St George Illawarra
Dragons
24
South Sydney
Rabbitohs
26
FULLTIME
2017-08-04T08:00:00Z
Sydney Cricket Ground

Preview

The Dragons slide down the ladder continues as they sit on the fringe of the top 8 following a disastrous loss to the Knights last will and the Rabbitohs will look to pile on the misery come Friday night.

Adam Reynolds and Sam Burgess have both been named by the Rabbitohs after overcoming injuries while the Dragons have an unchanged side as they look to hold on to their finals spot.

The Dragons have registered an astonishing 38 offloads in the past fortnight and will look to further bolster those numbers on Friday night as the Rabbitohs defence remains one of the worst in the competition.

The Bunnies season has been disappointing, to say the least however their recent record at the SCG is one that will give them hope heading into Friday night. They’ve managed to win five out of their last six matches at the venue and if that’s anything to go by, the Dragons may wish they’d have played this fixture at their traditional home ground.

The bookmakers have the Dragons as clear favourites and deservedly so, however, don’t count the Rabbitohs out of an upset.

Dragons by 4.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

Dragons   Rabbitohs
4 Tries 4
3 Conversions 4
1 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

Dragons   Rabbitohs
184 All Runs 175
1,821 All Run Metres 1,812
6 Line Breaks 7
11 Offloads 7

Defense

Dragons   Rabbitohs
626 Kick Metres 522
0 40/20 0
320 Tackles 350
44 Missed Tackles 48

Discipline

Dragons   Rabbitohs
2 Penalties Conceded 6
10 Errors 8
0 Sin Bin 1
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll take the win but both teams are ordinary, if only Souths would continue to pass off the advantage line in attack, we look much better when doing that.

    Saints have now lost to teams coming last and third last in that’s it for them, pity they lost though it would have put Manly out of the eight.

  2. To lose a game like that, along with last week’s woeful effort, Dragons’ supporters can only conclude that there are some elements of their team that don’t want to play semi-finals this year. Some of these players really need to be dropped to reserves, as there is currently no consequence for these results. I guess the team can make amends by beating the Broncos at Suncorp. LOL.

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