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Damien Cook Solo Try vs Chris Sandow Debut

We go head-to-head for round one of Top Moments with a brilliant solo try by Damien Cook against the Storm and an NRL debut to remember for Chris Sandow! We want you to vote for the moment you thought was better!

Damien Cook Solo Try Round 21, 2018 vs Melbourne Storm

Top Moments - Cook Burns the Storm

Round 21, 2018. A highly-anticipated top of the table clash between heavy-weights Melbourne and South Sydney.

While the Rabbitohs had a two-point lead with under 20 minutes remaining, we all know against the Storm that’s never enough. Enters Damien Cook.

Now Cookie established himself that year as the most dangerous dummy-half runner in the competition.

His beach sprinting skills were at the forefront of his game and was awarded with a debut Origin Jersey earlier that season for that blistering form.

As Jason Clark finds his front on this play, Cook’s eyes light right up - getting in-behind the ruck to beat the ‘A’ defenders to then burn one of the best Fullback’s in the game, in Billy Slater.

What capped off this brilliant effort was the left foot step to wrong-foot Josh Addo-Carr at the end.

We all knew Damien Cook had exceptional acceleration and top-speed, but this run was a display of pure balance and deception. One that went a long way in getting the Rabbitohs a valuable win.

Chris Sandow NRL Debut Round 13, 2008 vs New Zealand Warriors

Top Moments - Chris Sandow Debut Game

Off the back of outstanding Toyota Cup form, new kid on the scene Chris Sandow was banging down the door for a first grade start.

Having only won one out of 12 games that season and taking on the New Zealand Warriors away on a wet winters night would be an intimidating task for any veteran half, let alone a rookie.

With the Rabbitohs trailing 14-0, it would take an almighty effort for the debutant Sandow to steer his team back in the right direction. But cometh the hour, cometh the young superstar.

A tremendous fightback by South Sydney saw the scores level until Ben Lowe crossed outwide with 10 minutes remaining, giving the Rabbitohs a narrow four-point lead.

Not only did Sandow step up to the mark to slot the conversion attempt, he showed game management beyond his years to ice the game with a field goal, extending their lead to beyond a converted try.

The win would break a 12-match losing streak against the Warriors and spark a five-game run of form.

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