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Round 9 - Friday 10th May @ 07:35pm
28
L: 2
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Round 9 - Friday 10th May @ 07:35pm
RABBITOHS vs. COWBOYS
ANZ Stadium
10
L: 8
H-T: 8
28
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H-T: 4
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Full Time, and the Rabbitohs have run out winners tonight, 28 points to 10.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

77

Another line break from George Burgess - he's an absolutely beast. This time, he's seagulling down the sideline, probably looking for a breather, but comes up with the ball and mashes his way downfield.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

76

And scores the try. Shut the gate, Inglis has bolted. A 60 metre sprint sees Inglis plant it under the posts. No one was within 20 yards of him. An easy kick for Reynolds, and he converts it from straight in front.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28-10

76

Cowboys on the attack after the scrum, but a heavy tackle knocks the ball loose, and Inglis steals it, and makes a massive break downfield.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

72

A bit of feeling in the game - a penalty against the Rabbitohs, and the Cowboys kick for touch. Merritt leaps high, and touches the kick as it goes over the sideline.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

72

Souths with the scrum feed only 20m from the Cowboys line, but they've knocked the ball on.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

71

The Cowboys look to have scored out wide, but Reynolds comes across in cover defense and knocks the Cowboys winger over the sideline. No try.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

71

Cowboys looking for some points here - they trail by 12, and need to score here if they are to remain in the game.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

70

The Rabbitohs are claiming a try here, after they knock the ball back into the field of play, but the ref wants none of it. From the restart, Thurston drop punts the ball from the 20m line, and it goes out on the bounce, giving his team the loose head and feed.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

70

Burgess and McQueen combine to prevent the Cowboys from recovering a short kickoff. Sutton makes a break, and Tate drags him down from behind.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

69

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

And now the Rabbitohs have scored another try. Some quick hands through the left side of the field sees Merritt cross in the corner. Brent Tate rushed up on Inglis, which caused an overlap out wide. A quick catch pass, and Merritt gets his first of the night. Reynolds hits the upright, and his kick is unsuccesful.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-10

63

A line break for the Bunnies is followed up by a penalty for offside. Reynolds kicks for touch, and the Rabbitohs are hot on attack only 20 metres from the tryline.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

63

But Reynolds has now kicked the ball out on the full attempting a 40/20. The Cowboys have the ball on the halfway line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

63

But the Cowboys cannot score - they mess around for about 10 tackles, before putting in a nothing kick that Inglis has no problems with.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

60

6 again for the Cowboys. They need to score here, obviously.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

60

And on the last, Reynolds knocks on attempting to tidy up the kick. The Cowboys get a scrum feed just metres from the tryline.Bowen attempts to run around the entire Souths team, but is dragged down.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

60

The home crowd screaming for a penalty for obstruction here - the cowboys player ran behind his own man, but he stopped and stood still, so no advantage was gained.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

56

Bowen kicks deep on the last, a few sets later, but it goes right down the throat of Inglis.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

56

And the Cowboys run the ball down the left side of the field, Thurston faked short, and threw a ball behind to Bowen, but Bowen's pass to the winger is ruled forward. It looked ok to me, but i'm not the referee.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

56

Isaac Luke scrambles out of dummy half, and makes a half break, but loses the ball when he gets hit by the defense. Cowboys have the ball.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

53

Souths on attack now - Asotasi charging forward into the defence only metres from the tryline.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

53

We have a bit of a scuffle here. Ashton Sims has made contact on Champion with his knees across the back of his head and ribs. Sam Burgess didn't like it too much. Ashton Sims is placed on report, but it looked like there wasn't a lot he could do about things.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

53

A smooth backline movement from the Cowboys winds up with Linnett, who puts a lovely pass in for the bloke in row 3. Unfortunately he had his hands full with a hot dog, and couldn't capitalise.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

51

The Rabbitohs put the ball on the boot on the last, and it runs over the dead ball line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

50

The Cowboys through a forward pass from dummy half to Sims, and the Bunnies have the scrum feed on the halfway line. The run the ball down the blind side.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

46

TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Antonio Winterstein. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston successful.

And we have a try! Thurston kicks across field for the corner. Everingham is underneath it, but Winterstein outjumps him and comes down with the ball for a try. Thurston, from the left corner of the field, hooks the ball over the posts.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-10

46

Short side play from the Cowboys, Kane Linnett bounces off one tackle, and offloads. The ball then sweeps back across to the right of the field.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-4

41

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

And the video referee rules a try! Inglis chases through a Sutton grubber - Thurston attempts to watch the ball go dead, but Inglis swoops in and dives on the ball.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18-4

41

We're going to the video ref - possible try to the Rabbitohs...

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

40

And off the first play of the second half, and Scott Bolton kicks the ball forward instead of playing it. The Bunnies on the attack from 20m out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

40

The Cowboys head back out onto the field, followed by the Souths players.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

40

And we head to half time - the Cowboys almost scored on the last play, but couldn't quite sneak around the outside of the Souths defenders.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

39

Yet another break from Burgess - he slices straight through, and then passes back inside to his support player, but the Cowboys intercept it.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

38

No try - Tate is ruled to have knocked the ball forward while jumping for the Thurston kick. Tate is absolutely filthy, but the Bunnies get the play the ball from 10 metres out.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

38

Cowboys with the ball again after the dropout - they're only metres out, but Linette is smashed in a ball and all tackle by Champion. Next play, and the Cowboys may have scored! We're going to the Video referee...

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

37

Cowboys on attack again, Thurston dribbles a grubber into the dead ball area, and Everingham takes no risks and runs it over the dead ball line.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

36

Forward pass from the Rabbitohs from dummy half.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

34

Cowboys running backwards at the moment - the Souths defense is stopping them at every turn. Thurston kicks on the last for the right corner, but it's too big, and Merritt easily tidies up.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

33

Cowboys heavily on attack here - at the moment though the Rabbitohs don't seem to be having too much trouble in defense. Thurston kicks across field on the last, and the Bunnies knock on. Repeat set to the Cowboys.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

30

Penalty against the Rabbitohs, and Thurston kicks for touch down field. The Cowboys take the tap on the halfway line, and drive it forward through Bolton.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

30

The Cowboys make it down field almost to the opposition tryline. They kick on the last, and Inglis returns it. He stands in the tackle, against 3 defenders.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

30

Another break from George Burgess - he's looking unstoppable. The Rabbitohs kick high on the last, Bowen takes it nicely, and then makes a half break, running 30 metres down field through broken defense.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

26

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

And the video referee rules it's a try. The benefit of keeping the ball alive on the last is evident, and Goodwin profits. Adam Reynolds adds the extras from the sideline.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-4

26

George Burgess makes a half break on the 4th, stepping back inside Thurston. On the last, some scrambled play, quick passing, and schoolyard chucking the ball around, sees Goodwin dive over the tryline. Video referee decision pending...

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

24

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

And Sam Burgess runs over the top of Thurston and Gavin Cooper, and plants it down next to the posts. An easy kick, and it's put over the black dot.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-4

24

A mistake from the Cowboys, and Souths have the scrum feed 10 metres from the tryline. Inglis lines up out wide, but Goodwin takes the ball up hard.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

20

And the Cowboys lose the ball on the Souths 30m line.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

20

Adam Reynolds limping a bit after that kick.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

20

Another high kick from Souths, and Bowen again cleans it up nicely.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

18

Thurston drives the ball downfield, and Everingham returns it.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

18

Souths on the attack here now, Inglis running for the corner on the last, but he's brought down, and the Cowboys get an easy turnover.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

16

NO TRY - the video referee orders a turnover to Souths on the 15m line.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

13

Some side-to-side play from the Cowboys, with Thurston putting on a high kick. The kick's allowed to bounce, and the Winterstein toes through the loose ball and puts a hand on it, claiming a try. We're going to the video referee.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

10

TRY NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS
Scored by Antonio Winterstein. Conversion attempt by Johnathan Thurston unsuccessful.

A simple overlap on the left hand side of the field sees Antonio Winterstein cross in the corner. Thurston with a difficult kick from the sideline, and it's waved away.

North Queensland Cowboys 4-0

10

Jonathan Thurston with a brilliant steal - the Rabbitohs had no one standing at dummy half, and Thurston dives on the ball.

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7

A half break from the Cowboys a few sets later on the first tackle, but some desperate defense manages to drag down the attacker.

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5

The Rabbitohs dribble a kick towards the goal posts, but the Cowboys manage to clean up.

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4

And the Cowboys are penalised again - Rabbitohs in great position now, only 10 metres from the tryline.

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4

Mistake from the Cowboys here, and the Rabbitohs have their first attacking opportunity of the night, from 15 metres out.

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3

The Rabbitohs return the ball strongly, complete their set, and kick deep toward Bowen, who is hammered by 5 defenders as he returns the ball.

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3

A mistake here from the Cowboys, and the Rabbitohs have the scrum feed on their own 10 metre line.

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End of the first set, Souths kick high looking to put some pressure on Matt Bowen, but he takes it cleanly and returns it 10 metres.

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Just moments away from kick-off here tonight. The Rabbitohs will start this match as heavy favourites - probably warranted, given their impressive start to the season. They've lost only one game so far, against competition favourites, the Melbourne Storm.

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

Cowboys: 1. Matthew Bowen 2. Ashley Graham 3. Brent Tate 4. Kane Linnett 5. Antonio Winterstein 6. Johnathan Thurston (c) 7. Michael Morgan 8. Matt Scott (c) 9. Rory Kostjasyn 10. James Tamou 11. Tariq Sims 12. Gavin Cooper 13. Dallas Johnson
Interchange: 14. Ray Thompson 15. Glenn Hall 16. Joel Riethmuller 17. Ashton Sims 18. Scott Bolton 19. Scott Moore

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Referees: Jared Maxwell, Luke Phillips

Touch Judges: Ricky MacFarlane, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Chris Ward, Luke Patten

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28)
Tries: Sam Burgess, Bryson Goodwin, Greg Inglis (2), Antonio Winterstein, Nathan Merritt
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/5), Johnathan Thurston (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS (10)
Tries: Antonio Winterstein
Field Goals:
Conversions: Johnathan Thurston (0/1)
Penalty Goals:



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