FLASH GORDON HAS SOUTHS IN REAL PERIL
SOUTH Sydney’s season is back on life support after crashing to a shock 14- 12 loss to the under- strength Sydney Roosters.
With their four State of Origin stars missing, the Roosters maintained their place in the NRL top four with what would have to be rated one of their gutsiest wins of the season over their bitter rivals.
The match finished two tries apiece with a penalty goal to Michael Gordon separating the teams.
Gordon was outstanding, also coming up with some tremendous defensive plays, while skipper Jake Friend produced an inspirational performance in setting up both the Roosters’ tries.
Big Jared Waerea- Hargreaves also led the way up front with a barnstorming display where he charged for 192m on a night when his team needed him.
But the loss was a terrible blow to the Rabbitohs’ finals hopes.
From here, Souths face a tough run through to September and still need to win at least six of their remaining eight games to make the top eight cut.
It starts with the Cowboys next Sunday in Cairns and following that it’s the Sharks, Raiders, Dragons, Bulldogs, Warriors, Storm and Eels.
Given their predicament, last night was a match they simply couldn’t afford to lose but they bombed it with a mistake- riddled performance.
GOTCHA: Connor Watson of the Roosters is tackled during his side’s win over Souths last night.