Rabbitohs name sides for Charity Shield and Erskineville Trials

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their squad for the 36th Westfund Charity Shield against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium this Saturday 2 March at 7:30pm.

The Rabbitohs have named their strongest available line up for the traditional pre-season clash with the Dragons, the final hit out before the team prepares for its round one clash with the Roosters.

This is the second consecutive year the Charity Shield has ventured to Mudgee and the Rabbitohs are aiming to secure their seventh-straight Charity Shield title with a victory on Saturday night. The traditional game was first played back in 1982 with the Rabbitohs claiming the shield on 19 occasions.

Souths Cares is the Rabbitohs’ chosen charity for this game, an organisation that operates programs for disadvantaged, marginalized and Indigenous youth and their families in the South Sydney district, around the State and throughout the Country.

Souths Cares will be active in central west schools on Friday, in conjunction with Colgate and the University of NSW, delivering the Colgate Oral Health program as well as educational pathways for students finishing their high school studies and heading towards university placements. These are just two of a number of initiatives delivered by Souths Cares to help improve the lives of those people with whom they work within their programs.

The Rabbitohs Membership Marquee and Merchandise Van will be in attendance at Saturday’s game so fans can become Members and snap up the latest merchandise ahead of Season 2019.

The Rabbitohs vs Dragons match will kick off at 7:30pm with the curtain raiser between the NSW Indigenous under 16s and the Queensland Indigenous under 16s commencing at 5:30pm. Gates open at 5pm and tickets are available by visiting www.ticketek.com.au, by calling 132 849 or by visiting any Ticketek outlet.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ squad for Saturday’s Westfund Charity Shield against the Dragons is:

1) Alex Johnston
2) Campbell Graham 
3) Dane Gagai 
4) Braidon Burns 
5) Corey Allan 
6) Cody Walker 
7) Connor Tracey 
8) Junior Tatola 
9) Damien Cook 
10) Thomas Burgess 
11) John Sutton 
12) Sam Burgess (c) 
13) Cameron Murray 
Interchange:
14) Ethan Lowe
15) Matt McIlwrick
16) Tom Amone 
17) Rhys Kennedy 
18) Bayley Sironen 
19) Cory Denniss 
20) Kyle Turner 
21) Liam Knight 
22) Mawene Hiroti 
Coach - Wayne Bennett 

The Rabbitohs will also take on the Dragons in NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg trial matches on Sunday 3 March at Erskineville Oval. The Jersey Flegg under 20s trial match will commence at 4pm with the NSW Cup trial match scheduled to kick off at 5:30pm.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Sunday’s trial match against the Dragons is:

1) Lachlan Walmsley
2) Nick Mougios
3) Leigh Higgins
4) Dylan O'Connor 
5) James Tautaiolefua 
6) Jack Johns 
7) Blake Taaffe
8) Yileen Gordon 
9) Lyndon Hills 
10) Ky Rodwell 
11) Trent Peoples 
12) Tarquinn Alatipi-Butler
13) Keaon Koloamatangi 
Interchange:
14) Brock Gray 
15) Maila Aluni-Chanfoon
16) Kell O'Brien 
17) Lucky Ta'avale 
Coach - Shane Millard

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg squad for Sunday’s trial match against the Dragons is:

1) Luke McDonald
2) Volkan Er 
3) Jack Frasca 
4) Tallis Angianga 
5) Kane Allan 
6) Marc Zaurrini 
7) Ezra Gibson
8) Luke Bain 
9) Jayden Griffin 
10) Aidan Manowski 
11) Mail Aluni-Chanfoon 
12) Josh Fepuleai 
13) Brock Gardner 
Interchange:
14) Luke Puru 
15) Matt French 
16) Jack Alipate 
17) Augustine Stowers 
18) Cameron Akauola 
19) Joe Ngere 
20) Grant Taulafo 
Coach - Ben Rogers 

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