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The Rabbitohs have confirmed today that they will be playing only two NRL trial matches in the 2005 pre-season, the Video Ezy Charity Shield on Saturday, February 19 and a trial in Perth against reigning Premiers, the Bulldogs.
Recent reports have the Rabbitohs playing the Broncos in Bundaberg however this information is incorrect.
South Sydney Juniors will be taking a Premier League side to play the Broncos in Bundaberg on Saturday, February 12. South Sydney Juniors Premier League will also play a trial match in Orange the weekend prior.
Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson says these trials will be a chance for some of the younger players with South Sydney Juniors to impress.
?The trials in Orange and Bundaberg organised by South Sydney Juniors will give some players an opportunity to impress early in the season, however these trials will not see any of the Rabbitohs? top 25 players take the field,? Mr Richardson said.
?The top 25 will play in the Video Ezy Charity Shield and the game in Perth against the Bulldogs.?