Townsend from out wide, nicks the post and sends it through for another two
Sharks with a nice little set play off the back of a scrum, create the extra man on the left and Kennedy sends Hiroti over in the corner for a clever try.
Tom Burgess with his trademark knock on.
Reynolds from basically in front of the posts, throws this over.
Arrow with a ruck run, stepping back into the middle from the left and he scores next to the upright.
Souths find touch 20m from the Sharks line
PENALTY SOUTHS - Sharks with a short kick-off but their outside men were offside.
Reynolds from just right of centre, converts the try.
Tatola very nearly barges over but he somehow gets a ball to Walker, who spins and dives over the line to score near the posts.
PENALTY SOUTHS - Townsend on report for a gentle crusher.
Kennedy grubbers for himself and very nearly gets the ball and score, but Walker taps it dead. Souths drop out
PENALTY SHARKS - Gagai with an accidental crusher. He's on report. Sharks 30m from the Rabbitohs line
Townsend fails to convert from out wide
Moylan at pace drifts left and hits Nikora running hard and straight back in and he barges over for a try on the right side.
Sharks get a fresh set 20m from the Bunnies line
Sharks are all running now. They've found another gear.
Chad adds 2
Townsend's kick is dropped by Walker, cleaned up by Fifita, who then flick passes it to Woods who falls over the line to score next to the right upright.
Hiroti slides to clean up a kick on his own goal line, ducks under a tackle and then runs 40m downfield before being tackled.
Set Restart Sharks
He's cleared, play on.
Su'A undergoing a HIA test on the field.
SCRUM SHARKS - Knight drops a pass and the Sharks fumble it trying to clean up.
PENALTY SOUTHS - Hiroti with a high tackle.
Kennedy gets a bad ball from Moylan and then tries to throw a quick pass but it gets intercepted.
Souths drop the ball 20m from their own line and Rudolf cleans up
SCRUM SOUTHS - Graham receives a forward pass, 10m from the Souths line and he gets plowed by Su'A for his troubles.
Sharks get themselves another repeat set courtesy of another Souths drop out.
Kennedy chips to the corner after getting a ricochet and the awkwardly bouncing ball is taken dead by Reynolds. Souths drop out
Sharks kick off
Townsend converts from right in front.
It was clunky, but it stuck. Townsend runs to the line and holds up a nice ball for Kennedy, who hits a gap at speed and runs 30m to score under the posts.
Nikora knocks on, 10m from the Souths line.
Williams very nearly scores but is held up in a brilliant tackle by Walker
Brailey makes a break, 20m from the Souths line, needed support and had none. Throws a pass back which is touched by the Bunnies and picked up by Townsend.
Reynolds with his easiest kick of the night so far, adds another 2 points.
Gagai just casually stepped out of a tackle by Dugan, broke the line and then turned the ball back inside to Walker who races away to score
SCRUM SOUTHS - Townsend with a dopey pass, 10m from the Bunnies line, which leads to a turnover.
Su'A has been sent to the sin bin as the cloth on his shoulder just grazed the longest hair on Aaron Woods' chin
Ref has stopped the game
Reynolds tries a pass at the line but the ball goes to ground and Dugan cleans up.
Chambers has an air swing when trying to kick on the last
Sharks have the ball.
Reynolds nails the sideline conversion
Benji with a trademark no-look flat long cut-out ball that finds Johnston who dives over in the corner to score a good try.
Reynolds grubbers for himself and Townsend sorta, kinda, just cleans up. Sharks drop out.
SCRUM SOUTHS - Knight offloads but it hits Nikora on the hand and is ruled an accidental knock-on.
Reynolds from out wide on the left side, adds the penalty goal.
PENALTY SOUTHS - Another Benji grubber that gets into the Sharks in-goal. Dugan cleans up and gets back into the field of play, however Townsend is ruled to be offside.
Knight drops the ball in the tackle. Souths challenging. Challenge successful. Souths with a full set 20m from the Sharks line
PENALTY SOUTHS - Scrap that. Nikora now on report for a high tackle.
Benji grubbers on the left side and Tracey cleans up, but cannot get back into the field of play. Sharks drop out.
Set Restart Souths on halfway
Reynolds converts from out wide.
Quick play the ball on the left, and Benji at first receiver produces his trademark goosestep skip and then pops a short ball at the line to Keaon Koloamatangiwho strolls through a gap to score on the left edge.
Marshall with a very gentle grubber that sneaks into the Sharks ingoal. Kennedy falls on it. Sharks drop out
PENALTY SOUTHS - Sharks with a shy kick on the last, Dugan offside. Souths start their set 10m from halfway
SCRUM SHARKS - Benji passes to Keaon Koloamatangi who had already overshot the runway.
SCRUM SOUTHS - Rudolf loses the ball. Graham is convinced by Toby to call refs challenge and its wasted.
Souths kick off
Formwise, two of the worst defensive outfits are about to do battle. Cronulla have conceded more points than any other side over their last 3 games (106), while Souths are the only team to have conceded more points in their last 3 games than they did in their first 6 games of the season (74 after 6 games, 100 in the last 3)
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Chris Sutton
Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Darian Furner
Video Referee: Alan Shortall
CRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS (22)
Tries: Will Kennedy, Aaron Woods, Briton Nikora, Mawene Hiroti
Conversions: Chad Townsend (3/4)
SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (32)
Tries: Keaon Koloamatangi, Alex Johnston, Cody Walker (2), Jai Arrow
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (5/5)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)