South Sydney’s First Nations flyer Alex Johnston has marked the beginning of NAIDOC Week in style, equalling the Rabbitohs record for the most tries in an NRL game.

Souths were too strong for the Panthers on Sunday afternoon, running away with the match to win 42 – 14 but Johnston was the star, running in five tries to equal the mark most recently achieved by Nathan Merritt.

22 year old Johnston (pictured) says equalling the record while wearing the clubs Indigenous jersey will be a memory that will stay with him for ever but for now, the teams attention will turn to Friday nights clash with the fourth placed Roosters.