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Round 5 - Sunday 7th April @ 04:00pm
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Round 5 - Sunday 7th April @ 04:00pm
WARRIORS vs. RABBITOHS
Mt Smart Stadium
24
L: 2
H-T: 4
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It's all over here at Mt Smart, two fantastic performances producing a high-quality game. The Rabbitohs go home narrow victors, 24-22 (not 24-18 as our live update seems to insist).

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Shaun Johnson loses it taking on the line. He skipped across field and back again, before looking for a gap and losing the ball.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

78

UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
George Burgess loses the ball in the tackle, and the Warriors will have the scrum feed from their own 40m line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

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The ball comes to Mannering on the last and he produces the least effective kick in history, limply to the Rabbitohs defence.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

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Everingham is put into touch, he and Farrell were cramped on the right edge and he's pushed out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

76

The ball goes over the head of Reynolds at half, and is thrown all the way back to the 40m line by Merritt. Reynolds puts in a little kick for himself, puts it on the toe again chasing and narrowly misses regathering in the corner, instead it's pushed into touch by the Warriors. Rabbitohs attack from the scrum.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

75

Vatuvei tries an offload and it's picked off by Reynolds, South Sydney with possession again.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

74

Great scramble defence from the Warriors put Merritt into touch, he tries to throw the ball in-field but it's gone forward. Change over for the Warriors.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

73

Everingham finds some space on the right but he's brought down by Laumape in cover.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

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The Warriors turn the ball over, Rabbitohs get the ball back and attack from 40m out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

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

George Burgess runs hard and strong straight at the Warriors defence, he's brought down short but is able to reach out for a try. Great play from the big man to level scores, and Adam Reynolds puts them back in front with the conversion.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-18

South Sydney Rabbitohs 24-22

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Looks like a try to George Burgess, he's reached out the extendo-arms to find the line. Video ref will have a look.

New Zealand Warriors 22-18

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Pita Godinet. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Konrad Hurrell draws in the Rabbitohs' wing and finds Bill Tupou on the wing with a brilliant no-look pass. With Greg Inglis looming Tupou goes to Pita Godinet in support and he has just enough pace to reach the line. The Warriors take the lead for the first time today.
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New Zealand Warriors 22-18

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The Warriors are off down the right through Tupou!

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-16

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Konrad Hurrell. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

It's been ruled that any interference on Sutton wasn't enough to chalk off the try, try to the Warriors to bring them back into reach. Johnson's kick is good to narrow the gap to just two.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-16

60

Konrad Hurrell on the burst finds the line! He's carried three with him, we need to go upstairs to check whether there's been obstruction by Simon Mannering.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

60

Penalty to New Zealand - Warriors will be back on the attack from the 20m line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

59

Godinet tries to grubber through the line for himself, Burgess has knocked on and the nippy little utility regathers. Six to go.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

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Reynolds' kick is straight into the arm of Ikahihifo, who is able to regather. Warriors ball from halfway.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

56

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Kevin Locke makes an unforced error.

Leuluai put the ball on Mannering's chest running into a beautiful hole, and he offloaded to Locke for what looked like a certain try, but Locke can't hold on to it.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

56

The ball comes back to the middle of the field and is touched by the Rabbitohs, six to go for the home side.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

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Quick hands put Vatuvei away down the left! He's brought down by Reynolds after carrying him for 10 metres.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Ngani Laumape. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Ngani Laumape is over for his first try in the top grade! He showed good hands to pick up from around his ankles, presence of mind to spin inside the goal-line defence and fantastic strength to muscle his way over the line despite the attentions of two defenders. Johnson's kick is to the left of the posts, 8 points the difference.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

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Leuluai puts in a good kick to the in-goal, Mannering is able to put plenty of pressure on Inglis and Merritt is caught in-goal for a line drop-out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

50

Quick hands from the Warriors on the right edge puts Konrad Hurrell on a run down the sideline! He's brought down 20m out from the line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

50

A beautiful ball from Isaac Luke puts Sam Burgess straight into a gap.

Luke puts in a little kick into the in-goal, but it's ruled a Souths hand knocked it dead.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

49

Johnson's kick ricochets of legs, Isaac Luke picks it up and offloads for Lowe to make some good metres upfield.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

48

Penalty to New Zealand - Rabbitohs penalised for lying in the tackle. Warriors tap.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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A sloppy past trickes past Lowe and the Warriors get the ball back from the 20m line!

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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Johnson dances and finds a bit of space on the right edge.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

46

A poor attacking set from the Rabbitohs, culminating in a great take from Laumape in his own in-goal.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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George Burgess muscles his way to just centimetres out, showing fantastic strength.

Reynolds's jabbing kick forces a line drop-out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Simon Mannering loses the ball in the tackle to hand possession back to South Sydney. Again it looked like Sutton was working on the ball but the referees didn't see it.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Adam Reynolds makes an unforced error.

That's a big win for the Warriors early in the second half. Adam Reynolds decides to run it on the last, but he's caught by Johnson and throws it forward over the sideline trying to keep it alive. The Warriors ball from halfway.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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That's a halftime in an entertaining game at Mt Smart Stadium.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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Hot potato volleyball stuff on the left edge from the Rabbitohs! It went through the same few sets of hands half a dozen times as they sought to find the line after the cross-field kick was collected by McQueen.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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Adam Reynolds chips for Everingham flying down the right edge, but Vatuvei is just able to get a hand to it to knock it dead. Rabbitohs still on the attack.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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Reynolds shaped for the bomb but stepped inside and chipped instead, put it on the boot again when he couldn't get a favourable bounce and it's good enough to force a line drop-out. Rabbitohs on the attack from 35m out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Bryson Goodwin. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Bryson Goodwin hits straight back for the Rabbitohs! They went out the back to Inglis, who beat Tupou and was able to offload outside to Goodwin. The Warriors defence held off and Goodwin was able to dive for the line on the left edge. Reynolds' conversion from the sideline is perfect again.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-6

33

UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Ben Matulino loses the ball in the tackle. Unlucky for the Warriors there, the replay shows a Rabbitohs hand was all over the ball.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-6

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Ben Matulino. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

The big man runs a beautiful line to split a gaping hole in the defence, and he steams straight over Greg Inglis with a classic front rower's side step to plant the ball for the Warriors first try.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-6

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Andrew Everingham makes an unforced error.

Shaun Johnson's long pass was batted in the air by Dylan Farrell, the Warriors will resume from just 20m out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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Penalty to New Zealand, the Rabbitohs are pinged for working over the player and stripping the ball. The Warriors attack from halfway.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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Greg Inglis collects Leuluai's kick on his goal line and makes 30 metres, putting a huge don't argue on Konrad Hurrell before losing his balance.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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A flying Vatuvei bounces off Isaac Luke. Rabbitohs with the ball inside their own half.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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The Warriors let Sutton's bomb bounce, but the Rabbitohs can't capitalise on the second phase with Goodwin's stab to the in-goal just eluding Merritt.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

20

The red light comes up, the ball cleared a leaping Feleti Mateo but Laumape couldn't collect it cleanly on the bounce.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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Could be a try to Ngani Laumape! The youngster doesn't seem to elated, it looks like he might've knocked on.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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Konrad Hurrell with a strong run on the right edge, Warriors are on the attack 25m out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Greg Inglis. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Who do you not want to see pouncing on a loose bat-back? Greg Inglis! The dynamic fullback got a favourable bounce after Leuluai's chip to the right edge was batted back and then offloaded to nobody. Two demoralising tries against the Warriors within the first 20 minutes.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-0

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Inglis is off upfield!

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

14

Penalty to New Zealand - Ben Te'o is penalised for a lazy high shot on Kevin Locke on the kick return.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

13

Todd Lowrie loses it backwards in a hard collision, and the Rabbitohs dive on the ball.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

11

UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Andrew Everingham makes an unforced error.

Shaun Johnson's long cut-out ball is put down by Andrew Everingham on an attempted intercept. Warriors go again through Vatuvei.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

10

UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
David Tyrrell makes an unforced error.

It's a collision with Rapira again, and Tyrell has put it down 15m out from his own line. The Warriors attack from the scrum.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Scored by Nathan Merritt. Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

The green light comes up for Nathan Merritt. He was going backwards in cover defence and plucked the ball out of the air. He still had plenty to do, ducking and weaving past several Warriors defenders to plant the ball down in the corner. Reynolds' difficult conversion is good.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-0

7

Nathan Merritt intercepts Kevin Locke's ball destined for Konrad Hurrell, and it looks like he's over for a try in the corner!

Video ref will need to check the sideline but it looks good.

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6

Tupou's bat-back from Leuluai's kick was collected by Inglis, who makes a half-break.

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6

Manu Vatuvei makes a half-break down the sideline, Warriors 20m out.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
David Tyrrell knocks on after a big hit from Sam Rapira. Looks like there's been a head clash, Tyrell went down like a sack of potatoes and the ball came loose.

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Penalty to South Sydney - the Warriors are pinged for offside. Reynolds finds touch 30m out from the Warriors line.

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The Warriors get us underway for Sunday footy!

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Good afternoon LUers, and welcome to live updates of the Warriors v Rabbitohs coming from Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

No changes for the Rabbitohs, they're 1-17 with Crocker, Hunt and Clark dropping off the bench.

Meanwhile Manu Vatuvei comes onto the wing for the Warriors, shifting Ngani Laumape into the centres for the injured Dane Nielsen. Ben Henry is also out, replaced on the bench by Sebastine Ikahihifo. Russel Packer is straight into the starting side in jersey 20, pushing Ben Matulino to the bench at the expense of Jacob Lillyman.

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Warriors: 1. Kevin Locke 2. Bill Tupou 3. Dane Nielsen 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Ngani Laumape 6. Thomas Leuluai 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Sam Rapira 9. Nathan Friend 10. Ben Matulino 11. Feleti Mateo 12. Simon Mannering 13. Todd Lowrie
Interchange: 14. Jacob Lillyman 15. Ben Henry 16. Elijah Taylor 17. Pita Godinet 18. Glen Fisiiahi 21. Manu Vatuvei 24. Sebastine Ikahihifo

Rabbitohs: 1. Greg Inglis 2. Nathan Merritt 3. Dylan Farrell 4. Bryson Goodwin 5. Andrew Everingham 6. John Sutton 7. Adam Reynolds 8. David Tyrrell 9. Issac Luke 10. Roy Asotasi 11. Chris McQueen 12. Ben Te'o 13. Sam Burgess
Interchange: 14. Nathan Peats 15. Jeff Lima 16. Ben Lowe 17. George Burgess 18. Michael Crocker 19. Justin Hunt 20. Jason Clark

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, David Munro

Touch Judges: Dan Eastwood, Shane Rehm

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Luke Patten

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (22)
Tries: Ben Matulino, Ngani Laumape, Konrad Hurrell, Pita Godinet
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/4)
Penalty Goals:

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (24)
Tries: Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Bryson Goodwin, George Burgess
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals:



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