31 Aug 2013

Souths beat Tigers to set up NRL blockbuster

5:51 am on 31 August 2013

South Sydney have come from behind to beat Wests Tigers 32-18 in their National Rugby League clash and set up a final round blockbuster to decide the NRL minor premiership.

After recovering from a controversial sin-binning and an 18-0 deficit, the Rabbitohs kept the Tigers scoreless in the second half and will now host the Roosters next Friday at ANZ Stadium, with the winner to finish the regular season in top spot.

But the Bunnies trailed 18-0 after just 14 minutes - the Tigers running in three tries while Englishman Sam Burgess spent 10 minutes off the field for what seemed a harsh sin-binning in just the fourth minute after laying down too long on James Tedesco after a long break.