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Eels prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard.

The last meeting between the Eels and Rabbitohs was one that changed a lot of things.

It changed any ideas that South Sydney wouldn't amount to much in the finals for the better and it changed the minds of many who thought the Eels were genuine premiership chances for the worse.

Of a more definitive nature, it also changed the playing status of Latrell Mitchell - it was the night a serious hamstring injury ended his on-field input for 2020.

Before the latest chapter in the rivalry between these proud Sydney clubs is written on Saturday night at Bankwest Stadium, it is time to revisit what has taken place in recent years.

Eels v Rabbitohs - the rivalry

Plenty of hype heading into first clash of 2020

Heading into the crushing win over Parramatta, the heat was on the Rabbitohs. They responded in style to set themselves on a run to the finals.

Contenders or pretenders? Rabbitohs face Eels test

Round 16, 2020

South Sydney started well and finished even better in a crushing win that had many questioning Parramatta's premiership credentials. The season-ending injury suffered by Latrell Mitchell marred the victory.

Match Highlights: Eels v Rabbitohs

Round 12, 2019

Parramatta turned a 14-2 half-time lead into a 26-14 victory. Eels prop Junior Paulo ran for 158m in just 42 minutes on the field.

Match Highlights: Eels v Rabbitohs

Round 15, 2018

Robert Jennings scored four tries and Alex Johnston crossed for a double as South Sydney scored eight tries in a 42-24 victory. The Eels finished the season with the wooden spoon.

Match Highlights: Eels v Rabbitohs - Round 15, 2018


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