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 www.ticketscairns.com.au, 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