The South Sydney Rabbitohs have continued their tag as a premiership heavyweight, after a solid 28-10 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys, with Greg Inglis and the Burgess Brothers putting on a show and performing very well.
The Cowboys fought valiantly in the clash with Johnathan Thurston playing well in patches but it was ultimately not enough, as the Souths juggernaut rolled on.
The game had its moments of controversy, however, with the Cowboys having two legitimate appeals for tries denied by the video referees, both at crucial times of the game.
The sour note for the Souths side, was Beau Champion leaving with what was possibly a hamstring injury.
Although Cowboys coach Neil Henry was left baffled at some of the decisions made by the referees and video referees, he lamented his side’s error rate.
“I thought we would have got one of them, which would have helped us but, at the end of the day, we didn’t and we can’t control that,” he said.
“But we let them get through and get on a loose ball in the in-goal and Greg Inglis gets on it – I’m not even real sure about the put-down on that one either.
“But we made enough errors in that game.”
Souths, who themselves have room to improve on after a slow start, admit that it was perhaps one of their ugliest wins of the season.
“I thought it was pretty ugly the whole game but the boys hung in there,” Sutton said.
“Our attack didn’t really click tonight but our (defence) was pretty good and we got the two points.”
3. Sam Burgess
2. Greg Inglis
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