The Outsider #11 – Round 4 preview

Round 4: South Sydney versus Canterbury-Bankstown

The Outsider

We are deep into autumn and everyone’s still talking about cricket, boring!

How good does winning feel? It sure beats the mood of a losing dressing room. The players will have a spring in their step this week but our opponent also had their first win last week so they won’t be kicking stones.

Speaking of wins, congratulations to our Harvey Norman Women’s side for winning their first game last weekend. If you are heading out to the game this Friday make sure that you arrive early and watch our ladies take on Canterbury-Bankstown. It’s a shame that the NRL has overlooked them for inclusion into the inaugural NRL Women’s Premiership but I’m sure we will eventually get there.

Check out the Rabbitohs team lineup.

The Outsider’s Fearless Five

Alex the kid

The Coach Potatoes were quiet this week, I didn’t come across any Alex Johnston bashing. It’s funny how a win changes it all. Well, Canterbury-Bankstown will have done their video on AJ and noticed how lethal Souths’ attack is when AJ chimes in. To combat this, Souths will need to vary their attacking structures otherwise our attack will be contained. A good workaround for this is to vary the extra man by utilising the speed and hands of Damien Cook.

No sniff

Souths need to put in an 80 minute performance if they are to beat Canterbury-Bankstown. We have seen them countless times before playing poorly in games and then they score one try, their fans go mental with their drums and flags and they end up in a scoring blitz to win.

Brit force

The Burgess twins were unstoppable last week. A massive turnaround after a pretty ordinary 2017 campaign. I’d be running them at Marshall-King and Foran all day.

Building pressure

Souths only perform well off the back of building pressure. Starting the game off on Souths’ terms is imperative.

Doueihi knows how to find the sideline with the boot. Early on I’d be kicking on the 3rd tackle to get Brett Morris and Montoya turning and chasing. We need to put them and Mbye on the back foot to restrict their time with the ball.

The goanna crawls

Greg Inglis is slowly finding his feet and had an improved performance last week.

We can still see the best of GI at centre, he just needs Walker to provide simple service and space.

If it’s a dry track, look out!

Game Day

The Outsider’s prediction

it’ll be an arm wrestle as this clash brings the best out of both sides on the field and in the stands. Souths need to start well early and maintain the pressure otherwise it’ll be all over.

Wherever you’re watching the game, I hope you have a good one. I’ll be back after the game to give you my verdict.

Until then….

Mighty Souths presents Super Saturday

Souths are playing in five big games this Easter weekend. Make sure that you visit our Match Centre for all the venue details, team lineups, late mail and progress scores.

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