A sore but determined South Sydney side ran out 26-12 victors over the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in round eight of 2013, overcoming a slow start to the match to record the sides seventh win of the season.
The Rabbitohs’ hangover from the preceding, bruising encounter with Manly was evident in the first half, as the red and greens struggled to gain momentum with a string of early knock-ons and penalties proving just how physical the Manly game was.
Souths posted first points via an Adam Reynolds penalty-goal, before forward Jason Clark crossed the line soon after with some great footwork on fullback Corey Norman, mere minutes after being disallowed a try.
The Broncos hit back though thanks to two converted tries to Scott Prince and Jack Reed, taking the lead 12-8 at half time.
On the resumption, three quick converted tries in a relentless eight-minute onslaught from the Rabbitohs saw the visitors all but seal the win.
Greg Inglis crashed over early in the second half from close range, while a huge break from centre Bryson Goodwin lead to Nathan Merritt outsmarting the Broncos blind-side defence, touching down next to the corner-post. Captain John Sutton closed out the scoring with his own four-pointer.
Adam Reynolds five goals from five attempts capped off another exemplar night for the halfback with the boot.
Despite the slow start, Coach Michael Maguire was pleased with the side's performance.
"First half we were a little bit scratchy with our drop ball," said Maguire.
"We put too much pressure on ourselves in the first half. We spoke about it at half time and I was really pleased with the way they came out and played the way theyre capable of playing and did the job."
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