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Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips


It is second vs third in the game of NRL Round 23. A place in the top two is at stake for the winner and the free-scoring Rabbitohs are value to claim the points with this played on neutral ground in Brisbane.
  • Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Penrith Panthers Form
  • Penrith Panthers Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Form
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List
  • Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

  • Penrith Panthers have won 6 of their last 7 matches.
  • Penrith Panthers have the best defence in the NRL in 2021.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last 10 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored an average of 46.5 points in their last 4 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have the second best attack in the NRL in 2021.

Head to Head


Penrith Panthers have won the last four meetings, including a 56-12 win in Round 11. That was the last time the Rabbitohs were beaten this season. 

Penrith Panthers Form


Since suffering back-to-back losses in June, the Panthers have won six of their last seven including wins over Sydney Roosters 20-14 and St George Illawarra Dragons 34-16 last weekend.

The only blemish of the last two months was a 37-10 defeat in their top of the ladder clash with Melbourne Storm three weeks ago.

Penrith Panthers Team News


Api Koroisau and Kurt Capewell are both back from suspension, pushing Mitch Kenny and Izack Tago down the bench and reserves respectively.

James Fisher-Harris and Tevita Pangai jnr are both named among the reserves after absences.

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards, 2. Stephen Crichton, 3. Paul Momirovski, 4. Matt Burton, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Moses Leota, 9. Api Koroisau, 10. Matt Eisenhuth, 11. Viliame Kikau, 12. Liam Martin, 13. Isaah Yeo, 14. Mitch Kenny, 15. Scott Sorensen, 16. J'maine Hopgood, 17. Kurt Capewell, 18. Izack Tago, 19. Tevita Pangai Junior, 20. Taylan May, 21. James Fisher-Harris

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


The Rabbitohs' winning run is now in double figures after a 36-6 success over Gold Coast Titans last weekend brought up a 10th victory in a row.

Wayne Bennett's side have emerged are unbeaten since losing to the Panthers in Round 11. A win on Friday would lift Souths into the top two.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


The Rabbitohs are strengthened by the return Dane Gagai, who missed last week as a late withdrawal, Alex Johnston and Campbell Graham.

Hame Sele is promoted to the bench at the expense of Jaydn Su'A.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell, 2. Alex Johnston, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Campbell Graham, 5. Josh Mansour, 6. Cody Walker, 7. Adam Reynolds, 8. Mark Nicholls, 9. Damien Cook, 10. Tom Burgess, 11. Keaon Koloamatangi, 12. Jai Arrow, 13. Cameron Murray, 14. Benji Marshall, 15. Jacob Host, 16. Tevita Tatola, 17. Hame Sele, 18. Taane Milne, 19. Patrick Mago, 20. Blake Taaffe, 21. Jaydn Su'A

Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

Where can I watch the Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs live stream?

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What time does Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs start?

The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium at 8.05pm AEDT on Friday, August 20.

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Verdict

The Panthers are slight favourites having won the last four head to heads. In their current form, Souths might just have the firepower to make the difference and win the top three battle.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs Win Match Result $2.25 at TAB - 3 Units

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