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    Rabbitohs vs Roosters

    NRL, 10 August, 2018

    ANZ Stadium
    Fulltime - Rabbitohs 14, Roosters 18
    Rabbitohs   Roosters
    14 FINAL SCORE 18
    2 TRIES 2
    Referee: Gerard Sutton
    Touch judges: Nick Beashel & Chris Butler
    Video Referee: Ashley Klein

    Two of rugby league’s fiercest rivals go head-to-head as the South Sydney Rabbitohs host the Sydney Roosters. Join The Roar from 7:55pm (AEST) for live scores and coverage of the match.

    With four rounds of football remaining, Souths sit in first position following last week’s 30-20 win over the second-placed Storm.

    The Bunnies were strong through the middle of the park and tested Melbourne’s defence out wide, delivering an impressive win after a form slump.

    The cardinal and myrtle have a tough run into the finals though, with the Broncos, Raiders and Wests Tigers following this game. Nonetheless, they are in the box seat to clinch their first minor premiership since 1989, currently sitting two points clear of the Storm and Roosters.

    However, the Roosters are the comp’s form team, as shown by last week’s 26-20 win over the Cowboys. Their spine has clicked at just the right time, with James Tedesco and Cooper Cronk forging a lethal combination.

    The Bondi boys are still without five-eighth Luke Keary though, who is replaced by Ryan Matterson, while Sean O’Sullivan looms as back-up off the bench.

    South Sydney and Eastern Suburbs share a storied history, dating all the way back to the 1908 NSWRFL season. The two inner-city clubs have played in 239 matches, the Rabbitohs winning 124 to the Roosters’ 109.

    The last time these old foes played was in Round 6, when Souths recorded a 26-14 win at the Sydney Football Stadium.

    The Roosters’ defence will hold out against a struggling South Sydney attack.

    Roosters by 4.

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    • 12:15pm
      Barry said | 12:15pm | ! Report

      Chooks played about 60% if that – sure Souths had players out but how would you know if they had all played the result would not have been the same. The refs made some blues too which could have cost the Chooks the match one has to say – the fergo knock on – off his chin and the Toops pass into the Souths players leg- no knock on and the souths player tackled into touch – should have been a chooks feed – souths first try- burgess stops in the line should have been a no try – just cannot do that

    • 2:20am
      thomas c said | 2:20am | ! Report

      Rabbitohs didn’t roll forward and attack as much as they had done. Roosters were lacklustre. The channel 9 commentary team praised them absurdly at points, but they had lousy ball control and there were a few passes that were to no one.

    • 10:28pm
      The Duad said | 10:28pm | ! Report

      5 out makes a big difference to any side. Rabbits have a lot more to gain from this than the chickens.
      It was not a great match, kind of patchy from both sides. Chickens should have won more convincingly i would have thought.

    • 10:22pm
      Worlds Biggest said | 10:22pm | ! Report

      That was a tough game, not great quality but absorbing. Souths showed a lot of ticker to hang in all game. Chooks were the better side but not by a lot imo. Souths have 5 backs out injured whilst Sammy had his worst game of the year. They will be proud of the effort as the Chooks really should have won by plenty.

    • 10:18pm
      Doc79 said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      Burgess inadvertently knees JWH in the head, stoppage, play on. Last night EXACTLY the same happens to Lodge- 8 point try. But let’s not criticize.

      • Roar Guru

        Adam said | 10:24pm | ! Report

        Should have been a penalty tonight. But who really cares?

      • 9:40am
        Wascally Wabbit said | 9:40am | ! Report

        You’re right Doc — inconsistency.
        Sammy got suspended earlier in the year for lifting his forearm whilst in possession of the ball against the Bulldogs — have seen the same by others during the year ( including Kaufusi last week) and refs don’t even blink.

    • 10:14pm
      Steve Fass said | 10:14pm | ! Report

      Well done bunnies against the big odds.
      Can’t wait to play them with full side they will crumble like they almost did tonight with us missing 5.
      Roosters are no hope against us or storm llin the semis

    • Roar Rookie

      Joe said | 10:07pm | ! Report

      Wasn’t quite the spectacular game I was hoping for due to errors and poor handling from both side but was a decent indication that both these teams will be at the pointy end of the finals. I think they also both have better games in store when they get back their full complement. Souths in particular if they can get both GI and Johnston back. Roosters backline doesn’t look as sharp without Keary. Race for the minor premiership is still very much alive.

    • 10:06pm
      Forty Twenty said | 10:06pm | ! Report

      The Hens certainly have the defence to win the title. Dane Gagai puts in a big effort but I’ve got no clear recollection of him ever really creating anything. He is the perfect example of a finisher but that’s all.

    • 10:04pm
      Tom G said | 10:04pm | ! Report

      Souths can take a lot from that game. Clearly a side with far more to offer than the roosters who needed luck and strange calls to get home. I think the bunnies are currently the form side in the comp and will end up premiers. Too much power and too much skill for anyone else in the eight. As a manly fan I would love to see them chase Cody Walker, he’s the modern day Cliffs Lyons .. outstanding form this year

      • 10:30pm
        Jn said | 10:30pm | ! Report

        Did you watch the game at all? I agree Souths were the better team, but there were no unluck calls or strange desicions. South had so much penalties. If Souths couldn’t capitalise against the roosters defence, it was their own fault. Roosters literally handed the game and they still couldn’t win. Souths aren’t the form side, I still think melbourne is

    • 10:02pm
      Muzz said | 10:02pm | ! Report

      lol@S ouffs

    • 10:02pm
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