NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs dominate Cronulla Sharks to book spot in preliminary final

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have advanced to the NRL preliminary final, after comprehensively dispatching the Cronulla Sharks on Saturday.

Rabbitohs winger Taane Milne scored two tries, and set up another, to lead his side to a dominant 38-12 victory at a sold out Allianz Stadium.

Cameron Murray scores a try.
Cameron Murray scores a try. Photo credit: Getty Images

Latrell Mitchell converted all of South Sydney's six tries, as well as a late penalty, as South Sydney advanced to their fifth preliminary final in as many years.

But the win came at a cost, with record-breaking winger Alex Johnston failing to finish the game with a suspected hip flexor issue, as well as injuries to Siliva Havili and Jai Arrow.

Rabbitohs coach Jason Demetriou was pleased with the performance, but wants his team to back it up with another positive result.

"We know how tough a job we have got ahead of us now and I was pleased as a coach to see how they were flipping their minds straight to the task that is coming up next week," he said.

"I am really proud of their effort, I thought defensively we were outstanding again tonight and that will be important next week. 

"I think it is our fourth or fifth prelim in a row so that is a huge wrap to our board and our club in general for consistently being able to put a team out there who can achieve that type of thing. 

"But for this group it is about going one better than we went last year and that is where I think the mindset went straight after this game."