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The Four Pointer - Bye week special

There may be no South Sydney Rabbitohs match this week but that doesn't mean that the footy stops. 

Here are four things to keep an eye on during the Rabbitohs bye week. 

 

Bears ready to climb up the ladder 

After a big win last weekend against the Wyong Roos, the North Sydney Bears have named a strong line-up for the next match against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles.

Currently in tenth place and sitting three points adrift of the last finals position, the young Bears need to make every game count as the season draws to a close.

Travelling to Laybutt Fields is no easy task but with NRL quality Adam Doueihi lining up in the centres the Bears have got some much-needed firepower out wide. 

Also, one for Members and supporters to keep an eye out for is the debut of new signing Matt McIllrick who starts off the bench.  

 

Women's team look to wrap up the minor premiership 

The Rabbitohs women's team return to Redfern this Sunday for the first time since Round 1 to take on  Cabramatta.

The match is an important one with the minor premiership on the line.

If the Mount Pritchard Mounties fail to beat Penrith Brothers on Saturday and the Red and Green defeat Cabramatta, the minor premiership will be theirs. 

Even if Mounties win on the weekend a victory for South Sydney would still most like see the minor premiership coming home, it will just have to take an extra week. 

 

An unusual looking Origin 

It's been a changing of the guard in the State of Origin arena in 2018 as Queensland legends Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston all retired from rep duty. 

Whilst Game I and II had hints of the old days in the air with captain Greg Inglis and fullback Billy Slater still out and about causing havoc, but with Inglis injured for the final match of the series, the great Maroons team of the last decade is left with Slater as the sole survivor. 

Whether you're a fan of the Blues or the Maroons Game III should excite you as it marks the dawning of a new era in the State v State rivalry.

 

One step closer

With the bye this week the Rabbitohs move within one step of securing finals footy and snatching the all-important 28 points. 

It a huge achievement that the Club can secure finals footy with a win over the Bulldogs in Round 19, which leaves them five rounds spare to prepare for the pointy end of the competition.  

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