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Round 6: Halftime Takeaways

Get up to speed on all the talking points from our first forty of footy.

Graham's the Centre of Attention

When he’s not scoring tries he’s saving them. After bursting his way through early in the first half for our first try, he was saving them at the opposite end when a Tohu Harris burst looked to set up his outside men for a certain four pointer. With the Rabbitohs crossing the stripe for their second try shortly after following an intercept from Dane Gagai, had it not been for the long arms of Campbell Graham knocking back for Walker to ground it dead in-goal, it would likely have been a very different scoreline at the break. 

Graham answers straight back for South Sydney

About time 

With our goal under attack following, Graham’s touch of God, the boys from NZ looked like they were in for their second with unmarked man on the left. Gagai had other ideas as he got his mits in the way of Hiku’s pass to shoot 80 metres up field. The Warriors defence did well to catch with Nikorima leading the way. However the Warriors magic man was penalised for a flop and sent from the field. Souths capitalised on the shorter man, running in two tries in quick succession. The send offs didn’t stop however after repeated infringements from Souths saw Cody Walker sent off late in the opening half. 

Sharpshooter’s Streak Continues... Almost

The Rabbitohs Captain Adam Reynolds had kicked 17 straight & hadn’t missed a kick since the Round 2 match in Brisbane before narrowly missing a shot from the sideline to end the half. Although he would have need a whopping 19 more straight in order to eclipse Hazem El Masri’s record of 35, the extra points are having a huge impact on the Rabbitohs season.

Latrell can sling it

Once again the man at the back for the Rabbitohs has showed his class with a spectacular cut out ball for Alex Johnston to cross in the corner late in the half. Latrell is clearly building his own brand at the back & tallying up the try assists over the last few weeks.