Souths smash NZ Warriors in Perth

South Sydney have continued their good recent form, moving into the NRL top four with a 36-4 win over the New Zealand Warriors at a packed nib Stadium on Saturday.

The victory and performance was a show of the reigning premiers’ strength as they made it three consecutive wins in an ominous sign for the competition.

Dylan Walker grabbed a double for the Bunnies, who continue to enjoy their visits to Perth, in front of a venue record crowd of 20,272 fans.

On the flipside, the Warriors made costly mistakes and never got going on the long journey west, ending a run of three consecutive wins, leaving them in seventh.

The Rabbitohs ran in six tries to one, with Walker (two) as well as Bryson Goodwin, Chris Grevsmuhl, Tim Grant and Alex Johnston all getting in on the act.

Goodwin crossed for the first try inside the opening 10 minutes, after capitalising when he was allowed to play on, with a Shaun Johnson tackle deemed incomplete.

Jacob Lillyman fumbled a golden chance to respond for the Warriors, before Isaac Luke scored a penalty to make it 8-0.

The Warriors would find their response, breaking down the left with a neat move which Manu Vatuvei finished off to make it 8-4 after 26 minutes.

Simon Mannering went off under the concussion rule and the Rabbitohs made the most of his absence, scoring two tries in five minutes before the interval.

The Rabbitohs scored their second try following a Walker break, with Grevsmuhl producing a neat dummy before crossing.

Minutes later, Grant barged a handful of Warriors out of the way to force his way over the line to give Souths a 22-4 lead at halftime.

Walker combined with Tom Burgess to add another try 10 minutes into the second half, before he danced around the Warriors to set up Johnston in the right corner.

The Rabbitohs centre continued the party tricks with another try in the right corner to give the raucous crowd something else to cheer about.

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