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Round 20 Line Up vs Roosters

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their squad for their round 20 Ron Coote Cup clash against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium this Friday 25 September at 7:55pm.

Line Up Rd 20 vs Roosters

Rabbitohs Head Coach Wayne Bennett will welcome back Dane Gagai into his backline this week, a game which will be the 200th NRL game of Gagai’s career. Gagai made his first grade debut for the Broncos against the Cowboys in round one, 2011 and has gone to play six games for Brisbane, 128 games for the Newcastle Knights and 65 games so far for the Rabbitohs. Jed Cartwright has been named to start in the second row, replacing the suspended Jaydn Su’A.

The Rabbitohs and Roosters will be playing in the second leg of the annual Ron Coote Cup this Friday night. 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 Roosters currently hold a 16-point advantage from their victory in round three this year, meaning the Rabbitohs must win by 16 points or more on Friday night to win or retain the Ron Coote Cup in 2020.

This Friday night, the Rabbitohs will be wearing predominantly red socks to support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. This is the second consecutive year that the Rabbitohs have worn these special socks against the Roosters, the last time being in the Club’s 16-10 victory in round 25, 2019. Following the game, the socks will be auctioned on www.rabbitohs.com.au with all money raised going directly to Cystic Fibrosis Community Care.

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care hold a 65k 4 65 Roses charity walk event each year that the South Sydney Rabbitohs players and staff participate in. The next event will run from 13 February-21 February 2021. People can donate or register for the virtual event through www.65kroses.com. The Rabbitohs’ proud Platinum Partner Suttons Rosebery and Arncliffe have also donated their round 20 match day partnership to Cystic Fibrosis Community Care.

Tickets for Members and supporters are still available for this game. Rabbitohs Ticketed Members should check direct communications from the Club as to how they can redeem their tickets. Non-Ticketed Members and supporters can click here and use the code RABFANS to purchase tickets.

Here is how both teams will line up for Friday's clash:

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Corey Allan
    Fullback for Roosters is number 1 James Tedesco
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Roosters is number 2 Daniel Tupou
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Roosters is number 3 Josh Morris
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Dane Gagai
    Centre for Roosters is number 4 Mitchell Aubusson
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Jaxson Paulo
    Winger for Roosters is number 18 Matt Ikuvalu
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Roosters is number 6 Luke Keary
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Adam Reynolds
    Halfback for Roosters is number 7 Kyle Flanagan

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Liam Knight
    Prop for Roosters is number 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Roosters is number 9 Jake Friend
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Roosters is number 10 Siosiua Taukeiaho
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Bayley Sironen
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 11 Boyd Cordner
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 18 Tevita Tatola
    2nd Row for Roosters is number 12 Sitili Tupouniua
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Roosters is number 13 Angus Crichton

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 11 Jed Cartwright
    Interchange for Roosters is number 14 Lachlan Lam
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Mark Nicholls
    Interchange for Roosters is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Hame Sele
    Interchange for Roosters is number 16 Nat Butcher
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 17 Keaon Koloamatangi
    Interchange for Roosters is number 17 Sonny Bill Williams

Match Officials

  • Referee: Gerard Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Dave Munro
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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