Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Canberra Raiders players at GIO Stadium in Canberra last night.
Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled by Canberra Raiders players at GIO Stadium in Canberra last night. Mark Nolan Getty Images

Bunnies bounce all over struggling Raiders

RAIDERS fans were left bewildered yet again as their team was smacked 34-18 by the Rabbitohs at GIO Stadium last night.

Canberra, which can be impressive one week and disappointing the next, has had trouble this year stringing two wins together.

After falling to the Storm in Melbourne, a fixture in which they have enjoyed success in recent times, they had hoped to bounce back last night but were no match for a resurgent South Sydney side in the nation's capital.

The Bunnies are fresh off a 32-12 win over the Eels and showed lots more bounce last night as they ran in seven tries compared to the Raiders' three.

The victory was a crucial one for South Sydney as it looked to keep in touch with the top four, in what's shaping to be one of the most tightly contested top eights in recent years.

Going into the match the cardinal and myrtle were in fourth position and four points adrift of the Sea Eagles in first place.

The win pushed them into second spot and they join the Panthers (3rd) and Bulldogs (4th) on 26 points.


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