Live Updates: NRL, South Sydney Rabbitohs v New Zealand Warriors

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  • 13/04/2019

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Rabbitohs 28 - 24 Warriors

Full-time. What a finish ,wow! The Rabbitohs win. 

78 min: TRY - Rabbitohs, WOW! It's him again, he has four - they have just looked the better team for the final 10 minutes - and Walker has four , another try assist for Cook. Kick is wide. Rabbitohs 28 - 24 Warriors. 

77 min: Drop goal attempt from Reynolds but it's cahrged down, Bunnies get the ball back. 

76 min: Harris-Tavita goes for the drop goal but it's wide. 

75 min: Gagai knock on give the Warriors the ball back, 70m to go. 

73 min: TRY - Rabbitohs, it's the duo of Cook and Walker who team up again, Walker scores his hat-trick. Kick is good. Rabbitohs 24 - 24 Warriors.  

72 min: The Rabbitohs earn a repeat set - big momenths coming here. 

70 min: Warriors have the ball here, 10 to go 30 metres out. 

68 min: Big hit on Issac Luke - Murray gets him high, around the head - Rabbitohs keep the ball. 

66 min: Massive final 15 minutes for both sides here, season defining maybe? 

64 min: Penalty goes against the Rabbitohs, obstruction called. 

62 min: TRY - Rabbitohs, Cody Walker makes another break for the Rabbitohs and they eventually score through Ethan Lowe, kick is good. Rabbitohs 18 - 24 Warriors. 

60 min: Another mistake from the Warriors - a knock on, they're overplaying at the moment. 

58 min: A mistake on the first tackle from the Warriors - Harris-Tavita with a forward pass. 

57 min: Close from the Warriors but Tuivasa-Sheck loses the ball forward, Sam Burgess loses the ball on their first tackle - Warriors ball. 

55 min: Grubber through from Walker and Tuivasa-Sheck is leading the attack, Ken Maumalo wins a penalty. 

51 min: TRY - Warriors, Lisone scores - a great team try, it's followed up with huge amounts of energy and lots of cheehoos. Kick is good. Rabbitohs 12 - 24 Warriors. 

50 min: End of the set for the Warriors, bad pass from Harris-Tavita. 

47 min: Good kick from Harris-Tavita and Walkers is tackled in goal for a repeat set to the visitors. 

45 min: Both sides back into the grind - two sets are completed. 

43 min: TRY - Warriors, It's too easy for the big man, Tohu Harris goes through almost untouched after a ball from Harris-Tavita, Kick is good. Rabbitohs 12 - 18 Warriors. 

41 min: Kick off for the second half, big 40 coming up.

40 min: Half-time! It's all locked up at the break. 

39 min: Knock on from the Rabbitohs and that should nearly be half time, great defence from the Warriors. 

38 min: Kata knocks the ball on - it's on the line too, Rabbits ball. 

36 min: Successful sets from both sides towards the end of the first half, Souths have it with three minutes to go. 

32 min: Sam Burgess goes down for a while after Lachlan Burr connects with a shoulder to the head, penalty won by the Bunnies and they look to move upfield. 

31 min: Harris-Tavita kicks the ball out to end a decent set for the Warriors. 

28 min: TRY - Warriors, Jazz Tevaga scores the second try for the visitors, it was off the back of a great run from Lachlan Burr who offloads it to the hooker. Kick is good. Rabbitohs 12 - 12 Warriors. 

27 min: Rabbitohs complete their set but the Warriors earn a penalty - much needed. 

24 min: Oh no, Ken Maumalo knocks the ball on and the Rabbitohs have the ball 15m out. But a knock on sees the Warriors get the ball right back. 

23 min: Tough couple of minutes for the Warriors, question is, how do they respond?

22 min: TRY - Rabbitohs, just outstanding from Damien Cook - who plays the ball quickly and cuts through the Warriors defence, he draw and passes past Tuivasa-Sheck and Walker has a double. Kick is good. Rabbitohs 12 - 6 Warriors. 

22 min: TRY - Rabbitohs, Cody Walker gathers his own kick and goes over to score. Kick is good. Rabbitohs 6 - 6 Warriors.  

21 min: Close call for the Rabbitohs as Tuivasa-Sheck coughs the ball up - but the ref calls it a tackle, Rabbitohs ball . 

19 min: The Warriors complete another set and the ball goes to Johnston who starts the attack for the hosts. 

17 min: Sam Burgess throws a pass forward and the Warriors are rewarded for their defence. 

16 min: The Rabbitohs go the length of the field and force a repeat set, great kick from Johnston.

16 min: The Warriors go over, but it's called back for being offside on Chanel Harris-Tavita. 

14 min: TRY - Warriors, the captain is putting this team on his back - he is doing everything offensively and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has scored the opener, breaking through the defensive line. Kick is good. Rabbitohs 0 - 6 Warriors. 

14 min: Another set for the Warriors, forcing a drop out. 

11 min: Penalty goes to the Warriors and it has been a really good start for the visitors. 

9 min: Great set from the Warriors and Tuivasa-Sheck makes another break, just like last week - his pass to Fusitu'a is forward. 

6 min: Rabbitohs complete the set and it's a great pickup from Tuivasa-Sheck, Warriors kick the ball away. 

Decision is grounded by the Warriors. No try. Goal line drop out. 

5 min: The Rabbitohs go the length of the field - ref goes upstairs for a potential try. is there interference? 

3 min: Rabbitohs earn their first penalty, 

3 min: Beale goes so close but can't get the ball in field and it's the Rabbitohs ball.

2 min: Tuivasa-Sheck is tackled without the ball and earns a penalty for the Warriors. 

1 min: We are underway! 

Another change - Peter Hiku into five eighth with Blake Green out, Gerard Beale will start at centre. 

The Warriors line-up has been oncfirmed and Issac Luke will start - with Karl Lawton missing out on the 17. 


Kia ora, good afternoon and welcome to Newshub's coverage of the NRL clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the New Zealand Warriors, from Sunshine Coast Stadium from 5pm.

Pre-game chat: Issac Luke to return for Warriors clash with South Sydney Rabbitohs

Issac Luke is in line for a return to the Warriors for their clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Luke was forced from the field with a hamstring issue during the loss to Manly in Christchurch, and was subsequently ruled out of last week's win over the Titans.

After coming through Tuesday's training well, he's been named to the Warriors bench, while Karl Lawton retains the number nine jersey.

The Warriors team to take on the Rabbitohs.
The Warriors team to take on the Rabbitohs. Photo credit: Image: Newshub

"We weren’t prepared to risk Issac last week against the Titans," coach Stephen Kearney said.

"But he's trained well since then and will certainly be given every opportunity to play this weekend."

The club's also confident that Jazz Tevaga will be cleared by the NRL judiciary of his dangerous contact charge against the Titans' Shannon Boyd and have included him on the interchange.

Forward Sam Lisone will be available after serving a two-game suspension for a crusher tackle against the Tigers.

Chanel Harris-Tavita has earned another start in the halves alongside Blake Green and ahead of Adam Keighran, following his impressive debut performance against the Titans.

Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs will be without superstar fullback Greg Inglis, who faces another week on the sidelines because of illness and injury.

The Queensland and Australian veteran will sit out the match, after being given the week off training by coach Wayne Bennett because of a virus.

The match will be the first NRL fixture ever played at the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

TAB Odds: Rabbitohs $ 1.32  Warriors $ 3.30

Rabbitohs: 1-Alex Johnston, 2-Corey Allan, 3-Kyle Turner, 4-Dane Gagai, 5-Campbell Graham, 6-Cody Walker, 7-Adam Reynolds, 8-George Burgess, 9-Damien Cook, 10-Thomas Burgess, 11-John Sutton, 12-Sam Burgess, 13-Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14-Tevita Tatola, 15-Mark Nicholls, 16-Ethan Lowe, 17-Liam Knight

Warriors: 1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2-David Fusitua, 3-Peta Hiku, 4-Solomone Kata, 5-Ken Maumalo, 6-Chanel Harris-Tavita, 7-Blake Green, 8-Agnatius Paasi, 9-Karl Lawton, 10-Leeson Ah Mau, 11-Adam Blair, 12-Tohu Harris, 13-Lachlan Burr

Extended bench: 14-Jazz Tevaga, 15-Isaiah Papali'i, 16-Bunty Afoa, 17-Sam Lisone, 18- Ligi Sao, 20-Gerard Beale, 21-Adam Keighran, 22-Issac Luke