South Sydney's points were all Indigenous in such a fitting round! Let's break the game down with By the Numbers!
ALEX JOHNSTON LOVES INDIGENOUS ROUND
A Proud Koedal Man, Alex Johnston seems to find that extra bit of energy when he plays in Indigenous round. In his past four Indigenous round games, AJ has crossed for eight tries. Who could forget when he entered the history books in 2017 scoring five tries against the Panthers?!
He really was a stand-out from the wing. Scoring a hat-trick, assisting one (and could have been another, when he was deemed to have been on the sideline), AJ ran for over 300 metres!
Johnston picks off a Dufty pass
THE RABBITOHS BENCH ARE WORKHORSES
Each week the Rabbitohs bench continue to put their hand up, providing a seamless transition with the first stint of both Junior Tatola and Thomas Burgess. From the bench the Rabbitohs outran the Dragons 386 metres to 68!
STATS TO REMEMBER!
While it wasn’t Latrell’s first try for the red and green, tonight he did kick his first goal for South Sydney. Both goalkickers were guilty of missing kicks they probably should have converted.
Something that’s easily forgotten at South Sydney is yes they have the best kicking percentage in the competition through Adam Reynolds (86%), but the second best goal-kicker based on percentages just so happens to be Latrell Mitchell. A pretty handy replacement to have.
Another key stat which is very relevant given the round; every South Sydney point was scored by an Indigenous player.
Souths need to fix up their start though. In the last three weeks the Rabbitohs have conceded first points. Tonight they came back 32-4 after trailing 16-0 early.
LEFT IS WHERE TO GO
Of the 11 tries scored in the game, nine were scored on the attacking team’s left edge.