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Charity Shield Trial 2 - Rabbitohs vs Dragons: Saturday 29th February 7pm @Glen Willow Oval

Discussion in 'South Sydney Rabbitohs' started by callmack1, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. callmack1

    callmack1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Really looking forward to the big trial, the Charity Shield this week! Obviously, the past couple of weeks of Footy have been exciting but I think this is the stage of the Pre-Season that we've all been looking forward to. The Charity Shield may be a trial but it's a chance for some early Season silverware so to me, it is very important.

    I expect us to name the strongest side that we can and the Dragons will probably do the same. Both sides have a few injuries though so it will be interesting to see how we cope with that for this one. Either way, this isn't going to be easy. This game is generally quite closely contested and St George Illawarra will be up for it so we're gonna need to make it a good hit out.
     
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    Really looking forward to this as I always see this as the official start to the season!

    I’d expect us to name a squad of 23 tomorrow arvo.
     
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    For mine it will be interesting to see if Latrell has gained more match fitness for his fullback progression and how the forwards will adapt to life without Burgess. I'm expecting a massive reality check for Saints after the trial against the Knights and with the thinning out of Saints depth due to injuries, it will give their CC players great experience.
    Should be a great atmosphere and I love our rivalry.
     
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    I could be slightly off but am gonna predict our 22-23 man squad for the Charity Shield.

    1. Latrell
    2. Campbell
    3. Roberts
    4. Burns
    5. Gagai
    6. Cody
    7. Reynolds
    8. Tatola
    9. Cook
    10. Tom
    11. Murray
    12. Su’a
    13. Knight

    14. AJ
    15. Amone
    16. Sironen
    17. Koloamatangi
    18. Goodwin
    19. J. Cook
    20. Dargan
    21. Mago
    22. Allan
    23. Dillon/Johns/Ta’affe/Sele


    Keep in mind both Lowe and Nicholls are unavailable.
     
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    Well done. Very nearly picked it. Pleased to see Jack Johns get another run. Thought he looked like a footballer against parramatta last weekend.
    I hope the number order doesn’t mean anything as I was hopeful at this stage that Tom Amone would have shown enough to be first reserve picked. Does anyone have any info on how Amone’s preseason has gone?
     
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    callmack1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Rabbitohs Line Up for Charity Shield vs Dragons: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/02/25/rabbitohs-team-list-for-charity-shield/

    Very happy with this team! Pretty much what we expected really. Great to see both Cody and Knight named, Wayne said in Reyno's presser today that we'll be as close to full strength as we posssibly can be apart from a couple of guys (Nicholls and Lowe) so hopefully they both play.

    Really excited to see how we go as one cohesive unit, how Latrell goes alongside players he has trained with and built combinations with, as well as seeing a lot of our younger guys.
     
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    Nicholls, Lowe, Dillon and Josh Cook we are just without.

    Josh pulled up sore after last week apparently a niggle with his ankle.

    Hawkins remains injured too.

    I am very happy with that side though.

    Amone had some kind of injury, can’t remember what!
     
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    This is Su’a’ big chance to show us he’s learnt lessons in how to defend properly.

    It is his starting spot to lose now for round 1. A good performance and he will start again in round 1.

    An average defensive performance will see Lowe get that starting spot.
     
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    So with our squad being the following and Nicholls and Lowe being rested it gives us a pretty good idea of what our round 1 side will look like.

    1. Latrell Mitchell
    2. Dane Gagai
    3. James Roberts
    4. Braidon Burns
    5. Campbell Graham
    6. Cody Walker
    7. Adam Reynolds (c)
    8. Junior Tatola
    9. Damien Cook
    10. Thomas Burgess
    11. Jaydn Su'A
    12. Cameron Murray
    13. Liam Knight
    Interchange:
    14. Patrick Mago
    15. Hame Sele
    16. Alex Johnston
    17. Keaon Koloamatangi
    18. Bryson Goodwin
    19. Corey Allan
    20. Bayley Sironen
    21. Troy Dargan
    22. Blake Taaffe
    23. Jack Johns
    24. Tom Amone
    Coach: Wayne Bennett

    Predicting what the bench will look like is tough as I’ve always been under the impression that Mago is a prop while Sele and Koloa are second rowers. I rate Sele quite highly so my forward pack assuming Nicholls is fit and Lowe isn’t would be:

    8. Tatola
    9. Cook
    10. Tom Burgess
    11. Su’a
    12. Murray
    13. Knight

    14. Johnston
    15. Sele
    16. Nicholls
    17. Mago

    I assume the pecking order for second rowers though are

    Murray>Su’a>Lowe>Sele/Koloamatangi
     
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    callmack1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed but Amone should be there in my opinion.
     
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    Nicholls and Lowe I’ve heard will both be right for round 1.

    Sele is on a train and trial contract still and he must impress in the CS.

    Mago I doubt whether he could handle 30 maybe 35mins off the bench at prop just yet. I think Amone is the better option and he’s really been building up his fitness over the off season I have heard.

    It will be interesting to see how Siro goes in the CS
     
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    callmack1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Here it is!! Game Day is finally here!! I always love the Charity Shield, it's a great contest against one of our traditional rivals and both teams give it their all because despite it being a trial game, the Charity Shield does still mean a lot so both teams want to win.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing our style of play for the first proper time in 2020 and if we've made an adjustments to improve. Of course, the Season hasn't started yet so you're not going to see a finished product but a sneak peak will be great. I'm also really looking forward to seeing how some of the younger guys go, particularly Keon, Amone, Sele, Su'a and Mago. Of course, we'll se Latrell play his first game for us too which is very exciting!!

    This isn't going to be easy because despite a couple of injuries, St George Illawarra have named a pretty strong side and they will most certainly be up for this one.

    Looking forward to it!
     
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    Well said Callmack, I am pumped.


     
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    It's almost time! Let's go and get these Dragons!!!
     
  17. NovoBunny94

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    Sloppy & slow first half
     
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    Where’s Latrell? I seen him drop that ball and haven’t seen him since. Granted I’ve got a 5 month taking most of my attention.
     
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    Funny how It was pretty much a squad full of reserve grade vs the dragons first grade and we got up em :joy:
     
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    Mago, Sele, Taafe, Johns.. All impressed. I'd fit Mago somewhere in the 17, he's a good young kid
     
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