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Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions & Tips - Rabbitohs to Bounce Back in the NRL

  • Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs predictions for Saturday’s NRL game
  • The Round 10 clash is being played at 8.30am BST at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane
  • South Sydney have scored 34+ points in 4 of their last 6 games
  • Cronulla Sharks have conceded 40+ points in their last 2 games
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston has scored 24 tries in his last 20 games (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 13 May 2021
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Cronulla Sharks vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Predictions


South Sydney have scored plenty of points in recent weeks with the Sharks conceding 88 points in their last two games. Expect the Rabbitohs to cover the 8 point line with Alex Johnston to score the first try.

  • Cronulla Sharks have lost their last 5 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have lost 7 of their last 8 games.
  • Cronulla Sharks have conceded 40+ points in their last 2 games
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have won 7 of their last 8 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs have scored 34+ points in 4 of their last 6 games.
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Alex Johnston has scored 24 tries in his last 20 games.

Head to Head


Cronulla Sharks have a 50-44 advantage against South Sydney Rabbitohs with 3 draws in 97 games.

Cronulla Sharks Form


Cronulla have lost their last five games and seven of their last eight. They went down 26-18 against the Roosters and 26-22 against the Knights after giving up late leads.

Josh Hannay’s side then lost 18-12 against Canterbury after they fell 18-0 behind. It was the Bulldogs’ only win this season

There were encouraging signs in Melbourne, leading 8-6 at half time before the Storm ran away with a 40-14 win.

Cronulla took on Penrith last week and suffered a 48-0 thrashing. They completed 70% of their sets, missed 45 tackles and made 11 errors.

Cronulla Sharks Injuries & Team News


Five-eighth Shaun Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out in what would have been his 200th NRL game. Matt Moylan should partner Chad Townsend in the halves with Braydon Trindall onto the interchange bench.

Jesse Ramien (eye socket) will miss 4-6 weeks with Josh Dugan returning to the centres. Braden Hamlin-Uele (ankle) is out for 6-7 weeks.

Andrew Fifita (suspension) has been named on the bench and will play his first NRL game of the season.

Cronulla Sharks Line Up


1. Will Kennedy
2. Mawene Hiroti
3. Josh Dugan
4. Will Chambers
5. Connor Tracey
6. Matt Moylan
7. Chad Townsend
8. Aiden Tolman
9. Blayke Brailey
10. Aaron Woods
11. Briton Nikora
12. Wade Graham
13. Toby Rudolf

Interchange

14. Braydon Trindall
15. Teig Wilton
16. Jack Williams
17. Andrew Fifita

Reserves

18. tbc
19. Billy Magoulias
20. Franklin Pele
21. Jensen Taumoepeau

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form


South Sydney started their season with a 26-18 defeat against Melbourne. They responded by winning seven straight, averaging 31 points a game.

The Rabbitohs completed their winning run by beating Gold Coast 40-30 before a 34-20 win in Canberra.

Wayne Bennett’s side had a number of players missing last week and suffered a 50-0 defeat to Melbourne. Their right edge had a horror show, the Rabbits completing 68% of their sets, missing 29 tackles and making 11 errors. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs Injuries & Team News


Adam Reynolds (thumb) has been named at halfback. Cody Walker moves back to fullback with Alex Johnson on the wing.

Taane Milne makes his club debut on the wing with Josh Mansour (hamstring) expected back next week. Dane Gagai moves back into the centres with Steven Marsters dropped.

Cameron Murray (ankle), Tautau Moga (suspension), Campbell Graham (hand) and Jaxson Paulo (wrist) are all out.

Latrell Mitchell (suspension) remains sidelined for another week.

Jacob Host (quad) is out for 2-3 weeks. Jai Arrow has reverted to the bench with Liam Knight starting at lock.

Hame Sele comes into the 17 for the first time this season.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Line Up


1. Cody Walker
2. Alex Johnston
3. Dane Gagai
4. Braidon Burns
5. Taane Milne
6. Benji Marshall
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Tom Burgess
9. Damien Cook
10. Tevita Tatola
11. Keoan Koloamatangi
12. Jaydn Su'a
13. Liam Knight

Interchange

14. Mark Nicholls
15. Hame Sele
16. Jed Cartwright
17. Jai Arrow

Reserves

18. Troy Dargan
19. Patrick Mago
20. Dean Hawkins
21. Steven Marsters
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Verdict

South Sydney and Cronulla Sharks are coming off heavy defeats. The Rabbitohs are better placed to bounce back with Alex Johnston tipped to score the first try.

Best Bet: Rabbitohs -8 Handicap @105.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Alex Johnston First Tryscorer @700.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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