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KARI Aboriginal Resources presents Rabbitohs v Broncos
Thursday 14 August, ANZ Stadium
6:00pm: Gates Open
7:45pm: NRL Kick Off

After knocking over current ladder-leaders and 2013 Grand Finalists Manly at the SCG, attention now turns to the Rabbitohs’ next opposition in the form of the 10th placed Brisbane Broncos.

The Rabbitohs will go in search of their fifth successive win when Thursday Night Football returns this week, in a streak that began in round 19 against the Parramatta Eels. With a string of positive performances since that Friday night encounter, the Rabbitohs put together a solid performance against the top of the table Sea Eagles last Friday night – keeping the north-siders to four points for the match, and scoreless in the second half.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire has stuck with the winning formula this week by naming a more or less identical side to the one that beat the Sea Eagles, with George Burgess a notable omission following the prop-forward taking the early guilty plea for a charge at the judiciary. But if there’s anyone who can capably fill the shoes of George, its twin brother and England representative Thomas.


Purchase your tickets now to see the Rabbitohs take on the Broncos at ANZ Stadium this Thursday night!


The Broncos will be looking to keep their finals hopes alive this week after returning to form with an impressive 41-10 victory over the Bulldogs.

“This competition is a very, very tight competition, so every two points is vital,” said Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire.

“For us it’s just about doing everything possible to get these two points because they are vital points that you need at the back-end of the season.

“For us, our focus – and I’ve said it many times – is about this game, because that’s what we can control.

“We’ve got four games to go in these rounds and this one’s a very, very important one for us just like every other game.”

The 10th placed Broncos come into Thursday’s match having won two of their last five games, including a 41-10 drubbing of the eighth placed Bulldogs last Friday night.

“They’re a quality team,” said Maguire.

“They’re asking questions. Their halves – they like to show the ball and they take you on so our concentration at every moment defensively needs to be spot on.”

To watch the full interview with Madge, please click here.

Please note, there is no NYC curtain-raiser before Thursday nights match. The Rabbitohs' NYC side will take on the Brisbane Broncos on Saturday August 16 at Redfern Oval. Kick-off is scheduled for 2.00pm.

Last Time They Met

The South Sydney Rabbitohs stole victory in the dying minutes of their round eight clash against the Brisbane Broncos in an ANZAC Day classic earlier this season.

With both sides locked at 26 apiece with two minutes remaining, a penalty to the Rabbitohs allowed halfback Adam Reyniolds to kick a 40 metre penalty-goal to take the match. But the encounter was far more than just a thrilling finish.

The Rabbitohs raced out to a 14-0 lead after just 15 minutes – including a Greg Inglis try that is sure to feature in the end of year try of the year reel – but the Broncos quickly got back into the match, scoring three tries off the back of 10 straight sets.

After blowing good field position early with a mistake, the Rabbitohs got back inside the Broncos’ red-zone, mounting a well-orchestrated play that saw Greg Inglis break through and pass onto Apisai Koroisau – the young Fijian putting a huge fend on Justin Hodges to grab his side’s first try and his first try in the top grade. Adam Reynolds added the extras from right next to the posts to make it six nil after eight minutes.

A Broncos mistake just one set later right on their own try-line put the Rabbitohs in perfect attacking position, and it was Alex Johnston this time who benefited just nine minutes in to his top grade career by taking an Adam Reynolds chip kick, to also grab his first try in the corner. Reynolds’ conversion attempt was waved away leaving the score at 10-0.

The Rabbitohs continued to look dangerous, but it was Greg Inglis who would prove lethal in the 15th minute off the back of a failed Ben Barba chip kick. Inglis took the erroneous kick before racing almost 80 metres – beating six defenders – to score a brilliant individual try. Reynolds again failed to convert to make it 14 points in 15 minutes for the red and greens.

Another Broncos mistake at the 20 minute mark almost allowed Souths to go over again. But despite a purposeful raid from the red and greens, Luke Burgess was unable to hold onto the pill with the line all but open.

Just minutes later, Adam Reynolds then looked to attack yet again, this time with a grubber-kick into the in-goal. Dylan Walker swooped onto the ball and looked to score, but the video-referee deemed an Ben Te’o had knocked on in an earlier attempt at the ball.

After 25 minutes of play, the Broncos finally got on the board when a rare Greg Inglis mistake allowed Andrew McCullough to plant the ball down out wide. Corey Parker failed to convert making the score 14-4 in Souths’ favour.

Lachlan Maranta added to the Broncos’ score-card with a try on the side-line, and with Corey Parker’s conversion, the Rabbitohs found themselves just four points ahead.

The Broncos’ Matt Gillett crossed the line in the 36th minute, but despite being held in goal, the Brisbane back-rower got the ball down to grab the lead with Ben Hunt’s conversion, 16-14 at half-time.

On the resumption, McCullough managed a sneaky try from dummy-half, catching the Rabbitohs napping in defence. Hunt converted to make it 22-14 in the home-side’s favour.

With the Rabbitohs finally back on the Broncos side of half-way, two penalties gifted an opportunity and George Burgess took advantage – the rampaging forward slicing through the Broncos defence to score a much-needed try. Reynolds converted to make it a two-point ball game at 22-20.

A penalty for hands in the ruck from Sam Burgess gave the Broncos another shot, and it proved costly for the Rabbitohs as Jack Reed capitalised with a four-pointer to make it 26-20.

With the game in the balance, a game-changing one on one strip from Chris McQueen allowed the Rabbitohs to attack the Brisbane line. A decoy play then allowed Kirisome Auva’a to slide over for a crucial four-pointer. Reynolds landed the pressure-kick from short range to lock the game up with seven minutes left.

The game reached fever-pitch as the Broncos struggled to get into position to land a field-goal, but Sam Burgess charged the ball down, before getting a penalty for a strip that gave Adam Reynolds a shot from 40 metres out. Reynolds showed great composure to slot it, regaining the lead at 28-26 and a famous victory.


Purchase your tickets now to see the Rabbitohs take on the Broncos at ANZ Stadium this Thursday night!


MatchupRabbitohs v Broncos
Saturday 16 August, Redfern Oval
2:00pm: Kick Off

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NYC side will return to the Club’s spiritual home this Saturday afternoon – Redfern Oval – to take on the Brisbane Broncos in round 23 of the Holden Cup (under 20s) competition.

With the Club’s NRL side safely accounting for the Broncos by 42-16, all attention now turns to the under 20s, who will be looking to grab their second consecutive win this week in a match that could see them begin a bid to grab a top eight spot by season’s end.

The Rabbitohs fought back to defeat the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles by 28-14 at the Sydney Cricket Ground tonight in round 22 in a promising performance in front of the building Rabbitohs faithful.

With much of the game being a stalemate, the Rabbitohs showed great composure to come away with the two competition points, despite the side having two players sin-binned in separate incidents.

Two tries to Jack Gosiewski, plus some electric running from players such as fullback, Devon Makoare-Boyce, helped the side to victory against the now 11th placed Sea Eagles. But Ben Gardiner’s men will have their work cut out for them this week as they take on a third placed Broncos outfit hell-bent on maintaining their spot in the competition’s top four.

Acknowledgement of Country

South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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