Greg Inglis stars as South Sydney continue their charge in the NRL.
Two tries to South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis has guided the Rabbtiohs to their eighth win of the of the season, after defeating the North Queensland Cowboys 28-10.
After a lethargic start by both sides, it was the home side at ANZ Stadium who picked up the pace better with the Rabbtiohs simply having too many weapons for the opponents.
But it was the Cowboys who scored first when Jonathan Thurston jumped on a play the ball by Souths when no dummy-half arrived for Souths, putting the Cowboys on the attack just 20 metres out.
And off the back of that cheap turnover winger Antonio Winterstein dived across
in the corner to give his side the lead 4-0.
South Sydney survived another scare when the video referee agreed there had been been a knock-on by Gavin Cooper in the lead up to Winterstein scoring what could have been his second try for the game
South Sydney hit back on the board off the back of a Cowboys mistake, when Sam Burgess smashed his way across the line to make it 6-4 in favor of the home side.
The Rabbtiohs scored in the next set of six when Bryson Goodwin crossed after a remarkable lead-up effort by South Sydney to keep the ball alive on the last tackle as it passed through eight sets of hands.
Adam Reynolds added the conversion and South lead by eight as the game came to life.
South Sydney super sub George Burgess had an immediate impact when he came into the field from the bench, as he combined well with his brother through the middle third of the field.
Brent Tate was denied a try by the video referee close to half-time that would have put the result back on the table, but the Cowboys trailed 12-4 at half-time.
Cowboys suffered a horror start to the second half, when a turnover off the first tackle saw Inglis score under the nose of a lax Thurston, who should have made the ball dead at the back of the in-goal area.
Reynolds added the extras to give the Rabbtiohs a handy buffer at 18-6.
Winterstein scored his second for the game when he converted from a pin-point Thurston kick to
keep his side in the contest at 18-10.
North Queensland will have a nervous wait in their hands after backrower Ashton Sims was placed on report for putting his knees into the side of head of a tackled Beau Champion in the 54th minute.
Off the back of a penalty late in the tackle count, South Sydney made it very hard for their
opponents to get the upset, as Nathan Merritt crossed in the corner to take the margin out to 12.
Inglis sealed the win for the Rabbtiohs by streaking 70 metres down-field off the back off a Cowboys mistake, scoring his second for the night.