27 May 2014

Souths shutout Sharks to claim NRL win

7:07 am on 27 May 2014

The South Sydney Rabbitohs secured their first shut-out victory in 15 years to spoil Cronulla hooker John Morris' 300th NRL game in a 18-0 win at Shark Park.

The victory lifts the Rabbitohs, who were without star fullback Greg Inglis (Origin duty), back into the top eight in seventh place.

Without Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis (both Origin) and Andrew Fifita, Beau Ryan, Anthony Tupou and Todd Carney due to injury, the Sharks' season of woe continued with Ricky Leutele, Sosaia Feki and David Fifita joining the casualty list.

As solid as the Rabbitohs' defence was in their first clean sheet performance since 1999, the Sharks' pedestrian attack never looked like troubling the scoreboard - Bryce Gibbs coming closest when he was denied for being offside in the first half.

The loss keeps the Sharks firmly rooted to the bottom of the table at the halfway point of the season.