Sun May 12, 4:00pm
Selected Round 9 Teams
CyberView from the Hill - Last Week
CyberView from the Hill - This Week
Gagan and Tracey were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Tatola started at prop and George Burgess on the bench. Britt and Hiroti were 18th and 19th men.
Rabbitohs and New South Wales hooker Damien Cook made the home of the Maroons his personal playground as South Sydney closed out the first Magic Round with a 32-16 win over the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium. A Sunday crowd of 34,564 pushed the total Magic Round attendance across the four days to 134,677 with the Rabbitohs using a blistering start inspired by Cook to register their eighth win of the season and move to second on the Telstra Premiership ladder. Winless in his four previous visits to Suncorp Stadium, Cook laid on the opening three tries of the game with a mix of lightning-fast feet and growing belief, and then went a long way to sealing the two competition points with his first try of the year nine minutes into the second half. As the build-up to Origin I on June 5 intensifies and injuries to key men create selection headaches, Cook’s form will give Blues coach Brad Fittler some sense of peace and provide Maroons mentor Kevin Walters with a problem to solve. On the back of two repeat sets on the Cowboys line, Cook darted to the right and found a rampant Sam Burgess, who burst through for his sixth try of the season in the 12th minute. Nine minutes later he hopped out to the left to give Cameron Murray a veritable valley to run through to score beside the posts. Cook made it 12 try assists for the season, when he escaped the clutches of the North Queensland markers, out-paced Mitch Dunn, and burst into the back-field, with Kyle Turner the third Bunny to prosper from the Cook bounty. The Cowboys were forced into an early reshuffle when fullback Jordan Kahu had to leave the field for a HIA in the sixth minute. But the injection of hooker Jake Granville from the bench – and a more even share of possession – in the 25th minute turned the red-and-green tide. A sublime short ball from Dunn put Justin O’Neill across wide out on the right five minutes from half-time. But it was Michael Morgan who produced the most audacious kick of Magic Round, channelling the kicking game of Andrew Johns with a sliced kick off the outside of his right boot that hit O’Neill on the chest - the Cowboys centre almost as perplexed as the South Sydney defence. The Rabbitohs lost Turner four minutes after the resumption due to a head knock but went further ahead shortly afterwards courtesy of the class of Cody Walker. The Rabbitohs five-eighth showed fingertip control to catch the ball just centimetres from the turf and then waltzed through a disbelieving Cowboys defensive line to extend South Sydney’s advantage to 24-10. A run by George Burgess reminiscent of his 2014 grand final performance was stopped bravely by Kahu but the damage was done, Cook diving over from dummy-half to score his first try of the season. A heavy collision from the following kick-off signalled the end of Granville’s evening and Souths back-rower John Sutton left clutching his ribs 25 minutes from full-time with the score at 30-10. Cowboys centre Tom Opacic pushed away from a Dane Gagai attempted tackle to bridge the gap somewhat eight minutes from full-time but that was the last time the Rabbitohs defence would relent. Morgan was sin-binned with 90 seconds to play for interference after a Reynolds kick.
10 min 4-0 16 min 6-0 19 min 12-0 22 min 18-0 35 min 18-6 38 min 18-10 HT 18-10 44 min 24-10 49 min 30-10 71 min 30-16 80 min 32-16 S.Burgess, Murray, Turner, Walker, Cook tries Reynolds 6 from 7 goals Crowd 34,564 (Double Header) Referee A.Klein/P.Henderson Scrums 6-5 (1H 2-1 ) Penalities 4-9 (1H 2-4 ) Final Line Up - Min Tac Pe MT LB Rn DR m Er OL K TA T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Johnston, Alex 80 7 - - - 13 - 106 - - - - - - - LWng - 5 - Graham, Campbell 80 8 - - - 11 2 105 1 - - - - - - LCnt - 3 - Turner, Kyle 43 8 - 2 1 6 - 66 1 - - - 1 - - RCnt - 4 - Gagai, Dane 80 8 - 2 - 14 3 111 - - - - - - - RWng - 2 - Allan, Corey 80 4 - - - 9 3 72 - - - - - - - 5/8 - 6 - Walker, Cody 80 15 - 2 1 7 - 59 - - 4 - 1 - - Half - 7 - Reynolds, Adam 80 12 1 3 - 10 - 90 1 - 15 - - 6/7 - Prop - 14 - Tatola, Junior 52 31 1 - - 12 - 115 1 - - - - - - Hook - 9 - Cook, Damien 80 51 - 4 2 8 6 59 - - 2 3 1 - - Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom 46 24 1 1 - 15 - 167 - - - - - - - SRow - 11 - Sutton, John 54 15 - 2 - 10 - 100 - 2 - - - - - SRow - 12 - Burgess, Sam 80 21 2 2 1 15 1 156 - - - - 1 - - (c) Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron 53 31 1 1 1 11 - 113 1 1 - - 1 - - Int - 8 - Burgess, George 27 18 - 5 1 7 - 90 1 - - - - - - Int - 15 - Nicholls, Mark 34 26 2 - - 6 - 55 1 - - - - - - Int - 16 - Lowe, Ethan 51 17 1 1 - 6 - 57 1 - - - - - - Int - 17 - Knight, Liam 40 31 - - - 8 - 73 - - - - - - - 327 9 25 7 1603 8 3 21 3 5 6/7 - Completion Rate - 27 / 33 82% Opposition Offloads - 10 Effective 1st Tackles 0 min 19m KO 1 min 10m Reynolds kick COF 3 min 49m Reynolds kick COF 17m SS P(Tatola) 5 min 26m Reynolds kick COF 7 min 0m NQ Err SCR / Reynolds kick CIG 9 min 0m Cook kick CIG 10 min 0m TRY 13 min 12m Walker kick COF 16 min 0m Reynolds kick P GOAL 17 min 9m Reynolds kick COF 19 min 0m P / TRY 22 min 0m TRY 25 min 65m SS P(Murray) 27 min 46m NQ Err / Walker kick DIG 29 min 70m SS Err(Turner) SCR 31 min 16m NQ Err SCR / Reynolds kick COF 32 min 88m Reynolds kick OOF 34 min 63m DO / (NQ TRY) 36 min 82m KO 15m / SS P(Nicholls) 58m / SS P(SBurgess) / (NQ TRY) half time 41 min 14m Walker kick COF 42 min 19m Reynolds kick COF 44 min 0m NQ Err SCR / TRY 46 min 91m SS Err(GBurgess) SCR 49 min 0m NQ Err SCR / P / TRY 52 min 29m Reynolds kick COF 54 min 18m NQ Err / Reynolds kick COF 55 min 75m SS 6TG(Tatola) SCR 56 min 78m DO 59 min 24m Reynolds kick COF 60 min 93m Reynolds kick 24m / SS P(Reynolds) 97m / SS 6TG(Lowe) SCR 64 min 11m NQ Err / Reynolds kick COF 66 min 13m Cook kick 68 min 9m NQ Err / Reynolds kick COF 70 min 52m SS P(Walker) 52m / (NQ TRY) 72 min 79m KO 19m / SS P(TBurgess) 74 min 94m SS Err(Murray) SCR 75 min 95m NQ Err SCR / SS Err(Nicholls) SCR 76m / SS P(SBurgess) 80 min 0m Reynolds kick P-10SB GOAL Average effective 1st tackle location - 35.5m - for the whole match - 29.2m - 1st half - 41.8m - 2nd half Other First Grade Matches 26-18 Lang Cronulla b Gold Coast 30-4 Lang Wests-Tig b Penrith 26-10 Lang Brisbane b Manly 22-10 Lang Newcastle b Canterbury 26-18 Lang Warriors b St Geo-Ill 64-10 Lang Melbourne b Parramatta 30-24 Lang Syd Rstrs b Canberra W D L B Diff PT SYD RSTRS 8 - 1 - +105 16 SOUTHS 8 - 1 - +97 16 MELBOURNE 7 - 2 - +112 14 CANBERRA 6 - 3 - +65 12 MANLY 5 - 4 - +15 10 WESTS-TIG 5 - 4 - - 10 CRONULLA 5 - 4 - -1 10 PARRAMATTA 5 - 4 - -2 10 Newcastle 4 - 5 - +8 8 St Geo-Ill 4 - 5 - -20 8 Brisbane 3 - 6 - -27 6 Warriors 3 - 6 - -34 6 Nth Qld 3 - 6 - -64 6 Gold Coast 2 - 7 - -67 4 Penrith 2 - 7 - -93 4 Canterbury 2 - 7 - -94 4
No one has been charged from the match.
U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Round 8
v Wests-Tigers, Leichhardt Oval, Sat May 11 11:00am
Late Changes - Manowski is out. Zampech starts at centre, Angianga on the bench. The South Sydney Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg side have run rampant at Leichhardt Oval, putting the Wests Tigers to the sword 58-18. Souths’ hooker Josh Cook went on a first-half rampage from dummy half, setting up a try and scoring another to set his side up well for a 24-12 halftime lead. Cook was constantly probing from dummy half, getting past tired forwards and looking more and more like Damien Cook with each minute that passed. His effort out of dummy half to set up the opening try in the 7th minute was particularly impressive, splitting the Tigers’ defence through the middle, before drawing Tigers’ fullback Zac Cini and passing to halfback Blake Taaffe who scored under the posts. The Wests Tigers impressed early on, putting on some big shots in the opening set and dominating field position in the first five minutes. However poor execution close to the line let them down. Tigers fullback Zac Cini was impressive bringing the ball back, and scored a good try in the 14th minute, cutting the Rabbitohs’ defence to shreds on the right edge. Silly mistakes hampered his game, however, with a knock on of his leading directly to a barge over try from Josh Cook. He also kicked out on the full at the following kick off, leading to a try to Kane Allan in the 25th minute. The second half started where the first left off, with Wests Tigers gifting Souths an early chance with a knock on in the first set. Souths took full advantage, scoring through Ky Rodwell to lead 30-12. The Tigers showed some fight, striking back through Lucas Castle in the 43rd minute to trail by 30 points to 18. However, they made it difficult for themselves to keep the fight up with poor discipline and silly errors costing them a great deal of possession. The Rabbitohs continued to draw away as the second half progressed, with a try to replacement hooker Peter Mamouzelos in the 49th minute, before Kane Allan scored his second of the game in the 56th minute, putting the result beyond any doubt. Mamouzelos continued to exploit Wests’ tired forwards around the middle, showing that Souths have plenty of depth in the hooking ranks. He scored his second try of the game in the 60th minute off the back of more dummy half running. Souths continued to pile on the points, cracking the half century with a try to Lachlan Ilias, before Jack Frasca crashed over in the left corner as the fulltime siren sounded, with a sideline conversion from Taaffe sealing the fate of the toothless Tigers with a 58-18 victory.
6 min 6-0 13 min 6-6 21 min 12-6 26 min 18-6 28 min 18-12 32 min 24-12 HT 24-12 36 min 30-12 42 min 30-18 48 min 36-18 55 min 40-18 59 min 46-18 64 min 52-18 69 min 58-18 K.Allan 3, Mamouzelos 2, Taaffe, J.Cook, Stowers, Rodwell, Frasca tries Taaffe 7 from 8, Illias 2 from 2 goals Final Line Up - Min T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Tautaiolefua, James 70 - - - LWng - 2 - Frasca, Jack 70 1 - - LCnt - 18 - Zampech, Bradley 70 - - - RCnt - 3 - Mougios, Nick 70 - - - RWng - 5 - Allan, Kane 70 3 - - 5/8 - 6 - Ilias, Lachlan 70 - 2/2 - Half - 7 - Taafe, Blake 64 1 7/8 - (c) Prop - 8 - Bain, Luke 35 - - - Hook - 9 - Cook, Josh 70 1 - - Prop - 10 - Rodwell, Ky 57 1 - - SRow - 11 - Aluni-Chanfoon, Maila 70 - - - SRow - 12 - French, Matt 70 - - - Lock - 13 - Gardner, Brock 33 - - - Int - 4 - Angianga, Tallis 27 - - - Int - 14 - Mamouzelos, Peter 23 2 - - Int - 15 - Stowers, Augustine 25 1 - - Int - 16 - Gale, Lachlan 16 - - - 10 9/10 - Other U20 Jersey Flegg Cup Matches 24-4 Leic St Geo-Ill b Victoria 22-14 Leic Penrith b Parramatta 36-14 Leic Cronulla b Manly 30-24 Leic Warriors b Syd Rstrs 32-20 Leic Newcastle b Canterbury 44-10 Leic Canberra b Norths W D L B Diff PT CRONULLA 7 - 1 - +134 14 PENRITH 6 - 2 - +143 12 SOUTHS 5 2 1 - +82 12 CANBERRA 5 1 2 - +125 11 ST GEO-ILL 5 1 2 - +94 11 SYD RSTRS 5 1 2 - +34 11 NEWCASTLE 5 - 3 - +104 10 CANTERBURY 4 1 3 - +42 9 Warriors 4 1 3 - +22 9 Wests-Tigers 3 1 4 - -22 7 Parramatta 2 - 6 - -100 4 Norths - 1 7 - -176 1 Victoria - 1 7 - -208 1 Manly - - 8 - -274 -
ARL U18 - National Championship
48-14 Dlpn Tweed Heads b Illawarra
Womens NSWRL Premiership - Round 6
v Wentworthville, Ringrose Park, Sun May 12 11:00am
Late Changes - Young and Fonokalafi are out, Doyle starts fullback, Gordon at centre, Murray on the wing, Clay at 5/8, O'Mealey at half, Allende at lock, Kelly on the bench. The South Sydney Rabbitohs Harvey Norman Women's Premiership side have come away with a nail-biting 16-14 win over the Wenworthville Magpies at Ringrose Park on Mother's Day. In a see-sawing affair, the Red and Green completed an incredible victory, clawing back from a two-point deficit twice in the final ten minutes as well as having a player sent to the sin bin in what was an eventful second half. In a typically tough grind, the match began with both sides looking to gain the ascendency with fast line speed in defence and strong carries with the ball. But it was the Rabbitohs who would strike first, courtesy to captain Rebecca Riley diving over from dummy half close to the line. The conversion from five-eighth Candice Clay then gave the side an early 6-nil advantage after eight minutes. However, Wentworthville would return fire in quick succession, scoring two tries in the span of three minutes to take a two-point lead with both conversions missed. And they looked to strike again as halfback broke the line, but thanks to a try-saving tackle from fullback Karri Doyle, followed by some desperate defence, Wentworthville would eventually lose possession thanks to a dropped ball. The Red and Green would do themselves no favours though, with poor handling and ill-discipline handing their opponents more chances to continue their lead. Returning veteran Lavina O'Mealey looked to spark her side with a show and go five minutes from the break, and although Wentworthville gave the side another six tackles after kicking away a loose ball, cohesion was lacking as the Cardinal and Myrtle failed to convert their opportunities. With less than a minute to go, a penalty in the ruck gave the home side a chance to strike again, but the determined defence of the Rabbitohs Women prevented any more points from being scored in the half. It was a much more impressive start to the second stanza from the Rabbitohs, showing more intent and finesse with early kicks and running on fifth tackle. But just as the momentum swung in their favour, fundamental mistakes cruelled the Red and Green's chances to capitalise. A morale-boosting forced error gave a shot in the arm for the Rabbitohs, and although captain Riley took advantage of slow markers to give her side a much-needed penalty, the referee's decision was reversed as unwarranted backchat from O'Mealey saw the pivot sent to the sin bin and Wentworthville given the ball. Down to twelve women and heading in the final quarter of the match, the side failed to succumb to fatigue, winning a scrum feed fed by Wentworthville and then continuing to question the defence with some decisive running. The determination was encompassed by a try-saving tackle from fill-in fullback Bryanna Murray, who rounded up a runaway winger to bundle her into touch in a defining moment of the match. With O'Mealey back on the field and with Souths on the attack, it looked more and more likely that the side would strike, and they did so as the five-eighth put Karri Doyle over to bring the lead back to the Rabbitohs with less than ten minutes to go. An error on the next set gave Wentworthville ammunition to score, and despite some fantastic defensive efforts, they managed to crash over on a fifth tackle raid down the right-hand side. With the conversion successful, the Magpies held a four-point lead with less than four minutes to go. But the never-say-die attitude of the Rabbitohs shone through the time of need, with a miraculous kick-off going out after a single bounce and giving them possession 30 metres from the line. And soon it was powerhouse prop Moniqca Mo'ale charging under the posts to the delight of the Red and Green faithful. With Akira Kelly's goal, the Rabbitohs then took the lead with a minute to go. But the match wasn't without any drama, with the Rabbitohs losing the ball from the kick-off despite Jasmin Allende being tackled without the ball. But in what can only be labelled poetic justice, the Magpies lost the ball from the scrum to hand South Sydney the ball with a minute left to seal the victory.
6 min 6-0 12 min 6-4 16 min 6-8 HT 6-8 52 min 10-8 55 min 10-14 57 min 16-14 Riley, Doyle, Mo'ale tries Clay 1 from 1, Kelly 1 from 2 goals 41 min 10 Sin Bin O'Mealey, Lavina Final Line Up - T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Doyle, Kari 1 - - Wing - 2 - Tallon, Courtney - - - Cntr - 13 - Gordon, Kyla - - - Cntr - 4 - Pilley, Tayla - - - Wing - 3 - Murray, Bryanna - - - 5/8 - 6 - Clay, Candice - 1/1 - Half - 18 - O'Mealey, Lavina - - - Prop - 8 - Nean, Kyara - - - Hook - 9 - Riley, Rebecca 1 - - (c) Prop - 10 - Mo'ale, Monique 1 - - SRow - 11 - Vunakece, Eloise - - - SRow - 12 - Boney, Latisha - - - Lock - 20 - Allende, Jasmin - - - Int - 14 - Sutherland, Rhianna - - - Int - 15 - Waters, Meleanna - - - Int - 16 - Fonokalafi, Helen - - - Int - 17 - Kelly, Akira - 1/2 - 3 2/3 - Other Womens NSW Premiership Matches 18-6 Andr Norths b Canterbury 34-10 Cabr Cronulla b Cabramatta 34-6 Dudl Newcastle b St Marys 14-0 Hcky Mounties b Penrith-Br BYE Wests-Tigers W D L B Diff PT MT PRITCHARD 6 - - - +114 12 NORTHS 6 - - - +46 12 NEWCASTLE 4 - 2 - +84 8 CRONULLA 4 - 2 - +56 8 SOUTHS 3 - 2 1 +40 8 CABRAMATTA 2 - 3 1 +4 6 WENWORTHVILLE 2 - 3 1 -16 6 ST MARYS 2 - 3 1 -24 6 Wests-Tigers 1 - 4 1 -44 4 Penrith-Br - - 5 1 -150 2 Canterbury - - 6 - -110 -
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