20 Mar 2010

Much-hyped Souths lose two in a row in NRL

6:17 am on 20 March 2010

South Sydney's miserable start to the NRL season has continued with a heart-breaking golden point extra time 19-18 defeat at the hands of Gold Coast at ANZ Stadium.

The Titans captain Scott Prince calmly slotted an 80th minute penalty goal to level the scores at 18-18 before landing the winning field goal in the second minute of extra time to complete a see-sawing night for both sides.

Down 16-6 after 49 minutes, the Rabbitohs had mounted a revival, scoring two unanswered tries, one while Titans hooker Nathan Friend was in the sin-bin, to sneak ahead 18-16 through Issac Luke's three-from-three with the boot in front of 10,943 fans.

But as the Titans mounted a last ditch attack, Souths halfback Chris Sandow was penalised and also sin-binned in the final minute for Prince to level the scores by coolly slotting home.

Souths have now started their much hyped season none from two after last week's shock 36-10 thumping at the hands of the Sydney Roosters.

The Titans have won both their opening games in come-from-behind performances after last week's 24-18 victory over the Warriors.