2019 NRL Premiership - Round 6

South Sydney v Canterbury

Stadium Australia

Fri Apr 19, 4:05pm

Selected Round 6 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 Sironen dropped off the bench.

WIN 14-6

South Sydney maintained their top-four position on the NRL ladder but without making any real message of intent in their 14-6 win over the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Friday. It was the Rabbitohs’ fifth win of the season but it’s fair to say it was their least convincing. It was by no means as slick as the five-try demolition of the Warriors at the Sunshine Coast a week ago. The grinding nature of this annual Good Friday tussle was evidenced by the fact no points were scored in the second half. It was the first scoreless second half since the Bulldogs-Storm game in round one of 2017. With such limited opportunities on offer to post points, when Bulldogs winger Jayden Okunbor and then centre Kerrod Holland were dragged over the eastern sideline close to the corner post early in the second half, the fans threw their hands in the air. Then Corey Harawira-Naera missed the bounce off a deft Lachlan Lewis kick, with the Rabbitohs line open. Coach Dean Pay put his head in his hands. And why not. By halftime the home side had made 60 more tackles. By full-time it was only 43 more but the Bulldogs had missed 45. They defended their hearts out for most of the game but that can’t be the only element to the Bulldogs game, and even that needs more attention. Their handling errors may have only tallied 11, but it was nearly double the Rabbitohs and so were the penalties (12-8 against the Bulldogs). To be fair, the Bulldogs lost fullback Nick Meaney for the majority of the second half with a severe laceration to his finger. Will Hopoate went to the back and Corey Harawira-Naera, who had passed an HIA test during the break, went to right centre. But Pay’s team needs to provide far more in attack. Same goes for Souths on Friday’s display. Coach Wayne Bennett will have to find out why the flame seems to have gone out in the Rabbitohs. Often during the match Souths players were standing still and passing the ball around like it was a training drill. The Bulldogs were counting their lucky stars that they were only eight points down at halftime. Souths were hanging on to a 67 per cent possession rate, had six more sets with the ball, and had given away less penalties. Both sides had a try disallowed in the opening 40 – Holland in the 10th minute when he pushed Dane Gagai in the back to get to the ball, and Liam Knight’s obstruction in the 40th minute robbing Corey Allen. The points came early. Campbell Graham slid over for his sixth try in six games in just the third minute. Then bullocking Ofahiki Ogden ran over the top of Damien Cook to score next to the posts in the 13th. From then the match descended into your classic Good Friday arm wrestle, highlighted by Sam Burgess’ continual exchanges – both verbal and physical - with young Dogs halfback Lachlan Lewis.

 2 min  6-0
13 min  6-6
22 min  8-6
25 min 14-6
HT     14-6

Graham, Johnston tries
Reynolds 3 from 3 goals

Crowd      30,040
Referee    H.Perenera/T.Roby

Scrums      5-5 (1H  2-2 )
Penalities 12-8 (1H  7-5 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   8  -  -  -  17   1  123  -  -   -  -  1  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Graham, Campbell      80   4  -  -  1  17   -  152  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
LCnt -  3 - Turner, Kyle          80  15  -  -  -   7   -   63  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  16  -  2  -  13   2  113  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  2 - Allan, Corey          80   6  -  -  2   8   -   86  -  1   1  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  11  1  3  -  16   -   85  1  2   8  1  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  19  1  2  -  14   -   40  -  -  10  -  -  3/3   -
Prop - 14 - Tatola, Junior        35  29  -  -  -   9   -   98  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24,56-67]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  45  -  2  -  17  10  109  1  -   4  1  -  -     -
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          24  15  2  1  -   6   -   60  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24]
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          63  19  -  1  -  13   -  139  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-50,67-80]
SRow - 12 - Burgess, Sam          80  27  -  2  -  22   -  185  2  1   -  -  -  -     - (c) 
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       60  39  2  -  -  18   -  166  -  2   -  -  -  -     -     [0-30,50-80]

Int  -  8 - Burgess, George       26   7  -  -  1  11   -  135  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [24-50]
Int  - 15 - Nicholls, Mark        25  20  -  1  -   5   -   39  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [50-75]
Int  - 16 - Lowe, Ethan           50  22  1  1  -  10   -   88  3  1   -  -  -  -     -     [30-80]
Int  - 17 - Knight, Liam          37  12  1  -  -  13   -  121  -  2   -  -  -  -     -     [24-56,75-80]

                                     314  8 15  4         1812  8 11  23  2  2  3/3   -

Completion Rate      - 35 / 43  81%

Opposition Offloads  - 8

Effective 1st Tackles

 2 min   0m P / TRY
 4 min   8m Reynolds kick COF
 6 min  10m Reynolds kick COF
 8 min  71m Reynolds kick COF 16m / SS P(Murray) / (CB NO TRY)
11 min  96m P SS Err(SBurgess) SCR 68m / SS P(Reynolds) 92m / SS P(Tatola) / (CB TRY)
14 min   7m KO
16 min  48m CB Err SCR-P / Cook kick 10m / SS P(Sutton)
19 min   4m Reynolds kick COF
21 min   0m CAllan kick CIG
22 min   0m P GOAL
25 min   0m P / Cook kick TRY
28 min   7m Walker kick COF
29 min   8m Walker kick
31 min  10m CB Err / Walker kick
34 min  15m CB Err / P / SS Err(Turner) SCR
36 min   0m CB Err SCR / Walker kick CIG
37 min   0m Reynolds kick CIG
39 min  50m P / Reynolds kick NO TRY SS P(Knight)

half time

40 min  14m KO
42 min   0m CB Err SCR / Reynolds kick CIG
43 min   6m Walker kick
45 min  55m CB Err SCR-P / SS Err(Cook) 17m SS P(Walker)
48 min  88m Reynolds kick ChDn
51 min  39m CB Err SCR / P / Reynolds kick DIG
54 min  37m CB Err SCR P / SS Err(SBurgess)
56 min  19m Walker kick COF
58 min  16m Reynolds kick
59 min  98m Walker kick 31m / SS P(Tatola) 96m SS P(Murray)
62 min 100m SS Err(Graham)
63 min  70m DO
65 min  89m SS Err(Lowe)
67 min  16m CB Err SCR / Cook kick
69 min  15m Reynolds kick SCR
71 min  21m Reynolds kick COF
73 min  39m P / SS Err(Lowe)
77 min  14m P / SS Err(Lowe) SCR
79 min  47m Cook kick SCR

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 30.8m - for the whole match

- 19.2m - 1st half  
- 41.2m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

24-20 Ende Cronulla   b Penrith
21-20 MRSt Syd Rstrs  b Melbourne
17-10 MtSm Nth Qld    b Warriors
12-10 Woll St Geo-Ill b Manly
38-14 Robi Gold Coast b Newcastle
26-22 Bruc Canberra   b Brisbane
51-6  WSS  Parramatta B Wests-Tig

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE      5 -  1 -  +59 10
SYD RSTRS      5 -  1 -  +59 10
CANBERRA       5 -  1 -  +57 10
SOUTHS         5 -  1 -  +45 10
PARRAMATTA     4 -  2 -  +52  8
ST GEO-ILL     4 -  2 -  +12  8
MANLY          3 -  3 -  +21  6
CRONULLA       3 -  3 -  +12  6
Wests-Tig      3 -  3 -  -12  6
Warriors       2 -  4 -  -23  4
Gold Coast     2 -  4 -  -29  4
Penrith        2 -  4 -  -45  4
Nth Qld        2 -  4 -  -49  4
Brisbane       1 -  5 -  -34  2
Newcastle      1 -  5 -  -36  2
Canterbury     1 -  5 -  -86  2
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.

Reserve Grade - Canterbury NSW Premiership Round 6

v Canterbury, Belmore Sports Ground, Sat Apr 20 3:15pm

WIN 36-6

Late Changes - Britt, Ta'avale were out. Peoples started second row and Hills was added to the bench. Despite battling through injury, the South Sydney Rabbitohs Canterbury Cup side have dismantled the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 36-6 in their Round 6 clash at Belmore Sports Ground. Forwards Tom Amone and Keaon Koloamatangi laid the foundation for the side, with halfback Dean Hawkins putting in a kicking masterclass and hooker Billy Brittain terrorising the opposition with his running. After a scrappy start from both sides, it was the Rabbitohs who laid on the first points with Billy Brittain sending Connor Tracey under the black dot to score. Mawene Hiroti's goal saw the Rabbitohs up 6-nil just after ten minutes of play. But as the match wore on, it was their opponents who gained ascendency with their kicking, forcing back-to-back dropouts and putting pressure on the Red and Green. Despite a leg injury seeing Kennedy head to the sheds and a hit on Tracey forcing him to undergo a HIA assessment, it was the Rabbitohs who struck the next blow, with super-sub Jack Johns breaking through and linking with fullback Leigh Higgins, who scoring a near-identical try. The custodian swerved through defenders to score, and with a fifth-tackle penalty gifting the Rabbitohs a further two points soon after, it was the Red and Green who led 14-nil after half an hour. Five-eighth Dean Hawkins kicking game terrorised the Bulldogs, as a last-tackle bounce saw their opponents hand over possession, with the five-eighth then sending over second rower Keaon Koloamatangi to crash over for his second Canterbury Cup try. The following conversion then saw the Rabbitohs with a 20-nil halftime lead. Despite Tracey's successful return to the field, it was the Bulldogs who crossed first after a seven-tackle set and a penalty handed over easy possession. But the Rabbitohs were quick to turn around, with strong kick returns from Hiroti and Higgins putting the side back on the front foot, with the side soon going over again only for the ball to go to ground. With the weight of possession, the Bulldogs continued to place pressure through offloads and forcing a drop-out in the second half, but the Red and Green brick wall refused to let up, with great kick-pressure forcing a seven-tackle set. While the Bulldogs were filled with errors through frantic play, the composure of the Rabbitohs shone through and soon it was Lyndon Hills crashed over to bring the side's lead back to twenty with a quarter of the match left. An immediate penalty from the kick-off, the Rabbitohs continued to roll downfield and see the side nearly strike again only for the final pass to Hiroti to be called forward. But the Red and Green more than made up for their mistakes, forcing a number of errors from the Bulldogs in defence with some strong one-on-one defence giving their opponents little chance of scoring. And thanks to that defensive persistence, the side scored two quick-fire tries thanks to some clever play from Billy Brittain in the final ten minutes to record a dominant 36-6 victory.

 9 min  6-0
28 min 12-0
33 min 14-0
36 min 20-0
HT     20-0
46 min 20-6
59 min 26-6
68 min 30-6
72 min 36-6

Tracey, Higgins, Koloamatangi, Hills, Hiroti, Gagan tries
Hiroti 6 from 8 goals

Scrums     6-5 (1H  2-2 )
Penalties  7-4 (1H  2-2 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Higgins, Leigh        80   3  -  -  -  11   1  111  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
LWng -  2 - Hiroti, Mawene        80   6  -  1  1  14   1  176  1  -   -  -  1  6/8   -
LCnt -  3 - Gagan, Jacob          73   8  -  -  -  10   -  137  1  1   -  -  1  -     -     [0-73]
RCnt -  4 - Butler, Tarquinn      80  14  -  -  -   8   1   84  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - O'Connor, Dylan       80   4  -  1  -  11   -  119  -  -   1  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Hawkins, Dean         80  16  -  2  -   5   -   59  1  -  13  1  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Tracey, Connor        65  13  -  3  2   9   -  181  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [0-23,38-80]
Prop -  8 - Amone, Tom            53  22  1  1  -  10   -  119  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-26,54-80]
Hook -  9 - Brittain, Billy       80  42  -  2  -   6   4   35  -  -   1  1  -  -     - (c)
Prop - 10 - Kennedy, Rhys         20  18  1  -  -   5   -   56  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-20]
SRow - 16 - Peoples, Trent        54  21  1  1  -  10   -  158  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-54]
SRow - 12 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  38  -  1  1  12   1  129  1  -   -  -  1  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Sironen, Bayley       59  27  -  5  -  10   -   94  1  -   1  -  -  -     -     [0-38,50-70]

Int  - 14 - Johns, Jack           57  14  1  -  1   9   -   79  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [23-80]
Int  - 15 - Gray, Brock           46  20  -  2  -   9   -  106  -  1   -  1  -  -     -     [20-54,70-80]
Int  - 17 - Gordon, Yileen        32   8  -  -  -   8   -  113  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [26-50,74-80]
Int  - 19 - Hills, Lyndon         26  11  -  -  1   4   -   33  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [54-80]

                                     285  4 19  6         1802  7  3  16  3  6  6/8   -

Completion Rate      - 29 / 36  81%

Opposition Offloads  - 15

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  16m KO
 2 min   8m Hawkins kick COF
 3 min  11m Hawkins kick COF
 5 min  66m CB Err SCR / SS Err(Amone)
 7 min  53m CB Err SCR / SS Err(Hawkins) SCR
 9 min   0m TRY
12 min  91m SS Err(Kolamatangi) SCR 76m / SS P(Kennedy)
14 min  11m CB Err / Hawkins kick
15 min  21m Hawkins kick COF
17 min  24m Hawkins kick
19 min  80m Sh-DO
20 min  88m Sh-DO
21 min  81m Hawkins kick 6m / SS P(Amone)
24 min  34m SS Err(Tracey)
25 min  19m Hawkins kick
28 min   0m TRY
30 min   6m Sironen kick
33 min   0m P GOAL
35 min   5m Hawkins kick
36 min   0m CB Err SCR-P / TRY
39 min  42m SS Err(Peoples)

half time

41 min  19m Tracey kick
43 min  94m P / Hawkins kick DIG 47m / SS P(Tracey) / (CB TRY)
47 min  21m KO
51 min  66m P / SS Err(Sironen) NO TRY 40m / SS P(Johns)
53 min  92m SS Err(Hiroti) SCR
55 min  74m Sh-DO
57 min  12m Hawkins kick COF
59 min   0m CB Err SCR / TRY
63 min  29m P / CB 6TG SCR / SS Err(Gagai) SCR
64 min  65m SS Err(Hills) SCR
66 min  19m CB Err SCR / Hawkins kick COF
68 min   0m P / TRY
72 min   0m P / TRY
75 min  18m Brittain kick SCR
77 min  70m SS P(Amone)
80 min  60m CB Err SCR / Tracey kick OOF

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 35.3m - for the whole match

- 31.2m - 1st half  
- 41.2m - 2nd half  

Other Reserve Grade Matches

22-10 NSO  Norths     b Newcastle
44-6  Woll St Geo-Ill b Blacktown
18-16 Hens Penrith    b Newtown
28-22 Bruc Mt Prtchrd b Warriors
20-14 WSS  Wntwrthvll b Wests

                W D  L B Diff PT
MT PRITCHARD    5 1  - - +108 11
SOUTHS          5 -  1 -  +34 10
NORTHS          4 -  2 -  +58  8
PENRITH         4 -  2 -    -  8
ST GEO-ILL      3 1  2 -  +64  7
WESTS           3 -  3 -  +23  6
WENTWORTHVILLE  3 -  3 -  +13  6
NEWCASTLE       2 -  4 -  -44  4
Canterbury      2 -  4 -  -81  4
Warriors        1 1  4 -  -43  3
Blacktown       1 1  4 -  -49  3
Newtown         1 -  5 -  -74  2

U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Round 5

v Canterbury, Stadium Australia, Fri Apr 19 2:00pm

WIN 22-6

Late Changes - Frasca dropped off the bench. The South Sydney Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg side have made a statement by recording a 22-6 victory against the third-placed Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Good Friday. Continuing from their win against the Warriors, it was another strong start for the Red and Green, with a penalty and an error giving them prime territory to land the first blow. A quick play the ball then saw halfback Blake Taaffe putting Volkan Er over for the first try of the match with a well-timed pass. An error from the kick-off gave their opponents a chance to hit back, but strong defence and great communication between the outside backs saw a grubber kick recovered with ease. More ill-discipline from the Bulldogs continued to hand over territory for the Rabbitohs, who displayed slick attacking skills with offloads, quick play the balls and kick pressure continuing to put their opponents on the back-foot. Fullback James Tautaiolefua continued his strong form after scoring a double last week, taking a kick from the in-goal to get himself out to the field of play in a match-defining play. Although the Bulldogs continued to probe in attack, it was the Rabbitohs who displayed strong goal-line defence, continuing to hold off their opponents with every touch of the ball. A half-break from five-eighth Marc Zaurrini allowed Tautaiolefua to burst through on the next set, and with the Bulldogs making an error from a kick, it was another chance for the Cardinal and Myrtle to strike. But an error from the next set alleviated all the pressure for their opponents, and despite more ball-playing sending centre Tallis Angianga through the line, the Rabbitohs failed to capitalise on their field position. A strong tackle from Nick Mougios and Kane Allan prevented the Bulldogs from scoring with a desperate tackle to hold the ball up, with the scores remaining at the break. However, it was the Bulldogs who came out firing in the second half, with a linebreak on the resumption setting them up in the Rabbitohs half, with a ricochet from a kick putting them over to score and the conversion giving them the lead for the first time in the match. A penalty on halfway gave their opponents further ammunition, but not to be deterred, the Red and Green held off another attacking raid. But the Bulldogs continued to gain the ascendency, with a fifth-tackle kick being knocked on from Er, but despite ill-discipline continuing to cruel the side, the Red and Green continued to grow as the match wore on. With the Rabbitohs on the attack, more chances came as Nick Mougios was held up over the line, and with a deft kick forcing a drop-out, the Red and Green were over soon after again as Brock Gardner crashed over from the tap. And the momentum continued as the kick-off went out on the full, giving the side a perfect chance to go back-to-back, with debutant Peter Mamouzelos going over with a trademark run from dummy-half. Another great kick saw the Bulldogs kick a drop-out, and after a penalty in front of the sticks, the side went for goal to give them a 12-point lead with seven left on the clock. A match-sealing try went begging as Augustine Stowers crashed over only for the ball to go to ground, but fleet-footed winger Kane Allan managed to streak away to seal the deal for the Red and Green.

 3 min  4-0
HT      4-0
36 min  4-6
52 min 10-6
56 min 16-6
63 min 18-6
66 min 22-6

K.Allan, Taafe, Gardner, Mamouzelos tries
Taafe 3 from 5 goals

Scrums      3-5 (1H  2-2 )
Penalties   7-8 (1H  3-5 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Tautaiolefua, James   70   4  -  -  1   -   -  166  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
LWng -  2 - Er, Volken            70   4  -  1  -   -   -   84  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Angianga, Tallis      70  10  -  3  1   -   -  185  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Mougios, Nic          70   8  4  2  -   -   -   78  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - Allan, Kane           70   2  -  1  -   -   -  180  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Zaurini, Marc         55  13  -  1  -   -   -   58  1  -   3  -  -  -     -     [0-55]
Half -  7 - Taafe, Blake          70  14  -  1  1   -   -   53  1  -  10  -  1  3/5   - (c)
Prop -  8 - Bain, Luke            45  20  -  2  -   -   -   39  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-45]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Josh            45  32  1  3  -   -   -   53  -  1   -  1  -  -     -     [0-45]
Prop - 10 - Manowski, Aiden       34  10  -  1  -   -   -  126  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-13,49-70]
SRow - 11 - Aluni-Chanfoon, Maila 70  26  -  1  -   -   -  117  -  1   1  -  -  -     -
SRow - 12 - French, Matt          70  27  -  3  -   -   -  140  1  1   -  -  -  -     - 
Lock - 13 - Rodwell, Ky           49  39  2  1  -   -   -  121  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-49]

Int  - 14 - Gardner, Brock        57  20  -  2  1   -   -   36  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [13-70]
Int  - 15 - Stowers, Augustine    15   3  -  -  -   -   -   49  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [55-70]
Int  - 16 - Gale, Lachlan         25   4  -  1  -   -   -   18  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [45-70]
Int  - 17 - Mamouzelos, Peter     25  11  1  -  1   -   -   17  -  1   2  1  1  -     -     [45-70]

                                     247  8 23  5         1528  8  6  16  2  4  3/5   -

Completion Rate      - 27 / 35  77%

Opposition Offloads  - 0

Other U20 Jersey Flegg Cup Matches

50-10 Ende Penrith    b Cronulla
40-20 NSO  Newcastle  b Norths
18-10 Gsch Syd Rstrs  b Victoria
50-0  MCrn St Geo-Ill b Manly
40-34 Bruc Warriors   b Canberra
36-10 McCr Wests-Tig  b Parramatta

                W D  L B Diff PT
PENRITH         4 -  1 - +118  8
SOUTHS          3 2  - -  +70  8
CRONULLA        4 -  1 -  +64  8
SYD RSTRS       4 -  1 -  +38  8
ST GEO-ILL      3 1  1 -  +48  7
WESTS-TIGERS    3 1  1 -  +44  7
NEWCASTLE       3 -  2 -  +86  6
CANTERBURY      3 -  2 -  +36  6
Canberra        2 1  2 -  +14  5
Warriors        2 1  2 -   +4  5
Norths          - 1  4 -  -90  1
Victoria        - 1  4 - -134  1
Parramatta      - -  5 - -112  -
Manly           - -  5 - -186  -

NSWRL U18 SG Ball Cup - Semi Finals

BYE        (1)   Manly
BYE        (2)   Illawarra
46-16 Koga (3v6) C Coast    b Canberra
11-10 Koga (4v5) Parramatta b Canterbury

NSWRL U16 Matthews Cup - Semi-Final

(2) BYE



Other U16 Matches

BYE        (1)   Newcastle
44-6  Koga (6v3) Penrith    b Manly
44-8  Koga (4v5) Canterbury b Balmain


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