Stats Breakdown Bulldogs The South Sydney Rabbitohs locked up their ninth straight win over on Saturday with a 24-6 win over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Here are some of the key stats that helped make the Red and Green the outright leaders of the NRL.
Origin Boys keeping the foot on the throttle
Backing up three days later after a gruelling Game III up at Suncorp Stadium, our Origin Stars, Damien Cook, Angus Crichton and Dane Gagai returned to the NRL arena in fine form. All three played a major part in securing the two points for Souths, with Gagai notching up an impressive 5 tackle breaks, the most of anyone on the team, Cook made a monstrous 46 tackles, which was joint first, and Crichton had an extremely quick play the ball average of just 2.89 seconds from 13 play the balls.
Reynolds boots the Dogs out the door
He's getting better and better each week and on Saturday halfback Adam Reynolds was again at his oppressive best as he strangled the Dogs into submission with his superior kicking game.
Kicking for 400 metres, Reynolds kicked further than the Bulldogs kick takers combined as he built the platform for the Rabbitohs to attack from and defend from.
NRL's leading try scorer is none other than our very own Robert Jennings, who has now notched up 16 tries for the season.
'Jenko' has been in electric form this season for the Red and Green scoring tries at will.
To add to the winger's impressive accolades already this season, Jennings' latest try haul was the third time he has scored three or more tries in one game!
Finding a way to win
When you look at the stats more carefully the Rabbitohs fell short in quite a few categories.
The Rabbitohs had less possession, post contact metres, tackles breaks, had more missed tackles and ineffective tackles as well as conceding more penalties.
However, once against the might of South Sydney prevailed as the boys continued to show their fighting spirit even when things aren't going their way.