In a juicy heavyweight battle, the John Lang coached SOuth Sydney side has really stood up – with the Bunnies out pointing the Panthers 42-22 at ANZ Stadium.

It was the first time John Lang has achieved victory over his old club.

Helping him along was the timeless Rhys Wesser. The man they call Danny Glover was at his vintage best and repaid Lang for recent faith, after Wesser had some bad weeks.

But it’s the big bopper engine room for Souths that make them a genuine threat this year.

It’s been much talked about, and sure in this game Issac Luke and Chris Sandow were at their scheming best – but when the big Souths forwards rumble consistently over the ad-line, this side is almost unstoppable.

Penrith had some excuses, they got hemmed in traffic for hours with the M4 saga – several players only just making it for game time. This would have surely dented focus.

The Panthers were sorely missing Petero Civoniceva and obviously had others backing up from Origin.

But take nothing away from Souths. They came to play, after their recent big win over the Tigers – the amount of points they can score in attack is indication of how much they can hurt you when they are ‘on’

The Panthers were due a loss, they’ve been flying high for weeks now and in todays NRL it’s almost impossible to go so far without a loss.

Souths might be coming good at just the right time.

Its the halfway point of the 2010 season and the Bunnies boys are finally getting to know how each other plays.

This will certainly have other sides looking over their shoulders.

By ricky

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