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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

1st September, 2023
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South Sydney Rabbitohs

12

Match Complete

Sydney Roosters

26

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South Sydney Rabbitohs

12

Match Complete

Sydney Roosters

26

75J. Suaalii
74S. Walker
69B. Smith
L. Ilias57
M. C. Kam55
46J. Suaalii
44J. Tedesco
37F. Pauga
26J. Suaalii
L. Ilias20
C. Murray19
7C. Allan

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2
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0
Penalty Goals
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Field Goals
0

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Finals football is on the line as arch rivals South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters face off at Sydney Olympic Park. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8pm AEST.

The season of winter 2023 was anything but enjoyable for the Rabbitohs, winning a mere four out of 10 games. With assistant coach/club legend Sam Burgess leaving the club with finals football on the line, plenty of whispers have come out of Heffron Park.

Whether that has impacted the playing group will be seen on matchday. With Latrell Mitchell’s brain fade causing him to be suspended, Blake Taaffe is tasked with the role of leading the attack from fullback.

The Roosters are mounting a late season charge, having not lost a game for over a month. Sam Walker impressed in his NRL return from injury and will be given the responsibility of steering the Roosters to victory.

Skipper James Tedesco returns from a head knock and is named at fullback. Despite picking up a hamstring injury against the Tigers last week, Joey Manu was named in the centre but has been ruled out with Corey Allan in as cover. Jared Waera-Hargreaves is suspended for the rest of 2023 and early 2024, which sees Fletcher Baker promoted to start at prop.

Prediction

Based on form and skill, the Roosters should win and win comfortably. But who cares about form in a derby? That too when the loser will miss out on finals football. Ultimately, this game will be won on which team can keep their cool. Neither team would want a repeat of sin bin Sunday.

But it could boil over very quickly as the Rabbitohs have a point to prove and may let emotion get the better of them. Roosters by 6

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Game information

Venue: Accor Stadium, Sydney
Kickoff: 8pm AEST
TV: Fox League, Nine
Stream: Kayo Sports, 9Now
Odds: Rabbitohs $1.65, Roosters $2.25 – odds via PlayUp

Rabbitohs: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Alex Johnston 3. Isaiah Tass 4. Campbell Graham 5. Izaac Tu’itupou Thompson 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Shaquai Mitchell 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Michael Chee Kam 13. Cameron Murray 14. Jai Arrow 15. Tallis Duncan 16. Hame Sele 17. Davvy Moale 18. Taane Milne 19. Jed Cartwright 20. Peter Mamouzelos 21. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 22. Dean Hawkins

Roosters: 1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Billy Smith 18. Corey Allan 4. Joseph Manu 5. Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Fletcher Baker 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Siua Wong 12. Nat Butcher 13. Victor Radley 14. Sandon Smith 15. Egan Butcher 16. Terrell May 17. Angus Crichton 19. Naufahu Whyte 20. Drew Hutchison 21. Fetalaiga Pauga 22. Dylan Napa

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