2019 NRL Premiership - Major Preliminary Semi-Final

(3v2)South Sydney v Sydney Roosters

Sydney Cricket Ground

Fri Sep 13, 7:50pm

Selected Preliminary Semi-Final Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Hiroti and Tracey were trimmed 24 hours before the match. Britt and Sironen were 18th and 19th men. Johnston started at fullback and Doueihi on the wing. George Burgess started the game and Tatola on the bench.

LOSS 6-30

South Sydney, who dished up one of their most underwhelming performances of the year, while the reigning premiers produced arguably their most clinical performance of the season to claim a 30-6 victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It was a nightmare start for the Bunnies, with Alex Johnston fumbling a long-range Mitchell kick over the dead-ball line to gift Joseph Manu first points in the ensuing set. A penalty goal soon after took the Roosters out to a six-point lead, before Cooper Cronk combined with Keary and James Tedesco on the last tackle to produce a brilliantly executed Mitchell Aubusson try. The Roosters had raced out to a 10-0 lead in as many minutes, and there was little the Rabbitohs could do to stem the flow. Keary, who was rested last week after the birth of his first child, split Adam Reynolds and Campbell Graham to put his skipper through a yawning gap to score untouched for a 16-0 lead after 26 minutes. The Rabbitohs were up against it and it was compounded by a controversial decision from the bunker to ignore what seemed like downward pressure from South Sydney prop Tevita Tatola, allowing Siosiua Taukeiaho to dive on the loose ball to extend the lead to 22. Veteran Brett Morris continued to show his worth when he managed a miracle pass in traffic on the edge of the sideline to send Tedesco over and put the Roosters out to an unassailable 26-0 half-time lead. A Keary 40-20 then paved the way for the Roosters No.6 to put it on a plate for Mitchell, showing that life after Cronk is nothing to fear for the home side. Adam Reynolds scored a consolation try for the Bunnies, but it did little to lift the spirits of the dejected South Sydney fans.

 2 min  0-4
 8 min  0-6
10 min  0-10
25 min  0-16
29 min  0-22
35 min  0-26
HT      0-26
58 min  0-30
64 min  6-30

Reynolds tries
Reynolds 1 from 1 goals

Crowd      30,370
Referee    G.Sutton/A.Gee

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

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

Flbk -  2 - Johnston, Alex        80   6  -  1  -  16   1  153  1  2   -  -  -  -     - 
LWng -  1 - Doueihi, Adam         80   4  -  1  -   7   -   73  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt -  3 - Roberts, James        80  17  -  2  -  11   -   95  3  1   1  -  -  -     - 
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      80  10  -  3  -  15   -  139  -  3   -  -  -  -     -
RWng -  5 - Allan, Corey          80   4  -  2  -  12   -   73  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  17  1  -  -   8   -   59  1  -   6  -  -  -     - (c)
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  21  -  3  2   8   -   98  1  1   8  -  1  1/1   -
Prop - 18 - Burgess, George       26  14  -  3  -   3   -   30  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-15,69-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  56  -  3  -   8   6   53  -  1   1  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Knight, Liam          51  37  1  4  -  13   -  115  1  2   -  -  -  -     -     [0-23,51-80]
SRow - 11 - Sutton, John          80  32  -  -  -  11   -  107  1  2   1  1  -  -     -     
SRow - 12 - Su'A, Jaydn           30  18  1  1  -   3   -   28  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-30]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       58  39  1  2  -   6   -   54  1  -   1  -  -  -     -     [0-50,61-69]

Int  -  8 - Tatola, Junior        36  28  -  -  -   8   -   62  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [15-51]
Int  - 14 - Lowe, Ethan           50  35  -  3  -   6   -   72  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [30-80]
Int  - 16 - Burgess, Tom          30  16  -  1  -  10   -  109  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [50-80]
Int  - 17 - Nicholls, Mark        38  33  -  1  -   9   -   75  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [23-61]

                                     387  4 30  2         1402 11 14  18  1  1  1/1   -

Completion Rate      - 21 / 32  66%

Opposition Offloads  - 9

Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  15m KO 
 1 min 100m SS Err(Johnston)
 2 min  69m DO / (ES TRY)
 3 min  10m KO
 5 min  25m ES Err / SS Err(Murray) SCR
 7 min 100m Walker kick COF 38m / SS P(Walker) (ES GOAL)
 9 min  17m KO 17m / (ES TRY)
11 min  18m KO
13 min  34m ES Err SCR / Cook kick
16 min   2m P / Reynolds kick Murray kick
18 min  49m SS Err(Reynolds) SCR
20 min  64m DO
21 min  10m ES Err / Sutton kick
23 min  98m Walker kick 16m / SS P(SuA) / (ES TRY)
26 min  11m KO
33 min  14m P / Reynolds kick ES 6TG / (SS NO TRY) SS Err(Doueihi) SCR
34 min  22m Reynolds kick COF 22m / (ES TRY)
37 min   8m KO
39 min  29m Reynolds kick COF

half time

41 min  20m Reynolds kick COF
43 min  50m Walker kick SCR / SS P(Murray)
46 min  22m ES Err SCR / Walker kick COF
48 min  50m SS Err(Sutton) SCR
50 min  70m DO
52 min  20m ES Err / ChOv
54 min  53m Walker kick COF
56 min  95m P / P / SS Err(Knight) SCR 12m / ES 40-20 / (ES TRY)
60 min  56m KO 14m / SS P(Knight)
62 min  23m Reynolds kick
64 min   0m TRY
67 min  32m Roberts kick DIG
69 min   4m ES Err SCR / Reynolds kick COF
71 min  50m ES Err SCR / SS Err(Roberts) SCR
73 min  20m ES Err / SS Err(Roberts) SCR
75 min  28m SS Err(Graham) SCR
78 min   6m SCR / Reynolds kick COF
80 min  40m SS Err(Walker)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 40.7m - for the whole match

- 46.9m - 1st half  
- 35.5m - 2nd half  

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Judiciary News

No one has been charged out of the match.

Reserve Grade - Canterbury NSW Premiership Semi-Final

(2)

BYE



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U20 NSW Jersey Flegg Cup - Minor Semi-Final

(5v4) v Cronulla-Sutherland, Sun Sep 15 10:00am

WIN 36-31 (Extra Time)

Late Changes - K.Allan and Taumoepenu are out. Zaurini started centre, Mougios on the wing, Iti at prop, A.Manowski on the bench. The South Sydney Rabbitohs have defeated minor premiers, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 36-31, in extra time of the Jersey Flegg Elimination Semi Final at Leichhardt Oval. The game was filled with back-and-forth excitement with the match determined in the last play of the game. It was the Sharks however who opened the scoring very early in the piece through Jonah Ngaronoa, after an early penalty marched them up-field and into South Sydney territory. A brilliant sideline conversion from Jonaiah Lualua gave them the perfect start, leading 6-0 after three minutes of play. That didnít dampen the spirits of the Rabbitohs, as Blake Taaffe quickly replied through a try of his own only five minutes later. It took tremendous strength and balance to slice over in the left edge, after spotting half a gap and backing his ability to get through. He was successful in converting his own try, levelling the scores at six-apiece. That surge from Taaffe managed to build momentum for the Rabbitohs, and a domination of possession in that period saw South Sydney go back-to-back through winger, Muong Dut. Taaffe made no mistake from out wide giving the Rabbitohs the lead at 12-6. A Rabbitohs mistake in the set after points gave the Sharks an opportunity to hit back. It took a crafty ball back on the inside to front-rower, Thomas Hazleton, to crack the South Sydney defence, adjacent to the posts. The successful conversion levelled the scores once again, half-way through the first stanza. The Sharks could sense success by going through the middle and a similar try to Hazletonís was scored moments later by Jackson Stewart, to give them the lead at 16-6. Lualua converted the try once again adding another two points to the teamís tally. Their lead didnít last long however as a brilliant chip kick over the top, from Lachlan Ilias, put Jame Tautaiolefua over just before the break. Sharp-shooter, Blake Taaffe, made no mistake with the attempt at goal, taking the score to 18-18 at half time. A solid start to the second half by the Rabbitohs put them on the front foot b The Rabbitohs started the second half with a great set but a brilliant catch and run by the Sharks fullback, Jonaiah Lualua, put the boys from the Shire in great attacking field position. To compound that play, a penalty for holding the player down in the ruck saw the boys from the Shire with the first attacking chance of the half. Thankfully for the Rabbitohs, inspiring left-edge defence led by Muong Dut, bundled the Sharks into touch, handing the ball back to South Sydney. Some hard-nosed running from the Rabbitohs saw them poke their nose through the line on multiple occasions, eventually getting them up-field for a chance at taking the lead. Cronulla showed why they were minor premiers, displaying grit in their red-zone defence and eventually cracking the Rabbitohs line through five-eighth, Jayden Millard. Over-eager defence by South Sydney resulted in a try to Millard, after stepping back off the left foot and into a gap. Lualua kicked another goal giving the Sharks another six-point lead. South Sydney instantly replied in the set after, when a charge-down saw the ball bounce straight into Bradley Zampechís arms, who had an uncontested run to the try line. The scores were locked at 24-24 after Taffee converted. The turning point of the match however, came a few sets later after a torpedo from Lachlan Ilias made it impossible for the Cronulla back-three to catch. In fact, the kick was hit so cleanly that it bounced into touch for a 40-20. Off that set a brilliant cut-out pass by Taaffe put Muong Dut in space, and an even better ball back on the inside put Marc Zaurrini over in the corner. Despite another great attempt at conversion, Taaffeís strike hit the post leaving the score at 28-24. Both teams went set-for-set for a 10 minute period but a shift from the Sharks saw a lack of South Sydney numbers with Vito Tevaga crossing in the corner. A crucial sideline conversion from Lualua gave the Sharks a 30-28 lead with under five minutes remaining. The Rabbitohs threw everything at them for that five-minute period and it went down to the last play of the game after a Lachlan Ilias kick over the top almost found Muong Dut of his second. The referee was playing advantage however after the Cronulla defence was deemed to have been offside. Taaffe was clutch when converting the penalty goal, taking the score to 30-all and both teams into extra time. Both teams had great chances during the first five minute period, but it was Cronulla who took the conservative option by taking a successful shot at field goal, from halfback, Angus Ernst. South Sydney chanced their arm in the second period of extra time after finding themselves in a spot to take the shot at field goal, but electing to shift the ball wider instead. The decision paid off when a brilliant offload from Matt French found Bradley Zampech for his double in the last play of the game. With the score at 34-31 to the Rabbitohs, the goal had little importance, but Taaffe still slotted it taking the final score to 36-31 and his personal points tally to 16.

 2 min  0-6
 8 min  6-6  Taaffe try Taaffe goal
13 min 12-6  Dut try Taaffe goal
17 min 12-12
22 min 12-18
31 min 18-18 Tautaiolefua try Taaffe goal
HT     18-18
45 min 18-24
48 min 24-24 Zampech try Taaffe goal
54 min 28-24 Zaurini try Taaffe miss
63 min 28-30
70 min 30-30 Taaffe goal
FT     30-30
72 min 30-31
79 min 36-31 Zampech try Taaffe goal

Zampech 2, Taaffe, Dut, Tautaiolefua, Zaurini tries
Taaffe 6 from 7 goals

Scrums     5-7 (FT  4-6 (1H  3-4 ))
Penalties  7-8 (FT  6-7 (1H  3-3 ))

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG
                                                                                                         
Flbk -  1 - Tautaiolefua, James   80   1  -  2  -   -   -  118  1  3   -  -  1  -     -                  
LWng -  2 - Dut, Muong            80   6  -  1  1   -   -   77  -  1   -  1  1  -     -                  
LCnt - 18 - Zaurini, Marc         80   3  -  1  1   -   -   73  -  -   -  -  1  -     -                  
RCnt -  4 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   9  -  4  -   -   -   97  1  -   -  -  -  -     -              
RWng -  3 - Mougios, Nic          72   9  1  3  -   -   -   64  -  -   -  -  -  -     - (c) [0-72]                
5/8  -  6 - Taaffe, Blake         80  10  -  1  1   -   -  132  2  -   4  -  1  6/7   -                  
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        80  16  -  3  -   -   -   72  2  1   4  1  -  -     -                  
Prop -  8 - Bain, Luke            70  20  2  6  -   -   -   68  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-52,62-80]  
Hook -  9 - Cook, Josh            80  22  -  3  -   -   -   59  -  -   -  -  -  -     -                  
Prop - 17 - Ranga-Iti, Iizayah    20   8  -  3  -   -   -   80  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-20] 
SRow - 11 - Angianga, Tallis      50  11  -  5  -   -   -   73  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-42,72-80]           
SRow - 12 - French, Matt          80  25  1  7  -   -   -   70  2  1   -  1  -  -     -                  
Lock - 13 - Fepuleai, Joshua      57  18  -  3  -   -   -  115  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-29,52-80] 

Int  - 10 - Manowski, Aiden       50  15  -  1  -   -   -   50  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [20-62,72-80]       
Int  - 14 - Mamouzelos, Peter     29  12  2  -  -   -   -   37  -  -   1  -  -  -     -     [43-72]      
Int  - 16 - Puru, Luke            14   4  1  2  -   -   -   44  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [29-43]      
Int  - 19 - Zampech, Bradley      28  12  -  5  1   -   -   62  -  -   -  -  2  -     -     [42-70]      

                                     207  7 50  4         1300  9 10   9  3  6  6/7   -

Completion Rate      - 26 / 34  76%

Opposition Offloads  - 3

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BYE        (1)   Canberra
BYE        (2)   Penrith
28-24 Leic (3v6) Syd Rstrs  b Canterbury


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