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Match Preview: Round 12 vs Rabbitohs

After earning their third win of the season against the Bulldogs, Wests Tigers have turned their attention to Saturday’s clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Accor Stadium.

The match will form part of the NRL’s Indigenous Round and both teams will be wearing specially designed jerseys inspired by First Nations’ art and storytelling.

Daine Laurie and Brent Naden at the NRL Indigenous Round launch
Daine Laurie and Brent Naden at the NRL Indigenous Round launch

In welcome news for Michael Maguire, Daine Laurie (Knee) and Luke Brooks (Hamstring) are both set to make their return to the starting line-up.

To accommodate Laurie’s return, Starford To’a will shift into the centres with Asu Kepaoa returning from COVID on the wing.

Jake Simpkin has been selected to replace Jacob Liddle at hooker, while David Nofoaluma has been named on the extended bench and remains a chance of making his return from a concussion.

For South Sydney, Cameron Murray and Mark Nicholls have both been named to make their return from injury.

The two sides met at CommBank Stadium just five weeks ago, where Wests Tigers emerged victorious by a single point.

Team Lists:

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 17 Kodi Nikorima
    Fullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex Johnston
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Asu Kepaoa
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jaxson Paulo
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Starford To'a
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell Graham
    Centre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Brent Naden
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane Milne
    Winger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody Walker
    Five-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Luke Brooks
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Lachlan Ilias
    Halfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Jackson Hastings

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas Burgess
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien Cook
    Hooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark Nicholls
    Prop for Wests Tigers is number 10 Zane Musgrove
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jai Arrow
    2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 24 Cameron Murray
    Lock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 1 Blake Taaffe
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Kelma Tuilagi
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 13 Hame Sele
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Fa'amanu Brown
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Siliva Havili
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Stefano Utoikamanu
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 21 Shaquai Mitchell
    Interchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Alex Seyfarth

Reserves

  • Replacement for Rabbitohs is number 18 Josh Mansour
    Replacement for Wests Tigers is number 21 Tyrone Peachey

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
  • Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
  • Senior Review Official: Adam Gee

Last updated:

Match Details:

Date - Saturday, 28th May, 2022

Time - 5:30 pm AEDT

Venue - Accor Stadium, Sydney

TV, Radio and Live Stream Information:

TV - FOX League (Ch. 502)

Radio - ABC Grandstand 702, 2GB 873

Live Stream - KAYO Sports, Watch NRL (int.)

Latest PlayUp Odds:

Head-to-Head - South Sydney Rabbitohs ($1.44) v Wests Tigers ($2.88)

Line - South Sydney Rabbitohs -7.5 ($1.90) v Wests Tigers +7.5 ($1.90)

Odds correct as of 11:00am, Wednesday, 25th May. 18+ only. Gamble Responsibly.

History:

Head-to-Head - Played 39, Wests Tigers 17, South Sydney Rabbitohs 22

At Accor Stadium - Played 19, Wests Tigers 9, South Sydney Rabbitohs 10

Last Time They Met - Wests Tigers 23 def. South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 (Round 7, 2022)

Match Officials: 

Referee - Chris Sutton

Touch Judges - Matt Noyen and Nick Beashel

Senior Review Official - Adam Gee

Acknowledgement of Country

Wests Tigers respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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