2020 NRL Premiership - Round 4

South Sydney v Melbourne

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Fri Jun 5, 7:50pm

Selected Round 4 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Mago and Roberts were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Sironen and Goodwin were 18th men. Murray started lock, Lowe in the second row and Knight on the bench.

LOSS 8-22

Latrell Mitchell's had his best performance in Rabbitohs colours but it wasn't good enough to stop the Storm winning 8-22 in Friday night's clash at AAMI Park. A concerning error count hampered both teams but a committed defensive effort from Melbourne who were missing Nelson Asofa-Solomona and had Josh Addo-Carr carrying a rib injury for much of the game was enough to shut down Souths. Storm fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen opened the scoring in the eighth minute after centre Brenko Lee showed quick hands to unleash Suliasi Vunivalu down the right flank with the fullback supporting to score. The Rabbitohs did well to reassert themselves in the arm-wrestle with Cook sharpening up out of dummy half and Mitchell looking much more determined to assert himself from fullback. It was that pair who got the visitors on the board in the 17th minute with Cook jumping out of dummy-half to get Mitchell on the front foot, with the latter firing a sublime long-range cut-out pass to put Alex Johnston over in the corner. Souths had the better of the next 15 minutes but the Storm reclaimed the lead somewhat against the run of play when Cameron Munster shredded the Bunnies up the middle of the ruck. He found a supporting Jahrome Hughes, who got a lucky bounce from a questionable kick for a Vunivalu try in the corner and an 6-8 half-time lead. Hughes was denied a try by an obstruction call early in the second half while Souths levelled up at 8-8 shortly after via a penalty goal. The Storm went back two ahead with a penalty goal of their own and their first goal of the game in the 57th minute. But another untimely Souths error set the Storm on the attack with 15 to go and a pinpoint Munster kick landed in the lap of an unmarked Josh Addo-Carr and Cameron Smith's first successful conversion of the night put his team up by more than a converted try at 8-16. The Storm had to soak up a mountain of pressure in their own end after spilling a Souths bomb but turned away three consecutive attacking raids including a try-saving tackle in the corner from Smith on Dane Gagai to come away with the ball, their lead intact, and just seven minutes left in the match. Centre Justin Olam cashed in in the final three minutes as a ragged Souths let another Munster offload create acres of space for his outside men on the left and a 8-22 final score. Souths coach Wayne Bennett said Mitchell - who busted 10 tackles and made 136 metres with two line break assists (including the Johnston try) - did "some really good things" in his fourth game for the club. He also looked forward to welcoming back Cody Walker (suspension) and James Roberts (personal leave) for next week's clash with the Titans. "I've still got a fair bit of optimism we can to where we need to go," Bennett said, though he lamented the horror completion rate and 18 errors. "We've got a couple of quality players to come back; I'm not looking at it saying 'gee this is going to be a tough season'," he added. "There's a lot of effort going in and if the effort's there I'm pretty confident we can fix the other part up." Mitchell was heavily involved from early on while Damien Cook was also sharp, particularly in the first half, and rookie forward Tom Amone laid on some heavy shots in a game that also featured a debut for Keaon Koloamatangi.

 7 min  0-4
16 min  6-4  Johnston try Reynolds goal
33 min  6-8
HT      6-8
50 min  8-8  Reynolds goal
57 min  8-10
65 min  8-16
77 min  8-22

Johnston try
Reynolds 2 from 2 goals

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

Scrums      8-9 (1H  4-4 )
Penalities  7-6 (1H  1-2 ) Diff 1-1
6 Again     3-2 (1H  0-2 )

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   7  1  -  -  -  14   -  136  1  2   -  1  -  -     -     
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           80   9  -  -  1  -  13   -  101  4  -   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  21  -  -  1  1  16   1  168  2  -   1  -  -  -     -     
LCnt -  4 - Burns, Braidon        80  17  1  -  1  -  15   1  121  1  2   -  -  -  -     -     
LWng -  5 - Johnston, Alex        80   4  1  -  -  1  11   -  103  1  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Dargan, Troy          80  19  2  -  1  -   6   -   52  2  -   -  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  14  -  -  1  -   4   -   23  1  -  10  -  -  2/2   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        48  26  1  -  -  -  11   -  106  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-23,56-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  57  -  -  1  -  10   9   82  1  -   2  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          42  23  -  -  3  -   9   -   87  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-23,61-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           76  31  -  -  3  -  13   -  102  1  3   -  -  -  -     -     [0-76]
SRow - 15 - Lowe, Ethan           61  21  -  1  1  -   7   -   65  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-61]
Lock - 12 - Murray, Cameron       62  40  -  1  1  -  11   -   89  -  2   -  -  -  -     -     [0-27,46-80]

Int  - 13 - Knight, Liam          42  26  -  -  -  -  11   -  114  2  -   -  -  -  -     -     [23-61,76-80]
Int  - 14 - Nicholls, Mark        32  22  -  -  2  -   8   -   71  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [23-56]
Int  - 19 - Amone, Tom            19  16  1  -  1  -   4   -   28  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [27-46]
Int  - 21 + Koloamatangi, Keaon   19   3  -  -  1  -   2   -   15  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [61-80]

                                     356  6  2 18  2         1468 18  9  13  1  1  2/2   -

Completion Rate      - 26/41  63% 

Opposition Offloads  - 9
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO
 1 min  24m Reynolds kick
 3 min  85m Reynolds kick COF 30m / SS 6TG(Burgess) SCR-P(Mitchell)
 7 min   1m Reynolds kick / (M TRY)
 9 min  13m KO
12 min  19m P / ChOv
14 min  11m M 6TG / DCook kick 1m / SS-6A(Murray)
16 min   0m M Err SCR / TRY
18 min  70m Reynolds kick 33m / SS 6TG(Murray)
21 min  14m M Err / Reynolds kick
24 min  21m M Err SCR / SS Err(Mitchell) SCR
26 min  18m SS-CC M6TG / SS Err(Nicholls)
28 min  60m Reynolds kick COF 12m / SS P(Amone)
32 min  66m M Err / SS Err(Dargan) SCR
33 min  20m Reynolds kick / (M TRY)
35 min  15m KO
37 min  58m SCR / SS Err(Knight) SCR 43m SS-6A(Lowe)
39 min  84m M Err / SS Err(Burns) SCR

half time

41 min  77m P SS Err(Reynolds) 29m SS P(Dargan)
43 min  89m M Err SCR SS Err(Graham)
44 min  97m DO 68m / SS 6TG(DGagai) M NO TRY
47 min  68m P / SS Err(JSuA) SCR
48 min   0m P / Reynolds kick CIG
50 min   0m P GOAL
52 min   0m M-6A / Graham kick CIG
54 min 100m SS Err(DGagai) SCR 15m / SS P(Johnston) 45m / SS P(Tatola) (M GOAL)
58 min  16m KO
60 min  46m M-6A / SS Err(Knight)
62 min  20m M Err SCR / SS-CC SCR / SS Err(Dargan)
64 min  85m P / SS Err(Cook) SCR / (M TRY)
67 min  20m KO
69 min  15m Reynolds kick
70 min   0m M Err SCR-P / M-6A / DCook kick CIG
72 min  44m M 6TG SCR SS NO TRY SS P(Dargan)
74 min  90m M Err / SS Err(DGagai) SCR
76 min  38m Reynolds kick COF / (M TRY)
79 min  36m Sh-KO SS-CC(x) SS Err(DGagai) SCR

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 41.5m - for the whole match

- 35.3m - 1st half 
- 47.4m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

59-0  LngS Syd Rstrs  b Brisbane
26-0  Camp Penrith    b Warriors
19-16 WSS  Parramatta b Manly
26-16 NQSt Cronulla   b Nth Qld
34-18 Camp Newcastle  b Canberra
28-23 LngS Gold Coast b Wests-Tig
22-2  WSS  Canterbury b St Geo-Ill

               W D  L B Diff PT
PARRAMATTA     4 -  - -  +77  8
NEWCASTLE      3 1  - -  +54  7
PENRITH        3 1  - -  +36  7
CANBERRA       3 -  1 -  +32  6
MELBOURNE      3 -  1 -  +14  6
SYD RSTRS      2 -  2 -  +68  4
NTH QLD        2 -  2 -  +27  4
MANLY          2 -  2 -  +10  4
Wests-Tig      2 -  2 -   -1  4
Brisbane       2 -  2 -  -76  4
Cronulla       1 -  3 -   -8  2
Canterbury     1 -  3 -  -20  2
Souths         1 -  3 -  -30  2
Warriors       1 -  3 -  -42  2
Gold Coast     1 -  3 -  -83  2
St Geo-Ill     - -  4 -  -52  -
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.


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