Sloppy South Sydney Rabbitohs continue unbeaten start to NRL season
The South Sydney Rabbitohs might have two wins from as many games this NRL season, but they are far from a polished outfit despite their dispatching of the Cronulla Sharks 14-12 at ANZ Stadium.
After an electric start by the home side, the red and green faithful began wondering how much they would win by rather than if they would hang on.
But thanks to the class of halfback Adam Reynold’s kicking game and the power and brilliance of Greg Inglis, the Rabbitohs snuck home.
Reynolds had a big hand in the opening try of the night as he served up a perfect chip chick to find powerful winger Andrew Everingham in the corner.
The young halfback, who many believe should be called into the New South Wales Origin squad, was soon again in the thick of the action when he set up Dylan Farrell for South Sydney’s second for the game.
However, the rout that looked to be on the cards was not to be as the Sharks finally got their foothold in the game when Todd Carney set up new recruit Michael Gordon after a sizzling run to bring the Sharks back within a converted try.
The Sharks then became their own worst enemies as they gave away a slew of penalties, however, the Rabbitohs were unable to make the most of the swing in possession.
A penalty to Reynolds gave his side a handy eight-point lead after the break but the result went back on the table when Beau Ryan crossed for his first of the season to bring the score back to 14-12.
But that would be as close as the Sharks would get to their second victory of the season as the Rabbitohs joined Melbourne and Manly as the only undefeated teams at the end of round two.