Honouring Stan Carpenter...
47 hours ago
09-07-2010 07:35PM at Sydney Football Stadium
Referee: Gavin Badger and Ashley Klein
Touch Judges: Phil Haines and Russell Turner
Referee: Sean Hampstead
There is more history in this rivalry than any other in the NRL. The Rabbits and the Roosters meet for the 201st time on Friday night and anyone with a sense of rugby league history will appreciate this but anyone in a tipping comp will not. The Roosters finally play a home game after 3 away games in Melbourne, Christchurch and Canberra respectively. Impressive that this young team was able to win 2 of the three and very unlucky not to have made it 3.
Will they be fatigued? Perhaps but the real question in this match will be answered by Beau Falloon who replaces the injured South's superstar Isaac Luke. Luke has been a major contributor this year and possibly the reason South Sydney currently sit 5th on the ladder. If Falloon can make the transition seamlessly and the Rabbitohs play close to their potential, they win. We think they enjoy the two weeks rest and dominate through the forwards.
My Man of the Match Prediction: Sam Burgess
My Tip: Rabbitohs 24-20
|Sydney Roosters South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|2010||NRL - Round 1||ANZ Stadium||Sydney Roosters||36-10|
|2009||Round 20||ANZ Stadium, Homebush Bay||South Sydney Rabbitohs||40-20|
|2009||Round 1||Sydney Football Stadium||South Sydney Rabbitohs||52-12|
|2008||Round 25||Sydney Football Stadium||Sydney Roosters||22-20|
|2008||Round 1||ANZ Stadium, Homebush||Sydney Roosters||34-20|