The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their teams for the first leg of the Ron Coote Cup in round two of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership, against the Sydney Roosters, to be played at ANZ Stadium on Sunday 15 March at the family-friendly time of 4pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire has named the same 20-man squad that defeated the Brisbane Broncos in last week’s season opener.

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 the Ron Coote Cup courtesy of the 46-30 aggregate score across rounds one and 26 last season.

 

The Rabbitohs Holden Cup team for round two is:

1)     Irae Simone

2)     Damon Goolagong

3)     Haimona Hiroti

4)     John Olive

5)     Josh Ellison

6)     Wallace Tangiiti

7)     Jordie Hedges

8)     Clayton Williams

9)     Aaron Booth (c)

10)  PJ Los’e

11)  Tulsa Saumamao

12)  Angus Crichton

13)  Eden Syme

Interchange:

14)  Liam Coleman

15)  Zane Musgrove

16)  Joe Gardiner

17)  Dominic Timoteo

18)  Hayden Preece

19)  Jacob McCudden

20)  Chad O’Donnell

Coach – Ben Gardiner

 

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The Rabbitohs will take on the Sydney Roosters in their first home game of the season at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, 15 March at 4pm. Tickets are available now through Ticketek.