Robert Jennings’ bid to finish the season because the NRL’s lading try-scorer has taken successful with the Rabbitohs speedster no assure to return earlier than the finals, testing the ladder leaders’ depth within the exterior backs.

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As South Sydney grappled with the information Adam Doueihi will miss the remainder of the 12 months with an ACL tear – he has been used within the centres of late – Jennings’ hamstring harm may sideline him till September.

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Hamstrung: Souths winger Robert Jennings could be out until the start of the NRL finals.

Hamstrung: Souths winger Robert Jennings might be out till the beginning of the NRL finals.

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It is a bitter blow for the Rabbitohs’ unsung hero, who is just one attempt behind Sharks flyer Valentine Holmes within the race to be topped the competitors’s most prolific this season.

However Jennings’ probabilities of successful that title after a breakout 12 months seem forlorn, with the Rabbitohs poised to verify he’ll keep on the membership past this 12 months.

Coach Anthony Seibold will take a cautious method with Queensland and Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis, who will sit out a possible minor premiership showdown towards the Roosters on Friday evening as South Sydney’s exterior backs shares are stretched to their restrict.

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