2020 NRL Premiership - Round 5

South Sydney v Gold Coast

Western Sydney Stadium

Sat Jun 13, 3:00pm

Selected Round 5 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Goodwin and Roberts were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Koalamatangi and Nicholls were 18th men.

WIN 32-12

An explosive first half from Rabbitohs fullback Latrell Mitchell has put the Titans to the sword 32-12 at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Mitchell scored one try and set up two more as the Bunnies raced to a 24-6 lead in the first 24 minutes and while the Titans fought back impressively from that point the Souths defence was good enough to ensure their second win of the season. Returning playmaker Cody Walker added some spark to the Souths attack while Cam Murray's return to the middle continues to pay dividends. Mitchell's third try assist of the game in the final five minutes sealed a big win. To the Titans' credit they improved dramatically from the time of Souths' fourth try, keeping the Rabbitohs try-less for the next 50 minutes and creating plenty of second half chances, but they weren't able to narrow the Bunnies' lead enough to cause any serious concerns for Wayne Bennett. Coming off last week's morale-boosting win against the Wests Tigers, the discipline shown to stay in the contest was admirable. Bryce Cartwright shook off a middling first half with a dangerous second, proving a constant threat on the right edge. There is one concern from the Rabbitohs, with second-rower Jaydn Su'A placed on report for a shoulder charge in the second half. Mitchell opened the scoring in the fourth minute, helped by a late-set penalty conceded by the Titans, hitting a Cook flat ball at the line for first points. The Titans hit back four minutes later when Phillip Sami burned Braidon Burns on a right-side shift but that was as good as it got for the visitors. A Bryce Cartwright forward pass in the set after points was followed by two six-again calls against the Titans with the pressure eventually telling when a deft Walker grubber handed Alex Johnston a simple four-pointer. Dane Gagai was the beneficiary of a perfect tap-on from Mitchell in the 18th minute before Burns profited from a Mitchell grubber that wrong-footed the defence with the Bunnies going at a point-a-minute after 24 minutes. The Titans had their share of chances, several times earning repeat sets at the Rabbitohs' line, but asked few questions of the defence. The only further points in the opening stanza came when Tyrone Peachey fouled Cody Walker as he chased an attacking kick, handing Reynolds an easy two points in the final minute of the half. The Titans began the second 40 with renewed vigour, producing their best defensive set of the game to earn territory then finishing their set perfectly with a Jamal Fogarty bomb that was collected by Anthony Don, who handed it off for Cartwright to score. Having also fixed up their woeful first-half completion rate, the Titans were able to assert some sustained pressure. A Cartwright kick to an unmarked Don was a fraction too heavy while Keegan Hipgrave lost it trying to barge over from dummy half and later some desperate Souths scramble was needed to deny Don from another kick. With 14 points to make up and 14 minutes remaining, Cartwright was denied after the Bunker found a Titans knock-on in the lead up to his put-down and with their fifth close call coming up empty the team seemed resigned it was not to be their day. Instead it was that man Mitchell who asserted himself once again, busting a tackle and offloading to hand Gagai his second of the afternoon.

 3 min  6-0  Mitchell try Reynolds goal
 7 min  6-6
13 min 12-6  Johnston try Reynolds goal 
17 min 18-6  DGagai try Reynolds goal
23 min 24-6  Burns try Reynolds goal
39 min 26-6  Reynolds goal
HT     26-6
43 min 26-12
75 min 32-12 DGagai try Reynolds goal

D.Gagai 2, Mitchell, Johnston, Burns tries
Reynolds 6 from 6 goals

Referee    M.Cecchin
Crowd      415  (Match played with restricted attendance due to COVID-19)

Scrums      9-4 (1H  5-2 )
Penalities  2-9 (1H  2-4 ) 
6 Again     5-4 (1H  3-1 )

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   5  1  -  -  1  11   -   62  1  1   1  3  1  -     -     
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           80   9  -  -  -  2  16   -  173  -  1   -  -  2  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  13  -  1  4  -  12   -  110  -  -   1  -  -  -     -     
LCnt - 20 - Burns, Braidon        80  13  1  -  3  -  12   2   66  2  1   -  -  1  -     -     
LWng -  5 - Johnston, Alex        80   5  1  -  2  -  11   -   96  -  -   -  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  18  2  -  -  -   9   1   93  -  -   4  1  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  16  -  -  3  -   5   -   31  -  -  15  -  -  6/6   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        50  27  2  -  1  -  14   -  132  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-26,56-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  41  -  -  -  -  12  10  125  -  -   -  1  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          48  28  -  1  2  -  19   -  213  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-24,56-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  20  1  -  2  -   9   -   97  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     
SRow - 12 - Lowe, Ethan           80  28  -  -  -  -   9   -   87  2  -   -  -  -  -     -     
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       51  32  -  -  1  -  14   -  112  -  2   -  -  -  -     -     [0-29,50-72]

Int  - 14 - Knight, Liam          40  30  -  2  -  -   9   -   90  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [24-56,72-80]
Int  - 15 + Mago, Patrick          6   7  -  -  -  -   2   -   16  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [50-56]
Int  - 16 - Amone, Tom            24  12  1  -  -  -   7   -   67  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [26-50]
Int  - 17 - Sironen, Bayley       21  18  -  -  -  -   1   -   12  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [29-50]

                                     322  9  4 18  3         1587  6  7  21  5  6  6/6   -

Completion Rate      - 34/40  85% 

Opposition Offloads  - 12
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  74m KO-OOF SS P(Mitchell) / (GC NO TRY)
 3 min   0m GC Err / P / TRY
 5 min  81m Reynolds kick COF 14m SS P(Murray) 66m SS 6A(Graham) / (GC TRY)
 9 min   8m KO
13 min   0m GC Err SCR / GC 6A / GC 6A GC-CC GC 6TG SCR / Walker kick TRY
14 min   9m Walker kick COF
15 min   0m Walker CIG
17 min   0m TRY
19 min  16m Reynolds kick COF
22 min   5m GC 6A / Reynolds kick
23 min   0m GC Err SCR / Mitchell kick TRY
24 min  64m SS Err(Mitchell) SCR
26 min  67m DO
28 min  59m GC Err SCR / Reynolds kick COF
31 min  58m Walker kick 2m / SS P(Johnston)
34 min  69m DO
35 min  23m GC Err / Reynolds kick COF
37 min  60m GC Err SS Err(Burns) SCR
39 min   0m GC Err SCR / Reynolds kick P GOAL

half time

41 min  18m Reynolds kick COF
42 min  42m Reynolds kick / (GC TRY)
45 min  18m KO
47 min  56m SCR / Reynolds kick 10m / SS P(Walker) 39m / SS 6A(Knight) / (GC NO TRY)
51 min  53m GC Err SCR / Graham kick COFIG
52 min  78m DO 63m / SS 6A(Knight)
55 min  15m GC Err SCR / Reynolds kick COF
57 min  48m SS Err(Lowe) SCR
59 min  37m GC Err / Reynolds kick COF
62 min  35m GC 6A / GC 6A / Reynolds kick SS NO TRY
64 min  73m GC Err SCR / SS-CC SS Err(Burgess) SCR 14m SS 6A(Burgess) 22m / SS P(Walker) / (GC NO TRY)
69 min  86m GC 6A / Reynolds kickGC 6TG NO TRY / ChOv 11m / SS P(Burns) 78m / SS 6TG(Walker) 81m / SS P(SuA)
72 min  18m GC Err / Reynolds kick
74 min   0m Reynolds kick CIG
75 min   0m TRY
78 min  67m SS Err(Lowe) 56m / SS 6TG(Cook)

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 36.7m - for the whole match

- 32.5m - 1st half 
- 41.7m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

20-18 Gosf Manly      b Brisbane
37-26 Gosf Warriors   b Nth Qld
16-10 WSS  Parramatta b Penrith
26-12 Gosf Melbourne  b Newcastle
14-6  Camp Canberra   b Wests-Tig
30-16 Camp St Geo-Ill b Cronulla
42-6  WSS  Syd Rstrs  b Canterbury (postponed to MNF)

               W D  L B Diff PT
PARRAMATTA     5 -  - -  +83 10
MELBOURNE      4 -  1 -  +28  8
CANBERRA       4 -  1 -  +40  8
NEWCASTLE      3 1  1 -  +40  7
PENRITH        3 1  1 -  +30  7
SYD RSTRS      3 -  2 - +104  6
MANLY          3 -  2 -  +12  6
NTH QLD        2 -  3 -  +16  4
Wests-Tig      2 -  3 -   -9  4
Souths         2 -  3 -  -10  4
Warriors       2 -  3 -  -31  4
Brisbane       2 -  3 -  -78  4
Cronulla       1 -  4 -  -22  2
St Geo-Ill     1 -  4 -  -38  2
Canterbury     1 -  4 -  -56  2
Gold Coast     1 -  4 - -103  2
      

Judiciary News

Su'A was placed on report in the 70th minute for a shoulder charge. However the MRC has not charged him from the match.


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