2021 NRL – South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights taking place? Saturday 12th June, 2021 – 08:30 (UK)

Where is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights taking place? Stadium Australia, Sydney

Where can I get tickets for South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights? Click here for ticket information on 2021 NRL matches

What channel is South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights on? Sky Sports Arena will be televising selected NRL games in the UK and you can find their schedule here. For Australian broadcasters, you can find a list here

Where can I stream South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Newcastle Knights? If televised on Sky Sports, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go. Alternatively, the match will be available to subscribers of Watch NRL

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Starting 13: Mitchell, Johnston, Burns, Graham, Milne, Walker, Reynolds, Nicholls, Marshall, Tatola, Koloamatangi, Host, Sele – Interchanges: Su’A, Burgess – Reserves: Knight, Mago, Taaffe, Mamouzelos

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Starting 13: Hoy, Tuala, Mann, Best, Young, Clifford, Crossland, J. Saifiti, Brailey, D. Saifiti, Jones, Fitzgibbon, Barnett – Interchanges: Watson, Sue, King, Johns – Reserves: Shibasaki, Croker

THE PREDICTION

This is a one-sided match on paper between the Rabbitohs and the Knights as the hosts are heavily favoured but the recent participation of a number of their players in the midweek Origin game could impact them. They have rested a couple of starters and will likely be cautious with the minutes of key men such as Latrell Mitchell so the -16 point handicap may be tough for them to overcome. The Knights however are coming off a 4-40 loss to the Eels and even with the Rabbitohs under-strength, they should still have far too much quality for them. Whether they beat the handicap though is another question.

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