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Round 1 - Thursday 7th March @ 08:05pm
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L: 0
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Round 1 - Thursday 7th March @ 08:05pm
ROOSTERS vs. RABBITOHS
Allianz Stadium
28
L: 0
H-T: 4
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FULLTIME at Allianz Stadium and the South Sydney Rabbitohs are your competition leaders following a 28-10 victory in the first match of the season.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

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VIDEO REF - it's a no try from the men in pink, but it's been sent upstairs. Roosters winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is claiming to have got a finger to it. Looks like an airswing to me! It's officially NO TRY.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

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Rabbitohs error on their own 30m, Roosters with it, play goes on and another chance for points here, even with the game lost.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

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A last tackle Roosters kick goes dead. Rabbitohs 20m restart.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Sonny Bill Williams. Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.
Sonny Bill scores a consolation try late in the piece to bring some respectability to the home side's scoreline. Maloney's extras see the score at 28-10 in Souths' favour with three remaining.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

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The Roosters have a good chance to salvage some consolation here, they're on the attack.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-4

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Nathan Merritt. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.
Hat trick! The Bunnies are well on their way to collecting two competition points tonight, Nathan Merritt has his third. Reynolds with another conversion and even with 19 minutes remaining it looks to be over.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-4

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-4

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by George Burgess. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.
George Burgess has the Bunnies' first try of the second half, barging over the line! Reynolds adds the extras.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-4

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-4

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Chris McQueen. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds unsuccessful.
The Rabbitohs with their third try in the same corner, McQueen is the player who collects the spoils from a batted-back ball from Greg Inglis. Reynolds misses as we go to the break.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-4

South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-4

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2nd tackle kick across field... Adam Reynolds puts it up across field... McQueen has the try out wide, Chris James is checking upstairs with the video referees.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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Roosters defence looking a bit tired as Souths roll toward the goalline... and the ball's knocked down by the Roosters mid-tackle, so it's six more for the visitors.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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Line drop out Roosters. Another pinpoint Adam Reynolds grubber forces action from Roosters' captain Anthony Minichiello.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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Another PENALTY to Souths. The count's up to 6-1 in the Rabbitohs' favour. It's now an attacking chance for the Bunnies inside the Roosters half.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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Beau Champion down injured. Souths fans not happy, suggesting it could be foul play. Champion getting up to play the ball. Replays suggesting Jennings copped him high. And that's what the referee thinks now too, play is stopped, PENALTY Souths. Michael Jennings ON REPORT.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Nathan Merritt. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.
Last tackle kick goes up, it's come down in Rabbitohs hands - quick passes to the left and an unmarked Nathan Merritt has his second in the corner! Reynolds this time... another superb kick. Eight points the difference after 30 minutes.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

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And then Martin Kennedy loses it over the line on tackle two. Souths scrum 10m out from their own line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Last tackle grubber pinballs over a few feet just before the Souths line... and ends up in Roosters' hands! Six more!

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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A South Sydney knock on early in the return set. Roosters with the scrum inside Souths' 20m.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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While the conversion was taking place, the biggest interchange of the 2013 season took place - Sonny Bill is ON.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Another Bunnies PENALTY, the Roosters had a kick through and trapped Inglis in-goal, but Jake Friend on the chase was ahead of the kicker.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Andrew Everingham with the error for South Sydney 15m from the Roosters line, and the pressure's relieved. Rabbitohs still ahead 6-4.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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VIDEO REFEREE - referee says no try, he wants to check the best way to restart. It appears Jake Friend is the player who's batted it dead. It's a line drop out, more pressure on the Roosters.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Another Rabbitohs PENALTY, too slow getting off the tackled player. They kick for touch backwards, then take the tap.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Adam Reynolds pokes a grubber through from just inside the Roosters 20m zone, Anthony Minichiello is forced to pick it up and he's trapped. LINE DROP OUT Roosters.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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South Sydney earn a PENALTY, a sneaky hand in the play-the-ball sees Inglis lose it but it's clearly a rake. Penalty awarded. Sonny Bill spotted warming up behind the in-goal area.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Almost a try from the Roosters, a cross-field bomb goes up but a Roosters knock on has been spotted - good call from the officials there. Rabbitohs 20m restart.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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First PENALTY of the season goes to the Roosters, Souths players hanging around in the tackle.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Another error, Sam Burgess jolts the ball free from Mitchell Pearce as the Roosters half looks to take on the line. Souths scrum 25m from their own line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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A few errors creeping into the games of both sides here, both sides looking to blow some cobwebs out. Roosters scrum on their own 30.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Nathan Merritt. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.
Breakaway down the left and it's a TRY for the Rabbitohs! Nathan Merritt finds space on the outside and he SCORES! Adam Reynolds from the touchline - too easy, perfect conversion.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

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Solid set after the try for the Roosters. Maloney with a good touch-finder which will mean a South Sydney scrum on their own 10m line.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by James Maloney. Conversion attempt by James Maloney unsuccessful.
BANG! Great start for the Roosters, two tackles off the scrum and the Roosters use space on the left to find a gap and Maloney darts through it. He misses the conversion.
Sydney Roosters 4-0

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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ERROR: Souths kick on tackle four through Adam Reynolds on their own 30m line... it's out on the full! Roosters scrum!

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Deep Roosters kick on the last tackle. Souths pinned deep in their own half this set, great defence by the Roosters

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KICKOFF! Dylan Farrell puts boot to ball in season 2013 for Souths, Roosters with first possession! WE'RE UNDERWAY!

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Both sides are on the park for this clash, Allianz Stadium roaring.

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LATE CHANGES: Roosters lose O'Donnell, Cordner and Oldfield off the bench. Tinarau Arona remains on the bench in jersey 20. South Sydney are 1-17.

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We're ready for action here at Allianz Stadium. Team Changes on their way!

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Referees: Ben Cummins, Chris James

Touch Judges: Paul Holland, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (10)
Tries: Sonny Bill Williams, Tinirau Arona, James Maloney
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (1/2), Mitchell Aubusson (0/1)
Penalty Goals:

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28)
Tries: Nathan Merritt (3), Chris McQueen, George Burgess
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/5)
Penalty Goals:



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