Stat breakdown - Round 13

Once again, the South Sydney Rabbitohs defied the odds and produce a result worthy of two points every day of the week.

Minus four players due to State of Origin, the Rabbitohs stormed past the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22-14 at ANZ on Friday night making it five straight wins in the process.

Throughout the 80-minute battle, the Red and Green soldiers dominated in every aspect of the game in particular key stat areas.

 

Tackle machine

What a luxury it is for the Head Coach Anthony Seibold that when he loses his top performing dummy half to State duty, that he can replace him with a former Blues hooker.

Robbie Farah is one of the best in the game in his position and he showed on Friday night that he's still got it, making a whopping 62 tackles in his first NRL game of 2018.

Showing no signs of rust the hard- working number 9 on occasion made four tackles in one set, showing that he can easily fill the void left by Damien Cook in the middle.

 

Metre eater

Now usually a title like this would refer to the damaging work done by the forwards through the centre of the park but today it is in reference to the incredible platform set by the Rabbitohs outside backs.

Clocking up a collective 227 metres between, the South Sydney speedsters dominated their opposite numbers running close to a hundred metres extra than their Cronulla counterparts.

 

Forward momentum

Now we can't do a piece about stats without mentioning the work done by the rampaging Rabbitohs forwards.

Of course, the accolades fell at the feet of Thomas Burgess, who's unlikely two try haul was the difference between the two teams.

However, Burgess was part of an extreme team effort, which saw the Rabbitohs big men notch up 1478 all run metres with 453 post contact metres to boot.

 

Man on a mission

He will soon be known as Mr Worldwide of the Rugby League field soon but for now, we'll point out his Adam Doueihi's amazing effort in the number 1 jersey.

Having said on many occasions he prefers a spot in the halves, the talented Doueihi has shown great versatility across the paddock in 2018 covering injured or representative players.

Taking his chance at fullback Doueihi showed no signs of nerves running for a total 148 metres of 15 runs as well as making a massive six tackle breaks in his sides' dominant win.

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