Penrith
Panthers
20
South Sydney
Rabbitohs
21
FULLTIME
2017-04-07T09:50:00Z
Pepper Stadium

Preview

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 Stats


Scoring Plays

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

Attack

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

Defense

Panthers   Rabbitohs
592 Kick Metres 642
0 40/20 0
311 Tackles 369
41 Missed Tackles 25

Discipline

Panthers   Rabbitohs
7 Penalties Conceded 4
7 Errors 9
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats


Top Run Metres

 PlayerTOT
Dylan Edwards164
James Tamou159
Michael Oldfield150
John Sutton146
Cody Walker145

Summary

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.