WIN Stadium will play host to Thursday’s Round 15 NRL game between St. George Illawarra Dragons 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 St. George Illawarra Dragons vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Thursday June 16, 2022 at 7:50 pm
Where: WIN Stadium
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St. George Illawarra Dragons vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Preview
On the surface, St George Illawarra’s 6-7 record and 10th-place standing doesn’t look all that bad, after all, they’re only a win outside the eight and theoretically very much in finals contention.
But a gutsy Anzac Day victory over the Roosters aside, the Saints have unmistakably made their bones by picking off low-hanging fruit.
After unimpressive wins over the Warriors and Bulldogs, the Dragons were trounced 31-12 by an Origin-weary Cowboys side last Friday.
Their 24 points per game conceded is woeful given the relatively soft nature of their draw.
South Sydney improved to 7-6 and seventh on the ladder with just their second back-to-back wins of 2022 last weekend, but like the Dragons, the Rabbitohs’ only win over a Top 8 team was against the Roosters early on.
Souths were too strong for the Tigers (44-18) and Titans (30-16) either side of the bye with Alex Johnston bagging a hat-trick in both.
The Rabbitohs’ 24-12 win in Round 5 – with – was their eighth straight against the Dragons in a match that saw Latrell Mitchell succumb to a costly injury, however Damien Cook and Keaon Kolomatangi played starring roles.
Mikaele Ravalawa and Mat Feagai return on the wings for St George Illawarra, while NSW forward Tariq Sims returns with Josh McGuire out injured.
Souths’ only change sees Blake Taafe come onto the bench for Peter Mamouzelos.
The Rabbitohs haven’t been overly impressive but there were some disturbing signs for the Saints last week.
Souths rank fifth in the NRL for run metres whereas the Dragons are 13th; that likely platform should be enough for the visitors to get up comfortably.
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St. George Illawarra Dragons vs South Sydney Rabbitohs Teams
Dragons team: 1. Cody Ramsey 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Talatau Amone 7. Ben Hunt 8. Jack de Belin 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Jack Bird 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Tariq Sims 14. Moses Mbye 15. Francis Molo 16. Aaron Woods 17. Michael Molo 18. Josh Kerr 19. Tautau Moga 20. Jayden Sullivan 21. Jaiyden Hunt 22. Billy Burns
Rabbitohs team: 1. Kodi Nikorima 2. Alex Johnston 3. Taane Milne 4. Campbell Graham 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Cody Walker 7. Lachlan Ilias 8. Tevita Tatola 9. Damien Cook 10. Thomas Burgess 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jai Arrow 13. Cameron Murray 14. Blake Taaffe 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Siliva Havili 17. Hame Sele 18. Peter Mamouzelos 19. Isaiah Tass 20. Dean Hawkins 21. Jed Cartwright 22. Liam Knight