2018 - The Cyber View from the Hill

5th September 2018

Top 4 secured and a Tune Up for the Finals

With our full backline back together again, Souths put on a dominate display tobounce backinto the winners list. We completely dominated the Tigers who fell away as we ran riot. It was a important result to give the team confidence and for them to get their cobwebs out of their system for finals fottball. Now off to Melbourne to break that hoodoo.

A Mean Lean GI

See Greggy back on the field this week has been a sight for sore eyes. He has lost a lot of of uppe body mass due to his broken thumb. But seems to have been good as he looks so much fitter, faster and refreshed ready for finals football with his legs injury having a good recovery period as well.

The Rabbitoh Way Returns

What a sight for saw eye when Souths today announced a return of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in reserve grade and Jersey Flegg U20s Cup. It is a monumental decision that will have far reachingeffects for ou future as we go back to be being a standalone club in our feeder system. The Rabbitoh Way has returned from U16s through to First Grade. Looking forward to the return to Redfern Oval for our lower grades.

We need tougher Salary Cap breach penalties

Another year another setof Salary Cap breach dramas, and still no end in sight for stopping team breaking the rules. We need to increase the penalties gainst players, player managers and the clubs. One good step forward in teh new reform is that the NRL clubs will signoff off on Third Party Agreements, along with the players and their player agents. The NRL now wants to see all offers being made to see if any shonky deals are being done. But we also need to address the breach situations better. A standard setof Salary Cap penalties need to apply to all breaches. such as

  • players stood down immediately for 12 months
  • player managers deregistered immediately for 3 years
  • loss of 1 competition point for every $25k breach
  • double the breach reduction in their future Salary Cap for 5 years
  • double the breach $ fine taken out of the future grant
  • any breach above $100k results in a loss any title won between the year of breach the the present

    Breaches also need to be announced on regular dates. Such as Mar 1, Jun 1, Aug 1 and Nov 1.

    Round 25 - Stat Attack

    Statistically it was a outstanding game. Completion improved to 79% from 64% last week. Errors improved to 8 from 17 last week. We gave away 6 penalties down from 10 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle improved to a great level of 18.0m from 52.6m last week. Our best all year. Our missed tackles dropped to a outstanding level of 13 missed tackles from 45 last week. Opposition offloads improved to 3 from 12 last week.

    Looking at our left side defence - Jennings-Inglis/Hunt-Walker-Sutton (0-2-1-1) was dropped to 4 from 3 missed tackles last week. On the right side Graham-Gagai-Reynolds-Crichton (0-2-2-0) was improved to 4 from 13 missed tackles last week week. Ruck defence TBurgess/Britt-Cook-GBurgess/Clark-SBurgess/Murray (1-2-1-1) was improved to 5 from 27 missed tackles last week.

    Our go forward improved to 2197m from 1521m last week. Our best all year. George Burgess, Sutton, Sam Burgess, Alex Johnston, Inglis, Gagai and Graham made 10+m per run. Murray, Sam Burgess, Crichton, Sutton, George Burgess, Tom Burgess, Alex Johnston, Jennings, Graham, Inglis and Gagai making 100+m in the match. Defensively Cook was our best in the tackling raking up 32 tackles. Crichton, Murray, Clark, Britt, Hunt, Alex Johnston, Jennings and Graham didn't miss a tackle.

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