The Rabbitohs 54-12 demolition will be remembered for that hit that Latrell Mitchell put on Joseph Manu. There were however plenty of positives that South Sydney can take from the game.
Cameron Murray had a blinder in his 100th game in the red & green.
Alex Johnston scored yet another hat trick to take his NRL leading season tally to 27, 4 ahead of Josh Addo-Carr on 23.
3 other players scored 2 tries including ‘The Goat’ Mark Nicholls, a career first for him. Nicholls also ran for an incredible 243 metres in just 43 minutes of game time.
On top of rising star Jaxson Paulos 2 tries he also showed off his brilliant ball skills to set up Latrell Mitchell for one of his 2 four pointers.
Souths forwards dominated with special mention to back rowers Jai Arrow, Jaydn Su’A for his monsterous shot on Fletcher Baker & prop Tom Burgess who pumped out 201 metres from the bench.
The team made 11 line breaks, completed at 84% & missed just 19 tackles in a solid defensive display.
With Latrell suspended for the finals we are hearing that rookie Blake Taaffe will be handed the Rabbitohs fullback job.
Bring on the finals the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs will be ready!