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Finals Watch – Week One

The Rabbitohs may not be featuring in the Finals this year but South Sydney Members and supporters can still keep an eye on the performances of some the Club’s 2017 recruits.

On Sunday afternoon at 11:10am, the Wests Tigers take on the Parramatta Eels in the second of the Elimination Finals. Eels’ second rower Tyrell Fuimaono will be joining the Rabbitohs for the 2017 season and will be lining up for seventh-placed Parramatta against sixth-placed Wests.

Fuimaono ran for more metres than any other player in the Holden Cup regular season, running for 3,997 metres in 23 games, averaging 174 metres per game. He also had the most post contact metres in the competition with 1,615 metres throughout the season. He also had the second-most offloads in the competition with 41, third-most tackle breaks with 136 and the third-most dummy half runs with 109 for 1,270 metres. He scored five tries this season, made ten line breaks, three line break assists and 413 tackles.

Following that game, the first-placed Panthers will take on the fourth-placed Sharks at 1:30pm on Sunday in the second Qualifying Final of the Holden Cup competition, a game that will feature Panthers’ centre Braidon Burns who has signed to join the Rabbitohs in 2017.

Burns has played a leading role in the Panthers dominant minor premiership-winning season, playing 20 games and scoring 20 tries. He is also credited with 18 line breaks, 66 tackle breaks, 13 line break assists, 12 try assists, 22 offloads, 257 tackles, 2254 metres from 213 runs and 626 post contact metres.

Both of these games are being broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday so keep an eye on these young up-and-coming stars throughout the Finals.

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