A Cam Murray masterclass has inspired a stunning comeback win for the Rabbitohs against the Cowboys on Saturday night.
Three tries in the last ten minutes helped deliver South Sydney a 30-18 NRL win over North Queensland in Townsville.
The visitors were behind for most of the second half but an inspired finale by representative forward Murray sealed the result for the Rabbitohs.
Dane Gagai scored from a kick in the 71st minute and when Adam Reynolds converted the scores were level - but from there it was the Murray show.
He threw the last pass for prop Tevita Tatola - who caught the offload brilliantly on his knees - before Murray iced the win with a runaway effort.
The incredible display from the victorious NSW Blues star had fans salivating over the freakish talents of the Souths youngster.
Unreal. Against a very big forward pack. Cam Murray is a superstar ⭐️— Alipate Carlile27 (@AlipateCarlile) July 20, 2019
Super star player old cam Murray— #KawhiBaby (@BunniesNRL) July 20, 2019
How good is Cam Murray. Seriously, what a talent he is.— Mark Atkinson (@Mark_G_Atkinson) July 20, 2019
cam murray is the rabbitohs' team sweetheart lmfao they all adore him and i agree— any other way (@hydrobiologica) July 20, 2019
Cam Murray. Mill a season captain for 10 years. Crichton who— Lee Blogg (@leeblogg) July 20, 2019
Cam Murray 🐰❤️💚— 🐰Peter (@Peter83359123) July 20, 2019
I thought brad Clyde, changed how the lock forward played, now we are seeing cam Murray change how it is played now— michael grove (@FudgepieGrove) July 20, 2019
Not sure how they won that. Cam Murray incredible— ISM (@ism73s) July 20, 2019
It had started well for Souths when North Queensland discard Ethan Lowe opened the scoring in the third minute off a pinpoint Adam Reynolds kick but the hosts answered shortly after when centre Tom Opacic took a perfect offload from Kyle Feldt to cross in the corner.
If Lowe's point hadn't been proven he did it again in the 21st minute after he bullied Javid Bowen close to the line to bag his second of the night.
But it was Feldt again for North Queensland's second score when the winger took a spectacular catch midair, twisting his body sideways to ground the ball.
The lead was finally theirs early in the second half; several Rabbitohs failing to take a bomb giving Cowboys fullback Scott Drinkwater an open runway for a try following a fortuitous bounce.
North Queensland rookie Murray Taulagi then came close to a dream debut but lost his lollies with the try line open in front of him.
But a similar moment awaited James Roberts, the Souths centre doing well to strip Drinkwater behind the line but knocked on as he fell to the ground.
The Cowboys will travel to play Cronulla on Thursday while the Rabbitohs will host the Dragons on Friday.