22nd March 2017
After 11 minutes we were locky to only be 12 behind after some poor goalkicking from Manly. But fater this the team rallied and put in one of the most dominate displays in many a year to come back strong and score our second highest ever score at Lottoland. Winning numbers were 1-6-9-11-18-38 supplimentary 7.
Alex Johnston has quickly notched up 50 first grade premiership tries and has moved into 15th on the all time try scorers list for South Sydney.
Cameron Murray continues to impress nd has been called up ino the 21 man first grade squad. Keep a eye on him for the future.
After some early mixed results, our U16s are starting find their way moving nto equal eighth. Tauoepenu is leading the way from the front.
After 47 years the NRL bought the rights for RLW immortals by buying the magazine. But in doing so they have closed down one of the longest running magazines in RL history. It has been a must on every Thursday to get te RLW and a art that Andrew Denton described that all Souths supporters would skim read the magazine and spot the Souths article a mile away. It was a institution and will be sorley missed by the rugby league fans. But it does highlight a trend to digital and social media as news sources. But for 47 years it had been providing a great historic record for future generations.
Round 2 - Stat Attack
Statistically it was a slow start and then we dominated. Completion rates were dropped to good level 85% from 88% this week. Errors were steady at 5 again this week. We gave away 3 penalities down from 4 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle improved into a very good level of 21.8m from 28.1m last week. Our missed tackles improved to a good level of 22 missed tackles from 42 last week. Opposition offloads decreased to 7 from 15 last week.
Looking at our left side defence - Goodwin-Jennings-Walker-Sutton (2-3-2-1) was dropped to 8 from 7 missed tackles last week. On the right side Burns-HHunt-Reynolds-Turner (3-3-1-2) was improved to 9 from 17 missed tackles last week. Ruck defence Musgrove/GBurgess-Farah/Cook-Clark/Rochow-SBurgess/Crichton (0-0-0-4) was improved to 4 from 16 missed tackles last week.
Our go forward this week improved to 1544m from 1432m. George Burgess, Sutton, Crichton, Farah, Jennings made 10+m per run. Sam Burgess, George Burgess, Sutton, Musgrove, Jennings, Johnston and Goodwin making 100+m in the match. Defensively Turner was our best in the tackling raking up 31 tackles. With Musgrove, Farah, Clark, Cook, Rochow, George Burgess not missing a tackle.
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