Penrith Panthers attempt to make it 11 wins from 11 to start the season when they square off against South Sydney Rabbitohs in Dubbo on Sunday afternoon.
Rabbitohs vs Panthers Tips, Preview & Predictions
South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers free NRL tips, predictions and preview – the Panthers have won the last three meetings between the sides, while eight of the last 10 have been decided by 1-12 margins…
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Rabbitohs vs Panthers Match Details
🇦🇺 Competition: NRL
🗓 Date: Sunday May 23
⏰ Time: 2.00pm AEST
🏟 Stadium: Apex Oval
Rabbitohs vs Panthers Head to Head (last five matches)
- 17/10/20: Panthers 20-16 Rabbitohs
- 25/6/20: Panthers 20-12 Rabbitohs
- 15/6/19: Rabbitohs 18-19 Panthers
- 26/4/19: Panthers 18-22 Rabbitohs
- 17/3/18: Panthers 18-14 Rabbitohs
Rabbitohs vs Panthers Preview and Prediction
A top four blockbuster awaits in Dubbo on Sunday afternoon as competition leaders Penrith put their 10-game winning streak on the line against a Rabbitohs side boosted by the return of Latrell Mitchell.
The Panthers have been almost perfect so far in 2021 – they’ve won their opening 10 matches, extending their regular season winning streak to 25 straight from Round 6 last year, while they are conceding just seven points per game on average.
Having piled on 48 points in their last two victories over the Sharks and Titans, the Panthers are looking unstoppable right now.
Nathan Cleary continues to go from strength to strength and bagged himself a 28-point haul in the crushing win over the Titans, scoring a hat-trick of tries and kicking eight from eight conversions.
Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs have won eight of their 10 games this season, with their only defeats coming against reigning premiers Melbourne – the last of which was an embarrassing 50-0 loss in Round 8.
However, the Rabbitohs were missing Adam Reynolds and Latrell Mitchell in that clash, with both of those players to take the field in Dubbo on Sunday.
Souths have certainly established themselves as top four mainstays this season, but they have plenty of convincing to do against their fellow premiership contenders – namely Penrith and Melbourne.
With Reynolds and Latrell back on deck, we think the Bunnies can keep this one close. However, Penrith’s defence is too strong to ignore – as is their 25-game winning streak in regular season games.
We believe this will be a real grind – the last five meetings have been decided by 1-12 points, with all of those seeing 40 total points or less – but the Panthers have the edge until proven otherwise.
Rabbitohs vs Panthers Teams
Latrell Mitchell returns at fullback for the Rabbitohs, allowing Cody Walker to move back into the halves and Benji Marshall to drop to the bench. Josh Mansour also comes back onto the wing from injury.
Kurt Capewell is back from a head knock for the Panthers, pushing Liam Martin to the bench and J’Maine Hopgood to the reserves.
Rabbitohs team: 1. Latrell Mitchell 2. Alex Johnston 3. Dane Gagai 4. Braidon Burns 5. Josh Mansour 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Thomas Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Tevita Tatola 11. Keaon Koloamatangi 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Liam Knight 14. Benji Marshall 15. Mark Nicholls 16. Jacob Host 17. Jai Arrow 18. Dean Hawkins 19. Hame Sele 20. Patrick Mago 21. Campbell Graham
Panthers team: 1. Dylan Edwards 2. Charlie Staines 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Matt Burton 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Kurt Capewell 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Tyrone May 15. Scott Sorensen 16. Matthew Eisenhuth 17. Liam Martin 18. Spencer Leniu 19. Mitch Kenny 20. J’maine Hopgood 21. Paul Momirovski
Rabbitohs vs Panthers Stats
- Panthers have won their last 25 regular season games
- Panthers have won four of their last five meetings with Souths
- Panthers are conceding an average of seven points per game in 2021
- The last five meetings between the teams have been decided by a 1-12 margin
- All of those games saw 40 or less total points scored
- Alex Johnston has scored 32 tries in his last 32 games
- Charlie Staines has scored five tries in his last two games
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