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globalrugbyleague - Mon, 27 Aug 2007 09:11:00 GMT
Veteran fullback David Peachey could still play one more game in the NRL following South Sydney’s 37-12 win over Wests Tigers in round 24.

Peachey’s chance to have one last run in first grade was boosted following the loss of his successor Nathan Merritt to a knee injury in the fourth minute during yesterday's stellar clash.

There is still no word on whether Merritt – who is again the club’s top tryscorer this season – will have to miss any game time. But if he does, reliable back-up is waiting.

Winger Fetuli Talanoa proved to be an excellent understudy for Merritt in front of the 20,232 fans who sold out Leichardt oval.
But the prospect of taking some extra experience into the finals - should Souths make it – may be what coach Jason Taylor is looking for.

Peachey played in 232 games representing the Sutherland Shire between 1994-2004, with the Sharks appearing in the finals 7 times including 1 Grand Final (Super League).

That could count for a lot for the 33-year-old who is retiring at the end of the season.

Having not played in finals football since 1989, South Sydney may need to get their hands on as much experience as possible.

They won’t be short on players who have played in the Grand Final either.

Props Roy Asotasi and Peter Cusack have both won premiership rings with their previous clubs as has Joe Galuvao.

Peachey and injured captain David Kidwell are the only other members of the team who’ve made it to the main event in September.
Who says the Bunnies can’t go all the way this season? Probably the same mob who said they can’t make the top eight in 2007.

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