Souths team named for Knights game
in Newcastle

The South Sydney Rabbitohs is pleased to announce its teams for Round 8 to take on the Newcastle Knights this Saturday, May 1 at EnergyAustralia Stadium.

The Rabbitohs have been forced to make changes to its line ups over the past few weeks due to a massive injury toll. No less than nine first grade players are on the sidelines for the Rabbitohs long term, putting pressure on all players from all grades. Justin Smith is the latest casualty, fracturing his kneecap in the first minute of play against the Bulldogs on Monday.

Captain Bryan Fletcher returns to the side to clash with the Knights in Newcastle this weekend.

The first grade referee will be Shayne Hayne.

First Grade:

1. Luke MacDougall 2. Lee Hookey 3. Shane Marteene 4. Shane Rigon 5. Brad Watts 6. Jamie Russo 7. Brett Kearney 8. David Fa?alogo 9. Jason Death 10. Luke Stuart 11. Bryan Fletcher ? 12. Mark Minichiello 13. Ashley Harrison

14. Owen Craigie 15. Glenn Hall 16. Willie Manu 17. Steve Skinnon 18. Willie Peters

Coach ? Paul Langmack

Premier League:

1. Wes Tillott 2. Joven Clarke 3. Garth Wood 4. Nathan Ford 5. Mark Christensen 6. Joe Williams 7. Dean Byrne 8. Brett O?Farrell 9. Ben Ellis 10. Filimone Lolohea 11. David Thompson ? 12. Joe Lichaa 13. Ben Kalcina

14. Aaron Summers 15. David Buckley 16. Aaron Aitken 17. Nathan Marles

Coach ? Arthur Kitinas

Jersey Flegg:

1. Roy Bell 2. Matthew Brinckley 3. John Sutton 4. Matthew Keating 5. Brent Beddy 6. Joe Delana 7. Rhys Hanbury 8. Manase Manuokafoa ? 9. Adam Boettcher 10. John Manu 11. Shannan McPherson 12. Ricky Young 13. Lydan Maitua

14. Shaimus Lautaimi 15. Metui Maile 16. Adam Springfield 17. Jerrod McGaughey 18. Trent Balderson

Coach ? Mark Ellison