Marked Men: South Sydney Rabbitohs
Wednesday 21 August 2013 11:54 AM
Check out this list of 'Marked Men' from the Rabbitohs that Bulldogs HQ has singled out as players to watch when the Bulldogs take on South Sydney this Friday night.
Many people say he is the best player in the game and it sure is hard to argue with that. Whether it be for his club, his state or his country he certainly has a presence about him and is often one of the best players on the field.
Since his transition from centre to full-back his game has gone to a new level. He certainly provides plenty of spark from the back, be it with his carries, his ability to put team-mates in open space or his consistency to break tackles. One of the hardest players to tackle and with his trademark fend will definitely be a handful on Friday night.
The Bulldogs will need to be effective in contact with Greg and also have a very good kicking game along with a good kick chase.
- Averages 12 runs(160m), Averages 67.6m per game from kick returns
- 83 tackle breaks (2nd most in the NRL)
- 13 tries, 7 try assists
- 19 try saves
- Has an 84.1% kick difusal
The kiwi international is one of the most damaging runners from dummy half. Will always run on the back of a quick play the ball and often find space.
Very skilful out of dummy half and a lot of South’s go forward and effectiveness comes off the back of him.
Has a great ability to get in behind the opposition markers with his strength and when you consider he does lead the NRL in dummy half runs, he sure will be a player the Dogs need to contain.
If the Dogs control the ruck, than they will limit Luke’s impact.
- Averages 9 runs(81m), No1 in NRL for dummy half runs
- 61 tackle breaks
- 12 line break assists, 7 try assists
- 26 offloads
Well George has certainly made a statement this year. Possibly the most improved player in the competition with his work-rate, his impact he provides and the presence he brings to the South’s forward pack. He has one of the strongest carries in the competition, will often run for more than 100 metres per game and finds his front for a quick play the ball many a time.
With his brother Sam out, expect George to be the leader of the South’s forward pack. Much like Inglis, the Dogs will need to be effective with him in contact to limit his impact. Limiting his metres will go a long way to limiting their go forward.
- Averages 15 runs(137m), 7 tries
- 81 tackle breaks (5th in the NRL)
- Averages 46 minutes per game
- 69% of the time will find his elbow and knees
- Has a tackle efficiency of 94.8%