The Rabbitohs are riding high since Latrell Mitchell’s return but have significant history to overcome if they are to get the best of the Melbourne Storm.
Melbourne’s domination of South Sydney is one of the longest and most one-sided mismatches in the NRL. The Storm are 31-5 all-time against the Rabbitohs. They have won the last seven, including the last two at ANZ. They won earlier in the year and have covered five of their last six.
The Storm are now in the extraordinarily rare position of having not only lost three in a row but enduring the loss of their most explosive player with Ryan Papenhuyzen. They have fallen down the ladder and this match really shapes as a critical clash for them.
This is a good spot for the Storm. They are 12-7 against the spread off a loss and have covered 8 of 10 as a road favourite of less than a try.
Souths are firing on all cylinders and have covered 11 of 16 but fancy the Storm can expose South Sydney’s defensive weaknesses.
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Justin Olam has four tries in six appearances against South Sydney.
Alex Johnston is the leading tryscorer this season with 19 tries in 16 games and has hat-tricks in three of his last five games. He has nine tries in 11 games against the Storm.
Jahrome Hughes continues to be undervalued as a tryscoring proposition. Hughes has 10 tries in 15 appearances including 9 in his last 11 games. Hughes can be bet blindly every week.
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At least six of the following eight players to score a try in NRL Round 19.
At least four of the following eight players to score a try in NRL Round 19.