Full Time
3:00pm Sat August 25, 2018
Round 24 - GIO Stadium Canberra - Crowd: 15990

FULL TIME - The Raiders storm home to score 20 points in the second half, securing a 12-point win over the Rabbitohs.


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams puts it through the posts.

Raiders lead Raiders 24 - 12 Rabbitohs

Penalty Raiders and they'll wrap this one up with a shot at goal.


And the Raiders forced Souths back in-goal off the first play!


Iosia Soliola wrapped up on the last five out from the South Sydney line.


Joseph Leilua looks to spread it and Greg Inglis knocks it down. Raiders with another full set 10 out from the South Sydney line.


Iosia Soliola has the ball stripped out and Canberra should be home now.


Brilliant scramble from Canberra. Souths get it off the short restart and spread it left on the last. Hymel Hunt surges towards the corner but is swarmed on by four Canberra defenders. Desperate stuff there.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams sends it through.

Raiders lead Raiders 22 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Raiders
Scored by Nick Cotric. Kick to come.

Raiders 20 out with a full set and Nick Cotric surges over several defenders and all the way over the line!

Raiders lead Raiders 20 - 12 Rabbitohs

Souths almost score off a shocker of a last play option. Damien Cook grubbers through after Adam Reynolds was caught on the last and Alex Johnston collects it and links with George Burgess. They eventually drop the ball and Canberra have it back.


Brad Abbey and Jordan Rapana with the opening runs to begin this set for Canberra before Nick Cotric surges over halfway. Josh Papalii then takes it up towards the 20. Sam Williams kicks for Rapana on the last but Hymel Hunt is there to take it and Souths work it out from deep within their own end.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams pilots it through.

Raiders lead Raiders 16 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Raiders
Scored by Iosia Soliola. Kick to come.

Austin with a lovely short ball to Soliola who goes over untouched!

Raiders lead Raiders 14 - 12 Rabbitohs

Blake Austin with a towering bomb and Alex Johnston tries to take it and drops the ball! Campbell Graham is fortunately back there to clean it up. Dropout.


Jason Clark is back on the field after serving his time in the bin.


Canberra struggling with their execution now. They go back to their right edge and have an overlap but the ball goes to ground.


Souths create numbers on the right edge but Nick Cotric forces an error from Alex Johnston! Great scrambling there.


Power set from Souths with Greg Inglis surging past the Canberra 10-metre mark on the fourth and he picks up a penalty. They tap.


Canberra surge down the right edge after Joseph Leilua put Jordan Rapana away and he kicks back infield for Brad Abbey who grounds it but just on the line. No try but a tight call!


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams steers it through.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 10 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Raiders
Scored by Michael Oldfield. Kick to come.

Oldfield barges over off a lovely ball by Hodgson.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 8 - 12 Rabbitohs

Canberra earn a penalty and now Jason Clark is binned for interfering with Blake Austin's quick tap.


A floating kick on the last and Jordan Rapana has it before turning it inside for Nick Cotric and the Raiders start their set on halfway.


Cameron Murray does very well to clean up the fifth-tackle grubber and Souths work it out from within their own end.


Jason Clark loses it on the first hit-up and Canberra have it back on halfway!


Dane Gagai with a smart kick on the last and Michael Oldfield is trapped in-goal.


An error here from Canberra and Souths have it 40 out.


Souths are 30 out on the last. Cody Walker goes high but Nick Cotric flies above to take it and breaks several tackles before being taken just shy of the 30.


Blake Austin looks for the touchline on the last and Dane Gagai fumbles it backwards before diving on it. A composed start from the Raiders as Souths work it through the middle in this set.


John Sutton with a slicing run and he offloads for Greg Inglis in support and Souths are in the Canberra half. Angus Crichton then surges past the 30 before Adam Reynolds chips ahead on the last but Brad Abbey reads it and the Raiders work it out from within their own end.


From halfway Blake Austin goes high on the last. Campbell Graham is there to take it and is whacked by Iosia Soliola after catching the ball.


Hymel Hunt and Cameron Murray with the opening runs in their first set before Sam Burgess takes it up to the 30. John Sutton with the next hit-up before Damien Cook scoots out of dummy-half and gives it to George Burgess who is taken 30 out from the Canberra line. They go high on the last but Souths have it back.


Nick Cotric with the first run off the kick-off before Siliva Havili takes it up and is whacked by Greg Inglis. Emre Guler then straightens things up before a shift right sees Joseph Leilua gifted plenty of space before being wrapped up 40 out. Brad Abbey with a perfect opportunity on the last! Sam Williams puts it up and Abbey has a clean catch at it coming through but drops the ball.


Back underway here at GIO Stadium.


HALF TIME - Rabbitohs standing strong in defence and lead 12-4 at the break.


Campbell Graham rushes in and Sam Williams sees space out wide. Right idea throwing it long to Nick Cotric but the pass is called forward. Rabbitohs should hang on to a 12-4 lead heading into the sheds.


Jordan Rapana soars above to take the bomb on the last and offloads back for Joseph Leilua. Cody Walker and Greg Inglis do very well to hold him up and strip the ball out. Drop out.


Cameron Murray has the ball stripped out by Iosia Soliola and the Raiders have another chance to reduce the deficit!


Sam Williams kicks it straight to Cody Walker and the Rabbitohs survive. Big effort there in defence from South Sydney, who defended multiple sets on their own line.


Josh Papalii takes it up to the 20 and earns a penalty. Raiders begin their set 40 out from the South Sydney line.


Conversion: Raiders
Attempted by Sam Williams.

Williams shades the posts.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 4 - 12 Rabbitohs

Try: Raiders
Scored by Michael Oldfield. Kick to come.

Josh Hodgson grubbers through, it looks like it's going to go dead but Michael Oldfield does very well to pounce on it and score!

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 4 - 12 Rabbitohs

Blake Austin takes them on and is pulled up just short of the line but nabs a penalty for a push by Sam Burgess as he tried to play the ball. Raiders with another set and they really need to capitalise.


Raiders get six again now after a touch from Greg Inglis and have another chance to strike!


Thomas Burgess with an error bringing it on the first play after points and Canberra have it back 10 out from the South Sydney line. Big chance here for the home side.


Penalty Goal: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds slots it.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 0 - 12 Rabbitohs

Reynolds will shoot for two.


Souths regain possession against the scrum fee and now earn a penalty!


Hymel Hunt and Angus Crichton with the first runs and the latter offloads for Damien Cook who darts up towards the 40. Souths then spread it left and Greg Inglis surges over halfway. Cameron Murray with a settler but he breaks a tackle and is wrapped up 20 out. Crichton now beats several defenders and offloads for Johnston who was over but he can't handle it!


Jordan Rapana streams down the touchline and looks to kick back inside. It rebounds off Alex Johnston and the officials rule South Sydney ball, with the Canberra winger blowing up in the background. Rabbitohs scrum fee on their own 10.


More attack for the Bunnies but a Sam Burgess offload sees them hand it over and then concede a penalty, letting the Raiders off the hook.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Attempted by Adam Reynolds.

No luck from the opposite side for Reynolds.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 0 - 10 Rabbitohs

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Greg Inglis. Kick to come.

Greg Inglis pairs up with his halves down the left edge, hits, spins and plants it.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 0 - 10 Rabbitohs

Some solid defence from Souths in the face of repeated onslaughts from the Raiders... and eventually they hand it over and Gagai makes a gut-busting run to halfway, and picks up a penalty. Suddenly the Bunnies are on the attack!


Both sides settling back into an end-to-end contest following Walker's try... until Campbell Graham loses it on his own 40m. Canberra with a chance now.


Conversion: Rabbitohs
Kicked by Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds adds the extras from a tricky angle.

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 0 - 6 Rabbitohs

Try: Rabbitohs
Scored by Cody Walker. Kick to come.

Some superb footwork on the right edge and the five-eighth finds the gap in the Canberra line and goes over!

Rabbitohs lead Raiders 0 - 4 Rabbitohs

Williams spills it cold. South Sydney off the hook.


Penalty Raiders. Josh Hodgson with plenty of possession early.


Canberra with a huge break after a bungled mid-field kick by Souths... Austin gets within 10m of the Rabbitohs' line and now Canberra have a full attacking set.


Canberra's last tackle option isn't the greatest and the result is a South Sydney scrum on their own 10m.


Canberra get away with it after a grubber doesn't come off for the Bunnies and the 20m tap ensures the Raiders will have plenty of time to race up the park.


Souths pick up a penalty inside 60 seconds after making plenty of metres. Reynolds finds touch 20m out and the Bunnies go straight on the attack.


We're underway in Canberra! Souths have it first, resplendent in their red alternate kit.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Clayton Sharpe, Jarrod Cole

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins

Tries: Michael Oldfield (2), Iosia Soliola, Nick Cotric
Field Goals:
Conversions: Sam Williams (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Sam Williams (1/1)

Tries: Cody Walker, Greg Inglis
Field Goals:
Conversions: Adam Reynolds (1/2)
Penalty Goals: Adam Reynolds (1/1)