The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their teams for the Club’s first trial match of the 2017 season against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Campbelltown Sports Stadium this Saturday 11 February, with the NRL fixture scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire has named a mixture of experienced NRL players with young, up-and-coming players in his side to take on the Sea Eagles as they put their best foot forward in the lead to the start of the season proper. South Sydney Junior Jason Clark will have the honour of captaining the Rabbitohs on Saturday night.
In recognition of the encouraging growth of our South-Western Sydney based Members over recent years, the Rabbitohs will return to Campbelltown Sports Stadium for the first time since 1999 when Sean Garlick led the Rabbitohs to a 16-10 victory over the Western Suburbs Magpies.
To add to the excitement of the day, Campbelltown Sports Stadium will also play host to both an NYC clash between the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles, a match between the North Sydney Bears and the Blacktown Workers RLFC, and a NSW Physical Disability Rugby League match between South Sydney and Manly prior to the main game.
The Rabbitohs have a great relationship and engagement with the South West Sydney area thanks in large part to the tireless work of Souths Cares in developing and implementing Rabbitohs Primary, New Careers for Aboriginal People and the Juvenile Justice Joint Support Program in the area.
The Rabbitohs have also actively involved themselves in the region through participation in the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost, appearances during Christmas Carols at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, and running football clinics at the Macquarie Fields Indoor Centre and St Gregory’s College.
Gates open at Campbelltown Sports Stadium at 3:10pm on Saturday with the NSW Cup game kicking off at 3:15pm, the NYC game at 5:15pm, the NSWPDRLA game at 7pm, with the NRL fixture scheduled to commence at 7:30pm.
Tickets for this game are available from Ticketek by visiting www.ticketek.com.au, by calling 132 849, or at the gate on Saturday.