27th June 2018
Another powerful display in attack notched up Souths 7th premireship win on the trot. Last time we won 7 wins in a row was 2014-15 which included the WCC or 1994 for all premiership matches. We however let in 24 points which was not good as we need to stiffen up our defence when we play the Top 8 sides. With Penrith faltering we have now moved into the Top 2. But still 2 points behind St George-Illawarra. Our attack is now a clear #1 but our defence is back in 5th. We still need 2 more wins to make the finals. And well on track for Top 4 finish.
Jennings 4 try romp
It was a day when the three Jennings brothers took the field for the first time. Robert for Souths with Michael and George turning out for Parramatta. But it was Robert who took out the family bragging rights with a 4 try romp.
Tatola and Jenning International debuts
With all eyes on our 4 State of Origin representatives, our two latest Internationals took the field in the annual Pacific Test. A big conngratulations to Jennings and Tatola who have joined teh Rabbitohs international ranks and both bagged a try for their effort.
Rabbitohs NSW Origin Girls
Women's NSW clash was a huge success with a huge TV ratings and a quality match on the field. The number of mums and daughters at the game was a pleasing aspect of the game. From a Rabbitoh stand point we had 5 origin reps who all stood and playing well in this encounter. Well done to Studdon, Davis-Welsh, Simon, O'Meally and Riley.
19 years of Womens NSW v QLD Erased ?
While it was a marketing stunt to re-launch the Women's game as the first State of Origin, with only one player in the 34 women squad crossing state boundaries to play, what it did was erase 19 years of Women's RL at interstate level. It was a insult to past NSW and QLD state players so much so that Maddie Studdon allowed Elena Walton a 10 game NSW veteran lead the team out.
Round 15 - Stat Attack
Statistically a very strong game. Completion rates improved to 89% from 64% last week. Errors improved to 5 from 16 last week. We gave away 7 penalties down from 10 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle improved to a very good level of 20.6m from 39.8m last week. Our missed tackles were again at a outstanding level of 19 missed tackles this week. Opposition offloads dropped to 7 from 10 last week.
Looking at our left side defence - Jennings-Inglis/Doueihi-Walker-Sutton (1-2-1-1) was dropped to 5 from 2 missed tackles last week. On the right side Hunt-Gagai-Reynolds-Crichton (0-2-0-1) was improved to 3 from 6 missed tackles last week. Ruck defence TBurgess/Tatola-Cook-GBurgess/Clark-SBurgess/Murray (5-3-0-2) was steady at 10 missed tackles again week.
Our go forward this week improved to 1504m from 1310m last week. Tatola, Alex Johnton, Jennings, Inglis, Hunt and Doueihi made 10+m per run. Sam Burgess, Crichton, Tatola, Jennings, Inglis and Alex Johnston making 100+m in the match. With Jennings making 200+m for the match. Defensively Cook was our best in the tackling raking up 46 tackles. George Burgess, Clark, Reynolds, Hunt and Doueihi didn't miss a tackle.
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