Top Metre Gainers

A double-ton to both George Burgess and Greg Inglis was a feature in the Rabbitohs’ ANZAC Day performance, with George topping the count with his 217 metres from 21 runs.

George Burgess – 217m (21 runs)

Greg Inglis – 204m (14 runs)

Sam Burgess – 136m (19 runs)

Bryson Goodwin – 103m (10 runs)

Kirisome Auva’a – 100m (12 runs)

 

Top Tacklers

He may only have come into the top-grade this year, but Kyle Turner is fast proving himself as a valuable member of the Rabbitohs’ forward pack. Turner topped the tackle-count for the red and greens for the first time in his career on Friday, with Jason Clark and Dave Tyrrell both just one tackle behind.

Kyle Turner – 29

Jason Clark – 28

Dave Tyrrell – 28

Sam Burgess – 27

Ben Te’o – 27

 

Top Tackle Breaks

Greg Inglis – 10

George Burgess – 8

Apisai Koroisau – 7

 

Spotlight – George Burgess

He’s big, he’s buff, he’s Burgess. Fox Sports commentator Warren Smith’s assessment of George Burgess still rings true a year after he uttered those words on the fly. With 217 metres from 21 runs, 25 tackles and eight tackle breaks to his credit on Friday, George just seems to be getting better with experience.

Kick Metres

Adam Reynolds – 412m (14 kicks)

John Sutton – 106m (4 kicks)

 

Offloads

Sam Burgess – 2

Greg Inglis – 2

 

Spotlight – Kirisome Auva’a

You might struggle to pronounce his name, but singing the praises of Kirisome Auva’a right now isn’t tough. Auva’a is fast making the number four jersey his own with a damaging running style that has defences at a loss. The recent debutant made 100 metres from 10 runs, while also managing to score a crucial try against the Broncos.