2017 NRL Premiership - Round 8

South Sydney v Brisbane

Stadium Australia

Fri Apr 21, 7:50pm

Selected Round 8 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Burns and Reynolds were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Hymel Hunt start right wing, Sutton five-eighth, Walker half, George Burgess prop, Turner second row. Rochow and Fuimaono were 18th and 19th men.

LOSS 24-25

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been defeated in a close encounter by the Brisbane Broncos 24-25 in front of a crowd of 11,083 in the official ANZAC Round of the Telstra Premiership at ANZ Stadium tonight (Friday). The Rabbitohs side were rocked by late changes to the starting line-up with Adam Reynolds ruled out yesterday (Thursday) due to a hip injury. Hymel Hunt returned after a four-week suspension starting out on the wing while John Sutton moved to five-eighth pushing Cody Walker into the halfback position. Other changes saw George Burgess start as prop while Kyle Turner moved into the second row. The Rabbitohs were the first to score for the evening after David Mead dropped a high ball on his 15 metre line sending Damien Cook flying over for a four-pointer and his first 2017 try. Cody Walker’s assistance in the try brought him into the overall lead for the highest try assist tally across the NRL with a total of nine. Bryson Goodwin nailed the conversion and the Rabbitohs started off with an early six point lead. The Rabbitohs were quick to get back over the line in Walker but an offside call for a no try brought the play back up the field. The Broncos had a chance in the 14th minute when Corey Oates broke through the Rabbitohs defensive line and with a leap towards the corner post gave the Broncos their first try. A successful conversion by Anthony Milford levelled the playing field. Goodwin took a shot at a penalty goal but kicked the ball dead resulting in a 20 metre Broncos restart. Moments later the Rabbitohs decided to have another crack at the goal posts this time slotting the ball through the uprights and bringing the home side into the lead. The Broncos mirrored their first try and scored for the second time in the far left corner. The conversion attempt fell just short and hit the cross bar but the Broncos led by a small margin 10 points to 8. Their lead was shortly extended when Korbin Sims picked up a loose kick and travelling over the try line. Despite going to the NRL Bunker for an offside question mark, a play at the ball by John Sutton resulting in gaining no possession made Sims onside as he was outside of 10 metres. Milford kicked the conversion from right in front of goals and the Broncos led 16 points to 8. A penalty conceded by the Rabbitohs from a high tackle gave the Broncos a shot at a penalty goal that the Broncos kicked straight through, landing two more points to the board. The Rabbitohs had some catching up to do in the second half falling behind eight points to 18 at the half time siren. The second half saw the Rabbitohs gain more possession after totalling 35% in the first half. The left corner on the northern end of the field attracted the tries for the night but this time in favour of the home team. Robert Jennings flew over to score the Rabbitohs second try. Goodwin’s conversion kick swayed too far to the right but the Rabbitohs narrowed in on the Broncos 18 to 12 point lead. Another four-pointer was added to the red and green side when Robbie Farah passed off a clean ball from dummy half into the path of Angus Crichton who powered the opposite direction and over the try line. Goodwin made the try sweeter slotting the ball through the uprights and the Rabbitohs levelled the scoreboard 18 points all. Under five minutes later and in the 60th minute, Siosifa Talakai bolstered through the Broncos strong defence to slam the ball down for the Rabbitohs fourth try for the night. Despite the absence of Reynolds, Goodwin stepped up once again and added an extra two points and the Rabbitohs took the lead 24 points to 18. In the 63rd minute, Cam Murray took the field for the first time in his NRL career debuting in front of friends and family entertaining the home crowd with a powerful first tackle. The Broncos were the next to make it over the line but a call to the Bunker resulted in a no try call due to the player losing control of the ball. Another call to the Bunker was made for a Rabbitohs attempt again at the magnetic left side corner but a no try call was made for tackling a player without the ball. An unlucky attempt by Alex Johnston at catching a grubber saw the Broncos gain another set deep in Rabbitohs territory. The Broncos used the advantage and claimed a fourth try with Milford stepping up to level the scores. A successful attempt resulted in each team having 24 points on the board with 10 minutes left on the clock. The intensity of the last minutes on the clock got to both sides with both Walker and Milford missing field goal attempts. The time was ticking away with each team trying to get down the field for another shot at the inside of the goal posts. The Broncos would come out on top kicking a successful field goal with three minutes remaining ending the close encounter 25 points to 24. The Rabbitohs side donned a special ‘camouflage’ jersey commemorating the ANZAC Round and showing their gratitude to those men and women currently serving in the Australian Defence Force.

There were a large number of controversial decisions out of this game, that left Souths supporters, Souths Coach and Souths Chairman bewildered.

  • 8 min - South Sydney no try when George Burgess was deemed offside
  • 31 min - Broncos Sims try when to collected the ball to score in a offisde position
  • 36 min - Sam Burgess penalty goal when he tackled Milford
  • 39 min - Milford going off for a HIA assessment after kicking a penalty goal
  • 66 min - Goodwin no try after Brisbane knock on
  • 68 min - Broncos Moga try after Milford was held up, he passed the ball while lying on the ground and play was allowed to proceed for a try. Tony Archer referees boss admitted after review that play should have not been allowed to continue
  • 76 min - Milford scoring the wining fieldgoal off a knock-on

    Referees were escorted from the ground under heavy security.

    South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire has questioned several key decisions from the on-field officials and the Bunker following his side's heartbreaking 25-24 loss to the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night. Souths fought back from an 18-8 half-time deficit to hold a six-point lead after an hour, only for the Broncos to level the scores through Tautau Moga who reacted quickest after teammate Anthony Milford had been held up in goal and had the ball stripped. The ruling came moments after both sides had been denied tries by the Bunker, with Andrew McCullough's effort ruled out for a knock on, while Bryson Goodwin's four-pointer was overturned after James Roberts was pushed out in a preceding contest. Perhaps the biggest call of the match came three minutes from full-time when Milford appeared to bobble a pass before he snapped a field goal with his left boot to seal the dramatic win. "I came in here looking to blow up, but to be truthfully honest I don't think that's going to do anything," Maguire said after the game. "They (the players) are busting their arses out there on the field and they're doing a good job, but you come up with things like that from decisions – it's very blatant. "I think we might start playing rugby union close to the line. I thought when you cross the line and your arm actually touches the ground, that that is actually classed as a tackle, but they seemed to be able to say 'play on and let's throw the ball back and score a try'. "We've got fans out there that live and breathe this club; how do I explain to them the decisions that are being made? "Those games change your season. Those two points are what every team is fighting for." Rabbitohs skipper Sam Burgess was clearly disappointed with the result, but was full of praise for the way in which his teammates fought their way back into the contest. "It's certainly frustrating," he said. "There was some great effort there from both teams. I thought we went into half-time down, but I probably didn't think we deserved that because we'd played better than that and then we showed some great character to get back in front. "I think a couple of calls spoilt what was a decent game in the end. "I'm proud of the team and some of the things that we went through, but we got ourselves in that position again [and we couldn't get the win]. "We've got a disappointed set of boys in there but we've just got to keep doing what we believe in. We've just got to keep buying into what this club is all about, and if we do that then we'll get more wins than not."

    “The game was let down”. That’s the message from South Sydney chairman Nick Pappas, who will write to the NRL after a number of continuous calls marred the Rabbitohs’ one-point loss to Brisbane on Friday. “I am concerned how the game appeared and we want to take that up through due process with the NRL,” Pappas said. “There are a number of concerns arising out of the match that the media is commenting upon with some justification. “So we will be taking it up with the NRL. We are duty bound to our fans to take it up, but we will do it through formal channels and we’ll do it respectfully. “All we want is for the good of the game and the game was let down on Friday, so we want that addressed and we know it will be because the NRL is always responsive to these types of concerns and it’s part of the evolution of the game as we try to get better.”

     6 min  6-0
    13 min  6-6
    20 min  8-6
    26 min  8-10
    31 min  8-16
    38 min  8-18
    49 min 12-18
    54 min 18-18
    59 min 24-18
    68 min 24-24
    77 min 24-25
    
    Cook, Jennings, Crichton, Talakai tries
    Goodwin 4 from 6 goals
    
    Crowd       11,083
    Referee     A.Klein / C.Butler (Video B.Sutton / B.Galea)
    
    Penalities   5-9
    Scrums       3-3
    
    Final Line Up
                                     Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
    Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   7  -  2  -  13   1   77  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
    LWng -  5 - Goodwin, Bryson       80   3  1  1  -  12   1  107  -  2   -  1  -  4/6   -
    LCnt -  4 - Jennings, Robert      80  10  -  3  -   9   -   71  2  1   -  -  1  -     -
    RCnt -  3 - Talakai, Siosifa      80  13  -  5  1  12   -  104  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
    RWng - 21 - Hymel, Hunt           80  11  -  1  -  10   -   79  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
    5/8  - 11 - Sutton, John          80  28  -  1  1  14   -  130  1  -   1  -  -  -     -
    Half -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  1  2  -  15   1  102  2  1  12  1  -  -     -
    Prop -  8 - Burgess, Tom          39  23  1  -  -  16   -  173  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          49  35  1  2  -   4   2   45  -  2   3  -  1  -     -
    Prop - 17 - Burgess, George       39  21  3  1  -  12   -  131  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    SRow - 10 - Turner, Kyle          67  33  -  1  -   8   -   70  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
    SRow - 12 - Crichton, Angus       76  39  -  2  1  14   -  117  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
    Lock - 13 - Burgess, Sam          80  34  1  -  -  20   -  199  -  2   -  -  -  -     - (c)
    
    Int  - 14 - Farah, Robbie         35  20  -  1  -   3   3   13  1  -   2  2  -  -     -
    Int  - 15 - Clark, Jason          39  17  -  -  -   7   -   68  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  - 16 - Musgrove, Zane        38  23  1  -  -   9   -   98  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  - 19 - Murray, Cameron       17   9  -  -  -   2   -   17  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    
    TOTAL                                346  9 22  3         1609 10  8  18  4  4  4/6   -
    
    Completion Rate      - 26 / 34 76%
    
    Opposition Offloads  - 7
    
    Effective 1st Tackles
    
     1 min  47m Walker kick COF 5m SS P(TBurgess)
     3 min  86m Cook kick 29m / 6TG(HHunt)
     5 min   7m Walker kick
     6 min   0m BB Err TRY
     8 min  52m Walker kick NO TRY 21m SS P(GBurgess)
     9 min  24m Cook kick
    12 min  74m SCR / Walker kick COF 50m / SS P(Turner) / (BB TRY)
    15 min  17m KO
    18 min   0m BB Err / P NO GOAL
    20 min   0m P GOAL
    22 min  11m Sutton kick COF
    24 min  95m SS Err(Jennings) 71m / SS P(Jennings) / (BB TRY)
    28 min  14m KO
    30 min 100m SS Err(Walker) 45m / SS P(Musgrove) 96m / 6TG(Sutton) (BB TRY)
    33 min  22m KO
    34 min  36m Walker kick
    36 min 100m Cook kick COF 39m / SS P(SBurgess) (BB GOAL)
    39 min  18m KO
    
    half time
    
    40 min  15m KO
    41 min  14m Walker kick COF
    43 min  36m SS Err(Turner) SCR
    46 min   0m BB Err / P / Walker kick CIG
    48 min  38m SS Err(Farah) SCR
    49 min   0m BB Err / Walker kick TRY
    52 min   0m P / Walker kick CIG
    54 min   0m TRY
    57 min  20m Farah kick
    59 min   0m BB Err SCR / TRY
    61 min  91m Farah kick 21m / SS P(GBurgess) 85m / SS P(GBurgess) / (BB NO TRY)
    65 min   1m Walker kick
    66 min  24m BB Err NO TRY 0m SS P(Goodwin)
    68 min  90m SS Err(Johnston) SCR / (BB TRY)
    70 min  10m KO
    72 min   4m Walker kick Walker kick
    75 min  42m P / Walker NO FIELDGOAL / (BB NO FIELDGOAL)
    76 min  62m SS Err(TBurgess) / (BB FIELDGOAL)
    80 min  10m SCR / BB 6TG / SS Err(Jennings)
    
    Average effective 1st tackle location
    - 31.4m - for the whole match
    
    - 39.1m - 1st half 
    - 24.1m - 2nd half 
    
    Other NRL Matches
    
    20-18 Bruc Manly      b Canberra
    18-12 StAu Parramatta b Penrith
    24-12 Town Nth Qld    b Newcastle
    16-12 Ende Gold Coast b Cronulla
    18-12 StAu Wests-Tig  b Canterbury
    13-12 SFS  Syd Rstrs  b St Geo-Ill
    20-14 MRSt Melbourne  b Warriors
        
                   W D  L B Diff PT
    MELBOURNE      7 -  1 -  +55 14
    ST GEO-ILL     6 -  2 -  +86 12
    SYD RSTRS      6 -  2 -  +23 12
    CRONULLA       5 -  3 -  +58 10
    BRISBANE       5 -  3 -  +30 10
    NTH QLD        5 -  3 -   -1 10
    CANBERRA       4 -  4 -  +67  8
    MANLY          4 -  4 -   +9  8
    Canterbury     4 -  4 -  -12  8
    Parramatta     4 -  4 -  -14  8
    Souths         3 -  5 -  -33  6
    Warriors       3 -  5 -  -38  6
    Wests-Tigers   3 -  5 -  -76  6
    Penrith        2 -  6 -  -17  4
    Gold Coast     2 -  6 -  -56  4
    Newcastle      1 -  7 -  -83  2
          
    

    Judiciary News

    Rabbitohs forward George Burgess has been charged by the Match Review Committee following Friday night's clash with the Brisbane Broncos. Burgess has been charged with a grade two shoulder charge from a 63rd minute incident involving Broncos player Anthony Milford. The base penalty for this charge is 350 points. Burgess has two prior non-similiar offences in the last two years which results in a 40% loading on th charge and he has 60 carryover points for a totalcharge of 550 points. Rabbitohs forward George Burgess has taken the early guilty plea for a grade two shoulder charge arising from Friday’s game against the Brisbane Broncos. Burgess will accrue 427 points (490 x 75% plus 60) meaning he will miss four matches and have 27 carry-over points.

    U20 National Youth Holden Cup - Round 8

    v Brisbane, 5:35pm

    LOSS 16-34

    Late Changes - Henry Fuimaono and Butler were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Hawkins starts half, Blake Manowski hooker, Johnstone prop, Koloamatangi second row. Johan on the bench. Shepherd and Schaich-Wise dropped off the bench

    The NYC Rabbitohs have gone down 16 points to 34 in their ANZAC Round clash against a strong Brisbane Broncos side at ANZ Stadium tonight (Friday). The Rabbitohs team has been struck with a long line of injuries affecting the likes of key players including Cruz Topai-Aveai, Tarquinn Butler, Kalani Ili, Phoenix Hunt, Henry-Siriah Fuimaono, Malachi Morgan and a season ending injury to Josh Cook. A late change saw three debutants Dean Hawkins, Ky Rodwell and Jordan Mailata play their first Holden Cup match for the Rabbitohs. The Rabbitohs struggled in the opening minutes with the Broncos dominating in possession and continually applying pressure on Souths defence. The away team’s strength would pay off in the sixth minute and the Broncos added the first points to the board with a try to lock Keegan Hipgrave. A second try soon followed in the far left hand corner of goal and the Broncos gave themselves a comfortable 10 points to zero lead in the first 10 minutes. Once the Rabbitohs had possession they made plenty of metres up the field but couldn’t capitalize on their chances. But a penalty in front of goals for a high tackle saw the Rabbitohs pick up their speed and shift the ball along their back line to send debutant Hawkins over the line. Hawkins converted his own try and the Rabbitohs closed the gap six points to 10. The Rabbitohs held their composure and Sam Johnstone charged over line for the Rabbitohs second try for the evening. Souths came into the lead for the first time 12 points to 10 with Hawkins slotting the ball straight through the uprights in front of goal for a successful conversion. A clean intercept by Keaon Koloamatangi backed by a solid line break by Gabe Hamlin showed the team not to be underestimated despite the numerous absent starting players and the Rabbitohs went into the sheds at half time leading 12 points to 10. The Broncos came out the sheds firing in the second half and mirroring their opening performance scored in the 43rd minuted. The converted try brought the Broncos into the lead and the Rabbitohs trailed 12 points to 16. The Broncos slipped through the Rabbitohs defence for a second time and extended their lead by another six points. But the Rabbitohs didn’t give up and continued to attack in Broncos dangerous territory. But it would be the Broncos that would add another try when a classy ball handling manoeuvre by Payne Haas landed them their fifth try for the evening. The Broncos sat in a comfortable lead 28 points to 12. The Rabbitohs kept up their determination to get closer to the Broncos on the scoreboard but another try to the away team saw the hopes of catching up creep further away. The Rabbitohs Tyrone Taukamo would be the last to add points for the night scoring on the full time siren but it wouldn't be enough to catch the Broncos who finish up with a 34-16 victory.

     4 min  0-6
     9 min  0-10
    17 min  6-10
    27 min 12-10
    44 min 12-16
    51 min 12-22
    58 min 12-28
    68 min 12-34
    79 min 16-34
    
    Hawkins, Johnstone, Taukamo tries
    Hawkins 2 from 3 goals
    
    Penalities     11-7
    Scrums          5-5
    
    Final Line Up
                                     Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
    Flbk -  1 - Cordtz, Beau          80   6  1  2  1  12   -  109  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
    LWng -  2 - O’Connor, Dylan       80   4  -  -  -  10   -  107  -  -   1  -  -  -     -
    LCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  15  1  4  -  13   -  126  2  1   -  1  -  -     - (c)
    RCnt -  4 - Hiroti, Mawene        80  12  -  6  -   7   -   82  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    RWng -  5 - Taukamo, Tyrone       80   3  1  2  1  11   -  100  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
    5/8  -  7 - Leddy, Harry          80  30  -  8  -   6   1   47  1  -   5  -  -  -     -
    Half - 22 - Hawkins, Dean         80  21  -  9  1   3   -   24  -  -   6  -  1  2/3   -
    Prop -  8 - Saunders, Josh        65  36  1  1  -   8   -   61  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Hook - 17 - Manowski, Blake       38  12  -  2  -   6   -   43  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Prop - 15 - Johnstone, Sam        60  28  1  1  1  15   -  171  1  2   -  -  1  -     -
    SRow - 11 - Ta'avale, Lucky        4   5  -  2  -   1   -   10  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    SRow - 19 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  24  -  5  -  19   -  202  1  2   -  -  -  -     -
    Lock - 13 - Hamlin, Gabe          80  36  -  1  1  12   -  153  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
    
    Int  -  9 - Johan, Jake           70  34  1  7  -   3   2   30  -  1   1  1  -  -     -
    Int  - 14 - Hippi, Theo           26  20  -  3  -   7   -   54  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  - 16 - Mailata, Jordan        9   3  -  -  -   3   -   26  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  - 20 - Rodwell, Ky           48  25  1  4  -   8   -   69  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    
    TOTAL                                314  7 57  5         1417 11  7  13  2  3  2/3   -
    
    Opposition Offloads - 8
    
    Other NYC Matches
    
    36-14 Bruc Canberra   b Manly
    36-32 StAu Penrith    b Parramatta
    54-12 Town Nth Qld    b Newcastle
    52-16 Ende Cronulla   b Gold Coast
    20-20 StAu Wests-Tig  d Canterbury
    35-26 SFS  St Geo-Ill b Syd Rstrs
    36-20 SunS Melbourne  b Warriors
    
                   W D  L B Diff PT
    PENRITH        6 1  1 - +104 13
    NTH QLD        6 -  1 - +120 12 **
    ST GEO-ILL     6 -  2 -  -15 12
    CRONULLA       5 1  2 - +144 11
    BRISBANE       5 -  3 -  +46 10
    MELBOURNE      5 -  3 -  +32 10
    PARRAMATTA     4 -  4 -  +14  8
    CANBERRA       4 -  4 -   -4  8
    Newcastle      4 -  4 -  -26  8
    Gold Coast     4 -  3 -  -38  8 **
    Canterbury     3 1  4 -  -38  7
    Syd Rstrs      3 -  5 -   +5  6
    Manly          3 -  5 -  -36  6
    Wests-Tigers   2 1  5 - -144  5
    Souths         1 -  7 -  -56  2
    Warriors       - -  8 - -104  -
    
    NRL Club Championship
    
                   W D  L B Diff PT
    MELBOURNE     12 -  4 -  +87 24
    St Geo-Ill    12 -  4 -  +73 24
    Nth Qld       11 -  4 - +115 22 **
    Cronulla      10 1  5 - +200 21
    Brisbane      10 -  6 -  +76 20
    Syd Rstrs      9 -  7 -  +30 18
    Penrith        8 1  7 -  +87 17
    Canberra       8 -  8 -  +55 16
    Parramatta     8 -  8 -    - 16
    Canterbury     7 1  8 -  -50 15
    Manly          7 -  9 -  -27 14
    Gold Coast     6 -  9 -  -84 12 **
    Wests-Tigers   5 1 10 - -160 11
    Newcastle      5 - 11 - -109 10
    Souths         4 - 12 -  -91  8
    Warriors       3 - 13 - -144  6
    
    

    Reserve Grade - Intrust Super NSW Premiership Round 8

    v Warriors, North Sydney Oval, Sun Apr 23 3:00pm

    LOSS 8-24

    Late Changes - Travers, Williams and Mauala are out. Burns starts right centre, Nielsen right wing, Doueihi starts five-eighth, Kelly half, Tasi on the bench.

    The Warriors have extended their lead at the top of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW ladder, claiming a strong 24-8 victory over the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval. The opening 40 minutes of the contest were hardly fought as both teams were unable to do significant damage on the scoreboard, and it took a Tu’imoala Loholea intercept in the second half to swing the momentum of the contest. The Bears continued to work hard for field position but were unable to execute their constant attacking raids and the Warriors eventually ran away with another victory that was inspired by nifty halfback Mason Lino. Although the score did not reflect the incredible goal-line defence of the Bears, the Warriors proved too strong with their abundance of strike-power out wide. In the opening two minutes of the game, a break against the run of play from back-rower Okahifi Ogden put the Warriors in good field position to claim first points of the afternoon, however they were unable to capitalise as a Mason Lino grubber was well contained. It wasn't long before the Warriors were able to draw first blood, with Tu’imoala Lolohea finishing off a classy backline movement thanks to a well-timed cut out pass from Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad. The Warriors continued to apply constant pressure on the Bears goal line, with the acute kicking game of Mason Lino and Nicoll-Klokstad earning consecutive drop-outs. Despite the continuous attacking raids, the Bears defence held strong as the battle for field position was thoroughly against them in the opening 15 minutes. It took a while for the Bears to find some momentum in the contest after their consistent defensive efforts on their goal line, and Dane Nielson gave his team a much-needed spark with a brilliant offload to Eli Levido, only for winger to be brought down 30 metres out from the line. The Bears received a penalty for a support player being held back through the break, but were unable to take advantage with a clumsy knock-on moments later. Soon after, a penalty on the half-way line gave the Bears a small chance to earn themselves the perfect reply, and Luke Kelly stood up and delivered with a crafty show-and-go helping him cross the line. Levido converted the try and the score was set at 6-4 with just under 15 minutes remaining in the first half. The Warriors continued to dominate possession and the Bears could only hold on for so long, with the visitors finally finding a breakthrough. Bunty Afoa made a short burst down the right-hand side, before offloading to Lolohea who then found Matthew Allowed to cross for the Warriors’ second try. Lino missed his second sideline conversion the day and the score remained at 8-6 with just four minutes to play in the half. The final stages of a gritty first half soon came to an end, with the ladder leaders holding onto a slight two-point advantage. The opening sets of the second half were very similar to the first 40, with both sides looking to stamp their authority with some charging runs up the middle third. An obstruction penalty from the Warriors on their goal line allowed Levido to add another two points, drawing the game level at 8-8. Nicoll-Klokstad was having a strong game at fullback with plenty of evasive runs and threatening with the ball in hand, but failed to catch a scorching bomb and gifted the Bears a set on their goal line. The Bears earned themselves some repeat sets throughout a dominant five-minute period that saw them test the Warriors defence, but it was to no avail as Lolohea plucked an intercept and ran 90 metres to score next to the posts. Lino converted for the first time of the afternoon, claiming a much-needed 14-8 advantage after 60 minutes. The Warriors were full of confidence following the breakthrough try and they soon found themselves in perfect position for back-to-back tries after the Bears failed to clean up a bomb. It didn't take long for Lino to again be the key orchestrator in the Warriors attack, with a pin-point grubber kick allowing for Fetalaiga Pauga to score in the corner. The Bears continued to fight their way back in the contest and were determined to heavily compete in final 15 minutes of the game, and they somehow found possession after they pushed the scrum and won against the feed. Despite the resilience of the Bears, the Warriors earned themselves a final try to Albert Vete, and eventually run away with a strong 24-8 victory to continue their undefeated start to their season.

     5 min  0-4
    26 min  6-4
    33 min  6-8
    50 min  8-8
    54 min  8-14
    58 min  8-18
    72 min  8-24
    
    Kelly tries
    Levido 2 from 2 goals
    
    Penalties      9-3
    Scrums         4-2 (ATF 1-0)
    
    Final Line Up
                                     Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
    Flbk -  1 - Moceidreke, Sitiveni  80   6  -  2  -  16   2  129  1  1   -  -  -  -     -
    LWng -  5 - Levido, Eli           67   4  -  2  -   8   -   56  1  -   -  -  -  2/2   -
    LCnt -  4 - Murphy, Ed            80   8  -  1  -   9   1   77  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    RCnt - 18 - Burns, Braiden        80   7  -  1  -  11   2   84  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
    RWng -  3 - Nielsen, Dane         80   1  -  -  -  12   4  111  1  3   1  -  -  -     -
    5/8  -  6 - Doueihi, Adam         80  19  -  1  1   7   -   83  3  -   3  -  -  -     -
    Half -  7 - Kelly, Luke           80  15  -  -  1   2   -   12  -  1   9  -  1  -     -
    Prop -  8 - Rochow, Robbie        50  32  -  2  -   9   -   74  1  1   -  -  -  -     -
    Hook -  9 - Deitz, Brad           72  29  -  4  -   2   2   23  -  -   -  -  -  -     - (c)
    Prop - 10 - Tyrrell, David         7   6  -  -  -   1   -   13  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    SRow - 11 - Fuiamaono, Tyrell     80  37  1  -  -   9   3   86  1  2   -  -  -  -     -
    SRow - 12 - Cherrington, Anthony  39  31  1  -  -   4   -   42  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Lock - 13 - Whitelaw, Cheyne      80  66  1  2  -  14   -  116  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
    
    Int  - 14 - Rudolf, Toby          32  16  -  3  -  13   -  108  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  - 15 - Rogers, Piki          20  13  -  -  -   2   1   27  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  - 16 - Greinke, Brett        39  27  -  1  -   7   -   66  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
    Int  -  2 - Tautalatasi, Tasi     73  30  -  3  -  10   -  101  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
    
    TOTAL                                347  3 22  2         1207 12 10  13  -  1  2/2   -
    
    Completion Rate     - 25 / 34  74%
    
    Opposition Offloads - 4
    
    Other NSW Premiership Matches
    
    13-12 Penr Wntwrthvll  b Penrith
    19-16 Hens Wyong       b Newtown
    40-18 Woll Illawarra   b Mt Prtchrd
    30-18 Cess Canterbury  b Newcastle
    28-20 Leic Wests-Tig   b Blacktown
    
                    W D  L B Diff PT
    WARRIORS        7 1  - - +117 15
    WYONG           7 -  1 - +129 14
    MT PRITCHARD    5 1  2 -  +18 11
    NORTHS          5 -  3 -  +16 10
    ILLAWARRA       4 -  4 -  -35  8
    PENRITH         3 -  5 -  +61  6
    WENTWORTHVILLE  3 -  5 -   +9  6
    CANTERBURY      3 -  5 -  -24  6
    Newtown         3 -  5 -  -39  6
    Newcastle       3 -  5 -  -60  6
    Blacktown       2 -  6 -  -68  4
    Wests-Tigers    2 -  6 - -124  4
    
    

    NSWRL U18 SG Ball Cup - Semi-Finals

    
    BYE        (1)   Cronulla
    BYE        (2)   Parramatta
    40-18 Belm (6v3) Illawarra   b Canterbury
    22-18 Koga (5v4) Syd Rstrs   b Penrith
    
    QRL U18 Mal Meninga Cup
    
                      W D  L B Diff PT
    SOUTHERN SUBURBS  4 -  1 2  +96 12
    EASTERN SUBURBS   4 -  2 2  +72 12
    REDCLIFFE         4 -  2 2  +58 12
    WESTERN MUSTANGS  4 -  1 2  +54 12
    Central Qld       4 -  2 2  +44 12
    Northern Suburbs  4 -  2 2  +31 12
    Mackay            4 -  2 2   +2 12
    Sunshine Coast    3 -  3 2  +48 10
    Tweed Heads       3 -  2 2  +46 10
    Northern Pride    3 -  3 2   +7 10
    Townsville        3 -  3 2   -3 10
    Victoria          3 -  3 2  -14 10
    Burleigh          2 -  4 2  +13  8
    Ipswich           1 -  5 2  -64  6
    Wynnum-Manly      - -  6 2 -160  4
    Central Crows     - -  5 2 -230  4
    
    

    NSWRL U16 Matthews Cup - Semi-Finals

    
    BYE        (1)   Newcastle
    BYE        (2)   Parramatta
    30-22 Woll (6v3) Canberra    b Cronulla
    46-6  Belm (5v4) Manly       b Illawarra
    
    

    NSWRL U18 Womens 9s Tasha Gale Cup - Semi Finals

    
    BYE        (1)   Canterbury
    BYE        (2)   Illawarra
    30-12 Woll (3v6) Cronulla    b Canberra
    44-12 Koga (5v4) Penrith     b Parramatta
    
    

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