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2013 Finals Week 1 - Friday 13th September @ 07:45pm
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2013 Finals Week 1 - Friday 13th September @ 07:45pm
RABBITOHS vs. STORM
ANZ Stadium
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FULL TIME at ANZ Stadium has seen the South Sydney Rabbitohs advance to the Preliminary Finals with a 20-10 victory over the Melbourne Storm.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-10

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Penalty against Ryan Hinchcliffe for a high tackle on a Rabbitohs player. Reynolds kick for touch

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-10

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Will Chambers. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Will Chambers took on Issac Luke in defence and darted over the goal line to plant down the ball. Cam Smith with a quick conversion misses the goal.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-10

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Time off here with Sisa Waqa down after leaping for a Cooper Cronk kick, he has been tackled in the air by Dylan Farrell. Waqa spun over and landed on his head and as a result will be stretchered off the park here with the medicab. Meanwhile, Dylan Farrell has been placed on report and penalised for a dangerous tackle

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-6

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10 minutes remain at Dylan Walker knocks the ball down. Souths lead 20-6 - Line drop out Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-6

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Issac Luke. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Issac Luke off a short pass from Greg Inglis has reached out for the goal line and planted the ball next to the post. Adam Reynolds slots the conversion attempt to make it a 14 point lead

South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-6

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Another line drop out for the Rabbitohs, chance to build more pressure and claim a try to put the game out of reach for the Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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Gareth Widdop has been caught in goal off the kick. Line drop out for the Rabbitohs

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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Billy Slater gets NO TRY as Will Chambers has interfered with the catcher in goal. He had eyes on the ball by the video referee overturned the decision and Chambers is penalised

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Storm, Billy Slater has TRY. Looking at onside and contest of the kick

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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Bryson Goodwin races in to ground the kick from Will Chambers. Line drop out again for the Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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Dylan Walker with a stabbing chip kick over the top to the in goal, it's allowed to bounce dead an a 20 metre tap called for the Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Billy Slater. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Billy Slater has slipped through the poor tackle of Chris McQueen to post the first points for the Storm. A wonderful solo run from Slater to dart over for Melbourne. Cameron Smith with the conversion made no mistake to close the gap to 8 points

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-6

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Storm, we have a TRY for Billy Slater. Looking at obstruction here

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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KNOCK ON Dylan Farrell. Storm starting to get a roll on as their passes are sticking with Cronk running. Scrum 10 metres out for the Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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After a mile of time, Ryan Hoffman is dragged over the sideline. Scrum for the Rabbitohs on their 30m

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs for Gareth Widdop being offside. Rabbitohs with a help out of the red zone

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Chris McQueen makes an unforced error.

Chris McQueen running onto a ball and he drops it as the Rabbitohs looked to spread quickly on the left side of the field.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Slater with a floating pass to Waqa is missed and a scrum packs for the Rabbitohs 15m off their line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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The rain starting to fall here at ANZ Stadium, handling could become difficult in this second half if it hangs around

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Cam Smith charged forward on the last tackle, he caught with the ball. Change over on the Rabbitohs 30m line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Cooper Cronk fired a kick downfield, he aimed for the sideline looking for a 40/20 but it was just short. Scrum feed for the Rabbitohs 20 metres off their own line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Second half underway at ANZ Stadium, Rabbitohs lead the Storm 14-0. The winner of this game heads to preliminary finals in week 3 of the 2013 finals series

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium in this first qualifying final, the Rabbitohs lead the Melbourne Storm 14-0

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cameron Smith with a long range penalty goal attempt is missed.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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The siren sounds, but a penalty is given for Sam Burgess pulling a Storm player off the ball. Storm taking the 2 points on offer with a penalty goal

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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

John Sutton snapped an attempt at field goal but it's wide...

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Bryson Goodwin fumbles the kick from Cam Smith. Line drop out for the Storm, another repeat set

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Back to back penalties for the Storm. They attack 10 metres out from the Rabbitohs line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Bryson Goodwin penalised for holding down in the ruck too long. Kick for line sees the Storm attack 30 metres from Rabbitohs goal line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Despite looking like Sisa Waqa managed to ground the ball in goal, there was no conclusive evidence to overturn the onfield decision of no try. Turn over for the Rabbitohs

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Storm, Sisa Waqa has NO TRY as he dived over the line through the defence of three Rabbitohs

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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10 minutes until half time, Merritt grounds the kick in goal. Line drop out Storm as they look to post their first points with this repeat set

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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ON REPORT: Roy Asotasi has been placed on report and penalised for a crusher tackle on Jason Ryles. Melbourne kick for the sideline and attack 25 metres out from the Rabbitohs goal line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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Adam Reynolds kick on the last tackle is allowed to bounce and goes over the sideline. Storm will get a scrum feed and work the ball off their own 20 metre line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Jeff Lima. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Jeff Lima has been awarded his four-pointer as he dived under the Storm defence on the goal line off a short pass from Issac Luke out of acting half. Adam Reynolds with the conversion attempt slots the extras from in front

South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-0

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Rabbitohs, Jeff LIMA has a TRY as he dived out next to the posts as he ran onto a short pass from Luke at dummy half

South Sydney Rabbitohs 8-0

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Official warning for the Storm given as Cam Smith called out by Referee Hayne. Count at 5-1 in favour of the Rabbitohs

South Sydney Rabbitohs 8-0

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Differential penalty for the Rabbitohs as the Storm were all ruled offside from the scrum as it broke. Souths attack from a quick tap 20 metres out

South Sydney Rabbitohs 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Billy Slater makes an unforced error.

Billy Slater in a tackle of two Rabbitohs defenders and the ball comes free. Scrum feed for the Rabbitohs 20 metres out from the goal line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 8-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Penalty goal attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Adam Reynolds makes no mistake with the conversion of the penalty goal from next to the posts. South Sydney extend their lead to 8 points

South Sydney Rabbitohs 8-0

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Third penalty in a row for the Rabbitohs, Hoffman holding down in a ruck. South Sydney opting for the penalty goal shot

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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Back to back penalties against Jason Ryles for pushes in the ruck. Rabbitohs kick for line off the boot of Adam Reynolds. Souths Sydney attack 30 metres from the Storm goal line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs against Will Chambers for pushing Bryson Goodwin as Nathan Merritt jumped for the Storm kick. Rabbitohs kick for line and attack 30 metres off their own line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Ryan Hoffman makes an unforced error.

Ryan Hoffman running onto a short pass comes up with a mistake on the run around play. Scrum for the Rabbitohs 15 metres off their own line

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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John Sutton is caught in goal by Billy Slater off the Cronk kick. Line drop out, repeat set for Storm

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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

The Rabbitohs clean up a mistake from Justin O'Neill to quickly spread to the left and link with Dylan Farrell who strolled in untouched. The Rabbitohs scoring against the run of play and the Storm unlucky to concede points. Adam Reynolds with the conversion attempt from out wide slots the extras

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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Nathan Merritt with a brilliant catch on the last tackle to defuse the pressure on the goal line after Ryan Hoffman charged through the Rabbitohs. Souths working it off their own line

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Kevin Proctor makes an unforced error.

Kevin Proctor throws the pass to no one and the Rabbitohs dive on the ball 10 metres off their goal line. A lucky escape for the Rabbitohs

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Sam Burgess makes an unforced error.

Sam Burgess comes up with a mistake in a tackle of two Storm defenders. Storm scrum 30m out from the Rabbitohs line

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The Storm attacked on the blind side and Justin O'Neill is unable to come up with a run as the pass is forward. Scrum for the Rabbitohs 15 metres off their own line

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First penalty of the night is given to the Storm for offside from Jeff Lima. Cam Smith kicks up to halfway from the kick for touch

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First set completed with Adam Reynolds kicking downfield to Billy Slater. He is met by the chasers 15 metres from his own line

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We are go at ANZ Stadium as the Melbourne Storm kick off to get the qualifying final underway

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Our first eliminated side of the finals weekend is the South Sydney Rabbitohs - in Holden Cup that is. The 6th placed New Zealand Warriors have edged home 20-18 over the 7th placed Rabbitohs in the Under 20's elimination final, tonight's curtain raiser at ANZ Stadium.
The Warriors will go on to play the loser of the Panthers v Roosters qualifying final next weekend.

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TEAM NEWS - South Sydney have reshuffled significantly. Luke Keary and Thomas Burgess are OUT, Luke Burgess will start at prop in #21. Sam Burgess moves to the other front row position, with Roy Asotasi dropping to the bench. Chris McQueen also goes back to the bench with Dave Tyrell in #20 into the second row. Jeff Lima is the new lock.

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TEAM NEWS - the Melbourne Storm lose Brett Finch, meaning Gareth Widdop will make his long awaited return at five-eighth. The Storm are otherwise unchanged.

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Rabbitohs: 1. Greg Inglis 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Bryson Goodwin 4. Dylan Walker 5. Dylan Farrell 6. John Sutton 7. Adam Reynolds 21. Luke Burgess 9. Issac Luke 13. Sam Burgess 20. Dave Tyrrell 12. Ben Te'o 15. Jeff Lima
Interchange: 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Chris McQueen 16. Jason Clark 17. George Burgess

Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 4. Maurice Blair 5. Justin O'Neill 18. Gareth Widdop 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
Interchange: 14. Jason Ryles 15. Tohu Harris 16. Jordan McLean 17. Kenneath Bromwich

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Referees: Shayne Hayne, Jared Maxwell

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Nick Beashel

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Phillips

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (20)
Tries: Dylan Farrell, Jeff Lima, Issac Luke
Field Goals: John Sutton (0/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (10)
Tries: Billy Slater, Will Chambers
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (0/1)



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