Power outage affecting thousands sees Souths fans robbed of grand final broadcast
Rabbitohs fans across Kingsford, South Coogee, Coogee, Randwick and Maroubra are set to miss out on the majority of the grand final as a power outage wreaks havoc across areas of Sydney.
Ausgrid reported the outage on their website on Sunday afternoon with around 3000 homes reportedly affected.
The website states Ausgrid crews are currently in the process of “removing hazards” and diagnosing the network fault.
The outage is expected to run from 6.30pm to 9pm, which would allow affected fans to catch approximately 20 minutes before the end of the match.
“A crew has been dispatched to this location to make the area safe and diagnose the fault,” the Ausgrid website currently states.
A number of fans have taken to social media in anger.
Some fans are being robbed of all the action.Credit:Getty
“We sincerely apologise for the problems tonight and understand how much everyone is looking forward to watching the game,” a spokeswoman wrote on the Ausgrid Twitter page.
“Our crews are working to get power back to everyone as quickly and safely as possible.”
The first half has been jam-packed with action and drama with the Rabbitohs losing both Dane Gagai and Jai Arrow in the first 15 minutes to HIA checks.
Gagai hit his head hard on the hip of Paul Momirovski, while Jai Arrow was caught awkwardly by a swinging arm from Viliame Kikau.
Both have since been given the green light to return to the field.
Even in the star duo’s absence, Cody Walker managed to break through the Panthers defence to score a solo try in response at the 20-minute mark.
It came just four minutes after the first try of the match was scored by Panthers headgear hero Matt Burton.
With a penalty kick handed to the Panthers, the western Sydney side headed into the break leading 8-6.
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