South Sydney Rabbitohs 6-20 Sydney Roosters

Sam Burgess sin bin


England international Sam Burgess failed a half-time concussion test as South Sydney went down 20-6 to the Roosters at ANZ Stadium.

Triple M’s Brent Read reported that Burgess passed every test but failed the last one, meaning he was unable to return to the field.

Earlier this week, three NRL clubs were fined heavily for not taking their players from the field after incidents and the Rabbitohs doctor was taking no chances when he saw footage of the incident.

It compounded a miserably night for the Bunnies as they were brushed aside by their great rivals, the win putting the Roosters top with four consecutive wins.

The damage was done in the first quarter of the game thanks to tries from Latrell Mitchell and Michael Gordon, who converted both and penalty for 14-0.

A Burgess-less Rabbitohs came out for the second half fighting and looked to have given themselves a lifeline when Sitiveni Moceidreke scored.

But Daniel Tupou’s try just before the hour restored breathing space for the Roosters, who held firm in defence in the final quarter to seal the 20-6 win.

It was a frustrating night for Souths who didn’t execute their last-tackle plays well, showing that they are still some way from being the force they were just three seasons ago.

For the Roosters it was far from perfect, but they always looked in control of the game and the result ensured their 100 percent start to the 2017 season continued.

South Sydney Rabbitohs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Alex JohnstonWing000000
Sam Burgess Loose Forward000000
Tom Burgess Prop000000
Jason Clark Second Row000000
Robbie Farah Hooker000000
Bryson GoodwinCentre000000
Robert JenningsCentre000000
John SuttonSecond Row000000
Siosifa TalakaiSecond Row000000
Kyle TurnerSecond Row000000
Cody WalkerStand Off000000
Sitiveni MoceidrekeWing100000
Damien Cook Interchange000000
Angus Crichton Interchange000000
Zane Musgrove Interchange000000
Robbie Rochow Interchange000000
Adam ReynoldsScrum Half010000
 Total 110000

Sydney Roosters

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Mitch Aubusson Second Row000000
Paul CarterSecond Row000000
Boyd CordnerSecond Row000000
Michael GordonFull Back140000
Aidan GuerraSecond Row000000
Luke KearyStand Off000000
Shaun Kenny-DowallCentre000000
Joseph Manu Full Back000000
Latrell MitchellCentre100000
Dylan Napa Prop000000
Mitchell PearceScrum Half000001
Daniel TupouWing100000
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Prop000000
Isaac Liu Interchange000000
Ryan Matterson Interchange000000
Zane Tetevano Interchange000000
Connor Watson Interchange000000
 Total 340001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
March 23, 2017 9:05 am NRL 2017 Thursday


ANZ Stadium


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
South Sydney Rabbitohs066
Sydney Roosters14620