South Sydney notch up derby win over City rivals.
In front of a sold out crowd for the NRL opening round derby match between the two Sydney teams, the Rabbitohs produced a dominant performance to win by 18 points.
In a rare highlight for the Sydney Roosters, returning star Sonny Bill Williams lived up to expectations scoring a try against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Celebrity movie star and Rabbitohs owner Russel Crowe gave his team a standing ovation when the full time buzzer sealed the 28-10 victory.
The majority of the Rabbitohs tries came on the back of clever kicking from halfback Adam Reynolds who continued his dazzling form from the pre-season.
The Roosters squandered their chances in the opposition half through ball-handling errors and giving away penalties. By the half time mark the penalty count was 5-1 in favour of Souths and the bunnies were quick to take advantage.
A try right on halftime by Chris McQueen gave the Rabbitohs a big lead heading into the second half. In the 60th minute when Nathan Merritt scored the final try of his match hat-trick the game was all but over for the Roosters.
Starting the match from the bench, a try to SBW in the 75th minute made the score line slightly more respectable in an otherwise disappointing first round appearance for the Roosters.