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The Four Pointer - Four things to look out for in RD22

The South Sydney Rabbitohs Round 22 clash against the Sydney Roosters is just one day away and the building anticipation is about to explode.

Friday night's doubleheader is going to be a massive occasion with both the Rabbitohs NRL team and women's Harvey Norman NSW Premiership side out to win silverware.

With so much going on, here are the four biggest points ahead of a massive night of Rugby League. 


Women eye 110-year history repeat

The South Sydney Rabbitohs women's team are on the verge of repeating history when they play for the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership title against Mounties.

In their Inaugural year, the Rabbitohs women have been in fantastic form, losing just twice on their way to the Grand Final as well as taking out the Minor Premiership.

If the Rabbitohs women win on Friday at ANZ Stadium, they will repeat the triumph of the first ever Rabbitohs team who claimed their first ever title in their maiden year way back in 1908.


Rabbitohs look to exploit sloppy Roosters

The attack-minded Rabbitohs have shone a new light on the 2018 season this year with plenty of tries and line breaks. 

Whilst the Roosters are running impressively in third place, the Red and Green will be looking to take advantage of the error-prone tri-colours, who dominate the negative play stats. 

Currently, the Roosters are first for errors (230), infective tackles (385) and handling errors (92). If those mistakes stand out on Friday night, the men in Red and Green will be licking their lips. 


Battle of the kick return kings


It's first against third on the ladder and it's also first v third in the joust between the kick return specialists. 

Currently sitting in top spot, the Roosters have been extremely damaging through their backs, carrying the ball out of their own end for a massive 3,704 metres. 

The Rabbitohs aren't far behind their old foes (3503) but will need to be at their best to keep up with the fast-paced Roosters backline. 

On the other side of the coin, both sets of halves will need to have their kicking game on point to try an nullify the kick return threat.


The feelings mutual

While both teams boast players that are relatively new to the oldest feud in Rugby League, it doesn't mean the feeling between the two sides is any softer. 

Even the cool, calm and collected Rabbitohs Head Coach Anthony Seibold pointed out the lack of love between the sides ahead of their top of the table clash.


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