The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their 21-man squad for their Round 22 Women in League fixture against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium this Friday 10 August at 7.55pm.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Anthony Seibold has named Richie Kennar to return to the side following a knee injury to Adam Doueihi.
The Rabbitohs and Roosters will play in the second leg of the 2018 Ron Coote Cup on Friday, part of a double header, which includes the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership Grand Final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Mounties.
The Ron Coote Cup celebrates the career of one of the game's greatest players, Ron Coote AM, who won six premierships and played in nine Grand Finals during his 15 seasons playing first grade football with both South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs. The Rabbitohs currently hold a 12-point advantage having won the first match between the two Foundation Clubs earlier this season 26-14. The Ron Coote Cup is played over the two premiership games played between the Clubs each year with the aggregate scores determining the winner.
The Rabbitohs will wear a special Women in League jersey featuring pink and green hoops in the traditional South Sydney design. This is the same jersey design that the Rabbitohs' women's team wears in their matches, including Friday night's Grand Final at ANZ Stadium.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs won their way through to the Harvey Norman NSW Women's Premiership Grand Final with a 26-12 victory over Cabramatta in last Saturday's preliminary final at Leichhardt Oval. Mounties qualified by defeating the Rabbitohs in the major semi-final two weeks ago, however the minor premiership-winning Rabbitohs will be out to turn the tables on the last result between these two sides to take home the trophy and become the first Rabbitohs women's team to win the premiership, which happens to be in their first season, just as the men's side did back in 1908.
All Rabbitohs Members and supporters can take advantage of the 'Fans First' initiatives at ANZ Stadium on Friday including pre-purchased general admission adult tickets for just $20 with the option to bring up to four kids under 12 in for free, pre-purchased family passes for just $40, rail travel to and from Olympic Park included in all Rabbitohs Memberships and tickets, as well as $2.50 sausage rolls and $9.95 kids meal deals.
Gates at ANZ Stadium will open at 5.15pm on Friday with the Women's Grand Final between the Rabbitohs and Mounties set to kick off at 5.30pm, followed by the NRL fixture at 7.55pm. The Rabbitohs encourage all Members and supporters to get to ANZ Stadium early on Friday night to cheer on the women's team towards premiership glory before being in full voice for the NRL fixture against the Roosters.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL squad for Friday's round 22 fixture against the Roosters is:
Match: Rabbitohs v Roosters
Round 22 -
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex JohnstonFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 14 Braidon BurnsWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Hymel HuntCentre for Roosters is number 3 Latrell Mitchell
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane GagaiCentre for Roosters is number 4 Joseph Manu
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Richard KennarWinger for Roosters is number 5 Blake Ferguson
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Ryan Matterson
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Thomas BurgessProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 George BurgessProp for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Angus Crichton2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Isaac Liu
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Sam BurgessLock for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Cameron MurrayInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Dylan Napa
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Jason ClarkInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Tevita TatolaInterchange for Roosters is number 16 Mitchell Aubusson
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 21 Tyrell FuimaonoInterchange for Roosters is number 17 Sean O'Sullivan
The Rabbitohs Women's Squad for Friday's Grand Final is:
1. Nakia Davis-Welsh
2. Taleena Simon
3. Emma Gillogly
4. Karri Doyle
5. Sharon McGrady
6. Lavina O'Mealey (c)
7. Maddison Studdon
8. Kimbaley Kershaw
9. Rebecca Riley
10. Kyara Nean
11. Chloe Caldwell
12. Meleanna Waters
13. Nikitah Wilson
14. Grace Uluiburotu
15. Jessica Potter
16. Moniqca Moale
17. Eloise Vunakece
18. Eunice Grimes
19. Ianeta Baker
Head Coach – Danny Allende