Rabbitohs women discover semi final opponents

It will be first taking on second in the major semi-final of the Harvey Norman Women's Premiership as the South Sydney Rabbitohs face up against Mounties after they defeated Cabramatta 24-6.

After an incredible season, where the Red and Green lost just one match throughout the entirety of the regular season, they are now just one game away from making it to the big one.  

 

Last time they met

The two sides met earlier in the year in a tough battle at ANZ Stadium, which saw the Rabbitohs prevail 26-8.

It was a hard slog, which saw the Mounties go toe-to-toe with Souths in the first half until the Red and Green's defence shut up shop in the second half to power their way to victory.  

 

Key Matchup

Maddie Studdon v Talia Lealaiauloto

A battle between two of the competition's in-form halves from the 2018 season is without a doubt worth the price of admission alone. 

Both extremely influential players in helping their side put points on the board, whichever number 7 can come out on top in this battle, will help their team go a long way in securing victory. 

 

Where the match can be won

While the Rabbitohs attack has been lethal this season scoring 404 points in 14 matches, Head Coach Danny Allende has often stressed the importance of their go forward from the Red and Green's pack, which has allowed them to score points freely. 

If the Rabbitohs pack is at it's damaging best the Mounties defence is going to be severely tested.

 

Semi-final system

The season isn't over for whichever team loses on Saturday. 

The winner will get a fast track to the final at ANZ Stadium on the 10th of August but the loser will get a second chance at making the Final by playing the winner of the other semi-final, which will either be Cronulla-Caringbah and Cabramatta. 

 

Summary

Only two points separated these two sides on the ladder this year and you can expect that closeness to manifest itself on Saturday when these two giants of game collide. Both sides will fancy themselves a chance but will need to be at their very best to produce the win. 

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