SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 19: A Souths player looks on during the NRL Charity Shield match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on February 19, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

LATE MAIL: The Dragons and Rabbitohs have confirmed their teams for tonight’s Charity Shield match, with South Sydney fans no doubt excited by the late changes.

Who are you tipping to win?

Dragons Team

  1. Matt Dufty
  2. Nene Macdonald
  3. Euan Aitken
  4. Tim Lafai
  5. Jason Nightingale
  6. Gareth Widdop (c)
  7. Ben Hunt
  8. James Graham
  9. Cameron McInnes
  10. Paul Vaughan
  11. Tyson Frizell
  12. Luciano Leilua
  13. Jack de Belin
  14. Kurt Mann
  15. Jeremy Latimore
  16. Leeson Ah Mau
  17. Tariq Sims
  18. Hame Sele
  19. Josh Kerr
  20. Zac Lomax
  21. Reece Robson
  22. Darren Nicholls

Rabbitohs Team

  1. Alex Johnston
  2. Richard Kennar
  3. Greg Inglis
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Robert Jennings
  6. Cody Walker
  7. Adam Doueihi
  8. Thomas Burgess
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Mark Nicholls
  11. John Sutton
  12. Tyrell Fuimaono
  13. Sam Burgess
  14. Hymel Hunt
  15. Robbie Farah
  16. Jason Clark
  17. George Burgess
  18. Junior Tatola
  19. Dean Britt
  20. Braidon Burns
  21. Jacob Gagan
  22. Zane Musgrove
  23. Angus Crichton


  1. I don’t follow the Dragons so I am not sure if all of their players got a run tonight but I know all of Souths players did, and it was good to see some of the new signings and juniors getting a run.

    Both sides played well but it’s hard when players are running on and off the field. The worst part of the game, in my opinion, was some strange calls by the referee. Only one penalty for an incorrect play the ball? He must have been watching a different game than I was.

    • I do know that the Souths players definitely not only made an attempt to play the ball but they actually did get their foot onto the ball.
      The Dragons, one was blatant and was penalised and one was a drop ball in the act of playing it, a scrum, good call.
      Maybe 2 or 3 others could have been pulled up but overall pretty good.

      My main concern is that Souths were penalised 4 times for offside to the Dragons 1 yet the Dragons were jumping early all night and were allowed to get away with it.

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