South Sydney are staring on the prospect of extra time with out Latrell Mitchell after the famous person fullback damage his hamstring of their 24-12 NRL win over St George Illawarra.
Already battling a knee damage, Mitchell lasted simply 14 minutes earlier than he limped from the sector and didn’t return with Blake Taaffe deputising at fullback.
The damage has already raised considerations over the Accor Stadium floor, with Fox Sports activities reporting the Rabbitohs had been sad with the turf.
South Sydney have been hit by an damage scare surrounding gun fullback Latrell Mitchell
Sections needed to be returfed after a teenage music pageant final week whereas the bottom acquired 150mm of rain through the previous 9 days.
Souths have frolicked with out Mitchell prior to now two years, with a hamstring ending his 2020 season early earlier than reaching final 12 months’s grand ultimate with when he was suspended.
In addition they misplaced to Brisbane within the opening spherical whereas he was nonetheless serving his ban.
The Rabbitohs have the lowly ranked Canterbury and Wests Tigers within the subsequent fortnight, however any lack of Mitchell will nonetheless affect their assault.
Mitchell supplied the end to their finest attacking play of the night time on Saturday night time earlier than going off, opening the scoring after some enterprising ball motion.
Popping out of their very own finish, Jai Arrow and Campbell Graham each supplied offloads within the lead up whereas Damien Cook dinner additionally scooted downfield earlier than Mitchell scored.
Cook dinner was near the Rabbitohs’ finest, working the ball seven instances and totalling greater than 110 metres.
He was concerned of their second strive as he darted out of dummy-half and helped Lachlan Ilias on his manner earlier than a fast play-the-ball allowed Keaon Koloamatangi to crash over.
Koloamatangi additionally had a task in one other strive, getting away a offload to assist Taaffe get Graham over, whereas Ilias placed on a ball for Taane Milne to hit a gap and rating late.
Mitchell hobbled off after quarter-hour however the Bunnies managed effectively with out their star
Souths need to bounce again after shedding to Penrith final day trip, and so they coasted to a 10-0 half time lead after the Dragons provided little resistance
The Bunnies had been removed from the whole bundle in simply their second win of the season, with Cody Walker working the ball simply twice and Souths finishing at 58 per cent after the break.
The Dragons had been typically their very own worst enemy.
That they had extra tackles within the attacking red-zone than the Rabbitohs within the first hour, however too typically got here up with errors near the road.
Moses Mbye supplied their spotlight when he shoved off Koloamatangi to attain early within the second half, whereas Jaydn Su’A additionally crossed within the final minute.
However in the end their 9 errors in 19 units within the second half advised the story of their night time, with Zac Lomax additionally leaving the sector late for a HIA.