South Sydney Rabbitohs and Canterbury Bulldogs are both 18-18 squares at Cbus Super Stadium.
Cody Walker opened Taane Milne to take the lead for the Rabbitohs.
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Walker then passed left to Alex Johnston to score in the other corner of the field.
However, some sloppy play by the Souths prompted the Bulldogs to hit back with an attempt for Aaron Schoupp to remove some form of a clever lead Bailey Biondi-Odo.
Corey Allan then scored a corner kick against his former club to close the tie 10-10.
Before halftime, player Lachlan Lewis was punished for knocking Cody Walker to the ground after the siren went off after he outlawed some Rabbitohs player antics.
Andrew Voss said on Fox League: “Some of the craziest things I’ve seen on a rugby field.
I don’t think we’ve had enough time to understand what that is,” said Shane Flanagan.
“They call halftime and, as Cooper (Cronk) says, it’s stupidity and madness.
“I don’t get it, go into the dressing room, let the coach handle your first half but now he has paid the price for his team.”
Braith Anasta said: ‘It’s strange that I’ve never seen anything like it.
“He needs to read his head. I don’t understand why he did this. I still don’t know if it’s worth ten in the barrel, right? ”
“That’s ten minutes for stupidity,” Cooper Cronk said.
But it was a few flyweight classes, and Lachlan Lewis probably thought it might escalate and brought him down to the ground.
You can not do it. It started that (all analysis), after everything the Dogs went through in the first half, they took the lead, Lachlan Lewis did it. Trent Barrett must be fuming at halftime.”
After halftime, Bunnies Lewis and Bulldogs paid with a second attempt for Alex Johnston to give the Rabbitohs a 16-12 lead.
A penalty moment later saw Reynolds widen the lead to six points.
Lewis redeemed for a moment when setting up a second attempt for Averillo to close the score 18-18.
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