South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Canberra Raiders: NRL live scores, blog
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South Sydney Vs. Canberra
2012 NRL Premiership Season, 25 May, 2012
|ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW|
|South Sydney 36 defeated Canberra 18|
|Referee: Ashley Klein|
|Touch judges: S Carrall & Grant Atkins|
The Canberra Raiders travel to ANZ Stadium for a clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Friday Night Football. Join us for live NRL scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEST.
Can the Rabbitohs (6th) continue on their merry way or will the Raiders fire up without superstars Terry Campese and Josh Dugan?
The Raiders’ (12th) season continues to nosedive with Blake Ferguson and Dugan dropped for the round twelve clash with Souths due to off field incidents. Just what coach David Furner didn’t need.
Reece Robinson goes back to fullback and Queensland rookie Edrick Lee makes his debut on Ferguson’s wing.
Canberra are already without captain Campese and there will be plenty of pressure on young halves Josh McCrone and Sam Williams.
The Green Machine have a wonderful forward pack and will compete with the South Sydney big men, but it’s the young backs that might just have the problems.
Souths number 7 Adam Reynolds has been a revelation at Redfern and his combination with John Sutton is really starting to worry opposition teams. Expect Reynolds to be on a high after securing a golden point victory over the Saints last weekend.
Sam Burgess return from injury has been a blessing for the Rabbitohs and his leadership through the middle will be vital tonight.
You sense that the Raiders are coming to town with nothing to lose and wont die wondering. But can Canberra do enough to topple the Rabbitohs? Expect plenty of points and a Rabbitohs win.
Prediction: Rabbitohs by 14
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