The South Sydney Rabbitohs took on the Gold Coast Titans to kick off Super Saturday from Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.
The Rabbitohs entered at 3rd on the ladder with a 17-3 record and a chance to possibly overtake the Panthers at 2nd.
Meanwhile, the Titans entered at 7th with a 9-11 record and a chance to cement a top 8 spot for the week.
It only took 4 minutes for Souths to crack the scoreboard first.
From a scrum 10 metres out, Damien Cook skipped out and gave it under for Latrell Mitchell to crash through the line and open the scoring. Adam Reynolds converted it to make the lead 6-0.
Just past the quarter mark, Rabbitohs were back on the goal line.
Souths spread it left as the ball travelled from Damien Cook to Cameron Murray onto Reynolds and out the back to Cody Walker and the in-form Josh Mansour dived over to extend the lead.
Reynolds kicked the goal to make the lead 12-0.
5 minutes later, Reynolds bombed it up from 30 metres out for Keaon Koloamatangi to chase.
Koloamatangi batted it back into his own head, off which it ricocheted forward.
Reynolds cleaned it up and ran it under the posts to score. He kicked the easy goal to make the lead 18-0.
On the ensuing set, Souths were rolling downfield. 20 metres out, Jacob Host took a hit before the Titans were penalised for a second effort in the tackle.
Reynolds stepped up to take the shot and slotted it to extend the lead to 20-0.
On the following set, Rabbitohs managed to hit the scoreboard again. Jai Arrow offloaded for Cook to have some room to move.
Cook sent Walker through a hole in the defence before Walker drew in Brimson and sent Braidon Burns over the stripe.
Reynolds hooked the conversion into the post as the lead remained 24-0. This score remained until halftime.
Souths started the second half brilliantly. After getting to the goal line in only 2 minutes, Walker delivered a cutout ball across the face of Host for Braidon Burns to crash over for his double.
Reynolds converted it to make the lead 30-0.
With 20 minutes left in the game, the Titans gave away a few penalties in a row on their line.
From right in front, Reynolds kicked a penalty goal to extend the lead to 32-0.
5 minutes later, the Titans finally scored some points. In the redzone, they spread it left across the field and Corey Thompson raced away to score. Toby Sexton kicked the goal to lower the deficit to 32-6.
With 5 minutes left, Souths scored the final try of the game.
From a scrum, 10 metres out, Mitchell powered forward through the tackle of Pat Herbert and AJ Brimson and threw a beautiful flick pass for Mansour to score in the corner and get his double.
Adam Reynolds hooked the goal as the full-time score was 36-6.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have pumped the Gold Coast Titans by 30 points on the Gold Coast.
The Rabbitohs will attempt to win their eleventh in a row against the Panthers on Friday night as the minor premiership race continues.
Meanwhile, the Titans will look to get back into the winners’ circle on Thursday night when they host the Storm as they fight for a top 8 spot.
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