Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Tips, Odds and Teams – NRL 2016 Round 1

Sunday’s only NRL Round 1 match is between Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs. The opening bounce is set to commence at 16:05 local time with the game to be played at Allianz Stadium. The away team South Sydney Rabbitohs are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs.


When: 16:05 | Sunday 06/03/2016

Where: Allianz Stadium



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Tip: South Sydney Rabbitohs at $1.68


Value BET: First Try Scorer – Bryson Goodwin $18.00



Sydney Roosters:

1 Blake Ferguson
2 Daniel Tupou
3 Dale Copley
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5 Latrell Mitchell
6 Jayden Nikorima
7 Jackson Hastings
8 Kane Evans
9 Jake Friend (c)
10 Dylan Napa
11 Aidan Guerra
12 Mitchell Aubusson
13 Isaac Liu

14 Sio Siua Taukeiaho
15 Sam Moa
16 Ian Henderson
17 Vincent Leuluai
18 Mitchell Frei
19 Joe Burgess

South Sydney Rabbitohs:

1 Greg Inglis (c)
2 Alex Johnston
3 Bryson Goodwin
4 Hymel Hunt
5 Aaron Gray
6 Cody Walker
7 Adam Reynolds
8 Sam Burgess
9 Cameron McInnes
10 David Tyrell
11 Paul Carter
12 John Sutton
13 Kyle Turner

14 Damien Cook
15 Jason Clark
16 Chris Grevsmuhl
17 Zane Musgrove
18 Kirisome Auva’a
19 Nathan Brown.



Star backrower Aidan Guerra admits even he doesn’t know what to expect from the new-look Sydney Roosters this NRL season.

Minus off-season losses Michael Jennings, Rogers Tuivasa-Sheck and James Maloney the Roosters face South Sydney on Sunday at Allianz Stadium also without injured pair Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Boyd Cordner.

Mitchell Pearce will be sidelined too, after being outed for eight games for his Australia Day shenanigans.

That leaves the likes of NRL debutants Jayden Nikorima, Latrell Mitchell and Jackson Hastings, who has played just 19 first grade games, to help spark the Tricolours against their archrivals.

“We have a lot to learn about ourselves, it has been pretty well publicised that we are a new look team but we have a core group there that has stuck solid,” Guerra said.

“It is a bit of an unknown for us but we are taking it on.

“Our halves are very youthful, they have a lot of enthusiasm about the way they play, off the cuff, he is pretty quick little Jaydo so we will see.

“We have played just the one trial against St Helens so we don’t know where we are.”

What Guerra does know is what to expect from returning Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess.

“Week in, week out he is one of the toughest players in the comp when he was here before and he will benefit from the year away and come back fresher,” Guerra said.

“We can expect him to be tough and hard and we are preparing to play Sam Burgess at his best.”

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