HARD TO STOP: Penrith’s Josh Mansour is tackled by Tom Burgess of the Rabbitohs.
HARD TO STOP: Penrith’s Josh Mansour is tackled by Tom Burgess of the Rabbitohs. DEAN LEWINS

Late Souths comeback not enough to overcome Penrith

PENRITH has moved into the top eight of the NRL after a 28-26 win over South Sydney last night.

The Rabbitohs, missing injured Origin star Adam Reynolds, were the first to score through a Kyle Turner try, but the Panthers went to the break 10-8 up after tries to Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Josh Mansour.

Greg Inglis crossed to put the Rabbitohs ahead 14-10 shortly after the break but Penrith then ran in three tries in 12minutes.

Sam Burgess scored two late tries for Souths to set up a grandstand finish but a last-ditch attack by the Rabbitohs failed to produce points.

Penrith moved to seventh on the ladder with seven wins, while the Rabbitohs remain a lowly 13th.


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