16
26
FULL TIME
2019-03-15T08:55:00Z
Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 24,527
16
26
FULL TIME
2019-03-15T08:55:00Z
Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 24,527

Preview

Team News: Brett Morris will line-up on the right wing while recruit Angus Crichton will start from the bench following off-season shoulder surgery. The Rabbitohs have a new look back five, with Greg Inglis shifting to the right centre spot, Braidon Burns at left centre and Dane Gagai shifting to the wing. Cameron Murray starts at lock with Sam Burgess on the right edge, with club debutants Ethan Lowe and Liam Knight named on the bench alongside NRL debutant Corey Allan.

Prediction: The NRL’s longest rivalry gets going again in this one, with the premiers looking to defend their title on their new home ground, the SCG. Angus Crichton will take on his former side for the first time, but the bigger headline will be the dawn of the Wayne Bennett era in Redfern. How he changes the Rabbitohs’ attack and defensive game will be huge, but the style won’t be perfected yet. Inglis vs. Mitchell will be a huge match up, but it’s the level headed Chooks that will narrowly get home in this one, with 77% of tipsters backing the reigning premiers to start 1-0. Roosters by 1.

Previous 5 Games

Roosters

DATE OPP RESULT
30/9/18StormW 21 - 6
22/9/18RabbitohsW 12 - 4
8/9/18SharksW 21 - 12
1/9/18EelsW 10 - 44
25/8/18BroncosL 8 - 22

Rabbitohs

DATE OPP RESULT
22/9/18RoostersL 12 - 4
15/9/18DragonsW 13 - 12
7/9/18StormL 29 - 28
30/8/18Wests TigersW 51 - 10
25/8/18RaidersL 24 - 12
 

Team Line-Ups

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Roosters   Rabbitohs
3 Tries 5
2 Conversions 3
0 Penalty Goals 0
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Roosters   Rabbitohs
139 All Runs 190
1,269 All Run Metres 1,624
5 Line Breaks 2
10 Offloads 7

Defense

Roosters   Rabbitohs
468 Kick Metres 489
0 40/20 0
381 Tackles 268
27 Missed Tackles 21

Discipline

Roosters   Rabbitohs
6 Penalties Conceded 3
15 Errors 11
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Match Summary


Roosters

Rabbitohs

3TRIES5
Jake Friend 22'
Mitchell Aubusson 32'
Daniel Tupou 76'
 Cameron Murray 10'
Sam Burgess 26'
Campbell Graham 47'
Cody Walker 58'
Alex Johnston 67'
2/3CONVERSIONS3/5
Latrell Mitchell 23'
Latrell Mitchell 34'
 Adam Reynolds 11'
Adam Reynolds 60'
Adam Reynolds 69'
12HALF TIME10