We take a look at Friday evenings (30/8/2019) NRL 2019 Week 24 match is between the New Zealand Warriors and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The Warriors will host the Rabbitohs but it is the Souths who go in as the short priced favourites.
When: Friday August 30th, 6:00pm
Where: Mt Smart Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Souths snatched an emotional and important win against the Broncos last weekend, but will need to win their final two games to stand a chance of finishing in the top four.
They travel to Auckland to play a Warriors side that has been thumped in recent weeks. A 42-6 loss to the Roosters was followed by a 42-16 loss at Cronulla to end their season.
Kodi Nikorima is back in the halves for the Warriors in a welcome boost, while the Bunnies also boost some significant ins. Alex Johnston, Ethan Lowe, Kyle Turner and Sam Burgess have all been named in the starting 17.
Souths have won six of their past seven games against New Zealand, including a 28-24 win at the Sunshine Coast earlier this season. That victory came thanks to some Cody Walker brilliance, with the five-eighth scoring four tries and Souths running in the last 16 points to win.
The Bunnies are 7-4 on the road in 2019, but just 5-1-5 against the handicap. The Warriors are 12-10 against the line overall, but 5-6 at home.
The Wolf thinks they’ll have it much easier this time around. The Warriors have pulled up stumps for the season and Souths need all the points they can get to overtake the Sea Eagles and Raiders in the standings. Souths to win by double digits.
Tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs at $1.45
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Corey Allan at $8.50
Warriors: 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papalii 13. Jazz Tevaga 14. Lachlan Burr 15. Sam Lisone 16. Ligi Sao 17. Chanel Harris-Tavita 18. Bunty Afoa 20. Blake Ayshford 21. Adam Keighran 22. Adam Pompey
Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray 14. Tevita Tatola 15. Kyle Turner 16. Ethan Lowe 17. Mark Nicholls 18. Tom Amone 19. Dean Britt 20. Bayley Sironen 21. Mawene Hiroti
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change