Rabbitohs take the lead

BLUFF Rabbitohs held their own against Emerald Tigers in Blackwater at the weekend, surging from a two-point deficit at half-time to cruise to a 36-26 victory.

“We knew it was going to be scratchy with a few mistakes being so early in the season,” Bluff spokesperson Scott Power said. “Fundamental errors and missed tackles gave them (Tigers) the advantage.”

However a mid-half spur by Rabbitohs coach Michael Muller added just the spark to tip the 16-14 scoreline in Bluff’s favour.

“They knew they were right in the match, they just needed a bit of field position and some luck,” Power said.

Players’ Player and Central Highlands Man of the Round Devon Malone was strong up front for Bluff, with great support from the ever-reliable Phil Lammermoor and new Rabbitohs recruit and hooker Greg Major.

Power said a first round against Emerald was a great boost for the club: “Tigers are one of the strongest teams in the competition, so it’s a good lead in.”

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