In the rugby league, preliminary finals start tonight.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium.

Tomorrow night, the Roosters go up against Newcastle, for the other spot in the grand final.

Francesca Gruber-Hallam reports.


It should be a fiery clash between South’s and Manly tonight as the Rabbitohs try to make it to the grand final for the first time in 42 years.

Even though Manly has limped through the past weeks, star fullback Brett Stewart is a certain starter in tonight’s game.

Centre, Steve Matai says the cool-headed Burgess brothers will need some attention.

Steve Matai, Sea Eagles Centre: “Yeah, big boys so I think our fullback are going to have to do a job on those boys to come out with a win.”

As far as South Sydney is concerned, star fullback Greg Inglis will play, after two weeks off recovering from injury.

And in the other preliminary final to be played tomorrow night Knights winger James McManus is out, with an ankle injury, but the good news for the team is that halfback Tyrone Roberts has recovered from a knee injury and will play.

Francesca Gruber-Hallam, QUT News.