Young Bunnies get the position carried out in opposition to Dragons

A South Sydney Rabbitohs facet missing players like Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds, Cameron Murray, Damien Prepare dinner, Dane Gagai and certainly Latrell Mitchell via suspension came out on top in opposition to a weak St George Illawarra Dragons outfit.

The young Bunnies dominated most of the match but did permit in a few tries in just the remaining 12 minutes of the sport.

Debutant halfback Lachlan Ilias scored a try out within just his initially 6 minutes of his younger occupation, even though the younger 20-yr-old dummy-50 % Peter Mamouzelos designed a whopping 50 tackles with zero misses.

But the participant who Wayne Bennett would’ve experienced his eyes on is fullback Blake Taaffe. The 19-12 months-previous experienced a check out aid and 96 run metres but did make an mistake after dropping a kick, which you simply cannot do in the finals.

I would go with Alex Johnston at fullback in the finals for the reason that not only is he a great catcher of the ball, but he has also performed fullback on many events in the course of his profession. I am not having just about anything away from Taaffe but the experience of Johnston will be critical, particularly towards Penrith and Nathan Cleary’s kicking video game.

Fill-in captain Mark Nicholls looked really spectacular following he ran for in excess of 150 metres and produced 32 tackles. Rabbitohs second row forwards Jayden Su’A and Jacob Host mixed for 82 tackles and a few misses.

Each participant in the Rabbitohs back five ran for over 100 metres apart from Taaffe. Centre Braidon Burns ran for the most metres with 219.

Dragons fullback Tyrell Sloan secured a check out double, ran for 150 metres, broke five tackles and had 1 linebreak, although the Dragons bench was pretty lousy. No participant on the St George Illawarra bench ran for around 100 metres and the Dragons produced expensive mistakes, with some of these problems main to tries.

The Dragons produced 12 problems and missed 20 tackles, while the Rabbitohs manufactured seven mistakes and skipped 23 tackles.

Souths will not require to worry about any of their significant-identify gamers who played from the Dragons getting suspended as only Tautau Moga was put on report.

I was truly amazed with Campbell Graham’s defence as the gifted centre manufactured 23 tackles and only the a person miss out on. These quantities in defence will seriously give him and the gamers all-around him self confidence that he is solid in defence.

The Rabbitohs will play the Penrith Panthers upcoming Saturday in Week 1 of the finals, when the Dragons’ 2021 marketing campaign is now formally completed.

The Dragons do, however, appear very very good for next season with a whole lot of younger gamers coming by way of the procedure.