Bunnies 20's Bounce Back in Second-Half Romp

The South Sydney Rabbitohs came back from a 16-6 half-time deficit to record a 40-26 win over the Gold Coast Titans in the Holden Cup at the Suttons South Sydney High Performance Centre, Redfern Oval today.


A 16 point haul by hooker Cameron McInnes, coupled with a 15 minute flurry of five second half tries sealed the win for the Rabbitohs and the two competition points.


The Rabbitohs found themselves down early in the match after two tries to the Gold Coasts Jared Teo and Kane Elgey, with the home side responding in the 28th minute through Christian Hazard who planted the ball over the stripe.


But Titans replacement Tom Rowles was quick to atone for the visitors lapse, scoring his own four-pointer just before the break to bring the half time score to 16-6 in the Titans favour.


The Bunnies took the field rejuvenated in the second half, making their intentions clear just four minutes after the break when Wesam Mourad touched down in the 44th minute to begin what would become a forgettable afternoon for the Titans.


Prop forward Jack Gosiewski extended the lead in the 52nd minute, before Tyrone Phillips and Alex Johnston also added their names to the score-sheet in quick succession.


McInnes added his own four-pointer in the 63rd minute, before lock Daniel Smith scored the final try for the home-side in the 67th minute.


The Titans mounted a late effort that saw Elgey cross for his second, and Mathew Russell also score, but it was too little too late for the visitors the Bunnies running out 40-26 victors.



Rabbitohs 40 (Christian Hazard, Wesam Mourad, Jack Gosiewski, Tyrone Phillips , Alex Johnston, Cameron McInnes, Daniel Smith, tries; Cameron McInnes 6 goals)


Defeated


Titans 26 (Kane Elgey 2 Jared Teo, Tom Rowles, Matthew Russell; Shaun Hudson 3 goals)