Greg Inglis was perhaps the stand-out for the Bunnies in their win over the Eels, scoring 1 try, and having a handy involvement in two others, as the Rabbitohs defeated the Parramatta Eels 32-18 at ANZ Stadium.
In what was a clash that both sides would have loved to win, the game seemed evenly poised with the scores locked at 12-all, before three straight tries gave the Bunnies the lead, which proved to be anÂ unassailableÂ one.
For Souths captain Roy Asotasi, he believed that a big game was due for Inglis, and he delivered.
“I know for sure throughout the week GI was disappointed and I know Rhyssy (Wesser) was,” Asotasi said.
“We lost two games and it was only round two and it felt like it was the end of the season.”
“We were confident in our ability to come back, we knew it was only two losses and we had 22 games to go and it started tonight.”
The game was not without controversy however, as the Eels were disallowed two tries, both of which, seemed to be legitimate, yet were ruled no tries.
The Eels just couldn’t get a hold of the game, and the Bunnies marched on with the game. Things got worse for the Eels when prop Fui Fui Moi Moi was sent to the sin-bin for dissent.
Despite still not being fully fit from shoulder and hip reconstructions, Inglis said that after being manhandled by Jamal Idris last week, he felt that he had a point to prove.
“I definitely was,” he said.
“I don’t know what they’ve been saying.
“But it goes to show I don’t listen to anyone, I just listen to Langby (coach John Lang) and the boys around me.
“There’s no doubt about my fitness, it’s a bit underdone but I’m still working hard and still getting on the way.”