Sport Rugby League Dylan Walker shines as Rabbitohs blitz Titans
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Dylan Walker shines as Rabbitohs blitz Titans

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A four-try blitz in the opening 20 minutes was the platform for South Sydney’s 22-point NRL win over Gold Coast on Saturday.

The Rabbitohs ran in four unanswered tries before the Titans had completed four sets at Robina, going on to claim a 40-18 victory.

Young centre Dylan Walker picked up four tries and had another disallowed, beginning his scoring just 80 seconds after the match kicked off in a horror start for the home team.

Kirisome Auva’a scored the second just two sets later although there did seem to be a hint of double movement about his lunge for the line.

Walker and winger Alex Johnston then added more tries as the Rabbitohs ran rampant, racing to a 22-0 lead.

Gold Coast winger Anthony Don managed a brace of his own to reduce the margin to 10 at the break before Walker snared his first NRL hat-trick three minutes into the second-half.

Titans’ co-captain Greg Bird will have a nervous wait ahead of the NSW State of Origin team being named after he was placed on report in the 60th minute for a dangerous tackle on Bryson Goodwin.

Walker, who had been denied a fourth try by the video referee, completed his great day with 13 minutes to go before Johnston’s second capped the victory.

Luke Burgess was placed on report late in the game for a shoulder charge which left Titans’ forward Ashley Harrison groggy in an almost solitary bad moment for the Rabbitohs.

The win is the Rabbitohs’ fifth in a row against the Titans and keeps them in the top eight with five wins and four losses this season.

The Titans, who travel to rivals Brisbane next weekend, have a six win and three loss record.