Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Brisbane Tigers
The Rabbitohs NSW Cup Grand Final win over the Bears on Sunday sees them quality for the NRL State Championship game on NRL Grand Final day. Kickoff 1.20pm and the game will be televised live on Nine, Foxtel and Kayo.
A scorching temperature of 37 degrees is predicted for Sydneys west on Sunday so extra drink breaks will be required.
Souths coach Joe O’Callaghan has named the same backline that played in the Grand Final win. The injured Ben Lovett (knee) has been replaced in the starting side by Matt French. Semi Final star Leonard Skelton returns to the 17 on the bench.
Melbourne Storm feeder club Brisbane Tigers defeated the Burleigh Bears to secure their place in the interstate decider.
Goal kicking halfback Jonah Pezet and Riley Jacks form a classy halves combo for the Tigers. Rugby league journeyman George Jennings has been named on the wing and Cole Geyer, the son of Storm legend Matt Geyer has been elevated from the bench to start at hooker.
Experienced Samoan international Marion Seve will wear the number 19 on the bench.
Team lists here.
Rabbitohs Official Media Release
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will play the Brisbane Tigers in the NRL State Championship game on NRL Grand Final day, this Sunday 1 October at 1:20pm at Accor Stadium, as the Rabbitohs take aim at their first NRL State Championship title.
The Rabbitohs won last Sunday’s KOE NSW Cup Grand Final over the North Sydney Bears, 22 points to 18, taking out the Club’s 21st second grade premiership and it’s first in 40 years. This victory qualified South Sydney for the State Championship against the QLD Cup winners, the Brisbane Tigers, at the Rabbitohs home ground of Accor Stadium on NRL Grand Final day.
This is the first time the Rabbitohs have played in this NRL State Championship game, with the men in red and green having the opportunity to win two titles in seven days.
The Rabbitohs would love to see as many Members and supporters at Accor Stadium early on Grand Final day to get behind captain Dean Hawkins and his team as they attempt to win more silverware for the most successful Rugby League Club in Australia. (rabbitohs.com.au)
Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Brisbane Tigers.
By Steve Mavin for Bunnies TV.