Newcastle
Knights
18
South Sydney
Rabbitohs
24
FULLTIME
2017-03-18T05:30:00Z
McDonald Jones Stadium

Preview

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 Stats


Scoring Plays

Knights   Rabbitohs
3 Tries 4
2 Conversions 3
1 Penalty Goals 1
0 Field Goals 0

Attack

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

Defense

Knights   Rabbitohs
382 Kick Metres 364
0 40/20 0
331 Tackles 296
21 Missed Tackles 22

Discipline

Knights   Rabbitohs
7 Penalties Conceded 6
13 Errors 14
1 Sin Bin 1
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

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.