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Souths to return to Perth for home games

By Justin Chadwick 29/07/2009 06:41:58 PM Comments (0)

South Sydney will continue their experiment of playing home games in Perth, confirming they will host one NRL fixture each season at Members Equity Stadium for the next two years.

Buoyed by the 15,197 crowd that turned out to watch their 28-22 loss to Melbourne last month in Perth, Rabbitohs chief executive Shane Richardson said the club was looking to capitalise on the growing supporter base in WA.

With the NRL looking to expand in the near future, the WA Rugby League is keen to enter a team into the national competition by 2013

"Our venture to Perth in 2009 was an unmitigated success," South Sydney chief executive Shane Richardson told the South Sydney website.

"The support shown for the game of Rugby League and for our Club was immense.

"We attracted new members and corporate support to the club, and supporters to the game itself.

"The National Rugby League is very supportive of South Sydney bringing a game here each season and with their support we're able to put on a great game day and highlight the attractions of rugby league.

"We're also supportive of the WARL's bid for a team in the NRL competition in the not too distant future.

"With the proposed upgrades to the venue, Members Equity Stadium is the perfect ground out of which the expansion club formed could play."

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