2018 NRL season preview: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Yesterday, I began my 2018 National Rugby League (NRL) season preview series looking at the bottom four teams from the 2017 NRL season, with links to all of those appearing at the bottom of the page.

Today, I continue my previews by looking at the team who won a drought-breaking premiership in 2014, but have been heading downhill since, but are looking to rebound in 2018. I am talking about the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Roster

Adam Doueihi
Adam Reynolds
Alex Johnston
Braidon Burns
Campbell Graham
Cody Walker
Connor Tracey
Dane Gagai
Greg Inglis
Hymel Hunt
Jacob Gagan
Jesse Arthars
Mawene Hiroti
Richard Kennar
Robert Jennings
Tyrone Taukamo
Angus Crichton
Billy Brittain
Cameron Murray
Damien Cook
Dean Britt
George Burgess
Jason Clark
Jesse Martin
John Sutton
Joshua Cook
Ky Rodwell
Kyle Turner
Lucky Taavale
Mark Nicholls
Robbie Farah
Sam Burgess
Sam Johnstone
Siosifa Talakai
Tevita Tatola
Thomas Burgess
Tyrell Fuimaono
Vincent Leuluai
Zane Musgrove

Coach

Anthony Seibold

 

My 2018 Starting 17 Line-Up (Predicted)

1. Greg Inglis
2. Alex Johnston
3. Dane Gagai
4. Tyrell Fuimaono
5. Hymel Hunt
6. Cody Walker
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Thomas Burgess
9. Damien Cook
10. Zane Musgrove
11. John Sutton
12. Angus Crichton
13. Sam Burgess
14. Robbie Farah
15. Kyle Turner
16. George Burgess
17. Cameron Murray

Reserves

Outside Backs
Braidon Burns
Campbell Graham
Jacob Gagan
Mawene Hiroti
Richard Kennar
Robert Jennings
Siosifa Talakai
Tyrone Taukamo

Spine
Adam Doueihi
Connor Tracey
Jesse Arthars
Joshua Cook
Billy Brittain

Power Forwards
Jason Clark
Jesse Martin
Ky Rodwell
Mark Nicholls
Sam Johnstone
Tevita Tatola
Vincent Leuluai

Small Forwards
Dean Britt
Lucky Taavale

 

Ryan Eckford’s prediction (12th)

I am not quite sure what to think of the squad that the South Sydney Rabbitohs have put together for the 2018 NRL season!

Every area of Anthony Seibold’s team and squad as a collective looks good, but not good enough!

It will be wonderful to see the great Greg Inglis return from a Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in his knee, and the Rabbitohs have star players in Alex Johnston, Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds, Sam Burgess, Angus Crichton, John Sutton, and Robbie Farah, but overall I am not sure about them!

A question mark.

 

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