South Sydney
Rabbitohs
6
Melbourne
Storm
14
FULLTIME
2017-05-21T08:30:00Z
nib Stadium

Preview

The NRL heads west once more as the Rabbitohs, fresh off a strong win against the Tigers take on the top of the table Storm, looking to return to the winners list following an uncharacteristically poor defensive performance last week.

Coach Michael Maguire shuffled his lineup in a major way last week – Cody Walker to fullback, Alex Johnston to the wing opposite Aaron Gray, John Sutton to five-eighth – and it paid dividends as the Rabbits chalked up an easy 28-8 win. This week, however, they’ll face a different challenge, in a form of a Melbourne side hell-bent on writing their defensive wrongs from last week which saw them concede an almost unprecedented 38 points, a figure which prompted Craig Bellamy to call it their worse defensive performance under him.

On the flip side, they scored 36 points – the equal-most ever for a losing side – with their Big Three firing on all cylinders.

Tohu Harris returned and was very impressive for someone who has missed a considerable amount of time, as they expect to go into this week unchanged.

The men in purple have won 22 out of the sides 26 meetings, and we see that winning record continuing this Sunday.

Storm by 8.

Team Lists

Team Stats


Scoring Plays

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

Attack

192 All Runs 172
1,428 All Run Metres 1,566
1 Line Breaks 2
10 Offloads 5

Defense

583 Kick Metres 493
0 40/20 1
326 Tackles 371
22 Missed Tackles 37

Discipline

4 Penalties Conceded 8
10 Errors 12
0 Sin Bin 0
0 Send Offs 0

Player Stats

Summary

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t get into fantasy league anymore because your competitors can change their team at the last minute.
    Example
    I’m playing the top team I was 27 points in front going into Rabbitohs game and we both had Smith as captain and he had Slater and Kefusi to play and I had Sam Burgess.
    He subbed out Kefusi and guess who he put in????
    You shouldn’t be able to make any changes after the first game imo

    • Dragons, when you look at another (competitor) team you won’t see their changes, for that round, until the new player/s start their game, so it can appear they made a late change/s, but they actually made them before the start of the round.

      I don’t understand why they (the fantasy site) do it that way, but they do.

  2. Can some fellow rabbitoh support offer me something… I’m so far over this season it isn’t funny.. we’re back to a looking like a reserve grade side.. so much player movement and no one coming to us… what the hell is going on ??

    PLEASE SOMEONE GIVE ME SOME HOPE !!! TOTALLY OVER IT !! WE WERE PREMIERS ONLY 3 YEARS AGO !!

  3. Yes it is frustrating at the moment, no doubt, i think that we are being out coached has well, Maquire is out of idea’s and although i have been his biggest supporter i think we need new direction there, also with Gaigai coming next year and hopefully a fit Inglis that should be enough, we have seriously missed Inglis impact and when a team loses a million dollar player it is hard, but i believe we will be back, just not this year , but it is important to finish off this year has strong as possible, hang in there 1eyed will be right

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