Top Metre Gainers

A total of five Rabbitohs clocked over 100 metres in Friday’s match, with Sam Burgess and Greg Inglis again duking it out for top honours. Burgess eventually took the cake with his 157 metres. Burgess’ running was second to none against the Bulldogs, with one kick-return from a line-drop-out being replayed constantly over the weekend as much for its ferocity as for the forwards’ lack of self-preservation. It’s a must-see for any junior coach wanting to spur their players into action!

Kirisome Auva’a proved his appearance in this category in round six was no fluke by going one better this week – or in this case, 30 better – by improving on his 88m total from round six with 120 against the Bulldogs.

Sam Burgess – 157m

Greg Inglis – 142m

John Sutton – 123m

Kirisome Auva’a – 120m

Jason Clark – 118m

 

Top Tacklers

Sam Burgess continues to chomp through an epic work-load every week, and in the tackling stakes, that meant 38 tackles against the Dogs. Close behind him was work-horse Dave Tyrrell who amassed an impressive 33, with Luke Burgess and Cameron McInnes rounding out the top four.

Sam Burgess – 38

Dave Tyrrell – 33

Luke Burgess – 27

Cameron McInnes – 22

 

Top Tackle Breaks

It’s perhaps a strange result to have three backs in your top four tackle breakers, but such is the size and power of the Rabbitohs’ ‘little men’ – most of whom just happen to weigh over 100kg’s (with few exceptions). Inglis and John Sutton were both damaging with the ball in hand, with each player managing to break through four tackles, while winger Nathan Merritt rounded out the backs’ effort with three of his own. Jason Clark was this week’s lone forward representative, also with three.

Greg Inglis – 4

John Sutton – 4

Nathan Merritt – 3

Jason Clark – 3

 

Kick Metres

John Sutton – 271m (8 kicks)

Adam Reynolds – 158m (6 kicks)

Greg Inglis – 55m (1 kick)

 

Spotlight – Sam Burgess