2020 NRL Premiership - Round 2

South Sydney v Brisbane

Lang Stadium

Fri Mar 20, 8:05pm

Selected Round 2 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Goodwin and Koloamatangi were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Dargan and Sironen were 18th men.

LOSS 18-22

The Broncos lost halfback Brodie Croft with an AC joint injury but a Kotoni Staggs hat-trick sealed a deserved 22-18 win over the Rabbitohs on Friday night at an empty Suncorp Stadium. Wayne Bennett sat in the southern stand of Suncorp Stadium right behind the goalposts and wouldn’t have been impressed with what he saw for the majority of the first half. South Sydney nearly got off to a perfect start after a great backline move saw Campbell Graham denied a try in corner. But after a few errors and penalties saw Brisbane dominate field position. A classic halfback’s pass by Croft put Staggs on the outside of Braidon Burns and the Tongan international’s brute strength and late feet did the rest to give the Broncos a 4-0 lead. The Broncos were all over the Rabbitohs early with David Fifita, Patrick Carrigan and Tom Flegler on fire. Croft followed a Jake Turpin kick and landed awkwardly on the point of his shoulder. He battled on for several minutes before leaving the field in the 14th minute. That didn’t stop Brisbane and it was then that Milford scored a superb try to take the lead to 8 nil. Jamayne Isaako broke free from 60 metres out with a show-and-go and found Milford, who zig-zagged to beat seven defenders in a dazzling 40m run. Isaako landed a 24th minute penalty to take a 10-nil lead. Brisbane had dominated possession and field position now for over 20 minutes of the game. The Broncos' first error came in the 29th minute when Andrew McCullough, who came off the bench at halfback, dropped the ball. Souths made them pay with Walker throwing a perfect cutout ball for Campbell Grahamwho made no mistake this time to score in the corner, with the score now 4-10. Another uncharastic error from Brisbane saw a mid-field scrum, which saw Mitchell chimed in to the back-line and with a magical piece of sleight of hand put James Roberts into space. Roberts found Walker and the Rabbitohs had somehow made it 10-all. Then a Adam Reynolds penalty on the cusp of half-time gave them an unlikely two-point lead. The Broncos led every statistic convincingly by half-time but Souths went into the break with a 12-10 lead. The Broncos moved Staggs into the halves after half-time, Jesse Arthars into the centres and brought Herbie Farnworth onto the wing. However the error rate by South Sydney after halftime allowed Brisbane back into the game. A Payne Haas offload in the 50th minute to Staggs was slick. Staggs, from a standing start, put the afterburners on to beat four Rabbitohs and gave Brisbane a 16-12 lead. The Rabbitohs continued to squander possession in the second half and it played into the Broncos' hands. In the 59th minute Burns left the field and Johnston came on at fullback with Mitchell moving into left centre. A Milford bomb was brilliantly snared by Farnworth who flipped a pass out the back for Jamil Hopoate. Hopoate tapped it on to Staggs who rampaged his way over for try number three under the sticks. But just like in the first half South Sydney rallied late in the half. In the 74th minute Alex Johnston kicked close to the line and it rebounded off the legs of Arthars and straight back into Johnston’s arms for a try which cut Brisbane’s lead to four. A scything kick by Reynolds and a great chase by the Rabbitohs kept Corey Oates in the in-goal with four minutes to go but the Brisbane defence held firm and denied South Sydney a win.

 6 min  0-4
18 min  0-8
24 min  0-10
30 min  4-10 Graham try Reynolds miss
34 min 10-10 Walker try Reynolds goal
39 min 12-10 Reynolds goal
HT     12-10
49 min 12-16
57 min 12-22
73 min 18-22 Johnston try Reynolds goal

Graham, Walker, Johnston tries
Reynolds 3 from 4 goals

Referee    G.Atkins/P.Gough
Crowd      0 (Match played behind closed doors due to COVID-19)

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

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

Flbk -  1 - Mitchell, Latrell     80   6  -  4  -  10   -  102  2  -   -  -  -  -     -     
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           80   8  -  1  -  12   -   91  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Roberts, James        80  20  -  3  1   7   -   92  1  1   1  1  -  -     -     
LCnt -  4 - Burns, Braidon        58   5  -  1  -   8   1   80  2  -   1  -  -  -     -     [0-58]
LWng -  5 - Graham, Campbell      80   1  -  3  1  14   -  149  3  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  18  -  4  -  10   -   84  1  -   2  1  1  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  14  1  5  -   5   -   26  -  -   6  -  -  3/4   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        35  27  1  1  -   5   -   38  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-25,58-68]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  43  -  3  -   7   6   57  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          45  24  1  4  -  11   -  113  -  1   1  -  -  -     -     [0-25,60-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  40  -  4  -  12   -   98  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     
SRow - 12 - Murray, Cameron       72  34  -  2  -  13   -  113  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-60,68-80]
Lock - 13 - Knight, Liam          47  27  1  4  -  11   -   86  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-25,58-80]

Int  - 14 - Nicholls, Mark        33  20  -  -  -   8   -   90  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [25-58]
Int  - 15 - Lowe, Ethan           55  24  -  4  -   7   -   72  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [25-80]
Int  - 16 - Sele, Hame            33  20  1  1  -   9   -   86  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [25-58]
Int  - 17 - Johnston, Alex        22   -  -  1  -   8   1   59  -  1   1  -  1  -     -     [58-80]

                                     331  5 45  2         1442 12  6  12  2  3  3/4   -

Completion Rate      - 24/34  71%

Opposition Offloads  - 10
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  22m Reynolds kick
 3 min  92m P / SS NO TRY SS Err(Graham) 35m / SS P(Reynolds)
 5 min  96m SS Err(Graham) SCR / (BB TRY)
 8 min  40m KO 14m SS P(Knight)
10 min  64m DO
12 min  66m DO
14 min   9m Reynolds kick ChDn Burgess kick Burns kick
17 min  14m SCR Reynolds kick SS NO TRY(Murray) SCR / (BB TRY)
20 min  86m KO 18m / SS P(Burgess)
22 min 100m DO 65m / SS P(Tatola) (BB GOAL)
25 min  11m KO
27 min  38m SS Err(Graham) SCR
28 min  13m Roberts kick
30 min   0m BB Err SCR / P / TRY
32 min  47m Walker kick SS Err(Burns) SCR
34 min   0m BB Err SCR TRY
38 min   0m P / P GOAL

half time

40 min  18m KO
41 min  20m Reynolds kick
43 min   2m SS Err(Mitchell) (BB NO TRY)
47 min  69m BB Err SCR / BB 6TG SCR-P / P / SS Err(Roberts) SCR 21m / SS P(Nicholls) 69m / (BB TRY)
51 min  17m KO
54 min  15m P / SS NO TRY SS Err(Burns)
56 min  36m SCR / SS Err(Lowe) SCR / (BB TRY)
58 min  19m KO
60 min  21m Reynolds kick COF
62 min  16m SS Err(Walker)
64 min  52m SS Err(Mitchell) SCR
66 min   9m Walker kick COF
71 min  14m BB Err SCR / P / P / P / SS Err(DGagai) SCR
73 min   0m Johnston kick TRY
75 min   0m Reynolds kick CIG
77 min  18m ChOv
79 min  45m ChOv

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 33.0m - for the whole match

- 42.9m - 1st half 
- 22.3m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

24-16 StAu Nth Qld    b Canterbury
32-28 Koga Penrith    b St Geo-Ill
20-6  Robi Canberra   b Warriors
 9-8  Leic Manly      b Syd Rstrs
12-10 Koga Melbourne  b Cronulla
42-24 Leic Newcastle  b Wests-Tig
46-6  Robi Parramatta b Gold Coast

               W D  L B Diff PT
PARRAMATTA     2 -  - -  +46  4
NEWCASTLE      2 -  - -  +38  4
CANBERRA       2 -  - -  +32  4
MELBOURNE      2 -  - -  +16  4
BRISBANE       2 -  - -  +11  4
PENRITH        2 -  - -  +10  4
NTH QLD        1 -  1 -   +1  2
SOUTHS         1 -  1 -    -  2
Manly          1 -  1 -  -13  2
Wests-Tig      1 -  1 -  -14  2
Cronulla       - -  2 -   -6  -
Syd Rstrs      - -  2 -   -7  -
St Geo-Ill     - -  2 -   -8  -
Canterbury     - -  2 -  -14  -
Warriors       - -  2 -  -34  -
Gold Coast     - -  2 -  -58  -
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.


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