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Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips


South Sydney Rabbitohs' winning run came to an end last week. They are backed to bounce back in a blockbuster clash with the Sydney Roosters.
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  • Head to Head
  • Sydney Roosters Form
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  • Sydney Roosters Team List
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  • Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

Although the line has been set at -12.5, Souths are tipped to cover it. The Rabbitohs average 31.88 points a game to the Roosters' 26.23 and should have too much firepower. 

  • Sydney Roosters have won 6 of their last 7 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won their last 2 matches against Sydney Roosters.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won by a combined 86-24 in the last 2 matches against Sydney Roosters.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 10 of their last 11 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 9 of their last 11 matches by 13+ points.

Head to Head


The last 10 meetings have been evenly split with five wins each. The Rabbitohs have won the last two, a 60-8 win last September and a 26-16 victory in Round 3 this year.

Sydney Roosters Form


The Roosters made it six wins in the last seven matches when winning 40-22 against St George Illawarra Dragons to maintain their spot inside the top four.

It followed a nervy 21-20 victory over the Brisbane Broncos the previous week. Trent Robinson's side had gone down 20-14 to Penrith Panthers three weeks ago. 

Sydney Roosters Team News


Ex-Raiders star Brad Abbey is named on the wing for his first NRL appearance since 2018.

Lachlan Lam switches the centres to cover for head knock victim Adam Keighran with Nat Butcher also ruled out this week due to injury.

Egan Butcher and Sam Walker start with Ben Marschke and Naufahu Whyte added to the bench.

Sydney Roosters Team List


1. James Tedesco, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Lachlan Lam, 4. Joseph Manu, 5. Brad Abbey, 6. Drew Hutchison, 7. Sam Walker, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Sam Verrills, 10. Sio Siua Taukeiaho, 11. Egan Butcher, 12. Sitili Tupouniua, 13. ​Isaac Liu, 14. Ben Marschke, 15. Naufahu Whyte, 16. Fletcher Baker, 17. Ben Thomas, 18. Moala Graham-Taufa, 19. Tuku Hau Tapuha, 20. Daniel Suluka-Fifita

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


The Rabbitohs' 10-game winning run was brought to an end last week as they lost 25-12 to the Penrith Panthers in what was effectively a top two shootout.

Wayne Bennett's side saw their free-scoring attack blunted by the Panthers on a frustrating night for Souths.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Keaon Koloamatangi begins a two-game ban with Jaydn Su'A coming into the forward line.

Josh Mansour is out with a knee injury, so Jaxson Paulo starts on the wing. Liam Knight makes his return among the reserves.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


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

Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

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

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs live stream.

What time does Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs start?

The match is being played at Suncorp Stadium 7.55pm AEDT on Saturday, August 27.

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Verdict

The Rabbitohs' top two hopes suffered a blow last week, but expect a reaction from Wayne Bennett's side. Souths are tipped to cover a -12.5 handicap.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs -12.5 Handicap $1.91 at Sportsbet - 3 Units

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