Teams named for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Sydney Roosters, Round 6, 2016

Sydney Roosters

Robbo’s probably going to persist with the Guerra-at-five-eight experiment, at least until Mitchell Pearce comes back — he’s named the same squad as last week but in the past two weeks has pulled the last minute change of shifting Aidan to the halves with Niko to the Bench and Isaac Liu to start in the back row.

This is the club’s second five day turnaround in the space of the past four rounds. At least this one is in Sydney, though against a club that has had the benefit of eight days’ rest following a bruising encounter against the Manly Sea Eagles last Thursday.

1 Latrell Mitchell
2 Daniel Tupou
3 Brendan Elliot
4 Blake Ferguson
5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
6 Jayden Nikorima
7 Jackson Hastings
8 Sam Moa
9 Jake Friend (c)
10 Dylan Napa
11 Mitchell Aubusson
12 Aidan Guerra

13 Sio Siua Taukeiaho

14 Isaac Liu

15 Kane Evans
16 Mitchell Frei
17 Eloni Vunakece
24 Abraham Papalii

Coach: Trent Robinson

South Sydney Rabbitohs

Bryson Goodwin returns for a Bunnies squad that downed the Sea Eagles by four last Thursday, shifting Kirisome Auva’a to the centres.

They led Manly 16-nil but almost surrendered it at the end. They’ve been hit-and-miss since losing Adam Reynolds in round one against the Roosters, having lost two straight in the games prior to last week’s away win — including a 42-12 shellacking from the Dogs on Easter and an 8-6 loss to the Dragons in which Greg Inglis famously tried to kick a field goal to win a game in which they were down two. Classic stuff.

1 Greg Inglis (c)
2 Bryson Goodwin
3 Kirisome Auva’a
4 Hymel Hunt
5 Aaron Gray
6 Cody Walker
7 Luke Keary
8 George Burgess
9 Cameron McInnes
10 Sam Burgess
11 Chris Grevsmuhl
12 Kyle Turner
13 Nathan Brown

14 Damien Cook
15 Jason Clark
16 David Tyrrell
17 Thomas Burgess
18 Paul Carter
19 Michael Oldfield

Coach: Michael Maguire


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