I could not bear to watch….
Keeping an eye on the game via the rolling summaries on ABC Sport I eventually posted my tipping outcome for the day ten minutes before the final siren.
On Facebook my running comment was:
The Bunnies are in all sorts of trouble… At half-time 26-0 Melbourne in front! 10 minutes into the 2nd half things had not improved: 36-0! With 20 minutes to go it’s 40-0! I think the doom is in…. Yep, 46-0 with 10 minutes left. With NINE minutes to go The Storm did it again! 50-0! Cricket score time, alas! That was the final score.
All sorts of records were broken, as the ABC reports.
Melbourne star Josh Addo-Carr has made history by becoming the first player to score six tries during an elite-level Australian rugby league game in more than 70 years.
The NSW Origin winger returned the remarkable haul in a 50-0 demolition of South Sydney, putting the Rabbitohs’ NRL premiership hopes in serious doubt.
No team in history has conceded 50 points in a season and gone on to win the premiership that year.
In a miserable night for the depleted Rabbitohs, Addo-Carr ran riot on the right edge with four tries in the first half and two in the second.
Addo-Carr is the first player to score six tries in a game since Jack Troy did it for Newtown in 1950 .
The 50-point victory brought to an end Souths’ seven-game winning streak after injuries ravaged their side through the week.
Perhaps the Bunnies need to get this guy back: