Both the Canterbury Cup and Jersey Flegg sides had trial matches over the weekend to prepare for the upcoming season both going down narrowly towards the end of the game.
On Saturday South Sydney fielded a combined Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup side that took on a Dragons feeder side which had far more First Grade and Canterbury Cup experience than the young Rabbitohs. Despite this, Souths only lost 24-20.
Trent Peoples and Jacob Gagai impressed, coming off their first grade trial in Griffith last week. In that match, Peoples crossed for a try and Gagai bagged a double as well.
"Those boys are in for big seasons this year," said Rabbitohs Head of Elite Pathways and Player Development Joe O'Callaghan.
"Along with them I thought Joe Lovodua had a hand in everything.
"Young half, Dan Robinson rose to the occasion and did a very good job at steering the team around as well."
Jersey Flegg backed up again on the Sunday taking on the Tigers at Leichhardt Oval. While the scores were locked up at 12-all at half time, the Tigers went away with it 36-18.