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NSWRL TV Preview | Ladder push by Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles; Silktails on show

A push up The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup ladder will be uppermost in the minds of the Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles when NSWRL-TV streams matches this week, while the Bears are looking for a third win in a row in the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership, and the Silktails answer Fiji fans requests to showcase their skills in Ron Massey Cup.

The action on NSWRL-TV starts at 2pm Saturday when South Sydney battles the Blacktown Workers in The Knock-on Effect NSW Cup, with both sides in need of a lift. Then at 4pm the Kaiviti Silktails are after back-to-back wins in Ron Massey Cup against the Ryde-Eastwood Hawks, before Monday night’s 7pm game in the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership with the Wentworthville Magpies facing the in-form North Sydney Bears.

The Rabbitohs are coming off the high of a five-try win (26-22) over the Raiders in Canberra when they host the Sea Eagles at Redfern’s Ironmark High Performance Centre as they search to improve their lowly ninth spot. Blacktown are desperate for a second win in 2021 and to raise spirits after conceding 52 points to the Panthers in Bathurst last weekend.

For the Silktails, emotions are on a high with three wins from their past four games reinforcing club officials attempts to get their team out to the wider league audience.

“It’s very exciting. We were going to be live-streamed for our opening game (Round Two) against Blacktown Workers but it got washed out,” CEO Steve Driscoll said.

“So this a really good opportunity because we’ve been getting inundated with requests about getting a game up live. There’s another two scheduled further into the season.

“It grows our brand as we’ve found the interest is there in and around our team, and not just from friends and family back home, but the wider league community. There is a big picture here in terms of Rugby League expansion in the Pacific.”

NSWRL-TV will be screening Monday night’s Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park, with the reinvigorated Bears who conceded just 10 points in their past two wins, taking on Wentworthville.

The Magpies let in four first-half tries against the top-of-the-table Roosters last week but then held them to a 4-4 second-half score line.