How to watch South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers NRL live and match preview
The surging Rabbitohs will be chasing a fifth straight victory when they take on the disappointing Tigers.
Rabbitohs vs Tigers pits two teams together heading in opposite directions so far in 2021. South Sydney are riding a four-game winning run that has carried them to third on the ladder. Despite his uncertain future, half Adam Reynolds has been superb to date.
The Tigers meanwhile are leaking far too many points, conceding an average of 35 in their 4 losses this season to rank 13th in defence. Even in their only win, against the Knights, they surrendered 20 points.
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers kick-off time
The Rabbitohs host the Tigers at Stadium Australia from 5:30pm AEST on Saturday 17 April. Check out the NRL draw here.
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Only two of South Sydney's next seven matches are being shown on free-to-air TV. It's a similar story at the Tigers. Including this game, 5 of their next 6 won't be on Channel 9.
That means supporters of either club should try out the 14-day Kayo free trial or look for a Kayo voucher code.
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Souths vs Wests Tigers match preview
We just can't see the rampant Rabbitohs losing this match, especially with gun playmaker Cody Walker back from suspension. The combinations he forms with Reynolds, hooker Damien Cook and in-form fullback Latrell Mitchell have been tearing opposition defences apart for the past four weeks.
Reynolds is also likely to get the better of opposition half Luke Brooks, judging by their comparative seasons to date. Reynolds leads the way in tries (3-0), try assists (7-1), line-break assists (3-0) and offloads (6-1). Brooks is among the Tigers under the most pressure due to such an uninspiring start to the year.
Tigers coach Michael Maguire has dumped hooker Jacob Liddle as he tried to revitalise his side, blooding Jake Simpkin instead. Former Eel Stefano Utoikamanu also comes into the starting side at the expense of prop Zane Musgrave.
Yet we don't think these changes will be enough for the Tigers to be competitive. The Rabbitohs are running hot in attack and the Tigers are weak in defence, a combination that points squarely to a comfortable win by the Bunnies.
Rabbitohs vs Wests Tigers team lists
Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Jacob Host 12. Jaydn Su'A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 17. Jai Arrow 19. Liam Knight 16. Patrick Mago 21. Jaxson Paulo
Tigers team: 1. Daine Laurie 2. David Nofoaluma 3. James Roberts 4. Asu Kepaoa 5. Tommy Talau 6. Adam Doueihi 7. Luke Brooks 8. James Tamou 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Stefano Utoikamanu 11. Joe Ofahengaue 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Alex Twal 14. Moses Mbye 15. Luke Garner 16. Thomas Mikaele 17. Zane Musgrove 19. Alex Seyfarth 21. Michael Chee-Kam
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