South Sydney Rabbitohs vs New Zealand Warriors NRL Tips, Predictions and Match Preview - Souths to continue dominant record over Warriors

Andrew Hendrie 11 Apr 2019
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs face New Zealand Warriors in Round 5 of the NRL on Saturday
  • Souths have won eight of their last nine meetings
Rabbitohs face Warriors on Saturday (PA Images)

South Sydney Rabbitohs look to return to the winners circle on Saturday when they take on the New Zealand Warriors in NRL Round 5 action.

Rabbitohs vs Warriors kicks off at 3.00pm AEST at Sunshine Coast Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports in Australia.

Prediction

Match Preview


Wayne Bennett will want an immediate response from his Rabbitohs outfit when they square off against the unpredictable Warriors in the first of three games on Super Saturday.

Souths lost their first game of the season last week when they went down 13-12 to Manly at Lottoland - a performance that followed a scrappy win over the bottom-placed Titans the previous round.

After a lightning start to the season in which they toppled minor premiers the Roosters and rivals St George Illawarra, the Rabbitohs risk being dragged back into the pack if they fail to topple the Warriors on Saturday.

There’s still no sign of a Greg Inglis return for Souths, with Bennett deciding to elevate Kyle Turner into the centres, while Liam Knight returns from suspension on the bench.

Meanwhile, the Warriors returned to winning ways last week when they easily accounted for the Titans by a 26-10 scoreline.

It was a much-needed victory for the Warriors, who after a big win over Canterbury to launch the season, conceded 34 points to the Tigers and 46 to the Sea Eagles. The first month of the season is a perfect illustration of just how inconsistent the Warriors are.

Sam Lisone returns from suspension for the Warriors to strengthen their bench, replacing Ligi Sao.

Souths have been the dominant team in this match-up recently, winning eight of their last nine meetings, while the last six of those have been by a 13+ margin. The Warriors haven’t had much luck against a disciplined and structured side, and Bennett won’t allow another lacklustre display from his side. Expect Souths to bounce back strongly.

Match Odds


South Sydney Rabbitohs - $1.33
New Zealand Warriors - $3.30

Stats


  • Souths have won eight of their last nine meetings
  • Rabbitohs’ last six wins over Warriors have been by a 13+ margin
  • Souths won 30-10 in their last clash in R12 in 2018

Teams


Rabbitohs: 1. Alex Johnston 2. Corey Allen 3. Kyle Turner 4. Dane Gagai 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. George Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray. Interchange:14. Tevita Tatola 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Ethan Lowe 17. Liam Knight. Reserves: 18. Connor Tracey 19. Bayley Sironen 20. Rhys Kennedy 21. Jacob Gagan

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c) 2 David Fusitu’a 3 Peta Hiku 4 Solomone Kata 5 Ken Maumalo 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita 7 Blake Green 8 Agnatius Paasi 9 Karl Lawton 10 Leeson Ah Mau 11 Adam Blair 12 Tohu Harris 13 Lachlan Burr. Interchange: 14 Jazz Tevaga 15 Isaiah Papali’i 16 Bunty Afoa 16 Sam Lisone. Reserves: 18 Ligi Sao 20 Gerard Beale 21 Adam Keighran 22 Issac Luke

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