Full Time
3:00pm Sat July 14, 2018
Round 18 - ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 14278

FULL TIME at the Olympic Stadium as the South Sydney Rabbitohs take a 9th straight victory following a 24-6 win. Robert Jennings picked up another hat trick with Adam Reynolds picking up the 4th of the Rabbitohs tries, Reimis Smith was the only try scorer for the Bulldogs.


The Bunnies clean up an error from Lachlan Lewis and Alex Johnston streaks away but is taken down by Brett Morris who pulls him down and Johnston gets a ball away but a Souths player can only kick the ball upfield and it goes dead.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds adds another conversion from touch to push the margin out to 18

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 6 - 24 Rabbitohs

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

The space opens up out on the left edge for the Rabbitohs as Holland shows hesitation in defence and Reimis Smith comes in and a good pass from Walker to Jennings gives him a hattrick.

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 6 - 22 Rabbitohs

Another poor kick from the Bulldogs gives Campbell Graham a catch without any pressure.


Reimis Smith is bundled into touch as he tried to get to the ground


The knock on has been cleared but initially it's explained that Tolman knocks on the strip rebound into Cody Walker but in the end the Dogs get the scrum feed with a Walker knock on called


BUNKER: Aiden Tolman is claiming a try but Peter Gough has said NO TRY


A tired sort of grab from Angus Crichton who puts the ball down


Marshall-King's kick is a wobbly one but Lewis gets there and can't take it cleanly. A certain try blown


Another Bulldogs error as one of the Morris brothers has a sloppy play the ball after the Bulldogs regained the ball in a 1 on 1 strip/


The Bulldogs start to build momentum but Kerrod Holland loses the ball and Souths survive/


PENALTY BULLDOGS: Two back to back penalties for the Bulldogs helps them well up field, the first one for a high tackle against John Sutton and the second for ruck interference


Conversion: Bulldogs
Attempted by Rhyse Martin.

Rhyse Martin's conversion from the right touchline has a fair bit of hook but it hooks too much across the face.

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 6 - 18 Rabbitohs

Try: Bulldogs
Scored by Reimis Smith. Kick to come.

The Bulldogs go from the left to the right and Will Hopoate holds the ball out one handed he gets a one handed lob out to Reimis Smith who scores the Bulldogs first

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 6 - 18 Rabbitohs

The Rabbitohs making easy metres as they work through the middle.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds conversion hooks too much and goes to the left of the uprights

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 18 Rabbitohs

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

Adam Reynolds kicks in behind the line after the Bulldogs defenders are caught in the line and Robert Jennings has a straight line to the ball and scores

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 18 Rabbitohs

Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds extends the Souths lead with a penalty goal

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 14 Rabbitohs

The Bulldogs defence stands solid as a rampaging Sam Burgess runs hard at the line and the Dogs force an error.


Peter Gough calls time on and we're back underway at the Olympic Stadium


HALF TIME at ANZ Stadium and the Rabbitohs have fought back to lead by 12-2 at the break; Bulldogs opened the scoring with a Rhyse Martin penalty goal before tries to Jennings and Reynolds put the Rabbitohs ahead at the break


BUNKER: Rhyse Martin gets over the line and looks to have scored - Peter Gough says NO TRY and the replays back up the live call


SIX AGAIN - Morris can't take a catch cleanly and the Rabbitohs are on the attack again


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds from next to the uprights converts his own try and pushes the lead out to 10

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Adam Reynolds. Kick to come.

Damien Cook bursts through out of dummy half as Lachlan Lewis backtracks, Cook finds Crichton who finds Walker who inturn finds Reynolds who runs through

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 10 Rabbitohs

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Adam Reynolds converts from out wide

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 6 Rabbitohs

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

The Scrum play comes off yet again for the Rabbitohs as they send the ball from right to left and the Bulldogs defence doesn't read it and Robert Jennings gets his 14th try of the season/

Rabbitohs lead Bulldogs 2 - 4 Rabbitohs

Brett Morris loses the ball inside his own 10 and Souths with a full set


Bulldogs defence is standing tough as the Rabbitohs last tackle kick is taken ingoal by Hopoate


HELD UP! Sam Burgess runs hard at Lachlan Lewis but he holds him up


PENALTY SOUTHS: The Rabbitohs get their first penalty of the day off the whistle of Gavin Badger who penalises a retreating Bulldogs defensive line for being offside


Penalty Goal: Bulldogs
Kicked by Rhyse Martin.

Rhyse Martin converts the penalty go from close to in front and the Bulldogs take the lead.

Bulldogs lead Bulldogs 2 - 0 Rabbitohs

PENALTY BULLDOGS: Cody Walker gives away a penalty with Peter Gough ruling that Walker ran an "Escort" and the Bulldogs will take the easy 2 points on offer


Another last tackle run play for the Bulldogs and again the Rabbitohs repel the Bulldogs


PENALTY BULLDOGS: A second penalty to the Bulldogs as Souths again knock the ball out of the tackle


The Bulldogs go side to side on the last and Hopoate gets very close to the line but Souths defence holds solid


PENALTY BULLDOGS: George Burgess is penalised for a hand on ball - Bulldogs go straight into the attack off the kick for touch.


A scrappy start as this time the Rabbitohs go down the right but Campbell Graham gets put into touch


The Bulldogs get around the Bunnies attack but referee Peter Gough calls it back for a forward pass that looked ok on replays.


Both sides make an error as the Bulldogs come away from their own end following an errant Souths pass


David Klemmer gets driven towards touch and as he tries to stop himself from going out he loses the ball.


Angus Crichton gets through gets some space and throws a pass a fraction early and Alex Johnston juggles it but drops the ball. A certain try butchered


Adam Reynolds completes a good first set by finding touch 10m out


TIME ON - Peter Gough calls time on and the Rabbitohs will have first use of the ball

Two sides ot on the field - just waiting for the go ahead from head referee Peter Gough

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Peter Gough, Gavin Badger

Touch Judges: Nick Morel, Chris McMillan

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins

Tries: Reimis Smith
Field Goals:
Conversions: Rhyse Martin (0/1)
Penalty Goals: Rhyse Martin (1/1)

Tries: Robert Jennings (3), Adam Reynolds
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)