Lachlan Coote magic as JT writes history, and Bunnies belted

Cowboys Kyle Feld tackled by Rabbitohs Bryson Goodwin at 1300 Smiles Stadium. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers
Cowboys Kyle Feld tackled by Rabbitohs Bryson Goodwin at 1300 Smiles Stadium. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

ON a night when Johnathan Thurston wrote a little more history in his glittering career, it was some magic from teammate Lachlan Coote which helped the Cowboys to a thumping 44-18 win over South Sydney at 1300 SMILES Stadium.

Thurston became just the second man in first-grade to notch over 1000 points at the one venue, in front of his beloved fans in Townsville, the other one being Immortal Andrew Johns (1172 points at Hunter Stadium).

But it was diminutive fullback Coote - off contract with his market value rising every game - who produced one of the plays of the season, before the hosts ran riot in the second half.

If one try-saving tackle on flying Rabbitohs pivot Luke Keary was not enough for the 26-year-old, the very next play was simply sensational.

Coote then got up and sprinted over 50m to chase an Adam Reynolds kick which was weighted perfectly for Aaron Gray, chasing a four-pointer, but Coote slid and putting his body on the line, denying the Souths winger.

 

Rabbitohs' Chris Grevsmuhl tackled by Cowboys' Lachlan Coote. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers
Rabbitohs' Chris Grevsmuhl tackled by Cowboys' Lachlan Coote. Photo: AAP Image/Michael Chambers

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