Rabbitohs To Avoid Three Straight Losses

Image courtesy of dailytelegraph.com.au, Photo: Mark Evans
Souths will miss Isaac Luke through long-term injury. Image courtesy of dailytelegraph.com.au, Photo: Mark Evans

Rabbitohs v Raiders
Sunday, March 30 – 1.05pm (AEST) 
ANZ Stadium

Form guide:

Rabs: WLL
Raids: LWL

Things you need to know:
Issac Luke (shoulder) is gone for a couple of months. His place is taken by Apisai Koroisau. Dylan Walker and Chris McQueen are back. Raiders winger Edrick Lee (foot) is gone for the season, with Bill Tupou getting first crack at his spot. Shaun Fensom returns from suspension.

Reason to watch:
To witness Ricky Stuart turn himself inside out and beetroot red trying to ride the Raiders home. Ricky says he is a lot calmer these days, which is true - if you compare him to a tornado.

Reason to turn away:
With only two wins between them, it's hardly been an auspicious start to the season for either club. The Bunnies were awful in the shock loss to the Tigers while the Raiders weren't much better in succumbing to the Titans at home.

Say what:
"They're big and aggressive and they really stick it to other forward packs. We'll see what worked for the Tigers and have a look at that.'' – Canberra prop Brett White hints the Raiders will stick it to the Bunnies forwards, both physically and verbally.

Final word:
Both teams are still well off their best and there is more than a hint of desperation about this clash, even if we are only a month into the season. But at home you'd have to expect the Bunnies to bounce back from last week's horror show and see Canberra off fairly comfortably. Souths by 12

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