Would have been a different story’: How Benji’s supersub role saved his career

He’s been celebrated all season — and rightly so — for his ability to fill in at basically every position on the park.

No one has raised any concern about the 345-game veteran potentially playing on for a season too long or whether he’s good enough to make the Bunnies’ 17. He’s fitted so well into the utility role that his decision on next season remains a total mystery — and it would be no real surprise if he did play on.

‘Inept’ NRL torched over clubs ‘pushing the envelope’ as Panthers master ‘dark arts’

It was revealed on Wednesday that the Rabbitohs lodged a formal complaint with the NRL about a Panthers trainer going onto the field 13 times during their win over the Storm last weekend.

As per the NRL’s rule, a trainer can only go onto the field three times per half.

Ex-Rabbitohs beast’s massive NFL promotion puts him on track for $70m+ payday

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni revealed Mailata, 24, would be the starting left tackle for the Eagles when the NFL season gets under way after beating out former first-round pick Andrew Dillard for the role.

“Jordan will be our starter,” Sirianni said on Tuesday.

“Jordan had a great camp, Andre had a great camp. Andre missed some time and during that time, the chemistry with the offensive line was able to build.

”It’s a good problem for us to have. We have two left tackles that can really play and can start.

Footloose: Cleary, Momirovski kick Panthers to win over Rabbitohs

A kicking masterclass from Nathan Cleary and two pieces of magic from Paul Momirovski helped end the Rabbitohs' 10-game winning streak ahead of a likely rematch in week one of the finals. 

Having flogged Souths 56-12 in Dubbo in round 11 the Panthers were made to work much harder at Suncorp Stadium.

Again, Cleary had his fingerprints all over the victory.

In his second game back from a shoulder injury, Cleary tormented former teammate Josh Mansour in the air as the Panthers flexed their premiership muscle to stay within reach of Melbourne on the ladder.

Bulldogs stun Rabbitohs

There was no shortage of controversy with Canterbury scoring twice while Jaydn Su'A was in the sin bin for a high shot that knocked Lachlan Lewis out of the match, while a Souths try was awarded without the aid of a Bunker despite winger Jaxson Paulo going into touch before he grounded the ball.

The result puts Souths' hopes of a home final in jeopardy with Newcastle able to leapfrog them into sixth if they beat the Dragons while Brisbane drop to last and will now need to win one of their last two games to avoid the wooden spoon.


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.


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.