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Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs
The Sydney Roosters take on their near neighbours and biggest rivals, the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the Preliminary Final form the 2018 NRL Play-Offs and with a place in the NRL final on the line, this match has all of the hallmarks of been the game of the season and the great news for all rugby fans, and for sport fans in general, is that you can watch all of the action live online via our NRL live streaming partners.
With a fierce rivalry, a must win game and a knock out match coupled with so much quality and experience on both sides of the park, the game should see a massive crowd and all of that should come together to bring the best out of the players.
That should see a close game and one that will be in doubt throughout.
The Roosters have won 7 of their last 9 matches and 3 of their last 4 at home.
The Rabbitohs have won just 2 of their last 6 matches but those 2 wins have come in their last 3 outings.
The Roosters are without both Latrell Mitchell and Dylan Napa who are suspended.
South Sydney are at full strength.
The Roosters come into this game on the back of a week off and in what will likely be a close battle throughout that could prove invaluable.
This is a hugely difficult match to predict as both teams are evenly matched and wit both teams season on the line, coupled with the fierce rivalry of both sides, both teams will be at 100% intensity from minute 1 to minute 80- and maybe more.
The Roosters brought in Cooper Cronk for matches just like this one and it will be him that they look at to control things but without the impact of Mitchell, they could find themselves without that cutting edge.
The Rabbitohs have had a tough week off of the field with the Aussie press getting their knives out but that could actually work in their favour and could add some extra unity to them.
This really is a case of which team can handle the pressure the better on the day but in many ways most of the pressure is on the Chooks so we are going to back the small underdogs, the Rabbitohs, to pick up a win although with the game set to be in the balance throughout, this game could easily go either way.
Score Prediction South Sydney Rabbitohs by 2