South Sydney Rabbitohs set to play at nib Stadium until 2014
The South Sydney Rabbitohs, Western Australian Rugby League and nib Stadium have today launched the huge Western Australian re-match between the South Sydney and the Brisbane Broncos to be played at nib Stadium on Friday 23 March at 6pm WST. This match will be the fourth time in four years that the Rabbitohs have played a premiership home game in Perth, with South Sydney receiving strong crowd support each time.The Rabbitohs will play at least one game at nib Stadium in seasons 2012, 2013 and 2014 with an option to play a second match each season.
Former South Sydney Rabbitohs, Queensland State of Origin and NRL premiership winner Rhys Wesser said that from a player’s point of view, the Perth game is always one to look forward to. “I know for a fact that the Rabbitohs players are always keen to get over here to Perth and play and train in a different environment,” Mr Wesser said. “nib Stadium is a great Stadium to play at and I’m sure the boys will put on another good display this year. “Some of the game’s best players will be playing in this game including Australian, English and New Zealand internationals; and a host of State of Origin representative and All Stars players. “Sports fans in WA should not miss this game.”
Featuring in this year’s South Sydney playing squad are many international, State of Origin and All Stars players including Greg Inglis (Australia, Queensland, Indigenous All Stars), Roy Asotasi (New Zealand), Sam Burgess (England, NRL All Stars), Issac Luke (New Zealand), Michael Crocker (Australia, Queensland), David Taylor (Queensland, NRL All Stars), Nathan Merritt (Indigenous All Stars), and Nathan Peats (Indigenous All Stars).
Brisbane’s squad includes some of Rugby League’s finest players including representative players Justin Hodges (Australia, Queensland, Indigenous All Stars), Sam Thaiday (Australia, Queensland, Indigenous All Stars), Petero Civoniceva (Australia, Queensland), Jack Reed (England, NRL All Stars), Ben Hannant (Australia, Queensland), Jharal Yow Yeh (Australia, Queensland, Indigenous All Stars), Gerard Beale (New Zealand), Corey Parker (Australia, Queensland) and Peter Wallace (New South Wales).
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