South Sydney took outright first position on the NRL ladder after accounting for North Queensland in round nine of the 2013 season – winning their eighth game from nine starts that year in the process.

While the Rabbitohs were slow to start at ANZ Stadium, scintillating performances from Greg Ingiis, as well as Sam and George Burgess laid the platform for what The Rabbitohs described as an ‘ugly win’.

Rabbitohs Coach Michael Maguire reflected those thoughts post match.

“Yeah It was a bit of a disjointed game,” said the Souths mentor.

“I’m sure Sutto (captain John Sutton) will probably agree that it was an uglier game that we played, but we were able to get through those games at the moment, so we need to make sure we’re better than that.

“I’m proud we came out the right end, but I know the boys in the changeroom aren’t overly happy with how we played tonight. They’ve got high standards this group, they’re very very competitive amongst themselves. We've just got to make sure we look at areas we can get better for next week.”

Despite the side being disappointed with their performance, there was plenty for Souths fans to be pleased with as the club continued to gather momentum.

Greg Inglis scored a double and ran for a staggering 217metres with the ball in hand, while the Burgess brother’s amassed a whopping 321 metres between them.

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