Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri May 4, 2018
Round 9 - McDonald Jones Stadium - Crowd: 22718
79min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds conversion attempt is straight enough, but it goes under the bar.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 18 - 36 Rabbitohs
77min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Greg Inglis. Kick to come.

Reynolds goes left side, liks with Johnston who then gets Inglis 1 on 1 with the defence. Inglis wins.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 18 - 36 Rabbitohs
76min

Cogger with a useless chip kick attempt from inside his own half.

76min

George Burgess has had a head clash with team mate Angus Crichton. Both men have been split open. Time off while the trainer finds the Vaseline and sticky tape.

71min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Ken Sio.

Sio nails the extras from out wide.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 18 - 32 Rabbitohs
70min

Try: Knights
Scored by Lachlan Fitzgibbon. Kick to come.

Ponga with a great ball to Fitzgibbon and the big man hits a little gap and goes over for a try.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 16 - 32 Rabbitohs
69min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Newcastle stroll into the Rabbitohs half. Could this be the start of their now trademark resurgence?

65min

Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds kicks an easy penalty goal.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 32 Rabbitohs
63min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Knights holding down too long. Souths look to be taking a crack at the gift two pointer.

62min

SCRUM SOUTHS - Barnett offloads and Cogger knocks on. Knights getting very sloppy and looking tired. This game has been quick.

60min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Knights pinged for working Inglis in the tackle.

59min

Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds nails the extra 2.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 30 Rabbitohs
57min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Saifiti hits Reynolds late after he kicks. This time they opt to take a shot at the 2.

56min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds converts from almost in front.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 28 Rabbitohs
53min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Damien Cook. Kick to come.

Cook with a great run from dummy half, bursts through a half gap and runs away to score behind the posts.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 26 Rabbitohs
52min

Souths put up a bomb, Knights let it bounce, Cook regathers, offloads, the ball goes to Johnston who chips. Ross cleans up the awkward bounce.

49min

Souths making metres and half breaks with regular ease now.

46min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynods from the right sideline again. This time he nails the extras.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 22 Rabbitohs
45min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Souths go to the other end quickly. Reynolds kicks for his winger, Sio leaps and misses it and Gagai cleans up in the back and scores an easy try.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 20 Rabbitohs
44min

Sio with an almighty blunder! He had all but scored but he drops the ball cold in the process of grounding it, with not a hand on him.

42min

Mata'utia with a great break and runs 70m down field before unknowingly running away from Ponga in support.

40min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga from the right side misses the conversion.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 16 Rabbitohs
40min

Try: Knights
Scored by Shaun Kenny-dowall. Kick to come.

The Knights crack open a huge can of razzle dazzle right on the halftime siren. They keep the ball alive on the left side before quickly swinginto the right with some great quick long passing and SKD crosses for his second try.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 12 - 16 Rabbitohs
38min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Ken Sio.

Sio misses the conversion.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 8 - 16 Rabbitohs
36min

Try: Knights
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Mata'utia slips between the sliding tackle by a retreating Inglis and then reaches out to score on the right edge.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 8 - 16 Rabbitohs
35min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Souths throw away the good kick by giving away a silly penalty. Knights piggy back their way into the Bunnies 40m

34min

Cook with a good dummy half run gifts his forwards some momentum.. Reynolds kick bounces awkwardly and the Knights get trapped deep in their own half.

31min

Barnett makes a half break through a hit and spin on the left edge. On the next play the Knights run it on the last and get brought down 25m from the Bunnies line.

25min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds from the right touchline swings his kick across the face.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 4 - 16 Rabbitohs
24min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Campbell Graham. Kick to come.

Reynold's finds the Knights edge defence is a long way in, so he throws a long pass out to Graham who scores a simple try in the right corner.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 4 - 16 Rabbitohs
23min

Cogger's drop out is allowed to bounce and it rolls all the way down to the Souths 30metre line. Great result.

22min

DROP OUT KNIGHTS - Reynolds grubbers into the Knight's ingoal, but Watson swats it dead.

20min

SCRUM RABBITOHS - Knights with a knock-on at halfway.

17min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Reynolds offside.

16min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Souths jump off the line too quickly. Knights to have another crack from 20m out.

15min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - They'll get a full set inside the Bunnies 30m area.

15min

This game is being played at a great pace, both sides covering plenty of real estate.

15min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Ken Sio.

Sio unsuccessful with the attempt

Rabbitohs lead Knights 4 - 12 Rabbitohs
14min

Try: Knights
Scored by Shaun Kenny-dowall. Kick to come.

Knights swing the ball right. Watson straightens the defence before getting a pass away. Mata'utia then withy the quick catch, draw and pass sends SKD over in the corner for a try.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 4 - 12 Rabbitohs
12min

Kenny-Dowall makes a break and runs for 40m to take the Knights into the Souths half.

11min

Ross with a half break. Next play Guerra is caught with the ball on the last and put in a grubber which just rolls dead. Souths with a 7 tackle set.

9min

Ponga with a miraculous take there to deny the Bunnies a chance of scoring again.

7min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds slots the goal from in front.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 0 - 12 Rabbitohs
6min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Cody Walker. Kick to come.

Walker reaches out and scores a great try after taking on the line with some quick stepping.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 0 - 10 Rabbitohs
5min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Knights offside. Souths take the quick tap, 30m from the Knights line.

3min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds converts from touch.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 0 - 6 Rabbitohs
2min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Robert Jennings. Kick to come.

Cody Walker with a lovely pass out the back to Alex Johnston who runs through a yawning gap before putting Robert Jennings over in the left corner.

Rabbitohs lead Knights 0 - 4 Rabbitohs

Souths kick off in what promises to be an exciting game.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gavin Badger, Matt Noyen

Touch Judges: Belinda Sleeman, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Henry Perenara

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (18)
Tries: Shaun Kenny-dowall (2), Sione Mata'utia, Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kalyn Ponga (0/1), Ken Sio (1/3)
Penalty Goals:

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (36)
Tries: Robert Jennings, Cody Walker, Campbell Graham, Dane Gagai, Damien Cook, Greg Inglis
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/6)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)