Knights vs Rabbitohs – Round 3, 2017

2017-03-18T05:30:00Z - McDonald Jones Stadium
2017-03-18T05:30:00Z - McDonald Jones Stadium


For the first time since round six last season, Newcastle head into a game with a W as the final letter in their form guide. The win last week over the Titans will surely have the players wanting more and they seek for back to back wins. Meanwhile, Souths are also coming off a morale-boosting win of their own after losing their captain in round one.

The Knights have pieced together a team comprising of rookies, role players and league veterans and it has come together nicely for Nathan Brown’s men. Unsurprisingly, they have gone into this weekend with an unchanged lineup.

The Rabbitohs were excellent last week against Manly, particularly late in the game and will be looking to continue that momentum into this week. They have won their past two matches in Newcastle and Adam Reynolds will be hoping to build on his strong performance in his season debut last week. Robbie Farah and Damien Cook also seem to be working well together as a tandem.

The Rabbitohs on paper are a much better side but as we all know, games are not won on paper. That being said, in Robbie Farah’s 250th NRL game, the Bunnies playmakers will be out to put on a show. The Knights will no doubt be up for the contest however the Rabbitohs offence should prove too strong.

Rabbitohs by 10

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South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 (Johnston, Sutton, Goodwin, Burns tries; Reynolds 4 goals) defeated Newcastle Knights 18 (Hodkinson, P Mata’utia, Sio tries; Hodkinson 2, Lamb goals) at McDonald Jones Stadium. Half time: Knights 12-10. Crowd: 15,212.