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Ins: Chris Grevsmuhl (Cowboys), Joe Picker (Raiders), Joel Reddy (Tigers).

Outs: Roy Asotasi (Warrington), Mick Crocker (Retired), Andrew Everingham (Japanese Rugby), Dylan Farrell (Dragons), Christian Hazard (Titans), Justin Hunt (Eels), Matt King (Retired), Jeff Lima (Catalans), Nathan Peats (Eels), Tyrone Phillips (Bulldogs), Josh Starling (Sea Eagles), Fetuli Talanoa (Hull).

2013 Record – 2nd, 40 points (18 wins, 6 losses).

Stat Rankings:

Attack: 3rd, 24.50  ppg

Defence: 4th, 16.00 ppg

Marquee Man: Greg Inglis – Gifted athlete who has made the seamless transition from centre to fullback. Lethal in open spaces and unstoppable close to the line, Inglis can turn a game in an instant with his incredible size and strength. Be it in attack or defence, GI is one of the true superstars of the game and a vital component of the Rabbitohs side.

Under the Spotlight: The Burgess Brothers – Media darlings, the big men from Dewsbury have captured public attention like no others before them. Make no mistake, they go all right on the field also, but with Sam’s proposed defection to English Rugby at the end of the season, you can bet they will continue to dominate most of the headlines in 2014.

Draw Analysis: Tricky start with local derby and then Manly, but next 4 games are against bottom 8 clubs from last year. Positive is that Gosford is the furthest they travel before Round 8.

Verdict:

2013 proved to be a year of heartbreak for Rabbitohs fans as they were bundled out of the preliminary finals by a rampant Manly side and forced to watch bitter rivals Sydney Roosters lift the premiership trophy.

Still chasing that long overdue premiership, 2014 will be seen as a year of redemption for Souths, and nothing short of a Grand Final victory will suffice.

The loss of some experienced forwards and a preseason injury to playmaker Luke Keary have thrown a spanner in the works somewhat, however the Rabbitohs still boast enough class across the park to be right up there with the leaders again.

Souths are genuine contenders and are priced at $7 with Pinnacle to Win the Premiership. 

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