The South Sydney Rabbitohs lead the Warriors 32-18 in their Magic Round clash at Suncorp Stadium.
The Rabbitohs tear apart a dismal Warriors team following a masterclass from Cody Walker, who has three assists in six tries against a rout.
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Jazz Tevaga dived close to cut the lead to 32-18 and set up a nervous finish for Souths.
“The Souths fell asleep,” Smith said.
The Warriors gave themselves a dim hope of a comeback with Adam Pompey finishing off a pinpoint kick from Reece Walsh to cut the deficit to 32-12.
The Souths picked up where they left off in the second half with Lachlan Ilias, who was denied an earlier try by doing just enough to score and make it 32-6.
Marcelo Montoya finally got the Warriors on the board with the final play of the first half to score in the corner and make it 26-6 at the break.
Damien Cook then completed a long range move from Souths with a barn run to the line taking several warriors with him.
Walker provided a third half-time assist to set Taaffe up for a try and extend the lead to 20-0.
Walker had his second assist of the afternoon when he produced a brilliant cut pass for Alex Johnston to walk around untouched.
“They kill them,” Warren Smith said on Fox League.
Milne had two tries in 14 minutes after earning an assist from full-back Blake Taaffe to make it 8-0.
Cody Walker marked his first game as captain in style with an assist for Taane Milne to cross into the corner and give Souths a 4-0 lead.
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The Rabbitohs will be without captain Cameron Murray for their massive Magic Round clash against the Warriors.
Murray will undergo minor shoulder surgery, with the club confirming the Origin star will miss up to a month of football.
Jai Arrow will be stranded in his absence, with Jacob Host taking a spot in the back row.
Meanwhile, the Warriors have made a series of changes after last week’s poor performance against an understaffed Sharks.
At one point, Cronulla’s team had just 11 players on the field after Will Kennedy was sent off and Jesse Ramien was sent to the trash.
Wade Egan was ruled out with an elbow injury, bringing on Jazz Tevaga in place of hooker, while Aaron Pene will slot in at the lock.
After being at the club for just four days, former Roosters rake Freddy Lussick will take a place on the bench to make his debut for the New Zealand club.
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