A masterful Cody Walker efficiency has impressed South Sydney’s comeback 36-14 win over the Dolphins after a controversial attempt early within the second-half turned the momentum of the match.
The Dolphins led 14-6 at half-timeThey had been saved scoreless within the second half because the Rabbitohs crossed for 5 triesThe Rabbitohs jumped as much as third place on the ladder
Rabbitohs playmaker Walker stamped his class on the competition after his facet trailed 14-6 on the break and fullback Latrell Mitchell asserted himself with a barnstorming second-half attempt in entrance of 23,280 spectators at Lang Park on Thursday night time.
The win strikes the Rabbitohs as much as third place on the ladder, whereas the Dolphins have slipped to seventh spot.
The second half began with a attempt to Rabbitohs centre Campbell Graham, who appeared to push Dolphins centre Euan Aitken within the again earlier than snaffling a Lachlan Ilias bomb to attain.
Dolphins prop Mark Nicholls questioned referee Ashley Klein in regards to the resolution at size however the bunker cleared the attempt.
Walker began and completed the attempt that gave the Rabbitohs the lead after the ball ricocheted off luckless Dolphins duo Brenko Lee and Jamayne Isaako from an Alex Johnston inside ball.
It went downhill for the Dolphins from there when second rower Kenny Bromwich was placed on report and sin-binned for hitting Rabbitohs winger Taane Milne excessive whereas contesting a bomb.
Walker stepped up and toyed with the hosts’ defence with precision passing and imaginative and prescient because the Rabbitohs scored 5 unanswered second-half tries, together with three whereas Bromwich was within the sin-bin.
The Dolphins dominated the primary half earlier than being blown aside by a Rabbitohs facet that showcased why they’re a premiership menace.
The narrative earlier than the match largely centred on the opposing coaches, Wayne Bennett and Jason Demetriou, who had labored collectively for 5 years on the Brisbane Broncos then South Sydney.
It was the apprentice, Demetriou, who got here out on high, however the Dolphins had been excellent initially.
Dolphins five-eighth Kodi Nikorima put Euan Aitken over within the fourth minute with an excellent short-side play and hooker Jeremy Marshall King added a second earlier than half-time with a artful piece of deception near the road.
The Rabbitohs’ solely first-half pleasure was a attempt to Graham after a Mitchell double-pump.
South Sydney captain Cameron Murray was placed on report twice within the first half, as soon as for a harmful deal with on Marshall-King after which for a excessive shot on Nikorima.
His Rabbitohs teammate Davvy Moale was additionally placed on report for a visit.