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Top Metre Gainers

The usual suspects were a feature again in round six against the Panthers in the metre-gaining stakes. This week though, it was Sam Burgess topping the count with 152. The slippery conditions no doubt made things difficult for Greg Inglis with his kick-returns, but not enough to deter him from making 103 metres with the ball in hand. An honourable mention must go this week to debutant Kirisome Auva’a, who ranked in the top four with his 88 metres while also scoring a try in his first top-grade game.

Sam Burgess – 152m

Greg Inglis – 103m

Luke Burgess – 93m

Kirisome Auva’a – 88m


Top Tacklers

The Rabbitohs’ round six defensive effort, will be long remembered by Rabbitohs Members and supporters everywhere. With the side putting themselves under pressure thanks to poor ball-control in the slippery conditions, the Rabbitohs made 348 tackles during the course of the match, with Ben Te’o making an impressive 49.

But it was Souths’ missed tackles that drew the most attention, with five misses during the full 80 minutes (the first of which came in the 63rd minute – an incredible stat in any game, but even more impressive given the conditions). The Panthers by comparison missed over twenty.

Ben Te’o – 49

Sam Burgess – 41

George Burgess – 33

Apisai Koroisau – 30


Top Tackle Breaks

It seems that Kirisome Auva’a enjoyed his first taste of the top grade – so much so in fact that he managed to break more tackles than any player on the field in round six at Penrith. More experienced campaigners, Ben Te’o and Captain John Sutton, trailed closely behind the debutant with three tackle breaks apiece.

Kirisome Auva’a – 4

Ben Te’o – 3

John Sutton – 3


Spotlight – Ben Te’o

Kick Metres

John Sutton – 284m (7 kicks)

Adam Reynolds – 155m (6 kicks)

Bryson Goodwin – 41m (2 kicks)


Spotlight – Sam Burgess

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