Full Time
7:35pm Sat March 4, 2023
Round 1 - PointsBet Stadium, Woolooware / Dharawal - Crowd: 12757

FULL TIME at Shark Park and the Rabbitohs start 2023 with a victory which isn't clinical but still very strong with the 27-18 win


Field Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell with the disrespectful field goal to cap things off

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 18 - 27 Rabbitohs

Sione Katoa loses the ball and the Sharks have summed up their night on that play


Cam McInnes loses the ball as the Sharks looked to rush the play


It's not the Sharks night, they get a penalty and then fail to find touch


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Braydon Trindall converts from almost in front

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 18 - 26 Rabbitohs

Try: Sharks
Scored by Teig Wilton. Kick to come.

Try confirmed as nobody was close to Wilton as he chased through the kick

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 16 - 26 Rabbitohs

Teig Wilton gets through chasing the kick from Matt Moylan and Teig Wilton chases through to score


Wade Graham sent to the sin bin for a high shot in the middle of the previous set that nobody batted an eyelid at the time


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell doesn't strike the conversion as well as he wants but it kisses the upright to go through

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 12 - 26 Rabbitohs

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

Campbell Graham is over again and the Sharks defence was stretched for numbers again as they shift right with the numbers down the right and get through so easily again

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 12 - 24 Rabbitohs

Braden Hamlin-Uele ON REPORT for a high shot on Cody Walker which to me personally didn't look high at all


Sharks again captiulate in the attack and then a high tackle as Alex Johnston cleans up the ball


Sharks on the attack after a Souths error


Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell from 38m out right in front converts the penalty goal

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 12 - 20 Rabbitohs

PENALTY SOUTHS: Briton Nikora penalised for a late shot on Cam Murray after some confusion about why Todd Smith was blowing the penalty


Teig Wilton loses the ball with another ribs tackle from Lachy Illias


Shaq Mitchell loses the ball as Souths were starting to mount pressure again


Matt Moylan loses the ball as the SHarks are struggling big time to get out of their own half


A good set from Souths is undone by a poor kick from Latrell that goes dead


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell converts from close range to push the lead back out to 6

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 12 - 18 Rabbitohs

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

It had to come - Lachlan Illias throws a short ball and Souths finally take advantage as they swing right to score

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 12 - 16 Rabbitohs

Toby Rudolf loses the ball as the Sharks are struggling to get out of their end


Poor attack from Souths in all honesty as they set up to attack either side but then decide to go for the barge over but Burgess stopped twice and then losing the ball


Souths attacking as Sharks cough up possession deep in their own end


SECOND HALF IS GO! The Sharks are using the ball first and getting a penalty early in the set


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Braydon Trindall from the western touchline swings the ball left but gets it to fade back to go through the middle and level the scores at HT

Tied up at Sharks 12 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Sharks
Scored by Sione Katoa. Kick to come.

Sione Katoa goes over as the Sharks draw the Souths defence to the left, then shit it back right create the overlap and Sione Katoa scores in the corner

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 10 - 12 Rabbitohs

CAPTAINS CHALLENGE: An absolute dumb challenge by Souths after Alex Johnston knocked on, the ball was caught by an offside player. Replays showed it clearly as the right call from Todd Smith


SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE: The replay showed the ball travelled forward and it was an odd call from Todd Smith to say backwards


CAPTAINS CHALLENGE: Sharks challenging the call of Todd Smith of initial knock back then ruled a Sharks knock on


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell converts from out wide

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 6 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Keaon Koloamatangi. Kick to come.

Keaon Koloamatangi holds the ball this tie and gets off and a short ball from Illias to Koloamatangi puts the Sharks defence in two minds and the big man dummies and goes

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 6 - 10 Rabbitohs

Izaac Thompson loses the ball as he holds the ball one-handed as he was looking potentially for an offload


Teig Wilton loses the ball in a strong tackle from Lachlan Ilias


How many bombed tries can you have in a half? Lachlan Ilias kicks in behind and Keaon Koloamatangi has an easy grab at the ball but he loses it


Sharks fans not happy right at the moment with a couple of non-calls from Todd Smith and Drew Oultram


A save at the back with Briton Nikora tapping the ball back as the Rabbitohs look to attack on the last


Conversion: Sharks
Kicked by Braydon Trindall.

Braydon Trindall converts his own try from out wide

Tied up at Sharks 6 - 6 Rabbitohs

Try: Sharks
Scored by Braydon Trindall. Kick to come.

TRY CONFIRMED - Nothing pretty about that but the individual brilliance of Will Kennedy to get through then put through the kicks and then Braydon Trindall kicking through again

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 4 - 6 Rabbitohs

WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED THERE? The Sharks keep the ball alive somehow and then there's about 6 kicks in their and it's just amazing. There might be an issue with an obstruction but the efforts of Kennedy and Trindall kicking it is amazing


BUNKER: Izaac Thompson gets into space after some good work but a desperate effort from Ronaldo Mulitalo saves the try with a very good effort from behind


Braydon Trindall with a drilled kick for 40/20 and that is textbook perfection on how to do it


Cam Murray loses the ball as he doesn't focus on the play at hand


SIX AGAIN - Cody Walker with a poor kick but it's ruled to be played at


PENALTY SOUTHS: Sharks penalised again for the markers not being square


Blayke Brailey loses the ball tackle one after a set restart coming out of dummy half


Jai Warrow loses the ball play one off the kick off


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Latrell Mitchell.

Latrell Mitchell converts from close range

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 0 - 6 Rabbitohs

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Lachlan Ilias. Kick to come.

Try confirmed as the Sharks wanted a double movement call but don't get it

Rabbitohs lead Sharks 0 - 4 Rabbitohs

LACHY ILIAS - Down one end saves the try up the other end to stop a certain try, then up the other end he dummies and goes, bounces out of a tackle and goes again.


PENALTY SOUTHS: Things compounded as Souths go into the Sharks 30 after a penalty for the markers not being square


BOMBED IT - Ronaldo Mulitalo was coasting to the line with a smile on his face but a desperate effort from Lachlan Ilias knocks the ball out.


PENALTY SHARKS: Todd Smith's first penalty of the night favours the Sharks with the Bunnies called offside


Strongest set of the first 5 minutes so far with the Sharks with some good metres in a game that hasn't seen anyone expand as yet


Not a great start for Souths as Tevita Tatola is forced from the field after a head clash with Dale Finucane

GAME ON! Todd Smith with the whistle and the Rabbitohs have first use

Referees & scorers:

Referee: Todd Smith

Touch Judges: Drew Oultram, Darian Furner

Video Referee: Gerard Sutton

Tries: Braydon Trindall, Sione Katoa, Teig Wilton
Conversions: Braydon Trindall (3/3)

Tries: Lachlan Ilias, Keaon Koloamatangi, Campbell Graham (2)
Field Goals: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)
Conversions: Latrell Mitchell (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Latrell Mitchell (1/1)