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Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions & Tips - Panthers to edge Grand Final rematch

31 Mar 2022
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Gary Emmerson 31 Mar 2022
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  • Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs tips for Friday's NRL Round 4 match
  • The game is being played at BlueBet Stadium (10:05 BST)
  • The Panthers beat the Rabbitohs in last year's Grand Final
  • Will it be another Penrith victory?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Nathan Cleary returns for the Panthers against the Rabbitohs (Getty Images)

Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions


The Rabbitohs burst into life last week to set this up as a blockbuster. The Panthers are strong at home, however, and have had the measure of Souths. They can maintain their unbeaten start with Nathan Cleary back on deck.
  • Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Penrith Panthers Form
  • Penrith Panthers Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Form
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List
  • Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

  • Penrith Panthers have won 11 of their last 12 matches.
  • Penrith Panthers have won 6 of their last 7 matches against South Sydney Rabbitohs.
  • Penrith Panthers and South Sydney Rabbitohs have seen a 1-6 point winning margin in their last 2 matches.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.

Head to Head


These two sides met four times last season with the Panthers winning 56-12 and 25-12 in the regular season and 14-12 in the Grand Final.

The Rabbitohs upset the Panthers in the Qualifying Final in week one of the finals, winning 16-10.

Penrith Panthers Form


The Panthers have made the perfect start to their premiership defence with three wins from three.

They were 28-6 winners over Manly Sea Eagles in Round 1 before grinding out a 20-16 victory over St George Illawarra Dragons the following week.

In Bathurst last week, the Panthers had to pull out their best again to get the better of Newcastle Knights 38-20.

Penrith Panthers Team News


Nathan Cleary returns for the first time this season following shoulder surgery in what is a huge in for the Panthers.

Chris Smith is ruled out due to HIA protocols, so Scott Sorensen comes into the starting line-up and Lindsay Smith onto the interchange.

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Izack Tago 4. Stephen Crichton 5. Taylan May 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Matt Eisenhuth 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Spencer Leniu 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Scott Sorensen 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Mitch Kenny 15. J’maine Hopgood 16. Lindsay Smith 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Robert Jennings 19. Liam Martin 20. Soni Luke 21. Eddie Blacker 22. Christian Crichton 23. Kurt Falls 24. James Fisher-Harris

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


The Rabbitohs were facing up to a 0-3 start, but produced the goods to defeat Sydney Roosters 28-16 last weekend.

New coach Jason Demetriou had seen his side lose 11-4 to Brisbane Broncos in Round 1 and 15-14 on golden point to Melbourne Storm in Round 2.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


After finally clicking into top gear last week, the Rabbitohs are unchanged.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Taane Milne 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Mark Nicholls 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Jacob Host 15. Siliva Havili 16. Thomas Burgess 17. Liam Knight 18. Blake Taaffe 19. Davvy Moale 20. Josh Mansour 21. Richard Kennar 22. Dean Hawkins 23. Isaiah Tass 24. Peter Mamouzelos

Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs FAQs

Where can I watch the Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs live stream.

What time does Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs start?

The match kicks off at 10:05 BST on Friday, April 1.

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Verdict

Just two points separated these sides in the Grand Final and six points in the Qualifying Final last year. Another tight affair is predicted with Penrith edging victory at home.

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