Struggling NRL star's astonishing win drought

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Alex Johnston keeps rewriting the grounds books with his unthinkable try-scoring feats successful the red-hot Rabbitohs backline.

He was astatine it again successful the big triumph implicit the hapless Cowboys connected Friday night, racing successful a hat-trick connected the flank.

Johnson has present scored 13 tries successful his past 5 games - 3 hat-tricks and 2 tons of two.

Only 1 subordinate successful the past of the crippled has scored 2 oregon much tries successful 5 consecutive games - erstwhile Parramatta favourite Semi Radradra backmost successful 2015.

With the large work Johnston is getting from Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker, helium is definite to adhd plentifulness to his vocation tally of 128 tries earlier the play is out.

Alex Johnston of the Rabbitohs scores 1 of this 3 tries against the Cowboys. (Getty)


You person to consciousness for mediocre Tom Dearden, a talented young halfback who was thrown successful astatine the heavy extremity by the Broncos arsenic an 18-year-old successful 2019 and has been battling ever since.

Dearden has mislaid a staggering 18 games successful a enactment arsenic a starting halfback astatine the Broncos and present Cowboys - a inclination that has intelligibly affected his confidence.

At a Storm oregon Roosters, Dearden would grip things OK - but astatine a struggling nine helium doesn't person the acquisition oregon know-how to crook things around.

The youngster volition make into a just NRL player, but arsenic helium showed against Souths the different night, helium has a mode to go.

His past triumph arsenic a starting No.7 was successful his debut play successful 2019 and helium whitethorn request a spell successful the Queensland Cup to find that winning feeling again.

Tom Dearden (7) and Jason Taumalolo of the Cowboys during their nonaccomplishment to the Rabbitohs. (Getty)


The Raiders were hopeless to travel up with a win against Manly connected Thursday nighttime - and contempt being fertile outsiders, ne'er looked similar losing.

It was a large nighttime for their seasoned centre Jarrod Croker, who became lone the 4th subordinate successful the game's past to walk the 2,200 constituent mark.

Not lone that, helium did it successful quicker clip than his 3 predecessors - league legends Cam Smith, Hazem El Masri and Johnathan Thurston - a fantastic feat from the Canberra star.

Jarrod Croker of the Raiders. (Getty)


Manly looked atrocious against the Raiders without Turbo Tom and Daly Cherry-Evans - and 1 of the main reasons was the enactment of Dylan Walker astatine halfback.

Walker is simply a talented centre and sometimes five-eighth but simply doesn't person the shot encephalon to play astatine No.7.

It was a bizarre enactment by Des Hasler - and I was saying this earlier the match.

Hasler continues to disregard Cade Cust, a earthy halfback who started connected the seat arsenic reserve hooker and erstwhile again lone came connected erstwhile the crippled was lost, getting small crippled time.

Dylan Walker of the Sea Eagles passes against the Canberra Raiders. (Getty)


Whatever Trent Barrett has been saying to the Bulldogs conscionable earlier they tally connected to the tract each week, helium needs to alteration the message.

Canterbury person conceded the opening effort successful their past 9 games successful a worrying trend.

The last-placed Dogs don't person the people to retrieve from those mediocre starts - a large crushed wherefore they person won conscionable 2 of 15 games this season.

They were 10-0 down aft arsenic galore minutes against the Roosters and contempt trying hard, were ne'er going to triumph from there.

Bulldogs manager Trent Barrett. (Getty)

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