The Rabbitohs prevailed 20-10 in Round 6 this season thanks largely to the brilliance of rookie winger Andrew Everingham, who scored two tries and set up the other through a brilliant flick off the ground for Matt King to cross.
In an entertaining Sunday afternoon encounter, it was Canterbury that crossed first as Ben Barba and Jonathan Wright combined to send Steve Turner over in the corner. Souths responded seven minutes later as Everingham produced his freak play for King, but Canterbury stole the lead back soon after when David Stagg crashed over between the posts.
However, Everingham was determined to make a difference and he added two crucial tries on either side of the half-time break. The first saw him dive on the scraps of an Adam Reynolds kick to give Souths a 12-10 half-time lead, then he produced a stunning take from another Reynolds cross-field kick to extend the advantage to eight points. Reynolds’ late penalty goal was the only other score of the game.
Souths completed an impressive 84 per cent of their sets, with Inglis and Taylor starring. Inglis ran for 174 meters with eight tackle-breaks and two line-breaks while Taylor made 172 metres with two offloads and two tackle-breaks.
Josh Morris ran 160 metres and produced nine tackle-breaks for the Bulldogs.