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Warriors too classy for sub-par Rabbitohs

Shaun Johnson was in top form in the Warriors win over South PHOTO: NRL

The Warriors have showed plenty of clash to thrash the Rabbitohs 34-4 scoring six tries in the process and on a run of form.

It was a completely dominant performance from the Warriors which included Roger Tuivasa-Sheck going over for a try in the second half as he brought up 200th game. 

Shaun Johnson was a highlight on his own setting up tries at ease. The first two tries for the Warriors came from flat passes close to the line and then scored the next two by backing up line breaks from teammates, several players stood out with strong performances. 

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad was excellent in his injury return at fullback, Wayde Egan was at his crafty best at dummy-half, while in the centres Rocco Berry out-played his opposite Jack Wighton.


Strangely the Rabbitohs first points through Izaac Tu’itupou Thompson after just four minutes, but that was it for Souths as they then went flat.

The Warriors thenn turned on the scoring a few minutes later when Johnson sent Berry over with a tight pass from close range.

The points flowed in the last few minutes of the first half as Johnson sent Jackson Ford through for his third try in five games, before getting in on the action himself after backing up a Nicoll-Klokstad line break, with his third conversion making it 18-4 at the break.

In the second half Johnson did it again with another support run, this time off Te Maire Martin's break, before RTS squeezed over in the corner for the most cheered try of the day.

Martin then got over in his first NRL game of the year before the Warriors put on a late defensive stand to cap off a huge win. 

Unfortunately Souths Latrell Mitchell blotted his copy book once again.

He was placed on report twice in the first half, first on 19 minutes for raising his elbow at a tackler and then again in the 32nd minute for a lifting tackle.


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