NRL SEMI-FI­NALS WRAP

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WHAT HAP­PENED: Cronulla 21 bt Pen­rith 20 South Syd­ney 13 bt St Ge­orge Illawarra 12 MAN OF THE SEMIS: Damien Cook bounced back from a quiet few weeks to run 131 me­tres out of dummy-half and was Souths’ lead­ing tack­ler. KEY MO­MENT: Chad Townsend’s com­po­sure shone through when he kicked Cronulla to vic­tory over Pen­rith with a field goal in the dy­ing min­utes. TALK­ING POINT: South Syd­ney’s lewd video scan­dal is set to dom­i­nate dis­cus­sion ahead of their pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal with the Syd­ney Roosters. STATS THAT MAT­TER: Adam Reynolds re­cov­ered from a shoul­der in­jury to score all 13 of the Rab­bitohs’ points in their win. IN­JURIES: Dragons - Tariq Sims (knee); Sharks - Paul Gallen (shoul­der), Luke Lewis (calf). WHAT’S NEXT: Souths face Syd­ney Roosters in a block­buster clash at Al­lianz Sta­dium on Satur­day, while Mel­bourne host Cronulla on Fri­day night.

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