Full Time
80:00
7:55pm Fri September 25, 2020
Round 20 - Stadium Australia - Crowd: 7958
80min

Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Everyone is the socially distanced ANZ Stadium shouted for two straight away. Reynolds has a kick to give the Rabbitohs their biggest ever win against their local rivals. He milks every second for the kick and nails it. FULL TIME!

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 60 - 8 Roosters
80min

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Strip with two in the tackle.

78min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds to make it 60. He misses.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 58 - 8 Roosters
78min

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

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! He has! My word. Kyle Feldt is currently blowing up at home.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 58 - 8 Roosters
78min

BUNKER TIME! Johnston might have stolen the top tryscorer.

77min

The Roosters don't make it ten with their kick. Rabbitohs eyeying one more.

74min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds makes it 54!

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 54 - 8 Roosters
74min

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

Souths are having fun and have hit 50! All started from Walker and Allan had the try on a platter, found Johnston to gift him the try,

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 52 - 8 Roosters
74min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds hooks one over.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 48 - 8 Roosters
70min

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

Is it the Rabbitohs or the Harlem Globetrotters! Murray offloads, Tatola does the same then two passes for Johnston for the hat-trick.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 46 - 8 Roosters
70min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds with a kick to put them within six of a half century. He misses.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 8 Roosters
70min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Cameron Murray. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! The contest was cleared and Murray got contact.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 42 - 8 Roosters
70min

BUNKER TIME! It is a mess of a kick. Checking who has knocked on.

69min

Crichton coughs it up. CHALLENGE from the Roosters. UNSUCCESSFUL.

67min

Roosters get through the line once but Sitili Tupouniua touches it onto the way to Kyle Flanagan.

65min

Gagai loses it trying to stretch for the line.

64min

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Poasa Faamausili again clips his man high.

59min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds looks to go ahead in the pointscorer race. He does.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 8 Roosters
59min

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

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! He was onside. The kick inside found Walker who did the rest.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 36 - 8 Roosters
59min

BUNKER TIME! It is a Walker wonderland tonight. He might have his second.

58min

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Poasa Faamausili catches the Rabbitohs winger Paulo high. It gives the Rabbitohs a cheap way from their own line.

56min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Kyle Flanagan.

Flanagan takes his time over the kick. He studies and misses.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 32 - 8 Roosters
56min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Daniel Tupou. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It was a wicked bounce away from a charging Morris but Tupou is there to clean up.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 32 - 8 Roosters
56min

BUNKER TIME! Keary finds space and kicks for Tupou on the ground!

55min

PENALTY ROOSTERS! Cody Walker offside. The big problem is the Roosters attack has looked off all night. It took a pair of rebounds for set restarts to get them into the red zone.

54min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Another kick from Adam Reynolds. Jaxson Paulo looked to be primed to score but Damien Cook got a hand to it.

54min

BUNKER TIME! Jaxson Paulo might have got in on the party.

53min

Even when they get a break, the Roosters can't do anything. The kick went straight to Luke Keary. The five-eighth sets off and tried to find Josh Morris who lost it.

48min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds adds two more.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 32 - 4 Roosters
48min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Corey Allan. Kick to come.

Corey Allan has a double! Cody Walker is given the ball off a broken play, found space and held it up enough for Allan to dive over.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 30 - 4 Roosters
44min

It's that Nicholls and Cook partnership again. Cook found the pocket of space and his flick pass goes astray.

43min

PENALTY RABBITOHS! Offside. Here come the Rabbitohs.

43min

Cody Walker is doing everything tonight! Keary tries to slice through from the scrum but gets taken down by his opposite number and forces it free.

42min

Cameron Murray knocks on from some sloppy play. Roosters scrum on halfway.

40min

Hope everyone has caught their breath! We're back for the second half! Roosters kick-off and we're off again.

40min

HALFTIME! Roosters probe twice but Souths swarm enough. Wow. Roosters scored first but it has been a Rabbitohs rampage since then. 26-4 at the break.

38min

Oh no! Rabbitohs drop it off the kick-off. Roosters have last say.

38min

Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds accepts the gift two.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 4 Roosters
37min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! It won't be a try. They have stayed with the on-field decision. PENALTY RABBITOHS!

37min

BUNKER TIME! Mark Nicholls might have the most bizzare try of 2020.

36min

Rinse and repeat. Reynolds just puts the Roosters behind the sticks again.

35min

Nat Butchers that. Roosters all over the shop.

33min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds to make it 18 the difference. Nails it.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 24 - 4 Roosters
33min

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

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! I think the bunker just wanted another look. Again it is shape to the right which sent Corey Allan into a gaping hole. The new fullback summed it up, kicked inside and Campbell Graham beat a host of Rabbitohs in the chase.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 22 - 4 Roosters
31min

BUNKER TIME! Wow! The Rabbitohs are on fire tonight.

31min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds to make it fourteen and he does it in style.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 18 - 4 Roosters
30min

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

Raise the bat, Alex Johnston! That was some lovely passing from Cody Walker opened up space, flung it to Johnston, who did the rest.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 16 - 4 Roosters
28min

The pressure continues to mount! Souths have favoured their right side. Graham almost stepped his way to the line but was taken. Going left and some ad-lib footy earned them another restart.

26min

Mr fix it, Mitch Aubusson takes the ball from a pin-point Reynolds kick. Roosters concede the line drop-out though.

25min

That will have Robinson ripping his hair out. The Roosters defenders are slow off the tackle and concede a set restart on last tackle!

24min

Daniel Tupou is a magican! We know his leaping ability, he patted it back, picked up his own rebound and got the kick away! Been watching some NBA play-offs maybe Daniel?

23min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! No reward for the youngsters play! Bunker says he lost grip and it hit Tupou.

23min

BUNKER TIME! Campbell Graham the tank engine. Called TRY. Checking grounding.

22min

That looked much more like the Roosters! Fanagan went with Sitili Tupouniua to the line put him through and the chain passing sees the half drop it.

21min

Souths had done so well to limit metres then Graham handed it straight back over.

19min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Another easy kick and Reynolds makes it a dozen.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 12 - 4 Roosters
18min

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

Souths slice through again! Cook-Walker gave the Rabbitohs room on the left side. Johnston and Sironen play hot potato with the ball for the former to score.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 4 Roosters
16min

Rabbitohs have found their groove now. Liam Knight just get pushing forward after an early tackle set restart but the short kick is well gathered by Tedesco.

13min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds shoots the Rabbits into the lead.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 6 - 4 Roosters
13min

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

He started it and finished off the move. Souths have been camped on their line. He dummied and just got into the backfield which was held up. Late in their count, Reynolds held it up enough and Walker strolled through.

Tied up at Rabbitohs 4 - 4 Roosters
11min

Razzle Dazzle Roosters! The Rabbits defense comes in to try and stop Tedesco. He misses, Teddy slices through finds Morris who eyes off the corner.. he can't do it and his pass inside to Keary was forward.

9min

Keary has the ball on a string. He dabbles it through for the chasers and it is taken dead by the Rabbitohs. Call confirmed. Souths have to absorb another set. Wait maybe not. Souths go short and get it back!

7min

All Roosters to start here! First kick bounced back to the tri-colours who find Keary to place one perfectly for Souths to take dead.

4min

Conversion: Roosters
Attempted by Kyle Flanagan.

Flanagan with one just inside the touchline, shapes it wide.

Roosters lead Rabbitohs 0 - 4 Roosters
2min

Try: Roosters
Scored by Josh Morris. Kick to come.

That was slick and Josh Morris shows us a slide. Passes into space and Josh Morris does the rest sliding into the DMs.. I mean tryline.

Roosters lead Rabbitohs 0 - 4 Roosters
2min

Strip from the Roosters and they're back on the attack. We have time off currently. Jake Friend is down and not looking too crash hot. He is being assisted from the field.

KICK-OFF! Here we go.

The Roosters stride onto ANZ Stadium with the imperial march behind them. Does tonight start the march to a third straight Premiership? We'll find out soon but tonight they have their local rivals. Next out is the Rabbitohs to the tune of Glory Glory as they aim to overturn their more fancied rivals. Souths line up on halfway and will kick us off!

Welcome to Friday night Football! We have a local derby of sorts for you tonight. The Sydney Roosters, the back-to-back Premiers and looking primed for their third take on the Pride of the League, South Sydney. The Rabbitohs have secured a finals spot but after the Knights capitulation on the Gold Coast, they still can finish with a home final with a result tonight. Add in all the usual spice and sugar it makes everything not so nice tonight at ANZ Stadium. Kick-off is soon!

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Chris Butler, Dave Munro

Video Referee: Ashley Klein

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (60)
Tries: Cody Walker (2), Alex Johnston (5), Campbell Graham, Corey Allan, Cameron Murray
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (8/10)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)

SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8)
Tries: Josh Morris, Daniel Tupou
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (0/2)
Penalty Goals: