Round 25 Line Up vs Roosters
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their 21-man NRL squad for their round 25 Ron Coote Cup fixture against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium this Thursday 5 September at 7:50pm.
Head Coach Wayne Bennett has named the same starting line up that defeated the New Zealand Warriors last Friday night.
The Rabbitohs and Roosters will be playing the second leg of the Ron Coote Cup this Thursday night, with the Rabbitohs holding a ten-point advantage courtesy of their 26-16 win over the Roosters in round one this season.
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 Ron Coote Cup is played across both home and away fixtures in any given season, with the winner determined by the aggregate score from those two regular season matches.
The Rabbitohs will be wearing special edition socks for this game against the Roosters to raise awareness for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. The Rabbitohs were introduced to the cause via the Club’s official car partner Suttons and their Group Fleet Sales Manager Pat Borg, whose daughter Isabella suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. Pat raises money each year taking part in the 65k 4 65 Roses Walkathon, and both the Rabbitohs and Suttons are getting behind the cause at this game by showing their support for the Neverrest campaign.
Sean Clarence, whose brother Nathan passed away from Cystic Fibrosis earlier this year, will run a 42km marathon, do 10,000 pushups and 1,500 pull ups, starting at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night at the Rabbitohs vs Roosters game and finishing at Bankwest Stadium 24 hours later at Friday’s Eels vs Sea Eagles match. All funds raised through the #Neverrest campaign will go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Australia. Donations can be made by visiting https://cysticfibrosis.grassrootz.com/our-fundraisers/neverrest-2019-1.
The Rabbitohs will also be farewelling a number of players at their final home game of the regular season including modern day legends John Sutton and Greg Inglis, and fellow premiership winners George Burgess and Kyle Turner. 8,000 posters featuring augmented reality technology, celebrating the players’ careers, will be handed out to the first 8,000 Rabbitohs Members and supporters through the gates on Thursday night.
The curtain raiser match on Thursday night will be a NSW Physical Disability Rugby League match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters, kicking off at 6:25pm. Gates open at ANZ Stadium at 6:10pm.
Thursday night’s clash between the Rabbitohs and Roosters will see the continuation of new food and beverage prices at ANZ Stadium with many items reduced by 15 to 20 per cent at the public food outlets.
Integrated rail travel is included in all pre-purchased tickets and Rabbitohs Memberships.
Pre-purchased tickets are also available at discounted rates including general admission family tickets from $40, adults from $20, concession tickets from $15 and juniors from $10.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ 21-man NRL squad for Thursday’s match against the Roosters is:
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Adam DoueihiFullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex JohnstonWinger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell GrahamCentre 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 Corey AllanWinger for Roosters is number 18 Billy Smith
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Roosters is number 21 Drew Hutchison
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam ReynoldsHalfback for Roosters is number 7 Cooper Cronk
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Sam BurgessProp for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Roosters is number 9 Sam Verrills
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Liam KnightProp for Roosters is number 10 Isaac Liu
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 John Sutton2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jaydn Su'A2nd Row for Roosters is number 17 Angus Crichton
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron MurrayLock for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Ethan LoweInterchange for Roosters is number 13 Victor Radley
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Tom AmoneInterchange for Roosters is number 14 Lindsay Collins
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Tevita TatolaInterchange for Roosters is number 15 Zane Tetevano
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Mark NichollsInterchange for Roosters is number 19 Sitili Tupouniua
- Referee: Ashley Klein
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Chris Butler
- Video Referee: Ben Galea
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy