2017 NRL Premiership - Round 22

South Sydney v St George-Illawarra

Sydney Cricket Ground

Fri Aug 4, 6:00pm

Selected Round 22 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Gosiewski and Graham were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Tyrrell was 18th men. Jennings has been ruled with a late injury, Souths have obtained permission from the NRL for Graham to rejoin the squad and will make his debut.

WIN 26-24

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have won a dramatic, come-from-behind clash with the St George Illawarra Dragons 26-24 at the SCG for Round 22 of the NRL Telstra Premiership. The South Sydney Rabbitohs Rabbitohs looked to add another chapter to their rich rivalry against the St George Illawarra Dragons on the historic SCG turf, with 18-year-old Souths Junior Campbell Graham making his NRL debut in front of a crowd of 12,312. Two early mistakes by the Dragons handed over plenty of possession to the Red and Greens, however a ruck penalty would give the Red V a good opportunity to post first points, and would do so through Jason Nightingale in the 9th minute thanks to a Gareth Widdop cut out pass. The English five-eighth would convert to give the Dragons a 6-0 lead after ten minutes. A penalty for a strip from the kick off would give the Saints further territory and they looked to extend their lead through Joel Thompson, only for a Widdop pass to be called forward. Winger Jason Nightingale looked to diffuse a cross-field bomb by Adam Reynolds, however he losing his footing he was bundled out to touch, and on the next set the Red and Greens would hit back through Alex Johnston sweeping out the back, bringing his season tally to 17 tries. Reynolds would convert to get even up the scores with just under a quarter of the game completed. Bryson Goodwin’s experience on the wing would shine through as he tip-toed the sideline to catch a Gareth Widdop penalty kick to touch, while also adding some flair with a reverse flick pass to Johnston. Some ad lib play by the Dragons on their own line a few sets later would backfire as they lost possession, however they would absorb the Rabbitohs’ advances to their try line. They would fail to do so on the next set however, with some clever ball playing by John Sutton and Johnston sending Damien Cook over the line for his second try of the season. Adam Reynolds’ conversion would bounce off the uprights and sail over the black dot, giving the Red and Greens a 6-point lead with 15 to go in the first half. The Dragons would suffer a blow with Josh Dugan being sent from the field due to an ankle injury immediately afterwards. Bryson Goodwin’s efforts would continue as he produced a try saving play after Dragons fullback Matt Dufty made a break off a Tyson Frizell offload, and failed to get the final pass away after Goodwin got a hand onto the ball, knocking it on. It was all in vain however, as Thompson would make amends and get his four pointer from a Josh McCrone cross-field kick after video confirmation. Gareth Widdop would convert the try to make the scores even once again. Frizell continued to prove himself a handful for the Rabbitohs’ defence with late offloads, and after creating some overlaps, the Red and Greens would be in a bigger hole after captain Sam Burgess was sent to the sin bin for tackling Frizell without the ball. The Dragons would break the deadlock with a penalty goal, however they would extend their lead further with less than a minute on the clock, taking advantage of the difference in numbers with another cross field kick from McCrone, this time taken by Dugan’s replacement, Kurt Mann. Widdop would miss the conversion, holding onto a slender 6 point lead at the break. The second stanza would begin in poor fashion as Adam Reynolds would kick the ball out on the full after the first set of play, however the Dragons failed to capitalise after knocking the ball on, handing the Rabbits a seven-tackle set. A Damien Cook kick and regather nearly paid off for the away side on fifth tackle, however a stray pass afterwards saw the Dragons regain possession. Gareth Widdop would return serve with a kick out on the full of his own just a few sets later, and a penalty for a slow peel would allow the Rabbitohs to cleverly wind down the clock by taking a penalty goal. Reynolds would kick the goal to get his team within four points. Burgess’ return would be welcomed as he fed a short ball to Cody Walker, which nearly saw Johnston grab his second try from a chip kick, only for fullback Matt Dufty to recover the ball at the last second. Both teams continued to try and get over one another with some hard running and strong defence, while the kicking game from both halfbacks kept the wingers and fullbacks on high alert. A penalty from a Jake Marketo crusher tackle would break the flow of play and give the Rabbitohs the field position they needed to give themselves the lead, however they would fail to capitalise with a stray pass from Adam Reynolds bouncing out of play. Tensions became heated as Marketo and Cody Walker exchanged pleasantries, and after a Josh McCrone kick pinned Alex Johnston behind the in-goal, the Dragons would try to continue piling on pressure, however this time Johnston was able to take the ball on the full, earning his side a seven-tackle set. Goodwin would again prevent another try scoring opportunity for the Dragons after Kurt Mann broke through the line and kicked for an inside runner, only for the experienced Rabbitoh to take the ball and ground it behind the posts. The pressure continued to mount on the Rabbitohs as the Dragons near-perfect kicking game earned them back to back repeat sets, and it would be too much for the Red and Green defence, with Nene MacDonald scoring the first try of the second half in the 70th minute. Widdop then nailed his third sideline conversion of the night, giving the home side a ten-point advantage. The Rabbitohs looked to stage a fightback with an ad lib passage of play seeing John Sutton put the ball on the line, and with Adam Reynolds conversion, it was game on with less than five minutes to go and the Rabbitohs down by just four points. The never give up attitude of the Red and Greens paid off when they crossed over just a few minutes later to even the scores with Alex Johnston sweeping across field to find Bryson Goodwin on the left wing. Adam Reynolds lived up to his title as one of the competitions’ sharpshooters by landing the sideline conversion, giving Souths a famous victory at the SCG.

 9 min  0-6
15 min  6-6
22 min 12-6
33 min 12-12
37 min 12-14
39 min 12-18
46 min 14-18
69 min 14-24
75 min 20-24
76 min 26-24

Johnston, Cook, Sutton, Goodwin tries
Reynolds 5 from 5 goals

36 min Burgess, Sam       10SB Tackling a potential try scorer without the ball

Crowd       12,312
Referee     B.Cummins / D.Munro

Penalities   2-6
Scrums       5-3

Final Line Up
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   3  -  1  1  16   1  173  -  1   -  2  1  -     -
LWng -  2 - Goodwin, Bryson       80   5  -  2  2  15   2  154  1  1   2  -  1  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Fuimaono, Tyrell      80  13  -  4  -  13   4  150  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Hunt, Hymel           80  17  -  4  -   7   -   85  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
RWng - 22 - Graham, Campbell      80   6  -  1  -  15   1  119  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  2  6  2   8   -   91  1  -   4  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  11  -  5  -   6   -   44  1  1  14  -  -  5/5   -
Prop -  8 - Burgess, Tom          29  19  1  1  -   9   -  114  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Hook -  9 - Damien Cook           70  42  -  4  1  13   6  116  1  2   1  1  1  -     -
Prop - 10 - Musgrove, Zane        46  29  -  4  -  12   -  133  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          56  25  -  1  1   8   1   78  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
SRow - 12 - Crichton, Angus       71  33  1  3  -  14   -  136  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Lock - 13 - Burgess, Sam          71  34  1  4  -  18   -  177  -  -   -  -  -  -     - (c)

Int  - 14 - Farah, Robbie         19  10  -  1  -   2   2   18  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 15 - Burgess, George       30  17  -  3  -   7   -   96  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 16 - Turner, Kyle          30  27  1  2  -   4   -   41  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 17 - Murray, Cam           50  39  -  2  -   8   -   87  -  -   -  -  -  -     -

TOTAL                                350  6 48  7         1810  8  7  21  3  4  5/5   -

Completion Rate      - 31 / 41  81%

Opposition Offloads  - 11

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  10m KO
 2 min   8m SI Err SCR / Goodwin kick COF
 4 min  14m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Walker) SCR
 6 min  36m Reynolds kick
 7 min  78m Reynolds kick 30m / SS P(Crichton) / (SI TRY)
11 min  45m KO 8m / SS P(SBurgess)
14 min   8m SI Err / Reynolds kick COF
15 min   0m SI Err SCR / TRY
17 min  90m Reynolds kick COF 18m / SS P(Walker)
19 min  10m SI Err / Reynolds kick COF
21 min   4m SI Err SCR / Reynolds kick
22 min   0m TRY
25 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
27 min  22m Reynolds kick ChOv
29 min  15m Reynolds kick COF
31 min  10m Walker kick COF
32 min  78m 6TG(Graham) SCR / (SI TRY)
35 min 100m KO 15m / SS P(Turner) 40m / SS P(SBurgess) (SI GOAL)
38 min 100m KO 18m / (SI TRY)

half time

40 min  71m Reynolds kick OOF
43 min  18m Cook kick SS Err(Cook)
46 min   0m SI Err / P GOAL
47 min   7m Reynolds kick COF
49 min  35m Walker kick COFIG
50 min  15m Walker kick
52 min   8m Reynolds kick
54 min  30m Goodwin kick
55 min  13m Walker kick
60 min  18m SCR / P / SS Err(HHunt) SCR
62 min  55m SS Err(Farah) SCR
63 min  69m DO
65 min  51m Reynolds kick COF 20m SS P(Walker)
67 min  67m DO
69 min  75m DO / (SI TRY)
71 min  15m KO
73 min  20m SS Err(Farah)
75 min   0m SI Err / TRY
76 min   0m TRY
78 min   2m Reynolds kick COF

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 31.4m - for the whole match

- 33.6m - 1st half 
- 29.2m - 2nd half 

Other NRL Matches

20-4  StAu Parramatta b Canterbury
26-8  Town Melbourne  b Nth Qld
26-10 NISC Newcastle  b Warriors
54-0  Robi Brisbane   b Gold Coast
30-12 Ende Canberra   b Cronulla
36-18 Brok Manly      b Syd Rstrs
28-14 Penr Penrith    b Wests-Tig

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     16 -  4 2 +178 36
SYD RSTRS     14 -  6 2  +65 32
BRISBANE      13 -  7 2 +138 30
CRONULLA      13 -  7 2  +85 30
PARRAMATTA    13 -  7 2  +12 30
NTH QLD       12 -  8 2  +44 28
MANLY         12 -  7 2  +41 28
PENRITH       11 -  9 2  +51 26
St Geo-Ill    10 - 10 2  +73 24
Canberra       9 - 11 2  +43 22
Souths         7 - 13 2  -68 18
Warriors       7 - 13 2  -80 18
Canterbury     7 - 13 2 -109 18
Gold Coast     7 - 13 2 -126 18
Wests-Tigers   5 - 15 2 -162 14
Newcastle      4 - 16 2 -181 12
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.

U20 National Youth Holden Cup - Round 22

v St George-Illawarra, Sydney Football Stadium, 3:45pm

WIN 38-16

Late Changes - no one was trimmed 24 hours before the match. Graham, Kolomatangi and Mougios are out. Hiroti starts at centre.

The Rabbitohs ran away with it late to claim a crucial 38-16 win over the Dragons in the Holden Cup that keeps their finals hopes alive. They might have started the game with an error from the kick-off but it didn't take long for the Rabbitohs to click into gear with winger Tyrone Taukamo latching onto a terrific ball to score in the corner. The good times kept rolling for the Bunnies when Siosifa Talakai spun out of several would-be tackles to score an outstanding individual try to make it 12-0 after 15 minutes. Just when it looked like momentum was starting to swing the Dragons' way, Souths extended their lead when Dean Hawkins found a hard-running Gabe Hamlin back on the inside who powered over to make it 18-0. With less than a minute left on the clock in the first half, the Dragons received a huge boost heading into half-time when No.9 Joe Lovodua spotted a gap around the ruck and burrowed over from close range to cut the gap to 12 points. The main break did little to halt the Dragons' momentum with the Red V making the most of back-to-back penalties to further eat into lead courtesy of a try to bench forward Hayden Lomax only for Jackson Willis to miss the easy shot at goal. Wayne Collins's men continued to dominate the second-half proceedings and they were rewarded for their territorial advantage when Jason Gillard crashed over in the right corner to make it a two point game. It seemed only a matter of time until the Dragons would hit the front but their spirited comeback was stopped in its tracks by a piece of individual brilliance from Harry Leddy who scooted from dummy-half, turned the fullback inside out and touched down in the corner to complete the 50-metre effort. That proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back as Souths extended their lead through Dean Hawkins to seal the result before Beau Cordtz put the cherry on top with a solo try two minutes from full-time.

 5 min  6-0
14 min 12-0
25 min 18-0
39 min 18-6
46 min 18-10
55 min 18-16
61 min 24-16
67 min 30-16
71 min 32-16
78 min 38-16

Taukamo, Talakai, Hamlin, Leddy, Hawkins, Cordtz tries
Hawkins 7 from 7 goals

76 min Taukamo, Tyrone     10SB Repeat Infringements

Penalities     8-10

Final Line Up
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Cordtz, Beau          80   4  -  1  2  16   2  150  1  -   1  -  1  -     -
LWng -  2 - Reweti, Jalen         80   4  1  1  -  15   -  135  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt - 18 - Hiroti, Mawene        80   7  -  3  -  13   -  147  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - O’Connor, Dylan       80  11  1  1  -  17   -  170  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - Taukamo, Tyrone       76   4  2  2  2  14   -  163  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  9 - Manowski, Blake       53  22  -  2  -   9   1   83  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Hawkins, Dean         80  16  -  1  1   8   1   62  -  -  11  2  1  7/7   -
Prop -  8 - Fuimaono, Henry       48  18  -  1  -   9   -   97  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
Hook -  6 - Leddy, Harry          80  18  1  5  1  12   7  128  2  -   -  1  1  -     -
Prop - 15 - Johnstone, Sam        66  30  3  1  -   8   -   88  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
SRow - 11 - Talakai, Siosifa      80  13  -  2  1  17   -  162  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
SRow - 12 - Ta'avale, Lucky       75  34  -  3  -   7   -   75  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Lock - 13 - Hamlin, Gabe          80  31  -  1  1  11   -  145  1  -   -  -  1  -     - (vc)

Int  - 10 - Ili, Kalani           24  22  1  4  -   1   -   15  -  -   -  -  -  -     - (c)
Int  - 14 - Butler, Tarquinn       5   2  -  -  -   2   -   18  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 16 - Rodwell, Ky           25  22  -  6  -   2   -   16  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 17 - Saunders, Josh        26  21  1  1  -   3   -   30  1  -   -  -  -  -     -

TOTAL                                279 10 35  8         1683  8  -  12  3  6  7/7   -

Opposition Offloads - 4

Other NYC Matches

36-14 StAu Parramatta b Canterbury
50-6  Town Nth Qld    b Melbourne
70-4  NISC Newcastle  b Warriors
36-34 Robi Brisbane   b Gold Coast
58-22 Ende Cronulla   b Canberra
38-32 Brok Syd Rstrs  b Manly
38-12 Penr Penrith    b Wests-Tig

               W D  L B Diff PT
CRONULLA      17 1  2 2 +442 39
PENRITH       13 2  5 2 +208 32
ST GEO-ILL    13 -  7 2  +20 30
NTH QLD       12 -  8 2 +176 28
PARRAMATTA    12 -  7 2  +99 28
NEWCASTLE     11 1  8 2  +50 27
MANLY         11 -  9 2  +68 26
BRISBANE      11 -  9 2  +54 26
Gold Coast    10 1  9 2  -40 25
Souths         9 2  9 2  +24 24
Syd Rstrs      8 1 11 2  +48 21
Melbourne      8 - 12 2 -142 20
Canberra       8 - 12 2 -107 20
Canterbury     5 2 13 2 -198 16
Wests-Tigers   3 2 16 2 -364 12
Warriors       3 - 17 2 -338 10

NRL Club Championship

               W D  L B Diff PT
CRONULLA      30 1  9 4 +517 69
Penrith       24 2 14 4 +259 58
Parramatta    25 - 15 4 +111 58
Nth Qld       24 - 16 4 +220 56
Brisbane      24 - 16 4 +192 56
Melbourne     24 - 16 4  +34 56
Manly         23 - 17 4 +109 54
St Geo-Ill    23 - 17 4  +93 54
Syd Rstrs     22 1 17 4 +113 53
Gold Coast    17 1 23 4 -166 43
Souths        16 2 22 4  -44 42
Canberra      17 - 23 4  -54 42
Newcastle     15 1 24 4 -131 39
Canterbury    12 2 26 4 -311 34
Warriors      10 - 30 4 -418 28
Wests-Tigers   8 2 30 4 -526 26

Reserve Grade - Intrust Super NSW Premiership Round 22

v Wests-Tigers, Leichhardt Oval, Sat Aug 5 3:00pm

WIN 42-10

Late Changes - Graham, Rogers are out. Mociedreke starts centre, Tyrrell prop, Cherrington lock, Mauala and Whitelaw on the bench.

A career-best five-try performance from winger Tautalatasi Tasi has propelled the North Sydney Bears to an easy 42-10 win over the Wests Tigers in their Intrust Super Premiership NSW match at Leichhardt Oval this afternoon. North Sydney's win secured their place in this year’s finals series and was set up by a first-half attacking blitz that put the contest well out of reach of the young Tigers outfit. The Bears wasted no time in getting going, scoring in just the third minute. After a repeat set from a goal-line dropout, a left-side shift late in the tackle count found Tasi, who finished off the movement to burst through two defenders to score the opening try. Norths then extended the lead seven minutes later at the end of a penalty set when another left-side spread saw a sweet Luke Kelly pass send centre Sitiveni Mocidreke away for the visitors’ second try. Eli Levido converted for a 10-0 Bears lead. With a welter of early possession in the first 20 minutes, the Bears continued on their merry way in the 19th minute when half Luke Kelly stepped through the Tigers defence from close range to score an easy solo try. Levido added the extras for a 16-0 Bears lead. Following a Tigers turnover six minutes later, a simple backline spread through the hands saw Tasi score his second try in the corner. Levido again converted from touch and Norths led 22-0. By this stage, the Bears were making line-breaks almost at will – switching play to the right edge from the restart set for centre Ed Murphy to burst into the clear and send Lebanese international winger Abbas Miski on a 45-metre diagonal run to score. Levido again added the extras and Norths had a commanding 28-0 lead. North Sydney should have scored from the set following the next restart, with Murphy dropping the ball in goal when finishing off an extended second-phase play through multiple hands. However, the Bears made amends on their next attack six minutes from half-time when hooker Brad Dietz made a half-break from close range down the left-hand blind side, before putting in a grubber kick in goal for Tasi to pick up the ball unopposed and complete a first-half hat-trick for a 32-0 Norths lead – which the Bears took to the break. The first half ended on a fiery note when Bears back-rower Jack Gosiewski was sin-binned by referee Damien Brady for a late hit on Tigers interchange half Will Kitt that sparked an all-in melee. Starting the second half with 12 men didn’t stop the Bears adding to their tally, however. A last-tackle grubber kick down the left four minutes into the second stanza took a ricochet off the Tigers defence for Mocidreke to pick up and pass to Tasi for his fourth try in the corner. Levido converted from touch to blow the Bears lead out to 38-0. The Tigers finally got on the board 13 minutes into the second half when – on the back of a penalty set – fullback Christian Yassmin finished off a neat left-side raid to score in the corner for a 38-4 Norths lead. After a long break by Tigers prop Ava Seumanufagai saw Yassmin in support get caught just short by Levido in cover, an ensuing flurry of penalties to the Tigers gave the home side enough sets for bench forward Wes Lolo to crash over and score. Luke Garner converted to move the Tigers into double figures at 38-10 with 20 minutes to play. As the match wound down in the closing stages, Tasi’s red-letter day was not done yet. A late Bears backline movement with 12 minutes left saw chain passing through the hands find Tasi – who did the rest to bag his fifth try in the left corner and round out the handsome 42-10 Norths victory.

 3 min  4-0
 9 min 10-0
18 min 16-0
24 min 22-0
26 min 28-0
32 min 32-0
43 min 38-0
52 min 38-4
60 min 38-10
67 min 42-10

Tasi 5, Miski, Mociedreke, Kelly tries
Levido 5 from 8 goals

38 min Gosiewski, Jack       10SB Striking

Penalties       8-9


Final Line Up
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Levido, Eli           80   2  -  2  -  11   -   86  -  -   -  2  -  5/8   -
LWng -  2 - Tasi, Tautalatasi     80   9  -  -  4  18   1  195  -  1   -  -  5  -     -
LCnt - 17 - Mociedreke, Sitiveni  80  15  -  3  1   8   -   80  -  -   -  1  1  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Murphy, Ed            80   9  -  1  2  10   2  132  1  1   -  1  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - Miski, Abbas          80   4  -  1  -  16   -  179  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Doueihi, Adam         80  10  1  -  -   5   -   27  -  -   8  2  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Kelly, Luke           80  11  -  1  1   4   -   28  1  -   7  -  1  -     - (vc)
Prop - 18 - Tyrrell, Dave         55  26  1  -  -  10   -  107  -  -   1  -  -  -     -
Hook -  9 - Dietz, Brad           68  22  1  1  1   2   1   12  -  -   -  1  -  -     - (c)
Prop - 10 - Clark, Jason          42  13  -  1  -  11   -   80  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
SRow - 11 - Britt, Dean           72  21  1  1  -  15   -  160  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
SRow - 12 - Gosiewski, Jack       71  23  2  3  -   8   -   74  1  -   1  1  -  -     -
Lock - 19 - Cherrington, Anthony  67  27  2  1  -  13   -  123  -  1   -  -  -  -     -

Int  -  8 - Mauala, Fred Jnr      38  18  -  -  -   6   -   66  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 13 - Whitelaw, Cheyne      25  12  1  1  -   6   -   55  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 15 - Freebairn, Tom        17   6  -  1  -   6   1   68  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
Int  - 16 - Rudolf, Toby          18  17  -  -  1   2   -   58  -  -   -  -  -  -     -

TOTAL                                245  9 17 10         1531  5  5  17  8  8  5/8   -

Completion Rate     - 31 / 37  84%

Opposition Offloads - 8

Other NSW Premiership Matches

54-26 Belm Canterbury  b Newtown
28-24 Brok Blacktown   b Wyong
BYE        Warriors
BYE        Penrith
BYE        Mt Prtchrd
BYE        Wntwrthvll
BYE        Illawarra
BYE        Newcastle

                W D  L B Diff PT
WYONG          15 1  4 2 +177 35
WARRIORS       11 3  5 3  +96 31
PENRITH        11 1  7 3 +233 29
CANTERBURY     11 2  7 2  +74 28
NORTHS         10 1  8 3  +34 27
MT PRITCHARD    9 2  8 3  +23 26
WENTWORTHVILLE  9 - 10 3  +80 24
ILLAWARRA       9 - 10 3  -90 24
Newcastle       8 1 10 3  -32 23
Newtown         6 1 12 3 -123 19
Blacktown       6 - 13 3 -144 18
Wests-Tigers    4 - 15 3 -328 14


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