2018 NRL Premiership - Round 24

South Sydney v Canberra

Bruce Stadium

Sat Aug 25, 3:00pm

Selected Round 24 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Burns and Kennar were trimmed 24h before the match. Britt and Hiroti were 18th and 19th men.

LOSS 12-24

Blake Austin capped his final home game in Canberra with a star showing as the Raiders stunned South Sydney 24-12 at GIO Stadium. Despite trailing 12-0 after 31 minutes, the Raiders showed desire in defence and rode the surge of their play through the middle third of the field. It was just the third time the Raiders had overcome a half-time deficit this season as they gave Austin, Shannon Boyd and Junior Paulo the perfect send-off in their final home game for the club. The loss is Souths' third in a row and only the third time they have given up a lead at the break as they eye the first week of the finals with several questions hanging over their form. The Raiders went on the attack early when Austin scooped up a mistimed Adam Reynolds bomb, racing 40 metres to put the home side in the Souths half. However, the chance of being first on the board was lost with a cheap turnover by halfback Sam Williams. The mistake came back to haunt the Raiders almost immediately as the Bunnies marched down the field off the back of penalties, allowing Cody Walker to slice his way through to score his 11th try for the season. Reynolds added the extras and the Rabbitohs enjoyed a 6-0 lead after 10 minutes. Greg Inglis celebrated his return from a fractured thumb by shrugging off a Joey Leilua tackle to extend the lead to 10-0. The Rabbitohs were gifted two points soon after when Canberra bizarrely lost the scrum feed, before a penalty in the tackle allowed Reynolds to slot the easy shot from right in front for 12-0. Canberra finally cracked the Souths defensive line with a deft kick from Josh Hodgson allowing Michel Oldfield to pounce on the ball and touch down just inside the dead-ball line. The Rabbitohs went down a man early in the second half when Jason Clark was sent to the sin-bin for a professional foul off the back of a run by Austin. The Raiders made the most of the advantage with Oldfield showing good footwork at the line to score his second for the afternoon. Williams raised the flags with his conversion and the Green Machine had all the momentum. Canberra continued to show their hand, shifting the ball to the right quickly off the restart with an infield kick from Jordan Rapana nearly paying dividends. The home side earned possession at a crucial time via an Austin bomb which was knocked-on by Alex Johnston in-goal. From the resulting drop-out, Austin put Soliola into a gap with the veteran putting the Raiders in front for the first time at 16-12. Canberra continued to put their foot on the throats of the Rabbitohs as they stormed down field giving Nick Cotric the time and space to show his strength and footwork near the line before he slammed the ball down to give the Raiders a 10-point lead. Williams put the icing on the cake with a late penalty to make the final margin 12.

 9 min  6-0
17 min 10-0
26 min 12-0
30 min 12-4
53 min 12-10
64 min 12-16
70 min 12-22
79 min 12-24

Walker, Inglis tries
Reynolds 2 from 3 goals

Crowd       15,990
Referee     A.Gee/G.Reynolds

Penalities   6-10
Scrums       8-4    (ATF 1-0)

52 min Clark, Jason          10SB Professional Foul

Final Line Up
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   9  -  1  -   6   -   65  3  -   -  -  -  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Hunt, Hymel           80   3  -  -  -  12   -  123  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
LCtr -  3 - Inglis, Greg          80  15  -  -  1  17   3  199  2  -   -  -  1  -     - (c)
RCtr -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  14  -  6  -   8   1   91  1  -   1  -  -  -     - 
RWng -  2 - Graham, Campbell      80   7  -  -  -   8   -   62  3  -   -  -  -  -     - 
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  -  1  1  15   -  124  -  -   3  1  1  -     - 
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  20  3  2  -  13   -   88  1  1   7  -  -  2/3   - 
Prop -  8 - Burgess, Tom          43  18  -  6  -  11   -  121  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  50  -  2  -   7   5   62  1  -   1  -  -  -     - 
Prop - 10 - Burgess, George       52  33  2  4  -   8   -   90  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          80  22  -  2  -  11   -  123  -  2   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 12 - Crichton, Angus       80  35  1  5  -  16   1  142  2  6   -  -  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Burgess, Sam          72  44  1  7  -  10   -  100  1  1   -  -  -  -     - 

Int  - 15 - Murray, Cameron       54  35  2  6  -   9   -   80  1  2   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 16 - Clark, Jason          17  13  1  -  -   2   -   31  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 17 - Tatola, Junior        14   7  -  2  -   1   -   12  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 19 - Fuimaono, Tyrrel       -   -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 

                                     345 10 45  2         1521 17 12  12  1  2  2/3   -

Completion Rate      - 21 / 33  64%

Opposition Offloads  - 11

Effective 1st Tackles

 2 min  34m P / Reynolds kick SS Err(Crichton)
 5 min  98m SCR / Reynolds kick SS Err(Gagai) 94n / SS P(GBurgess)
 9 min   0m C Err SCR / P / P/ TRY
12 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
14 min  97m SS Err(Graham) SCR 66m / SS P(Reynolds) 97m / (C NO TRY) / SS P(Crichton)
17 min   0m C Err P / TRY
21 min  37m C 6TG SCR / SS Err(SBurgess) 4m / SS P(TBurgess)
24 min   0m C Err SCR / SS Err(AJohnston) SCR-ATF P GOAL
27 min  87m SS Err(TBurgess) SCR
28 min  96m SS Err(Inglis) 97m / SS P(SBurgess) / (C TRY)
32 min  98m KO 16m / SS P(GBurgess) 66m / SS-6TG(Graham) SCR 88m / SS-6TG(Cook)
36 min  54m SS Err(Murray)
38 min  65m DO
            C Err SCR /

half time

40 min  15m KO
42 min  10m C Err / Reynolds kick COF
44 min  19m Reynolds kick COF
46 min  24m Walker kick COF
48 min   0m C Err SCR / Gagai kick CIG
49 min  64m SS Err(Clark)
51 min  89m Walker kick 46m / SS P(Reynolds) SSP-10SB(Clark) / (C TRY)
54 min  17m KO
57 min  18m P / SS Err(AJohnston) SCR
59 min  38m Reynolds kick COF
62 min  25m C Err CR / Reynolds kick COF
63 min 100m SS Err(AJohnston)
64 min  72m DO / (C TRY)
66 min  15m KO
68 min  32m Walker kick COF
70 min 100m Cook kick SS Err(Reynold) 32m / SS-6TG(Graham) (C TRY)
73 min  95m SS-ShKO / ChOv 4m / SS P(Reynolds) 42m / SS-6TG(Inglis) SCR
77 min 100m SS Err(Crichton)
78 min 100m Sh-DO 90m / SS P(Murray) (C GOAL)
79 min  38m KO

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 52.6m - for the whole match

- 52.0m - 1st half  
- 53.0m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

22-20 Camp Wests-Tig  b Manly
36-16 MtSm Warriors   b Penrith
44-6  Town Nth Qld    b Parramatta
10-8  Robi Melbourne  b Gold Coast
22-8  SFS  Brisbane   b Syd Rstrs
38-12 Ende Cronulla   b Newcastle
38-0  Koga Canterbury b St Geo-Ill
                        
               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     16 -  7 1 +179 34
SYD ROOSTERS  15 -  8 1 +147 32
SOUTHS        15 -  8 1 +104 32
CRONULLA      15 -  8 1  +84 32
PENRITH       14 -  9 1  +50 30
ST GEO-ILL    14 -  9 1  +37 30
BRISBANE      14 -  9 1  +24 30
WARRIORS      14 -  9 1  +21 30
Wests-Tigers  12 - 11 1  -42 26
Canberra      10 - 13 1  +27 22
Newcastle      9 - 14 1 -183 20
Canterbury     8 - 15 1  -34 18
Gold Coast     8 - 15 1 -106 18
Nth Qld        7 - 16 1  -76 16
Manly          7 - 16 1  -90 16
Parramatta     6 - 16 1 -142 14
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged out of the match.

Reserve Grade - Intrust Super NSW Premiership - Round 24

v Warriors, North Sydney Oval, Sat Aug 25 3:00pm

LOSS 22-24

Late Changes - Hawkins, Britt, Am.Veamatahau were out Preece starts half, Ta'avale second row, Freebairn and Taffe added to the bench. The New Zealand Warriors have arrested a six-game losing streak to claim a stunning 24-22 victory over the North Sydney Bears and ensure their place in week one of the ISP Finals Series. Five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita was the hero for the New Zealand side, scoring the first and last tries of the match and potting the winning conversion at the death. For the Bears, who had an outside chance of jagging a play-offs place coming into the Round 24 match at North Sydney Oval, the season is over. They will be left to rue what might have been after showing extreme promise at various points of the year. The Warriors sprung out of the blocks, kicking a penalty goal in the fourth minute through Harris-Tavita to take a 2-0 lead. North Sydney seemingly hit back when hooker Billy Brittain burrowed over the line. However, the No.9 was ruled to have committed a double-movement. The grinding nature of the fixture continued as the half wore on, with the slippery turf not conducive to expansive football. After 20 minutes, New Zealand broke the try-scoring drought in unlikely circumstances. Warriors prop Ligi Sao charged down an attacking Bears kick and skilfully regathered the deflection. He then offloaded to a flying Harris-Tavita, who sprinted the best part of 70 metres to score. Harris-Tavita knocked over the conversion to push the visitors past a converted try lead. The Warriors then coughed up the ball to grant North Sydney possession deep on the attack. It took some brave scramble defence to keep the Bears at bay. But ill-discipline kept making life hard for the visitors. New Zealand found themselves down to 12 men after a string of conceded penalties, with centre Anthony Gelling sent to the sin bin. Eventually the pressure took its toll on the Warriors, as Bears halfback Kurtis Preece – deputising for playmaker Dean Hawkins – stepped his way under the crossbar. Fullback Jesse Arthars added the extras. Suddenly the Warriors were in all sorts. They kicked the ball out on the full off the restart to gift the Bears another penalty. And North Sydney made the most of it, touching down for a second time when Arthars crossed down the short-side after a lovely Connor Tracey pass. Arthars couldn’t kick the goal from the sideline; the score staying at 10-8 in favour of North Sydney. Gelling returned from the sin bin in the shadows of half-time – but the match was now on a knife’s edge following the damage the Bears inflicted in his absence. The tension was palpable in the second stanza as both teams fought valiantly for their seasons. The Bears resembled the walking wounded with a number of players going down injured in quick succession. However, it didn’t stop them posting a third unanswered try in the 57th minute. Arthars nabbed his double next to the posts and made no mistakes with the conversion to give North Sydney a 16-8 advantage. Moments later, the Warriors proved they weren’t out of the contest when hooker Karl Lawton sliced through to score. Harris-Tavita kicked the goal and the margin was just two points again. New Zealand soon snatched a slim buffer. After a succession of offloads, Harris-Tavita threw a perfect cut-out pass that gave winger Junior Pauga the space and time needed to dot down. Harris-Tavita’s goal attempt bounced off the upright but New Zealand was in front 18-16 in a heart-stopping affair. The Bears looked to have the final say when winger Nicholas Mougios athletically latched onto a cross-field kick to notch a try and edge the Bears ahead. But Harris-Tavita took matters into his own hands to decide to result, crashing over for a last-gasp four-pointer in the 78th minute before booting the goal that propelled the Warriors into the finals.

 4 min  0-2
18 min  0-8
30 min  6-8
33 min 10-8
57 min 16-8
60 min 16-14
62 min 16-18
74 min 22-18
78 min 22-24

Arthars 2, Preece, Mougios tries
Arthars 3 from 4 goals

Penalties   13-8

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Arthars, Jesse        80   1  -  1  2  13   2   86  2  -   -  -  2  3/4   - 
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Curtis      80   7  2  -  -  14   1  105  3  1   -  -  -  -     - 
LCtr -  3 - Bailey, Max           80  19  1  3  -   5   1   34  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
RCtr -  4 - Tago, Jake            80  15  2  5  -  11   2  107  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
RWng -  5 - Mougios, Nic          80   5  -  2  -   5   -   26  1  -   -  -  1  -     - 
5/8  -  6 - Tracey, Connor        80  11  -  -  1  10   -  129  1  -   9  2  -  -     - (c)
Half - 19 - Preece, Kurtis        80  22  -  3  1  10   -   86  -  -   7  -  1  -     - 
Prop -  8 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   53  22  1  3  -  14   -  120  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Hook -  9 - Brittain, Billy       80  38  2 10  -   6   5   43  -  -   3  -  -  -     - 
Prop - 10 - Leuluai, Vincent      59  23  -  3  -  13   -  112  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 14 - Ta'avale, Lucky       65  18  -  2  -   7   -   51  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 12 - Turner, Kyle          59  18  -  2  -  14   -  119  -  1   -  -  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - McIlwrick, Matt       66  27  -  3  -   9   1   82  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 

Int  - 15 - Rodwell, Ky           51  35  -  -  -  12   -  109  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 16 - Ilett, Brock          19  11  -  1  -   3   -   20  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 18 - Freebairn, Tom        16  11  -  -  -   7   -   56  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 20 - Taafe, Blake          12   -  -  -  -   4   1   15  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 

                                     283  8 38  4         1309  8  2  19  -  4  3/4   -

Completion Rate      - 33 / 41  80%

Opposition Offloads  - 17

Other Reserve Grade - NSW Intrust Premiership Matches

26-12 Bruc St Geo-Ill b Mt Prtchrd
32-12 Hens Newtown    b Wests
12-12 Layb Blacktown  d Penrith
22-14 Ring Canterbury b Wntwrthvll
BYE        Wyong
BYE        Newcastle
    
                W D  L B   F   A Diff PT
PENRITH        16 2  4 2 550 410 +140 38
ST GEO-ILL     14 -  8 2 494 414  +80 32
NEWTOWN        12 2  8 2 607 419 +188 30
CANTERBURY     13 -  9 2 537 452  +85 30
WESTS          12 - 10 2 477 473   +4 28
MT PRITCHARD   11 - 11 2 532 461  +71 26
WARRIORS       10 - 12 2 429 489  -60 24
WYONG           9 2 11 2 501 579  -78 24
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Blacktown       8 2 12 2 476 496  -20 22
Wentworthville  9 - 13 2 436 583 -147 22
Norths          7 2 13 2 479 532  -53 20
Newcastle       5 2 15 2 379 589 -210 16

U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Round 21

v Warriors, 1:30pm

LOSS 6-30

Late Changes - Taafe, Preece, O'Brien were out. Mitsias started fullback, French centre, Hayman five-eighth, Brown half, Soloa prop, Hodge and Campbell added to the bench.

 3 min  0-4
17 min  6-4
24 min  6-10
52 min  6-16
60 min  6-20
66 min  6-24
69 min  6-30

Allan tries
Hayman 1 from 1 goals

Final Line Up -
                                 Min  T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Mitsias, Johnny       70  -  -     - 
LWng -  2 - Allan, Kane           64  1  -     - 
LCtr -  3 - Chan-Foon, Maila      45  -  -     - 
RCtr - 19 - French, Matthew       70  -  -     -
RWng -  4 - Abou-Gaida, Ethan     70  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Hayman, Kieran        70  -  1/1   - 
Half -  7 - Brown, Treymaine      70  -  -     -
Prop - 15 - Soloa, Jubilee        34  -  -     - 
Hook -  9 - Cook, Josh            70  -  -     - (c)
Prop - 10 - Casson, Luke          38  -  -     - 
SRow - 11 - Whittaker, Lennox     70  -  -     -
SRow - 12 - Frain, Justin         70  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Griffin, Jayden       53  -  -     - 

Int  - 14 - Callaghan, Bryn       20  -  -     - 
Int  - 17 - O'Meley, Jake         27  -  -     - 
Int  - 18 - Hodge, Luke           21  -  -     - 
Int  - 20 - Campbell, Caleb       48  -  -     - 

                                      1  1/1   -

Other U20 - NSW Jersey Flegg Matches

18-14 Bruc Mt Prtchrd b St Geo-Ill
42-10 Ende Cronulla   b Wests-Tig
20-10 Brok Penrith    b Manly
30-18 Ring Canterbury b Parramatta
BYE        Syd Rstrs
BYE        Newcastle

               W D  L B   F   A Diff PT
NEWCASTLE     17 -  3 1 648 348 +300 36
CRONULLA      15 2  3 1 526 369 +157 34
PENRITH       14 -  6 1 426 313 +113 30
MT PRITCHARD  14 -  6 1 448 386  +62 30
SYD ROOSTERS  11 1  8 1 536 476  +60 25
PARRAMATTA    11 -  9 1 536 414 +122 24
CANTERBURY    10 - 10 1 454 348 +106 22
ST GEO-ILL     7 1 12 1 441 465  -24 17
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Manly          7 - 13 1 381 520 -139 16
Warriors       6 - 14 1 326 489 -163 14
Norths         4 - 16 1 332 611 -279 10
Wests-Tigers   2 - 18 1 240 555 -315  6


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