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Souths coach says benched half gained’t be scarred

South Sydney coach Jason Demetriou says rookie playmaker Lachlan Ilias remains to be the Rabbitohs’ long-term halfback, adamant he gained’t be scarred by being hooked in a horror evening in Wollongong.

Ilias performed simply 28 minutes of South Sydney’s 32-12 loss by the hands of St George Illawarra on Thursday evening. The Rabbitohs had been down 32-0 when Ilias was benched.

The 22-year-old dropped the opening kick-off however may hardly be blamed for what was South Sydney’s worst half of the season because the Dragons rolled downfield with the load of possession.

Demetriou opted to maneuver Kodi Nikorima to halfback whereas Blake Taaffe got here on at fullback, with Ilias resigned to watching the majority of the competition from the sideline.

However the Rabbitohs coach is assured Ilias will bounce again, saying he’ll begin at halfback in a fortnight as Souths put together to welcome Latrell Mitchell again into the fold for a conflict with Parramatta after the bye week.


“I’ve bought little question Lachie shall be a long-term half,” Demetriou mentioned.

“He’s a man who has barely performed any footy over the previous two years. He’s 14 video games into his NRL profession and we’re 20-nil down. It’s not honest on him to anticipate him to be the one to get us out of that.

“I’ll sit down with Lachie and undergo {that a} bit. The staff was beneath the pump, Blake provides us some vitality so I used to be attempting to get a response. Kodi Nikorima has bought some expertise, and in that place we in all probability want some expertise on the market.



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