Looking for the 2018 NRL champions? Well, the search is over Ã¢â‚¬â€œ South Sydney Rabbitohs are going to take some stopping in their pursuit of glory. With nine wins on the spin, Anthony SeiboldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s side have climbed the NRL ladder and it would take a brave man to back against the Rabbitohs on current form.
“In 110 years he is the first person to play 300 games for the club. What a story. We are so grateful, all of us, to be a part of it,” @SamBurgess8 on Sutton. https://t.co/XJbSz5wPuT#NRL pic.twitter.com/uSuhothZPZ
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South Sydney are now two points clear at the top of the table and the league leaders are showing no signs of slowing down. The Rabbitohs are now well placed to push on and claim a 22nd premiership crown this year; plenty of punters will be siding with South Sydney after their exploits in recent months. It could be a thrilling end to the campaign for Rabbitohs fans. In-Form and in Control of Own Destiny To put those efforts into perspective, the Rabbitohs have scored 237 points during the last nine matches whilst conceding just 137. During that period, South Sydney have won three games by less than three points and winning close contests is a good habit. Seibold will be demanding more of the same from his side ahead of the business end of the season.
We may have won 9Ã¢Æ’Â£ straight but Sam Burgess says it will count for nothing if the team don’t execute when it counts. Ã°Å¸â€Â¥Ã°Å¸â€™Âªhttps://t.co/goZdBdDi0h#GoRabbitohs pic.twitter.com/cUUHHAC9pq Ã¢â‚¬â€ South Sydney Rabbitohs Ã°Å¸ÂÂ° (@SSFCRABBITOHS) July 16, 2018
Robert Jennings has been simply sublime so far this year, notching three hat-tricks in NRL fixtures. Now the divisionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top scorer with 16 tries, the 22-year-old has matured into an elite prospect in recent months and Jennings could be the difference between success and failure for South Sydney. He will be central to their postseason aspirationsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
At the time of writing, the Rabbitohs are 7/2 in NRL rugby league betting oddsÃ‚Â and plenty of punters will be siding with South Sydney at this moment in time. For most of the campaign, St. George Illawarra Dragons were the team to beat but their form has tailed off in recent weeks Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Rabbitohs are only going to get stronger.
Momentum and Winning Key for Future Success
With clashes against the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters fast approaching, the onus is on South Sydney to extend their winning run. Beating their title rivals will help to build momentum ahead of the playoffs; anything can happen in the postseason. However, mentally the Rabbitohs will have an advantage if they finish top of the regular campaign.
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The South Sydney Rabbitohs deserve their spot at the top of the NRL ladder Ã¢â‚¬â€œ only a fool would claim otherwise. Bookmakers are still scared at the possibility of a Melbourne Storm revival whilst the Penrith Panthers are also in the mix but the Rabbitohs are currently best placed to secure another NRL premiership crown.
An injury to Robert Jennings would be detrimental to their title hopes but South Sydney are more about the collective than individual talent. Anthony Seibold has built a solid group of players at Stadium Australia and you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find too many fans writing the Rabbitohs off at this moment in time. Watch this space; another title beckons if South Sydney hold their nerve.