NRL 2021: Benji Marshall brilliance for South Sydney Rabbitohs puts woeful Canterbury Bulldogs into record books

A moment of brilliance from New Zealand international Benji Marshall has helped his South Sydney Rabbitohs thrash the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-0 on Friday night. 

After being brought on late for his second spell of the evening, Marshall received an offload from Keaon Koloamatangi, before threading a beautiful grubber into the in-goal area for fullback Latrell Mitchell to gobble up and score the Rabbitohs' fifth four-pointer. 

South Sydney ran riot, scoring six unanswered tries through Josh Mansour, Alex Johnston, Mitchell, Adam Reynolds and a double from Cody Walker to send the Bulldogs to the record books after another horrible evening. 

The 16 points they've scored in four games is the worst tally in almost a century, and they've became just the second team in NRL history to lose three straight games without scoring a point, with Cronulla in mid-2014 the only other side to slump as low.

It's now been 244 minutes of football since the Bulldogs scored a four-pointer against Newcastle in round one, having since been held to zero against Penrith and Brisbane.

It's the worst start to an NRL-era season after four rounds and their 16 points from four games is the fewest in almost a century since Glebe scored just 12 in 1928.

The Rabbitohs move up to second place with their impressive display while the Bulldogs remain 15th, just above Manly Sea Eagles on points differential. 

In the late game on Friday, the Melbourne Storm grabbed their second victory of the season with a 40-6 demolition of the Brisbane Broncos.

Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen stole the show with four tries in 11 minutes, a try assist and five conversions as he enhanced his reputation as one of the games best fullbacks. 

George Jennings - who played six games for the Warriors in 2020 - crashed over for a double while five-eighth Cameron Munster rounded out the try-scoring.  

The win sees Melbourne jump up to fifth while Brisbane languishes down in 12th ahead of their difficult trip to the Rabbitohs.

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