A huge 56-16 win for the Red & Green! Time to break down the game with By the Numbers!
COMPLETIONS WERE RED HOT
The pleasing stat for the Rabbitohs was that they completed over 90% for the first time this year. Given the amount of ball the Rabbitohs had this is an outstanding achievement and shows just how damaging you can be when you are disciplined with your handling and ball control.
LITTLE BROTHER VS BIG BROTHER
It’s a pretty extraordinary scenario when you are coming up against your brother, in the exact same position on the same side of the field. All those backyard footy sessions; it doesn’t get any more personal!
Bayley and Curtis came up against each other for the first time ever in this very game last year and while last year’s result only had one point in it, tonight’s showed a stark difference between the two sides.
When breaking down both player’s games it made sense that Bayley had more running metres while Curtis made more tackles, due to the possession. While no brother really got the chocolates over the other in terms of performance, the key stat Bayley will have over his brother is 2-0.
PLAYER IN FOCUS: LATRELL MITCHELL
Latrell Mitchell continues to prove that he doesn’t necessarily need to be a 200+ metre fullback to be effective. When Latrell is at his damaging best, he is summing up exactly what it is that he needs to bring to a scenario; whether it be soft hands, a faint kick or taking the line on.
Mitchell’s selection was divine tonight. He continues to lead the competition in Line Break assists, picked up two try assists and crossed for two of his own after anticipating an intercept was on and then backing up superbly.
Something that goes unnoticed and unfortunately is not a stat is his work at the back when organising his defensive line. While the Sea Eagles had hardly any ball, Latrell has to be credited that the Rabbitohs did not concede any points until the second half.
DID YOU KNOW?
- The Rabbitohs brought up their biggest ever first half score with 38-0. Prior to that, the Rabbitohs had scores of 37-0 in 1910 against Wests and 1980 against Penrith.
- The Sea Eagles picked up their 11th straight loss at ANZ Stadium. They haven’t won at this ground since the 2013 Preliminary final and it was the Sea Eagles’ biggest loss since 2005.
- The last time the Rabbitohs brought up the half century was in round 25, 2018 when they beat the Tigers 51-10.
- Adam Reynolds kicked 9/9!