2018 - The Cyber View from the Hill

25th April 2018

Souths triumphant return to Gosford

In a 4 year absence Souths made a trumphant return to the Central Coast. It was a game where we blew the opposition off the part, as we starting seeing the master plan of Anthony Seibold starting to fall into place. His plan to to spread the ball early is opening up room up the middle. It was used to great effect against the bigger Raiders forwards. We are now well placed after Round 7 with 8 points in the bank and 9 more wins to make the finals.

Twins power

Tom and George Burgess are looking like the twins of 2014. They are setting a platform that paving the way for the team. Their go forward is making a huge difference. George looks like he has enjoyed the off season break which has allowed his hip injury to mend. While Tom is stepping out of the shadow of Sam and George. Looking forward to more.

Chan-Foon and Manowski step up

U18s are over and two of SG Ball cup boys are stepping up into U20s. First Chan-Foon last week and Manowski this week. Both have been strong performers and now we will watch with interest in the impact they make at the next level.

Women Powering along

Well its 5 from 5 after the girls powered over the Bears team at Erskensiveille Oval on the week. It has now setup a mouth watering clash with fellow competition leaders Mt Pritchard whihc will be held before the Souths first grade clash at ANZ.

Great ANZAC Jersey Honor Roll

This weekend the club pays tribute to the 340 players who have served in World War I and World War II. These players form the clubs Honor Role, from players who participate in all grades and affilaite clubs. Some like Fred Darmody, Johnno Stuntz and Jack Lennox gave the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them - Lest We Forget.

Round 7 - Stat Attack

Statistically it was strong performance, but we fell away in the back 10 minutes of each half. Completion rates improved to 85% from 83% last week. Errors were steady at 8 again this week. We gave away 12 penalties again this week. Souths Effective 1st tackle dropped to a average level of 32.0m from 29.9m last week. But was in a very good range 22.5m for the first 30 minutes of each half. Our missed tackles was again steady in a average level of 29 missed tackles this week. Opposition offloads increased to 13 from 8 last week.

Looking at our left side defence - Jennings-Inglis-Walker-Sutton (1-1-1-1) was improved to 4 from 6 missed tackles last week. On the right side Kennar-Gagai-Reynolds-Crichton (1-4-4-4) was dropped to 13 from 12 missed tackles last week. Ruck defence TBurgess/Nicholls-Cook-GBurgess/Tatola-SBurgess/Clark (3-1-3-3) was improved to 10 from 11 last week.

Our go forward this week dropped to 1621m from 1742m last week. Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, Cook, Sutton, Nicholls, Tatola, Inglis, Kennar, Walker and Johnston made 10+m per run. Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, Crichton, Cook, Inglis and Gagai making 100+m in the match. With Sam Burgess making 200+m for the match. Defensively Cook was our best in the tackling raking up 36 tackles. Only Tatola didn't miss a tackle.

Signing off for another week - the midweek Cyber View from the Hill