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

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    Warriors vs Rabbitohs

    NRL, 26 May, 2018

    Mt Smart Stadium
    Fulltime - Warriors 10, Rabbitohs 30
    Warriors   Rabbitohs
    10 FINAL SCORE 30
    2 TRIES 5
    Referee: Grant Atkins
    Touch judges: Clayton Sharpe & Chris McMillan
    Video Referee: Luke Patten

    Match result:

    South Sydney have taken a big win on the road over the New Zealand Warriors, victorious by 20 points in Auckland.

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    Final score
    New Zealand Warriors 10
    South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

    Match preview:

    The New Zealand Warriors take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Mt Smart Stadium, in Auckland. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 5:30pm (AEST).

    If someone had told you pre-season that these teams would be sitting third and fourth on the ladder leading into Round 12, you would have been forgiven for checking them into the loony bin.

    Both sides were expected to slide in 2018, with the Warriors widely predicted to pick up the spoon. Yet here they are, two surprise packets of this season.

    Other than a couple of blow-out losses to the Storm and Roosters, the Warriors’ form has been good, winning eight and losing three. They comfortably dealt with Parramatta last weekend, and will be looking forward to running out in front of a big home crowd tonight.

    In terms of team changes, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck comes back in at fullback, after missing last round due to the birth of his child. Peta Hiku moves to centre and Gerald Beale moves out of the 17. There has been some talk about Shaun Johnson playing, but it looks like he will take another weekend to recover ahead of their bye.

    The Rabbitohs were fortunate to get the win over the Cowboys last weekend, however they showed great poise in that last set to get to North Queensland’s 20-metre zone and draw the penalty. You get the feeling that last year’s team wouldn’t have managed that.

    Souths’ challenge this week is how they manage the travel between Townsville and Auckland.

    In team changes, Greg Inglis replaces the injured Alex Johnston at fullback, Adam Doueihi comes into the centres, and Mark Nicholls makes the bench. Sam Burgess has been named to play after failing to complete last weekend’s match.

    History-wise, these two played in the first round, at Optus Stadium, with the Warriors emerging victorious. Prior to that, South Sydney had enjoyed a string of comfortable wins.

    Travel fatigue may impact the Rabbitohs, which may be enough to tip the result in the Warriors’ favour.

    Warriors by 4

    Rebuild announcement

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    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      Full Time

      The Rabbits were way too good at Mt Smart Stadium tonight. Heavy rain may have derailed their hopes for a blow out score but the Warriors were never in it.

      Souths are fast shaping as one of the main premiership threats this season and they are playing a great brand of footy in getting there. They will need to get in the grind with the Cronulla Sharks next Friday night at ANZ Stadium.

      The Warriors were disappointing tonight and they will be desperate to get Shaun Johnson back in their team. Its too early to confirm a mid season slide and they should be strong during the Origin period. However, the Warriors coaching staff will be more than a little concerned.

      Hope you enjoyed the coverage and please feel free to comment on the game below.

      Coming up now is the top of the table clash between Penrith and St-George. Stay with us. It should be a cracker!

      • Roar Rookie

        3_Hats SSTID 2014 said | 9:20pm | ! Report

        I did tell you blokes that the Rabbitohs will be Top 4
        None of you are laughing now, are you?

    • 7:23pm
      Me said | 7:23pm | ! Report

      Rabbitohs into 2nd if Penrith lose!

    • Roar Rookie

      steveng said | 7:21pm | ! Report

      Great win Bunnies, this should convince the doubters lol we will go all the way. Bring on the Sharks next week!

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:20pm | ! Report


      That will do its. It’s full time in Auckland

      New Zealand Warriors 10
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:19pm | ! Report


      Line break from Lawton.

      Warriors go left but Mannering knocks on

      New Zealand Warriors 10
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:18pm | ! Report


      Souths still playing expansive footy here.

      Near thing for the Rabbits there but the ball just hit the sideline before Doueihi got a boot to it.

      New Zealand Warriors 10
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:15pm | ! Report


      Pouring down again to finish this game.

      Good set from Warriors. They run it on the last but Kata crabbed across field and was taken into touch

      New Zealand Warriors 10
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:13pm | ! Report


      Conversion from Luke misses to the right

      New Zealand Warriors 10
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:12pm | ! Report


      Quick hands from Hiku puts Kata over in the left hand corner. TRY

      New Zealand Warriors 10
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

      • 7:16pm
        Gold Coast Bunny said | 7:16pm | ! Report

        And Blair dropped that in the play the ball. Wow lucky the games not close

    • Roar Rookie

      steveng said | 7:12pm | ! Report

      Fair dinkum that is absolutely ridiculous with these sin binning

    • Roar Guru

      David Holden said | 7:11pm | ! Report


      May be an Achilles issue for Tuivasa-Sheck.

      Penalty to the Warriors for another infringement.

      Sam Burgess gets an early shower

      New Zealand Warriors 6
      South Sydney Rabbitohs 30

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