2018 NRL Premiership - Round 25

South Sydney v Wests-Tigers

Stadium Australia

Thu Aug 30, 7:50pm

Selected Round 25 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Fuimaono and McIlwrick were trimmed 24h before the match. Burns and Tatola were 18th and 19th men.

WIN 51-10

South Sydney have rack up 50 points as they tune up for finals football once again in their impressive 51-10 victory over the Wests Tigers on Thursday night at ANZ Stadium. The Rabbitohs' slick back-line had a chance to make a statement to the other seven teams heading into the September finals - and they didn't disappoint. The speed that Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker are able to get the ball to their back five, who are full of pace, brought big smiles to the fans and coaching staff. Wingers Campbell Graham and Robert Jennings benefited with a try each, while fullback Alex Johnston went under the posts late after being held up earlier by opposite No.1 Moses Mbye. Graham almost grabbed a second when he chased a Walker kick but he grounded it on the dead-ball line. Even both the Rabbitohs halves scored. Reynolds ended up with a personal input of 21 points from a try, eight goals and a field goal. But everything seems to be working swimmingly. Souths made 110 runs more than the Tigers, more than double the post-contactmetres and completed at 79per cent. They also most 47 tackle-breaks to 12 and nine line breaks to none. Benji Marshall kicks set-up both Tigers tries in the first half, to Chris Lawrence (3rd minute) and David Nofoaluma (22nd). Jennings kept up his perfect score 18 tries from as many games by scoring in the 16th minute down that Rabbitohs lethal left edge. It was a warm welcome back after four weeks out with a hamstring injury. Souths' other try was Angus Crichton receiving a lovely pass from his No.9 Damien Cook in the 30th minute. The lead changed four times in the opening 40 with five tries in total before the Rabbitohs settled on a 22-10 half-time lead. It was South Sydney that delivered the 'coach killer' for Wests Tigers Ivan Cleary just 10 seconds before the siren. Rabbitohs five-eighth Walker scored beside the posts after a Greg Inglis burst in the previous play. It put a comfortable six-point lead for Souths out to a worrying 12 points. In the second half, it was all Souths with five unanswered tries. The first was from a halfway line sweaping plan that had Gagai making break down the sideline and passing to Graham to score out wide in the 49th minute. Burgess left the field in the 55th minute after grabbing at his hamstring after completing a tackle om Benji Marshall. Then for a 15 minute period the Rabbitohs machine kicked in and blitzed the Tigers for 4 unanswered tries. The first in the 65th minute saw Reynolds break through the line and run unapposed for a try. Two minutes later saw John Sutton make a break in the middle of the field and pass to Alex Johnston in support who cored under the posts. Four minutes later saw Tom Burgess crash over next the posts. Then three minutes later saw Sutton make a break again and scoe uder the posts. Jason Clark playing in his last regular season was given the opportunity to kick for first ever goal which he conversted taking the score to 50. The icing was put on the cake when Adam Reynolds kicked a late field goal to rub salt into the wounds. The victory got Anthony Seibold's men out of the doldrums by snapping a three-match losing streak and briefly put them into second spot on the NRL ladder behind Melbourne. The hamstring injury to Sam Burgess took the gloss off the win. Seibold said, "Sam is fine. He could have gone back on towards the back end of the game but I just thought it was important to give him a spell same with Greg. I brought Greg off early and then [Damien] Cooky with five or so minutes to go," Seibold said. "It's just a matter of giving those guys a rest and I didn't think they needed to go back on because of the scoreline." "He's a bit battered and bruised these last few weeks." The match was one to savour for Rabbitohs' fans which well and truly avenged their loss in round 19. Their backline did enough to suggest their title dreams are alive once again. If the Roosters beat the Eels on Saturday night, Souths merely shift back to third position with no danger of dropping out of the top-four. But their hefty 41-point win sounds an ominous warning to their Bondi Junction rivals who they are destined to meet in week one of the finals.

 3 min  0-6
16 min  6-6
20 min  8-6
23 min  8-10
30 min 14-10
36 min 16-10
39 min 22-10
49 min 26-10
65 min 32-10
67 min 38-10
71 min 44-10
74 min 50-10
79 min 51-10

Jennings, Crichton, Walker, Graham, Reynolds, A.Johnston, T.Burgess, Sutton tries
Reynolds 8 from 9, Clark 1 from 1 goals
Reynolds fieldgoal

Crowd       12,037
Referee     A.Klein/A.Gee

Penalities   7-6
Scrums       5-2

Final Line Up
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   -  -  -  1  15   1  177  1  1   -  -  1  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Jennings, Robert      80   2  -  -  1  16   1  151  -  1   -  -  1  -     - 
LCtr -  3 - Inglis, Greg          68   9  -  2  -  15   -  165  -  -   -  1  -  -     - (c)
RCtr -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  15  -  2  1  14   1  150  -  -   1  1  -  -     - 
RWng -  2 - Graham, Campbell      80   3  -  -  -  13   -  176  -  -   -  -  1  -     - 
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  15  -  1  -  16   -   94  2  1   3  1  1  -     - 
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  10  -  2  1  13   -   72  1  -  12  -  1  8/9   1 
Prop -  8 - Burgess, Tom          48  25  1  1  1  11   -  106  1  -   -  -  1  -     - 
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          75  32  -  2  -   7   6   65  -  1   -  1  -  -     - 
Prop - 10 - Burgess, George       48  29  1  1  -  14   -  159  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          80  20  1  1  2  16   -  173  -  2   -  2  1  -     - 
SRow - 12 - Crichton, Angus       80  26  3  -  1  19   -  169  1  -   -  -  1  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Burgess, Sam          53  24  -  1  -  18   -  189  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 

Int  - 14 - Hunt, Hymel           12   2  -  -  -   4   -   34  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 15 - Murray, Cameron       54  23  -  -  -  20   -  191  -  1   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 16 - Clark, Jason          27   9  -  -  -   7   -   58  -  -   -  -  -  1/1   - 
Int  - 17 - Britt, Dean           16   3  -  -  -   4   -   58  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 

                                     247  6 13  8         2197  8  7  16  6  8  9/10  1

Completion Rate      - 33 / 42  79%

Opposition Offloads  - 3

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min   4m KO
 2 min  65m P / NO TRY SS Err(AJohnston) 41m / SS P(Crichton) / (WT TRY)
 4 min  12m KO
 6 min   9m Reynolds kick COF
 8 min  55m Reynolds kick 3m / SS P(TBurgess)
11 min  16m SCR / Reynolds kick COF
13 min  40m SS Err(Reynolds) SCR
16 min   0m P / TRY
20 min   0m P GOAL
22 min  64m SS P(Crichton) / (WT TRY)
24 min   8m KO
26 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
28 min  40m Reynolds kick SS P(Sutton)
30 min   0m P / TRY
34 min   0m P / Walker kick CIG
36 min   0m P GOAL
38 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
39 min   0m WT Err / TRY

half time

41 min  12m Reynolds kick COF
42 min   7m Reynolds kick COF
45 min  20m SS P(GBurgess)
48 min  38m WT Err SCR / Reynolds kick COFIG
49 min   0m WT Err / TRY
52 min  54m SS Err(SBurgess)
53 min  27m Reynolds kick
56 min  21m SS Err(Walker) SCR
58 min   0m WT Err SCR / Walker kick CIG
60 min  23m Walker kick NO TRY DIG
62 min  43m Reynolds kick ChDn / SS Err(TBurgess)
64 min   0m WT Err SCR / Reynolds kick CIG
65 min   0m TRY
67 min   0m TRY
70 min   5m Gagai kick
71 min   0m WT-6TG / TRY
74 min   0m Sh-KO WT Err SCR / P / TRY
77 min   8m ChOv
79 min   0m FIELDGOAL
80 min  76m SS Err(Graham) 60m SS P(Crichton)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 18.0m - for the whole match

- 19.6m - 1st half  
- 16.7m - 2nd half  

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22-16 MRSt Penrith    b Melbourne
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               W D  L B   F   A Diff PT
SYD ROOSTERS  16 -  8 1 542 361 +181 34
MELBOURNE     16 -  8 1 536 363 +173 34
SOUTHS        16 -  8 1 582 437 +145 34
CRONULLA      16 -  8 1 519 423  +96 34
PENRITH       15 -  9 1 517 461  +56 32
BRISBANE      15 -  9 1 556 500  +56 32
ST GEO-ILL    15 -  9 1 519 472  +47 32
WARRIORS      15 -  9 1 472 447  +25 32
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Wests-Tigers  12 - 12 1 377 460  -83 26
Canberra      10 - 14 1 563 540  +23 22
Newcastle      9 - 15 1 414 607 -193 20
Canterbury     8 - 16 1 428 474  -46 18
Nth Qld        8 - 16 1 449 521  -72 18
Gold Coast     8 - 16 1 472 582 -110 18
Manly          7 - 17 1 500 622 -122 16
Parramatta     6 - 18 1 374 550 -176 14
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged out of the match.

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