Bears Set to Take on Knights in Round Nine

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup feeder side, the North Sydney Bears, is set to take on the Newcastle Knights in round nine of the NSW Cup this Sunday 10 May at 3pm at Newcastle Sports Ground #2.

Darren Nicholls and Matt Hyland return to the Bears’ line up having represented NSW in the NSW Cup vs QLD Residents representative game last weekend.

In other news from the Bears’ squad, the South Sydney Football Club has confirmed that Cody Walker is now eligible for selection for the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL side.

The Rabbitohs have taken this next step to allow Walker to be eligible for selection at all levels within the Club following completion of his counselling sessions and personal development courses, following the support of the Rugby League Players’ Association.

As people are aware, Walker has been playing for the North Sydney Bears in the NSW Cup throughout April.

The Club has advised the NRL of the decision to allow him to now be eligible for first grade selection, and the NRL has said they support this position.

The Bears’ line up for round nine is:

1)     Setefano Taukafa

2)     John Olive

3)     Darryl Millard

4)     Ed Murphy

5)     Sam Manuleleua

6)     Cody Walker

7)     Darren Nicholls

8)     Fred Junior Mauala

9)     Matt Hyland (c)

10)  Keresoma Sione

11)  Brock Gray

12)  Jack Gosiewski

13)  Jesse Roberts

Interchange:

14)  Jethro Friend

15)  Evan Lee

16)  Scott Sorensen

17)  Bernard Gregorius

18)  Brad Wall

Coach – Ben Gardiner