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Should be a cracker Ben, I’m looking forward to it! I think it will be a split decision either way.

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Match report

Canberra 24
Souths 12

The Raiders have claimed their second consecutive top 4 scalp with a 24-12 win over Souths at GIO Stadium in Canberra.

Canberra scored 18 unanswered second half points to win the match after heading into the sheds trailing 12-4 at half-time.

The Rabbitohs scored the first try of the match in the 10th minute. Damien Cook darted out of dummy half close to the line before offloading and five-eighth Cody Walker stepped through the Canberra defence to score.

The Bunnies were in again eight minutes later when Greg Inglis beat Joey Leilua close to the line to barge his way over. Today was Inglis’ first game back after being out with a broken thumb for the past six weeks and he generally played strongly.

The Raiders hit back nine minutes before half-time when centre Michael Oldfield grounded a Josh Hodgson grubber kick just before the dead ball line.

They scored their first second half try in the 53rd minute just after Souths interchange forward Jason Clark was sin binned for a ruck infringement. Oldfield ran strongly onto a Josh Hodgson cut out ball close to the line to score his second try.

That made the score 12-10 to Souths, but the Raiders hit the front for the first time in the match in the 64th minute when five-eighth Blake Austin threw a great ball to charging backrower Sia Soliola and he scored near the posts.

Winger Nic Cotric then capped off a great performance with a determined try in the 71st minute. He burst onto the ball from dummy half and used his strength and footwork to get the ball down.

The loss is Souths third on the trot after they were also beaten by the Broncos and the Roosters in the last few weeks.

Raiders’ supporters will be wondering what might have been if they had been able to string a few more wins together this year.

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

Full-time

The hooter sounds and it’s victory for CANBERRA!

CANBERRA 24
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

79’ Williams slots the penalty.

CANBERRA 24
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

78’ Penalty to the Raiders, they’ll take a shot at goal to wind the clock down.

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

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77’ Canberra are caught on the last, Souths back in possession 10 metres out from their own line but now get driven back into the in goal! Repeat set for the Raiders.

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

76’ Scrum feed for the Raiders 20 metres out after Inglis knocks a pass down.

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

75’ Penalty to Canberra, they’ll take the tap near halfway.

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

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74’ The Raiders defence hangs on with Hunt caught two metres short on the last tackle! Great tackle from Whitehead on Inglis in that set too!

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

73’ Short kick off from Souths and they get the ball back!

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

72’ Nick Cotric charging onto the ball from dummy half 10 metres out to score a determined try. He’s had a great game today. Williams converts!

CANBERRA 22
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

71’ Try!! Canberra (Cotric)

CANBERRA 20
SOUTHS 12

Kick to come.

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

70’ A grubber kick from Cook on his own 20 sparks a 50 metre Souths break! But there is an error at the end of the movement and the Raiders are back in possession.

CANBERRA 16
SOUTHS 12

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69’ Souths now working it out from their own line.

CANBERRA 16
SOUTHS 12

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68’ The Raiders back in possession on their own 30.

CANBERRA 16
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

67’ Bomb from Williams to complete the restart set, Johnston taken on his own 20.

CANBERRA 16
SOUTHS 12

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65’ Great ball from Blake Austin to put a charging Sia Soliola over near the posts. Williams converts.

CANBERRA 16
SOUTHS 12

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64’ Try!! Canberra (Soliola)

CANBERRA 14
SOUTHS 12

Kick to come.

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog

63’ Johnston spills a last tackle Raiders bomb. Souths to dropout. Big chance for the Raiders!

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

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62’ Canberra back in possession n their own 30. It’s becoming an arm wrestle.

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

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61’ Knock on from Leilua when Canberra were on the attack! Souths scrum feed on their own 20.

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

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60’ Clearing kick from Reynolds, Rapana taken on his own 40.

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

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59’ The Raiders run it on the last and are caught in possession 5 metres out. Turnover.

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

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58’ Now a good run from Cotric puts Canberra on the attack!

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

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57’ Cotric comes in to force the error from Johnston when Souths had an overlap and a try was on! Canberra scrum feed 10 metres out from their own line.

CANBERRA 10
SOUTHS 12

Canberra Raiders vs South Sydney Rabbitohs: NRL live scores, blog