Bunnies stars stand up to help them overcome Manly.
Just as some started to doubt if they had the determination to fight through injuries and a form dip, South Sydney answered their critics with an important 22-10 win over the Manly Sea Eagles in Gosford.
Greg Inglis and Adam Reynolds were the stars for the Rabbitohs as they score 16 straight points to overcome a half-time deficit to secure an important two competition points.
Manly looked set to continue their resurgence during the second half of the season as they led 10-6 at the break.
However, a try-saving tackle from Greg Inglis on Manly winger David Williams and Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai being denied what looked to be a certain try, turned the game in the Rabbitohs favor.
Reynolds was again the star of the show for the red and greens, with his accurate and deft kicking game setting up Nathan Merritt for his 150th NRL try to begin the comeback effort.
Manly kept up its strong defence to deny George Burgess and Inglis, who was returning from a knee injury.
But eventually the dam wall broke in the 68th minute as Inglis scored allowing Reynolds to convert to give Souths a lead they were not let go of.
However, the win for Souths was soured by prop Jeff Lima being placed on report for twisting the ankle of Manly’s Anthony Watmough.
South Sydney next take on Canterbury in what is a crucial game in the context of the finals, while Manly will try and hang on to their top four place, when they face off against the Raiders in Canberra.