9 Aug 2011

Merritt thrilled to equal record

7:35 am on 9 August 2011

The South Sydney coach John Lang hailed the display of five-try hero Nathan Merritt and praised his side's ruthless performance after the Rabbitohs humiliated a woeful Parramatta 56-6 in their National Rugby League clash at ANZ Stadium.

The Rabbitohs biggest ever win over the cellar dwelling Eels keeps the Bunny's slim playoff hopes alive with Souths now in ninth place just four points outside the top eight.

Winger Merritt says it's a huge honour to become the seventh player in the club's history to score five tries in a match.