Rugby League Finals Week 3 Preliminary Final - Panthers vs Rabbitohs: Saturday 17th October 7:50pm @ANZ Stadium

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We were very tired we kept holding on for as long as we could. We had players going down all night.

Fisher Harris took Tatola out as well for the game 20mins in.

We couldn’t get a 6 again in the second half.

The boys gave it their all they had the power in their legs from the rest.

With 90 seconds left was a high tackle on Knight as well.

If Reyno was a few centimetres back for the 40/20 we could’ve won

We lost Siro and Tatola before the 30mins mark as well down to 15 men.


Still it hurts a real lot I’m absolutely shattered.

I don’t think we could’ve asked for anymore effort from our boys they were absolutely exhausted. We played so busted they couldn’t give anymore.

Murray like what a freak what a player what a performance what cant he do........ he was bloody buggered couldn’t even walk properly after the game.

We stayed behind at full time to thank the boys for a great season and an effort tonight full of courage and guts. We even were chanting South Sydney as they came over as well.
Great call on many different points. Could not agree more with the Murray accolade. He is a whole hearted player. If we can't win a premiership soon, we may lose him to another club who can.
 
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Like most have said a disappointing result tonight but by far the most entertaining season for us Bunnies supporters since 2014.
We showed some toughness to hang in there tonight but I think the conditions were against us. We havent been able to play in those conditions for a few years now.

Reynos 40/20 attempt......only a couple of cms in it but boy it would of been interesting if he had of got that 40/20.
We could of very well won a game that we never looked like winning.
It would of been one of our greatest performances.
Anyway bring on next year!
 

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Like most have said a disappointing result tonight but by far the most entertaining season for us Bunnies supporters since 2014.
We showed some toughness to hang in there tonight but I think the conditions were against us. We havent been able to play in those conditions for a few years now.

Reynos 40/20 attempt......only a couple of cms in it but boy it would of been interesting if he had of got that 40/20.
We could of very well won a game that we never looked like winning.
It would of been one of our greatest performances.
Anyway bring on next year!
Agree mace, well said.
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Yes the Bunnies looked like they had been nobbled. Slow, tired and the error count didnt help.
I honestly thought at times they were channelling a lot of the things bad about the The Dragons.
They didnt move up in defence. they were more bash n barge or catch n pass but not drawing the defence

On the other side the Choccies did all the tings I have been calling for the Dragons to do more of.
They moved up in your face defence.
Made easy metres against a sedentary defence
played as a untied cohesive team.

Despite wanting the Bunnies to win the much better team on the night got the points.

Its back into the Burrow till next season for the Bunnies
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Southy

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Yes the Bunnies looked like they had been nobbled. Slow, tired and the error count didnt help.
I honestly thought at times they were channelling a lot of the things bad about the The Dragons.
They didnt move up in defence. they were more bash n barge or catch n pass but not drawing the defence

On the other side the Choccies did all the tings I have been calling for the Dragons to do more of.
They moved up in your face defence.
Made easy metres against a sedentary defence
played as a untied cohesive team.

Despite wanting the Bunnies to win the much better team on the night got the points.

Its back into the Burrow till next season for the Bunnies
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Stan sometimes it's better to go out gallantly in the prelim than it is to get to the grandfinal and cop a hiding. ;)
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God, I'm hurting this morning. I'm sure everyone is the same.

Courageous Rabbitohs can't get past the Panthers: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/10/17/courageous-rabbitohs-cant-get-past-the-panthers/

Preliminary Final Press Conference: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/10/17/press-conference-finals-week-32/

Bennett certain title window still open after bittersweet Season: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/10/18...e-window-still-open-after-bittersweet-season/

By The Numbers - Preliminary Final: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/10/17/by-the-numbers-preliminary-final/

Preliminary Final player ratings - South Sydney Rabbitohs: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/10/17/preliminary-final-player-ratings-south-sydney-rabbitohs/

A game of inches - How half a boot robbed Bunnies of epic comeback chance: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/f3918e7a76fcfb428550c57431e149e7

Player Ratings - Souths star’s only mistake was drastic as Panthers hide flyer on bench: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...u/news-story/cf8e1b1bdd220e3e6833e8673a5a5984

Damien Cook fights back tears as Souths ‘haunted’ by familiar Finals fate: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/67f5fc60c4b8882d9717ace94308447b
 
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God, I'm hurting this morning. I'm sure everyone is the same.

Courageous Rabbitohs can't get past the Panthers: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/10/17/courageous-rabbitohs-cant-get-past-the-panthers/

Preliminary Final Press Conference: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/10/17/press-conference-finals-week-32/

Bennett certain title window still open after bittersweet Season: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/10/18...e-window-still-open-after-bittersweet-season/

By The Numbers - Preliminary Final: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2020/10/17/by-the-numbers-preliminary-final/

Preliminary Final player ratings - South Sydney Rabbitohs: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/10/17/preliminary-final-player-ratings-south-sydney-rabbitohs/

A game of inches - How half a boot robbed Bunnies of epic comeback chance: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/f3918e7a76fcfb428550c57431e149e7

Player Ratings - Souths star’s only mistake was drastic as Panthers hide flyer on bench: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...u/news-story/cf8e1b1bdd220e3e6833e8673a5a5984

Damien Cook fights back tears as Souths ‘haunted’ by familiar Finals fate: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/67f5fc60c4b8882d9717ace94308447b
The great race is on today callmack, sit back and enjoy watching the kiwi drivers, it will help take your mind off things.
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Bad luck about last night everyone.

I won't pretend that I am disappointed (I am sure you weren't when we bowed out), but I thought you really made a game of it and provided a very good account of yourselves.

The best two teams are in the big dance, and I doubt that anyone could really begrudge that.

I will be neutral next week to be honest.

It will be an absolute cracking game.
 

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They're arguing about Cook on the pride, my opinion is that he shouldn't be playing hooker/dummy half as I alluded to on this site earlier in the year.
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They're arguing about Cook on the pride, my opinion is that he shouldn't be playing hooker/dummy half as I alluded to on this site earlier in the year.
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Sths need a certain No.9 back who is now Capt. at an opposition club with Cook coming from the bench against tiring defences !!
 
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Sths need a certain No.9 back who is now Capt. at an opposition club with Cook coming from the bench against tiring defences !!
McInnes won’t make any difference at all, he offers less from dummy half than what Cookie does.

That won’t be happening.