Full Time
7:50pm Thu August 30, 2018
Round 25 - ANZ Stadium - Crowd: 12037

FULL TIME - The Rabbitohs have snapped a three-game losing streak with a 51-10 thumping of the Tigers. The perfect way to enter this year's finals series for Anthony Seibold's men. Thanks for joining me.


Field Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Field goal practice for the halfback who sends it through.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 51 - 10 Wests Tigers

Adam Reynolds goes short to Angus Crichton who threatens to burst through but Mahe Fonua holds on and the Tigers finally get the ball back.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Jason Clark.

Clark shanks it from right in front as a parting gift for the retiring Rabbitohs legend.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 50 - 10 Wests Tigers

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by John Sutton. Kick to come.

Sutton slices through and has been brilliant in the past couple of minutes and the Bunnies will rack up 50!

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 48 - 10 Wests Tigers

Souths nab a penalty and march upfield. They'll be looking for 50 now.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds slots it.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 44 - 10 Wests Tigers

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Thomas Burgess. Kick to come.

John Sutton with a lovely short ball and Burgess crashes over! This is just what the Bunnies need heading into the finals next week. A massive boost in confidence tonight.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 10 Wests Tigers

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds converts and the Rabbitohs lead by 28.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 10 Wests Tigers

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Alex Johnston. Kick to come.

John Sutton bursts through the middle and finds support in Johnston. Easy try and the Tigers are well and truly falling apart here.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 36 - 10 Wests Tigers

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds adds the extras.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 32 - 10 Wests Tigers

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

Reynolds slices through and this is getting embarrassing.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 30 - 10 Wests Tigers

Moses Mbye comes up with an error and this game has really descended into a flurry of errors. Souths inside the Tigers' half on the first tackle. Jason Clark with a strong run and quick play-the-ball. Adam Reynolds then grubbers and Kevin Naiqama is trapped in-goal.


The last tackle comes undone for South Sydney and Cody Walker rushes a kick. But it bounces in open space and Campbell Graham is claiming a try! The Bunker will review it and the replays show he grounded it on the line. No try!


Cody Walker with a lovely grubber. Moses Mbye takes it on the run and looks a good chance of getting out of his in-goal area but John Sutton forces him back in a strong tackle. More pressure coming for the Tigers.


Kevin Naiqama with an error bringing it up and the Rabbitohs have it back. They can well and truly put this one to bed here.


Cody Walker goes to the right edge and dummies to Angus Crichton but the officials rule he lost the ball in the process. Tigers scrum fee on their own 20.


Tigers went absolutely nowhere in that set and a poor kick on the last from Benji Marshall sees Souths inside Wests' half on the first play.


A towering bomb on the last by Adam Reynolds is left by pretty much everyone but Esan Marsters eventually dives on it.


Jacob Liddle jumps out of dummy-half and grubbers ahead for himself. Cameron Murray plays at it and does well to dive on the ball as Souths work it out from deep inside their own end.


Sam Burgess brings it up to the 20 on the first play before Greg Inglis takes it up towards the 30. They shift it right on the following play and Dane Gagai is tackled on the 40. Cameron Murray surges upfield and looks to offload for Sam Burgess who is sniffing through the middle but he drops it under the pressure.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds misses it.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 10 Wests Tigers

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

Souths stream down the right edge after a quick dart through the middle by Damien Cook and Campbell goes over off a well-executed set play.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 10 Wests Tigers

Wests spread it left, with Luke Brooks going long to Mahe Fonua but he is put under immediate pressure as Souths rush up on him and he drops the ball.


Adam Reynolds goes high on the last but Kevin Naiqama takes it in-goal and a seven-tackle set is coming up for the Tigers.


Benji Marshall with an error trying to spark something for the Tigers and Souths begin their set 30 out from Wests' line.


Sauaso Sue off for a HIA test.


South Sydney 10 out from the Tigers' line on the last. George Burgess goes incredibly close to scoring but is pulled up just short. He reaches out and is penalised for a double movement.


Rabbitohs also 40 out on the last and Adam Reynolds sends it into the air but Kevin Naiqama is under it. Moses Mbye then puts his hand up to bring the ball up before Esan Marsters takes it up to the 20. Tigers struggling for metres here as Michael Chee Kam works it up towards the 30-metre mark. Benji Marshall chips from inside his own half for Mbye but South Sydney have it back.


Tigers 40 out on the last. Benji Marshall goes very high but Alex Johnston does well to take it.


George Burgess and Angus Crichton with the opening runs for the Bunnies before Cameron Murray straightened things up. Rabbitohs on the 40 on the third play as Sam Burgess works it up towards halfway. John Sutton with a strong run and the Bunnies are 40 out. Adam Reynolds goes high and Kevin Naiqama is under it.


We are back underway here at ANZ Stadium.


HALF TIME - Tigers started well but showing very little resistance in defence and Souths lead 22-10 at the break.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds extends South Sydney's lead to 12.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 22 - 10 Wests Tigers

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

Tigers falling apart in defence. Greg Inglis surges through several defenders before Cody Walker steps back inside and goes over next to the posts.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 20 - 10 Wests Tigers

Esan Marsters coughs it up and the Rabbitohs have a full set starting on halfway. A try here would be massive in the context of the game.


Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds slots it.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 16 - 10 Wests Tigers

Rabbitohs far too quick at the moment and Sauaso Sue is penalised for slowing them down. It's looking very good for Souths but they'll shoot for two.


Cody Walker with a well-weighted kick and Moses Mbye bats it dead. More pressure coming for the Tigers.


Souths get another penalty. This one for a leg pull. Rabbitohs begin their new set 30 out from the Tigers' line.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds slots it. It didn't look like missing.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 14 - 10 Wests Tigers

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Angus Crichton. Kick to come.

Too easy. Crichton crashes over after Damien Cook darts out of dummy-half and finds the forward in support.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 12 - 10 Wests Tigers

Luke Brooks spreads it long to Kevin Naiqama who streams down the touchline. He's running out of space though and kicks ahead. Alex Johnston is there to clean it up before being taken in a strong tackle by Moses Mbye. Souths now earn a relieving penalty and find touch 40 out from the Tigers' line.


Moses Mbye grabs a penalty after being ruled to have been tackled in the air when defusing a bomb. Tigers start their set on their own 30.


Matt Eisenhuth is on for the Tigers and takes a carry up towards the 10. Mahe Fonua then brings it up before a spread right from Benji Marshall to Esan Marsters sees Wests surge up towards the 40. Luke Brooks goes high on the last and Campbell Graham is under it.


Conversion: Wests Tigers
Attempted by Esan Marsters.

Marsters sends it wide.

Wests Tigers lead Rabbitohs 8 - 10 Wests Tigers

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by David Nofoaluma. Kick to come.

Nofoaluma steams through onto a lovely grubber by Benji Marshall who has two try-assists for the night. Great vision!

Wests Tigers lead Rabbitohs 8 - 10 Wests Tigers

Souths pulled up for an obstruction on halfway and the Tigers earn a penalty.


Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds puts the Bunnies in front.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 8 - 6 Wests Tigers

Power set from Souths. They are 40 out on the last. Adam Reynolds goes high but nothing comes of it as the home side have nabbed a penalty. They will shoot for two.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds swings it back in.

Tied up at Rabbitohs 6 - 6 Wests Tigers

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

Souths' lethal left edge strikes again! A lovely cutout pass by Cody Walker and Greg Inglis draws and passes for his winger who goes over untouched.

Wests Tigers lead Rabbitohs 4 - 6 Wests Tigers

Souths struggling for metres early and are inside their own 20 on the third play but the Tigers concede a penalty.


Tigers 30 out from the South Sydney line on the last. Luke Brooks bombs it for the left corner but Campbell Graham flies above to take it.


Greg Inglis with a surging run and Souths are just shy of halfway on the third before Thomas Burgess works it up to the Tigers' 40. Adam Reynolds floats it to an unmarked Campbell Graham on the fourth play but it is ruled forward.


Kevin Naiqama takes it and brings the ball up to the 10. David Nofoaluma then works it up towards the 20, offloads for Esan Marsters and the centre is wrapped up on his own 20. Tigers not going anywhere on this set and that looked like a forward pass out of dummy-half from Robbie Farah to Ben Matulino but it is let go. Benji Marshall goes long on the last and Robert Jennings takes it up to the 30.


Angus Crichton and Sam Burgess with the first runs to begin this set as the crowd pleas for a penalty from the officials. They don't receive a reprieve though and Adam Reynolds sends it high on the last from inside his own half.


Wests 20 out on the last. They spread it right and David Nofoaluma kicks forward. Robert Jennings bats it over the sideline but it wasn't intentional and the Rabbitohs have the scrum fee.


Rabbitohs 20 out on the last. Adam Reynolds kicks high. Esan Marsters fumbles it backwards but Michael Chee Kam is there to save the day. Tigers looking very shaky in defence on their right edge and Souths are targetting them on that side early. Wests nab a penalty and finds touch just short of halfway.


Not as strong a set from the Tigers with Luke Brooks forced to kick from inside his own 30. Campbell Graham has it and brings the ball back up to his own 40 before being smacked by Mahe Fonua.


Souths looking lost in this set before Sam Burgess straightens things up and takes it over halfway. Adam Reynolds goes high on the last and it's an awkward one for Moses Mbye but the Tigers fullback takes it.


Ben Matulino and Mahe Fonua with solid runs to begin the set after points before a strong charge by Josh Aloiai takes them to the 30. Elijah Taylor then puts his hand up and the Tigers are looking much better here through the middle. Luke Brooks goes long on the last and Alex Johnston drops it but it is ruled backwards.


Conversion: Wests Tigers
Kicked by Esan Marsters.

Marsters sends it through.

Wests Tigers lead Rabbitohs 0 - 6 Wests Tigers

Try: Wests Tigers
Scored by Chris Lawrence. Kick to come.

Benji Marshall chips early and Lawrence dives on it!

Wests Tigers lead Rabbitohs 0 - 4 Wests Tigers

Tigers now get a relieving penalty and Benji Marshall finds touch 30 out from the South Sydney line.


Tigers got very fortunate there - they will really need to shore up their defence if they are to be any hope tonight.


Tigers defence gets opened up straight away on the left edge as Alex Johnston slices over but he is ruled to have dropped it attempting to ground the ball. Lucky call.


They tap.


South Sydney with strong metres on this set and they are 30 out from the Tigers' line on the last and they grab a penalty for a leg pull.

Ben Matulino with the first run before David Nofoaluma takes it up over the 10. Michael Chee Kam then puts his hand up for a carry. Tigers inside their own 30 on the last and Luke Brooks clears it to Alex Johnston who passes it on to Campbell Graham.

We are underway here at ANZ Stadium.

Kick-off very shortly.

Souths will look to snap a three-game losing streak but have struggled against the Tigers recently, who have won five of their past six against the Bunnies.

Good evening and welcome to League Unlimited's live update of tonight's clash between the Rabbitohs and Tigers.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Ashley Klein, Adam Gee

Touch Judges: Belinda Sleeman, Chris Sutton

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

Tries: Robert Jennings, Adam Reynolds, Angus Crichton, Cody Walker, Campbell Graham, Alex Johnston, Thomas Burgess, John Sutton
Field Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (6/7), Jason Clark (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

Tries: Chris Lawrence, David Nofoaluma
Field Goals:
Conversions: Esan Marsters (1/2)
Penalty Goals: