Wayne Bennett concedes South Sydney have large points after conceding 50 factors to their greatest title rivals twice within the area of 18 days.
Bennett apologised to Dubbo rugby league followers after his aspect was trounced 56-12 by Penrith on Sunday, of their greatest ever loss to the Panthers.
It got here simply two weeks after they have been trounced 50-0 by Melbourne, that means they’ve been blown out of the water in all three video games in opposition to top-four sides this 12 months.
Bennett additionally admitted he shunned utilizing Benji Marshall as a result of he did not need to embarrass him, with Souths down 28-0 after 33 minutes.
However the Rabbitohs had already carried out that themselves, with Bennett left questioning their angle after the poor few weeks.
“The underside line is we have performed the highest two groups prior to now three weeks and so they’ve each overwhelmed us by 50 factors.
“We have some points.”
“I am sorry for all of the followers right here right now, as a result of they deserved higher than that.”
The Rabbitohs’ horror present additionally spoiled Latrell Mitchell’s comeback from a four-week ban, with poor ball leaving him with restricted probabilities.
He seemed harmful for a quick interval within the second half with Souths on the assault, however they have been by no means actually within the contest.
When requested if Mitchell may regain his type and get again to his, Bennett even mused that he wasn’t even assured that the remainder of the staff may.
At one level a neighborhood fan yelled at Marshall on the sideline to get on the sphere and put some satisfaction again within the jersey.
However Bennett opted in opposition to taking the recommendation, adamant not even his spark would make a distinction.
“I wasn’t going to embarrass him,” Bennett stated.
“We weren’t defending nicely and Benji is not often known as the perfect defender the sport’s ever seen. We simply could not cease them.”