Melbourne Storm winger Josh Addo-Carr has almost singlehandedly sunk South Sydney Rabbitohs, scoring six tries in a 50-0 victory in Sydney.
Addo-Carr became the first player since 1950 to cross for six tries and Melbourne's first to score more than five in an NRL match.
In the opening 15 minutes, Addo-Carr had Souths at his mercy with a hat-trick and scored another try on the verge of the break to have four before halftime.
But Addo-Carr wasn't finished with the injury-ravaged Rabbitohs. In the 66th minute, the winger dotted down for a fifth and capped off his night with his sixth nine minutes from fulltime.
The 25-year-old joins Newtown's Jack Troy in scoring six tries in one premiership match.
Addo-Carr's display also takes him joint top of the NRL's leading tryscorers list for 2021, joining Brett Morris with 11 scores to his name.
Kiwis pair Jahrome Hughes and Brandon Smith also scored tries, along with former NZ Warriors loanee George Jennings, as the Storm crossed 10 times in 80 minutes.
With the Rabbitohs already missing stars Adam Reynolds, Latrell Mitchell, Josh Mansour, Jaxson Paulo, Campbell Graham and Cam Murray, the final scoreline capped a horrendous night, depriving them a chance to move level on points with competition leaders Penrith Panthers.
Meanwhile, Melbourne moved into outright second on points differential, leapfrogging Parramatta Eels to be two points behind Penrith with seven wins from eight games.
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