NRL Preview and Tips

Preview, teams and tips. Vlado Mazevski looks at round two of the NRL premiership.

Friday March 20 - Monday March 23, 2009.


Friday 20 March 2009 19:35 [AEDT] - ANZ Stadium Referees: Shayne Hayne & Gavin Badger Sideline Officials: Paul Holland & Brett Suttor Video Referee: Paul Simpkins

RABBITOHS: 1. Rhys Wesser 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Colin Best 4. Shaune Corrigan 5. Fetuli Talanoa 6. John Sutton 7. Chris Sandow 8. Luke Stuart 9. Issac Luke 10. Roy Asotasi (c) 11. David Kidwell 12. Shannan McPherson 13. David Fa'alogo Interchange: 14. Ben Lowe 15. Eddy Pettybourne 16. Jaiman Lowe 17. Garret Crossman; Reserves: 18. Jamie Simpson EELS: 1. Luke Burt 2. Joel Reddy 3. Ben Smith 4. Krisnan Inu 5. Eric Grothe 6. Jarryd Hayne 7. Brett Finch 8. Nathan Cayless (c) 9. Matthew Keating 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Nathan Hindmarsh 12. Weller Hauraki 13. Feleti Mateo Interchange: 14. Kris Keating 15. Joe Galuvao 16. Tim Mannah 17. Broderick Wright; Reserves: 19. Josh Cordoba

The Rabbitohs have set themselves the challenge of consistent football in 2009. An impressive first up shellacking of the Roosters sees the Rabbitohs leading the competition after round 1 with an opportunity to back that win up in front of their home fans at ANZ Stadium. Impressive halves Chris Sandow and John Sutton again hold the key for the Bunnies whilst Mascot junior Eddy Pettybourne performed strongly off the bench. The Eels come into round 2 after a difficult trip away to the Warriors first up where they battled not only an imposing Warriors side but also a team with an acute focus of honouring their late team-mate - Sonny Fai. The focus again will be on Jarryd Hayne