Souths v Wests Tigers

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Souths will be without Australian representative Greg Inglis for their round 21 clash against the Wests Tigers on Sunday afternoon. The Rabbitohs have attracted large amount of media attention this week after Inglis was rubbed out for three weeks for his carless shoulder charge on the Dragons Dean Young. Wests coach Tim Sheens has his fair share of selection headaches leading into the must-win game with Tim Moltzen, Chris Lawrence and Ben Murdoch-Masila all rubbed out with injuries after last week’s loss to the Cowboys leaving some major holes in the Tigers starting line-up.

History – The Tigers will be hoping to erase their round five golden point defeat to the Rabbitohs when Greg Inglis slotted a field goal to seal a 17-16 win for the Bunnies. The Rabbitohs boast an impressive record against the Tigers winning xis of the past eight games. Wests are struggling to find from at ANZ Stadium recording just one win from their past five games.

Dangermen – Souths rookie winger Andrew Everingham continues to improve for the Bunnies and leads their try scorer’s list with thirteen for the season. Wests winger Beau Ryan had a disappointing night against the Cowboys last weekend, expect him to bounce back with a solid performance against the Rabbitohs.

Prediction – the injury-ravaged Wests Tigers season is on the brink of destruction and they need to win this clash to keep their finals aspirations alive however it’s hard to see them upsetting the Rabbitohs. The Bunnies are on fire with their sights fully set on a top for finish. Rabbitohs 13+ .

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