2018 NRL Premiership - Major Semi-Final

(3v6) South Sydney v St George-Illawarra

Stadium Australia

Sat Sep 15, 7:50pm

Reynolds scoring undering the posts

Selected Semi-Final Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Burns and Nicholl were trimmed 24h before the match. Tracey and Tatola were 18th and 19th men.

WIN 13-12

Still nursing a suspect shoulder from a week ago, Adam Reynolds kicked three field goals against the Dragons at ANZ Stadium on Sunday to boot the South Sydney Rabbitohs into the NRL preliminary final. In a bizarre final 10 minutes where the lead changed three times, Reynolds emerged the Rabbitohs hero and in doing so a third match in the 2018 Telstra Premiership Finals Series has been decided by one point. He kicked his first in the 70th minute and then followed with one-pointers in the 77th and 79th minutes to make this victory one for the club's folklore. On the night that celebrated the Sydney 2000 Olympics opening at the same venue 18 years ago, it seemed almost that long since the Rabbitohs played in a NRL preliminary final. But after the searing physical game, Anthony Seibold's men played eight days ago in their 29-28 loss to the Storm, some doubted they would have the spark needed to subdue the Dragons still on a high after their 30-point win over the Broncos last weekend. With Souths trailing 10-2 and the Red V were well and truly on top, Reynolds pumped some energy back into the fatigued legs of the Rabbitohs with a try under the black dot in the 59th minute, then a penalty in the space of four minutes. All of a sudden scores were level at 10-10 and momentum had swung 180 degrees. Ben Hunt failed with a field goal attempt in the 69th minute but Reynolds succeeded with his a minute later and with 10 minutes left on the clock it was 11-10 to the Rabbitohs. Reynolds had scored all his team's points at that stage, and in doing so had collated 200 points for the fourth time in his seven-year first-grade career. But he wasn't done for the evening. After the Dragons grabbed back the lead through a Zac Lomax penalty goal Ė he kicked four-from-four in Widdop's absence Ė Reynolds nailed his second field goal to level scores (12-12) and then kicked the game winner. Immediately after doing so, Reynolds headed to the western side grandstand where the South Sydney members were seated. He didn't care there was still 15 seconds on the clock. After trading penalty goals early, the two sides settled into the arm wrestle. It stayed 2-2 until Hunt scored a fine 35th-minute individual try because the South Sydney defenders were keeping an eye on Tyson Frizell to the halfback's right. That allowed Hunt to accelerate through a little gap for his first try in seven weeks Ė and a very welcome one at that. The Dragons took a slim 8-2 lead into half-time. But the way the Telstra Premiership Finals series has been going, with two games already decided by a point, it could have been a season-defining lead. The joint venture team also had a 100% record of winning all 12 games this year when they led at half-time. But in the opening minute of the second half, they lost hat-trick hero from last weekend over the Broncos in Sims, with a right knee injury. He spent the rest of the match on crutches on the sideline. Reynolds was the iceman in the largely frantic sudden-death clash, kicking well throughout and scoring all his side's points and snapping three field goals from as many attempts Ė two in the final four minutes. "Without the big boys through the middle laying a platform, Cam Murray coming up with a big play with a one on one [strip], those sort of moments don't happen," Reynolds said. South Sydney back-rower Angus Crichton vomited four times throughout Saturday nightís game as he continues to struggle to overcome a virus that has almost left him without voice for the past 10 days. "Iíve been crook the last couple of weeks," Crichton said. "Iím a bit rattled but mate, I was never going to miss that game. We got the win and thatís all that matters. Iíll worry about how Iím feeling later.

 9 min  2-0
22 min  2-2
35 min  2-8
53 min  2-10
55 min  8-10
59 min 10-10
69 min 11-10
76 min 11-12
77 min 12-12
79 min 13-12

Reynolds try
Reynolds 3 from 3 goals
Reynolds 3 fieldgoals

Crowd       48,188
Referee     G.Sutton/B.Cummins

Penalities   7-8
Scrums       3-5

Final Line Up
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   3  -  -  1  11   2  129  1  -   1  -  -  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Jennings, Robert      80   2  -  -  -  12   -  123  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
LCtr -  3 - Inglis, Greg          80  16  1  2  -  12   2  103  1  -   1  -  -  -     - (c)
RCtr -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  18  -  2  -  15   5  151  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
RWng -  2 - Graham, Campbell      80   8  -  1  -   9   -   99  2  -   -  -  -  -     - 
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  1  2  -  15   -  109  -  1   2  -  -  -     - 
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  13  -  5  -   8   -   41  2  2  14  -  1  3/3   3 
Prop -  8 - Burgess, Tom          54  35  -  3  -  17   -  175  -  1   -  -  -  -     - 
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  42  -  4  -  12  10  156  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Prop - 10 - Burgess, George       37  16  1  1  -  11   -  111  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          76  23  -  5  -  17   1  134  1  1   -  -  -  -     - 
SRow - 12 - Crichton, Angus       80  30  3  4  1  13   -  108  -  2   -  1  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Burgess, Sam          65  35  -  4  -  17   -  154  1  2   -  -  -  -     - 

Int  - 15 - Murray, Cameron       56  32  1  -  -  19   -  195  -  2   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 16 - Clark, Jason          24  25  1  1  -   5   -   41  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 17 - Britt, Dean            8   1  -  -  -   3   -   50  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 
Int  - 14 - Hunt, Hymel            -   -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     - 

                                     319  8 34  2         1889 10 11  20  1  1  3/3   3

Completion Rate      - 30 / 12  71%

Opposition Offloads  - 6

Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  25m Reynolds kick
 2 min  52m P / SS Err(SBurgess) SCR
 4 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
 7 min   0m P / Walker kick CIG
 9 min   0m P GOAL
12 min   0m P / Reynolds kick CIG
13 min  48m NO TRY SS P(Crichton)
15 min   4m Cook kick
17 min  45m SS Err(Walker) SCR
19 min  21m Reynolds kick COF
21 min 100m SS Err(Sutton) 97m / SS P(Murray) (SI GOAL)
23 min   9m KO
25 min  71m Reynolds kick COF 11m / SS P(Crichton)
27 min  95m SS Err(Inglis) SCR
30 min  35m SI Err SCR / Reynolds kick COF 8m / SS P(Inglis)
32 min  12m Reynolds kick COF
34 min  37m P / Reynolds kick DIG / (SI TRY)
37 min  18m KO
39 min  65m SS P(Clark)
            SI Err

half time

40 min  15m KO
43 min  10m SCR / SI-6TG SCR / SS Err(Graham) SCR
45 min  35m Walker kick Inglis kick COFIG
47 min  68m Reynolds kick COF 20m / SS P(Crichton)
50 min 100m SI Err / Reynolds kick OOF 57m / SS-6TG(Clark) 90m / SS P(Crichton) (SI GOAL)
54 min  12m KO
55 min   0m SI Err / TRY
59 min   0m Reynolds kick P GOAL
61 min   0m Reynolds kick CIG
62 min   0m Cook kick CIG
64 min  18m SS Err(Reynolds)
65 min   6m Reynolds kick COF
67 min  81m SS Err(jennings) / (SI NO FIELDGOAL)
69 min   0m FIELDGOAL
71 min  22m AJohnston kick COF
74 min  12m P / ChOv
75 min 100m SS Err(Graham) 85m SS P(Walker) (SI GOAL)
76 min  40m Sh-KO SS Err(GBurgess)
77 min   0m SI Err / FIELDGOAL
78 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
79 min   0m FIELDGOAL

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 30.5m - for the whole match

- 36.5m - 1st half  
- 25.1m - 2nd half  

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Judiciary News

South Sydney Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis has been charged with a grade one dangerous contact - head/neck charge in his sides' semi-final match against the St George Illawarra Dragons for a tackle in the 31st minute. The base penalty for this charge is 100 points. Greg has since taken the early guilty plea reduces the offence to 75 points. Meaning his is free to play next week.

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