The Four Pointer - Four things to lookout for in RD24

The South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Canberra Raiders this Saturday in what should be a fast and furious encounter.

Here are four major points to look out for in this epic Round 24 battle. 

 

Ding Ding Round 2

It seems like an age ago but the Rabbitohs v Raiders clash up on the Central Coast back in Round 7 still lives long in the memories. 

One of the fiercest clashes this season, the Souths and Canberra players held nothing back as they attempted to bring the two points home. 

In particular, the forward contingent from both teams really got up in each other's grill in an attempt to disrupt the attacking flow.

With the sides butting heads in their previous encounter, there is no doubt the aggression will be just as high this time around in the Rabbitohs v Raiders Round 2. 

 

Rabbitohs learn from rivals mistake

Last week Canberra pulled off a mini-upset by toppling the top of table Sydney Roosters 14-12.

Not only did their victory keep the battle for the minor premiership well and truly in the oven, it has also allowed the men in Cardinal and Myrtle to brush up on the Raiders capabilities. 

Whilst they may be out of finals contention, it has been a year of what might have been for the Green Machine, as they showed last week with a tough victory over the more fancied Roosters. 

Souths, if they didn't already know, will now be expecting a huge fight on their hands against a team that has no pressure weighing on their shoulders. 

 

Back in the nation's capital

The last time Souths were in Canberra was back in Round 20, 2014 on a cold Monday night.

It was a resounding win back then as the Rabbitohs ran out 34 points to 18 winners flexing their premiership muscles. 

Whilst historically Souths have struggled down at GIO Stadium they have pocketed three wins from their last three visits, which will provide the Rabbitohs with plenty of confidence before the crucial clash.

 

Wounded stars return

The stars of the Red and Green have begun to filter back into the squad this week after being absent in recent rounds due to injury. 

It's a timely boost for Souths after tough back-to-back losses, with captain Greg Inglis, fullback Alex Johnston and winger Campbell Graham ready to hit the ground running, and with two rounds remaining it also gives them the chance to get their match fitness right up to scratch with finals around the corner. 

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