Reynolds kicks Rabbitohs to victory

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South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos

A supreme kicking display from Adam Reynolds has seen the South Sydney Rabbitohs down the Brisbane Broncos 28-10 in rain-affected conditions at ANZ Stadium.

Forcing multiple repeat sets, kicking six goals and scoring a try of his own, the South Sydney captain was in control from start to finish as the Rabbitohs scored four tries to two to temporarily move into sixth position. 

Making the most of good field position and an offload from Liam Knight, the Rabbitohs struck first courtesy of a left-side shift finished off by Dane Gagai (13th minute).

Conceding a Reynolds' penalty goal a few minutes later, the Broncos responded after a nice show-and-go from Tom Dearden paved the way for Herbie Farnworth (20th minute) to touch down for his fourth try of the season.

Striking a decisive blow with two tries shortly before the break, Rabbitohs captain Reynolds (30th minute) was rewarded with a four-pointer after following a grubber from Jaxson Paulo, while poor goal-line defence allowed Marc Nicholls (36th minute) to crash over from close range for his third career try.

Needing to score first after halftime to have any chance of mounting a comeback, a short ball from Dearden allowed David Fifita (44th minute) to isolate Cody Walker for a try in his first match since Round 2.

Gaining a fortuitous call after Tom Burgess was deemed to have lost possession in the act of scoring, the Broncos were made to pay for their impatience by conceding an error on the first tackle after withstanding a wealth of defence on their own line. 

Securing the result after Burgess (66th minute) made amends with a determined charge from close range, a wayward penalty attempt from Reynolds in the final minute saw the home side finish as 28-10 victors.

Next week, the Rabbitohs face the Cowboys in Townsville on Saturday evening, while the Broncos travel to Canberra to take on the Raiders later on the same night.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 28 - Brisbane Broncos 10

Venue: ANZ Stadium
Crowd: 2919
Halftime Score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 20 Brisbane Broncos 6

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Adam Reynolds
2 points - Thomas Burgess
1 points - Liam Knight

SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS (28)
Tries: Dane Gagai, Adam Reynolds, Mark Nicholls, Thomas Burgess
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (4/4)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (2/3)

BRISBANE BRONCOS (10)
Tries: Herbie Farnworth, David Fifita
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kotoni Staggs (1/2)
Penalty Goals:


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