Reynolds rolls, Walker wows as Rabbitohs win ninth straight

Adam Reynolds became South Sydney’s all-time highest points scorer as the Rabbitohs danced around the Eels to the tune of a 40-12 victory at Cbus Super Stadium.

Kicking his third conversion, but fourth goal of the game, put Reynolds on 1,842 points – finally passing the great Eric Simms (1,841) who retired 46 years ago.

It must be a bitter-sweet moment for the Rabbitohs faithful since the classy halfback is off to the Broncos next year. Still Reynolds now leaves his mark on the club he won a premiership with in 2014.

Meanwhile, things aren’t too rosy for Parramatta, who have now suffered their third straight defeat. If the Roosters have a win over Penrith on Saturday, the Eels will drop out of the top-four.

An early blow came the Eels way losing prop Oregon Kaufusi to concussion in the opening minute of play. They were already down a key forward with Reagan Campbell-Gillard (groin) withdrawing in the lead-up to game day.

The crushing blow came in the final minutes when a distraught Reed Mahoney was forced from the field with a shoulder injury.

Things didn’t improve when Parramatta were on the wrong end of South Sydney’s lethal left edge, with two tries to winger Josh Mansour from lead-up work by Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell. Two sideline conversions by Adam Reynolds and it was 12-0.

Another penalty from Reynolds and the Rabbitohs appeared to be heading into cruise mode up 14-0 at halftime.

A third try down the left side when play resumed, through a ricocheting Walker kick, came with Dane Gagai reaching out. Reynolds conversion brought up his club milestone.

The Rabbitohs then put on another two tries – to Jaxson Paulo and Cameron Murray – to score more than 30 points against a team for the seventh time in a row this season.

The Eels pulled two back through winger Maika Sivo and Waqa Blake, but the damage had been well and truly done.


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