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NRL Profile: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Having narrowly missed out on the finals last season, there is work to be done at the South Sydney Rabbitohs to make up ground for the 2024 campaign.

The Rabbitohs finished down in ninth place in the standings, with just two points between themselves and the Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders, who placed in seventh and eighth respectively on 32 points.

From a side that once dominated the competition in the 1950s, last season was one of disappointment for all involved at Souths.

Head coach Jason Demetriou and his squad will be looking to make amends in 2024, with the Rabbitohs at 9.50 to win the grand final.  

Souths striving to get back to the top

Winners of no less than 21 Premiership titles, Souths have an illustrious history in Australian rugby league. 

Dominating the competition with five titles in the 1950s, it was a golden era for Souths, before more success with four titles over the 60s and 70s.

The Rabbitohs last title game back in 2014 and the club have been striving to reach those heights ever since.

Key players

Skipper Cameron Murray will be the man looking to lead from the front once again in 2024. 

The 25-year-old lock made his debut back in 2017 and has gone on to be a key figure for Souths, while also featuring in all three State of Origin games for New South Wales in 2023.

A winner of the 2021 World Cup with Australia, expect another big season from the skipper who has already achieved so much in his professional career.

Murray will be supported by a host of veterans, with the likes of Cody Walker and Tom Burgess also set to lead from the front.

Also look out for a big season from Keaon Koloamatangi in the forwards, along with Campbell Graham and Alex Johnston in the backline.

New signings

There’s plenty of excitement about Jack Wighton’s arrival from the Raiders over the off-season. 

The 30-year-old had become a key figure in the capital with the Raiders but decided to take on a new challenge with Souths in 2024.

Wighton will be joined by Sean Keppie as another new arrival at the Rabbitohs ahead of the new season.

The forward joins after impressing at Manly Sea Eagles and will be hoping to hit the ground running after his arrival at Souths.

Opening fixtures

Keppie will have the opportunity to take on his former employers in the opening game of the season for Souths, as they take on the Sea Eagles in the luxurious surroundings of the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Souths are 1.50 to win that showdown in Nevada on 3rd March, while the Sea Eagles are available at 2.60 to cause an upset in the desert.  

The Rabbitohs return to Australian soil and next face the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp on Stadium on 14th March, before a clash with rivals Sydney Roosters on 22 March.

Souths first game at Accor Stadium comes on 6th April when they host the New Zealand Warriors.

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