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Redfern return a fizzer

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Redfern return a fizzer

    February 05, 2009
    Article from: 
    The Australian
    BILLED as the biggest event of the NRL pre-season, South Sydney's return to Redfern looks like turning into a whimper with the Rabbitohs naming a virtual reserve grade line-up for Sunday's clash with Wests Tigers.
    Coach Jason Taylor has opted to rest almost all of his A-list stars - skipper Roy Asotasi, Craig Wing, John Sutton, Nathan Merritt, Chris Sandow, David Fa'alogo, Issac Luke - along with new recruits Colin Best and Rhys Wesser, who will watch the game from the new Redfern Oval grandstand.
    With Tigers coach Tim Sheens trotting out World Cup winning playmaker Benji Marshall and new recruit from Super League Gareth Ellis the sold-out clash is shaping up as a decidedly one-sided match-up.
    Not exactly the start to the season the Souths members would have been anticipating when members only tickets went on sale late last year, with virtual unknowns such as halfback Jarryd Hogan and outside backs Shaune Corrigan and Chris McQueen left to carry the load.
    Taylor on Tuesday said he would name his strongest possible side for the club's final pre-season hit-out, the traditional Charity Shield clash against St George Illawarra on February 28.
    Sheens has split his squad into two teams, the first a powerful side featuring Dene Halatau and Chris Lawrence as well as Marshall and Ellis, while the second line-up is made up of predominantly Toyota Cup players.
  2. CC_Eagle

    CC_Eagle Member

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  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It would be hilarious if Marshall pops his shoulder in this match again.
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    No but Meaney had his chance, never really progressed to NRL level after an injury

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