Rabbitohs Catch Roosters Napping

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have recorded the first victory in the 2014 Telstra Premiership with a 28-8 defeat of the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium. A relatively low crowd of 27,282 was in attendance for the ‘blockbuster’ season opener.

A series of rule changes saw the speed of the match increased as the South Sydney pack rampaged over the Bondi Wall to run in 4 tries to 1.

The tricolours only four-pointer came 11 minutes into the contest and it was truly against the run of play as Daniel Tupou came up with a deflection. Tupou managed kicked the ball 90 metres downfield for Michael Jennings to race in the only Roosters try.

South Sydney were the true performers as Man of the Match, Greg Inglis claimed a hat trick of tries, courtesy of his speed and power. His first came in the 23rd minute as the Rabbitohs locked the game up at 6-all as he managed to fend off three Roosters defenders to plant the Steeden down.

The Rabbitohs continued to mount pressure on the Roosters goal line with Dylan Walker and Luke Burgess almost crossing for points, however, after a tiring forty minutes both sides headed for drinks at 6-all.

A slight advantage in possession saw the Roosters gain an early in the second half lead, 8-6, with a successful penalty goal to James Maloney in the 43rd minute.

However, the lead was short lived as Greg Inglis darted into a yawning defensive gap as the Roosters crumbled under the pace of the South Sydney pack. The Rabbitohs’ marched ahead to a 12-8 lead.

Adam Reynolds opted to extend the lead to 16-8 in the space of five minutes as a string of defensive penalties conceded by the Roosters allowed the Rabbitohs some breathing space on the scoreboard.

The Rabbitohs closed out the contest with a further two tries as Bryson Goodwin flew over the Roosters defence to score via a John Sutton bomb and Greg Inglis sealed his hat trick thanks to the skills of the speedy hooker, Issac Luke.

The Redfern club chalked up the first competition points of the new season with a convincing 28-8 victory over the Sydney Roosters. There are a few concerns for both clubs out of the match with Ben Te'o and Sonny Bill Williams to face the NRL Judiciary with shoulder charge offences. Meanwhile on the injury front, Chris McQueen left the field late in the second half with a possible foot injury, and referee Luke Phillips sustained a calf injury which saw him replaced during the match by Grant Atkins.

 

 


Match Details South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 Sydney Roosters 8
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 27,282

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28) Tries: Bryson Goodwin, Greg Inglis (3) Field Goals: Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4) Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8) Tries: Michael Jennings Field Goals: Conversions: James Maloney (1/1) Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

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FULL TIME at ANZ Stadium sees the South Sydney Rabbitohs claim the first victory in the 2014 Telstra Premiership over the Sydney Roosters, 28-8. It was a fast paced match with the Souths pack over running the defence of the Roosters.

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Penalty to South Sydney for another shoulder charge, but it means nothing as the siren echos around Sydney Olympic Park

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

Adam Reynolds extends the lead with the conversion attempt from out wide of the posts.

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

Greg Inglis has a HAT TRICK as he took a short pass from Issac Luke at acting half and the fullback makes it three tries.

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

Adam Reynolds nails the conversion attempt from next to the posts to extend the lead for South Sydney

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

Bryson Goodwin leaps above the pack and took the bomb from John Sutton and the Rabbitohs extend their lead.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Sonny Bill Williams makes an unforced error.

Sonny Bill Williams fumbles the ball as he was tackled by Issac Luke in a tackle. A simple error gives possession back to South Sydney.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Beau Champion makes an unforced error.

Beau Champion jumped quickly looking to take an intercept pass as the Roosters spread to Michael Jennings. Scrum packs for the Roosters 10 metres shy of halfway

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John Sutton took a dive towards the goal post but met the pads. Issac Luke in the previous play looked to burrow under the defence on the last tackle, however it's all in vain. Roosters come up with possession

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have recorded the first victory in the 2014 Telstra Premiership with a 28-8 defeat of the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium. A relatively low crowd of 27,282 was in attendance for the ‘blockbuster’ season opener.

A series of rule changes saw the speed of the match increased as the South Sydney pack rampaged over the Bondi Wall to run in 4 tries to 1.

The tricolours only four-pointer came 11 minutes into the contest and it was truly against the run of play as Daniel Tupou came up with a deflection. Tupou managed kicked the ball 90 metres downfield for Michael Jennings to race in the only Roosters try.

South Sydney were the true performers as Man of the Match, Greg Inglis claimed a hat trick of tries, courtesy of his speed and power. His first came in the 23rd minute as the Rabbitohs locked the game up at 6-all as he managed to fend off three Roosters defenders to plant the Steeden down.

The Rabbitohs continued to mount pressure on the Roosters goal line with Dylan Walker and Luke Burgess almost crossing for points, however, after a tiring forty minutes both sides headed for drinks at 6-all.

A slight advantage in possession saw the Roosters gain an early in the second half lead, 8-6, with a successful penalty goal to James Maloney in the 43rd minute.

However, the lead was short lived as Greg Inglis darted into a yawning defensive gap as the Roosters crumbled under the pace of the South Sydney pack. The Rabbitohs’ marched ahead to a 12-8 lead.

Adam Reynolds opted to extend the lead to 16-8 in the space of five minutes as a string of defensive penalties conceded by the Roosters allowed the Rabbitohs some breathing space on the scoreboard.

The Rabbitohs closed out the contest with a further two tries as Bryson Goodwin flew over the Roosters defence to score via a John Sutton bomb and Greg Inglis sealed his hat trick thanks to the skills of the speedy hooker, Issac Luke.

The Redfern club chalked up the first competition points of the new season with a convincing 28-8 victory over the Sydney Roosters. There are a few concerns for both clubs out of the match with Ben Te'o and Sonny Bill Williams to face the NRL Judiciary with shoulder charge offences. Meanwhile on the injury front, Chris McQueen left the field late in the second half with a possible foot injury, and referee Luke Phillips sustained a calf injury which saw him replaced during the match by Grant Atkins.

 

 


Match Details South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 Sydney Roosters 8
Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 27,282

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28) Tries: Bryson Goodwin, Greg Inglis (3) Field Goals: Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4) Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8) Tries: Michael Jennings Field Goals: Conversions: James Maloney (1/1) Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)

LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

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FULL TIME at ANZ Stadium sees the South Sydney Rabbitohs claim the first victory in the 2014 Telstra Premiership over the Sydney Roosters, 28-8. It was a fast paced match with the Souths pack over running the defence of the Roosters.

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Penalty to South Sydney for another shoulder charge, but it means nothing as the siren echos around Sydney Olympic Park

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

Adam Reynolds extends the lead with the conversion attempt from out wide of the posts.

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

Greg Inglis has a HAT TRICK as he took a short pass from Issac Luke at acting half and the fullback makes it three tries.

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

Adam Reynolds nails the conversion attempt from next to the posts to extend the lead for South Sydney

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

Bryson Goodwin leaps above the pack and took the bomb from John Sutton and the Rabbitohs extend their lead.

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Sonny Bill Williams makes an unforced error.

Sonny Bill Williams fumbles the ball as he was tackled by Issac Luke in a tackle. A simple error gives possession back to South Sydney.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Beau Champion makes an unforced error.

Beau Champion jumped quickly looking to take an intercept pass as the Roosters spread to Michael Jennings. Scrum packs for the Roosters 10 metres shy of halfway

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John Sutton took a dive towards the goal post but met the pads. Issac Luke in the previous play looked to burrow under the defence on the last tackle, however it's all in vain. Roosters come up with possession

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Nathan Merritt almost coming up with points as Reynolds stabbed a kick through the defence but it just beat him over the dead ball line. Meanwhile Chris McQueen is with the trainer as he was caught awkwardly in a tackle.

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The crowd tonight at ANZ Stadium has been announced at 27,282

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs for the Roosters ruled offside as they looked to clean up the loose ball from the Rabbitohs. South Sydney attack 10 metres out

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The Roosters are all over the shop as James Maloney bobbled ball as looked to pass and play out of acting half. Souths with possession from the scrum.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Greg Inglis makes an unforced error.

Greg Inglis is unable to take the catch of the ball as it slipped through the fingertips. Scrum for the Roosters 10 metres out from the Rabbitohs try line.

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

Chris McQueen looked to step out of the tackle of Shaun Kenny-Dowall, but the ball comes free in the contact. Scrum packs for the Roosters 40 metres from the Souths try line.

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INTERCHANGE: Referee Luke Phillips has been replaced on the field due a calf injury. Grant Atkins is the new assistant referee.

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

Adam Reynolds with the conversion of the penalty goal from out wide near the western sideline slots the extra points.

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs 15 metres out and Adam Reynolds will take another shot at goal.

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

Adam Reynolds from 25 metres out nails the penalty goal to extend the lead to 8 points.

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs for a slow release in the ruck from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Adam Reynolds will line up a conversion for a penalty goal

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Greg Inglis allows the kick from the Roosters to bounce dead. 20 metre tap called for the Rabbitohs, zero tackle the centre of the 20 metre line.

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

Adam Reynolds with the conversion attempt slots the extras to extend the lead from in front

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

Greg Inglis went through a yawning gap as the Rabbitohs play jungle ball and the pass from Burgess sees Inglis dart over the white wash simply. South Sydney take the lead with a kick to come

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Dylan Napa cleans up a shocking kick play from Issac Luke at the ruck. But before the Roosters could get on a roll, the Souths defence muscles up and forces Minichiello back over the goal line

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes an unforced error.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has ruled to have knocked on off the kick of Adam Reynolds. The ball ruled to have touched Bryson Goodwin, South Sydney attack 10 metres out through a scrum feed.

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Penalty awarded to the Rabbitohs, Reynolds finds touch and South Sydney attack on halfway

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Dylan Napa makes an unforced error.

Dylan Napa fumbles possession on the goal line as the Roosters looked to mount some pressure. Scrum packs for the Rabbitohs 10 metres off their goal line

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Frank-Paul Nuuausala draws a penalty as the Rabbitohs ruck markers have a second dig at him. Roosters attack 10 metres out

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney from 10 metres left of the posts and 10 metres off the goal line slots the penalty goal to give the Roosters a 2 point lead

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Boyd Cordner is held too long in the ruck after the held call. James Maloney points to the uprights and the conversion attempt will follow

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Back to back to penalties for the Roosters, they attack on the goal line now

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs against Chris McQueen for hands on the ball in the ruck. The Roosters attack 30 metres out

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Second half is UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium as the Roosters kick off to give the Rabbitohs the first use in the second forty minutes.

The players return out for the sheds here at ANZ Stadium for the second half. Kick off moments away

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HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium sees the first game of the 2014 NRL Season locked at 6-all between South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters

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Forward pass is ruled as Sonny Bill Williams offloaded late to Anthony Minichiello as he tried to break up the Rabbitohs defence.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Issac Luke makes an unforced error.

Issac Luke is ruled to have dropped the ball despite being crowed in the ruck by Sonny Bill Williams. The Roosters look to have the final set of the first half

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Dylan Napa makes an unforced error.

Dylan Napa crunched in a tackle comes up with a mistake, Souths get the zero tackle on the halfway line.

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Dylan Napa has been penalised for a shoulder charge on Beau Champion has attempted to stop the run of play. South Sydney march up to 30 metres from the Roosters try line.

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

Luke Burgess has been denied again for points as he dived for the goal line and loses possession. Scrum for the tri-colours 10 metres off their goal line.

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James Maloney is penalised for holding into the ruck too long, his arm was caught but the referee penalises. South Sydney attack 10 metres out.

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs as Ben Lowe has been cleaned up by a high tackle from Dylan Napa. South Sydney kick for the sideline through Adam Reynolds and the Rabbitohs attack 30 metres out

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Ben Te'o has been placed on report for a shoulder charge on Sonny Bill Williams in the previous play.

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James Maloney pilots a kick downfield on the last tackle and it bounces 10 metres short of the goal line over the sideline. Scrum for South Sydney.

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20 metre tap is called for the Roosters as the kick from the Rabbitohs is allowed to roll dead. Meanwhile, John Sutton has come off the field for the Rabbitohs with a possible injury.

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Luke Burgess trying to steal a try is penalised as he had a second dive for the goal line after the original tackle was completed. Roosters release the pressure

26

Beautiful little kick from Dylan Walker to chip over the top of the defence on the Roosters, Shaun Kenny-Dowall attempted to clean up the ball but is trapped in goal. Line drop out for Rabbitohs as they look to build pressure

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been penalised for holding down in the ruck too long. South Sydney advance over the halfway line with the kick for the sideline

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

Adam Reynolds from 20 metres out and 20 metres in from the sideline nails the conversion attempt to lock the scores up

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

Greg Inglis gets GREEN LIGHTS to post the first points for the Rabbitohs in season 2014, he has managed to ground the ball through the Roosters defenders. A monster effort from the Souths fullback

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VIDEO REFEREE for the South Sydney Rabbitohs – Greg Inglis has powered his way over the line as he danced into a hole created by Sonny Bill Williams. Looking at the grounding under the tackle of four Roosters defenders.

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Mitchell Pearce concedes a penalty for the Roosters as he had a second dig with the tackle on Adam Reynolds in the ruck. South Sydney march up to attack 20 metres out

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Forward pass is ruled against the Roosters as Boyd Cordner attempted to offload quickly over to Daniel Tupou in the corner. Scrum for Souths 10 metres off their own goal line.

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James Maloney fired a kick away aiming for a 40/20 but deflecting into the back of a Rabbitohs defender, zero tackle is called and the Roosters attack on halfway

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Sam Moa makes an unforced error.

Sam Moa is unable to hold possession as he charged into the Souths defence, pressure on the goal line was contained by the red and green.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Beau Champion makes an unforced error.

Beau Champion attempting run quickly from acting half has knocked on as his hands let him down. Roosters with possession through a scrum feed.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Greg Inglis makes an unforced error.

Greg Inglis has fumbled the ball as he was crowed by Jake Friend in the ruck. Scrum packs for the Roosters on the halfway line.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney slots the conversion successfully from in front of the uprights

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Kick to come.

Michael Jennings has dived in off a final kick ahead from Daniel Tupou as he danced down the sideline to soccer the ball downfield. The Roosters against the run of play opened the scoring under the posts.

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Forward pass has been called as the Roosters tried to spread across the pack through Anthony Minichiello. Scrum packs for South Sydney on halfway.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Ben Te'o makes an unforced error.

Ben Te'o manhandled in the tackle of two defenders and he has dropped the Steeden. Scrum packs for the Roosters as the Rabbitohs give up possession mid-tackle count.

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George Burgess is wrapped up on the goal line as he darted for the posts. He backed up a brilliant run from lightning fast Chris McQueen. The Roosters defence opened up in the set as the Rabbitohs through Dylan Walker crafted the play

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The kick from the Roosters on the last tackle from Maloney is allowed to bounce by Beau Champion and Daniel Tupou. Scrum packs for South Sydney 10 metres off their own goal line.

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Penalty to the Roosters on the goal line as John Sutton failed to play the ball correctly as Isaac Luke attempted to steal points sneaky. Roosters lucky not to concede on the line.

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First penalty of the game to the Rabbitohs against Boyd Cordner. Third-man in is the ruling and Rabbitohs through Adam Reynolds kicks for the sideline, they attack just 10 metres out

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We are UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium in the first game of the 2014 Premiership season as the South Sydney Rabbitohs kick off. The Roosters running left to right tonight.

The teams are coming out of the sheds now onto ANZ Stadium ahead of kick off in the first game of the 2014 NRL Season.

TEAM NEWS has been confirmed with the South Sydney announcing no late changes to their starting 17. Meaning for the Sydney Roosters, they have one change with Aidan Guerra starting as Frank-Paul Nuuausala to shifts to the bench.

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Nathan Merritt almost coming up with points as Reynolds stabbed a kick through the defence but it just beat him over the dead ball line. Meanwhile Chris McQueen is with the trainer as he was caught awkwardly in a tackle.

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The crowd tonight at ANZ Stadium has been announced at 27,282

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs for the Roosters ruled offside as they looked to clean up the loose ball from the Rabbitohs. South Sydney attack 10 metres out

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The Roosters are all over the shop as James Maloney bobbled ball as looked to pass and play out of acting half. Souths with possession from the scrum.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Greg Inglis makes an unforced error.

Greg Inglis is unable to take the catch of the ball as it slipped through the fingertips. Scrum for the Roosters 10 metres out from the Rabbitohs try line.

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

Chris McQueen looked to step out of the tackle of Shaun Kenny-Dowall, but the ball comes free in the contact. Scrum packs for the Roosters 40 metres from the Souths try line.

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INTERCHANGE: Referee Luke Phillips has been replaced on the field due a calf injury. Grant Atkins is the new assistant referee.

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

Adam Reynolds with the conversion of the penalty goal from out wide near the western sideline slots the extra points.

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs 15 metres out and Adam Reynolds will take another shot at goal.

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

Adam Reynolds from 25 metres out nails the penalty goal to extend the lead to 8 points.

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs for a slow release in the ruck from Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. Adam Reynolds will line up a conversion for a penalty goal

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Greg Inglis allows the kick from the Roosters to bounce dead. 20 metre tap called for the Rabbitohs, zero tackle the centre of the 20 metre line.

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

Adam Reynolds with the conversion attempt slots the extras to extend the lead from in front

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

Greg Inglis went through a yawning gap as the Rabbitohs play jungle ball and the pass from Burgess sees Inglis dart over the white wash simply. South Sydney take the lead with a kick to come

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Dylan Napa cleans up a shocking kick play from Issac Luke at the ruck. But before the Roosters could get on a roll, the Souths defence muscles up and forces Minichiello back over the goal line

48

UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes an unforced error.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has ruled to have knocked on off the kick of Adam Reynolds. The ball ruled to have touched Bryson Goodwin, South Sydney attack 10 metres out through a scrum feed.

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Penalty awarded to the Rabbitohs, Reynolds finds touch and South Sydney attack on halfway

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Dylan Napa makes an unforced error.

Dylan Napa fumbles possession on the goal line as the Roosters looked to mount some pressure. Scrum packs for the Rabbitohs 10 metres off their goal line

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Frank-Paul Nuuausala draws a penalty as the Rabbitohs ruck markers have a second dig at him. Roosters attack 10 metres out

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Penalty goal attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney from 10 metres left of the posts and 10 metres off the goal line slots the penalty goal to give the Roosters a 2 point lead

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Boyd Cordner is held too long in the ruck after the held call. James Maloney points to the uprights and the conversion attempt will follow

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Back to back to penalties for the Roosters, they attack on the goal line now

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs against Chris McQueen for hands on the ball in the ruck. The Roosters attack 30 metres out

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Second half is UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium as the Roosters kick off to give the Rabbitohs the first use in the second forty minutes.

The players return out for the sheds here at ANZ Stadium for the second half. Kick off moments away

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HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium sees the first game of the 2014 NRL Season locked at 6-all between South Sydney and the Sydney Roosters

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Forward pass is ruled as Sonny Bill Williams offloaded late to Anthony Minichiello as he tried to break up the Rabbitohs defence.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Issac Luke makes an unforced error.

Issac Luke is ruled to have dropped the ball despite being crowed in the ruck by Sonny Bill Williams. The Roosters look to have the final set of the first half

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Dylan Napa makes an unforced error.

Dylan Napa crunched in a tackle comes up with a mistake, Souths get the zero tackle on the halfway line.

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Dylan Napa has been penalised for a shoulder charge on Beau Champion has attempted to stop the run of play. South Sydney march up to 30 metres from the Roosters try line.

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

Luke Burgess has been denied again for points as he dived for the goal line and loses possession. Scrum for the tri-colours 10 metres off their goal line.

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James Maloney is penalised for holding into the ruck too long, his arm was caught but the referee penalises. South Sydney attack 10 metres out.

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Penalty to the Rabbitohs as Ben Lowe has been cleaned up by a high tackle from Dylan Napa. South Sydney kick for the sideline through Adam Reynolds and the Rabbitohs attack 30 metres out

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Ben Te'o has been placed on report for a shoulder charge on Sonny Bill Williams in the previous play.

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James Maloney pilots a kick downfield on the last tackle and it bounces 10 metres short of the goal line over the sideline. Scrum for South Sydney.

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20 metre tap is called for the Roosters as the kick from the Rabbitohs is allowed to roll dead. Meanwhile, John Sutton has come off the field for the Rabbitohs with a possible injury.

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Luke Burgess trying to steal a try is penalised as he had a second dive for the goal line after the original tackle was completed. Roosters release the pressure

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Beautiful little kick from Dylan Walker to chip over the top of the defence on the Roosters, Shaun Kenny-Dowall attempted to clean up the ball but is trapped in goal. Line drop out for Rabbitohs as they look to build pressure

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has been penalised for holding down in the ruck too long. South Sydney advance over the halfway line with the kick for the sideline

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

Adam Reynolds from 20 metres out and 20 metres in from the sideline nails the conversion attempt to lock the scores up

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

Greg Inglis gets GREEN LIGHTS to post the first points for the Rabbitohs in season 2014, he has managed to ground the ball through the Roosters defenders. A monster effort from the Souths fullback

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VIDEO REFEREE for the South Sydney Rabbitohs – Greg Inglis has powered his way over the line as he danced into a hole created by Sonny Bill Williams. Looking at the grounding under the tackle of four Roosters defenders.

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Mitchell Pearce concedes a penalty for the Roosters as he had a second dig with the tackle on Adam Reynolds in the ruck. South Sydney march up to attack 20 metres out

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Forward pass is ruled against the Roosters as Boyd Cordner attempted to offload quickly over to Daniel Tupou in the corner. Scrum for Souths 10 metres off their own goal line.

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James Maloney fired a kick away aiming for a 40/20 but deflecting into the back of a Rabbitohs defender, zero tackle is called and the Roosters attack on halfway

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UNFORCED ERROR SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Sam Moa makes an unforced error.

Sam Moa is unable to hold possession as he charged into the Souths defence, pressure on the goal line was contained by the red and green.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Beau Champion makes an unforced error.

Beau Champion attempting run quickly from acting half has knocked on as his hands let him down. Roosters with possession through a scrum feed.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Greg Inglis makes an unforced error.

Greg Inglis has fumbled the ball as he was crowed by Jake Friend in the ruck. Scrum packs for the Roosters on the halfway line.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Conversion attempt by James Maloney successful.

James Maloney slots the conversion successfully from in front of the uprights

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TRY SYDNEY ROOSTERS
Scored by Michael Jennings. Kick to come.

Michael Jennings has dived in off a final kick ahead from Daniel Tupou as he danced down the sideline to soccer the ball downfield. The Roosters against the run of play opened the scoring under the posts.

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Forward pass has been called as the Roosters tried to spread across the pack through Anthony Minichiello. Scrum packs for South Sydney on halfway.

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UNFORCED ERROR SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Ben Te'o makes an unforced error.

Ben Te'o manhandled in the tackle of two defenders and he has dropped the Steeden. Scrum packs for the Roosters as the Rabbitohs give up possession mid-tackle count.

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George Burgess is wrapped up on the goal line as he darted for the posts. He backed up a brilliant run from lightning fast Chris McQueen. The Roosters defence opened up in the set as the Rabbitohs through Dylan Walker crafted the play

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The kick from the Roosters on the last tackle from Maloney is allowed to bounce by Beau Champion and Daniel Tupou. Scrum packs for South Sydney 10 metres off their own goal line.

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Penalty to the Roosters on the goal line as John Sutton failed to play the ball correctly as Isaac Luke attempted to steal points sneaky. Roosters lucky not to concede on the line.

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First penalty of the game to the Rabbitohs against Boyd Cordner. Third-man in is the ruling and Rabbitohs through Adam Reynolds kicks for the sideline, they attack just 10 metres out

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We are UNDERWAY at ANZ Stadium in the first game of the 2014 Premiership season as the South Sydney Rabbitohs kick off. The Roosters running left to right tonight.

The teams are coming out of the sheds now onto ANZ Stadium ahead of kick off in the first game of the 2014 NRL Season.

TEAM NEWS has been confirmed with the South Sydney announcing no late changes to their starting 17. Meaning for the Sydney Roosters, they have one change with Aidan Guerra starting as Frank-Paul Nuuausala to shifts to the bench.

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