Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat May 29, 2021
Round 12 - Stadium Australia - Crowd: 20743
80min

Game set match. Souths dominated from start to finish, if we're being honest. Big turnaround after a smashing by Penrith last Sunday.

80min

Milne scores in the corner off the scrum, but the touchie has a forward pass.

80min

Lussick with the error late just 10m out from the Bunnies line. Scrum... dangerous...

77min

Try: Eels
Scored by Jakob Arthur. Kick to come.

Jakob Arthur kicks in behind the line with Latrell Mitchell nowhere to be seen... chases through and scores untouched under the sticks!

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 20 Eels
77min

Both teams throwing it around a bit late in the game. Some entertaining footy.

76min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses bangs over the extras super quick, despite the result being long-gone.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 16 Eels
73min

Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Just misses from the sideline.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 14 Eels
72min

Try: Eels
Scored by Maika Sivo. Kick to come.

Sivo finally gets on the board and Parra have their third, very much a consolation try in the corner.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 14 Eels
70min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Getting a bit ugly for the blue and gold now... Reynolds nails the extras again.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 38 - 10 Eels
68min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Yep, the Bunnies have another, and it's a hatty for Gagai too! Absolute mayhem down the Eels' right edge.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 36 - 10 Eels
66min

Parra try something fancy down the right edge, but the in-field kick from Fergo isn't ideal. It bounces for Reynolds and the Bunnies are out of trouble.

65min

Getting the feeling the Bunnies could turn it on here. Some ambitious footy in the last little while.

62min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds back to the harder angle from the touchline... stares up at his own face on the Stadium Australia big screen - and nails it.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 32 - 10 Eels
61min

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

The hatty is up for AJ! Easy stuff and Ferguson is exposed on that wing again, and inside the final 20 it looks like the result is beyond reasonable doubt.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 30 - 10 Eels
55min

Conversion: Eels
Attempted by Mitchell Moses.

Moses can't add the two from that angle. Margin is 16.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 10 Eels
54min

Try: Eels
Scored by Isaiah Papali'i. Kick to come.

Somehow Isaiah gets his regular try - Sivo gets it off a high kick, he pushes it back to Blake who gets it to Papali'i who scores an entertaining four-pointer in the corner.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 10 Eels
52min

...to SIN BIN Ryan Matterson. He's on report for high contact that happened the previous play 40m back up the field. Souths now get a penalty and they're still 20m short of where they'd reached. Weird moment.

52min

Souths fly up the park, and eventually are caught, but Sutton's stopped play and run backwards 40m...

46min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Easy conversion for Reynolds.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 26 - 6 Eels
45min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

And Gagai has a double - a similar scrum play just from further out and the home side pick up where they left off!

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 24 - 6 Eels
45min

Nathan Brown comes up with an error inside his own 40m. Souths huge chance...

41min

Game on for the second half. Eels first use.

40min

HT and it's really all Bunnies. Great half from the home team.

40min

2 Point Field Goal: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Why not...? OK, he misses from long range. But worth a shot!

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 20 - 6 Eels
39min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Much happier times for Reyno this attempt, closer to the sticks and it sails through.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 20 - 6 Eels
38min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Gagai gets the Bunnies another. They're having plenty of luck down the left edge, Parra's defence with no answers.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 18 - 6 Eels
35min

Papali'i back out there now as the Eels go on the attack. He gets the ball near the sideline and is... carried over it.

31min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds likely filthy with AJ scoring on this wing, because he's missed from a similar spot.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 14 - 6 Eels
30min

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

AJ with a double! Numbers to the left and a man down, the Eels are powerless to stop him.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 14 - 6 Eels
28min

Gutho smashes open the Souths' line on the far touchline and... it's a Bunnies penalty. He's gone through a gap created by an obstruction. Home team penalty on halfway.

24min

SIN BIN. Papali'i is given his marching orders after Milne is dragged down and held onto following a break. Parra to 12 men for ten minutes.

22min

Challenge is good! Souths retain possession.

22min

Souths ruled to have knocked on but we have a captains challenge. Parra put a cross-field kick up and Gagai is ruled to have lost it. We're checking whether in fact he did. If he didn't he's kept it in and it's play on.

21min

This game has turned on its head now. Souths with an error mid-field and Parramatta have a scrum in near halfway.

18min

Conversion: Eels
Kicked by Mitchell Moses.

Moses uses that ol' golf swing... moves in, kicks it and.... adds the extras from 10m in from touch.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 6 Eels
16min

Try: Eels
Scored by Clinton Gutherson. Kick to come.

Gutho is the man to lead them back. Their second foray into the Bunnies' 20m... Arthur finds the Eels' fullback off a fairly lucky bounce.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 4 Eels
14min

All Souths so far. More steel in defence, silky attack and the Eels just look a bit shell-shocked. They're struggling to make metres against the Bunnies here.

10min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

No good for Reynolds this time, from a fairly difficult angle on the near sideline at the north end of S.A.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 0 Eels
9min

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

Bit too easy really. Parramatta caught out on the edges and AJ takes advantage in the left corner.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 0 Eels
7min

Parra forced into a drop-out. Good set from Souths and a clever last-tackle kick. Opacic can't get out of the in-goal.

6min

PENALTY South Sydney. Bunnies winger Milne spills it fielding a kick but the Eels are offside so the red-and-green get the ball anyway.

4min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds pushes the ball through those big sticks for a perfect Rabbitohs' start.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 6 - 0 Eels
2min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Damien Cook. Kick to come.

COOK STRAIGHT FROM THE SCRUMBASE, DUMMIES AND GOES THROUGH THE GAP! WOWEE.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 4 - 0 Eels
2min

Gutho spills it in the tackle after fielding the Bunnies' last-tackle kick. Big chance for the hosts...

1min

KICKOFF > Time off just two tackles with Oregon Kaufusi picking up a head injury making a tackle... nope, not even a HIA. We resume.

Uncle Allen Madden, Gadigal Elder, offers his Welcome to Country.

Both clubs walk out together, wearing impressive indigenous jumpers in their club colours. A quick squiz at team changes - the Bunnies have opted to bench Jacob Host, with Cam Murray moving to the second row and Nicholls coming in at lock. Parra are 1-17.

The NRL's Indigenous Round continues on the lands of the Burramattagal and Wangal people, where the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Parramatta Eels face off on the turf of Stadium Australia.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Wyatt Raymond

Video Referee: Chris Butler

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (38)
Tries: Damien Cook, Alex Johnston (3), Dane Gagai (3)
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (5/7)

PARRAMATTA EELS (20)
Tries: Clinton Gutherson, Isaiah Papali'i, Maika Sivo, Jakob Arthur
Conversions: Mitchell Moses (2/4)