The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their 21-man NRL squad for their round eight fixture against the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium this Thursday 2 May at 7:50pm.
Head Coach Wayne Bennett has named the same 17 players that defeated the Panthers last Friday night.
The Rabbitohs will celebrate the on-field legacy of Greg Inglis at Thursday night’s match as he begins the next chapter off the field in Rugby League.
Inglis played 263 NRL games in his career including 146 games for the Rabbitohs. He represented Australia in 39 Tests, Queensland in 32 State of Origin matches and the Indigenous All Stars five times.
Inglis is now transitioning into off-field roles in coaching, mentoring and community with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Souths Cares.
5,000 GI face masks and 5,000 GI posters will be given away at the entry gates at Thursday night’s game.
Greg’s wax figure from Madam Tussauds Sydney will be on display at Aisle 127 for photos with Members and supporters, courtesy of Zoom Video Communications.
A special pre-game cultural display will take place on field featuring a Welcome to Country, Indigenous dance groups and a didgeridoo player, who will welcome Greg onto the ground through a guard of honour of family and friends before being presented to the crowd.
At half time, a Goanna Race will take place, acknowledging the post-try celebration made famous by Inglis during his time with the Rabbitohs, Queensland and the Kangaroos.
Rabbitohs Members will be able to head to the P&O Members deck and sign a giant ‘Thank You GI’ card which will be given to the former Rabbitohs and Queensland captain.
South Sydney and the NRL will also make special presentations to Inglis, as well as Broncos captain Darius Boyd who is playing his 300th NRL game on Thursday night, celebrating their careers.
The Rabbitohs are also granting free access for all Melbourne Storm Ticketed Members to this match so Storm Members can celebrate the career of the man that represented their club on 117 occasions.
Fans First initiatives are in place for this game with pre-purchased general admission family tickets just $40, adult tickets just $20, concessions for $15 and juniors just $10. Rail transport and direct trains to Sydney Olympic Park is included in all pre-purchased tickets and Ticketed Memberships, and there will be $3 meat pies available from ANZ Stadium food outlets.
Diamond reserved seats can be pre-purchased for just $40 and Gold reserved seats are available for $30 to Members and supporters of all clubs who want to come and celebrate the career of one of the game’s modern-day legends. Use the password THANKYOUGI when purchasing via www.ticketek.com.au.
Specially designed Greg Inglis t-shirts will also be available from the Rabbitohs merchandise outlets at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night for just $34.95.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ 21-man NRL squad for Thursday’s Greg Inglis Celebration match against the Broncos is:
Match: Rabbitohs v Broncos
Round 8 -
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Alex JohnstonFullback for Broncos is number 1 Darius Boyd
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Corey AllanWinger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Kyle TurnerCentre for Broncos is number 3 James Roberts
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane GagaiCentre for Broncos is number 4 Jack Bird
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Campbell GrahamWinger for Broncos is number 5 Jamayne Isaako
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Anthony Milford
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Broncos is number 7 Tom Dearden
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 14 Tevita TatolaProp for Broncos is number 8 Matthew Lodge
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Broncos is number 9 Andrew McCullough
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas BurgessProp for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Alex Glenn
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Sam Burgess2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Matt Gillett
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron MurrayLock for Broncos is number 13 Tevita Pangai Junior
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 8 George BurgessInterchange for Broncos is number 15 David Fifita
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark NichollsInterchange for Broncos is number 16 Thomas Flegler
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Ethan LoweInterchange for Broncos is number 17 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Liam KnightInterchange for Broncos is number 18 Patrick Carrigan