The Rabbitohs come into their second match of the day having accounted for the Dragons 23-4 in their first outing. By comparison, the Storm went down to the Panthers in uncharacteristic fashion, down 14-11 by full-time.
Souths showed great composure against the Saints, resulting in one of the biggest margins of the day – a result that would have seemed unthinkable at half-time – up on 6-0 at the break.
With the explosive running of Dylan Walker, coupled with the creativity of Luke Keary and other outside backs including Lote Tuqiri and Joel Reddy, the Rabbitohs have found an early formula that seems to work.
But much of the good news can be attributed squarely on the shoulders of Club Captain, John Sutton. Sutton’s kicking game was a feature of the first match, with the Souths Junior setting up two brilliant tries on the back of kicks. Expect the short kicking game to again feature against the Storm.
Keys to Victory
The Rabbitohs must now build on their new-found knowledge of the Nines format. With the cat out of the bag when it comes to Souths’ danger-men, the Storm will no doubt be expecting much of what was on display against the Saints.
Look to Luke Keary to step up even more in this second outing, with Dylan Walker and Ben Te’o to continue on with their destructive games.