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!
PENALTY RABBITOHS! Strip with two in the tackle.
Reynolds to make it 60. He misses.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! He has! My word. Kyle Feldt is currently blowing up at home.
BUNKER TIME! Johnston might have stolen the top tryscorer.
The Roosters don't make it ten with their kick. Rabbitohs eyeying one more.
Reynolds makes it 54!
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,
Reynolds hooks one over.
Is it the Rabbitohs or the Harlem Globetrotters! Murray offloads, Tatola does the same then two passes for Johnston for the hat-trick.
Reynolds with a kick to put them within six of a half century. He misses.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! The contest was cleared and Murray got contact.
BUNKER TIME! It is a mess of a kick. Checking who has knocked on.
Crichton coughs it up. CHALLENGE from the Roosters. UNSUCCESSFUL.
Roosters get through the line once but Sitili Tupouniua touches it onto the way to Kyle Flanagan.
Gagai loses it trying to stretch for the line.
PENALTY RABBITOHS! Poasa Faamausili again clips his man high.
Reynolds looks to go ahead in the pointscorer race. He does.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! He was onside. The kick inside found Walker who did the rest.
BUNKER TIME! It is a Walker wonderland tonight. He might have his second.
PENALTY RABBITOHS! Poasa Faamausili catches the Rabbitohs winger Paulo high. It gives the Rabbitohs a cheap way from their own line.
Flanagan takes his time over the kick. He studies and misses.
GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! It was a wicked bounce away from a charging Morris but Tupou is there to clean up.
BUNKER TIME! Keary finds space and kicks for Tupou on the ground!
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.
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.
BUNKER TIME! Jaxson Paulo might have got in on the party.
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.
Reynolds adds two more.
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.
It's that Nicholls and Cook partnership again. Cook found the pocket of space and his flick pass goes astray.
PENALTY RABBITOHS! Offside. Here come the Rabbitohs.
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.
Cameron Murray knocks on from some sloppy play. Roosters scrum on halfway.
Hope everyone has caught their breath! We're back for the second half! Roosters kick-off and we're off again.
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.
Oh no! Rabbitohs drop it off the kick-off. Roosters have last say.
Reynolds accepts the gift two.
RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! It won't be a try. They have stayed with the on-field decision. PENALTY RABBITOHS!
BUNKER TIME! Mark Nicholls might have the most bizzare try of 2020.
Rinse and repeat. Reynolds just puts the Roosters behind the sticks again.
Nat Butchers that. Roosters all over the shop.
Reynolds to make it 18 the difference. Nails it.
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.
BUNKER TIME! Wow! The Rabbitohs are on fire tonight.
Reynolds to make it fourteen and he does it in style.
Raise the bat, Alex Johnston! That was some lovely passing from Cody Walker opened up space, flung it to Johnston, who did the rest.
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.
Mr fix it, Mitch Aubusson takes the ball from a pin-point Reynolds kick. Roosters concede the line drop-out though.
That will have Robinson ripping his hair out. The Roosters defenders are slow off the tackle and concede a set restart on last tackle!
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?
RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! No reward for the youngsters play! Bunker says he lost grip and it hit Tupou.
BUNKER TIME! Campbell Graham the tank engine. Called TRY. Checking grounding.
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.
Souths had done so well to limit metres then Graham handed it straight back over.
Another easy kick and Reynolds makes it a dozen.
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 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.
Reynolds shoots the Rabbits into the lead.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Flanagan with one just inside the touchline, shapes it wide.
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.
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
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (8/10)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/2)
SYDNEY ROOSTERS (8)
Tries: Josh Morris, Daniel Tupou
Conversions: Kyle Flanagan (0/2)