South Sydney
Pepper Stadium


Penrith more-or-less dominated last week’s match up against Melbourne and came up on the wrong end of a 28-6 score line.

Should they manage to hold on to 58% of the ball again this week, you’d think they’d come away with the points but will have to do so without captain Matt Moylan along with Peta Hiku and Waqa Blake who were dropped following a breach of team protocol. Centre Tyrone Peachey also misses with a broken rib.

The inconsistent Rabbitohs welcome back George Burgess after a disappointing display against North Queensland last week. For the second week in succession, they put just one try on the board and will need halves pairing Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker to work a bit of magic to kerb the flamboyant Panthers attack.

With the Panthers missing a host of stars, this has proven to be a tricky one to pick but Penrith should have enough class elsewhere to return to the winner’s list.

Panthers by 4

Team Lists

Team Lists

Team Stats

Scoring Plays

Panthers   Rabbitohs
3 Tries 3
3 Conversions 3
1 Penalty Goals 1
Field Goals 1


Panthers   Rabbitohs
170 All Runs 182
1,564 All Run Metres 1,557
3 Line Breaks 4
9 Offloads 14


Panthers   Rabbitohs
592 Kick Metres 642
311 Tackles 369
41 Missed Tackles 25


Panthers   Rabbitohs
7 Penalties Conceded 4
7 Errors 9
Sin Bin
Send Offs

Player Stats

Top Run Metres

Dylan Edwards164
James Tamou159
Michael Oldfield150
John Sutton146
Cody Walker145


Rabbitohs 21 (S. Burgess, Walker, Reynolds tries; Reynolds 4 goals; Reynolds 1 field goal) defeated Panthers 20 (D. Watene-Zelezniak, Harawira-Naera, Oldfield tries; Cleary 4 goals) at Pepper Stadium. Half-time: 14-all. Crowd: 15,535.