Junior Reps – Flegg – NSW Cup

By Steve Mavin for Bunnies TV.

The Rabbitohs first grade put in a 2nd half to forget in Las Vegas, losing 36-24 to the Sea Eagles. We did see some great footy played by our team but unfortunately the loss is all that will be remembered as the season progresses.

Congratulations to Jacob Gagai for scoring a nice try on debut after a Trell Mit bullet hit him in stride. ‘Gags’ had a bit to do, beating Jaxson Paulo to dive over. Excellent! Congrats also to Alex Johnston for scoring his 188th career try. ‘AJ’ needs just 3 more to pass Billy Slater and move up to 2nd place. He needs 25 more to surpass Ken Irvines 212 all time mark. Can he do it this year?

Next up is a tough away game against the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday 14th March.

Alex Johnston and Ken Irvine rugbu league legends.
Alex Johnston needs 25 more tries to overtake Ken Irvine.

Six South Sydney Rabbitohs games are scheduled for this Saturday the 9th of March. All four Junior Reps teams will be in action in round 6 at Redfern Oval against the Bears. In round 1 of the Jersey Flegg Cup and NSW Cup we take on the Sea Eagles and Blacktown Sea Eagles at 4 Pines Park (Brookvale Oval).

4 Pines Park v Sea Eagles – Saturday 9th March

Jersey Flegg Cup v Sea Eagles 1:30pm

The Sea Eagles won 9 games and finished 8th on the 2023 Jersey Flegg ladder. The Rabbitohs won 8 games and finished 10th. Both teams will therefore want a round 1 win to open their season accounts.

A new look team has been selected by coach Chris ‘Tippy’ O’Connell for this round 1 clash. Look out for newcomers Max Martin, Rowan McIntosh and Noah Reed in the starting side. Toby Sullivan and Tyreece Dungay add a lot of skill off the bench.

The Jersey Flegg Cup team to play the Sea Eagles is:

1- Dane Towns
2- Aaron Dimovitch
3- Max Martin
4- Carson Kaho
5- Rowan McIntosh
6- Emmanuel Di Bartolo
7- Brent Hawkins
8- William Abou Arrange
9- Aiden Doolan
10- Noah Reed
11- Sam Jinks
12- Jared Johnson
13- Louis Grossemy


14- Jordan Plath
15- Toby Sullivan
16- Joshua Alhazim
17- Tyreece Dungay
18- Kayde King
19- Nathaniel Gallo
20- Harry Williams

Coach – Chris O’Connell

Team lists here.

NSW Cup v Blacktown Sea Eagles 3:00pm (NSWRLTV)

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup team begin the defence of their 2023 title against Workers Blacktown Sea Eagles. Blacktown finished 5th on the table last year winning 13 games, two less than the Rabbitohs who finished 2nd before beating the Bears in the decider.

Jye Gray has been named at fullback and Dean Hawkins captain. Hawkins, Braidon Burns, Taane Milne, Shaqaui Mitchell, Peter Mamouzelos, Michael Chee Kam, Tallis Duncan and Yileen Gordon all have first grade experience.

Jake Arthur willl wear the number 7 for Blacktown Workers and look out for Kobe Rugless off the bench.

The NSW Cup team to play Blacktown Workers is:

1- Jye Gray
2- Leon Te Hau
3- Braidon Burns
4- Adam Christensen
5- Taane Milne
6- Bayleigh Bentley-Hape
7- Dean Hawkins (c)
8- Shaquai Mitchell
9- Peter Mamouzelos
10- Brock Gray
11- Chase Chapman
12- Michael Chee Kam
13- Tallis Duncan


14- Ryan Gray
15- Matt French
16- Leonard Skelton
17- Yileen Gordon
18- Tristan Alvarado
19- Maila Chanfoon

Coach – Joe O’Callaghan

Junior Reps - Flegg - NSW Cup
South Sydney Rabbitohs 2023 NSW Cup winners. (Image Brendon Grant Photography)

The game will be streamed live on NSWRL TV. Single game passes ($6), monthly ($9) and annual passes ($50) are available. Annual passes allow you to watch more than 250 live games. Bunnies TV has no affiliation with the NSWRL. All games streamed on Bunnies TV are live and free. We do however only stream selected home games so a paid subscription is the only way to see more games live like Saturdays NSW Cup season opener.

Teams lists here.

Redfern Oval v Bears – Saturday 9th March

Lisa Fiaola Cup 9:30am (Bunnies TV)

The 12th placed Bears are yet to win a game and have scored only 14 points in their 4 matches (1 bye) of the 2024 season. They also have the worst defence in the competition, conceding 190 points to date. The Rabbitohs have won 1 and lost 4. We have scored 64 points and conceded 112.

All stats aside this Souths Lisa Fiaola under 17s team is competing in their 1st season so it’s reasonable to expect a few teething problems. Yes indeed more wins are coming, hopefuly starting this weekend.

This game will be live streamed on Bunnies TV YouTube.

Jessica Brightwell, Lani Anderson and Sienna Israel are all out. Markaylah Talanoa comes in at centre and Leilani Makalio-Harris has been named in 18 jersey.

The Lisa Fiaola Cup side to do battle with Norths is:

1- Tahlya Dower
2- Olivia Jarrett
3- Markaylah Talanoa
4- Jessamine Aloalii
5- Aliyah Gordon
6- Sybella Hayne
7- Kiara McGregor (c)
8- Hannah Kalland
9- Amalia Casey
10- Keilani Manu
11- Claudia Nairn
12- April Chappell
13- Sophia Brightwell


14- Emma Rushworth
15- TeAira Rehutai
16- Victoria Loleni
17- Lilli McGannon
18- Leilani Makalio-Harris

Coach – Mick Daley

Team listd here.

Tarsha Gale Cup 11:00am (Bunnies TV)

The 11th placed Bears are yet to win a game and just like their younger counterparts they too have only scored 14 points in their 4 appearances. They have conceded 150 points. Our Tarsha Gale team are also winless, scoring 46 points while conceding an alarming 182, the 2nd worst in the competition.

This Rabbitohs under 19s team has talent in the ranks and they can score points. If they can defend their line better then improved performances will come.

This game will be live streamed on Bunnies TV YouTube.

Gracie Canham, Jayla Commins and Nancy Sullivan are all out replaced in the squad by Claire Roberts-Hickling, Esther Jimmy Pama and Zoe Kurnoth.

The Tarsha Gale Cup side to take on the Bears is:

1- Georgie Coote
2- Ava Osland
3- Shanelle Lyons
4- Jaminey Weatherall
5- Haleigh McCarney
6- Keturah Matoe
7- Lenniece Wright
8- Sophia Dungay
9- TBC
10- Nyokah Dumas
11- Abbie Ritchie
12- Charli Brookes
13- Mikayla Langer


14- Jamiah Hunt
15- Melisha Winters
16- Claire Roberts-Hickling
17- Tegan Clark
18- Loti Sagigi
19- Zoe Kurnoth
20- Esther Jimmy Pama

Coach – Dale Jackson

Team lists here.

Harold Matthews Cup 12:30pm

The 14th placed Bears are yet to win a game but did manage a 12 all draw with the Storm in round 1. The 15th placed Rabbitohs have just the 1 victory but sit lower on the table due to the Bears having the bye.

The moment a 2nd win was snatched away by a rampaging Lennox Tuiloma.

Souths coach Yoni Charlupski watched in horror last week when a late Warriors try ruined what had been an improved performance from his team. Souths led 16-4 but let the game slip away. The team certainly needs to pay more attention to the effort areas.

Jacob Khalil replaces Tony Fakahau on the bench. The Bears have added 9 new faces to their squad.

The Harold Matthews Cup side to play North Sydney is:

1- Darcy Feltham
2- Max Gioiello
3- Lisiate Mackay-Filihia
4- Thomas O’Callaghan
5- Joshua Ballard
6- Kingston-Kruz Lake
7- Tamoko Berryman-Duff
8- Tanner Mahon
9- Cody Hill
10- Dylan Alaalatoa
11- Taj Aufai-Farani
12- Lochlin Moses (c)
13- Cynseah Tautalafua


14- Keone Anitelea Tsioussis
15- Jacob Khalil
16- Soul Tuiletufuga
17- Amari-Jay Tangi
18- Zac McPherson

Coach – Yoni Charlupski

Team lists here.

SG Ball Cup 2:00pm

In a clean sweep for the Bears their SG Ball team have also not won a game and sit at the bottom of the table with an 0-5 record. They have the worst defence in the competition conceding 236 points. The Rabbitohs sit 13th on the ladder with 1 win and 4 losses. Souths have slighly better attacking and defensive numbers but they will need to keep improving each week especially in defence. The Sharks scored 52 against them last week and the Warriors scored 44 the week before.

Powerful prop Jason Hallie has been named to start in the 21 jersey. Setefano Sele, Dayne Fallon and Bailey Smith have been included on the extended bench.

The SG Ball Cup team to play the Bears is:

1- Yasin Kuscu
2- Jacob Fong
3- Lancelot Tovio
4- Zane Rugless
5- Daniel Wright
6- Mark Nosa
7- Matthew Humphries
21- Jason Hallie
9- Sam Taylor
10- Tavis Felsch
11- Mateus Heslin
12- Sione Lolohea
13- Daniel Lua


14- Tylan Berryman
15- Kynan Toevai
16- Riley Allen
17- Mikael Ibrahim
8- Palu Tausala
18- Dayne Fallon
19- Salih Saracoglu
20- Setefano Sele
22- Bailey Smith
23- Ryan Casey

Coach – Tyrone McCarthy

Team lists here.

Junior Reps - Flegg - NSW Cup

A 6-0 weekend from our teams is undoubtedly possible. Lets go Rabbitohs.

Junior Reps – Flegg – NSW Cup.


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