South Sydney extend NRL winning streak

Last updated 19:44 05/08/2012

Relevant offers


Manly Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai set to retire after 229 NRL appearances Kiwis' Four Nations hopes on the line early against England Kiwis star Kevin Proctor set to sign for Gold Coast Titans in major deal Kiwis coach David Kidwell names unchanged 17 for England test Warriors name former England coach Steve McNamara as Stephen Kearney's assistant Jordan Kahu happy to keep Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's jersey warm despite starring for Kiwis Waikato rugby league fans in for a World Cup treat Five rookies in Kangaroos team to play Scotland Jarryd Hayne bombarded with All Blacks questions while in America Jared Waerea-Hargreaves determined to start delivering in Kiwis jersey

South Sydney extended their NRL winning streak to six matches and retained second spot on the ladder with a 22-18 win over the Gold Coast Titans at Skilled Park on Sunday.

The Titans made things interesting with tries to five-eighth Aidan Sezer (72nd minute) and Kevin Gordon (78th) but left their run too late as Souths produced their best streak since 1994.

Gold Coast's loss completed a Queensland shut-out in round 22 after Manly edged North Queensland 8-6 in Townsville on Saturday night and the Raiders beat Brisbane 28-12 in Canberra on Sunday.

Video referee Sean Hampstead again found himself the centre of controversy after two crucial first-half calls both went the Rabbitohs' way.

Hampstead disallowed a try to Titans winger David Mead in the 33rd minute, ruling utility Luke O'Dwyer, who delivered the final pass, had impeded Souths forward Chris McQueen.

Before the jeers had settled, Hampstead was again off-side with the home crowd, this time for flashing the green light to a try to Rabbitohs winger Justin Hunt after numerous looks at the video.

Regardless, South Sydney deserved their win with some exciting second-half attack.

The only concern for Souths coach Michael Maguire surrounded a second-minute tackle by English international Sam Burgess which left Titans fullback William Zillman on the turf dazed.

Fortunately, Maguire has Kiwi strong man Roy Asotasi ready to return from injury if Burgess is given a holiday by the judiciary.

While the win consolidated Souths' spot in second place, the Titans will drop out of the eight if the Wests Tigers beat Parramatta on Monday night.

South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 (J Hunt 2 A Everingham D Farrell tries A Reynolds 3 goals) Gold Coast Titans 18 (K Gordon S Michaels A Sezer tries S Prince 3 goals) at Skilled Park. Referee: Ben Cummins, Phil Haines. Crowd: 20,187

Ad Feedback


Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your pick for international league player of the year?

Shaun Johnson

Jesse Bromwich

Sam Burgess

James Graham

Greg Inglis

Johnathan Thurston

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content