NRL Match Previews - Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles (Round 8)

02-05-2010 03:00PM at ANZ Stadium

Referee: Tony Archer and Alan Shortall
Touch Judges: Russell Turner and Steve Carrall
Referee: Steve Clark

Match of the Round. This game has two very strong forwards packs, two sets of young and talented halves, and a couple of great coaches. Also, neither team has been hit too badly by injury in recent weeks. This all points towards a cracking game of football and with a dry track at Homebush, anything is possible. Anything except George Piggins and Mal Reilly making an appearance to re-enact some of their famous brawls from the 1970s. Wouldn't that get some people through the gates?

Alas; those days are well behind us now - whoever wins the ruck and completes their sets will win this game, rather than whoever wins the fight. The Rabbits distracted us from some fine form with a terrible second half performance against Parramatta 2 weeks ago but we predict the Bunnies will have something special in store for a Manly squad still hurting from Monday night's loss to the Titans. Souths in a screamer.

My Man of the Match Prediction: Dave Taylor
My Tip: South Sydney 30-24

The Teams

  South Sydney Rabbitohs               Manly Sea Eagles 
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B. Ross
1. Rhys WesserFullback1. Ben Farrar
2. Nathan MerrittWing2. Michael Robertson
3. Colin BestCentre3. Jamie Lyon
4. Beau ChampionCentre4. Steve Matai
5. Fetuli TalanoaWing5. Tony Williams
6. John SuttonFive Eighth6. Kieran Foran
7. Chris SandowHalfback7. Trent Hodkinson
8. Scott GeddesProp8. Jason King
9. Issac LukeHooker9. Matt Ballin
10. Luke StuartProp10. Josh Perry
11. Sam BurgessSecond Row11. Anthony Watmough
12. Dave TaylorSecond Row12. Shane Rodney
13. Ben LoweLock13. Glenn Stewart
14. Garrett CrossmanInterchange14. Joe Galuvao
15. Shannan McPhersonInterchange15. Brent Kite
16. Eddy PettybourneInterchange16. Matt Cross
17. Jason ClarkInterchange17. Chris Bailey
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G. Rose
D. Williams
B. Stewart

Head to Head

2009 Round 22 Brookvale Oval South Sydney Rabbitohs 36-22
2009 Round 6 ANZ Stadium, Homebush Manly Sea Eagles 24-8
2008 Round 23 ANZ Stadium, Homebush South Sydney Rabbitohs 40-32
2008 Round 4 Brookvale Oval Manly Sea Eagles 20-2
2007 NRL FINALS WEEK 1 Brookvale Oval Manly Sea Eagles 30-6

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