South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos: NRL live scores, blog

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    South Sydney Vs. Brisbane

    2012 NRL Premiership Season, 24 March, 2012

    nib Stadium, Perth, WA
    Brisbane 20 defeated South Sydney 12
    South Sydney Brisbane
    12 FINAL SCORE 20
    2 TRIES 4
    1/2 CONVERSION KICKS 2/4
    1/1 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
     
    Top scorers:
    • South Sydney - Andrew Everingham 8pts (2T 0G)
    • Brisbane - Gerard Beale 8pts (2T 0G)
    Important moments:
     
    Referee: Ashley Klein
    Touch judges: J Younis & Henry Perenara

    The NRL heads west to Perth tonight as the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos clash in what should be a terrific contest. Join us for live scores and blog from 9:00pm AEDT.

    Both teams will have fond memories of the last time they clashed in Perth last year.

    Playing in atrocious wet weather conditions, the Rabbitohs produced one of their tougher performances of season 2011, beating the Broncos 16-12 in a tight contest.

    Fast forward into season 2012 and both teams look set to once again play out a real arm wrestle tonight

    South Sydney and Brisbane are coming off strong victories against the Penrith Panthers and Newcastle Knights respectively, with both sides flexing their attacking muscle.

    After two tough losses against the Roosters and Storm, South Sydney finally showcased their potential against Penrith last week, cruising to a 40-24 win.

    The Broncos meanwhile had to overcome a few errors before putting Newcastle to the sword in a 24-10 victory.

    With both sides blessed with terrific attacking players, tonight’s match could end up being one of the matches of the season if both teams bring their A game to the table.

    Prediction:

    Both sides are evenly matched across the park, with the Rabbitohs and Broncos each possessing strong mobile forwards and a skilful backline.

    The Broncos will do well to contain the influence of powerhouse Rabbitohs forwards Sam Burgess and Dave Taylor.

    Taylor in particular proved unstoppable against Penrith last week, scoring two tries in a blockbusting performance.

    Brisbane however have forward power of their own, with Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett, Josh McGuire, Ben Te’o and Alex Glenn all skilful enough to create torment up the middle against South Sydney.

    The Rabbitohs and Broncos will be desperate to dominate upfront in order to lay a platform for their respective backlines to shine.

    South Sydney in particular will be eager to lay a strong foundation for Greg Inglis to replicate last week’s performance against Penrith

    Although it proved a long time coming, Inglis’s move to fullback ignited the Rabbitohs attack last week, with the Queensland Origin flyer scoring a great try in the second half.

    Inglis’s performance against the Panthers revived memories of his time with Melbourne where he became arguably the NRL’s best player.

    If Inglis is able to pick up from where he left off last week, then that spells enormous danger for Brisbane.

    The Broncos however can certainly match the Rabbitohs point for point, particularly with a backline containing superstars Justin Hodges, Jharal Yow Yeh and Josh Hoffman.

    Hodges is currently the danger man for Brisbane, as evidenced by his solo try against Newcastle last week.

    One on one, Hodges is a nightmare to defend against so the Rabbitohs will need to stay alert whenever Brisbane’s attack goes down Hodges’s side of the field.

    All in all, tonight’s match should be a beauty. While both teams are certainly capable of beating each other, the Rabbitohs seem to be building nicely, and with Inglis finally at fullback, South Sydney might just have enough points in them to beat Brisbane tonight.

    Rabbitohs by 4

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    • Roar Guru

      10:55pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:55pm | ! Report

      In a good game of football, Brisbane have emerged with a terrific 20-12 victory. The Rabbitohs were on top of Brisbane in the first half racing to a 12 nil lead. Inglis in particular looked on fire as he set up two tries for Everingham. The Broncos however muscled up in defence and sparkled in attack as they scored 20 unanswered points to register a great victory. Hoffman, Beale, Norman and Wallace were outstanding for Brisbane and they now boast three wins from their opening four matches thus far. The injury to Yow Yeh however will hurt Brisbane’s chances of perhaps winning the premiership. The Rabbitohs however have once again fallen short despite racing to a 12 nil lead. They had numerous chances to put Brisbane to bed in the second half but they made too many costly errors near the Broncos tryline. They have once again paid a heavy price. Thanks for joining for this live blog and we look forward to your company tomorrow when NRL live blogging resumes on The Roar.

      FULLTIME:

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:49pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:49pm | ! Report

      FULLTIME:

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:49pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:49pm | ! Report

      Just confirming the crowd – Over 15,000 have attended here.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:48pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:48pm | ! Report

      79′ – Wallace with a dangerous grubber but it goes dead in-goal. Brisbane however will win this and its three wins from four starts thus far.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:48pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:48pm | ! Report

      78′ – Beale defuses a chip from Reynolds and Broncos are now on the attack here. Brisbane looking to finish with a flourish.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:46pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:46pm | ! Report

      77′ – I know its early days but life after Lockyer continues to look rosy for Brisbane. This is a good, hardworking, skillful and discipline side. Broncos work it up to the halfway now.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:45pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:45pm | ! Report

      77′ – Great defence again from Brisbane. What courage under pressure. Luke loses possession and the Broncos look destined to win this now.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:44pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:44pm | ! Report

      75′ – Rabbitohs with the short kickoff and they regather possession and are on the attack. Brisbane then knock down the football and the Rabbitohs will get a scrum. They need to score here to keep this contest alive.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:43pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:43pm | ! Report

      CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL – Wallace with a big conversion and it gives Brisbane an eight point lead now.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 20

    • Roar Guru

      10:42pm
      Alan Nicolea said | 10:42pm | ! Report

      TRY BRONCOS – Beale scores in the corner and this has been a terrific second half from Brisbane. They have scored 20 unanswered points after the Rabbitohs lead 12 nil early.

      Rabbitohs 12
      Broncos 18

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