80:00
Fri 3 March 2017
ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 16976
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And that's full time. The Tigers will not be happy with their performance for much of the second half, but they've escaped with a comfortable win, downing the Rabbitohs 34-18.

Wests Tigers 34-18

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Nope. He didn't. No try.

Wests Tigers 34-18

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We're checking the video referee for a possible try to Aaron Woods. He's hit the defence with his back, spun and planted the ball... or did he?

Wests Tigers 34-18

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Bryson Goodwin unsuccessful.

Goodwin can't convert this time from the sideline.

Wests Tigers 34-18

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Bryson Goodwin. Kick to come.

It's too little too late, but the Rabbitohs score once again through Bryson Goodwin, this time thanks to some fancy footwork by John Sutton. A bit of acrobatics at the end there as well.

Wests Tigers 34-18

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Kevin Naiqama knocks the ball on now, but it's a double knock on so no advantage for the Rabbitohs.

Wests Tigers 34-14

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Another break from Tedesco - the South Sydney defence just has no idea how to handle him at the moment.

Wests Tigers 34-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Bryson Goodwin successful.

This time Goodwin manages to convert.

Wests Tigers 34-14

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Bryson Goodwin. Kick to come.

And at the opposite end of the field the Rabbitohs score. Some quick hands from the Bunnies, and Goodwin picks up his second.

Wests Tigers 34-12

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The Tigers still looking like they have plenty of points in them. They kick to the corner on the last. Johnston swoops on it, and is helped over the sideline by the Tigers' defender, however the touch judge rules it a penalty. Souths with a bit of breathing space, field-position-wise at least.

Wests Tigers 34-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses unsuccessful.

With his most difficult conversion attempt of the night, Moses hits the posts and it's waved away.

Wests Tigers 34-8

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Moses Suli. Kick to come.

The Tigers are ten metres out from the Rabbitohs' line - they run the play down Inglis' wing, and Suli scores on debut, easily avoiding a lame Inglis tackle attempt. Frustration evident on Inglis' face.

Wests Tigers 34-8

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Play comes back to inglis' side of the field. He catches it and then just waits for the defenders to meet him. Obviously a wasted jersey tonight.

Wests Tigers 30-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Moses lines up the conversion from left of the posts, and has no problem.

Wests Tigers 30-8

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Luke Brooks. Kick to come.

And the Tigers make them pay at the other end of the field. Woods throws in behind to Brooks, and then the Tigers outside backs combine, before a backing up Luke Brooks reaps the rewards back on the inside.

Wests Tigers 28-8

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Walker makes a massive break, and looks for some support. He finds Greg Inglis, who runs back into contact before offloading. Sam Burgess gets involved, but his offload is off target and the Rabbitohs lose the ball.

Wests Tigers 24-8

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Moses kicks low and long down field towards the sideline.

Wests Tigers 24-8

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On the last the ball goes into the in goal area, but Tedesco makes a seemingly impossible task look easy, bringing the ball back in to the field of play.

Wests Tigers 24-8

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The Rabbtohs throwing the ball around a little bit more now.

Wests Tigers 24-8

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The Rabbitohs kick high on the last. It bounces and flails for a bit before the Tigers clean it up.

Wests Tigers 24-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Moses converts his own try to extend the lead.

Wests Tigers 24-8

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Mitchell Moses. Kick to come.

David Nofoaluma makes another break, this time linking up with Mitchell Moses, who runs all the way down field to score. The Tigers start the second half just like they played most of the first.

Wests Tigers 22-8

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OK, I was wrong. Inglis has returned for the second half with a heavily strapped left knee. We'll see...

Wests Tigers 18-8

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And that's half time. Don't expect to see Inglis back for the second half, and with Hunt also unable to return to play, the Bunnies look like they'll play the second half with 15 men.

Wests Tigers 18-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Bryson Goodwin unsuccessful.

Goodwin fails with the conversion attempt.

Wests Tigers 18-8

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Greg Inglis. Kick to come.

And it's a try. A broken down Inglis manages to hobble after the kick, and limps it to the try line.

Wests Tigers 18-8

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The Rabbitohs opt for a bit of difference on the first play, kicking for Greg Inglis in the corner. Poor defence from the Tigers.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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A knock on ruled against the Tigers, and then one off the Rabbitohs. Shot clock is on for a Rabbitohs scrum feed.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Brooks kicks to the Tigers' left sideline again - they're obviously targeting the injured Inglis.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Bad news for Rabbitohs fans - Hymel Hunt has not passed his concussion test and will not return to the field.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Inglis motions to the sideline - he wants off the field.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Massive run from David Nofoaluma, crashing over the top of three players on his way down field. Brooks undoes the good work slightly with a forward pass on the left edge.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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The Bunnies grubber towards the line on the last, but Tedesco is right there to tidy up for his side.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Jamal Idris gets himself put into a two-in-one situation, but drops the ball.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Brooks opts to run on the last, before grubbering for his winger Suli. Johnston watches it over the sideline.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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But it's to no avail, as Bryson Goodwin loses the ball in open space on the opposite wing.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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The Rabbitohs kick high on the last. It's touched by the Tigers, before Inglis stands and catches it, and gains a restart of the tackle count for his side.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Inglis looking like a passenger out on the sideline at the moment, practically unable to run.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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Moses Suli kicks back in field from the left sideline, and Tedesco gets very close to grounding the ball.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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The Tigers are making big metres with the ball at the moment. Three tackles gone, and they're already almost at halfway - offloading almost at will.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

An easier kick for Moses this time, and he takes the score to 18-4.

Wests Tigers 18-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Chris Lawrence. Kick to come.

And the Tigers have their third try! Lawrence storms his way to the line, taking an eternity to ground the ball, but eventually getting it down.

Wests Tigers 16-4

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Tedesco gets a ball away to Chris Lawrence. We're going to the video ref for a possible try! A brilliant flat ball from Tedesco - he's having an impressive game so far.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Brooks runs the ball at the Bunnies' end of the field, and tries in vain to get to the line.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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There's a kick on the last but it's not a great ending to the set, with the ball dribbling over the dead ball line.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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Robbie Rochow comes onto the field to replace Hymel Hunt, with Kyle Turner moving into the centres. The Rabbitohs are well within attacking range. Big opportunity.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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The Rabbitohs kick deep and there's a massive impact on the first tackle. The Rabbitohs players all immediately show concern, and it's Hymel Hunt who comes off worse in a head clash.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

Moses lines up for the conversion, and slides it just inside the left upright.

Wests Tigers 12-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

And Tedesco is over! There was nothing on at all, but Tedesco threw two big steps and then powered over the top of several defenders to score. Great try!

Wests Tigers 10-4

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Robbie Farah is penalised for a hand on the ball, and his side will be forced to defend a set from only ten metres out.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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BOOM! Sam Burgess has smashed Elijah Taylor, Taylor's ear is in all sorts. Massive bleeding.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Time off as Mitchell Moses is down with an injury.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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Apologies for the lack of updates there, some technical difficulties. Back on track now.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WESTS TIGERS: Conversion attempt by Mitchell Moses successful.

And the visitors are in front with that conversion from Moses.

Wests Tigers 6-4

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TRY WESTS TIGERS: Scored by Ava Seumanufagai. Kick to come.

Seumanufagai with the Wests Tigers' first!

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Bryson Goodwin unsuccessful.

Goodwin misses the conversion attempt of his own try.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-0

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Bryson Goodwin. Kick to come.

Goodwin grabs the first try!

South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-0

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Souths dominating early, they're on the attack here.

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Very smoky inside ANZ Stadium to start us off tonight - fireworks taking an age to clear. Almost forced an error from Inglis as he collected the Tigers' first kick.

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Inglis kicks off. Wests Tigers first possesion.

Not far off a start at ANZ! Both teams onto the park. Souths in their away jersey despite being the allocated home team.

Referees:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Chris James

Touch Judges: Tim Roby, Rohan Best

Video Referee: Ben Galea, Bernard Sutton

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (18)
Tries: Bryson Goodwin (3), Greg Inglis
Field Goals:
Conversions: Bryson Goodwin (1/4)
Penalty Goals:

WESTS TIGERS (34)
Tries: Ava Seumanufagai, Mitchell Moses, James Tedesco, Chris Lawrence, Luke Brooks, Moses Suli
Field Goals:
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (5/6)
Penalty Goals: