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Souths lead Raiders after bad start

NRL ladder leaders South Sydney recovered from a dodgy start to lead Canberra 16-2 at halftime in Friday's game at ANZ Stadium.
Souths lead Raiders after bad start
by AAP

By Adrian Warren

SYDNEY, June 28 AAP - NRL ladder leaders South Sydney recovered from a dodgy start to lead Canberra 16-2 at halftime in Friday's game at ANZ Stadium.

The Rabbitohs trailed 2-0 early to a Jarrod Croker penalty and appeared to have a perfectly good try to centre Bryson Goodwin rubbed out for a forward pass.

Souths lost two men before the game with Queensland State of Origin forward Chris McQueen pulling out and and winger Andrew Everingham reportedly damaging a rib cartilage in the warmup.

The 2013 Rabbitohs are made of strong stuff and rebounded from their early adversity with three tries in the wet conditions.

English lock Sam Burgess highlighted a strong personal first-half performance by sliding over the line for a 16th-minute try following some slick footwork from halfback Adam Reynolds.

Three minutes later, Souths were over again as Justin Hunt, who replaced Everingham, squeezed over in the corner.

Hooker Issac Luke darted over the line from dummy half at the 30-minute mark to extend the Rabbitohs' lead.

South Sydney Origin forward Ben Te'o limped from the ground with five minutes of the half remaining.

Canberra, who have lost seven of their eight away games this season, failed to capitalise on some good field position late in the half and had winger Sami Sauiluma placed on report for a shoulder charge on Jeff Lima.




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