Full Time
80:00
5:30pm Sat June 12, 2021
Round 14 - Stadium Australia - Crowd: 12156
80min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - 15 m from their own line

79min

Mitchell makes a break and is tackled close to the Knights line but he fumbles the play the ball.

79min

Johnston skips through the line and makes a cheeky 35m

79min

Barnett with a 1-on-1 strip, 10m from the Souths line.

79min

Clifford with a kick against the grain and its poor. Cleaned up by Johnston

77min

Clifford with a lovely kick straight to Mark Nicholls.

75min

Reynolds kicks for touch and finds it, 25m from the Knights line

72min

SCRUM SOUTHS - Clifford shaped to throw a no long pass, but opted against it before losing it in the tackle, 10m from the Souths line.

71min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - They'll have a full set in the Bunnies half

69min

Refs Challenge - Souths - No dice

67min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Illegal strip. Knights get a full set inside the Bunnies 35m

66min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - 25m from their own line

63min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Knights with a short drop out but its out on the full.

61min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds with his easiest kick of the night, throws this one over from in front

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 24 - 10 Knights
60min

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Jaydn Su'A. Kick to come.

Reynolds with a short grubber ricochets off the Knights defence, Su'A following through soccers it ahead and scores a nice try

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 22 - 10 Knights
59min

Great defensive set by Souths, keeps the Knights inside their own 30

55min

crafty blind side play by Reynolds and Milne sees Souths run 60m before a Milne flick back in field is intercepted by Fitzgibbon

50min

Set restart Knights on halfway

48min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds with his third kick from the left sideline tonight, converts yet again

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 18 - 10 Knights
48min

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

After going right twice for no result, Souths go to what works - Alex Johnston. Another catch and pass play creates the extra man and Johnston scores in the corner for his third try of the night.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 16 - 10 Knights
47min

Souths go right again and Walker this time attempts to get the ball out to the wing and again Young gets a hand on it.

46min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Knights pinged for an illegal steal.

45min

Set restart for Souths 10m from the Knights line

45min

Best comes off, possibly nursing an injury

45min

SCRUM SOUTHS - Mitchell attempts to send a long ball to Milne, but Young almost intercepts it, but knocks on instead.

44min

PENALTY SOUTHS - 15m from the Knights line

40min

Back underway for the second act

40min

Young got half-through a gap, but Mitchell with a clever play, forced Young to lose the ball forward

39min

Set restart knights on the first tackle

39min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Latrell drops it cold, 10m from the Bunnies line

37min

Conversion: Knights
Kicked by Jake Clifford.

Clifford from wide, converts

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 12 - 10 Knights
37min

Try: Knights
Scored by Kurt Mann. Kick to come.

Clifford chips over the top, 20m from the Souths line, the line ricochets out of a contest into the Souths in-goal and Mann scrambles on his hands and knees to plant the loose ball for a try

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 12 - 8 Knights
35min

Knights get a repeat set when a grubber hits Mitchell as he tries to shield it over the dead ball line

33min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Campbell Graham with a knock on, 30m from the Souths line

33min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds from the left sideline adds the extras again.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 12 - 4 Knights
32min

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

Souths go short side from Benji to Walker, who holds up a pass, commits the outside defence and then throws a flat cut-out pass that finds Johnston who scores in the corner.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 10 - 4 Knights
31min

PENALTY SOUTHS - Knight with a head clash with Fitzgibbon. Jacob Saifiti gets put on report because Knight's head brushes his bicep.

29min

SCRUM SOUTHS - Clifford with another good bomb, Best knocks the ball back but King fumbles it as he tries to keep it alive.

28min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - A high tackle by Graham

26min

Souths with a set restart just shy of halfway

24min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Jake Clifford.

Clifford just fails to convert from touch

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 6 - 4 Knights
23min

Try: Knights
Scored by Dominic Young. Kick to come.

Knights go left and Best gets a good catch and pass to Young, who scores in the corner, almost identical to the try scored by Souths previously.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 6 - 4 Knights
22min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - 20m from Souths line

21min

Best gets into space, he could've stepped Mitchell or pass to Young, but in the end chose to get tackled by Mitchell.

19min

Jacob Saifiti drops a crash ball.

18min

Set Restart Knights

16min

Benji with a forward pass, 10m inside the Knights half

14min

Set Restart Souths

13min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - 20m from their own line

10min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Grubber by Clifford is cleaned up by Latrell, who steps out of two tackles and looked set to race 80 metres, but an obstruction against the Souths defence was found.

9min

SET RESTART KNIGHTS

8min

Knights get a repeat set when Clifford's grubber is taken dead in-goal by Walker. Souths drop out

6min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Mitchell almost catches a bomb, but loses it forward into his team mate, 20m from the Souths line

4min

Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds converts from touch

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 6 - 0 Knights
3min

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

Souths send the ball left with some glorious late passing before Burns gets a good ball to the unmarked Johnston, who scores in the corner.

Rabbitohs lead Rabbitohs 4 - 0 Knights
1min

Reynolds sends his kick to the clouds and Hoy drops it forward, 15m from the Knights line

Souths kick-off in what is Benji Marshall's first game as a hooker

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski, Mark Bohan

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (24)
Tries: Alex Johnston (3), Jaydn Su'A
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (10)
Tries: Dominic Young, Kurt Mann
Conversions: Jake Clifford (1/2)