Time to look ahead to Sunday's decider! Rob Crosby has a full look at both teams and what to expect ...
47 hours ago
11-03-2011 07:45PM at Sydney Football Stadium
Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages: Welcome to season 2011 of the toughest competition in the world. So, without wasting any more time with the likes of Tony Greig, Peter Roebuck and Michael Clarke, let's go to the Sydney Football Stadium this Friday night for what shapes up to be a cracking season opener between the Roosters and South Sydney.
Arch enemies? Yes. A violent history? Yes. Book of Feuds? Whatever. This match will be a test, once again, for the enigmatic halves pairing of Sutton and Sandow, especially considering they must overcome the Roosters elite, proven pair of halves in Mitchell Pearce and Braith Anasta. This is where the game will be won or lost with two great forwards packs belting each other for 80 minutes. The class of the Roosters gets them home.
|Sydney Roosters South Sydney Rabbitohs|
|2010||NRL - Round 18||Sydney Football Stadium||Sydney Roosters||18-14|
|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|