2020 NRL Premiership - Round 3

South Sydney v Sydney Roosters

Western Sydney Stadium

Fri May 29, 7:50pm

Selected Round 2 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Week Before

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Goodwin and Roberts were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Kolomatangi and Mago were 18th men.

LOSS 12-28

In front of cardboard fans, the sublime skills of James Tedesco have steered the Roosters to a 12-28 win over arch-rivals South Sydney, putting paid to the premiers' slow start to the season. The book of feuds was re-opened two months and two days after the scheduled round three clash had to be postponed and both sides blew out the cobwebs with a series of powerful hits. Latrell Mitchell's defection to the Rabbitohs generated the headlines for months both during the pre-season and the COVID-19 pandemic, but the game itself failed to live up to the niggle fans are used to seeing between the game's oldest rivals. The battle between Mitchell and former team-mate Tedesco was a feature for the clash. The defending premiers' quest to avoid three losses to start the season was on track five minutes into the game when Luke Keary kicked for Daniel Tupou to leap above Dane Gagai for an easy six point lead. Early in the game Tatola recieved a head knock while making a tackle. Keary put Tupou into space on the left edge on the half-hour mark before new recruit Josh Morris placed a infield grubber for former Sharks teammate Kyle Flanagan to collect and put down under the posts. Allowing the Roosters to jump out to a 0-12 lead. The Roosters looked threatening once more as Keary tried to steer the ship on the right edge until a pass landed in Braidon Burns' hands to swing momentum the Rabbitohs way. A miraculous effort from Brett Morris, where he mowed down Burns, and then Alex Johnston, denied a Bunnies try until Mitchell's short ball for Murray was enough to get the South Sydney on the board, before the team went into the break at 6-12 to the Sydney Roosters. A two-try blitz immediately after half-time blew the game apart. Tedesco did it all himself in the 41st minute as he fought off Origin team-mate Murray to race 30 metres and score, before Cordner ran a strong line off Keary to plant the ball down. Pushing the Roosters lead out to 6-22 in the 50th minute. Souths had two injury concerns when Sironen and then Knight left the field after receiving head knocks. in the 49th and 51st minutes, but both returned later in the game. A try to Tom Burgess when he crashed over with 20 minutes remaining that left the door open for the Rabbitohs to strike late at 12-22. But the Roosters held on in a typical gritty defensive performance. With Jake Friend returning from a head knock to grubber for himself late in the game to score the side's fifth try of the night when Mitchell was caught badly out of position.

 3 min  0-6
28 min  0-12
35 min  6-12 Murray try Reynolds goal
HT      6-12
42 min  6-16
46 min  6-22
60 min 12-22 Burgess try Reynolds goal
76 min 12-28

Murray, Burgess tries
Reynolds 2 from 2 goals

Referee    A.Klien
Crowd      0 (Match played behind closed doors due to COVID-19)

Scrums      5-4 (1H  2-2 )
Penalities  9-4 (1H  6-2 )
6 Again     2-2 (1H  1-1 )

Final Line Up -                      
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Mitchell, Latrell     80   8  -  -  3  -  13   -  101  1  -   -  1  -  -     -     
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           80   8  -  -  1  -  15   1  140  1  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  20  -  -  -  1  12   -  119  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     
LCnt -  4 - Burns, Braidon        80  16  1  -  1  -  13   2  169  -  2   3  -  -  -     -     
LWng -  5 - Johnston, Alex        80   8  -  -  1  -  10   1   97  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 + Dargan, Troy          80  16  -  -  3  -  13   -   81  -  1   9  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  16  -  -  4  -   6   -   26  1  -   7  -  -  2/2   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        49  32  -  -  2  -  11   -  105  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-10,24-51,68-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  49  -  -  -  -  12   9   94  -  -   1  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          50  32  -  -  6  1  15   -  123  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [0-22,49-68,71-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           38  30  -  -  2  -  12   -   82  1  2   1  -  -  -     -     [0-29,51-80]
SRow - 12 - Murray, Cameron       71  39  -  -  3  1  15   -  123  1  1   -  1  1  -     -     [0-71]
Lock - 13 - Knight, Liam          32  22  1  -  1  -   7   -   59  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24,52-53,73-80]

Int  - 14 - Nicholls, Mark        39  24  1  1  -  -   9   -   68  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [10-49]
Int  - 15 - Lowe, Ethan           58  27  -  1  3  -   8   -   70  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [22-80]
Int  - 16 - Sironen, Bayley        9   8  1  -  1  -   6   -   45  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [49-52,66-73]
Int  - 19 - Amone, Tom            33  14  -  -  1  -  11   -   99  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [29-49,53-66]

                                     369  4  2 32  3         1630  6  6  21  2  2  2/2   -

Completion Rate      - 36/42  86%

Opposition Offloads  - 7
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO
 1 min  71m Reynolds kick COF 29m / SS P(Knight) / (ES TRY)
 5 min  24m KO
 7 min  34m ES 6A / JSuA kick DIG
 9 min  70m DO
11 min   9m ES Err SCR / P / Dargan kick
13 min  31m Dargan kick COF 14m / SS 6A(Nicholls)
15 min  46m P / SS Err(DGagai) SCR
18 min   4m ES Err P / ChOv
19 min  86m SS Err(Mitchell) SCR
21 min  34m Dargan kick COF
23 min  45m Reynolds kick COF
24 min  22m Burns kick Burns kick
25 min  18m Reynolds kick COF
27 min  14m SCR / Dargan kick COF / (ES TRY)
29 min  64m KO 18m / SS P(Nicholls)
32 min   0m ES Err / Reynolds kick CIG
35 min   0m P / P / TRY
38 min  29m Dargan kick COF
40 min   0m P / DCook kick CIG

half time

41 min  22m Dargan kick / (ES TRY)
43 min  16m KO
46 min  75m SS Err(Lowe) SCR / (ES TRY)
48 min  14m KO
49 min  14m Dargan kick
52 min  15m SCR / Dargan kick COF
54 min   0m P / Dargan kick CIG
56 min   8m SS Err(Murray)
58 min   0m Burns kick CIG
60 min   0m ES 6TG SCR / TRY
62 min  25m Reynolds kick COF
64 min  32m SS Err(Reynolds) SCR
66 min  66m DO
69 min   4m ES Err SCR / ES 6A / ChOv
72 min  62m P / Reynolds kick 1m SS P(Burns) 34m / ES-CC SS P(Sironen)
75 min  66m Reynolds kick 50m / SS 6A(Lowe) / (ES TRY)
78 min  41m Sh-KO
80 min  17m ES Err SCR P / SS Err(SuA)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 29.3m - for the whole match

- 31.1m - 1st half 
- 27.1m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

34-6  LngS Parramatta b Brisbane
36-6  NQSt Nth Qld    b Gold Coast
18-0  Gosf Warriors   b St Geo-Ill
28-16 WSS  Wests-Tig  b Cronulla
22-6  MRSt Canberra   b Melbourne
14-14 Camp Penrith    d Newcastle  (GP)
32-6  Gosf Manly      b Canterbury

               W D  L B Diff PT
PARRAMATTA     3 -  - -  +74  6
CANBERRA       3 -  - -  +48  6
NEWCASTLE      2 1  - -  +38  5
PENRITH        2 1  - -  +10  5
NTH QLD        2 -  1 -  +37  4
MANLY          2 -  1 -  +13  4
WESTS-TIG      2 -  1 -   +4  4
MELBOURNE      2 -  1 -    -  4
Brisbane       2 -  1 -  -17  4
Syd Rstrs      1 -  2 -   +9  2
Souths         1 -  2 -  -16  2
Warriors       1 -  2 -  -16  2
Cronulla       - -  3 -  -18  -
St Geo-Ill     - -  3 -  -32  -
Canterbury     - -  3 -  -40  -
Gold Coast     - -  3 -  -88  -
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.


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