Michael Crocker

This game was not a case of the Bunnies playing overly well, but more of a case of the Eels lacking execution when it mattered – as the South Sydney Rabbitohs finished the game with a 24-6 victory, in front of just over 14,000 at ANZ Stadium.

With the defeat the Eels 9th in 11 games, the continued effort of the players will be questioned to the point of no return, with coach Stephen Kearney also under pressure.

There may be some concern for the Bunnies despite their win however, with fullback Greg Inglis suffering some medial ligament damage in his elbow.

Inglis will have his elbow more heavily analysed by Souths medical staff later today, but both he and coach Michael Maguire have played down the injury.

“I just hyperextended it (the elbow) a little bit and just had to go on through the game. That’s just the way I wanted to play it,” Inglis said.

Maguire believes that Inglis will be ok, and was pleased with the performance from some of his players.

“We talk about Renno’s (Reynolds) try-saving tackle but Greg did a try saver there and contributed a hell of a out throughout that game, even though he had that little elbow problem,” Maguire said.

“They taped it up so he couldn’t move his arm so he was sort of playing with one arm there at one stage.”

Eels coach Stephen Kearney said that overall, he was disappointed with how his side has been playing in the first half of the year.

“I thought we certainly got taught a lesson tonight playing wet weather footy. I thought South Sydney were extremely good in that department,” Kearney said.

As expected, Kearney received questions about his future at the club, to which he replied: “I can’t, my focus is on dealing with what I’ve got in front of me.”

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