Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat April 21, 2018
Round 7 - Central Coast Stadium - Crowd: 15134
80min

Scrappy football at the end of the game from both sides but nothing really doing at the end and the Rabbitohs take victory on the Central Coast with a 42-22 victory over the Raiders.

76min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker slots the conversion from close range

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 22 Raiders
75min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Elliot Whitehead. Kick to come.

All set up on the play previously by Blake Austin who shows and goes and puts the Souths defence in two minds, next play Sezer kicks through the line and Elliot Whitehead gets a double

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 20 Raiders
73min

George Burgess now goes on report and we've got two of the 3 Burgii brothers on report

69min

Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Aidan Sezer.

Aidan Sezer takes the shot at conversion from the touchline but fades it across the face of the posts

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 16 Raiders
67min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Jarrod Croker. Kick to come.

A consolation try for the Raiders with a beautiful catch and pass from Aidan Sezer and Blake Austin finding Jarrod Croker who finishes superbly

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 16 Raiders
65min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds doesn't have any issues with the conversion from next to the uprights

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 12 Raiders
63min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Jason Clark. Kick to come.

South Sydney veteran bursts through and gets his first try in a long time in game 151

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 40 - 12 Raiders
61min

Sam Burgess very lucky not to have been sin binned at the very least after a nasty high tackle. A send off looked likely...

60min

IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG - Burgess takes a Raiders play hard and high and then everything erupts and punches were thrown

57min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds doesn't hit that conversion too sweetly and it's way off centre

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 36 - 12 Raiders
55min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Robert Jennings. Kick to come.

High kick from Reynolds and GI with a glorious over head tap back out to Cook who finds Jennings and scores.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 36 - 12 Raiders
53min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds swings the conversion in beautifully from the eastern touchline and the touchies raise the flags

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 32 - 12 Raiders
51min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Richard Kennar. Kick to come.

Sam Burgess with a great offload finds space and Reynolds throws a great ball finds Gagai who then gets his own beautiful offload to Richie Kennar who scores

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 30 - 12 Raiders
51min

Tom Burgess down taking treatment after being collected hard off the ball by Whitehead

49min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds slots the easy penalty goal and push the margin out to 14

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 12 Raiders
48min

Jarrod Croker takes hold of Angus Crichton before he takes the catch and Adam Gee isn't having any of it and sends the Canberra captain to the bin

44min

Jack Wighton cleverly gets trapped in the ruck and concedes a penalty - GI wants Adam Gee to use the sin bin but it's not used by the referees

43min

The Raiders survive an attacking raid from the Rabbitohs and then get a penalty to help them out

40min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Croker nails the conversion and we're at HT with the Bunnies leading by 12

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 24 - 12 Raiders
40min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Elliot Whitehead. Kick to come.

Right on the stroke of halftime the Raiders try a barge over from Elliot Whitehead and he gets the green TRY from the KFC bunker

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 24 - 10 Raiders
37min

Adam Reynolds runs to the line on the last but his kick is only going to end up on the Central Coast Highway behind the southern end of the ground

36min

Sam Burgess penalised for being slow in the ruck - The Raiders on the attack on the Rabbitohs line

35min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds nails the conversion from right in front

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 24 - 6 Raiders
33min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Greg Inglis. Kick to come.

GI reads the Aidan Sezer long ball and runs 80 metres down field and scores untouched

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 22 - 6 Raiders
31min

Pressure comes off for the Raiders and then they get a penalty that takes them over halfway

29min

After a penalty on their own line, the Rabbitohs get two more penalties and the Rabbitohs are deep into the attack

28min

PENALTY SOUTHS: Alex Johnston takes the kick in the air and whilst he's in the air Elliott Whitehead takes im with a shoulder in the air

27min

Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Jarrod Croker.

Jarrod Croker slams the conversion over from the eastern touchline and closes the gap to 12

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 18 - 6 Raiders
26min

Try: Raiders
Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

Nick Cotric gets the green lights with the "construction" as Adam Gee being given the all-clear by the general in the Bunker

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 18 - 4 Raiders
23min

PENALTY RAIDERS: The Raiders get a much needed penalty with a high tackle ruled against the Rabbitohs

22min

The dropout ends up going 80m with the Bunnies needing to pick the ball up off their own 20

21min

Repeat set coming up for the Rabbitohs after Crichton smashes Wighton in the ingoal

20min

Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds knocks over a penalty goal from close range

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 18 - 0 Raiders
16min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds from the eastern touchline and it's a sweet strike at conversion and flags are up

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 16 - 0 Raiders
15min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Robert Jennings. Kick to come.

Rabbitohs go left and that's a beautiful sweep play with GI playing a big part and finding Robert Jennings

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 14 - 0 Raiders
11min

Fresh set of six on the Raiders line but on tackle 1 of the repeat set the Raiders lose the ball and the Rabbitohs survive

10min

PENALTY RAIDERS: Another ruck infringement this time against Souths

10min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds slots the conversion from close range and the Rabbitohs extend their lead

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 0 Raiders
8min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Cody Walker. Kick to come.

The Rabbitohs have targeted Blake Austin's defensive fragility and run at him again and it's come up trumps with Cody Walker getting through to score

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 8 - 0 Raiders
7min

A great follow up set from the Rabbitohs to go downfield and force a goalline dropout - this is going to be an end to end game.

6min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds starts the conversion to the right of the posts and it sticks to the right

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 4 - 0 Raiders
4min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Alex Johnston. Kick to come.

The Rabbitohs defence goes left, Joey Leilua rushes up and there's a hole for Alex Johnston who gets through and scores

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 4 - 0 Raiders
3min

PENALTY SOUTHS: An early penalty for the Rabbitohs with Adam Gee not happy with the speed of the ruck.

3min

PENALTY SOUTHS: An early penalty for the Rabbitohs with Adam Gee not happy with the speed of the ruck.

2min

Fantastic first set for the Raiders ending up on the Rabbitohs 10m line mainly thanks to a Siliva Havili run mid-set.

1min

Adam Gee calls time on and we're underway in Gosford - Raiders using the ball defending the Southern end of the stadium

Canberra Raiders are out on the field in Gosford, A ground better known hosting A-League in recent years but we've got NRL back on the Central Coast

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Touch Judges: Brett Suttor, Chris McMillan

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (42)
Tries: Alex Johnston, Cody Walker, Greg Inglis, Richard Kennar, Robert Jennings (2), Jason Clark
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (6/8)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (22)
Tries: Nick Cotric, Jarrod Croker, Elliot Whitehead (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (3/3), Aidan Sezer (0/1)
Penalty Goals: