South Sydney star ruled out of NRL grand final qualifier

SOUTH Sydney star James Roberts has been ruled out of tomorrow night’s blockbuster grand final qualifier against Canberra.

Coach Wayne Bennett has confirmed the centre has not be able to fully recover from a dislocated thumb he suffered in the side’s last clash against Manly.

It’s expected that Campbell Graham will move into the centres and Corey Allan will come onto the wing.


More than 30,000 people are expected to fill the Raider’s stadium tomorrow as the Green Machine try to book a place in the grand final.

Here are the sides for the clash.

Raiders: 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Joseph Tapine 14. Bailey Simonsson 15. Emre Guler 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Dunamis Lui 18. Sam Williams 19. Ryan Sutton 20. Siliva Havili 21. Sebastian Kris

Rabbitohs: 1. Adam Doueihi 2. Alex Johnston 4. Dane Gagai 5. Campbell Graham 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Sam Burgess 13. Cameron Murray 14. George Burgess 15. Tevita Tatola 16. Ethan Lowe 17. Mark Nicholls 18. Jaydn Su’A 19. Corey Allan 20. Dean Britt 21. Mawene Hiroti

Players cut3. James Roberts