South Sydney Rabbitohs vs New Zealand Warriors Highlights: NRL scores, blog

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    Rabbitohs vs Warriors

    NRL, 18 August, 2017

    ANZ Stadium
    Fulltime - Rabbitohs 36, Warriors 18
    Rabbitohs   Warriors
    36 FINAL SCORE 18
    6 TRIES 3
    Referee: Chris Sutton
    Touch judges: Nick Morel & Ricky McFarlane
    Video Referee: Ashley Klein

    It’s a bottom-half clash at ANZ Stadium, as the South Sydney Rabbitohs host the New Zealand Warriors. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at ANZ Stadium on Friday night, starting from 6pm AEST.

    It’s been a disappointing season for Souths, playing average football for a majority of their games and failing to make any real impact on the competition.

    However, the Bunnies enter this match following two straights wins, over the Bulldogs and long-time rivals St George Illawarra, which will put the home side in good stead.

    However, they will have to overcome a Warriors side that, when playing well, can match it with the best.

    The New Zealand outfit will be lacking confidence, after one win from their past eight matches. They have been poor in 2017, and their home fortress is no longer a venue teams fear to visit.

    Really, the problems are all over the park, having been poor in defence, and lacking spark in attack, despite featuring some brilliant players in their side.

    Unfortunately for both sides their respective struggles this year have kept them from being a finals threat, and they’re now playing only for pride.

    The Rabbitohs have eight wins for the year, the Warriors seven – there’s simply no way left in the three weeks remaining to make up enough ground on the top eight.

    That being the case, they must instead now have one eye turned towards 2018, and hope to build momentum towards the new year.

    The Rabbitohs enter this match with solid form and should be too good for the Warriors at home.

    Souths by 16 points

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    • 1:46am
      Big Daddy said | 1:46am | ! Report

      The crowd was great.
      I think it was the same crowd that attended Thursday match but 700 of them didn’t turn up.
      They must have got a refund and turned up again last night.
      Two matches and they still haven’t got to the 15k average for one match.
      WTF is going on with Sydney RL fans.

      • 11:07am
        Angela said | 11:07am | ! Report

        They’re all at the AFL

        • Roar Rookie

          steveng said | 2:20pm | ! Report

          Yep, you’ve hit the nail on the head!!! The AFL with the Swans and GWS playing so well is far more exciting and rewarding for Sydney fans than the NRL will ever be!!! If the Swans and crows would have played at the ANZ the stadium would have been packed, that’s the difference and has been like that all throughout 2017. With the Swans attracting 34k+ at the SCG while the game between Souths and the Dragons at the SCG, struggling to attract 10k.

          • 3:01am
            Fush and Chaps said | 3:01am | ! Report

            AFL is better to see at the ground than on TV – If Swans and GWS were down the bottom how many would be turning up to watch them though.

            • Roar Rookie

              steveng said | 10:35am | ! Report

              If you want to know, by past records, the AFL has attracted formidable crowd numbers, even when they are not doing so well. The Swans have proved that they are a formidable club and their administration are considered (in AFL circles) as one of their best. The NRL have allot to learn from the Swans as they will never ever achieve or can compete with the Swans with their current plans, the NRL look like an amateurish rabble in comparison. Out of 35 seasons and since the Swans were established in Sydney in 1982, the Swans have been in the finals 23 times and have won 2 grand finals with 2 other grand finals that they were beaten in. In the last 17 seasons the Swans have only missed out on the finals twice and have won 2 grand finals, 2005 and 2012. And the 2017 season, is another season where they could win another grand final. That’s a pretty impressive record in the AFL comp, which is a far more competitive comp and more of Australian states, teams and players compete in.

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 7:46pm | ! Report


      Post match analysis to come shortly

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 7:39pm | ! Report

      77TH MIN: Penalty Warriors

      Can they score a consolation try?

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 7:37pm | ! Report

      75TH MIN: Conversion Unsuccessful

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 7:36pm | ! Report


      Alex Johnston gets a hat trick!

      36-18 kick to come

    • 7:35pm
      Stu said | 7:35pm | ! Report

      You can see why Kearney doesnt make too many changes. Satae, Lino and Tevanga are nowhere near first grade level yet. Depth is non existant

      • 7:40pm
        Sylvester said | 7:40pm | ! Report

        Stu – you may have rethink your rebuttal of my view on RTS’s defence after that last effort…

        • 7:42pm
          Stu said | 7:42pm | ! Report

          Wasnt great was it. But Foran and Fusitua were primarily responsible.

          The amount of times players run through at full speed is ridiculous

          • 7:44pm
            Sylvester said | 7:44pm | ! Report

            The top 5 fullbacks in the comp are stopping that try 9.5/10 though. That’s the difference.

            • 7:55pm
              Stu said | 7:55pm | ! Report

              No they are not, Johnstone hasnt got 24 tries for nothing. Fullbacks miss plenty of 1 on 1s.

              RTS is clearly behind other fullbacks but hes not terrible. His effort and workrate is incredible and his attacking stats are amongst the best in NRL.

      • 7:41pm
        Sylvester said | 7:41pm | ! Report

        Half the 17 is barely first grade. Those subs are adding adding nothing, so what do you do?

        • 7:43pm
          Stu said | 7:43pm | ! Report

          I dont think you can do alot. Think Kearney cops alot of crap for not dropping players but what choice does he have?

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 7:31pm | ! Report

      69TH MIN: Conversion Successful

      32-16 Game. Over.

    • Roar Guru

      PNG Broncos fan88 said | 7:30pm | ! Report

      Enjoying the energy from these young Rabbits forwards. Murray and Krajefski are almost Crichton clones. Time for Madge to offload the expensive Burgess twins.

      Walker, Cook and PNG lad Johnston are blowing the result away now.

      • Roar Rookie

        steveng said | 7:39pm | ! Report

        The Burgi twins are pulling their fingers out and our whole forward pack will be devastating in 2018. Go the RABBITS!!!

      • 8:38pm
        Haz said | 8:38pm | ! Report

        Has Alex committed to the Kumuls for the WC??

    • Roar Guru

      Samuel Ashton said | 7:29pm | ! Report


      Cody Walker gets his TRY as SOUTHS push further ahead

      30-16 kick to come

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