Saturday’s second NRL Round 19 match is between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:35 local time with the game to be played at ANZ Stadium. The away team Brisbane Broncos are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos.
When: 19:35 | Saturday 16/07/2016
Where: ANZ Stadium
Tip: Brisbane Broncos at $1.55
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: James Roberts at $13.00
Rabbitohs: 1 Cody Walker 2 Alexander Johnston 3 Greg Inglis 4 Aaron Gray 5 Joe Burgess 6 Luke Keary 7 Adam Reynolds 8 Thomas Burgess 9 Cameron McInnes 10 Nathan Brown 11 John Sutton 12 Kyle Turner 13 Samuel Burgess Interchange: 14 Damien Cook 15 Jason Clark 16 David Tyrrell 17 George Burgess 18 Angus Crichton 19 Jack Gosiewski 20 Edward Murphy.
Broncos: 1 Darius Boyd 2 Corey Oates 3 Alex Glenn 4 James Roberts 5 Jordan Kahu 6 Anthony Milford 7 Ben Hunt 8 Josh McGuire 9 Andrew McCullough 10 Adam Blair 11 Sam Thaiday 12 Matthew Gillett 13 Corey Parker Interchange: 14 Jarrod Wallace 15 Tevita Pangai 16 Joseph Ofahengaue 17 Herman Ese’ese 18 Marion Seve 19 Joseph Boyce.
South Sydney have finally locked up Cody Walker, avoiding a potentially embarrassing blunder which almost led to him leaving for Brisbane.
The club announced on Tuesday night that Walker had finally inked a three-year contract extension which will keep him at Redfern until the end of 2019.
“Cody Walker dropped by Rabbitohs HQ today to put pen to paper on those next three years!” the club tweeted alongside a picture of Walker and his young family.
The club was left red-faced earlier this month when Walker was linked with a departure to the Broncos next season despite seemingly being under lock and key.
The Rabbitohs last month trumpeted a two-year contract extension however it later emerged he had not officially signed.
The Broncos tabled a $600,000 three-year deal to the late-blooming utility with master coach Wayne Bennett eager to sign the 26-year-old.
However, he rejected the Broncos’ overtures to stay at Redfern.
Walker has been a revelation since debuting in the halves in round one this year and has been excellent since being shifted in May to the unfamiliar position of fullback.
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change