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Womens Round Three: Souths beat Wentworthville 14-4

The Rabbitohs have bounced back from last week's defeat to register their first win of the 2020 campaign.

In a low scoring affair, the Rabbitohs showed steel in their defence to hold out the Wentworthville Magpies 14-4 at Erskineville Oval.

The main improvement which was very noticeable would have to be the Rabbitohs' ball control. They proved when they held onto the pill, they could generate pressure which would eventually turn into points.

The Rabbitohs crossed first through Tahlia Hunter after a repeat set on Wentworthville's try line gave the women from Redfern the perfect attacking opportunity. Arabella McKenzie converted Hunter's try to give South Sydney a 6-0 lead at quarter time.

However, from the kick-off Souths let the ball bounce into touch which gifted Wenty an opportunity to respond. A few sets later, the Magpies capitalised but failed to convert the try leaving the Rabbitohs with a narrow two-point lead.

After re-entering the arm wrestle the Rabbitohs again built pressure by forcing a line drop-out and scored their second try in the set after, this time through Rabbitohs debutant Zali Dymock.

Dymock was crafty all game out of dummy half and her deception was rewarded when she burnt the markers to score out wide. While the conversion attempt was waved away, the Rabbitohs regained a six-point lead.

Again it came down to defence and with the Rabbitohs forcing an error out of Wentworthville, they iced the game through Janaya Bent which left the final score at 14-4 to the Rabbitohs.

Next week, the Rabbitohs journey to the Shire to take on the Sharks who will be fresh from the BYE.