Stats Insider v Rabbitohs
Check out all the recent and historical figures between the Sea Eagles and Rabbitohs ahead of their clash this Friday night at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Overall head to head
Sea Eagles: 77
Last time they met
Rd 2, 2014, Central Coast Stadium
SEA EAGLES 14. Tries: Cheyse Blair, Daly Cherry Evans. Goals: Jamie Lyon 3/4
RABBITOHS 12. Tries: Sam Burgess, Beau Champion. Goals: Adam Reyonolds 2/3.
We met the Rabbitohs way back in Round 2 when all that separated the sides and the two competition points was a Jamie Lyon penalty-goal.
The two sides went toe-to-toe throughout the match with the Sea Eagles leaving it late to level it up through a bit of Jamie Buhrer brilliance to put Daly Cherry-Evans over under the posts.
With the clock winding down and the threat of golden point looming, both sides traded attempts at field-goal with Reynolds missing the Rabbitohs’ attempt from 30 metres out.
At four minutes left, the Sea Eagles turned defence into attack by intercepting a pass on a promising Rabbitohs raid. The Sea Eagles were chased down, but It got worse for the red and greens, being penalised for holding down allowing Jamie Lyon a penalty goal to take the lead.
Last five meetings between the two sides
10th Aug 2012 – Sea Eagles 23-6, Bluetounge Stadium
26th Apr 2013 – Rabbitohs 12-20, Brookvale Ovale
16th Aug 2013 – Rabbitohs 10-22, Bluetounge Stadium
27th Sep 2013 – Sea Eagles 30-20, ANZ Stadium
14th March 2014 – Sea Eagles 14-12, Central Coast Stadium
The Sea Eagles have had the wood of the Rabbitohs in recent years, winning six of their past nine meetings.
Manly have a mixed record when playing Souths at the Sydney Cricket Ground, only winning 12 times from 26 matches against the Rabbitohs.
The Sea Eagles have the second best points differential, 44 points behind South Sydney in first on +142 points.
The Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles have the leagues best defences this season conceeing only 283 and 287 points respectively.
Manly’s biggest win over the Rabbitohs: 54-0, 1983 at Brookvale Oval.
Rabbitohs biggest win over the Sea Eagles: 44-6 1988 at Sydney Football Stadium.
The Sea Eagles are the only team in the NRL to have won their last four matches.
Premierships: Sea Eagles 8, Rabbitohs 20.