2020 NRL Premiership - Trial

South Sydney v Parramatta

Ringrose Park

Fri Feb 21, 7:00pm

Selected Trial Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Tatola is out Mago starts at prop, Koloamantagi at second row, Sele at lock, Alvardo on the bench.

A largely reserve-grade South Sydney side has edged out a stronger Parramatta line-up 28-24 at Ringrose Park on Friday night, with England international Tom Burgess leading the way. In each club's first 13-a-side hit-out of 2020, the Eels went in with a far stronger side, naming nine of their likely round one 17 and a total of 16 players with NRL experience. The Rabbitohs had just Tom Burgess of their likely round one team involved, and just five with NRL experience. Wayne Bennett used the trial to put some very big minutes into Burgess, with the England international crashing over for a second-half try. Corey Allan, Jack Johns and Josh Cook were among the impressive performers for the Rabbitohs while former Dragon Hame Sele, on a train-and-trial deal, has done his hopes of a more formal contract no harm with a powerful stint. The Eels also unveiled new signing Jai Field, who has joined the club on a train-and-trial deal and played the second half at fullback. The former Dragon had a tough night, being caught out of position a couple of times and struggling under the high ball. With only Reed Mahoney of the side's first-grade playmakers involved, Rhys Davies and Jaeman Salmon each produced some nice touches. The Eels dominated early with the help of stinging charges from the likes of Marata Niukore, Kane Evans and Shaun Lane. They were camped down the South Sydney end for almost the entirety of the opening 10 minutes and the pressure eventually told with young fullback John Fonua crossing in the 11th minute. Souths got a result from an ugly restart that bounced over Ethan Parry and a big Sele charge was instrumental in setting up the get-square from Jack Johns. The Eels made plenty of changes at the quarter-time break while Souths lost Cory Denniss who stayed down hurt but was able to walk off. Haze Dunster crossed out wide for the Eels straight after the resumption from a nice Reed Mahoney grubber. Re-signed veteran Michael Jennings showed he hasn't lost his pace and swerve with a nice solo try to make it 14-6 after 28. A nice grubber from Souths hooker Josh Cook was pounced on by Corey Allan to keep it close at 14-12 after 35 minutes. A spilled bomb from Fonua handed Souths a free set with a blind side raid saw Ilias setup winger Jaxson Paulo cashing in on an overlap to give Souths the lead for the first time, taking their 18-14 advantage to half-time. Brad Arthur pulled most of his first-grade squad during the break but left a few forwards out to build their minutes and it was Oregon Kaufusi who reclaimed the lead with a big charge at the line. An Eels error on the first handed Souths a chance from the scrum with Corey Allen setting up Paulo for his second and reclaiming the lead at 22-20 after 54 minutes. Souths went further ahead when Field was caught out of position on a 40/20 kick and Tom Burgess crashed over right on the three-quarter drinks break. A scoreless final quarter was in the offing until a late four-pointer to Makahesi Makatoa but it wasn't enough to avert a 28-24 loss.

WIN 28-24

10 min  0-4
16 min  6-4  Johns try Taaffe goal
QT      6-4
20 min  6-8
26 min  6-14
33 min 12-14 C.Allan try Taaffe goal
38 min 18-14 Paulo try Taaffe goal
HT     18-14
46 min 18-20
51 min 22-20 Paulo try Taaffe miss
59 min 28-20 T.Burgess try Taaffe goal
QT     28-20
75 min 28-24

Paulo 2, Johns, C.Allan, T.Burgess tries
Taaffe 4 from 5 goals

Referee    1H H.Perenera/G.Badger
           2H H.Perenera/D.Munro
Crowd      2,000

Scrums      9-5 (1H  3-3 )
Penalities  3-7 (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   4  -  2  -   6   -   43  -  -   -  1  1  -     -
RWng -  2 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   2  -  1  2  11   -   85  1  -   1  -  2  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Marsters, Steven      80   8  -  3  -  13   -   92  1  1   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Denniss, Cory         20   1  -  -  -   2   -   15  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-20]
LWng -  5 - Gagai, Jacob          80   3  1  -  -   8   1   65  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Ilias, Lachlan        80  21  3  2  -   3   -   26  3  -   9  1  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Taaffe, Blake         80  12  -  5  -   6   1   37  2  -   3  -  -  4/5   -
Prop -  8 - Burgess, Tom          49  28  -  2  1  10   -   67  -  -   -  -  1  -     - (c) [0-25,40-64]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Joshua          65  33  -  2  -   2   1   16  -  -   1  1  -  -     -     [0-65]
Prop - 10 - Mago, Patrick         43  19  1  1  -   5   -   38  -  -   -  1  -  -     -     [0-19,40-64]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   40  16  -  1  -   5   -   46  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-40]
SRow - 12 - Johns, Jack           40  14  -  1  1   5   -   38  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [0-40]
Lock - 13 - Sele, Hame            41  23  -  2  -   8   -   67  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24,40-57]

Int  - 20 - Peoples, Trent        37  17  -  -  -   3   -   31  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [19-40,64-80]
Int  - 16 - Quinn, Jack           32  16  -  -  -   7   -   41  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [24-40,64-80]
Int  - 17 - Tautaiolefua, James   11   1  -  -  -   1   -    8  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [20-31]
Int  - 10 - Alvardo, Tristen      23   6  -  2  -   4   -   34  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [25-40,72-80]
Int  - 19 - Zampech, Brad         40  16  -  1  -   6   -   26  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [40-80]
Int  - 18 - Garlick, Bronson      15  10  -  1  -   2   -   16  2  -   1  -  -  -     -     [65-80]
Int  - 15 - Mougios, Nic          49   5  -  -  -   2   -   29  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [31-80]
Int  -  9 - French, Matt          20   8  -  -  -   3   -   14  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [57-72,75-80]
Int  - 14 - Talty, Ben            35  12  1  -  -   5   -   43  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [40-75]

                                     275  5 26  4          877 11  5  15  4  5  4/5   -

Completion Rate      - 19/29  65%

Opposition Offloads  - 11
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  87m Ilias kick 14m / SSP(Mago)
 4 min  94m SS Err(Taaffe) SCR 91m / SS 6TG(Taaffe)
 7 min  40m Pa Err / SS Err(Ilias)
 8 min  97m Ilias kick COF 40m / SS P(Ilias) / (Pa TRY)
13 min  27m KO
15 min   0m Pa Err SCR / Taaffe kick 6TG / P / TRY
19 min  85m SS Err(JGagai) SCR 40m / SS P(Ilias) 85m / (Pa TRY)
22 min  12m KO
24 min  60m Ilias kick OOF
25 min  70m DO / (Pa TRY)
28 min  16m KO
30 min  60m Taaffe kick SCR / SS P(JGagai)
34 min   0m Pa Err SCR / P / JCook kick TRY
37 min  12m Ilias kick
38 min   0m Pa Err SCR / TRY

half time

42 min   2m Pa Err SCR / Taaffe kick
43 min  77m SS Err(Marsters) 44m SS P(Zampech) 56m / SS P(Talty) / (Pa TRY)
47 min  12m KO
50 min  10m Pa Err SCR / P / SS Err(Taaffe) SCR
51 min   0m Pa Err SCR TRY
54 min  67m Ilias kick OOF 67m
56 min  55m Pa Err SCR / SS Err(Paulo)
58 min   0m Ilias kick 40-20 15m / TRY
62 min  25m Ilias kick SCR
64 min  30m Ilias kick
66 min  28m SCR / Garlick kick
67 min  18m ChDn
70 min  80m Pa Err SCR / Ilias kick SS Err(Ilias) SCR 24m / SS 6TG(Garlick)
72 min  15m Paulo kick
75 min  66m SS Err(Garlick) / (Pa TRY)
77 min  92m KO 20m / SS P(Ilias) 76m / SS 6TG(Quinn)
            Pa Err SCR

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 43.3m - for the whole match

- 50.4m - 1st half 
- 37.7m - 2nd half 

Other Trial Matches

36-18 Rckh Brisbane   b Cntrl Qld  (Feb 15)

18-16 Pizy Burleigh   b Gold Coast
16-12 Kitc Wynnum     b Brisbane
18-16 PlmN Melbourne  b Warriors
38-12 Mait St Geo-Ill b Newcastle
30-18 PMby Canterbury b Cronulla
32-4  Penr Penrith    b Wests-Tig
18-16 Crns Nth Qld    b Brisbane

20-12 StHn Syd Rstrs  b St Helens  (WCC)
      

Judiciary News

No one was charged out of the match.

NSWRL U20 Jersey Flegg Trial

v Parramatta, 5:00pm

WIN 34-22

The South Sydney Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg side have recorded a 34-22 win over the Parramatta Eels at Ringrose Park, Wentworthville. In what was valuable hit out for both sides, it was the Parramatta Eels who would strike first in the third minute and convert to make the score 6-0. From the ensuring kick-off, Souths would kick the ball out on the full to hand Parramatta valuable field position which they would use to full effect, scoring off the next set and converting to make it 12-0 after five minutes. They were back at it shortly afterwards, scoring once more and converting to leave the scores at 18-0 after just ten minutes of play. South Sydney began to find their groove shortly afterwards when some slick passing found Fruean Easthope out wide in the corner. Chaise Robinson would then guide the sideline conversion over with ease. In the 25th minute, hooker Peter Mamouzelos would burrow over from dummy half and with Robinson's boot the scoreboard read 18-12. In a matter of minutes Souths were level after Tevita Taumoepenu got his name on the scoresheet to make the scores 18-18. Two minutes out from half time, Parramatta wrestled the lead back through a four pointer of their own to make it 22-18 at the break. Five minutes into the second stanza, Fruean Easthope was back at it again finishing off another backline movement to lock up the scores once more at 22 a piece. Fullback Chaise Robinson put the Rabbitohs in front for the first time with some excellent support play through the middle with ten minutes remaining, while Ben Lloyd put the game beyond doubt when he strolled through a gap. Robinson's final conversion of the game would make the final score 34-22 in Souths favour.

 1 min  0-6
 4 min  0-12
 9 min  0-18
14 min  6-18 Easthope try Robinson goal
24 min 12-18 Mamozelous try Robinson goal
28 min 18-18 Akaula-Laula try Robinson goal
32 min 18-22
HT     18-22
38 min 22-22 Easthope try Robinson miss
58 min 28-22 Robinson try Easthope goal
64 min 34-22 Lloyd try Easthope goal

Easthope 2, Mamouzelous, Akauola-Laula, Robinson, Lloyd tries
Robinson 3 from 4, Easthope 2 from 2 goals 

Scrums     5-5 (1H  2-1 )
Penalties  6-9 (1H  4-4 )

Final Line Up -
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Robinson, Chase        1  3/4   -
Wing -  2 - Su'A, Liam             -  -     -
Cntr - 20 - Bijorac, Zane          -  -     -
Cntr -  4 - Ball, Thomas           -  -     -
Wing -  5 - Easthope, Fruean       2  2/2   -
5/8  -  6 - Frasca, Jack           -  -     -
Half -  7 - Payne, Daniel          -  -     -
Prop -  8 - Manowski, Aidan        -  -     -
Hook -  9 - Mamouzelos, Peter      1  -     -
Prop - 10 - Bain, Luke             -  -     - (c)
SRow - 11 - Angianga, Tallis       -  -     -
SRow - 12 - Jones, Ryan            -  -     -
Lock - 10 - Puru, Luke             -  -     - (c) 

Int  - 14 - Lloyd, Ben             1  -     -
Int  - 15 - Lovett, Ben            -  -     -
Int  - 16 - Olsen, Ben             -  -     -
Int  - 17 - Taumoepenu, Tevita     -  -     -
Int  - 18 - Fepuleai, Joshua       -  -     -
Int  - 21 - Akauola-Laula, Cameron 1  -     -
Int  - 19 - Roberts, Ulysses       -  -     -
Int  - 14 - Gleeson, Langi         -  -     -

                                   6  5/6   -

NSWRL U18 SG Ball - Round 3

v Central Coast, Morry Breen Oval, Sat Feb 22 11:15am

WIN 36-22

Hick was out Jang started at lock. The SG Ball Rabbitohs kicked on from their impressive second half against the Bulldogs last week and registered their first win in the SG Ball Competition for 2020. A strong opening stanza by the Rabbitohs saw them lead the Central Coast Bears 26-10 at half time. Last minute call-up, Braydon Jang, had a debut to remember - scoring two tries while holding it down at Lock. Etuate Laui was a stand-out performer in the front-row for coach Wayne Collins, who repelled everything the Central Coast pack threw at him despite being the host's key 'target man'.

 2 min  6-0  Jang try D.Teaupa goal
 7 min 12-0  Puafisi try D.Teaupa goal
11 min 12-6
14 min 12-10
18 min 16-10 Kaho try D.Teaupa miss
24 min 22-10 Jang try D.Teaupa goal
31 min 26-10 Parnell try D.Teaupa miss
HT     26-10
39 min 30-10 Ka try D.Teaupa goal
43 min 36-10 Manning try D.Teaupa goal
54 min 36-16
68 min 36-22

Jang 2, Puafisi, Kaho, Ka, Parnell, Manning tries
D.Teaupa 5 from 7 goals

Scrums      7-4 (1H  3-1 )
Penalities  8-10(1H  5-5 )

Final Line Up -
                                   M  T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Ka, Terrell           70  1  -     -
LWng -  2 - Kaho, Carson          70  1  -     -
LCnt -  3 - Lavaki, Joseph        70  -  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Parnell, Byron        70  1  -     -
RWng -  5 - Manning, Evan         70  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Puafisi, Mac          70  1  -     -
Half -  7 - Teaupa, Dion          70  -  5/7   - (c)
Prop -  8 - Laui, Etuate          43  -  -     -     [0-17,30-51,65-70]
Hook -  9 - Vesikula, Ratu I.     61  -  -     -     [0-61]
Prop - 10 - Moale, Davvy          30  -  -     -     [0-30]
SRow - 11 - Hawe-De-Thierry, D.   70  -  -     -
SRow - 12 - Long, Ryan            65  -  -     -     [0-65]
Lock - 19 - Jang, Braydon         42  2  -     -     [0-23,51-70]

Int  - 14 - Di Bartolo, Emmanuel  16  -  -     -     [54-70]
Int  - 15 - Hawa, Aiden           40  -  -     -     [17-48,61-70]
Int  - 16 - Zaman, Ali            22  -  -     -     [48-70]
Int  - 17 - Taliai, William       21  -  -     -     [23-54]

                                      7  5/7   -

Other U18 Round 3 Matches

26-22 Hens Syd Rstrs  b Parramatta
38-16 Koga Canterbury b St Geo-Ill
60-4  KAln Newcastle  b West Coast
36-24 Belc Canberra   b Victoria
30-22 Camp Cronulla   b Wests
24-24 Brok Manly      d Penrith
42-6  McqU Warriors   b Norths
BYE        Balmain
BYE        Illawarra

               W D  L B Diff PT
CANBERRA       3 -  - -  +34  6
CANTERBURY     2 1  - -  +60  5
NEWCASTLE      1 1  - 1  +56  5
SOUTHS         1 1  - 1  +14  5
SYD RSTRS      2 -  - -  +50  4 **
WARRIORS       2 -  1 -  +48  4
ILLAWARRA      1 -  - 1  +46  4 **
BALMAIN        1 -  - 1   +2  4 **
Penrith        1 1  - -  +64  3 **
St George      1 -  1 -   +8  2 **
Cronulla       1 -  1 -   +4  2 **
Manly          - 2  1 -   -2  2
Parramatta     1 -  2 -  -14  2
Victoria       - -  2 1  -32  2
Wests          - -  2 1  -54  2
Central Coast  - -  2 -  -78  - **
Norths         - -  2 -  -82  - **
West Coast     - -  3 - -124  -

** - postponed match

NSWRL U16 Matthews - Round 3

v Central Coast, 10:00am

LOSS 6-32

Fisher, Mahe, Flynn are out. Frintzilas started on the wing, Isaia-Hardy in the second row, Tapeli and White on the bench. It was another tough day in the office for Gaven Sheehan's Harold Matthews' who came up against another physically-dominant side in the Central Coast Roosters. Despite trailing 20-0 at half time, the Rabbitohs managed to claw back in the second half 12-6 with Hooker, Trent White burrowing over close to the line. While Sheehan was forced to make several changes to the side this week he says "that's no excuse and we're still a bit off the pace." Roosters back-rower, Egan Verheyen, had a particularly strong game running lines which caused the Rabbitohs' right edge headaches all game.

 2 min  0-4
 9 min  0-8
18 min  0-14
26 min  0-20
HT      0-20
33 min  0-24
42 min  0-30
54 min  6-30 White try C.McGrath goal
60 min  6-32

White try
C.McGrath goal

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

59 min 10SB Matakaiongo, Daniel    Fighting

Final Line Up -
                                   M  T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Macey, Aaron          60  -  -     - (c)
LWng - 25 - Frintzilas, Jaxon      4  -  -     -     [0-4]
LCnt -  3 - Baker-Manu, Elijah    60  -  -     -
RCnt -  4 - Wright, Daniel        60  -  -     - 
RWng -  5 - Nouredone, Omar       60  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - McGrath, Cooper       60  -  1/1   -
Half -  7 - M'Crystal, Brogan     60  -  -     -
Prop -  8 - Tahere, Kazeious      34  -  -     -     [0-8,34-60]
Hook -  9 - Chan Kum Tong, Javei  39  -  -     -     [0-39]
Prop - 10 - Matakaiongo, Daniel   44  -  -     -     [0-19,34-59]
SRow - 12 - Heslin, Mateus        34  -  -     -     [0-34]
SRow - 14 - Isaia-Hardy, Malikai  60  -  -     -
Lock - 13 - McGrath, Ryan         60  -  -     -

Int  -  2 - Tapeli, Poe Kenneddy  56  -  -     -     [4-60]
Int  - 16 - Anderson, Ethan       30  -  -     -     [19-34,45-60]
Int  - 19 - Irwin, Zac            37  -  -     -     [8-45]
Int  - 22 - White, Trent          21  1  -     -     [39-60]

                                      1  1/1   -

Other U16 Round 3 Matches

24-10 Hens Parramatta b Syd Rstrs
30-10 Koga Canterbury b St Geo-Ill
34-10 Colg Newcastle  b Illawarra
18-8  Camp Cronulla   b Wests
12-10 Brok Penrith    b Manly
22-16 McqU Balmain    b Norths
BYE        Canberra

               W D  L B Diff PT
CANTERBURY     2 -  - 1  +72  6
PARRAMATTA     3 -  - -  +22  6
MANLY          2 -  1 -  +44  4
PENRITH        2 -  - -  +26  4 **
CANBERRA       1 -  1 1   +2  4
NEWCASTLE      1 -  1 1   -4  4
CRONULLA       1 -  1 -   +8  2 **
CENTRAL COAST  1 -  1 -   +2  2 **
Norths         1 -  1 -   +2  2 **
Syd Rstrs      1 -  1 -   -8  2 **
Balmain        1 -  1 -  -12  2 **
Wests          - -  2 1  -16  2
Souths         - -  2 1  -78  2
Illawarra      - -  2 -  -32  - **
St George      - -  2 -  -32  - **

** - postponed match

NSWRL Womens Premiership Trial

v North Sydney, Ringrose Park, Sat Feb 22 1:00pm

LOSS 4-20

The Rabbitohs Womens team played their second trial today coming off a very convincing win last week. Under-strengthened, the Rabbitohs were missing Nakia Davis-Welsh and Jasmin Allende to Indigenous All Stars duties. Despite being under pressure on their try line early, the South Sydney defence managed to repel the Bears' attack within the first five minutes. After weathering the storm, a North Sydney mistake 20 metres out gifted South Sydney an opportunity to open the scoring, but the Bears' defence held strong and scores remained nil-all with 15 minutes left in the first half. A few minutes later Norths opened the scoring and converted the try, and a penalty in the set after points gave the Bears an opportunity which extended their lead to 10-0. The lead was lessened when Nellie Bell hit-back for the Rabbitohs' opening try, which left the half time score at 10-4 to the Bears. The second half started similar to the opening of the game through strong South Sydney defence, but penalties released pressure on North Sydney, allowing them to get out of their own end fairly easily. Both teams were guilty of handling errors with defence being the key stand-out throughout the middle period of the second half. With 11 minutes remaining, Norths crossed taking the score to 14-4. The Rabbitohs then put the kick-off out on the full gifting the Bears great field position. The Bears went back-to-back again, scoring in the corresponding set while converting the goal to take the final score to 20-4.

      0-6
      0-10
HT    4-10
      4-14
      4-20

N.Bell tries
no goals


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