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Bryson Goodwin dives over to score for South Sydney against the Warriors on Saturday.

What we learned from this year's trip west to Perth, as the Rabbitohs turned on the style in front of a big WA crowd once again.

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Warriors always struggle with the Perth trip

The Rabbitohs will surely continue to take their home games against the Warriors to Perth.

The Kiwis have now lost seven-from-seven playing Souths in Western Australia.

They struggle with the long flight and against a Bunnies side that always seems to play well in their western home.

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden refused to blame the big trip for his side's poor record.

"Look we enjoy coming over here," McFadden said. "We had a good week, there's certainly no excuses.

"It is an opportunity for us to come over and really gel as a group."

Dylan Walker too good out wide

Souths centre Dylan Walker had another amazing game in Perth on Saturday night.

Against bigger but less mobile Warriors outside backs Walker was far too agile and far too quick.

On more than one occasion he left his opposition clutching at thin air trying to bring him down.

By the end of the match Walker had amassed six tackle busts, three line breaks and a try assist. 

In the 61st minute he looked like he had spiders on him as he bounced around Warriors defenders before laying a try on for Alex Johnston.

Tim Grant's try highlights lack of intensity for Warriors

Grant's try in the final play of the first half was a brilliant display of strength and persistence by the big bopper.

However it also highlighted a severe lack of effort from the Kiwis.

On the final play of the half Grant carted the ball up in what would normally be considered a submissive end to a set and to a half of football. 

However with an unexpected desire and aggression, Grant was allowed to spin out of the initial contact and eventually carry four defenders five metres to the try line. 

"We really haven't put in a performance like that for a while," McFadden said about the game. 

"We really fell short tonight."

Although it was a sub-par defensive effort from the Warriors, take nothing away from the determination of Grant to get over the line for first try since Round 8, 2011.

Inglis bounces back with brilliant display

After a few slow weeks in which legendary Souths skipper Greg Inglis has been criticised for appearing to be either injured, tired or unmotivated, the dynamic fullback came out with a huge performance against the Warriors.

He had a game-high 236 running metres off 15 runs as well as five tackle breaks, two line-break assists and a try assist. 

There is no better advertisement for the great game of rugby league in Perth than Greg Inglis in such sparkling form.

Perth would be a great spot for an NRL team

The people of Perth showed once again that an NRL team will be welcome and well supported in Western Australia.

With a ground record 20,272 packed in to NIB Stadium to watch the clash, the Perth bid for a full-time NRL team grows even stronger. 

Normally a stronghold for AFL, there is genuine interest in rugby league out west. 

Both coaches praised the people of Perth for their support.

"We got a record crowd, so it's great to see the people of Perth turn out and the atmosphere was great," Michael Maguire said.

Andrew McFadden agreed and also mentioned that, "there probably is a future for the game over here".

"It's great it's a great atmosphere we've got a lot of support over here as well as Souths."

Bunnies captain Inglis also loved the experience of playing in front of some passionate West Australian fans. 

"It was terrific," Inglis said. "We've been coming over here for a number of years now and we see a crowd like that every time."

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