It's time to see where the game was won for the Rabbitohs, according to the stats!
Busting them Open
For the second week in a row we’ve led the tackle busts stat; tonight leading 40 to the Warriors' 18. Despite such a dominant display, completions are always key and for the game we finished with 71%. We know if we held the ball a bit better and limited unforced errors, we could have potentially added more points to the total as we were guilty of pushing the pass at times.
We’ve got them in the Centres
Both Braidon Burns and Campbell Graham outran the Warriors’ edgemen by more than double. Both Centres crossed for tries and looked threatening every time they received early ball. Burns was particularly solid in defence, often cutting down the legs of his opposing centre.
Interesting to see, we saw Graham fielding a couple of kicks at Wing for Dane Gagai. Gagai also had a brilliant game for the second week in a row, running for 150+ metres again.
Line breaks lead to points
We tripled the amount of line breaks the Warriors generated and we found ourselves capitalising with tries off the back of them. Four of the seven tries that we scored were in the set that started with a line break. This played into how our spine naturally play which is ‘flat and fast.'
All four players; Mitchell, Walker, Reynolds and Cook either scored a try of their own off the back of quick play-the-balls or set up the try by picking the right option. Latrell Mitchell’s pass selection was again sublime. He leads the league in line break assists courtesy of his soft hands.
In the last two weeks our total for and against has been 72-24.
Reynolds finds space on the right
Keeping Roger Quiet
We all know their biggest attacking threat is RTS. While Tuivasa-Sheck still ran for over 100 metres, we’re used to him easily hitting the 200+ mark. It’s a direct correlation that if you keep the star fullback quiet, that nullifies the attack of the Warriors.