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NRL State Championship team lists

The Brisbane Tigers will look to snap yet another drought this weekend when the Hostplus Cup premiers take on South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 2023 NRL State Championship.

The Tigers - coached by Matt Church - made history last weekend when they won  the club's first title in 32 years, which was also their first premiership in the Cup era.

This weekend, they will hope to do the same when they go to Sydney to take on the premiers of NSW Cup, South Sydney - coached by former Northern Pride mentor Joe O'Callaghan - at Accor Stadium on NRL grand final day.

The last time a Hostplus Cup side won the NRL State Championship was in 2015 when the Ipswich Jets overcame the Newcastle Knights 26-12.

Since then, Cup sides have struggled to get one back against their New South Wales counterparts, with the Tigers looking to snap yet another drought.

Former QRL Officiating High Performance Unit member Wyatt Raymond will referee this year's NRL State Championship, with Hostplus Cup grand final match official and current HPU member Tyson Brough to be a touch judge.

In the NRLW grand final, former and current HPU members Belinda Sharpe and Rochelle Tamarua will be part of the officiating team.

The NRL State Championship will kick off at 12.20pm in Queensland (1.20pm AEDT).

Here are the team lists for the 2023 NRL State Championship.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Rabbitohs is number 1 Blake Taaffe
    Fullback for Tigers is number 1 Tahj Wood
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 2 Tom Carr
    Winger for Tigers is number 2 Max Lehmann
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 3 Izaac Tu’itupou Thompson
    Centre for Tigers is number 3 Solomona Faataape
  • Centre for Rabbitohs is number 4 Jacob Gagai
    Centre for Tigers is number 4 Kane Bradley
  • Winger for Rabbitohs is number 5 Tyrone Munro
    Winger for Tigers is number 5 George Jennings
  • Five-Eighth for Rabbitohs is number 6 Dion Teaupa
    Five-Eighth for Tigers is number 6 Ryley Jacks
  • Halfback for Rabbitohs is number 7 Dean Hawkins
    Halfback for Tigers is number 7 Jonah Pezet

Forwards

  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 8 Shaquai Mitchell
    Prop for Tigers is number 8 Jordan Grant
  • Hooker for Rabbitohs is number 9 Peter Mamouzelos
    Hooker for Tigers is number 18 Jack Miers
  • Prop for Rabbitohs is number 17 Yileen Gordon
    Prop for Tigers is number 10 Tristan Powell
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 11 Matt French
    2nd Row for Tigers is number 11 Thomas Rafter
  • 2nd Row for Rabbitohs is number 12 Ethan O'Neill
    2nd Row for Tigers is number 12 Leivaha Pulu
  • Lock for Rabbitohs is number 13 Tallis Duncan
    Lock for Tigers is number 13 Charlie Murray

Interchange

  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 10 Brock Gray
    Interchange for Tigers is number 14 Cole Geyer
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 14 Shannon Gardiner
    Interchange for Tigers is number 15 Bennett Leslie
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 15 Jaxson Rahme
    Interchange for Tigers is number 16 Joe Chan
  • Interchange for Rabbitohs is number 16 Leonard Skelton
    Interchange for Tigers is number 19 Marion Seve

Reserves

  • Replacement for Rabbitohs is number 18 Tristan Alvarado
    Replacement for Tigers is number 17 Jack Natapu

Match Officials

  • Referee: Wyatt Raymond
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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Brisbane Tigers coach: Matt Church

South Sydney Rabbitohs coach: Joe O’Callaghan

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