On a heavy track at ANZ Stadium, both sides showed no fear in the slippery conditions, as Eels flyer Ken Sio opened the scoring with a Superman-style effort to ground the ball in the left hand corner after just 12 minutes.
Dylan Walker pushed through for the Rabbitohs just minutes later, but while Chris Sandow's earlier conversion hit the goalpost and was waved away, Adam Reynolds had no trouble taking South Sydney to a 6-4 lead.
Neither side shied away from moving the ball, but it was South Sydney with the weight of early possession, wearing down the blue and gold defence and allowing Dylan Farrell the space to collect a cross-field kick and score the second try for the Rabbitohs.
The roll on continued over the half time break, with South Sydney fullback Justin Hunt speeding upfield to ground the football after just two minutes and Adam Reynolds adding another two points.
The Rabbitohs' halves were firing, both Reynolds and Sutton scooting through broken play to score a four-pointer each. Sutton benefitted from the on-point passing of Issac Luke, while Reynolds' kicking remained at 100%
A well-timed intercept and a blistering 90 metre run fro Ken Sio to score his second try of the night sparked a lift in the Eels' intensity, but wasn't enough to turn the tide.
The second-half also saw Daniel Harrison clash heads with Mitch Allgood in a tackle and head back down the tunnel to see Eels medical staff; stay tuned for the injury update on the whole Eels squad early in the week.