Rabbitohs season all but over

South Sydney remained anchored at the bottom of the table after a 42-0 flogging at the hands of the Sydney Roosters, who were in crusie control for the entire second half after going to the break leading 30-0.

Souths to their credit defended much better in the second half but the damage had already been done, with pride the only thing at stake in the final forty minutes as the two points was already in safe hands with local rivals, the Roosters too hard to run down after such a big start.

Souths lack genuine playmakers and with Willie Peters all but confirmed as returning to the myrtle and cardinal next year,the future looks a little brighter. The Roosters on the other hand are sitting in sixth place and look to be cruising to a place inthe top eight but will finish no higher as they are a side with plenty of skill, but no grunt in the forwards. They will be cannon fodder for the five sides above them come September. Still, they were professional enough to keep their mind on the game for the full eighty minutes are wrapping the game up after thrity three minutes.

Best for the Roosters were Fittler, Fitzgibbon, Mullins and Minichello. All four played strongly and caused havoc for the tackle shu bunnies, who will firm in the betting for the wooden spoon.

Roosters (Tries: Wing, Hegarty x 2, Kidwell, Phillips, Robinson, Fitzgibbon. Goals: Fitzgibbon 7/7) Rabbitohs (Tries: Hart. Goals: Sheehan 1/1)