Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips and Odds – NRL 2021

GIO Stadium will play host to Thursday's Round 8 NRL game between Canberra Raiders and South Sydney Rabbitohs. The game kicks off at 7:50 pm with South Sydney Rabbitohs heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Canberra Raiders vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Thursday April 29, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Where: GIO Stadium

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Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Odds

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview

The Canberra Raiders are in a rut. They’ve lost three on the bounce with Round 7’s 26-24 capitulation against the Cowboys the worst of all. Meanwhile, the South Sydney Rabbitohs took the opposite route in their performance last week to come back and stun the Titans 40-30.

Ricky Stuart has made the strange decision of resting Josh Papalii for this one. Joseph Tapine joins the bench while Sebastian Kris and Bailey Simonnson also make the starting side. Jarrod Croker is out. Unsurprisingly, Wayne Bennett has named the same 17 for this week.

We’ve seen enough glimpses out of the Raiders to be hopeful of a close game, but the Rabbitohs look too good at the moment. Marshall is a perfect temporary #6 and Cory Walker fills Latrell Mitchell’s role well enough that the attack runs largely the same. Papalii’s ‘resting’ gives Souths a significant advantage through the middle, which given Canberra’s struggles in attack, could determine the game. It’s difficult to see the Raiders scoring enough points to keep this one close.

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Canberra Raiders
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We're tipping Canberra Raiders to win at $2.75 odds.

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Jordan Rapana
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Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Teams

Raiders team: 1. Caleb Aekins 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Sebastian Kris 4. Curtis Scott 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. George Williams 8. Ryan James 9. Tom Starling 10. Emre Guler 11. Corey Harawira-Naera 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Siliva Havili 15. Joseph Tapine 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Hudson Young 18. Matthew Timoko 19. Iosia Soliola 20. Matt Frawley 21. Dunamis Lui

Rabbitohs team: 1. Cody Walker 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Benji Marshall 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Mark Nicholls 15. Liam Knight 16. Jacob Host 17. Jai Arrow 18. Steven Marsters 19. Hame Sele 20. Patrick Mago 21. Dean Hawkins