Latrell Mitchell went down hurt at training on Monday but has been named and his inclusion makes the Rabbitohs a bet against the defending premiers.
South Sydney looked a strong bet until Monday afternoon when Latrell Mitchell limped off the training paddock with a groin injury. He was named on Tuesday though and there is an expectation he will play with the Bunnies chasing a Top 4 berth.
Mitchell’s importance cannot be understated. His return has turned their season around with just a single golden point loss since he got back.
Penrith downed Souths in last year’s Grand Final and have now won seven of eight matches but the Bunnies have covered eight of the last 13 meetings.
Notably though Souths are a team who hold form. Souths cover at 59% off a win and have covered 14 of their last 21 off a win of 20-plus. The Bunnies have covered 11 of 17 at ANZ as well.
Penrith have covered just 3 of 10 off a double digit loss while teams off being shutout have an awful cover rate of 36%.
The Bunnies are the bet … assuming Latrell suits up.
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Alex Johnston has scored at least one try in 13 of his last 15 games.
Cody Walker has scored five tries in his last six games and has scored in his last three against Penrith.
Alex Johnston is just a tryscoring machine who has been scoring in multiples of late. He comes into this off a double against the Eels, his sixth multi-try game in his last nine games.
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