South Sydney has got one over its traditional rival the Sydney Roosters in an entertaining contest.
With the lead changing numerous times, Souths edged in front again late on to defeat their eastern neighbours. It was a fantastic game of footy that included some great action.
The Rabbitohs started strongly and scored two quick tries through Dylan Walker and Alex Johnston. The second try, set up by Inglis, was freakish as Johnston ran 90 metres.
The Roosters were struggling to the get into the game and Sam Moa tried to fire his teammates up with a huge hit.
Then the match turned on its head. The Roosters hit back in fast fashion with three straight tries, Daniel Tupou and Michael Jennings scored, and then Jennings got his second when he picked up a loose pass and broke away.
Souths were reeling. The Roosters should have had another four-pointer but Shaun Kenny-Dowall somehow bombed a try.
But the Rabbitohs weren’t out of it. Dylan Napa scored early in the second half and this woke Souths up.
First George Burgess barged over to cut the lead back to four. Then winger Kenny-Dowall made up for his earlier error when he finished off Aidan Guerra’s offload.
Then Luke Keary set up Johnston for his second try, right through the middle of the field. It was tit for tat, both teams tarding punches.
Then it was Adam Reynolds turn to star, he beat a handful of defenders to send a flying Joel Reddy in. Souths were just in front.
In the final minutes the Rabbitohs sealed the win, and capped off an enthralling afternoon, with an Isaac Luke try.