Canberra Raiders move third on NRL ladder after destruction of Rabbitohs

  • South Sydney Rabbitohs 4-54 Canberra Raiders
  • Manly Sea Eagles 36-16 Newcastle Knights

Canberra flexed their premiership muscle and jumped to third place on the NRL ladder with a 54-4 flogging of South Sydney at ANZ Stadium. The Raiders ran in 10 tries to one on Sunday afternoon to notch their fifth straight win, leaping over North Queensland and cementing their reputation as title contenders.

The game was pretty much over by half-time after Jordan Rapana and Joey Leilua went on a rampage down the right side to make it 26-0. Rapana had a hand in four of the Raiders’ five first-half tries, offloading for Elliott Whitehead’s opener, scooting out of dummy-half for the next and diving on a Leilua grubber on the stroke of halftime for his second.

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