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South Sydney Rabbits launch second-half comeback to beat Penrith Panthers 20-18 in NRL Classic

Latrell Mitchell helped South Sydney flip Penrith’s script to a 20-18 come-from-behind win over the defending Premiers at Stadium Australia.

In a thrilling finish, Rabbit trailed 18–10 with six minutes left in the match before Mitchell tried and scored a Lachlan Ilias kick.

Rabbit’s fullback was denied shortly after Nathan Cleary dragged him down from behind after a line break.

However, Rabbitt was able to deliver a final gasp effort to win the match when Alex Johnston off-roaded and Mitchell provided space to far left before Cody Walker brought in Isaiah Tuss. I made it.

It was the Rabbitohs’ second victory over Penrith in their last 12 games, and they’ve seen the Panthers fight back and win many times.

In some of Thursday night’s clashes, it looked like it was going to be the same old story again in South Sydney.

Stephen Crichton scored all 18 points for Penrith, including tries in the 66th and 71st minutes, to take them up from 10-8 to 18-10.

There was even something of a Crichton interception as Walker caught a kick from 5-8 and sent it down the field to attack the Panthers for back-to-back tries.

Latrell Mitchell (right) played a key role in the Rabbitohs’ victory over the Panthers.()

But while Crichton’s try hat-trick almost ensured victory for the Panthers, it was Mitchell who played a key role in helping the Rabbits score two contending points.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-20/nrl-penrith-panthers-south-sydney-rabbitohs/102243570 South Sydney Rabbits launch second-half comeback to beat Penrith Panthers 20-18 in NRL Classic

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