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.
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.
Match: Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers
Round 12 -
Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 17 Kodi NikorimaFullback for Wests Tigers is number 1 Daine Laurie
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Alex JohnstonWinger for Wests Tigers is number 2 Asu Kepaoa
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Jaxson PauloCentre for Wests Tigers is number 3 Starford To'a
Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Campbell GrahamCentre for Wests Tigers is number 4 Brent Naden
Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Taane MilneWinger for Wests Tigers is number 5 Ken Maumalo
Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Cody WalkerFive-Eighth for Wests Tigers is number 6 Luke Brooks
Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Lachlan IliasHalfback for Wests Tigers is number 7 Jackson Hastings
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 10 Thomas BurgessProp for Wests Tigers is number 8 James Tamou
Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Damien CookHooker for Wests Tigers is number 9 Jake Simpkin
Prop for Rabbitohs is number 15 Mark NichollsProp for Wests Tigers is number 10 Zane Musgrove
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Keaon Koloamatangi2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 11 Luke Garner
2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Jai Arrow2nd Row for Wests Tigers is number 12 Luciano Leilua
Lock for Rabbitohs is number 24 Cameron MurrayLock for Wests Tigers is number 13 Joe Ofahengaue
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 1 Blake TaaffeInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 14 Kelma Tuilagi
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 13 Hame SeleInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 16 Fa'amanu Brown
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Siliva HaviliInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 17 Stefano Utoikamanu
Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 21 Shaquai MitchellInterchange for Wests Tigers is number 18 Alex Seyfarth
Replacement for Rabbitohs is number 18 Josh MansourReplacement for Wests Tigers is number 21 Tyrone Peachey
- Referee: Chris Sutton
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
- Senior Review Official: Adam Gee
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.
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)
Referee - Chris Sutton
Touch Judges - Matt Noyen and Nick Beashel
Senior Review Official - Adam Gee