The Wests Tigers have ended the Rabbitohs run with a 36-12 victory at ANZ Stadium in Sydney this afternoon.
In front of a crowd of 21,818, the Tigers spent the early period of the game on attack, and were rewarded with Taniela Tuiaki scoring in the ninth minute. The Rabbitohs responded quickly with Tim Moltzen being sin binned following Chris Sandow break. The Rabbitohs levelled the scores with a try to Jamie Simpson.
For the majority of the half the Rabbitohs were the team threatening to score. However, the Tigers would take the lead into half time with Beau Ryan scoring just before the break.
It didn't take long in the second half for the Tigers to kick ahead to a 20-6 lead, Lawrence and Farah scoring inside the first 10 minutes of the half.
The Rabbitohs looked as though they could mount a comeback, with Asotasi bringing the score back to 20-12.
Match Details Wests Tigers 36 def South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 Round 19 - Sunday July 20th, 2008 3:00pm Venue: ANZ Stadium Referee: Jason Robinson Touch Judges: Chris James, Russell Turner Video Referee: Tim Mander Half time: Tigers 12-6 Crowd: 21,818 South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 Tries: Jamie Simpson, Roy Asotasi Goals: Issac Luke (2/2) Wests Tigers 36 Tries: Taniela Tuiaki (2), Beau Ryan (2), Chris Lawrence (2), Robbie Farah Field Goals: Robbie Farah (0/1) Goals: Benji Marshall (4/7)
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RABBITOHS: 1. Nathan Merritt 2. Shannon Hegarty 3. Jamie Simpson 4. Beau Champion 5. Fetuli Talanoa 6. Craig Wing 7. Chris Sandow 8. Scott Geddes 9. Issac Luke 10. Roy Asotasi (c) 11. Luke Stuart 12. David Fa'alogo 13. John Sutton Interchange: 14. Beau Falloon 15. Shannan MacPherson 16. Manase Manuakofoa 17. Michael Greenfield; Reserves: 18. David Kidwell TIGERS: 1. Brett Hodgson (c) 2. Taniela Tuiaki 3. Dene Halatau 4. Chris Lawrence 5. Beau Ryan 6. Benji Marshall 7. Robbie Farah 8. Keith Galloway 9. John Morris 10. Bryce Gibbs 11. Bronson Harrison 12. Chris Heighington 13. Ben Te Like