A strong Rabbitohs The list – reinforced by the man who could be the joker, Benji Marshall – gives old fox Wayne Bennett plenty of options.
RECRUITMENT: Did well overall – got rid of the deadwood and brought in five players who will compete for all the top positions: Marshall (Tigers) Jai Arrow (Titans), Jacob Host (Dragons), Taane Milne (Warriors) and Tautau Moga (Knights)).
STRENGTHS: Adam Reynolds’ kicking game, Cody Walker’s creativity, a solid pack and Latrell Mitchell’s punching power.
WEAKNESSES: Bennett will be looking for a better start to the game than in 2020, when Souths often took a while to get going. They often conceded the first try and on several occasions were late with less than 10 minutes on the clock.
MAN UNDER PRESSURE: Latrell Mitchell – who really felt his feelings when he was injured last season. He will have to climb the mountain again, but if he finds his full form, he will be a real man of danger.
ONE TO WATCH: Hardman Liam Knight was dynamic in 2019 before going down a notch last season – but has the scare factor of leading the South against the big guns of the NRL.
WHAT THE BOOKS SAY: To win against $ 6.50, to make finals $ 1.20 (via Sportsbet)
WHAT MOLEY SAYS: If the Suds stay injury-free, they’re definitely in the top four – stronger than last year and a big chance to advance to the grand final.
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