In a nutshell
A fiery tempered game saw the Wests Tigers record their second win in succession, as James Tedesco’s glowing reputation continued to grow for Mick Potter’s men.
How it unfolded
First half: Despite the result, it was the Bunnies who started stronger, and they led after just three minutes. Ben Lowe went over and Adam Reynolds converted to put Souths 6-0 to the good. However, Bodene Thompson’s try reduced the deficit, but Pat Richards couldn’t convert. The hosts would go into the break with a lead though, as a brace from Tim Simona – combined with a conversion from Richards – made it 14-6 at the break to the Tigers.
Second half: Richards then got in on the act himself; as he went over in the corner for a try that once again, he couldn’t convert. The talented James Tedesco then further extended the lead with a smart score, before Richards nailed the goal to make it 24-6. Things then got heated; as some ferocious tackles caused the players to brawl on several occasions. Braith Anasta’s field goal after 62 minutes all but confirmed the points, before Luke Burgess’ game came to a premature end, as he was sin binned on 71 minutes. Souths had the final say though; as two tries from Joel Reddy rounded off the scoring.
Final score: South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-25 Wests Tigers