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

27th August, 2021
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Sydney Roosters

12

Match Complete

South Sydney Rabbitohs

54

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27th August, 2021
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Sydney Roosters

12

Match Complete

South Sydney Rabbitohs

54

80A. Reynolds
79A. Johnston
77A. Reynolds
77J. Paulo
72A. Reynolds
71L. Mitchell
70A. Reynolds
68A. Johnston
62A. Reynolds
61J. Paulo
S. Walker49
S. Verrills48
31L. Mitchell
26L. Mitchell
25M. Nicholls
23L. Mitchell
21M. Nicholls
S. Taukeiaho18
J. Manu16
14A. Reynolds
6A. Reynolds
5A. Johnston

2
Tries
9
2
Conversions
8
0
Penalty Goals
1
0
Field Goals
0

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Round 24 continues tonight when the Sydney Roosters take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:55pm (AEST).

We get a battle of two top four sides tonight. Whilst the Rabbits are guaranteed the second chance, the Roosters are realistically one loss away from denying themselves that advantage. The Sea Eagles, with two easier games and a good points differential, are just waiting for them to slip up.

Not a round goes by without further injury concerns for the Roosters, with Nat Butcher, Dale Copley and Adam Keighran succumbing against the Dragons. After a Saints fightback, the Roosters were impressive in regrouping to secure a 40-22 win.

With experienced players falling around him, James Tedesco has proved massive for Sydney. He has played a bit of first receiver, defends at fullback and has developed a classy kicking and passing game. He is one of the best players in the NRL at the moment and is carrying this Roosters outfit.

Lachlan Lam moves into the centres for Keighran, with Sam Walker returning to starting halfback. Brad Abbey comes in for Copley. Egan Butcher moves into the second row, with Ben Marschke and Naufahu Whyte the new faces on the bench.

The Rabbitohs looked like real premiership contenders for the first twenty minutes against Penrith. From there though, an understrength Panthers gradually took full control and eased to a 25-12 win.

Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell failed to fire in the second 40 minutes, but they were behind a badly beaten pack. Souths forwards will need to do much better in the semis to feature in the big one in early October.

Keaon Koloamatangi is suspended, with Jaydn Su’A taking his second-row spot. Jaxson Paulo comes in for the injured Josh Mansour. Junior Tatola will need to work through concussions protocols to play.

Prediction:

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The injury-plagued Roosters have done well to beat sides on the fringes of the 8 but they run into a Rabbitohs team focussed on redemption after last week.

James Tedesco will again be in everything, but the Rabbits will have too many threats across the park.

South Sydney Rabbitohs by 10

Game information

Kick-off: 7:55pm (AEST)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
TV: Channel Nine, Fox League
Online: Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO
Odds: Roosters: $4.00, Rabbitohs: $1.25 (odds via PlayUp)

Teams

Sydney Roosters
1. James Tedesco (c) 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Lachlan Lam 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brad Abbey 6. Drew Hutchison 7. Sam Walker 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Siosiua Taukeiaho 11. Egan Butcher 12. Sitili Tupouniua 13. Isaac Liu

Interchange: 14. Ben Marschke 15. Naufahu Whyte 16. Fletcher Baker 17. Ben Thomas

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South Sydney Rabbitohs
1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds (c) 8. Mark Nicholls 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Jaydn Su’A 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14. Benji Marshall 15. Jacob Host 16. Tevita Tatola 17. Hame Sele

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