2019 NRL Premiership - Round 5

South Sydney v Warriors

Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sat Apr 13, 3:00pm

Selected Round 5 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Kennedy and Gagan were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Tracey and flew to New Zealand and Sironen was 18th man.

WIN 28-24

Cody Walker scored four tries, including two in the final seven minutes, to help guide South Sydney to a thrilling 28-24 comeback victory over the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium. Walker's final four-pointer down the left, with the Rabbitohs looking to set up for a field goal on the right, completed a frantic comeback after the home side found themselves 12 points down with 20 points remaining. A Sam Burgess tackle on David Fusitu'a inspired the late rally in front of a healthy crowd of 11,912 in the first-ever NRL fixture at the Queensland venue. Damien Cook was next best on the ground for the home side in an otherwise jaded performance, with the Warriors dominating for most of the encounter. The Warriors had a chance to go one ahead themselves but a Chanel Tavita-Harris field goal went wide. It was a spirited performance from Stephen Kearney's men, who were dealt a major blow in the warm-up with chief playmaker Blake Green ruled out with a groin injury. Peta Hiku shifted to five-eighth and Gerard Beale was called into the centres minutes before both sides were due to take the field. The last-minute reshuffle showed no disruption early for the visitors with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck leading from the front with the opening try, just minutes after blowing one on the right edge. Tuivasa-Sheck was enormous for the visitors with a try, three line breaks and 213 metres as the Rabbitohs struggled to contain him. Their game management proved their biggest hurdle late though without Green’s experience at the death. Scores were locked 12-12 at halftime with two tries to Tohu Harris and Sam Lisone after the break enabling the Warriors to take what looked like a winning lead. Earlier, Cook lit up the Sunshine Coast with a blistering show of speed to bust the line and time an accurate pass between Tuivasa-Sheck and Hiku to send Walker over for a first half double. Both sides were denied tries shortly after posts but it was the Bunnies who lifted another gear to strike twice in two minutes and take a 6-point lead. The Warriors didn't take long to hit back and level the scores through Jazz Tevaga, the utility finishing off a late Lachlan Burr offload for a 10-metre charge to the line.

12 min  0-6
20 min  6-6
22 min 12-6
28 min 12-12
HT     12-12
42 min 12-18
50 min 12-24
61 min 18-24
72 min 24-24
77 min 28-24

Walker 4, Lowe tries
Reynolds 4 from 5 goals

Crowd      11,912
Referee    C.Sutton/C.Butler

Scrums     10-4 (1H  4-3 )
Penalities  3-6 (1H  3-4 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   2  -  2  -  14   -  112  1  -   1  -  -  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Graham, Campbell      80   5  -  2  -  11   -  102  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt -  3 - Turner, Kyle          80  11  -  1  -   9   -   89  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  17  1  4  -  12   -  113  1  1   1  -  -  -     -
RWng -  2 - Allan, Corey          80   4  -  1  -   9   1   62  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80   1  1  1  3  17   -  144  -  -   4  1  4  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  18  -  4  -   6   -   47  -  -  12  -  -  4/5   -
Prop - 14 - Tatola, Junior        43  16  2  2  -  14   -  124  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-25,62-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  41  -  3  1  17  12  152  -  -   1  2  -  -     -
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          38  18  -  4  -  11   -  127  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-23,52-67]
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          61  19  -  -  -  12   -  118  2  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-52,71-80]
SRow - 12 - Burgess, Sam          80  33  -  3  -  15   -  106  3  2   -  -  -  -     - (c) 
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       61  30  -  4  -  12   -  121  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-33,52-80]

Int  -  8 - Burgess, George       24  16  1  5  -   3   -   27  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [25-49]
Int  - 15 - Nicholls, Mark        29  24  -  2  -   4   -   29  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [23-52]
Int  - 16 - Lowe, Ethan           47  28  -  -  1  12   -  100  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [33-80]
Int  - 17 - Knight, Liam          22   9  1  1  -   5   -   51  -  2   -  -  -  -     -     [49-71]

                                     292  6 39  5         1651  7  8  20  3  5  4/5   -

Completion Rate      - 27 / 35  77%

Opposition Offloads  - 15

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  90m KO 27m / SS P(Gagai) / (Au NO TRY)
 3 min   0m Au Err SCR / P / Cook kick CIG
 5 min  19m Reynolds kick
 6 min  43m SS Err(Reynolds) 43m / (Au NO TRY)
 9 min  99m Au Err / Reynolds kick COF 9m / SS P(Tatola) 68m / SS P(Tatola) / (Au TRY)
13 min  17m KO
15 min   0m P / Johnston kick CIG
17 min  16m SS Err(SBurgess) SCR
19 min   1m Walker kick COF
20 min   0m Au Err SCR / Walker kick Walker kick TRY
22 min   0m TRY
24 min   8m Reynolds kick
25 min  14m Au Err SCR SS Err(Sutton) SCR
27 min  72m Reynolds kick 18m / SS P(GBurgess) / (Au TRY)
30 min  26m KO
33 min  22m SCR / P / Reynolds kick
35 min  13m Reynolds kick COF
37 min   1m Au Err / Reynolds kick
39 min  16m Au Err SCR / SS Err(Sutton) SCR

half time

41 min  42m Reynolds kick COFIG / (Au TRY)
44 min  13m KO
45 min  26m Walker kick COF
47 min  64m DO
50 min  40m Reynolds kick DIG / (Au TRY)
52 min  11m KO
54 min  36m Gagai kick 11m / SS P(Knight)
57 min  80m Au Err SCR / SS Err(SBurgess) SCR
59 min  34m Au Err SCR / Reynolds kick COFIG
61 min   0m Au Err SCR / TRY
63 min  68m SS P(Walker)
65 min   5m Au Err SCR / Walker kick COF
68 min  18m Reynolds kick COF
69 min  56m SS Err(Gagai)
71 min   0m Au Err SCR / Reynolds kick CIG
72 min   0m TRY
74 min  30m SS Err(Gagai) / (Au NO FIELD GOAL)
77 min   0m Reynolds kick ChDn NO FIELD GOAL / TRY
            Cook kick

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 26.9m - for the whole match

- 24.4m - 1st half  
- 29.4m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

22-16 Lang Wests-Tig  b Brisbane
30-24 Robi Gold Coast b Penrith
18-12 Town Melbourne  b Nth Qld
26-18 NISC Manly      b Newcastle
30-16 Ende Syd Rstrs  b Cronulla
40-4  Koga St George  b Canterbury
19-0  Bruc Canberra   b Parramatta

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE      5 -  - -  +60 10
SYD RSTRS      4 -  1 -  +58  8
CANBERRA       4 -  1 -  +53  8
SOUTHS         4 -  1 -  +37  8
WESTS-TIG      3 -  2 -  +33  6
MANLY          3 -  2 -  +23  6
ST GEO-ILL     3 -  2 -  +10  6
PARRAMATTA     3 -  2 -   +7  6
Cronulla       2 -  3 -   +8  4
Warriors       2 -  3 -  -16  4
Penrith        2 -  3 -  -41  4
Newcastle      1 -  4 -  -12  2
Brisbane       1 -  4 -  -30  2
Gold Coast     1 -  4 -  -53  2
Nth Qld        1 -  4 -  -56  2
Canterbury     1 -  4 -  -78  2
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.

Reserve Grade - Canterbury NSW Premiership Round 5

v Warriors, North Harbour Stadium, Sat Apr 13 1:00pm NZT(11:00am AET)

WIN 18-14

Late Changes - Britt, Hills and Alatipi-Butler was out. Peoples started second row. The Rabbitohs have fed off a feast of Warriors mistakes to record a hard-fought 18-14 win in Auckland this afternoon. The teams took the field in bright sunshine, a marked contrast to last weekend in Auckland when the home side overcame the wet conditions to record their first win of the season. The Warriors had also switched to their alternate home ground of QBE Stadium on the North Shore. The change of scenery didn’t deter the Warriors to start with, with late replacement Karl Lawton forcing a Rabbitohs’ goal line drop out off their first set. The resulting opportunity almost saw Lewis Soosemea score in the corner, but some desperate Rabbitohs defence forced him out before he could ground the ball. What should have the Rabbitohs’ first real chance turned into a 50 metre break upfield by the Warriors after a pass was dropped with the goal line begging. They were left to rue that mistake a couple of minutes later, after a strong carry from Warriors prop Chris Satae opened up some room on the blindside for Taane Milne to throw a slightly forward looking pass to Adam Pompey. The tall centre then weaved his way 20 metres to score next to the posts and give the Warriors the early lead. They could have made that larger, however it seemed as though panic set in to the Warriors’ attack over the next quarter of the game. Passes were forced and chances bombed, most notably when Lawton almost set Api Pewhairangi in under the posts. He was hauled down short, and then in the follow up Patrick Herbert knocked the ball on close to the line. It took the Rabbitohs till 25 minutes in to threaten again, with a good grubber kick by Keaon Kolomatangi forcing a goal line drop out. It went sailing out on the full, and from the resulting penalty it only took one play for Mawene Hiroti to collect a wide pass and dot down in the left hand corner. He banged over the kick from out wide to level the scores. The Warriors was when Clayton Williams went close off an Adam Keighran kick, the Warriors finding a bit of fluidity but ultimately Williams couldn’t reach out and score. Coach Nathan Cayless would’ve been annoyed at that, but then absolutely furious at what transpired a few minutes later. Pompey should’ve been in for his second for the Warriors with five minutes to go after some great lead up play on the left edge, but a poor finish saw him bundled out in goal as well. It was made worse when Trent Peoples scored for the Rabbitohs after a bad mistake comedy of errors. Pompey ran a lost ball close to his line upfield and linked up with Milne, who tried to get his hands free and only succeeded in dropping the ball for Kolomatangi to pick up and take back the other way. He sent Trent Peoples away for one of the easiest tries of his life, which gave the Rabbitohs a slightly undeserved 12-6 lead at the break. Another chance for the home side was blown eight minutes into the second spell, after Sean Mullany was held up over the line. Not long after a forward pass under no pressure at all handed the Rabbitohs a scrum 40 metres out. What should have been an innocuous hit up turned into a try for Jack Johns, after he burst through a couple of pathetic tackle attempts by Blake Ayshford and Pewhairangi. By now the Rabbitohs were seemingly well and truly in control, although the Warriors suddenly got things working in the last quarter of the match. Leivaha Pulu was unlucky to have been adjudged to have committed a double movement, but one set later and Keighran sent Hayze Perham through a yawning gap to score wide out on the right hand side to make the score 18-10. The last 10 minutes should have seen the Rabbitohs grind the game out, and they looked to have done so after forcing a goal line drop out with four to play. However, a freakish bounce saw the ball drop into Pompey’s arms for the centre to streak 60 metres to score in the corner for his second. Ultimately, it was too little, too late. The Rabbitohs managed to hold out the last couple of minutes to record a valuable away win. The physicality of the defence was shown in injury stakes - the first half yielded four head injury assessments alone. One of them was the result of the Rabbitohs’ Kurt Dillon, who was placed on report for a high shot just before halftime.

 9 min  0-6
25 min  6-6
36 min 12-6
HT     12-6
53 min 18-6
67 min 18-10
75 min 18-14

Hiroti, Peoples, Johns tries
Hiroti 3 from 3 goals

Penalties  4-6 (1H  2-4 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Higgins, Leigh        80   4  -  2  -   7   -   56  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
LWng -  2 - Hiroti, Mawene        80  13  -  -  2  12   1  115  1  -   -  -  1  3/3   -
LCnt -  3 - Gagan, Jacob          80   8  -  1  1  12   -  107  3  -   -  1  -  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Denniss, Cory         34   3  -  1  -   5   -   47  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - O'Connor, Dylan       80   5  -  2  -   9   1   51  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Hawkins, Dean         80  15  -  4  -   6   -   34  1  -  15  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Tracey, Connor        80  20  -  2  -  12   -   80  -  -   4  -  -  -     -
Prop -  8 - Amone, Tom            55  29  -  4  -  14   -  117  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-21,33-59,72-80]
Hook -  9 - Brittain, Billy       80  44  1  7  -  11   1   73  -  -   1  -  -  -     - (c)
Prop - 10 - Kennedy, Rhys         54  27  1  3  -  14   1  121  2  3   -  -  -  -     -     [0-33,59-80]
SRow - 17 - Peoples, Trent        63  22  -  -  1   9   1  108  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [0-16]
SRow - 12 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  29  -  -  -  15   -  139  -  2   1  1  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Rodwell, Ky           39  22  1  2  -  10   -   84  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-21,59-76]

Int  - 14 - Johns, Jack           64  20  -  1  1   6   -   91  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [16-80]
Int  - 15 - Gray, Brock           50  25  1  1  -   6   -   60  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [21-72]
Int  - 16 - Dillon, Kurt          18   8  1  -  -   5   -   41  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [21-40]
Int  - 18 - Gordon, Yileen        23  11  1  1  -   6   -   65  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [40-59,76-80]

                                     305  6 31  5         1399 10  5  21  2  3  3/3   -

Completion Rate      - 26 / 37  70%

Opposition Offloads  - 26

Other Reserve Grade Matches

16-14 NISC Newcastle  b Blacktown
32-30 Hens Newtown    b Norths
32-12 Leic Wests      b Penrith
28-14 Koga St Geo-Ill b Canterbury
32-16 Aubr Mt Prtchrd b Wntwrthvll

                W D  L B Diff PT
MT PRITCHARD    4 1  - - +102  9
SOUTHS          4 -  1 -   +4  8
NORTHS          3 -  2 -  +47  6
PENRITH         3 -  2 -   -2  6
WESTS           3 -  2 -  +29  6
ST GEO-ILL      2 1  2 -  +26  5
WENTWORTHVILLE  2 -  3 -   +7  4
NEWCASTLE       2 -  3 -  -32  4
Canterbury      2 -  3 -  -51  4
Blacktown       1 1  3 -  -11  3
Warriors        1 1  3 -  -37  3
Newtown         1 -  4 -  -72  2

U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Round 4

v Warriors, 11:00am NZT(9:00am AET)

WIN 34-26

Late Changes - Puru dropped off the bench. A blitz of first-half tries has set up the Jersey Flegg side to a 34-26 win over the New Zealand Warriors at QBE Stadium in Auckland. Second rower Matt French was the star of the show, playing a hand in three tries, while halfback Blake Taaffe showed great poise and control with his kicking. Fullback James Tautaiolefua bagging a double. But the side suffered an early scare when winger Nick Mougios dropped a high ball early on, with the Warriors regathering close to the line. Not to be deterred by the error, his centre partner Tallis Angianga came to the rescue with a try-saving tackle, forcing his opposite into touch before getting the ball down. Mougios then earned his side a seven tackle set, catching a high-ball in the in-goal, and with a penalty on hooker Joshua Cook on the next set, the Rabbitohs made their first attacking raid. On the ensuing set, a well-timed offload from backrower Matt French unleash Cook to score the first try of the game, and his fifth in three games. An error off from the kick-off then gave the Warriors ample chance to strike back, but it was the composed defence of the Rabbitohs that frustrated their opponents into errors. But ill discipline from the side allowed the Warriors to hit back, with a left side shift seeing winger Harley Maynard scoring. Then Warriors then replicated the Red and Green’s set off the kick-off, losing the ball and gifting the opposition possession right on the line, with a slick scrum backline seeing fullback James Tautaiolefua chiming in beautifully and slicing through the defence to score. And the fullback went back to back on the next set, with a very fortuitous bounce on fifth-tackle sitting up perfectly for him to swoop for his double. The offloading by French was on song, combining with captain and halfback Blake Taaffe sending Mougios over the line, with the side scoring their third try in three sets. The Rabbitohs forwards continued to roll downfield, with the outside backs taking full advantage of quick play the balls. Similarly, the defence forced errors into their opponents, with lock Brock Gardner crashing over but unable to put the ball down in the final few minutes of the first half. But it was the Warriors who crossed late in the second half, with a right side sweep seeing their other winger Raymon Vaega burrowing over. It was a poor opening set of the second half for the Red and Green, with a penalty giving the Warriors the opportunity to close the deficit. But a huge defensive effort by winger Kane Allan saw fullback William Fakataomafi drop the ball over the line. Another magic bounce of the ball by the Rabbitohs saw the Warriors kick a drop-out, and soon after it was French once again causing havoc, with a cut-out ball sending replacement winger Volkan Er score after just two minutes. More ill discipline from the Warriors allowed the Rabbitohs to gain further momentum, with Kane Allan swerving through and cutting up the defence to score an impressive individual try. But an error from the kick-off once again gave their opponents a sniff, forcing a drop-out, but brutal defence by the Rabbitohs forwards forced the ball out. With fatigue creeping in, a slew of penalties then gave the Warriors breathing room, and with a number of back-to-back sets on the line, their centre Kayal Iro struck out on the edge. However, the Rabbitohs were quick to reply, with another well structured attacking raid seeing Tautaiolefua sending Allan over for his double. Again, another error from the kick-off handed the Warriors possession, but again it was the fierce defence from the Cardinal and Myrtle. It was a horror last few minutes, with the Warriors scoring three tries in the last seven minutes, but it was all Red and Green in Auckland as the Rabbitohs ran out 34-26 winners.

 7 min  6-0
16 min  6-4
19 min 10-4
22 min 14-4
25 min 20-4
32 min 20-8
HT     20-8
38 min 24-8
44 min 30-8
54 min 30-12
58 min 34-12
61 min 34-16
65 min 34-22
68 min 34-26

Tautaiolefua 2, K.Allan 2, J.Cook, Mougios, Er tries
Taafe 3 from 7 goals

Scrums      4-5 (1H  2-1 )
Penalties   4-11(1H  3-6 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Tautaiolefua, James    70   1  -  2  1   4   -   37  -  -   -  1  2  -     -
LWng -  2 - Mougios, Nic           70   5  1  1  -   5   -   46  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Angianga, Tallis       61  14  -  4  -   7   -   54  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Frasca, Jack           70  18  -  3  -   6   -   41  3  -   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - Allan, Kane            70   5  -  3  2   4   -   67  -  -   -  -  2  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Zaurini, Marc          70  15  -  3  -   4   -   38  -  -   3  2  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Taafe, Blake           70  12  -  7  1   5   1   47  -  -   4  2  -  3/7   - (c)
Prop -  8 - Bain, Luke             56  26  -  1  -   6   -   39  3  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-50,66-70]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Josh             61  17  1  4  1   5   2   41  -  -   1  -  1  -     -     [0-61]
Prop - 10 - Manowski, Aiden        46  17  1  -  -   7   -   78  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-30,50-66]
SRow - 11 - Aluni-Chanfoon, Maila  70  21  2  2  -  13   -   94  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
SRow - 12 - French, Matt           70  29  1  1  -  11   -   96  -  3   -  2  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Gardner, Brock         34  24  3  3  -   7   -   55  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-34]

Int  - 14 - Er, Volken             36   4  1  -  1   2   -   26  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [34-70]
Int  - 15 - Stowers, Augustine     16   6  -  1  -   4   -   42  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [30-42,66-70]
Int  - 16 - Gale, Lachlan          14   7  -  1  -   2   -   14  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [42-66]
Int  - 17 - Griffen, Jayden         9   6  1  1  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [61-70]

                                      227 11 37  6          815  8  4   8  7  7  3/7   -

Completion Rate      - 27 / 35  77%

Opposition Offloads  - 10

Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  25m Taafe kick COF
 2 min  15m SS Err(Mougios)
 3 min  56m Au Err SCR / Zaurini kick 7m / SS P(Gardner)
 7 min   0m P / TRY
10 min  75m SS Err(Bain) SCR
14 min  74m Au Err SCR / P / Taafe kick 23m / SS P(French) 60m / SS P(Manowski) / (Au TRY)
18 min   9m KO
19 min   0m Au Err SCR TRY
22 min   0m Zaurini kick TRY
25 min   0m TRY
28 min   5m Taafe kick
31 min  49m Au Err / ChOv 16m / SS P(ChanFoon) 49m / (Au TRY)
34 min  50m KO 21m SS P(Er)
35 min  30m Au Err SCR-P SS Err(Frasca)

half time

35 min  69m KO 25m / SS P(ChanFoon) (Au NO TRY)
37 min   0m Au Err / Zaurini kick CIG
38 min   0m TRY
41 min  66m SS Err(Bain)
42 min  13m Au Err / Taafe kick
44 min   0m P / TRY
47 min  98m SS Err(Bain) SCR
48 min  81m DO
50 min  95m Au Err SCR / JCook kick 27m / SS P(Gardner) 54m / SS P(ChanFoon) 99m / SS P(JCook) 97m / SS P(Mougios) / (Au TRY)
56 min  18m KO
58 min   0m Au Err / TRY
60 min   4m SS Err(Manowski) SCR
61 min  56m Au Err / SS Err(Frasca) SCR 56m / (Au TRY)
64 min  91m KO 14m / SS P(Gardner) 53m / SS P(Griffin)
66 min  15m KO
68 min  92m SS Err(Er) SCR / (Au TRY)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 38.7m - for the whole match

- 29.2m - 1st half  
- 47.5m - 2nd half  

Other U20 Jersey Flegg Cup Matches

62-6  NISC Newcastle  b Manly
 8-6  Ende Cronulla   b Syd Rstrs
72-4  CsyF Penrith    b Victoria
30-14 Woll St Geo-Ill b Canterbury
30-12 Bruc Canberra   b Parramatta
22-14 Leic Wests-Tig  b Norths

                W D  L B Diff PT
CRONULLA        4 -  - - +104  8
PENRITH         3 -  1 -  +78  6
SOUTHS          2 2  - -  +54  6
CANTERBURY      3 -  1 -  +52  6
SYD RSTRS       3 -  1 -  +30  6
CANBERRA        2 1  1 -  +20  5
WESTS-TIGERS    2 1  1 -  +18  5
ST GEO-ILL      2 1  1 -   -2  5
Newcastle       2 -  2 -  +66  4
Warriors        1 1  2 -   -2  3
Norths          - 1  3 -  -70  1
Victoria        - 1  3 - -126  1
Parramatta      - -  4 -  -86  -
Manly           - -  4 - -136  -

NSWRL U18 SG Ball Cup - Premilinary Semi Finals


36-6  Brok (1v4) Manly      b Parramatta
40-12 Woll (2v3) Illawarra  b C Coast
28-6  Layb (5v8) Canterbury b Cronulla
34-10 Layb (6v7) Canberra   b Balmain

NSWRL U16 Matthews Cup - Major Preliminary Semi-Final

(2v3) v Manly-Warringah, Brookvale Oval, Sat Apr 13 10:00am

WIN 40-18

Late Changes - Ace-Nsteski and N.Teaupa are out. Smirnotis starts at centre. Fullback Joseph Suaalii has helped the South Sydney Rabbitohs to a 40-18 win over reigning champions Manly-Warringah in the 2nd qualifying final of the Harold Matthews Cup. The South Sydney Rabbitohs Harold Matthews (16s) side are one game away from the Grand Final after defeating reigning champions Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 40-18 in the first week of finals. Fullback and captain Joseph Suaalii was the catalyst for the Junior Rabbitohs, scoring four tries as his side avenged last week's loss to the Sea Eagles in Round 9 of the regular season. But it was their opponents who struck first, with last week's hero Filipo Whitehouse-Opetaia Tovio scoring the opening try of the match. South Sydney led 12-6 after the 20-minute mark. The rest of the first half, however, was all Red and Green as the Rabbitohs struck up a 22-4 scoreline at the break, with Christian Smirnotis and Carson Kaho scoring before Suaalii bagged a double in the span of seven minutes. Manly scored two quick-fire tries to open the second period to bring the scores back to 22-18, before Suaalii took control, scoring his third of the day to set up a landslide finish. Kaho then earned his second of the day, before the captain and fullback charged over for his fourth to secure victory, which also saw halfback Joseph Nohra kicking six goals. The Rabbitohs will now get the week off, before playing for a place in the Grand Final.

 6 min  0-6
14 min  6-6
18 min 12-6
22 min 18-6
29 min 22-6
HT     22-6
38 min 22-12
41 min 22-18
46 min 28-18
52 min 34-18
55 min 40-18

Suaalii 4, Kaho 2, Smininotis tries
Nohra 6 from 7 goals

Final Line Up -
                                  T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Suaalii, Joseph       4  -     - (c)
LWng -  2 - Mocevakaca, Joshua    -  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Ka, Terrell           -  -     -
RCnt - 21 - Smirnotis, Christian  1  -     -
RWng -  5 - Kaho, Carson          2  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Di Bartolo, Emmanuel  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Nohra, Joseph         -  6/7   -
Prop -  8 - Moale, Davvy          -  -     -
Hook -  9 - Vesikula, Ratu        -  -     -
Prop - 10 - Tuigamala, Izayah     -  -     -
SRow - 17 - Hawe-De-Thierry, D.   -  -     -
SRow - 12 - Jang, Braydon         -  -     -
Lock - 13 - Chum Kan Tong, J.     -  -     -

Int  - 14 - Palu, Faresa          -  -     -
Int  - 15 - Lavaki, Epeli         -  -     -
Int  - 18 - Cottrell, Ame         -  -     -
Int  - 19 - Taliai, William       -  -     -

                                  7  6/7   -

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