NRL Match Previews - Rabbitohs v Cowboys (Round 13)

07-06-2010 07:00PM at ANZ Stadium

Referee: Steve Lyons and Matt Cecchin
Touch Judges: Daniel Eastwood and David Munro
Referee: Phil Cooley

The South Sydney Rabbitohs continue their roller coaster ride of a season, this time against the Cowboys in a potential ripper. Roy Asotasi catches up with old friend Willie Mason is just one of many juicy matchups in the forwards. If this match does turn into a battle of big men, you can't go past Souths on Monday night. I won't be going past them this time.

Isaac Luke has been outstanding this year and his great form will continue against a visiting side struggling for form and desperate to climb out of the cellar. No excuses exist anymore for the Cowboys who have lost their past two matches with Thurston, Payne and Bowen all available. These three must perform and keep the Rabbitohs big men turned around if the Cowboys are to be any chance. Smart money says they won't. Souths too good with John Sutton and Isaac Luke doing plenty of damage.

My Man of the Match Prediction: John Sutton
My Tip: South Sydney 30-20

The Teams

  South Sydney Rabbitohs               North Queensland Cowboys 
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B. Ross
1. Rhys WesserFullback1. Matt Bowen
2. Nathan MerrittWing2. Michael Bani
3. Colin BestCentre3. Ashley Graham
4. Beau ChampionCentre4. Willie Tonga
5. Fetuli TalanoaWing5. Will Tupou
6. John SuttonFive Eighth6. Michael Morgan
7. Chris SandowHalfback7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Luke StuartProp8. Matthew Scott
9. Issac LukeHooker9. Aaron Payne
10. Roy AsotasiProp10. James Tamou
11. Sam BurgessSecond Row11. Scott Bolton
12. Dave TaylorSecond Row12. Willie Mason
13. Ben LoweLock13. Luke O'Donnell
14. Scott GeddesInterchange14. Anthony Watts
15. Garrett CrossmanInterchange15. Leeson Ah Mau
16. Eddy PettybourneInterchange16. Carl Webb
17. Jason ClarkInterchange17. Antonio Kaufusi
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N. Slyney
B. Harris
J. Thurston
C. Webb
S. Southern
R. Thompson

Head to Head

2009 Round 13 Dairy Farmers Stadium North Queensland Cowboys 46-12
2008 Round 16 Dairy Farmers Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs 29-28
2008 Round 8 ANZ Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-24
2007 Round 19 Telstra Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-14
2007 Round 6 Dairy Farmers Stadium South Sydney Rabbitohs 10-6

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