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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their teams for round eight of the 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership, against the Canberra Raiders, to be played at Barlow Park in Cairns on Sunday 26 April at 4pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire has named the same 17 players that took on the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks last night in Monday Night Football.

Rabbitohs second rower Chris McQueen will play his 100th NRL match this Sunday afternoon, all of which have been for the Rabbitohs. McQueen made his first grade debut against the Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval in round 22, 2009, and has gone to play 99 NRL matches for South Sydney, five State of Origin matches for Queensland and one match for the Australian Prime Minister’s XIII.

Rugby League fans in Cairns will have the chance to have their photo taken with the NRL Premiership Trophy at Barlow Park on Sunday, simply by coming to the game and visiting the Premiership Trophy marquee.

The game will also feature a pre-game ANZAC commemoration ceremony, commemorating 100 years of service, as part of the NRL’s ANZAC Round.

Curtain raiser matches include the Queensland Cup fixture between the Northern Pride and the Souths Logan Magpies, as well as the Cairns District Women’s Rugby League under 17s Country vs City match.

Tickets for the huge clash in Cairns between the Rabbitohs and the Raiders can be purchased by visiting, by visiting Brothers Leagues Club in Cairns, or by calling (07) 4053 8333.

The Holden Cup fixture between the Rabbitohs and the Raiders will be played on Saturday 25 April at 3pm at Erskineville Oval in Sydney.


The Rabbitohs Holden Cup team for round eight is:

1)     Jordie Hedges

2)     Damon Goolagong

3)     Haimona Hiroti

4)     Irae Simone

5)     Josh Ellison

6)     Wallace Tangiiti

7)     Chad O’Donnell

8)     Clayton Williams

9)     Aaron Booth (c)

10)  Dominic Timoteo

11)  Jacob McCudden

12)  Tulsa Saumamao

13)  Liam Coleman


14)  Hayden Preece

15)  Tom Perrin

16)  Joe Gardiner

17)  Eden Syme

Coach – Troy Finch

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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