It was a month ago that a number of pundits prepared to draw a red line on the occasion of the 2020 Premiership in South Sydney.
Now, a week out of the final series, the Rabitohas have suddenly hit a pulse of form that could lead them to their first title since 2014.
And the man who can lead the glorious Cardinal and Myrtle Club this time is Cody Walker.
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Livewire hit the fifth-eighth star when it thrashed the Booneys on Friday night for a 20-run win over the rosters.
Walker ran 120 meters and built a total of 11 tackle buses, two linebrakes and one offload.
He made two attempts and was credited by Fox Sports Lab with four assistants and four linebreak assistants.
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Some of his efforts should have been believed and it is fair to say that many players in the competition could not make it out.
“This blossom is a magician. “He’s everywhere tonight,” Michael Annes said in a Fox League comment.
“She is OK. He is giving time to complete everything.
“If he’s not the best player in the tournament, his performance tonight is as good as I’ve seen from Cody Walker.”
Walker may be the best player in the competition but his inconsistency sometimes knocks.
He also started his State of Eugene last year and was then knocked out by the NSW after just one game for his performance.
But it looks like South Sydney’s next title could rest on its laurels.
Greg has been a huge fan of Alexander Walker.
And he admitted that he had been writing to the Bunnies a long time ago, and was not even sure he could win the contest to lead Friday’s game.
Now he is convinced that he can.
“It was all about South Sydney and whether they could show themselves and everyone that they were the real chance of a premiere,” Alexander said.
“They have just put 60 on the rosters. He said tonight that he can win the computer, he has made a good team to win the premiership.
“I didn’t really think about the bunnies until tonight.”