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18 Aug 2022
Conrad Castleton 18 Aug 2022
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  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers predictions for Thursday’s NRL game
  • The Round 23 clash is being played at Accor Stadium (10:50 BST)
  • Penrith have lost by 16+ points in 2 of their 3 games
  • Can the Rabbitohs continue their red-hot form?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team lists
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South Sydney have won 6 of their last 7 games (Getty)

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers Predictions


South Sydney are in great form and will smell blood in the water against a depleted Penrith side. The Rabbitohs are backed to win with Alex Johnston continuing to score.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Form
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Injuries & Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List
  • Penrith Panthers Form
  • Penrith Panthers Injuries & Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers Live Stream FAQ

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 6 of their last 7 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won by 26+ points in their last 2 games.
  • South Sydney’s Alex Johnston has scored 19 tries in his last 11 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 13 of their last 15 games at Accor Stadium.
  • Penrith have lost by 16+ points in 2 of their 3 games.

Head to Head


South Sydney have a 47-20 record against Penrith with 1 draw in 90 games.

The Panthers have won 7 of their last 8 encounters including 26-12 in Round 4 this season.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney have won six of their last seven games to climb to 5th on the NRL ladder.

Jason Demetriou’s side won four straight before a 21-20 extra time defeat in Cronulla.  

The Rabbitohs bounced back with a 48-10 win against the Warriors on the Sunshine Coast. They backed up with a 26-0 win against Parramatta, making 8 line breaks and missing just 15 tackles.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Injuries & Team News


Latrell Mitchell (groin) has been named to start at fullback in a boost for the Bunnies. 

Campbell Graham (facial injury) returns in the centres with Jaxson Paulo shifting to the wing and Izaac Thompson dropping to the reserves. 

Lachlan Ilias (hamstring) has been named to start at halfback.

Tom Burgess (groin) and Jed Cartwright (hamstring) are due back next week.

Peter Mamouzelos (wrist), Kodi Nikorima (hamstring) and Michael Chee Kam (thumb) should return before the finals.

Jacob Host (shoulder) and Liam Knight (knee) are gone for the season.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List


1. Latrell Mitchell
2. Alex Johnston
3. Isaiah Tass 
4. Campbell Graham 
5. Jaxson Paulo  
6. Cody Walker
7. Lachlan Ilias  
8. Tevita Tatola
9. Damien Cook
10. Daniel Suluka-Fifita 
11. Keaon Koloamatangi
12. Jai Arrow
13. Cameron Murray

Interchange

14. Taane Milne 
15. Mark Nicholls
16. Siliva Havili
17. Hame Sele 

Reserves

18. Blake Taaffe
20. Davvy Moale 

Penrith Panthers Form


Penrith have won 17 of their opening 18 games this season.

Ivan Cleary’s side are coming off two defeats in three games, starting with a 34-10 defeat against Parramatta after Nathan Cleary was sent off in the 17th minute.

The Panthers bounced back with a 26-6 win in Canberra with Apisai Koroisau, Stephen Crichton, Dylan Edwards and Jaeman Salmon crossing for tries. 

Penrith are coming off a 16-0 home defeat to Melbourne. They completed 76% (35/46) of their sets, made just 1 line break and missed 49 tackles.

Penrith Panthers Injuries & Team News


Dylan Edwards (sternum) returns at fullback with Charlie Staines dropping to the bench. 

Taylan May (shoulder) comes back onti the wing which displaces Sunia Turuva. 

James Fisher-Harris (suspension) is out for another week.

Nathan Cleary (suspension) and Jarome Luai (knee) are out until the finals.

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards
20. Taylan May
3. Izack Tago
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Brian To'o 
6. Jaeman Salmon 
7. Sean O'Sullivan 
8. Moses Leota
9. Api Koroisau
10. Matt Eisenhuth
11. Viliame Kikau
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange

14. Mitch Kenny 
16. Spencer Leniu
17. Charlie Staines
19. J'maine Hopgood 

Reserves

2. Sunia Turuva  
21. Chris Smith

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Verdict

Souths are one of the form teams in the NRL and will fancy their chances against a wounded Panthers side. The Rabbitohs are backed to win with Alex Johnston scoring more tries.

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