Knights Cup side no match for Bunnies

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have returned to top spot on the competition ladder with a 32-4 victory over the Newcastle Knights at Maitland Sports Ground on Sunday.

Ethan Lowe was a late inclusion after he was omitted from the first-grade squad on Friday night, and capped off the afternoon with a well-deserved try in the dying stages of the contest.

An early double to Mawene Hiroti would be the only points of the first-half as the Rabbitohs held onto a slender 12-0 lead before the Knights had a glimmer of hope with a try to Kiah Cooper in the 48th minute.

Despite the short burst of momentum, a relentless final half-hour from the Rabbitohs cemented a fighting victory away from home.