New Zealand Warriors vs South Sydney Rabbitohs highlights: Rabbitohs win 41-22

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    Warriors Vs. South Sydney

    2016 NRL Premiership Season, 14 August, 2016

    Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
    South Sydney 41 defeated Warriors 22
    Warriors South Sydney
    22 FINAL SCORE 41
    4 TRIES 6
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 2/3
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 1/1
    Top scorers:
    • Warriors - Solomone Kata 8pts (2T 0G)
    • South Sydney - Adam Reynolds 11pts (0T 6G)
    Important moments:
    • South Sydney took the lead at the 19 min. mark 1st half
    • Shaun Johnson (WAR) scored at the 78 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Perenara, H
    Touch judges: Rehm, S & MacFarlane, R

    Match result:

    After a long absence the Rabbitohs have finally rejoined the winners’ list, defeating the New Zealand Warriors by 19.

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    Final score
    Warriors 22
    Rabbitohs 41

    Match preview:

    The South Sydney Rabbitohs have the chance to play semi-final spoilers when they travel to Auckland to play the New Zealand Warriors for Round 23. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5:30pm (AEST).

    The Rabbitohs are staring down the barrel of their tenth straight loss, while the Warriors have had important wins in their last two games, against Penrith and the Titans, to sneak into the top eight on for and against.

    Both the Wests Tigers and the Titans are snapping at the Warriors’ heels, and a win this week is crucial for their finals’ hopes, with only four matches remaining in the regular season.

    The Tigers are playing the Titans this weekend, so unless there is a draw, one of those two teams will collect two points this week.

    Souths haven’t had a win since Round 11, against St George back in May, and have little to play for other than pride. That was at least restored in part last week in their golden-point loss to ladder-leaders Melbourne, after Canberra put 50 points on them the previous week.

    Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has made no changes to the 17-man squad that played the Titans, but forward Bunty Afoa has been named as 18th man. Hooker Issac Luke is still out with a knee injury and unlikely to be available until the semi-finals – if the Warriors make them.

    Souths coach Michael Maguire has also named the same 17-man squad as last week, with Greg Inglis once again to play five-eighth.

    Souths to give the Warriors a scare, but the home side have too much to play for and will secure the result.

    Join The Roar at 5:30pm (AEST) for live score updates and debate in our live blog.

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    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:35pm | ! Report

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      Thanks for joining me on tonight’s coverage, hope you enjoyed it.

      Feel free to leave your comments, and make sure you switch over now to the live Roar blog of the St George/Cronulla clash.

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:34pm | ! Report

      Match summary

      Souths 41
      Warriors 22

      Souths have snapped a 9 match losing streak and restored some pride with a 41-22 thumping of the Warriors tonight at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

      The loss sees the Warriors drop out of the top 8, and also did some damage to their for and against, which may end up costing them a semi-final spot at the end of Round 26.

      The match was effectively over at half-time, with Souths turning in a first half performance that their fans have been craving all season, to head in to the sheds leading 31-6 at the break.

      The Warriors opened the scoring with Solomone Kata barging over the try line from close range in the opening minutes, but after that it was one-way traffic as the Rabbitohs ran in 5 unanswered tries.

      Three of Souths’ first half tries were off grubber kicks, with Adam Reynolds’ kicking game and enthusiastic Rabbitohs’ chasing exposing Warriors’ fullback Tui Lolohea’s positional play.

      Reynolds went off with a hamstring injury 10 minutes into the second half. The Warriors scored three tries to one on the second half, but the damage had already been done.

      Is this the start of another late season Warriors’ fade out? Their next 3 games are the Cowboys (away), followed by the Tigers and Parramatta (both at home).

      Try scorers (Souths): Joe Burgess (2), Alec Johnston, Aaron Gray, Greg Inglis, Hymel Hunt

      Top metres gained (Souths): Sam Burgess 195, Greg Inglis 139, Tom Burgess 136

      Top tacklers (Souths): Kyle Turner 38, Damien Cook 34, Zane Musgrove 23

      Try scorers (Warriors): Solomone Kata (2), Manu Vatuvei, Jazz Tevaga

      Top metres gained (Warriors): Ryan Hoffman 160, Solomone Kata 147, Manu Vatuvei 120

      Top tacklers (Warriors): Simon Mannering 46, Bodene Thompson 37, Nathaniel Roache 34

      Roar MVP Points

      3 – Adam Reynolds (Souths). Only played 50 minutes before going off with a hamstring injury, but by the time he did, he’d already had 3 try assists with his great kicking game to well and truly set up Souths victory.

      2 – Sam Burgess (Souths). Easily made the most metres of any forward on the field with 195 to lay the platform for Souths’ attack.

      1 – Shaun Johnson (Warriors). Was the only attacking spark in a well beaten Warriors side.

    • 7:30pm
      maximillian said | 7:30pm | ! Report

      Well that was woeful from the Warriors when you consider their season is on the line!

      • Roar Guru

        John Coomer said | 7:34pm | ! Report

        Definitely, you wonder where that Souths form has been all year as well.

      • Roar Guru

        Sleiman Azizi said | 8:28pm | ! Report

        Always the way with the Warriors.

        You just can’t trust them when it’s on the line.

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:16pm | ! Report


      The hooter sounds and it’s victory for Souths! The Warriors are out of the top 8.

      Warriors 22
      Souths 41

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:13pm | ! Report

      78’ Consolation try there to Tevaga, which will at least help the Warriors for and against a little bit. Johnson converts.

      Warriors 22
      Souths 41

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:12pm | ! Report

      77’ Try!! Warriors (Tevaga)

      Warriors 20
      Souths 41

      Kick to come

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:10pm | ! Report

      75’ A better set from the Warriors but the last pass again goes astray. Souths back in possession and working it out from their own territory.

      Warriors 16
      Souths 41

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      74’ Warriors’ scrum feed on their own 20 metre line.

      Warriors 16
      Souths 41

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:07pm | ! Report

      72’ Vatuvei takes a Souths bomb, Warriors back in possession.They need another try or two to repair some of the damage Souths have done to their for and against tonight.

      Warriors 16
      Souths 41

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:06pm | ! Report

      71’ Short kick off from the Warriors, they get the ball back but lose it almost immediately. Scrum feed Souths 10 metres inside their own half.

      Warriors 16
      Souths 41

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 7:05pm | ! Report

      70’ Cook slots the penalty goal.

      Warriors 16
      Souths 41

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