2019 NRL Premiership - Round 19

South Sydney v St George-Illawarra

Stadium Australia

Fri Jul 26, 7:50pm

Selected Round 19 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Tracey and Sam Burgess were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Amone and Corey Allan were 18th and 19th men. Tom Burgess started at prop and Britt on the bench.

WIN 20-16

South Sydney winger Campbell Graham all but ended St George Illawarra's finals hopes with a try as the full-time siren sounded after Dragons captain Gareth Widdop and hooker Cameron McInnes combined with rookie winger Jason Saab to spark a remarkable second-half comeback. McInnes charged down an attempted field goal by Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds and outran Cody Walker and Braidon Burns to dive on the loose ball 40 metres from the St George Illawarra tryline in a 74th-minute play that appeared to have saved the Dragons' season. Saab scored his second try of the night on the following tackle and Widdop levelled the scores at 14-14 with his conversion, before landing a 78th-minute penalty goal from 30 metres out and on the sideline in his first match back from shoulder surgery. However the Dragons could not hold Souths out and Graham crossed on the final play of the game to snatch a 20-16 win that has left the Red V needing to win all of their remaining six games to have any chance of making the playoffs. It was a cruel loss for St George Illawarra after a performance which highlighted how much Widdop's 18 week absence had hurt their season and his return coincided with a renewed energy and spirit within the team. "He got us back in the game with that nice kick behind the line [for Saab to score] and then nailed the conversion, then nailed another one and obviously got that clutch one at the back end of the game," Dragons coach Paul McGregor said. The Dragons had two other try scoring opportunities but impatience cost then as halfback Ben Hunt was denied due to a double-movement and centre Euan Aitken was cut down just short by Souths fullback Adam Doueihi. For the Rabbitohs, it was an important win in their quest for a home final as they are guaranteed to remain in outright second place ahead of Sydney Roosters and Canberra - regardless of other results this weekend. Souths coach Wayne admitted he had been "pessimistic" about his team's chances after Widdop's late penalty goal. “I had a speech prepared before the try that wasn’t anything like the one I gave after the try was scored," Bennett said. "I saw in the box Paul McGregor signalling to take the two [points] when they had the kick on the sideline and they would have been elated with that moment, thought it was their game, and your emotions go down and you are thinking about why you lost the game and all the things you should have done that you didn’t do. When you get down to that last minute and all of a sudden in the last 10 seconds they score in the corner your whole world is turned upside down again and his world has gone the other way. He would be pleased with their effort but effort is not going to get them where they want to go." The Dragons took an early lead when Widdop landed a fourth-minute penalty goal after a dangerous tackle by Souths hooker Damien Cook on his NSW Origin team-mate Tyson Frizell. Saab gave the first glimpse of why McGregor handed the 199cm teenager his NRL debut when he leapt above Graham to tap back a Widdop cross-field kick only for centre Euan Aitken to knock on. An Adam Reynolds penalty goal levelled the scores in the 19th minute and the game became an arm wrestle as both teams battled for field possession but the weight of possession heavily favoured the Rabbitohs. After three consecutive sets on the Dragons line, Gagai crossed for his first try in the 31st minute when Walker ran from the left to right side to create an overlap out wide for the Rabbitohs against tiring defence. Trailing 6-2 at the interval, St George Illawarra started the second half poorly when Hunt knocked on at first receiver in the 43rd minute and Walker dummied his way over to score on the following set of tackles. Reynolds again missed the conversion but the Rabbitohs continued to turn the screw and four goal-line drop outs kept their opponents under pressure and starved them of possession. The Dragons looked ready to capitulate when Hunt attempted a short goal line drop out and kicked the ball into Vaughan as he was attempting to get onside. The comedy of errors resulted in a penalty against the Dragons and Gagai scored his second try in the 56th minute to put the Rabbitohs ahead 14-2 but the visitors rallied late to set up an epic finish. Saab scored his first try in the 66th minute when he pounced on a Widdop grubber and he crossed again eight minutes later after McInness's charge down heroics to level the scores at 14-14. Widdop appeared to have snatched victory with a 78th-minute penalty goal from the sideline but the Rabbitohs regained the ball from a short kick off and Graham broke the Dragons hearts when he dived over in the corner as the full-time siren sounded.

 3 min  0-2
19 min  2-2  Reynolds goal
30 min  6-2  Gagai try  Reynolds miss
43 min 10-2  Walker try Reynolds miss
55 min 14-2  Gagai try  Reynolds miss
65 min 14-8
73 min 14-14
79 min 14-16
80 min 20-16 Graham try Reynolds goal

Gagai 2, Walker, Graham tries
Reynolds 2 from 5 goals

Crowd      12,318
Referee    G.Sutton/M.Noyen 19 min L.Kennedy replaced M.Noyen who was injured

Scrums      3-8 (1H  1-3 )
Penalities  7-4 (1H  5-2 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Doueihi, Adam         80   5  -  2  -  18   -  179  1  -   3  1  -  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Graham, Campbell      80   3  -  1  1  13   1  100  2  -   -  -  1  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Burns, Braidon        80  10  1  4  1  14   4  117  -  1   1  1  -  -     - 
RCnt -  3 - Roberts, James        80  20  1  2  -  11   1  119  2  -   1  -  -  -     -
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           80   7  -  1  2  18   3  144  1  -   -  -  2  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  16  -  2  2  18   -  130  2  -   5  1  1  -     - (c)
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  24  -  -  -  12   -   56  -  -  13  -  -  2/5   - 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        52  25  -  -  -  14   -  145  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-27,55-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  39  1  -  -   9   6   87  -  -   2  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 21 - Burgess, Tom          40  23  -  1  -  13   -  127  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-22,62-80]
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          38  15  -  -  -   7   -   61  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-26,68-80]
SRow - 12 - Lowe, Ethan           80  24  1  1  -  11   -   87  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       62  38  -  -  -  17   -  120  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-32,50-80]

Int  - 10 - Britt, Dean           28  17  -  1  -  10   -   86  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [22-50]
Int  - 15 - Nicholls, Mark        28  19  -  1  -  10   -   93  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [27-55]
Int  - 16 - Su'A, Jaydn           42  20  -  -  -  12   -  108  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [26-68]
Int  - 17 - Turner, Kyle          30  21  -  1  -   9   -   70  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [32-62]

                                     326  4 17  6         1834 10  6  25  3  4  2/5   -

Completion Rate      - 34 / 41  83%

Opposition Offloads  - 8

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO
 1 min 100m Walker kick 3m / SS P(DCook) (SI GOAL)
 4 min  15m KO
 6 min   0m P / Walker kick CIG
 8 min  79m SS Err(Walker) SCR 14m / SS P(Roberts)
11 min   4m ChOv
13 min  32m SS Err(Sutton) SCR
15 min  73m SS Err(Walker) 28m / SS P(Murray)
19 min   0m SI Err SCR / P / P GOAL
21 min   8m Reynolds kick COF
23 min  14m SS Err(Roberts) SCR
25 min  13m Reynolds kick COF
27 min  12m SI Err / Reynolds kick SS Err(Gagai) SCR
30 min   0m P / Roberts kick SI 6TG / P / TRY
33 min  18m Reynolds kick COF
35 min  12m Reynolds kick COF
36 min  13m Reynolds kick
38 min  23m DCook kick COF
39 min   0m SI Err / Doueihi kick CIG

half time

41 min  29m Reynolds kick COF
43 min   0m SI Err / TRY
45 min  14m Walker kick
47 min  14m Burns kick SCR
49 min  92m SS Err(Doueihi) SCR
50 min   2m P / Doueihi kick
53 min  10m SI Err / SS Err(Roberts) SCR
54 min   0m Reynolds kick Doueihi kick CIG
55 min   0m SI Err P / TRY
58 min   5m Walker kick
60 min  15m SI Err SCR / SS Err(SuA) SCR
62 min  35m DCook kick Walker kick SS NO TRY SS Err(Graham) DIG
64 min  67m Reynolds kick DIG / (SI TRY)
66 min  11m KO
68 min  11m Reynolds kick COF
70 min   0m Reynolds kick CIG
71 min   3m Reynolds kick
73 min  60m SI Err SCR / Reynolds kick SS NO FIELDGOAL / (SI TRY)
75 min  13m KO
76 min 100m Reynolds kick COF 14m / SS P(Burns) (SI GOAL)
80 min   0m Sh-KO SI Err / TRY


Average effective 1st tackle location
- 23.5m - for the whole match

- 23.0m - 1st half  
- 23.9m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

16-14 Ende Cronulla   b Nth Qld
28-26 NISC Wests-Tig  b Newcastle
24-22 WSS  Parramatta b Warriors
34-12 Robi Brisbane   b Gold Coast
11-10 MRSt Manly      b Melbourne  (GP)
20-12 StAu Syd Rstrs  b Canterbury
30-18 Penr Canberra   b Penrith

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     15 -  3 1 +235 32
SOUTHS        13 -  5 1 +108 28
SYD RSTRS     12 -  6 1 +140 26
CANBERRA      12 -  6 1 +123 26
MANLY         11 -  7 1  +56 24
PARRAMATTA    10 -  8 1  +13 22
PENRITH        9 -  9 1  -61 20
BRISBANE       8 1  9 1  -20 19
Newcastle      8 - 10 1   +9 18
Cronulla       8 - 10 1   -7 18
Wests-Tig      8 - 10 1  -66 18
Warriors       7 1 10 1  -36 17
Nth Qld        7 - 11 1  -71 16
St Geo-Ill     6 - 12 1 -104 14
Canterbury     5 - 13 1 -184 12
Gold Coast     4 - 14 1 -135 10
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.

Reserve Grade - Canterbury NSW Premiership Round 18

v St George-Illawarra, Wollongong Stadium, Sun Jul 28 1:10pm

WIN 25-22

Late Changes - Team was 1-17. The South Sydney Rabbitohs Canterbury Cup side have recorded a stunning 25-22 comeback victory against the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium, and reclaiming top spot in the competition. Much like the NRL side’s victory two days earlier, it was a last-minute play that sealed the match as the Cardinal and Myrtle overcame a 16-4 halftime deficit to claim an unlikely victory. The match began in the worse possible circumstance, with the side conceding two tries in the first five minutes to give their opponents a 10-nil advantage - with one of them being scored in the first minute. Not to be deterred though, the Rabbitohs scored their first try through winger Mawene Hiroti in the 23rd minute after both sides struggled to gain any ascendency with the ball. After that though, the weight of possession went to the Dragons, who would score through Reece Robson and grab a 16-4 half-time lead, with a big mountain to climb for the visiting side. Fives minutes from the resumption, however, young halfback Blake Taaffe would make his first key play of the match, with as linebreak putting away winger Leigh Higgins and bringing the side back into the contest. And the Rabbitohs would build from that, scoring two tries to Bayley Sironen and Connor Tracey to see them lead for the first time 22-16 after 62 minutes gone. But the Dragons would reply just five minutes later with a try of their own, levelling the scores with just over 10 minutes left in the match. After the sides traded errors, it was Taaffe who would have the composure to slot a field goal with five to go, giving the Rabbitohs a 23-22 lead, and a penalty goal just before the final siren saw the Red and Green victorious, 25-22 in a famous victory.

 1 min  0-6
 5 min  0-10
23 min  4-10 Hiroti try Hiroti miss
29 min  4-16
HT      4-16
46 min 10-16 Higgins try Hiroti goal
57 min 16-16 Sironen try Hiroti goal
60 min 22-16 Tracey try Hiroti goal
67 min 22-22
75 min 23-22 Taffe fieldgoal
79 min 25-22 Hiroti goal

Hiroti, Higgins, Sironen, Tracey tries
Hiroti 4 from 5 goals
Taafe fieldgoal

Scrums     9-5 (1H 3-1) 
Penalties  3-8 (1H 2-4)

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

Flbk -  1 - Allan, Corey          80   3  -  -  1  10   -   76  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
LWng -  5 - Hiroti, Mawene        80   6  -  -  1  14   -  153  -  1   -  -  1  4/5   -
LCnt -  3 - Gagan, Jacob          80  10  -  1  -   8   -   81  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Dodd, Levi            80   7  1  1  -  14   1  144  1  2   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  2 - Higgins, Leigh        80   2  -  3  -  10   -  116  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Tracey, Connor        80  17  1  5  1   8   -  107  1  -   7  -  1  -     -
Half -  7 - Taafe, Blake          80  10  -  4  1   4   -  130  1  -   4  1  -  -     1
Prop -  8 - Amone, Tom            50  27  -  4  -  10   -   90  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-26,50-74]
Hook -  9 - Brittain, Billy       80  52  -  5  -   5   5   42  -  1   3  -  -  -     - (c)
Prop - 10 - Dillon, Kurt          62  38  -  1  -  17   -  135  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-50,68-80]
SRow - 11 - Peoples, Trent        62  26  4  2  -   7   -   67  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-62]
SRow - 12 - Johns, Jack           80  32  1  4  -  19   -  133  1  -   1  1  -  -     -     
Lock - 13 - Sironen, Bayley       50  32  -  2  1  10   -   85  -  -   -  1  1  -     -     [0-33,53-80]

Int  - 14 - Gray, Brock           27  17  1  -  -   4   -   26  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [26-53]
Int  - 15 - Hills, Lyndon         35  13  -  -  -   6   -   49  2  -   -  -  -  -     -     [33-68]
Int  - 16 - O'Connor, Dylan       18   7  -  1  -   4   -   26  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [62-80]
Int  - 17 - Gordon, Yileen         6   1  -  -  -   3   -   25  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [74-80]

                                     300  8 33  5         1491  9  6  15  3  4  4/5   1

Completion Rate      - 23 / 31  74%

Opposition Offloads  - 5

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  10m KO / (SI TRY)
 2 min  12m KO
 4 min  78m Taafe kick COF 41m SS P(Brittain) / (SI TRY)
 7 min  18m KO
 9 min  51m Tracey kick 18m / SS P(Dillon)
12 min  38m Taafe kick
14 min  18m ChOv
17 min  11m SI Err SCR / Brittain kick
19 min  48m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Johns)
21 min  88m SS Err(Gagan) SCR
22 min  15m SI Err SCR / Tracey kick
23 min   0m SI Err / TRY
25 min 100m SS Err(Tracey)
26 min  90m Sh-DO
27 min  89m P / Brittain kick 60m / SS P(BGray) / (SI TRY)
31 min  16m KO
32 min  11m Tracey kick
35 min  95m P / SS Err(Taafe) 13m / SS P(BGray)
38 min  10m SI Err / P / ChDn

half time

41 min  30m Taafe kick COF
42 min  94m SS Err(Hiroti)
43 min  79m SI Err SCR / SS Err(CAllan)
46 min   0m SI Err SCR / TRY
48 min  92m SS Err(Hiroti) SCR
50 min  70m Brittain kick 13m / SS P(BGray)
54 min  25m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Peoples) 15m SS P(Dodd)
56 min  45m SS Err(Gagan)
57 min   0m SI Err SCR / TRY
59 min  19m Johns kick
60 min   0m SI Err SCR / TRY
63 min  15m Tracey kick SCR
66 min  22m Tracey kick 6m SS P(Tracey) / (SI TRY)
69 min  20m KO
71 min  41m SS Err(Higgins) SCR
73 min  18m SI Err SCR / Tracey kick
75 min   0m Taafe kick FIELDGOAL
76 min   9m Taafe kick
79 min   0m SI Err SCR / P GOAL

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 38.3m - for the whole match

- 46.4m - 1st half  
- 31.1m - 2nd half  

Other Reserve Grade Matches

30-22 WSS  Warriors   b Wntwrthvll
32-12 Hens Newtown    b Canterbury
30-22 StJn Wests      b Newcastle
24-14 Penr Penrith    b Mt Prtchrd
BYE        Norths
BYE        Blacktwon

                W D  L B Diff PT
SOUTHS         11 -  6 1  +65 24
PENRITH        11 -  6 1  +54 24
CANTERBURY     10 1  6 1   +7 23
NORTHS         10 -  7 1  +21 22
ST GEO-ILL      9 3  6 - +113 21
MT PRITCHARD    8 1  8 1  +56 19
WENTWORTHVILLE  8 -  9 1   -1 18
WARRIORS        7 2  8 1   -5 18
Wests           7 3  8 -   -7 17
Newtown         8 1  9 -  -48 17
Newcastle       6 - 12 - -102 12
Blacktown       3 1 13 1 -153  9

U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Round 15

v St George-Illawarra, 11:15am

WIN 28-18

Late Changes - Stowers and Bain were out. Dut started fullback, Tautaiolefua at five-eighth, Taumoepenu started at prop, Zaurini at hooker, Mamouzelos and Akau'ola Lula on the bench. The South Sydney Rabbitohs have pulled off a successful road trip to Wollongong, defeating the St George Illawarra Dragons 28-18 in Round 19 of the Jersey Flegg Cup. Rabbitohs lock forward Ky Rodwell was instrumental, bagging a first-half double and wrestling back the momentum of the game for his side when they were under the pump early. The first try of the game was scored by St George Illawarra fullback Cody Ramsey in just the 2nd minute. This was followed by a penalty goal from halfback Blair Wright in the 9th minute, giving the home side an early 6-0 lead. South Sydney hit back with back to back tries to NSW U20s star Rodwell in the 16th and 20th minutes, picking up where he left off after last week’s massive performance against the Parramatta Eels. The Rabbitohs continued the onslaught, with Luke Puru and Lachlan Ilias both scoring before halftime to give the away side a commanding 22-6 lead at the break. Winger Kane Allan scored 2 minutes into the second half to extend his side’s lead to 28 points to 6. St George Illawarra would not have enough in the tank to get back into the game. Tries to Sam McCann and Blake Barbuto saw them reduce the gap to a more respectable 10 points. But it was not enough to snare the points from South Sydney, who would end up victorious by 28 points to 18, getting the points this time against the Dragons after their Round 2 draw.

 3 min  0-4
 9 min  0-6
16 min  6-6  Rodwell try Ilias goal
20 min 12-6  Rodwell try Ilias goal
29 min 18-6  Puru try Ilias goal
HT     18-6
37 min 24-6  K.Allan try Ilias goal
41 min 24-12
52 min 24-18
65 min 28-18 Ilias try Ilias miss

Rodwell 2, Puru, K.Allan, Ilias tries
Ilias 4 from 5 goals

Penalties  5-7 (1H  3-4 )

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
                                                                                                         
Flbk - 19 + Dut, Muong            70   3  -  1  -   -   -   89  -  -   -  -  -  -     -                  
LWng -  5 - Frasca, Jack          70   6  -  1  -   -   -  135  4  -   -  -  -  -     -                  
LCnt -  3 - Mougios, Nick         70  12  -  4  -   -   -   42  1  -   -  -  -  -     - (c)              
RCnt -  4 - Paulo, Jaxson         70   9  -  3  -   -   -   80  -  -   -  1  -  -     -                  
RWng -  2 - Allan, Kane           70   3  -  1  1   -   -   63  -  -   -  -  1  -     -                  
5/8  -  1 - Tautaiolefua, James   70  11  -  -  -   -   -   90  -  3   -  -  -  -     -                  
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        70  14  -  2  1   -   -  133  2  1   8  -  1  4/5   -                  
Prop - 17 - Taumoepenu, Tevita    36  21  1  2  -   -   -   30  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-17,51-70] 
Hook -  6 - Zaurini, Marc         54  25  1  2  -   -   -   50  -  -   -  2  -  -     -     [0-54]        
Prop - 10 - Manowski, Aidan       52  29  1  4  -   -   -   18  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24,42-70] 
SRow - 11 - Angianga, Tallis      62  19  1  5  -   -   -   82  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-51,59-70] 
SRow - 12 - French, Matt          70  32  -  4  -   -   -   97  -  2   -  -  -  -     -                  
Lock - 13 - Rodwell, Ky           70  17  1  1  2   -   -  155  -  -   -  -  2  -     -                  

Int  -  9 - Mamouzelos, Peter     46  27  2  1  1   -   -   99  -  -   2  -  -  -     -     [24-70]      
Int  - 14 + Ranga Iti, Iizaya     12   8  -  -  -   -   -   26  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [30-42]      
Int  - 16 - Puru, Luke            29  11  -  3  1   -   -   46  -  -   -  1  1  -     -     [17-30,54-70]
Int  - 18 + Akau'ola Laula, K     13   -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [67-70] (Kamaloni) 

                                     247  7 34  6         1243  7  7  10  4  5  4/5   -

Completion Rate      - 22 / 28  79%

Opposition Offloads  - 3

Other U20 Jersey Flegg Cup Matches

34-18 NHbr Warriors   b Parramatta
12-10 Hens Canterbury b Cronulla
34-20 StJn Wests-Tig  b Newcastle
20-10 MRSt Victoria   b Manly
42-16 Hens Syd Rstrs  b Norths
26-26 Penr Penrith    d Canberra

                W D  L B Diff PT
SYD RSTRS      11 1  3 - +147 23
CRONULLA       11 -  4 - +149 22
PENRITH        10 1  4 - +206 21
SOUTHS          9 2  4 -  +68 20
CANTERBURY      9 2  4 -  +61 20
NEWCASTLE       9 -  6 - +181 18
CANBERRA        8 2  5 - +150 18
WARRIORS        7 2  6 -  +16 16
St Geo-Ill      7 1  7 -  +74 15
Wests-Tigers    6 1  8 -  -28 13
Parramatta      4 - 11 - -139 10
Victoria        3 3  9 - -258  9
Manly           2 - 13 - -373  4
Norths          1 1 13 - -254  3

Womens NSWRL Premiership - Semi-Finals


Other Womens NSW Premiership Matches

BYE        (1)   Mt Prtchrd
BYE        (2)   Newcastle
22-16 Leic (6v3) Wests-Tig  b Norths
28-12 Leic (4v5) Cronulla   b St Marys


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