Rabbitohs team for Eels clash
South Sydney are pleased to announce their teams to take on Parramatta in round 25 of the being played this Sunday 26 August at 3pm at ANZ Stadium.by NRL
South Sydney are pleased to announce their teams to take on Parramatta in round 25 of the being played this Sunday 26 August at 3pm at ANZ Stadium.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire has named co-captain Roy Asotasi in and Nathan Peats at hooker in a new-look front row for this Sunday's 'Australian Defence Force Challenge'. Luke Burgess will shift onto a six-man interchange bench and Issac Luke will play for the North Sydney Bears in the NSW Cup.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs and ANZ Stadium are dedicating their final home game of the season to the brave men and women of the Australian Defence Force who are serving in Australia and on operations and peace keeping missions overseas, as they take on the Parramatta Eels in the 'Australian Defence Force Challenge' on Sunday 26 August at 3pm at ANZ Stadium.
Thousands of Australian Defence Force and Peacekeeping personnel and their families will be invited to attend the Rabbitohs vs Eels match free of charge to help recognise their contribution to security and stability around the world.
In conjunction with celebrating the career of retiring Rabbitohs prop Scott Geddes, plus other players who are departing the Club at the end of the season, special video messages from troops deployed around the globe will be played on the big screens at ANZ Stadium, including messages of support from key Rabbitohs players.
The Navy Ceremonial Marching Band will be performing on the day, including the Australian National Anthem just before kick off.
The match ball will also be delivered by a Sea Hawk Helicopter, and will be presented to the Vice Chief of the Defence Force and proud Rabbitohs supporter, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, on the turf at ANZ Stadium.
Volunteer Australian Defence Force and Peacekeeping personnel will be taking up a gold coin collection at the gates on game day to help raise funds for the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial which will be situated in Canberra.
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS v PARRAMATTA EELS at ANZ Stadium, 3.00pm
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Phil Haines
RABBITOHS: Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Matt King [c], Dylan Farrell, Andrew Everingham, John Sutton [c], Adam Reynolds, Sam Burgess [c], Nathan Peats, Roy Asotasi, Chris McQueen, Dave Taylor, Michael Crocker [c]. Subs: Justin Hunt, Luke Burgess, Eddy Pettybourne, Ben Lowe, Jason Clark, Dave Tyrrell (two to be omitted).
EELS: Jake Mullaney, Luke Burt, Ryan Morgan, Cheyse Blair, Ken Sio, Ben Roberts, Chris Sandow, Tim Mannah, Nathan Smith, Fuifui Moimoi, Nathan Hindmarsh [c], Justin Horo, Reni Maitua. Subs: Joseph Paulo, Matthew Ryan, Justin Poore, Taniela Lasalo.
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