29th August 2018
First trip to the Canberra for 4 years started out with the team looking looking good after 25 minutes. But the big Canberra team wore us down when we cotinued to offer cheap ball to them. This was our third loss on the trot. It all but ended our chances on winning the minor premiership with third or fouth place most likely. Results have fallen our way so we almost certainly will make the Top 4.
Reynolds 200 Grade games
Congratulations to Adam Reynolds who played his 200th senior grade premiership game with South Sydney. He debuted back in NYC or U20s in 2009 where he helped take our NYC team to a maiden grnd final in 2010. Looking forward to many more to come.
Bears Reserve Grade bow out
After being able to sneak into the finals for the last few weeks, the Bears had to win and had hit the lead with 6 minutes to go. But had defeat snatched out of the jaw of victory when the Warriors scoring in the dying minutes ending te Bears season on the back of narow 2 point loss. It was year that the team did not live up to expectations. Top try scorer was Conner Tracey with 12 with Dean Hawkins the season top point scorer with 121.
Bears Flegg season comes to a end
A disappointing season came to a end, after the teams 9th straight loss, where the team couldn't stop the opposition scoring 30 points in each of those 9 games. John Cook and Tyrone Taukamo were the season top try scorers with 8 tries a peice. With Keiren Hayman the top point scorer with 68 points.
Ban the flying head butt
Another tackle where a player leading with the head injures another player. Its time for the NRL to crackdown on this deliberate or accident ploy of injuring a opposition player. The damage being done to the ball carrier is significant with broken jaw the result in most cases. We saw Sam Burgess face broken in a similar incident in the 2014 grand final. Its a clear case of dangerous contact or reckless tackle tecnique making contact with the head in a flying head butt style tackle, where the tackler is not looking what he is doing or a the person he is tackling. The NRL need to come down hard on this and rub it out of the game.
Round 24 - Stat Attack
Statistically it was a shocking game. Completion dropped to 64% from 74% last week. Our second worst all year. Errors dropped to 17 from 10 last week. Our worst all year. We gave away 10 penalties up from 6 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle dropped to a disasteous level of 52.6m from 33.4m last week. Our worst all year. Our missed tackles dropped to a horrid level of 45 missed tackles from 39 last week. Opposition offloads increased to 12 from 9 last week.
Looking at our left side defence - Hunt-Inglis-Walker-Sutton (0-0-1-2) was improved to 3 from 9 missed tackles last week. On the right side Graham-Gagai-Reynolds-Crichton (0-6-2-5) was dropped to 13 from 12 missed tackles last week week. Ruck defence TBurgess/Tatola-Cook-GBurgess/Clark-SBurgess/Murray (8-2-4-13) was dropped to 27 from 15 missed tackles last week.
Our go forward improved to 1521m from 1489m last week. Tom Burgess, Sutton, Sam Burgess, Clark, Tatola, Inglis, Gagai and Hunt made 10+m per run. Crichton, Sutton, Tom Burgess, Sam Burgess, Inglis, Hunt and Walker making 100+m in the match. Defensively Cook was our best in the tackling raking up 50 tackles. Clark, Inglis, Graham and Hunt didn't miss a tackle.
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