South Sydney Rabbitohs
BRAD WALTER Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.
JON TUXWORTH Canberra coach Ricky Stuart labelled his side’s basic errors of ‘’Queensland or NSW Cup standard’’ as the Raiders’ wooden spoon odds shortened with a 34-18 home loss to South Sydney on Monday.
LEE GASKIN The Raiders take on the Rabbitohs at GIO Stadium in Canberra from 7pm, Monday.
Steve Zemek George Burgess is determined to take advantage of the last chance to win an NRL title with his brothers.
JON TUXWORTH Canberra Raiders prop Paul Vaughan has challenged the side.
CHRIS BOULOUS South Sydney broke a 7042 day losing drought at Parramatta – and the Eels' finals chances – with a clinical 32-12 win last night at Pirtek Stadium.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS South Sydney have been boosted by the inclusion of Adam Reynolds, who has overcome a knee injury and will play against Parramatta on Friday night.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Told he was too small to play for Parramatta, Luke Keary will have the chance to show the Eels what they missed out on when he takes them on for South Sydney on Friday night.
Adam Pengilly His side were the beneficiaries from a penalty count which flirted with a record in the modern era, but Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire was still lamenting the refereeing after South Sydney stumbled to a shock loss to NRL strugglers Gold Coast.
Adam Pengilly Penalties kept pace with points, both sides finished with near empty benches and the Gold Coast Titans limped to a win thought scarcely imaginable in a whistle-fest at ANZ Stadium on Monday night.
DANIEL LANE When South Sydney's Alex Johnston opposes his older cousin, and Gold Coast centre, James Roberts at ANZ Stadium on Monday, it should be yet another lesson in the talented three-quarter's early education as an NRL first-grader.
STEVE MASCORD Chris McQueen is almost certainly out of Queensland's Origin III side with a syndesmosis injury to an ankle.
STEVE MASCORD .Johnathan Thurston claimed North Queensland were punished because he didn't take a dive as the Cowboys staved off a determined South Sydney comeback.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds has played down speculation he is about to be shown the door from the club despite an abundance of halves contracted at South Sydney next year.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS A quiet word from a rookie Rabbitohs teammate has inspired Sam Burgess to forfeit boozy nights and shun the spotlight as he looks to end his South Sydney stint on a high.
James MacSmith South Sydney enforcer Sam Burgess is confident he's controlling his temper better as he zeroes in on ending the Rabbitohs' five-decade long premiership drought in his final NRL season.
BRAD WALTER Alex Johnston once played the role of a young Greg Inglis in an NRL television commercial and on Friday night the South Sydney rookie again emulated the absent superstar when he raced 65 metres from dummy half to score the decisive try in another courageous win by the injury hit Rabbitohs team.
CHRIS BARRETT Adam Reynolds knows he must make a case that is impossible to ignore for his own ascent to the Origin arena.
MAX PRESNELL Just when South Sydney spirit was just a vague memory, the Bunnies again became the Mighty Rabbits.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS Greg Inglis is in doubt for Origin II but his life was put into perspective last week after the premature birth of his first child.
Queensland's bid to win a ninth straight State of Origin title took another blow on Saturday night when star back Greg Inglis injured his ankle in South Sydney's 34-18 NRL win over the NZ Warriors in Perth.
DANIEL LANE South Sydney forward Sam Burgess makes it clear he is focused on seeing his job through for the Rabbitohs, despite the excitement of the challenge that awaits him to make next year's England rugby union World Cup squad.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS nib Stadium, Perth, Sunday 9.30pm (AEST)
MICHAEL CHAMMAS South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has no doubt Dylan Walker is a future Origin player, but believes he wouldn't be out of his depth if he earned a shock call up for the Blues for game two.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS They had a new coach, a new centre and a new fullback, but it was the same old sorry story for St George Illawarra against South Sydney on Monday night.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor could provide Laurie Daley with some food for thought, mulling over moving Josh Dugan to right centre for Monday night's clash against South Sydney.
DANIEL LANE Former Canterbury hardman Peter Kelly says Souths need rugby-bound Sam Burgess to tap into last season’s form to help keep their premiership dream alive.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS at ANZ Stadium, Sunday 7.00pm.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS South Sydney are expected to welcome back hooker Issac Luke for next Monday's clash with St George Illawarra, leaving coach Michael Maguire with a dilemma over what to do with his dummy half rotation.