Cash Converters Big Game of the Round: South Perth Lions v Ellenbrook Rabbitohs
Big Game Day Sponsor: Cash Converters
South Perth Lions v Ellenbrook Rabbitohs, Saturday 31st August, 3.30pm, George Burnett Park.
South Perth Lions: 1. Kade McDonald, 2. Connor Hudson, 3. Will Smith, 4. Benjamin Grace, 5. Billy Judge, 6. Isaac Thomas, 7. Harry Debique, 8. Daniel Green, 9. Zac Wood, 10. Tim Noble, 11. Ethan Gourgard, 12. Brandon Wright, 13. Jarrad Smith, 14. Wessel Van Tonder, 15. Taine Kingi, 16. Caleb Norton, 17. Cody Laughton
Ins: Connor Hudson, Cody Laughton
Outs: Kiam Fletcher, Dylan Estreich
Ellenbrook Rabbitohs: 1. Chazz Palmer, 2. Wananga Kingi, 3. Jona Chase, 4. Kade Pearce, 5. Carlos Waretini, 6. Jaylen Grey, 7. Jarek Goebel, 8. Fernando Ekeroma, 9. Bryce Wilson, 10. Manasseh Gudgeon, 11. Malakai Chan-Boon, 12. Chase Watson, 13. River Colman, 14. Taamilo Aisake-Peseta, 15. Koen White, 16. Philip Tunupopo, 17. Christopher Finau
Coach – Jarek Goebel
Ins: Carlos Waretini, Chase Watson, Taamilo Aisake-Peseta, Philip Tunupopo
Outs: Jesse Rihari, Payden Porter, Shaan Evans
Finals veterans South Perth host competition new boys Ellenbrook in a mouth-watering Cash Converters Elimination Final at George Burnett Park on Saturday.
Nothing but a win will be good enough to keep either sides’ season alive, with both expected to throw everything they’ve got at each other to come out on top.
Winger Connor Hudson returns for the Lions, while Jesse Rihari, Payden Porter and Shaan Evans are unavailable for a Rabbitohs side keen to repeat Round 13’s after-the-siren win against their weekend opponents.
North Beach Sea Eagles v Fremantle Roosters, Saturday 31st August, 3.30pm, Blueforce Park.
North Beach Sea Eagles: 1. Kahan Joyce-Vaughan, 2. Brad Sharpham, 3. Jayden De Vorms, 4. Kani Solomon, 5. Dustin Hume, 6. Cairo Takarangi, 7. Jeremy Wallace, 8. Ben Dickson, 9. Trent Trotter, 10. Wiremu Paki, 11. Josh Benjamin, 12. Tayla McGregor, 13. Adam Roy, 14. Bow Stein, 15. Dave McCullough, 16. Terelli Whaanga, 17. Kristian Williams
Coach – John Hough
Ins: Trent Trotter, Brad Sharpham, Dave McCullough
Outs: Juan Ryan, Justin Buckley, Eoghan Lofts, Sam Buckley
Fremantle Roosters: 1. Delane Edwards, 2. Alan Cowan, 4. Manihera Eden, 5. Cameron Rupapera, 6. Duane Butler, 7. Mitchell Wade-Whalan, 8. Takaroha Peneha, 9. Blake Hignett, 11. Ezra Taomia, 12. Tane Peakman, 13. Bjorn Crotty, 14. Jamie Le, 15. Ricky Cathro, 16. Jamison Riggs, 17. Sonny Kerr, 18. Callin Tereu, 19. Tarin Katu, 20. Aaron Hodges
Manager – Zac Speir
With a spot in this year’s WA Smarter Than Smoking Grand Final on the line, it seems only fitting that this season’s two standout teams, North Beach and Fremantle are involved.
The sides met at this stage last year, with Fremantle recording a 28-18 win to advance to the GF and earn the week off.
Sea Eagles captain Trent Trotter and winger Brad Sharpham return for the contest, while the Roosters will be without prop forward Brad Gibson.