Last Time They Met - Rd 17, 2013
The Rabbitohs made it five in a row in Perth in round 17 of 2013 with a hard fought 30-13 victory in front of a ground record 20,221 Members and fans, keeping a dangerous Warriors side scoreless in the second half.
The Warriors burst out of the blocks early with some strong charges from Konrad Hurrell and elusive running from Shaun Johnson. But the Rabbitohs managed to get on the front foot with a break from Sam Burgess close to the line.
Adam Reynolds took advantage of the break, chipping for the corner for Andrew Everingham to open the scoring in just the sixth minute. Reynolds converted for Souths to take an early six nil lead.
The Warriors’ Simon Mannering took a perfectly timed pass from Shaun Johnson to even up the scores at six points apiece after 28 minutes.
Just minutes later, Konrad Hurrell bumped off Bryson Goodwin to run in for a four-pointer. Johnson added the extras before dropping a field goal to take the teams into the sheds with the Warriors leading 13-6.
The Rabbitohs went back on the attack though, with George Burgess and Issac Luke both denied from close range in the same set, before Adam Reynolds chipped for the line for John Sutton who finally got the men in red and green back on the board. Reynolds added the extras to put Souths just a point behind.
After a torrid period of football, it was Perth product Bryson Goodwin who finally stole the lead back for the Rabbitohs with the Souths centre putting a well-weighted grubber in for himself before regathering to score with 12 minutes remaining. Adam Reynolds made no mistake with the conversion for the home-side to lead 18-13.
But Goodwin wasn’t done, scooping up a Warriors loose ball before racing 65 metres to score with just under five minutes of play remaining.
One last try inside the final minute of play to Chris McQueen rounded off the Rabbitohs’ hard fought win, finishing up at 30-13.