Sat Sep 15, 7:50pm
Reynolds scoring undering the posts
Selected Semi-Final Teams
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CyberView from the Hill - This Week
Burns and Nicholl were trimmed 24h before the match. Tracey and Tatola were 18th and 19th men.
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 Other First Grade Matches BYE (1) Syd Rstrs BYE (2) Melbourne 21-20 SFS (4v5) Cronulla b Penrith
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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Other U20 - NSW Jersey Flegg Matches 26-22 Leic (3v1) Cronulla b Mt Prtchrd 30-26 Leic (2v4) Penrith b Newcastle
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