It is Fulltime! And it is the Roosters who are the first side through to the Preliminary Final after scoring 6 tries to 1 in an absolute demolition at the SCG tonight. Stay tuned for the 3,2,1's and Match Report coming up @LeagueUnlimited.
The Roosters are taking it easy now as they look to finish the game injury free.
James Roberts tries to get on the outside of Mitchell Aubusson and the veteran puts Roberts into touch. Roosters ball 15m inside their own half.
Isaac Liu makes a breaks and looks for James Tedesco who loses the balls. Souths scrum 22m inside their own half.
Adam Reynolds converts his own try. Roosters lead 30-6.
John Sutton gets the arm free in the tackle and offloads to Adam Reynolds, who escapes the clutches of James Tedesco to get the Bunnies on the scoreboard. 30-4 kick to come.
INJURY UPDATE - Daniel Tupou comes from the field with a quad injury, he won't return.
Latrell Mitchell misses the conversion. Score remains 30-0.
Luke Keary now finds Latrell Mitchell close to the line and he scores. Superb play off the back of his 40/20. Roosters lead 30-0, kick to come.
Luke Keary now kicks a 40/20. What a huge play!
Liam Knight knocks on trying to barge over the line. Roosters scrum 10m out from their own tryline.
Penalty Souths - Against Luke Keary for holding the tackled player too long. Rabbitohs on the attack 15m out.
James Tedesco collects the ball deep in his own territory and he beats Damien Cook and he is away down the left hand side. Alex Johnston brings him down just 40m out.
VIDEO REF - NO TRY - James Tedesco gets on the outside of Campbell Graham and he finds Daniel Tupou tip toeing down the sideline but he touches the paint.
Luke Keary grubbers in goal for Latrell Mitchell and Corey Allan is trapped in goal.
John Sutton loses the ball, loose carry unfortunately for Souths. Roosters scrum just short of halfway.
James Tedesco knocks on an offload from Latrell Mitchell close to the line. Souths scrum 10m from their own line.
Penalty Roosters - Against Cameron Murray for trying to wrestle Nat Butcher to his back. Roosters find the line 30m out.
Cody Walker looks for a 40/20, however he is just over the line before getting the kick away. Roosters scrum 13m from their own line.
We are underway in the Second Half!
It is Halftime and it is an absolute massacre at the SCG, with the Roosters running in 5 first half tries to lead 26-0 at the break.
James Tedesco now collects a Luke Keary chip over the top and kicks for Joseph Manu but Alex Johnston just gets there!
INJURY UPDATE - Boyd Cordner has left the field with a potential leg injury.
Latrell Mitchell misses from the sideline. Score remains 26-0.
The Roosters are unstoppable at the moment! James Tedesco finds Joseph Manu wide who flicks the ball out the back to Brett Morris, who then finds Tedesco backing up on the inside! Superb try! Roosters lead 26-0.
VIDEO REF - NO TRY - Adam Doueihi gets the ball off a superb pick up and pass off the bootlaces from Cody Walker. However Cooper Cronk manages to do enough to get Doueihi into touch before he gets it down.
Latrell Mitchell lands the conversion and it is 22-0.
Victor Radley puts in a deft grubber from dummy half, Junior Tatola reaches for the ball but it slips past him and Siosiua Taukeiaho scores! Roosters lead 20-0, kick to come.
Latrell Mitchell converts and the Roosters lead 16-0.
Luke Keary holds up a superb short ball close to the line and the skipper goes through a yawning gap on the outside to score untouched. Roosters lead 14-0 kick to come.
Penalty Roosters - Jaydn Su'A inside the 10m and the Roosters are on the attack 10m out!
James Tedesco drops an inside ball from Keary. Massive let off! Souths ball 17m from their own tryline.
Latrell Mitchell gets a kick away on the last, it sits up in goal and Alex Johnston has to bat it dead before Daniel Tupou gets there. Dropout Souths.
Adam Reynolds is harassed on the last by Luke Keary and he knocks on. Roosters scrum 43m from their own line.
Penalty Souths - Against Sam Verrills for not being back the 10m. Rabbitohs find the line on halfway.
Latrell Mitchell misses from the sideline. Roosters are flying! 10-0.
Mitchell Aubusson scores after a superb set play down the short side. Again Cronk and Keary combine with James Tedesco, who sends it through the hands to Sam Verrills and he puts Aubusson over in the corner! Roosters lead 10-0, kick to come.
Latrell Mitchell nails it and Roosters lead 6-0.
Penalty Roosters - Against Cody Walker for trying to slow down James Tedesco in the ruck. Roosters will take the shot from 33m out and 12m in from touch.
Cameron Murray drops the ball cold on the third tackle off a pass from Damien Cook from dummy half. Roosters scrum 20m from their own line.
Latrell Mitchell tries the same type of kick again for Alex Johnston but the ball goes into touch on the full. Souths ball just over halfway.
Latrell Mitchell misses the conversion from out wide. Roosters lead 4-0.
The Roosters make them pay, with the halves in Cronk and Keary combining to find James Tedesco wide and Joseph Manu hits a hole to crash over. Roosters 4-0, kick to come.
Nerves early from Souths as Latrell Mitchell gets a big kick away on the last and Alex Johnston spills it and the ball goes dead in goal. Dropout Rabbitohs!
We are underway @ SCG and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves brings the ball back for the home side!
Welcome to the 2019 NRL Final Series, with the traditional rivals in the Sydney Roosters hosting the South Sydney Rabbitohs from the SCG. The Roosters have no late changes and are 1-17. South Sydney welcome back George Burgess from suspension, who will start at prop. This sees Tevita Tatola move back to the bench and Dean Britt out of the 17. Open up the Book of Feuds because we are about to write a new chapter! It’s 2 vs 3 in what promises to be an absolute cracker! Stay tuned for all the action @LeagueUnlimited!
Referees & scorers:
Referees: Gerard Sutton, Adam Gee
Touch Judges: Todd Smith, Belinda Sharpe
Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Ben Galea
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (30)
Tries: Joseph Manu, Latrell Mitchell, Mitchell Aubusson, Boyd Cordner, Siosiua Taukeiaho, James Tedesco
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (2/6)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (6)
Tries: Adam Reynolds
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/1)