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Rabbitohs move home game to Central
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will play its round ten game against the North Queensland Cowboys at Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium.
The game, originally scheduled for Aussie Stadium, has been moved for commercial reasons as well as servicing the strong supporter base the Rabbitohs has on the Central Coast of NSW.
Three grades will be played at the Central Coast in round ten with Premier League taking on the Newtown Jets and Jersey Flegg playing the Central Coast Rip.
?Our current agreement with the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust allows us to take a game away each season and we have decided to take the Cowboys game to the Central Coast,? South Sydney CEO David Tapp said today.
?It makes significant commercial sense for us to do this as we will generate greater revenue at Central Coast Express Advocate Stadium than we would at Aussie Stadium for a Cowboys match.
?We also want to take the Rabbitohs to our huge supporter base on the Central Coast, as the Club did during 2002 when it played the Penrith Panthers there.
?Season Ticket Holders and sponsors will enjoy comparable facilities as they do at Aussie Stadium so we are very excited about taking NRL football to the Central Coast."