2019 NRL Premiership - Round 22

South Sydney v Canterbury

Stadium Australia

Sat Aug 17, 7:30pm

Selected Round 22 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

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Rabbitohs Radio - Episode 6

Late Changes

Sironen and Tracey were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Nicholls and Corey Allan were 18th and 19th men.

LOSS 6-14

Canterbury's giant-killing late-season run has put the Rabbitohs' top-four hopes on the rocks, while a likely season-ending injury for Braidon Burns and another Sam Burgess blow rounded out a horror night for South Sydney. Burns cast a dejected figure in the ANZ Stadium sheds as the resurgent Bulldogs surged to a 14-6 upset, the luckless young centre re-injuring the same hamstring that earlier this year sidelined him for three months. While Burns will undergo the obligatory scans and assessment in coming days, his on-field reaction and lengthy initial lay-off make for a grim prognosis, coach Wayne Bennett conceding "it's probably his season [over]. It's the third time he's done it". So too the sight of skipper Sam Burgess, who sat out last week with a quad strain, pulling up lame late in the contest as Canterbury kicked on. "It doesn't look great," Bennett said of Burgess, who will likely be racing the clock in a six-day turnaround for next week's grudge match with former coach Anthony Seibold and the Broncos. Kieran Foran, meanwhile, knows all too well what Burns is facing. But having finally put his own calf and hamstring issues to bed the big-money half tormented Souths with the intent of his salad days at Manly. Foran's work at the line proved game-breaking, laying on two tries for Corey Harawira-Naera as Canterbury made it three straight - the first time they've done it in Dean Pay's tenure at Belmore. For the Rabbitohs, though, the loss drops them out of the top four for the first occasion this season, at the worst possible time. Throughout a tense first half Canterbury well and truly held it, making most of the running without reward. Only penalty goals traded by Adam Reynolds and Nick Meaney troubled the scorers before half-time. It was Meaney who looked most likely down the Bulldogs' left edge, Dane Gagai once shunting him into touch as the tryline loomed and again batting a ball dead with the blue-and-white flyer in hot pursuit. Another Reynolds penalty goal inched the Rabbitohs ahead after the break, but Foran ensured their advantage lasted all of 60 seconds. His feathered grubber into the in-goal gave Harawira-Naerea first tryscorer honours in the 47th minute. Reynolds levelled the scores again soon after with his third penalty goal of the night. Once more, though, it was Foran putting it on a platter in retaliation, piloting Harawira-Naerea through from short range for a 12-6 lead. Canterbury looked increasingly likely as the game wore on, Raymond Faitala-Mariner and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak finding space through the middle as Lachlan Lewis and Foran guided them around the paddock. With the clock winding down Souths wound up pressing for points through James Roberts and Gagai. A strip on Gagai as he looked to burrow over the line gave Souths a full set in prime real estate, only for Liam Knight to cough up possession one tackle later. When Will Hopoate shot downfield soon after, Sam Burgess was snipered with a leg injury that will have Souths sweating throughout the week. So too their worrying form slump that has now seen them lose three on the trot and fall to fifth on the ladder.

 9 min  0-2
15 min  2-2  Reynolds goal
HT      2-2
45 min  4-2  Reynolds goal
47 min  4-6
51 min  6-6  Reynolds goal
56 min  6-12
78 min  6-14

no tries
Reynolds 3 from 3 goals

Crowd      14,112
Referee    H.Perenara/B.Sharpe (Belinda Sharpe is the first woman to referee a Souths game)

Scrums      4-8 (1H 2-5)
Penalities  7-6 (1H 4-2)

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  1  1  -  17   1  164  1  -   -  -  -  -     - 
LWng -  5 - Graham, Campbell      80   4  1  1  -  12   -  140  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Burns, Braidon        29   7  1  3  -   4   2   32  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-29]
RCnt -  3 - Roberts, James        80   8  1  -  -  12   3  122  1  2   1  -  -  -     -
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           80   3  -  1  -  20   1  159  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  -  -  -   9   -   37  1  -   6  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  14  -  2  -  10   -   75  1  1  10  -  -  3/3   - 
Prop -  8 - Burgess, Sam          51  23  -  4  -  16   -  124  -  -   -  -  -  -     - (c) [0-27,56-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  54  -  1  -  12   7   77  -  3   1  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 14 - Burgess, Tom          37  26  -  2  -  11   -   94  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24,58-71]
SRow - 11 - Lowe, Ethan           80  27  -  3  -   8   -   56  1  2   -  -  -  -     -     
SRow - 12 - Su'A, Jaydon          70  43  -  3  -   9   -   81  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-70]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       57  40  1  2  -  16   -  122  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-30,53-80]

Int  - 10 - Knight, Liam          41  26  -  1  -  11   -  103  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [24-56,71-80]
Int  - 15 - Sutton, John          51  22  -  -  -  11   -   81  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [29-80]
Int  - 16 - Britt, Dean           33  26  -  2  -   8   -   62  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [30-53,70-80]
Int  - 17 - Tatola, Junior        31  23  1  -  -   4   -   40  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [27-58]

                                     371  6 26  -         1575 12 11  18  -  -  3/3   -

Completion Rate      - 26 / 36  72%

Opposition Offloads  - 15

Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min   4m Walker kick
 2 min  12m Walker kick COF
 5 min  17m CB 6TG / P / Cook kick SS Err(TBurgess) SCR
 7 min 100m Reynolds kick COF 66m / SS P(Murray) (CB GOAL)
 9 min  18m KO
11 min  14m Reynolds kick COF
13 min  38m P / Reynolds kick DIG
15 min   0m CB Err / P GOAL
17 min  58m Walker kick COF 27m SS P(Burns)
19 min  62m DO
21 min   5m CB Err SCR / Reynolds kick 40-20
22 min  41m SS Err(SuA)
25 min  12m Walker kick COF
26 min   8m Reynolds kick COF
28 min  39m Reynolds kick DIG
32 min  16m P / SS Err(Walker) SCR
34 min  31m CB Err SCR / SS Err(Tatola) SCR
36 min  90m SS Err(Doueihi) SCR
38 min  50m SS Err(Roberts) SCR

half time

40 min  16m KO
41 min  15m Walker kick
45 min   0m CB 6TG / P GOAL
47 min  88m SS Err(Britt) SCR / (CB TRY)
48 min  14m KO
51 min   0m P GOAL
52 min  10m Walker kick
54 min  58m SS Err(Murray) SCR / (CB TRY)
57 min  76m KO 19m / SS P(Tatola)
60 min  37m Reynolds kick COF
62 min  27m SCR / Reynolds kick COF
64 min  36m SS Err(Lowe)
66 min  64m DO
67 min  24m CB Err / Reynolds kick
69 min  43m Roberts kick 16m SS P(Roberts)
72 min  16m SCR / Reynolds kick
74 min  15m P SS Err(Knight) SCR
76 min 100m SS Err(Sutton) 91m / SS P(Doueihi) (CB GOAL)
79 min  87m Sh-KO SS P(Graham)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 36.4m - for the whole match

- 33.2m - 1st half  
- 39.6m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

32-12 Brok Manly      b Wests-Tig
36-12 Robi Parramatta b Gold Coast
24-12 LngS Brisbane   b Penrith
42-6  NISC Newcastle  b Nth Qld
22-18 MRSt Canberra   b Melbourne
42-6  SCG  Syd Rstrs  b Warriors
18-12 Ende Cronulla   b St Geo-Ill

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     17 -  4 1 +277 36
SYD RSTRS     15 -  6 1 +232 32
CANBERRA      14 -  7 1 +153 30
MANLY         13 -  8 1  +92 28
SOUTHS        13 -  8 1  +75 28
PARRAMATTA    13 -  8 1  +51 28
BRISBANE      10 1 10 1  -40 23
CRONULLA      10 - 11 1   +8 22
Penrith       10 - 11 1  -75 22
Newcastle      9 - 12 1  +15 20
Wests-Tig      9 - 12 1  -64 20
Warriors       8 1 12 1  -94 19
Canterbury     8 - 13 1 -166 18
St Geo-Ill     7 - 14 1 -106 16
Nth Qld        7 - 14 1 -131 16
Gold Coast     4 - 17 1 -223 10
      

Judiciary News

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Reserve Grade - Canterbury NSW Premiership Round 21

v Canterbury, 5:20pm

LOSS 24-36

Late Changes - Hiroti is out Nakubuwai started on the wing. The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have closed out a 12-point victory, defeating the South Sydney Rabbitohs 36-24, in an exciting display of attacking football. It was a disciplined start to the game as both sides got a feel for each other in the early exchanges, but a brilliant individual effort by Bulldogs winger, Connelly Lemuelu, opened proceedings. While it seemed like the perfect start for the Bulldogs, a mistake in the set after points gave the Rabbitohs a chance to reply. Connor Tracey almost capitalised when identifying an overlap on the short side, but Jayden Okunbor’s decision to leave his wing proved crucial in shutting down the play. Moments later a flustered Rabbitohs attack forced an offload, which found the hands of a Bulldog who ran the best part of 50 metres down field. While on the attack, the Rabbitohs gave away a penalty adjacent to the posts which saw the Bulldogs elect to take the two. This took the score out to 8-0 after 12 minutes. Back-to-back penalties put the Bulldogs straight back on the attack, but a handling error followed by a penalty marched the Rabbitohs back up field and back into the game. Strong carries through the middle-third of the field got the Rabbitohs on the front foot and a beautiful grubber kick by Dean Hawkins was dived on in the in-goal by Leigh Higgins to open proceedings for the Red and Green. The Rabbitohs went back-to-back off the kick-off courtesy of a great break from Corey Allan who put Dylan O’Connor through untouched. This gave the Rabbitohs the lead at 10-8 with a quarter of the match having passed. The Rabbitohs continued to dominate possession and another line break from Connor Tracey resulted in a brilliant try saver by Bulldogs Fullback, Toa Mata’afa. However, a ricochet from a kick in the following play sat up beautifully for Billy Brittain to plant the ball down in the in-goal, which took the Rabbitohs lead to past a converted try. Despite a great set after points, strong running from the Bulldogs outside backs got them over the advantage line and back in good-ball territory. Some desperate defence from the Rabbitohs managed to shut them out temporarily, only until a short-side raid on last tackle saw Bulldog right centre Morgan Harper, break through to close the gap at 16-12. A penalty in the following set put the Bulldogs back on the attack where they managed to slide over on the left edge and level the scores at 16 a piece. Just as the Bulldogs were clawing their way back into the game, an obstruction penalty in their red zone gave the Rabbitohs an opportunity to take the lead before half time, through a penalty goal. Dean Hawkins stepped up to the spot to make it 18-16 at the break. The Bulldogs had all of the ball to begin the second half after consecutive penalties from the Rabbitohs, including an escort on last tackle, which allowed the Bulldogs to square up the scoring with their second penalty goal of the match. Despite the dominant start, the two who looked most likely to break the game open for the Rabbitohs combined - in Corey Allan and Connor Tracey. Tracey’s try and Hawkins’ goal took the score out to 24-18 to the Rabbitohs, but a quick reply from an aerial Jayden Okunbor levelled the score yet again. Okunbor then regained the lead for his side after picking up his double moments later courtesy of some silky hands by the Bulldogs right edge. The game was in the balance for the 15 minutes to follow with both teams prepared to do the hard yards in order to gain any little advantage over the other. Finally, a mistake at the back by the Bulldogs gave the Rabbitohs an opportunity to level the scoring. Okunbor had his sights on a hat-trick after he fumbled an intercept attempt which gave the Rabbitohs yet another set of six in Dogs territory. However, some absolutely jamming defence by Jake Averillo off the Rabbitohs’ scrum coughed up possession on first tackle. It was only fitting that Averillo’ solo effort in the next set of six, resulted in him crossing the line after brilliantly getting the better of the defence in cover. This gave the Bulldogs a 10 point lead with just as many minutes remaining, While the Rabbitohs tried valiantly, they lacked the spark to generate an upset in the dying moments. With yet another gift two points on offer after a Rabbitohs penalty, Brandon Wakeham sealed the match for the Bulldogs with the final score at 36-24.

 4 min  0-6
11 min  0-8
16 min  4-8  Higgins try Hawkins miss
19 min 10-8  O'Connor try Hawkins goal
22 min 16-8  Brittain try Hawkins goal
29 min 16-12
33 min 16-16
39 min 18-16 Hawkins goal
HT     18-16
43 min 18-18
46 min 24-18 Tracey try Hawkins goal
51 min 24-24
57 min 24-28
70 min 24-34
78 min 24-36

Higgins, O'Connor, Brittain, Tracey tries
Hawkins 4 from 5 goals

Scrums     6-3 (1H  3-2 ) 
Penalties  6-8 (1H  4-4 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Allan, Corey          80   1  -  -  2  11   1  108  2  -   1  2  -  -     -
LWng -  2 - Higgins, Leigh        80   2  -  1  -   6   -   56  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
LCnt -  3 - Gagan, Jacob          10   2  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-10]
RCnt -  4 - Dodd, Levi            80  11  1  1  -   9   1   69  -  3   -  -  -  -     -
RWng - 18 - Nakubuwai, Pio        80   1  -  4  -   8   -   63  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Tracey, Connor        80  15  2  3  2  18   -  164  -  -   5  -  1  -     -
Half -  7 - Hawkins, Dean         80  16  -  4  -   6   -   31  -  1   5  1  -  4/5   -
Prop -  8 - Amone, Tom            47  17  1  1  -  10   -   83  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-27,52-62,71-80]
Hook -  9 - Brittain, Billy       80  31  1  -  1   7   5   51  -  -   2  -  -  -     - (c)
Prop - 10 - Nicholls, Mark        80  32  -  -  -  15   -  112  2  1   1  -  1  -     -     
SRow - 11 - Peoples, Trent        61  23  1  -  -   6   -   56  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-52,71-80]
SRow - 12 - Johns, Jack           80  26  1  1  -  12   -  106  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     
Lock - 13 - Sironen, Bayley       80  39  1  1  -  12   -   81  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     

Int  - 14 - Gray, Brock           25  17  -  -  -   3   -   33  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [27-52]
Int  - 15 - Hills, Lyndon         19   8  -  -  -   4   -   30  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [52-71]
Int  - 16 - O'Connor, Dylan       70   6  -  2  1   6   -   75  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [10-80]
Int  - 27 - O'Brien, Kell          9   3  -  -  -   2   -   19  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [62-71]

                                     250  8 18  6         1142  7  8  14  3  4  4/5   -

Completion Rate      - 23 / 30  77%

Opposition Offloads  - 15

Other Reserve Grade Matches

36-14 NISC Mt Prtchrd b Newcastle
22-6  MtSm Norths     b Warriors
24-18 StAu Penrith    b Wests
46-28 Layb Wntwrthvll b Blacktown
BYE        St Geo-Ill
BYE        Newtown

                W D  L B Diff PT
SOUTHS         13 -  7 1  +62 28
ST GEO-ILL     11 3  6 1 +137 27
CANTERBURY     12 1  7 1  +11 27
PENRITH        12 -  8 1  +46 26
NORTHS         11 -  9 1  +26 24
MT PRITCHARD   10 1  9 1  +86 23
NEWTOWN         9 1 10 1  -40 21
WENTWORTHVILLE  9 - 11 1   -9 20
Warriors        8 2 10 1  -11 20
Wests           7 3 10 1  -23 19
Newcastle       7 - 13 1 -118 16
Blacktown       5 1 14 1 -159 13

U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Round 18

v Canterbury, 3:35pm

LOSS 12-18

Late Changes - Stowers and Zaurini have dropped off the bench. A back-and-forth encounter saw the Rabbitohs just fall-short to the Bulldogs 18-12 in a physical battle, won in the forward pack. While they fought hard, it was that added polish on the end of sets of six that edged out the win for the visitors. It wasn’t the ideal start for the cardinal and myrtle after a mistake from the kick-off gifted the Bulldogs with a scrum 10 metres out. A simple slide of hands by the Dogs proved too much for the retreating edge defence, which resulted in the first points of the game being scored in the second minute by, Tyrone Harding. Despite this, the Rabbitohs rolled up their sleeves to get in the arm wrestle but a careless high-tackle relieved the pressure for the Bulldogs and put them back in good ball territory. Fullback, Declan Casey ensured he made the most of this opportunity when he was able to cross the try line. As Casey’s try was converted, this saw the Bulldogs leading 10-0 with just as many minutes passed. The boys from Belmore did everything right by completing their set after points, but a crucial run by Rabbitohs left-winger, Muong Dut, got them out of their own in-goal and really shifted the momentum for the home team. This was a followed up by a bust from Fullback James Tautaiolefua and a pin-point kick on the front foot by Blake Taaffe, put the ball right on the spot for Jaxson Paulo to pluck the ball out of the air and post first points to the Rabbitohs. While the conversion attempt was unsuccessful, another outstanding run by Muong Dut saw him almost go the length of the field on the set after points only to be dragged down in pure Bulldogs desperation. Back-to-back penalties to the Rabbitohs allowed for the defence to reset their line, while an unforced error released the pressure and left the Dogs unscathed. Despite this, the Rabbitohs looked likely to break the line, led predominantly by Blake Taaffe and skipper, Nick Mougios. The mounted pressure was soon rewarded when Jaxson Paulo picked up a first half double after pure strength and explosive footwork got him over the top of his opposite centre. As the try was unconverted, this saw the Rabbitohs just behind at 10-8 to the Bulldogs with less than 10 minutes remaining in the half. It seemed as though the Rabbitohs were storming back after a mistake at the back by Bulldogs Fullback, Declan Casey gifted them with an opportunity just before the break. However, a crucial play-the-ball penalty gave the Bulldogs a piggy-back out of their own end where they were able to get the final points of the half, through Tyrone Harding, crossing for his second. With the score at 14-8 at half time to the Bulldogs, it was clear the Rabbitohs needed a big second 40. Similarly to how the game began an error featured in the first set of the second half, this time from the Bulldogs which immediately put the Rabbitohs on the attack. The Rabbitohs were patient with this opportunity and managed to build pressure through a well-weighted kick that resulted in a repeat set of six. The Bulldogs however managed to stick strong through aggressive ‘up-and-in’-style defence which was the theme for most of the second half. Despite this, the Rabbitohs were hot on the attack and had most of the possession during the second half, but the Bulldogs’ energy in defence forced some uncharacteristic mistakes out of their opponent. Jaxson Paulo picked up his hat-trick however which was a great individual accolade but the Bulldogs we’re too strong in the end after they returned serve with yet another try to close the game out at 18-12. The second half was a true arm wrestle with both sides only scoring one try a piece. In the end, Canterbury-Bankstown’s determination and game management shone through at the crucial moments.

 2 min  0-4
 8 min  0-10
15 min  4-10 Paulo try Ilias miss
23 min  8-10 Paulo try Ilias miss
34 min  8-14
HT      8-14
50 min 12-14 Paulo try Ilias miss
56 min 12-18

Paulo 3 tries
Ilias 0 from 3 goals

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

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  1   -   -  276  1  3   -  -  -  -     -                  
LWng -  5 - Frasca, Jack          70   5  -  2  -   -   -   67  -  -   1  -  -  -     -                  
LCnt -  3 - Mougios, Nick         70  11  -  4  1   -   -  140  -  -   -  -  -  -     - (c)              
RCnt -  4 - Paulo, Jaxson         70  15  -  2  1   -   -  129  -  -   -  -  3  -     -                  
RWng -  2 - Dut, Muong            70   3  -  -  -   -   -  110  -  -   -  -  -  -     -                  
5/8  -  6 - Taaffe, Blake         70  19  -  4  1   -   -  172  2  1   6  1  -  -     -                  
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        70  20  1  1  -   -   -   81  2  -   7  1  -  -/3   -                  
Prop -  8 - Bain, Luke            62  39  -  -  -   -   -  131  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-58,66-70]  
Hook -  9 - Cook, Josh            70  27  -  2  -   -   -   22  -  1   -  -  -  -     -                  
Prop - 10 - Manowski, Aidan       35  20  1  -  -   -   -   68  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-15,43-63] 
SRow - 11 - Angianga, Tallis      21   4  1  2  -   -   -   20  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-21]             
SRow - 12 - French, Matt          70  32  1  2  -   -   -   92  -  3   -  -  -  -     -                  
Lock - 13 - Fepuleai, Joshua      58  19  -  4  -   -   -   70  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-58] 

Int  - 14 - Mamouzelos, Peter     49  29  -  -  -   -   -   57  -  1   -  1  -  -     -     [21-70]       
Int  - 15 - Taumoepenu, Tevita    23  14  -  2  -   -   -   61  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [28-43,58-66]      
Int  - 16 - Puru, Luke            25  13  1  3  -   -   -   47  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [15-28,58-70]      
Int  - 21 - Mundine, Kieran        7   1  -  2  -   -   -    8  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [63-70]      

                                     271  5 31  4         1559  8 11  13  3  3  -/3   -

Completion Rate      - 23 / 32  72%

Opposition Offloads  - 5

Other U20 Jersey Flegg Cup Matches

24-10 NISC Newcastle  b Norths
24-18 MRSt Canberra   b Victoria
30-28 MtSm Syd Rstrs  b Warriors
34-6  Penr Wests-Tig  b Penrith
30-12 Layb Parramatta b Manly
38-18 Ende St Geo-Ill b Cronulla

                W D  L B Diff PT
SYD RSTRS      13 1  4 - +151 27
CRONULLA       12 1  5 - +149 25
SOUTHS         10 3  5 - +120 23
CANTERBURY     10 3  5 -  +57 23
NEWCASTLE      11 -  7 - +201 22
CANBERRA       10 2  6 - +162 22
PENRITH        10 2  6 - +158 22
ST GEO-ILL      9 1  8 -  +62 19
Wests-Tigers    9 1  8 -  +30 19
Warriors        8 2  8 -  +36 18
Parramatta      7 - 11 - -103 16
Victoria        3 3 12 - -323  9
Norths          2 1 15 - -289  5
Manly           2 - 16 - -451  4


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