Origin duo reveal Rabbitohs’ glaring weakness
South Sydney claimed a comfortable win over St George Illawarra on Thursday night, but there was one noticeable chink in their armour Wayne Bennett will need to fix.
The team's Origin right edge pairing of Greg Inglis and Dane Gagai struggled against their opposites in Tim Lafai and Jordan Pereira.
Inglis looked off the pace following pre-season injury setbacks, missing a game-high six tackles.
The Rabbitohs skipper also looked to pick up a shoulder injury at one stage in the second half, but Bennett said his star centre was fine.
Gagai also missed five tackles, two crucial ones which led to Pereira's two tries.
The 11 missed tackles in total equated for 41 per cent of the team's total missed tackle count.
Inglis appeared on League Life on Fox League on Wednesday where he spoke about the neck operation he had in the pre-season, while also taking aim at critics who labelled him overweight.
Asked about being fat-shamed over the summer, Inglis said: "People just don't get their facts right, they say I'm 15, 18, 25 kilos overweight, and I don't know where it came from.
"It does get you down.
"I was getting that from every single person. I know what's right for me and so does the coach and nutritionist. It is fat shaming. I don't appreciate it whatsoever.
"I know what I'm capable of and what my body can take. I don't care what the trolls say."
Inglis and Gagai's performance wasn't missed by fans watching on.