A late try to rookie Cameron McInnes has given the South Sydney Rabbitohs a vital two-point win over the Parramatta Eels.
It was a grinding 80 minutes and the Rabbitohs just managed to edge it.
South Sydney started on the offensive with younster Aaron Gray getting the first points.
But it wasn’t long until Parramatta responded. Brak Takarangi finishing off a lovely offload.
In driving rain the game was a tight affair, locked at 4-4.
Just before half-time the Eels hit the lead when Reece Robinson crossed.
After the break Gray had a double and the match was tied up again at 8-8.
Goal-kicking in the wind and rain was proving difficult.
Parramatta looked to have the match-winner after the video referee gave the green light to this try.
The Eels had their noses in front by four points. But it didn’t last.
Cameron McInnes broke through close to the line and Isaac Luke added the extras to make it 14-12.
Souths defended stouly for the next four minutes and got the win. Heart-breaking for the struggling Eels.