown 16. Tim Grant 17. Thomas Burgess

Raiders: 1. Jack Wighton 2. Edrick Lee 3. Jarrod Croker (c) 4. Sisa Waqa 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Blake Austin 7. Sam Williams 8. Paul Vaughan 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Frank-Paul Nuuausala 11. Josh Papalii 12. Iosia Soliola 13. Shaun Fensom

Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptiste 15. Jarrad Kennedy 16. Mark Nicholls 17. Shannon Boyd 18. Kyle O'Donnell 19. Jeremy Hawkins

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