Sat Feb 23, 6:00pm
Selected Trial Teams
CyberView from the Hill - Last Week
CyberView from the Hill - This Week
Tracey and Knight were out. Ta'avale, Taafe, Mougios and Tautaiolefua were added to the bench. There were a large number of changes for the first twenty minute period, when the original started selected team came on in the second quarter.
Match was played in four 20 minute quarters. The South Sydney Rabbitohs have fought a tough contest against the Penrith Panthers at the Metricon High Performance Centre in Redfern Oval at the John Sutton Testimonial Match. Wearing their brand-new home jersey for the 2019 season, the Red and Greens had a number of players making their Redfern Oval debut, including Cody Walker, Dane Gagai and Damien Cook, with others making their unofficial debut with the Club such as Corey Allan and Cory Denniss. As the match opened up, so did the heavens, with a downpour of rain adding to a nervous start to the match for the home side. The Panthers showed determination early on, charging down a Dean Hawkins kick then forcing a drop out within the first few minutes of the match. The resulting pressure saw their hooker Sione Katoa diving from dummy-half to open the scoring, with James Maloney converting the try to give the Panthers the lead after 6 minutes. Young fullback Corey Allan turned the momentum by showing great awareness to prevent a James Maloney 40/20 attempt, before an incorrect play the ball penalty by the Panthers gave the Rabbitohs prime territory to strike. A clever Dean Hawkins grubber forced a line-drop out, but the ball was lost from front-rower Junior Tatola on the ensuing set. The Panthers took advantage with the added possession, successfully contesting a last-tackle bomb as five-eighth Jarome Luai threw the ball to an unmarked Reagan Campbell-Gillard to score, with Maloney converting the try. Two penalties in a row for Penrith saw them nearly go over again, only for young winger Mawene Hiroti to recover the ball from a Panthers' backline shift. With a Waqa Blake error giving further possession to the men in Cardinal and Myrtle, the first quarter ended with two opportunities gone begging with Mark Nicholls being held up and Campbell Graham deemed to have dropped a Hawkins grubber over the line. A trademark Sam Burgess hit forced an error on resumption, with the likes of Cook, Walker, Gagai, Thomas Burgess and Alex Johnston on the field to add some impact. There was plenty of feeling between the two sides, particularly between the outside backs with Allan and Blake forging themselves in a running battle. All of a sudden, the first try of the night for the Rabbitohs then came from the most unlikely situation. John Sutton found himself with the ball on last tackle from a hospital pass, with the man of the moment spiralling a last-tackle bomb, which was knocked on by the Panthers and toed ahead by Campbell Graham for his winger Jacob Gagan, who pounced on the ball just before the dead ball line to score a memorable try. Gagan then bagged his double with just seconds left on the clock, with great lead up work by Johnston, Cook and Walker to keep the ball alive and open space on the edges to get the winger his second of the night, and bring the Red and Greens back into the contest at half-time. It was far from the most ideal start for the second half for both teams as they exchanged errors in their first sets of the match. Despite plenty of enthusiasm, errors continued to cruel the match from the younger contingent of both sides on the field. The Panthers looked to be mounting possession and pressure, but despite forcing two drop-outs from the Red and Greens, it was all alleviated as they lost the ball soon after. The mountain men then seemed to take advantage of a mountain of possession, with handy offloading lending Tyrone May a try in the dying stages of the third quarter. Jed Cartwright added the extras to extend the lead. It was an adventurous final quarter, with Dean Hawkins running on last tackle early on and slipping the ball to front-rower Tom Amone, only for the ball to be called forward in an exciting passage of play. The Panthers earned another set of six with a Rabbitohs hand knocking down a pass, and after a knock-on in the air from Cory Denniss, the scores extended through bench forward Paea Pua putting the ball down a few sets later. The Panthers struck again in the shadows of fulltime, but the Rabbitohs would not go down without a fight, particularly with youngsters Corey Allan, Dean Hawkins, Mawene Hiroti and Tom Amone continuing to challenge the Panthers in every facet of the match to give their side any advantage they could. Despite the loss, the overall occasion of the match was a resounding success, with over 4000 patrons attending the match despite torrid weather. The night concluded with speeches from Rabbitohs General Manager of Football Shane Richardson and John Sutton, who was presented with the match ball.
4 min 0-6 13 min 0-12 33 min 4-12 38 min 8-12 59 min 8-18 66 min 8-24 76 min 8-28 Gagan 2 tries Hawkins 0 from 2 goals Crowd 4,111 Referee B.Cummins/T.Roby Scrums 6-5 Penalities 4-1 Final Line Up - Min Tac Pe MT LB Rn DR m Er OL K TA T G/A FG Flbk - 2 - Allan, Corey 80 6 - 1 - 6 - 39 1 - - - - - - LWng - 5 - Denniss, Cory 60 6 - 1 - 3 - 10 - - - - - - - LCnt - 5 - Gagan, Jacob 40 2 1 - 2 5 - 56 - - - - 2 - - RCnt - 4 - Graham, Campbell 60 9 - 1 - 6 - 54 1 - - - - - - RWng - 20 - Hiroti, Mawene 60 3 - 1 - 3 - 15 2 - - - - - - 5/8 - 18 - Sironen, Bayley 60 29 - 2 - 2 - 15 - - - - - - - Half - 21 - Hawkins, Dean 65 8 - - - 5 - 40 2 - 3 - - -/2 - Prop - 8 - Tatola, Junior 61 28 - 3 - 6 - 46 1 1 - - - - - Hook - 9 - Brittain, Billy 35 11 - 2 - 5 2 34 1 - 1 - - - - Prop - 14 - Nicholls, Mark 60 21 - 1 - 4 - 26 1 - - - - - - SRow - 11 - Sutton, John 40 9 - - - 2 - 9 - - 1 - - - - (c) SRow - 15 - Turner, Kyle 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Lock - 17 - Kennedy, Rhys 48 25 - 1 - 4 - 24 - - - - - - - Int - 1 - Johnston, Alex 20 - - - - 6 - 74 1 - - - - - - Int - 3 - Gagai, Dane 20 4 - - - 5 1 55 - - - - - - - Int - 6 - Walker, Cody 20 6 - - - 2 - 7 - - 3 2 - - - Int - 9 - Cook, Damien 20 10 - - - 4 2 37 - - 1 - - - - Int - 10 - Burgess, Tom 20 7 - - - 5 - 38 1 - - - - - - Int - 12 - Burgess, Sam 20 4 - - - 5 - 53 - - - - - - - Int - 13 - Murray, Cameron 20 15 - - - 5 - 37 - 1 - - - - - Int - 12 - Alatipi-Butler T. 40 19 - 1 - 2 - 21 - - - - - - - Int - 19 - Johns, Jack 40 12 - 1 - 2 - 17 1 - - - - - - Int - 10 - Amone, Tom 31 21 - - - 5 - 66 - - - - - - - Int - 16 - Ta'avale, Lucky 35 17 - 2 - 2 - 17 1 1 - - - - - Int - - Tautaiolefua, James 20 6 - - - 1 - 11 1 - - - - - - Int - - Taafe, Blake 25 8 - 1 - 3 - 28 1 - - - - - - Int - - Mougios, Nic 40 2 - - - 1 - 4 - - - - - - - 288 1 18 2 833 15 3 9 2 2 -/2 - Completion Rate - 14 / 26 54% Effective 1st Tackles 20 min 17m Pe Err SCR / SS Err(TBurgess) 22 min 58m Hawkins kick COF 18m / SS P(Gagan) 26 min 1m P / Walker kick 27 min 2m Cook kick 30 min 0m P / Hawkins kick CIG 31 min 21m SS Err(Johnston) SCR 33 min 0m Sutton kick Walker kick TRY 35 min 6m Walker kick 38 min 0m P / TRY half time 40 min 71m SS Err(Tatola) SCR 42 min 4m Pe Err SCR Hawkins kick COF 46 min 13m P / SS Err(Brittain) 48 min 96m Pe Err SCR SS Err(Graham) SCR 26m / SS 6TG(Hawkins) 50 min 70m DO 51 min 65m DO 53 min 46m Pe Err SCR / Brittain kick DIG 56 min 96m Pe Err SCR SS Err(Hiroti) 81m / SS 6TG(Johns) 58 min 65m DO / (Pe TRY) 60 min 15m KO 62 min 77m SCR / SS Err(Hawkins) SCR 49m / SS 6TG(Tautaiolefua) 65 min 93m SS Err(Hiroti) SCR / (Pe TRY) 71 min 6m Pe Err / SS Err(Allan) 72 min 45m Pe Err / SS Err(Taafe) 74 min 90m SS Err(Taavale) SCR 75 min 93m Pe Err SCR / SS Err(Nicholls) 78 min 12m KO Pe Err SCR Average effective 1st tackle location - 43.1m - for the whole match - 11.7m - 1st half - 62.0m - 2nd half Other Trial Matches 12-6 Glng Warriors b Melbourne (Feb 22) 28-22 Bega Canberra b Canterbury (Feb 23) 22-16 Suns Nth Qld b Gold Coast 18-10 Woll St Geo-Ill b Newcastle 28-22 Ende Cronulla b Manly 26-12 Koug Brisbane b Wynnum
No one was charged out of the match.
U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Trial
v Penrith, 4:00pm
MacDonald and Taulafo dropped off the bench. Match was played in two 35 minute halves Running out in their new-look kits, the Jersey Flegg side put in a strong defensive performance in their trial match against the Penrith Panthers, but it was their opponents who would score first with prop forward Spencer Leniu crashing over in the ninth minute. While the Red and Greens had a number of chances to hit back, strong defence from the Panthers prevented a counter-attack, with penalties and errors halting momentum from either side in the opening quarter. The contest continued to go back and forth, with the Rabbitohs continually probing but unable to get through the Panthers’ defence, until five-eighth Lachlan Ilias sidestepped through to score under the posts after a group of sets on the Penrith line. Penrith struck again just minutes from the break as fullback Dane Laurie swept on an offload to score. Rabbitoh Nick Mougios nearly got a try himself through an acrobatic effort but was deemed to be out of the field of play as the Red and Green went into the sheds down by one try. But Penrith would extend their lead with bench player Glen McGrady going over for a quick-fire double after a highly contested opening ten minutes of the second stanza. The points continued for the Panthers as winger Tom Farr scored in the corner from a drop-out, with the Rabbitohs seeming to be luckless throughout the match, unable to bring in any momentum. The dour affair seemed to continue with the Panthers laying on another two tries in the dying stages of the match. Despite the unrelenting effort from the new-look men in Red and Green, they eventually were bested by a Penrith outfit with plenty of experience.
4 min 0-4 25 min 4-4 31 min 4-8 39 min 4-12 41 min 4-16 47 min 4-20 66 min 4-24 68 min 4-28 69 min 4-32 Ilias try no goals attempted Scrums 6-8 Penalties 5-3 Final Line Up - T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Tautaiolefua, James - - - LWng - 2 - Mougios, Nic - - - LCnt - 4 - Angianga, Tallis - - - RCnt - 3 - Er, Volkan - - - RWng - 5 - Allan, Kane - - - 5/8 - 6 - Ilias, Lachlan 1 - - Half - 7 - Taaffe, Blake - - - (c) Prop - 8 - Mastroiami, Aiden - - - Hook - 9 - Griffen, Jayden - - - Prop - 10 - Manowski, Aiden - - - SRow - 11 - Aluni-Chanfoon, Maila - - - SRow - 12 - Fepuleai, Josh - - - Lock - 13 - Iti, Iiayah - - - Int - 14 - Puru, Luke - - - Int - 15 - French, Matt - - - Int - 16 - Bain, Luke - - - Int - 17 - Stowers, Augustine - - - Int - 18 - Frasca, Jack - - - Int - 20 - Akauola, Cameron - - - Int - 2 - Ong, Myden - - - Int - 3 - Siaosi Kalolo, F. - - - Int - 6 - Zaurini, Marc - - - Int - 7 - Gibson, Ezra - - - Int - 8 - Ngere, Joe - - - Int - 9 - Goggins, Michael - - - Int - 11 - Alipate, Jack - - - Int - 12 - Piukana, Tevita - - - 1 - -
NSWRL U18 SG Ball Cup Round 3
v Penrith, Redfern Oval, Sat Feb 23 2:00pm
Late Changes - Bijorac, Sassine and Shum-Cottrell are out. Mapapalangi starts on the wing, Savage at 5/8 and Manning on the bench. It was a heartbreaking finish to a match filled with plenty of memorable moments for the UNE SG Ball (18s) side, falling short by four points against the Penrith Panthers in a grinding contest. The side looked to make inroads with some early shifts of the ball as the field began to dry up, with the match looking to go back and forth. Both sides went penalty for penalty in the opening quarter, with the Rabbitohs heading down field and scoring the first try of the match as captain Peter Mamouzelos dived over from dummy-half in the thirteenth minute, with the conversion unsuccessful. As the heavens opened a slew of penalties against the Cardinal and Myrtle gave the mountain men a chance to score, but the defensive pressure from the home side prevented any tries from getting in. Similarly, the young Rabbitohs failed to get over the line through a number of lost opportunities despite being given chances to roam upfield through penalties. That was until the Red and Green finally saw a chance to scores again with Mamouzelos diving over for his double with just less than ten to go in the half. Halfback Bradley Zampech added the extras to give his side a 10-nil lead. An error twenty metres from the line saw the Panthers strike with less than two minutes left in the half, with bench forward Reece Alderton going down next to the posts, and with the try converted it was a two-point game into the break. The second half saw the Rabbitohs start strongly, with their first set gaining 80 metres, and then forcing an error from the Panthers just short of the try-line. Strong on-line defence shut down any chance of Penrith from scoring in the middle of the half, but the pressure mounted by the Panthers eventually saw them crash over next to the posts through Braiden Magele with the conversion successful giving them the lead. And Penrith struck again immediately as a penalty from the kick-off allowed Alderton to get his double through a number of offloads, taking an eight-point lead into the last twenty minutes. Just as the Panthers were looking to gain even more ascendency, the Rabbitohs hit back through back rower John Dodds, with Zampech adding the extras to close the gap to two points. An enthusiastic set from the kick-off, which saw a number of half-breaks, offloads and kicks resulted in a line-drop out, but just as the Red and Green were seemingly coming back, an obstruction call to go against the side. With the rain providing extra drama to the contest, an error 20 metres from the Rabbitohs’ try line gave the side a whiff of a comeback, only for the ball to be placed down, with a late penalty goal to the Panthers only adding salt to the wounds.
10 min 4-0 16 min 10-0 33 min 10-6 48 min 10-12 53 min 10-18 56 min 16-18 67 min 16-20 Mamouzelos 2, Dodds tries Zampech 2 from 2, Savage 0 from 1 goals Scrums 6-6 Penalties 5-8 Final Line Up - M T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Aldridge, Logan 70 - - - LWng - 5 - Meredith, Daylen 70 - - - RCnt - 4 - Malu, Salesi 70 - - - RCnt - 3 - Parnell, Byron 70 - - - RWng - 17 - Mapapalangi, Krystain 70 - - - 5/8 - 6 - Savage, Kaylib 57 - -/1 - Half - 7 - Zampech, Bradley 70 - 2/2 - Prop - 8 - Taumoepenu, Tevita 49 - - - Hook - 9 - Mamouzelos, Peter 70 2 - - (c) Prop - 10 - Olsen, Ben 42 - - - SRow - 11 - Gleeson, Langi 70 - - - SRow - 12 - Dodds, John 70 1 - - Lock - 13 - Black, Kye 52 - - - Int - 14 - Lloyd, Benjamin 41 - - - Int - 16 - Fua, Tioata 23 - - - Int - 24 - Gale, Lachlan 28 - - - Int - 22 - Manning, Evan - - - - 3 2/3 - Other U18 Matches 20-20 Cabr Parramatta d Manly 32-32 Colg Illawarra d Balmain 66-6 Prth Cronulla b West Coast 25-18 StJn Newcastle b Syd Rstrs 18-8 Masc Canberra b Norths 14-12 Belm Canterbury b Victoria 28-12 Kanw C Coast b Wests BYE St George W D L B Diff PT ST GEORGE 2 - - 1 +50 6 CANTERBURY 3 - - - +32 6 MANLY 2 1 - - +22 5 PARRAMATTA 2 1 - - +14 5 C COAST 2 - 1 - +32 4 CRONULLA 1 - 1 1 +28 4 CANBERRA 2 - 1 - +26 4 PENRITH 2 - 1 - -2 4 Balmain 1 1 1 - +26 3 Illawarra 1 1 1 - +24 3 Newcastle 1 - 2 - -7 2 Souths 1 - 2 - -8 2 Wests 1 - 2 - -10 2 Syd Rstrs 1 - 2 - -11 2 Norths - - 2 1 -28 2 Victoria - - 3 - -14 - West Coast - - 3 - -152 -
NSWRL U16 Matthews Cup Round 3
v Penrith, 12:40pm
Late Changes - Jang is out. Kaho starts at second row, Cottrell lock, Taliai on the bench On an overcast day at the Rabbitohs’ spiritual home ground, the UNE Harold Matthews (16s) side kicked-off the match-day celebrations with a big 30-18 win against the Penrith Panthers, who were sitting above the Red and Green in second position on points difference before the match. Penalties and errors marred the contest in the early stages, with both sides giving up possession and territory due to ill-discipline. Prop forward Izayah Tuigamala was busy both with the ball in hand and in defence, laying the platform for his side and forcing a number of errors, but it seemed like the bounce of the ball was going against the Rabbitohs, with a number of attacking opportunities gone begging. But the young men in Cardinal and Myrtle continued to ask questions of their opponents, but again it was the lack of handling from both sides which was the biggest talking point of the first half. The drought of points ended as Penrith kicked a penalty goal in the fifteenth minute through five-eighth Jake Hay. The downpour continued as the Panthers earned a penalty from the ensuing kick-off, which then saw Hay stroll through the line to score next to the points, despite an unconvincing put-down. But the bounce of the ball would finally go the way of the Rabbitohs as possession went back the way of the Red and Green from the kick-off, and five-eighth Emmanuel Di Bartolo earning a line-drop out from a grubber-kick. It wasn’t pretty, but the team got on the board through prop Davvy Moale who dived over from dummy-half, with the conversion unsuccessful. Strong defence saw another forced error right on the Panthers’ line, which then allowed another front-rower, this time Hennessy Ofria-Hunt, barge through the line from a tap-kick, giving the side the lead with two minutes left in the half. A lazy penalty on the stroke of half-time undid the strong work, allowing the Panthers to lock up the scores at the break. Another slew of penalties opened up the second half, with the Panthers again kicking a penalty to open the scoring through Hay. After settling their nerves, the young Rabbitohs clicked into gear with uncompromising defence, and although Ofria-Hunt was put on report for dangerous contact, the enthusiasm and rallying from his teammates saw winger Luca Ace-Nasteski and halfback Joseph Nohra both score tries in a matter of minutes to give the side a handy lead heading into the last quarter of the match. Defence was the theme for the final stages of the game, with Penrith receiving numerous penalties and scoring opportunities only for the Red and Green to deny them any chances through a committed display. Soon after hooker Ratu Vesikula caught the Panthers defence napping, scoring a trademark try as the side continued to probe the Panthers’ defence, but despite a sin-binning, Penrith took advantage of an intercept to see centre Jesse Buchan score a late try. But the Rabbitohs snatched the victory as Moale scored his second, this time following his fellow front rowers in barging over under the posts.
16 min 0-2 19 min 0-8 22 min 4-8 26 min 10-8 29 min 10-10 33 min 10-12 38 min 16-12 42 min 22-12 49 min 26-12 53 min 26-18 58 min 30-18 Davvy 2, Ofria-Hunt, Ace-Nasteski, Nohra, Vesikula tries Nohra 3 from 4, Di Bartelo 0 from 2 goals Scrums 3-2 Penalties 3-6 Final Line Up - M T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Suaalii, Joseph 60 - - - (c) Wing - 2 - Mocevakaca, Joshua 60 - - - Cntr - 3 - Ka, Terrell 60 - - - Cntr - 4 - Palu, Faresa 60 - - - Wing - 5 - Ace-Nasteski, Luca 60 1 - - 5/8 - 6 - Di Bartolo, Emanuel 60 - -/2 - Half - 7 - Nohra, Joseph 47 1 3/4 - Prop - 8 - Moale, Davvy 49 2 - - Hook - 15 - Vesikula, Ratu 60 1 - - Prop - 10 - Tuigamala, Izayah 33 - - - SRow - 11 - Hawe-De-Thierry, D. 60 - - - SRow - 14 - Kaho, Carson 60 - - - Lock - 18 - Cottrell, Ame 26 - - - Int - 13 - Taliai, William 34 - - - Int - 16 - Ofria-Hunt, Hennessy 24 1 - - Int - 17 - Lavaki, Epeli 25 - - - Int - 22 - Teaupa, Naati - - - - 6 3/6 - Other U16 Matches 18-16 Cabr Cronulla b Parramatta 28-20 Colg Balmain b Illawarra 50-6 StJn Newcastle b Syd Rstrs 26-12 Masc Norths b Canberra 30-0 Belm Canterbury b St George 16-10 Kanw Wests b C Coast BYE Manly W D L B Diff PT NEWCASTLE 3 - - - +90 6 SOUTHS 3 - - - +40 6 BALMAIN 2 - 1 - +40 4 PENRITH 2 - 1 - +32 4 PARRAMATTA 2 - 1 - +22 4 NORTHS 1 - 1 1 -2 4 CRONULLA 1 - 1 1 -2 4 MANLY 1 - 1 1 -4 4 Canberra 1 - 2 - -12 2 C Coast - - 2 1 -12 2 Canterbury 1 - 2 - -14 2 Illawarra 1 - 2 - -22 2 Wests 1 - 2 - -20 2 Syd Rstrs 1 - 2 - -66 2 St George - - 2 1 -70 2
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