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Throwback Thursday: Wests Tigers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs

Fresh off their first win of the season on Easter Monday, Wests Tigers take on South Sydney on Saturday night at CommBank Stadium in an absolute blockbuster!

The Rabbitohs have had an advantage over the home team in recent years, winning their last 4 games against the joint-venture, as well as holding a 22-16 record in the 38 games played between the two sides.

However, the last six games between these clubs have been decided by 16 points or less, with Saturday’s contest shaping up to be another close one. 

Boomer Home Loans presents some of Wests Tigers’ best ever clashes with the Rabbitohs!

Round 15, 2019

In this thriller at CommBank Stadium, Wests Tigers took an early lead through an Esan Marsters penalty goal, before the away side replied with their own to square up the ledger.

Corey Allan and Corey Thompson then traded tries, with Thompson crossing off the back of a nifty Luke Brooks grubber, to lock up scores at 8-8 at the break.

In a gritty second half, both teams fought for over 30 minutes of play with no success, before Adam Reynolds kicked a field goal from directly in front to put South Sydney ahead. 

However, in a huge twist to what seemed destined to be a Rabbitohs win, Michael Chee-Kam burst through the line to score in the Tigers' first set with the football!

Wests Tigers held on to win the match 14-9, with Chee-Kam’s try proving to be his second match-winner of the season. 

Round 1, 2017

Wests Tigers’ 2017 season kicked off with a bang, with a 34-18 victory over the Rabbitohs at Accor Stadium. 

Conceding early through a Bryson Goodwin try in the corner, the away side hit back with force, with Ava Seumanufagai crashing over off a Moses Suli pass.

After James Tedesco stepped through three South Sydney defenders to score the Tigers’ second, the electric fullback put club favourite Chris Lawrence through a hole to extend their lead. 

A Greg Inglis try on the stroke of half-time made it 18-8 at halftime, however, the Tigers burst out of the blocks after the break, with Mitchell Moses finishing off a slick team try. 

In his debut game, Suli then set up Luke Brooks for a four-pointer, before scoring one himself in an outstanding first appearance in the top grade.

A late rally from Souths wasn’t enough to rein in Wests Tigers’ lead, with the final score 34-18 to the visitors. 

Round 5, 2011

In Round 5, 2011, a red-hot Wests Tigers outfit took on South Sydney at the Sydney Football Stadium.

A Roy Asotasi offload put Chris Sandow over the line to score after just four minutes, before one of Benji Marshall’s famous stepping clinics bamboozled the Rabbitohs, with the Kiwi wiz scoring a 50-metre solo classic from a scrum. 

A sharp dart from dummy-half from captain Robbie Farah set Wade McKinnon up for a try, to give Wests Tigers a 12-6 advantage at the interval. 

Reliable winger Mitch Brown crossed in the corner soon after, before some Marshall magic brought itself to the fore again, this time Benji putting Simon Dwyer through a hole from 45 metres out. 

In a moment of déjà vu, Dwyer again scored off a Marshall pass to secure the victory for Wests Tigers and put them in a finals spot that they would maintain for almost the entire 2011 season.

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