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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their teams to take on the Sydney Roosters in round 26 to be played at Allianz Stadium on Thursday 4 September, with the NRL kick off scheduled for 7:45pm.

Five-eighth John Sutton returns to the side with Luke Keary shifting to halfback, replacing the suspended Adam Reynolds. Rabbitohs prop Luke Burgess will play his 50th NRL game this Thursday, having made his NRL debut against the Sharks in round 17, 2011.

The Rabbitohs and Roosters will play for the Ron Coote Cup, a trophy which celebrates the career of one of the true legends of Rugby League, and a champion for both clubs, Ron Coote. Mr Coote won four premierships with South Sydney in 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971, before moving to Eastern Suburbs where he won the 1974 and 1975 premiership titles.

The Ron Coote Cup is awarded to the team who wins on aggregate score over the two games played between the clubs in the regular season rounds that year. The Rabbitohs currently hold a 20-point advantage going into this second leg of the Ron Coote Cup, courtesy of South Sydney’s 28-8 victory in round one of this season.

The Holden Cup under 20s match between the Rabbitohs and the Roosters will kick off at 5:30pm.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs NYC team for round 26 is:

1) Devon Makoare-Boyce

2) Tom Hughes

3) Tevita Cottrell

4) John Olive

5) Sam Manuleleua

6) Jordie Hedges

7) Brad Wall

8) Ofa Felila

9) Aaron Booth

10) Eden Syme

11) Tulsa Saumamao

12) Jack Gosiewski

13) Cheyne Whitelaw


14) Brock Gray

15) Wallace Tangiiti

16) Clayton Williams

17) PJ Los’e

18) Elliot Gorman


Coach – Ben Gardiner

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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