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Fri 7 July 2017
Allianz Stadium - Crowd: 16245
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It is Fulltime! The Sydney Roosters have defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 14-12 in a very good victory for the home side. Stay tuned for the MatchReport and 3,2,1's @LeagueUnlimited

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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Penalty Roosters - Against Sam Burgess for holding down Latrell Mitchell. Roosters find the line 30m out.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Damien Cook makes an unforced error.

Damien Cook gets the ball on the wing and it is intercepted by Latrell Mitchell.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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Adam Reynolds puts up another monster bomb and Watson lets it bounce. Sam Burgess gets there and looks to offload as he goes into touch, he can't. Roosters scrum 10m out from their own line.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Aaron Gray makes an unforced error.

Souths on the attack close to the line but Aaron Gray loses the ball under the attention of Latrell Mitchell. Roosters scrum 12m out from their own line.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves makes an unforced error.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves loses the ball now in a messy play the ball and he is ruled to have knocked on! Souths scrum 38m out.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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Adam Reynolds puts a booming kick up and Michael Gordon drops it! Cook dives on it but he is offside! Penalty Roosters!

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Adam Reynolds narrows the Roosters lead to two points yet again.

Sydney Roosters 14-12

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

Angus Crichton makes a strong run, drifts across field and puts Bryson Goodwin in some space and the centre steps one, steps two and slides into score! Rabbitohs needed that! Roosters lead 14-10 kick to come.

Sydney Roosters 14-10

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon makes no mistake in front and the Roosters lead is back out to 8 points. Roosters lead 14-6.

Sydney Roosters 14-6

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Aidan Guerra. Kick to come.

Aidan Guerra scores close to the line, after a superb flat ball from Jake Friend and Guerra catches it and spins to score under the posts. Roosters lead 12-6 kick to come.

Sydney Roosters 12-6

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Penalty Roosters - Latrell Mitchell makes a tackle bust and grubbers in goal but is pulled out of it by Cody Walker. Roosters tap 10m out.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Braidon Burns makes an unforced error.

Braidon Burns knocks on early in the tackle count and the Roosters have a scrum 35m out from their own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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Souths again on the attack and John Sutton grubbers and Luke Keary takes a great catch...replays suggest a knock on but it has been missed by the on field referees.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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Penalty Souths - Connor Watson not back the 10m. Rabbitohs find the line on halfway.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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

Sam Burgess now loses the ball! What a mistake!

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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40/20 SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Adam Reynolds kicks a 40/20.

Adam Reynolds pulls off a tremendous 40/20! What a play! Souths tap 12m out!

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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Robbie Farah gets a good kick away on the last and finds the line 15m out from the Roosters line.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Conversion attempt by Adam Reynolds successful.

Adam Reynolds adds the extras. Roosters lead 8-6.

Sydney Roosters 8-6

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TRY SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Scored by Robbie Farah. Kick to come.

VIDEO REF - TRY - Robbie Farah muscles his way over from dummy half and is ruled to maintain possession despite a suggestion he may have lost control momentarily, Roosters 8-4 kick to come.

Sydney Roosters 8-4

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3 Penalties in a row! Roosters again holding the man in the play the ball. Souths tap again!

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Penalty Souths - Luke Keary not square at marker. Souths take the tap 15m out!

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Penalty Souths - Against Connor Watson who goes for a strip on George Burgess but two men in it. Souths take the tap.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Daniel Tupou makes an unforced error.

Daniel Tupou loses the ball on just the second tackle. Souths scrum 35m out. Can they take their chances now South Sydney?

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Luke Keary kicks on the last and Braidon Burns is trapped in goal. Dropout Souths.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Robbie Farah tries to milk a penalty by throwing the ball into a Roosters player on the ground and the referee says play on! Benny Elias would be blowing up deluxe! Cody Walker gets a kick away but Roosters have it 35m out from their own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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We are underway in the Second Half! Jared Waerea-Hargreaves brings the ball back for the Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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It is halftime! The Roosters lead 8-0 at halftime in a game that has been a real arm wrestle. A Joseph Manu try and Michael Gordon penalty separates the sides at the break. Stay tuned for all the second half action coming up @LeagueUnlimited.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Luke Keary makes an unforced error.

Luke Keary throws a forward pass on the last and Souths might get half a chance before halftime.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Robbie Farah makes an unforced error.

Sam Burgess gets a superb offload to Bryson Goodwin who then offloads to Robbie Farah but the ball balloons off his shoulder. Roosters scrum 30m out from their own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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

Adam Reynolds ruled to have lost the ball...probably a penalty though for Cornish holding the ball. Roosters off the hook here as they make their way over halfway.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Intercept by Adam Reynolds! He is off but he is run down by Mitchell Cornish 20m out!

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS: Bryson Goodwin makes an unforced error.

Bryson Goodwin knocks on a Robbie Farah pass. The ball was mean't for Alex Johnston out wide. Roosters scrum 15m out from their own line.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Penalty Souths - Against Jake Friend for knocking the ball out of Jason Clark's hands. Souths on the attack again 20m out!

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Great kick by Adam Reynolds on the last and Mitchell Aubusson is tackled in goal. Line dropout Roosters.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Cody Walker gets a great ball away to Alex Johnston and he is crunched by Luke Keary! Try saver!

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Kane Evans makes an unforced error.

Kane Evans with his first touch and he loses the ball trying to get a quick play the ball.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Penalty Roosters - Angus Crichton tries to get out of the way, but Mitchell Cornish climbs on his back to get the penalty! Roosters find the line on halfway.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Mitchell Cornish makes an unforced error.

Mitchell Cornish puts the ball down on tackle 2. Souths off the hook and have the pill 35m from their own line. Big let off!

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Penalty Roosters - Against Adam Reynolds for tackling Jake Friend without the ball and Roosters on the attack 30m out.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Penalty goal attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon extends the Roosters lead to 8-0.

Sydney Roosters 8-0

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Penalty Roosters - Against Jason Clark for not getting off the man in the play the ball. Roosters point to the posts.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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Another great kick from Mitchell Cornish leaves Cody Walker and Braidon Burns confused, they let it bounce and Walker is tackled in goal. Dropout Souths.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Conversion attempt by Michael Gordon successful.

Michael Gordon adds the extras. Roosters lead 6-0.

Sydney Roosters 6-0

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Scored by Joseph Manu. Kick to come.

Jake Friend grubbers close to the line from dummy half and Joseph Manu wins the race to the ball. 4-0 Roosters kick to come.

Sydney Roosters 4-0

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Penalty Roosters - Silly penalty against Thomas Burgess pulling at the leg of Jared Waerea-Hargreaves trying to get a quick play the ball. Roosters on the attack 30m out.

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John Sutton gets a kick in off the last, off the back of some strong runs from Sam Burgess and Thomas Burgess but the kick is too deep. 20m re-start Roosters.

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Robbie Farah kicks early in the tackle count, which forces Gordon back to the in goal and he is tackled 15m out from his own line. Great kick from the Rabbitohs hooker.

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John Sutton gets a kick away on the last and finds the line for a Roosters scrum 10m out from their own line.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Daniel Tupou makes an unforced error.

Roosters again go for the right hand side in their attacking zone and the Bunnies defence slides and puts Daniel Tupou into touch. Twice that has happened now for the home side.

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Penalty Roosters - Against Aaron Gray for not getting back the 10m. Roosters find the line 30m out.

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Nice grubber on the last from John Sutton close to the line but it is read beautifully by Michael Gordon who reads it like a book. Gordon tackled a metre out from his own. Souths moving the ball around in attack..good signs for the Rabbitohs early.

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Penalty Souths - Against Zane Tetevano for holding the tackled player. Rabbitohs find the line just over halfway.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS: Joseph Manu makes an unforced error.

Mitchell Cornish and Luke Keary shift to the right but Manu's pass to Daniel Tupou is ruled forward. Souths scrum 10m out from their own line.

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Great kick by Mitchell Cornish on the last, taken by Braidon Burns who is pushed back in goal. Drop out Souths and Roosters on the attack.

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Robbie Farah gets a kick away on the last and it skids into touch just over the 30m line. Roosters scrum in their own half.

We are underway at Allianz Stadium!

Welcome to Allianz Stadium for the clash between two of the NRL’s oldest and fiercest rivalries, with the Sydney Roosters hosting the South Sydney Rabbitohs to kick off Round 18.
The Roosters have some late changes with Mitchell Cornish to start at five-eighth, with Connor Watson starting from the bench. Sio Siua Tauekiaho is out, with Nat Butcher taking his spot on the interchange.
The Rabbitohs are as per programmed 1-17.
The Rabbitohs have a big chance tonight to keep their resurgent form going, with the Roosters missing Mitchell Pearce, Blake Ferguson, Dylan Napa and Boyd Cordner who are all unavailable due to Origin.
Kick off not far away, so stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited.

Referees:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Jason Walsh

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (14)
Tries: Joseph Manu, Aidan Guerra
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/1)

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (12)
Tries: Robbie Farah, Bryson Goodwin
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (2/2)
Penalty Goals: