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Rabbitohs captain Sam Burgess facing NRL ban for high tackle in loss to Sharks

No sooner was Burgess back from eight weeks out with injury than he rattled Cronulla's Matt Moylan with what has been deemed a grade-two, careless high tackle during Saturday's limp 39-28 loss to the Sharks.

If the fiery Englishman takes an early guilty plea he'll miss next Sunday's clash with the Storm, while he faces a two-game ban if he contests the charge and is found guilty.

Three years ago Bennett delivered a withering public spray to Burgess for giving away too many penalties during an England test loss to Australia.

Greg Inglis announces NRL retirement

The Maroons legend said the time is right to call it quits while denying speculation his retirement is linked to mental health or injury issues.

Inglis said he told teammates about his plans to hang up the boots on Saturday after their win over the Warriors on the Sunshine Coast. He made the call after heading home and speaking to family about the decision to retire from the game that made him a household name within Australia's sporting landscape.

Robert Jennings scores four tries as Rabbitohs outgun Eels

Although the Rabbitohs share 22 competition points with the Dragons and Panthers, their commanding win gave them a far better points differential. So they will stay kings of the castle for at least 24 hours until Penrith play the Roosters.

Souths were superior in so many areas at ANZ Stadium, their victory coming off the back of a magnificent night's work to winger Jennings, who spoiled his brother Michael's 250th NRL game, and a brace to fullback Alex Johnston.

Rabbitohs are the real NRL deal: Johns

The Sharks entered the clash on Friday as the hottest team in the NRL but were quickly brought down to earth by a relentless Rabbitohs side missing four stars to State of Origin.

Every member of their starting forward pack cracked the 100-metre barrier, Adam Reynolds' kicking game was on song, while youngster Adam Doueihi deputised at fullback with aplomb.

The five victories on the trot is the most since the Rabbitohs' breakthrough premiership in 2014.

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Moylan didn't need to apologise: Tamou

The loss put the skids under their recent momentum, built through four straight wins followed by a narrow away loss to North Queensland.

With Penrith having led early, a stray pass from skipper Matt Moylan allowed Souths winger Alex Johnston to run the length for the first of his five tries and what was the first of seven unanswered four-pointers for the Rabbitohs.

‌A shattered Moylan shouldered the blame in the post-match press conference. His coach Anthony Griffin said it took more than one stray pass to ruin a game.

The win was coming: Maguire

After going down to the Cowboys in Townsville, the Bunnies brushed off a late converted try from the Panthers to march up field and allow for Reynolds to slot the match-winning one-pointer.

NRL.com reports a collective team effort satisfied Maguire the most, who said the combinations were beginning to show out on the field after six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.

"The boys have been working pretty hard over the last few weeks where we haven’t really had too many rewards but it was nice to see them work through that game," Maguire said post-game.

Wests Tigers focus was not on Farah

After a much anticipated build up between the two sides in the off-season, sublime performances right across the board steered the Tigers to their fourth-straight win over the Rabbitohs since 2015, with James Tedesco and debutant Moses Suli clear standouts.

Coming up against former teammate Robbie Farah for the first time did not seem to phase the joint venture club, and despite Bunnies winger Bryson Goodwin opening the scoring just five minutes in, the Tigers were in total control for the remainder of the match.

Rabbitohs smash lacklustre Bulldogs

In a lacklustre performance that will surely worry players and fans alike, the Bulldogs were outclassed 28-10 by a South Sydney side playing for nothing more than pride.  

Farah set to leave Tigers for Sydney rival

Farah will reportedly leave the Tigers and head to Redfern for the 2017 season with an announcement expected in the next two days.

Fox Sports reporter James Hooper reports that Cronulla was close to nabbing Farah before the Origin hooker opted for the Bunnies.

“If you had asked me a week ago I would have said all roads lead to up up Cronulla, and Robbie Farah joining the Cronulla Sharks, being in the Shire next season,” Hooper told NRL Tonight.

Broncos burdened by injury blows

As the team completed their captain's run in Sydney on Friday Gillett was off having scans on the injury that he sustained whilst playing for Queensland in Game Three of the Holden State of Origin series on Wednesday night.

A final decision on the make-up of the Brisbane team will be made on Saturday morning with Alex Glenn likely to move from the centres to the back row, Lachlan Maranta to come in on the wing and Joe Boyce to play his first NRL game of the season and just the second of his career off the bench.