Raiders upset Rabbitohs in Nations Capital


The Raiders are riding a decent wave of form to end the regular season while their opponents South Sydney are hoping to ramp up their run to the finals campaign.

The Scoring opened in the 9th minute through the South Sydney Rabbitohs five eighth Cody Walker. Walkers halves partner Adam Reynolds kicked the conversion and Souths took the lead early 6-0.

Greg Inglis was back from an injury and he put his name on the Try scorers list in the 17th minute but Reynolds failed to convert. Rabbitohs 10-0.

Reynolds slotted a penalty goal on offer and the Rabbitohs enjoyed a 12-0 lead in the 26th minute.

Raiders started to click and Michael Oldfield crossed in the 30th minute. Sam Williams failed to convert. Rabbitohs were ahead 12-4.

The Raiders let a few opportunities go late in the first half and the Rabbitohs went into halftime with a solid 12-4 lead.

Halftime Rabbitohs 12-4

In the 52nd minute South Sydney were reduced to 12 men when Jason Clark was sin binned and Canberra capitalised when Michael Oldfield went over for his second to open the scoring in the second half in the 53rd minute but this time Sam Williams converted the Try. Rabbitohs held a slim 12-10 lead.

The Raiders started to take control of the match and Soliola the veteran backrower went over for a Try. Williams converted and Raiders took the lead for the first time in the match 16-12.

Nick Cotric scores an excellent solo try in the 70th minute and with Sam Williams converting the Raiders had a 22-12 lead with 8 minutes remaining.

With a minute to play the Raiders kicked a penalty goal and took the match 24-12.

Scoring Summary:

Raiders:
30’ Michael Oldfield (Try)
53’ Michael Oldfield (Try)
54’ Sam Williams (Conversion)
64’ Iosia Soliola (Try)
65’ Sam Williams (Conversion)
70’ Nick Cotric (Try)
72’ Sam Williams (Conversion)
79’ Sam Williams (Penalty Goal)

Rabbitohs:
9’ Cody Walker (Try)
11’ Adam Reynolds (Conversion)
17’ Greg Inglis (Try)
26’ Adam Reynolds (Penalty Goal)

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