Rabbitohs Romp Against Tigers
Friday 17 May 2013 9:40 PM
The Rabbitohs have blitzed the bottom of the table Tigers to record their 9th win of the season and retain top spot.
The Rabbitohs got off to a flyer when Beau Champion sprinted through a gap. He found Inglis who beat a couple before Nathan Merritt danced down the wing. Reynolds couldn’t convert but the Rabbitohs led 4-0.
Bryson Goodwin made another break soon after. This time debutant Dylan Walker was in support and Goodwin found him for his first NRL try.
Greg Inglis soon extended the score even further, the beneficiary of an Issac Luke break from dummy half. Reynolds converted the two quick tries and the Rabbitohs led 16-0 after 12 minutes.
The blitz continued when off the back of a Tigers error Adam Reynolds threw a bullet to Beau Champion who scored on the right. Reynolds converted for a 22-0 lead.
Just three minutes later an Issac Luke scoot gave Sam Burgess some space and he set up younger brother George under the posts. Reynolds was left with an easy conversion and the score was 28-0.
Sam then scored his own four-pointer when Issac Luke again caused the Tigers headaches from dummy half. Reynolds was left with another easy one and the score blew out to 34-0. Minutes later Greg Inglis scooped up a loose ball 5 metres from his own line and sprinted 95 to dot the ball down out wide. Reynolds couldn’t convert and those would be the last Rabbitohs points of the half.
The Tigers would get their first points of the match in the 39th minute when Robbie Farah’s clever kick found Marieke Koroibete on the left wing. Sironen missed the conversion and the Rabbitohs took a 38-4 lead into halftime.
After the break the Tigers nearly made it back-to-back tries when Curtis Sironen barged over after repeat sets. The call went upstairs and the Video ref ruled no try for obstruction.
The pain was compounded for the Tigers when Adam Reynolds scored a brilliant solo try from 50 metres out, skipping past a defender and scoring under the black dot. He converted his own try for a 44-4 lead after 48 minutes.
An arm-wrestle developed and the Tigers looked to have settled but John Sutton soon cut them open and laid Greg Inglis on for his hat-trick. Reynolds converted again and the Rabbitohs cracked the half century with 17 minutes to play.
The Tigers fought hard and were soon rewarded when a Liam Fulton ran from dummy half, wrestling his way over and just grounding the ball. Curtis Sironen converted for a 50-10 scoreline.
With time ticking away the Tigers were deep in their half when an error gave Reynolds possession. He palmed off a defender before cleverly grubbering ahead for Greg Inglis to pounce on the ball for his fourth of the night. Reynolds couldn’t convert as the siren sounded and the Rabbitohs recorded a resounding 54-10 win and retained top spot.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 54 (Greg Inglis 4, Nathan Merritt, Dylan Walker, Beau Champion, George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Adam Reynolds tries; Adam Reynolds 7 goals)
Wests Tigers 10 (Marika Koroibete, Liam Fulton tries; Curtis Sironen goal)