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Round 12 - Saturday 1st June @ 07:30pm
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L: 1
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Round 12 - Saturday 1st June @ 07:30pm
RABBITOHS vs. KNIGHTS
ANZ Stadium
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L: 5
H-T: 8
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CROWD: 13255
H-T: 8
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FULL TIME at ANZ Stadium and Souths have showed why they are top of the NRL at the moment, fought hard without their big stars but still ground out an impressive win after trailing by 12 points early on in the game

South Sydney Rabbitohs 25-18

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Inside the final 30 seconds and Souths will look to play risk free football

South Sydney Rabbitohs 25-18

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Knights try the short kickoff but doesn't work and Souths get the ball back from the scrum

South Sydney Rabbitohs 25-18

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SUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Field goal attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Adam Reynolds kicks a field goal from 45m out, is it the killer blow for the knights?

South Sydney Rabbitohs 25-18

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Knights grubber it on tackle four and goes touch in goal.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

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PENALTY - Isaac Luke penalised for knocking the ball out of the hands of Kevin Naiqama, Knights go down field and get over halfway

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Field goal attempt by John Sutton unsuccessful.

John Sutton tries to push the lead out to 7 but attempt goes wide

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

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Tyrone Roberts with a slips like catch, takes a Adam Reynolds kick 10m out from his own line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

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Souths come up with the ball after Isaac Luke gets his second one-on-one strip of the match, Souths just 30m out from the Knights line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Conversion attempt by Josh Mantellato successful.

A good piece of play from the Scrum gives James McManus his 11th try of the season and another brilliant hooking conversion from Josh Mantellato brings the margin back to 6

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Jason Clark makes an unforced error.

Clark looks up at the defensive line before taking the ball securely

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-12

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Dylan Walker. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Dylan Walker scores for the Rabbitohs, started the set with a magnificent bomb take then finishes it off with a good try in the corner, Adam Reynolds converts from out wide

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-12

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Jarrod Mullen puts the ball high and taken beautifully by Dylan Walker who gets the ball back out to the 30m

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Joseph Leilua makes an unforced error.

A strong Andrew Everingham tackle has force Joey Leilua to drop the ball 10m out from Souths line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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CROWD FIGURE: 13,255 a tad disappointing but considering the weather conditions in Sydney today is quite good considering Souths missing several starts

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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But before we can get play back going the medicab has to come out and take Beau Champion off the field with what could be a serious ankle injury

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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Isaac Luke placed on REPORT by referee Gavin Badger, Knights get the penalty 10m out from the Souths line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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Beau Champion and Tyrone Roberts are down injured after Roberts makes an error, but referee Alan Shortall has given a tip off to the other referee Gavin Badger about an Isaac Luke shoulder charge, so we should see a penalty and possibly place it on report

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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Knights force a line dropout after Andrew Everingham has to take the ball dead

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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PENALTY - Knights get their third penalty of the game and will be happy with the piggy back down field

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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All the momentum looks to be with Souths at the moment, ahead on the scoreboard as well has being well in front of a one sided penalty count

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by George Burgess. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

A barnstorming run from George Burgess gives Souths the lead for the first time in the match with Adam Reynolds converting from in front

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-12

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PENALTY - Knights concede their eighth penalty of the half this time against Jeremy Smith

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Tyrone Roberts makes an unforced error.

Drops a high pass and gives Souths possession

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Bryson Goodwin makes an unforced error.

Bryson Goodwin makes an error in the play the ball, Souths complain that it was Matt Hilder who forced the ball loose, referees Badger & Shortall not interested in his complaints

12 all

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10 minutes gone in the second half and still no change to the halftime score, neither side really looking likely to score

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Jarrod Mullen only just misses out on his second 40/20 with the ball going into touch just 1m short of the 20m line, Souths with possession

12 all

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Both sides look to be playing risk free football although the Rabbitohs won't be happy with their second half completions

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Nathan Peats makes an unforced error.

Nathan Peats puts the ball down, not a good start to the half for Souths with 2 errors in the opening 5 minutes

12 all

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PENALTY - Newcastle get just their second penalty off the match, which will let them get away from their own line

12 all

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Isaac Luke takes a 1 on 1 strip and gets to halfway before he was taken down

12 all

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Roy Asotasi makes an unforced error.

Roy Asotasi puts the ball down halfway through the set, giving Knights possession in the Souths half

12 all

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Second Half underway and this time its Souths who have the first possession of the half

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HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium and its all square at 12-12 with both sides scoring 2 converted tries, Knights looked the better side in the opening 20 but a 7-1 penalty count has helped the Rabbitohs back level

12 all

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PENALTY - Knights penalised yet again this time for Joey Leilua being offside from the kick, Penalty count now 7-1 to Souths

12 all

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Souths release the pressure on the Knights with an error 30m out from the Knights line

12 all

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South Sydney get their third set in a row as Jarrod Mullen is taken down in goal after Kevin Naiqama is unable to clean up the kick on his on goal line

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A good kick from John Sutton secures Souths a repeat set after Josh Mantellato has to push the ball over the dead ball line

12 all

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VIDEO REFEREE's put up the red lights and South Sydney get possession as it was the last tackle

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VIDEO REFEREE - Checking a possible Knights try, Joey Leilua the possible tryscorer, Referee Gavin Badger says no try and wants the video referees to check grounding from a different angle

12 all

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While Alex McKinnon gets stretchered off with what could be a serious ankle injury, some trivia it is Wayne Bennett's 669th game as head coach equalling with Tim Sheens record

12 all

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TIME OFF at ANZ Stadium with Alex McKinnon receiving attention with a nasty head gash and as well as what could be a serious ankle injury

12 all

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Knights manage to force the ball loose from the Rabbitohs and go on the attack inside the Souths 10m

12 all

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Beau Champion. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

South Sydney take advantage of the extra set of the Penalty and score through Beau Champion, Adam Reynolds converts to bring it back level

12 all

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PENALTY - Souths get their 5th penalty of the half and keeps the pressure on the Knights

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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PENALTY - Souths get another penalty, this time its against Adam Cuthbertson for being late into the tackle as well as being too slow away, Penalty count now 4-1 to Souths

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by John Sutton. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

The man who unluckily missed State Of Origin selection during the week John Sutton pushes his way over the tryline and gives Souths their first points. Adam Reynolds has no problems converting

Newcastle Knights 12-6

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Beau Champion told by the referees to clean his face up with blood streaming from his nose

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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PENALTY - South Sydney get their third penalty of the game, go on the attack from the touch finder 40m out from Knights line

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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A poor Adam Reynolds kick gives James McManus and the Knights a free passage back to the 20m

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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South Sydney get a repeat set after Dylan Walker slams the Newcastle defender in goal

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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PENALTY - South Sydney get their second penalty of the game after Tyrone Roberts ruled to be too slow away from the tackle

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Josh Mantellato. Conversion attempt by Josh Mantellato successful.

Debutant Josh Mantellato scores with an excellent finish in the corner and puts in an amazing conversion from the sideline to extend their lead

Newcastle Knights 12-0

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40/20 NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Jarrod Mullen kicks a 40/20.

Jarrod Mullen puts in a 40/20 that will put Newcastle in to good field position to possibly puts some points on the board

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Alex McKinnon. Conversion attempt by Josh Mantellato successful.

Opening points go to the Knights with an unmarked Alex McKinnon scoring off an offload, debutant Josh Mantellato has no problems converting

Newcastle Knights 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Jeff Lima makes an unforced error.

Jeff Lima makes an error 15m out from his own line, giving possession back to the Knights

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South Sydney make an error on the set from the dropout giving Newcastle possession in their own half

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Some good work from John Sutton gives Souths a repeat set after trapping knights debutant Josh Mantellato in goal

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PENALTY - South Sydney get their first penalty of the night, Knights being penalised for being inside the 10m, Referee Gavin Badger telling Jarrod Mullen that they were offside for 2 plays in a row

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Both sides playing risk free Football at the moment, just looking like they are both seeing where the weaknesses lie

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Some good work from Dylan Walker diffuses a Tyrone Roberts bomb and gets into the field of play to give Souths the ball

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PENALTY - Knights get the opening penalty after South Sydney have been ruled to have stripped the ball out of the tackle, Knights go on the attack

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Game Underway with the badge (referee Gavin Badger) calling time on, Newcastle have first possession

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Sides about to head out to a soggy ANZ Stadium tonight, Rain been around since mid afternoon, hopefully it doesn't get too damaged for origin on Wednesday night

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A big challenge for South Sydney tonight with a few Origin stars missing in Greg Inglis, Ben Te'o and Chris McQueen, plus Sam Burgess' suspension draining their second-row stocks. In TEAM NEWS, they lose big Sam, who's replaced in jersey #16 by Jeff Lima, with Josh Starling and Luke Keary coming onto the bench. Justin Hunt is the player left out.
For Newcastle, Peter Mata'utia is out replaced by Josh Mantellato on the wing, while Adam Clydsdale is out with illness, his replacement on the bench is Matt Hilder.

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Rabbitohs: 1. Nathan Merritt 2. Andrew Everingham 3. Beau Champion 4. Dylan Walker 5. Bryson Goodwin 6. John Sutton 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Dave Tyrrell 9. Issac Luke 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Ben Lowe 16. Jeff Lima 13. Nathan Peats
Interchange: 15. Jason Clark 17. George Burgess 18. Josh Starling 19. Luke Keary

Knights: 1. Kevin Naiqama 2. James McManus 3. Dane Gagai 4. Joseph Leilua 18. Josh Mantellato 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. Kade Snowden 9. Travis Waddell 10. Willie Mason 11. Robbie Rochow 12. Alex McKinnon 13. Jeremy Smith
Interchange: 15. David Fa'alogo 16. Adam Cuthbertson 17. Korbin Sims 19. Matt Hilder

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Referees: Gavin Badger, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Jason Walsh

Video Referee: Luke Phillips, Luke Patten

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (25)
Tries: John Sutton, Beau Champion, George Burgess, Dylan Walker
Field Goals: John Sutton (0/1), Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals:

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (18)
Tries: Alex McKinnon, Josh Mantellato, James McManus
Field Goals:
Conversions: Josh Mantellato (3/3)
Penalty Goals:



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