South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Newcastle Knights score, highlights, SuperCoach scores, videos, Latrell Mitchell, Anthony Milford, Cody Walker

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South Sydney beat Newcastle 40-28 on a try thanks to a masterclass from veteran No6 Cody Walker.

Walker finished with two tries, three assists, a line break and a line break assist, while Thomas Burgess ran nearly 200 yards from the bench.

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“What am I supposed to do?” -Latrell | 00:36

Knights enforcer David Klemmer was sent off on the last play of the game for Daniel Suluka-Fifita’s ‘reckless contact to the head’.

“There’s no way it’s a send off, come on,” Steve Roach said on Fox League.

The Rabbitohs lost half-back Lachlan Ilias in the opening 30 seconds following an ugly header clash with his team-mate, but Walker took control from there.

South Sydney half-back Lachlan Ilias.Source: FOX SPORTS

The Bunnies scored the first try through Walker before the Knights responded with three tries in 10 minutes.

Dom Young scored in the 14th minute after a crazy 60 seconds of play that saw Souths almost score before Newcastle ran 90 yards.

Klemmer and Badman Best scored the next two before Souths winger Richard Kennar netted two.

Walker then had a brilliant interception and ran 80 yards to score on the stroke of halftime.

Walker set up the first try of the second half, giving Kennar his first NRL hat-trick, and Tevita Tatola extended the lead on 52 minutes.

Edrick Lee responded with his sixth try in a week, seven days after becoming the first Knights player in history to score five in one game.

Rabbitohs’ Cody Walker celebrates his second try. Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Souths superstar Latrell Mitchell set up Jaxson Paulo who stepped forward on the sidelines to finish well.

Newcastle enforcer Mitch Barnett brought it within a game of 10 points after breaking in in the 68th minute.

Latrell Mitchell kicked a full-time penalty after Klemmer was dispatched.

Here are three of the game’s biggest takeaways.

WALKER MOUNTS IT

Cody Walker is returning to his form from last season which obliterated defenses all year.

The dapper No.6 put on a clinic against the Knights, and did so despite losing partner Lachlan Ilias (head kick) in the opening 30 seconds.

Walker finished with two tries, three assists, a line break and an assist.

Knights Press Conference | 07:07

“Cody has a lot of stick and I don’t think it’s fair most of the time. No one was under more pressure this season than Cody,” Souths coach Jason Demetriou said after the game.

“He plays his own game, takes the line and his areas of effort are outstanding. He was special tonight.

Benji Marshall echoed the sentiment on Fox League.

“The impact that Cody can have on football games is exceptional, tonight he scored a few tries, three assists, but those are the little things that I love about Cody, when he pushes football, when he runs football,” Marshall said.

“And when he’s in the game defensively, his attack stands out and tonight he showed some real touches of class.”

Cooper Cronk added: “He’s an undisputed star of our competition.”

Rabbitohs Press Conference | 09:52

LATRELL FIRST CAPTAIN’S KNOCK

Latrell Mitchell captained Souths Sydney for the first time and led with aplomb all night.

Mitchell was busy on both sides and said after the game that captaining the Souths was “the biggest accolade I’ve had in my career”.

“We were 40% short of our cap and 1,200 games of experience, Cody and Latrell were outstanding,” coach Jason Demetriou said.

Cooper Cronk said Mitchell is not the type of fullback whose name will ever jump off a stat sheet, stressing that he values ​​quality over quantity.

“He’s only got 10-12 touches and runs, but it’s their quality, where he is and how other people are monitoring his presence,” Cronk said.

“It’s the fact that he takes the cobwebs out of Cody Walker. The fact that he’s on the pitch multiplies by 10 South Sydney and his ability to find plays.

“Every touch has an impact.”

Mitchell was in his second game after a 12-week layoff with a hamstring injury.

“He was even better than last week, his influence down the side, freer running, a bit more confidence in the hamstrings and the knee, there were times when he really stood up, defensively he saved a lot of tries, in moments during the attack when they needed something to happen,” Benji Marshall said.

“His presence on the pitch cannot be underestimated, he creates something out of nothing and that’s why he has such a special talent.

“As a classy ball player, he just adds another dimension to South Sydney’s attack.”

PACK A PUNCH

The Knights had three forwards who went over 130 yards, including David Klemmer who was sent off in the 80th minute.

Klemmer was stopped on the last play of the match for “reckless contact to the head” by Daniel Suluka-Fifita.

The prop scored a rare try – his first in 98 games – and covered 162 meters in 19 runs, leading Daniel Saifiti (148m) and Tyson Frizell (130m).

It looked like an overreaction from referee Todd Smith, with the incident appearing to be nothing more than a scrum.

Klemmer SHIPPED in a last minute scrap | 00:43

“They told me in the hangars that he was sent, and if that was to calm things down because he was involved in something earlier, that’s probably more the case,” said the Coach Adam O’Brien.

“I’ll take care of it when it arrives on our desk.” He has already apologized to his team.

‘Klem’ has a high care factor. He took almost 70 minutes, he is frustrated and let his emotions take over.

“He’s frustrated that his emotions are taking over there, but that’s the NRL.

It’s the first time since 1993 that two Knights have been ejected in one season, with Klemmer trailing Mitch Barnett Round 3.

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