Crichton and Rabbitohs on top

Former Cherrypicker Angus Crichton, seen here against Parramatta, has helped get South Sydney to the top of the NRL Ladder. Photo: AAP/DAN HIMBRECHTS
Former Cherrypicker Angus Crichton, seen here against Parramatta, has helped get South Sydney to the top of the NRL Ladder. Photo: AAP/DAN HIMBRECHTS

Former Cherrypicker Angus Crichton has helped his South Sydney Rabbitohs to a come-from-behind victory over the Melbourne Storm to sit on top of the NRL ladder. 

It was the first time since 2013 that the Rabbits have defeated the Storm and, as a result, South Sydney has won 11 of their past 12 games. 

Crichton proved to be a workhorse on the night, making two linebreaks, three tackle breaks and running for a total 124 metres for the game. 

The team is proving to be a handful in the lead up the finals, with hooker Damien Cook in career best form, putting a 173 metres and 39 tackle-effort against the defending premiers on Friday night. 

The Rabbits will now take on fellow premiership favourite the Sydney Roosters. 

However they will be without Robert Jennings, who has suffered a hamstring injury and Adam Doueihi who has gone down with an ACL injury.