South Sydney
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

Team Lists

Team Lists

Team Stats

Scoring Plays

Knights   Rabbitohs
3 Tries 4
2 Conversions 3
1 Penalty Goals 1
Field Goals


Knights   Rabbitohs
146 All Runs 164
1,215 All Run Metres 1,444
3 Line Breaks 3
8 Offloads 4


Knights   Rabbitohs
382 Kick Metres 364
331 Tackles 296
21 Missed Tackles 22


Knights   Rabbitohs
7 Penalties Conceded 6
13 Errors 14
1 Sin Bin 1
Send Offs

Player Stats

Top Run Metres

Sam Burgess196
Nathan Ross155
Alex Johnston154
Daniel Saifiti125
Cody Walker116

Top Kick Metres

Brock Lamb298
Adam Reynolds198
Cody Walker77
Trent Hodkinson57
John Sutton50


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.