RABBITOHS captain Greg Inglis was back to his brilliant best as he helped his team dismantle a hapless Roosters outfit 42-10 at Allianz Stadium.
The Queensland and Australia fullback scored a trademark try in the 27th minute, showing great footwork and evasiveness from a standing start 22m out to score and all but wrap up the game at 26-0.
A South Sydney try to Alex Johnston five minutes earlier was almost as good, with a pinpoint kick on the run from halfback Adam Reynolds finding his winger.
But the Rabbitohs will face a nervous wait over the health of their talented playmaker, Reynolds leaving the field with what could be a fractured jaw in the second half.
John Sutton then added to his side's injury woes when he left the field holding his left pectoral muscle with just two minutes left.
Meanwhile, new Knights coach Nathan Brown has a lot of work to do with his young side, after it lost 30-12 to the Gold Coast at Cbus Super Stadium.
The Titans scored five tries to two, winger Anthony Don scoring a double, with representative lock Greg Bird (197m and 27 tackles) taking man-of-the-match honours, as new halves combination Ashley Taylor and Tyrone Roberts impressed.
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