Defending NRL Premiers South Sydney Rabbitohs host Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on Thursday with their spot in the top four under serious threat. This match represents the first regular season home game the Rabbitohs have played at Moore Park in a decade, having been based there for nearly 2o years from the late 1980’s.
Following their loss to the Bulldogs in round 24 Souths are now anxiously looking over the shoulder at the Sharks, Storm and Bulldogs who are all waiting to capitalise on any further stumbles.
The Rabbitohs have been dealt a blow in the build-up to the game with news that star fullback Greg Inglis underwent surgery this week on a troublesome knee injury. The injury will keep Inglis out for two weeks at least, with Alex Johnston set to deputise in the number 1 jersey. The Rabbitohs are boosted by the returns of Isaac Luke and Luke Keary from suspension.
Brisbane are back at Allianz Stadium for the second time in a week after their narrow loss to the Roosters on Saturday night. The Broncos are locked in a three-way battle with the Roosters and Cowboys for the Minor Premiership, and with all three teams level on points there is no margin for error. The Broncos also face the prospect of missing out on a home game in the first week of the finals should they slip to another defeat in Sydney.
Thursday 27th August, Allianz Stadium Moore Park 19:45
South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos
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