2020 NRL Premiership - Round 7

South Sydney v Penrith

Kogarah Jubilee Oval

Thu Jun 25, 7:50pm

Selected Round 7 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

C.Allan and Mago were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Nicholls and Dargan were 18th men.

LOSS 12-20

Match was relocated from Campbelltown Stadium after the surface was resulting in player injuries during Round 6 after excessive use during the COVID-19 period.

Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary overcame an infection that required a hospital visit to help his side down an error-prone South Sydney 20-12 on Thursday night. Penrith had enough chances to win by plenty more but let a few chances go begging. Cleary was in Nepean Hospital for six hours on Thursday with cellulitis, requiring antibiotics and scans to make sure the infection hadn't spread. The swelling was impressive and may have contributed to his shaky night with his goal-kicking. Shots as goal aside, he was exemplary and carved over for a late try to ice the win. He busted six tackles and ran for almost 100 metres. Panthers crossed after just eight minutes when Viliame Kikau batted back a kick and Jarome Luai fired a ball to an unmarked Brent Naden, back in the team due to a Josh Mansour knee injury, to cross out to the left. Naden almost had two more in short order; one was called back for a forward pass from Crichton and another the defence recovered to force an error as he looked to ground the ball. The Bunnies' right-side defence continued to struggle and was punctured again in the 28th minute when Luai rolled a kick in behind them for Stephen Crichton to touch down. Souths started the second half in more energetic fashion and earned a few attacking sets, which paid dividends when an Adam Reynolds inside ball sent Bayley Sironen over in the 51st minute reducing the lead to 8-6. That seemed to spark Penrith back into gear; they had another try called back due to an obstruction from Kikau but not such dramas when Dylan Edwards walked through some soft defence in the 60th minute. Cleary's third straight missed conversion kept the Bunnies in the hunt at 12-6. The killer blow was landed in the 69th minute when James Roberts was introduced for his first stint since the competition resumption as a substitute for Dane Gagai. Luai rolled another attacking kick behind Souths' right side defence and Roberts tackled Crichton off the ball to land himself in the sin bin and Cleary his first two points of the night. Down by a man and more than a converted try for the final stretch was always going to make things difficult. Mitchell then joined Roberts in the bin for a second effort following a line break. A 11 man South Sydney couldn't hold out the Panthers as Cleary crossed soon after for the match winning try. Alex Johnston crossed for a consolation try in the final minute from a lovely Cody Walker cut-out ball for a 20-12 scoreline that flattered the Rabbitohs. Souths coach Wayne Bennett said no one plans for that sort of error and penalty count. "They just controlled the ball better than we did, gave themselves better field position and that's the opportunities you get," he said. After an impressive three-game stint, Souths fullback Latrell Mitchell had an off night, marked by four handling errors and a late visit to the sin-bin. He wasn't alone though as his team coughed up plenty of ball, making 12 errors and conceding eight penalties as well as badly losing the contest in the middle of the field.

 6 min  0-4
27 min  0-8
HT      0-8
49 min  6-8  Sironen try Reynolds goal
59 min  6-12
69 min  6-14
76 min  6-20
79 min 12-20 Johnston try Reynolds goal

Sironen, Johnston tries
Reynolds 2 from 2 goals

Referee    G.Sutton
Crowd      150 (Match played with restricted attendance due to COVID-19)

69 min Roberts, James    10SB Professional Foul
76 min Mitchel, Lattrell 10SB Professional Foul

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

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

Flbk -  1 - Mitchell, Latrell     76   6  1  -  -  -  13   -  123  4  -   1  -  -  -     -     [0-76]
RWng -  2 - Gagai, Dane           49   9  -  -  1  -   8   -   61  -  -   1  -  -  -     -     [0-49]
RCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  22  1  -  2  -  11   -  119  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     
LCnt -  4 - Burns, Braidon        80  17  -  -  2  -  13   1  117  1  4   -  -  -  -     -     
LWng -  5 - Johnston, Alex        80   4  -  -  2  2  17   1  170  2  -   1  -  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  21  1  2  2  -  11   -   79  -  1   2  1  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  19  -  -  2  -   7   -   38  1  -  14  1  -  2/2   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        51  40  -  -  1  -  10   -  103  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-26,55-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  60  -  -  4  -   7   5   48  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          49  36  -  -  3  -  11   -  112  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-23,54-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           72  33  -  -  2  -  13   -  116  1  2   -  -  -  -     -     [0-72]
SRow - 12 - Lowe, Ethan           80  38  1  -  1  -   5   -   48  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       57  42  2  -  1  -  11   -  117  1  1   1  -  -  -     -     [0-29,52-80]

Int  - 14 - Knight, Liam          31  18  1  -  1  -  13   -  127  -  2   -  -  -  -     -     [23-54]
Int  - 15 - Sironen, Bayley       37  19  -  -  1  1  10   -   89  -  -   -  -  1  -     -     [26-55,72-80]
Int  - 17 - Roberts, James        21   4  1  -  1  -   2   1   21  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [49-69,79-80]
Int  - 19 - Sele, Hame            23  11  -  -  -  -  12   -  117  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [29-52]

                                     399  8  2 26  3         1613 12 12  20  2  2  2/2   -

Completion Rate      - 34/44  77% 

Opposition Offloads  - 7
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO
 2 min   1m Pe Err SCR / Murray kick
 4 min   8m Reynolds kick COF
 5 min  22m Pe Err SCR SS Err(Mitchell) SCR / (Pe TRY)
 8 min  17m KO
10 min  65m Reynolds kick Johnston kick 22m / SS P(Graham) / (Pe NO TRY)
13 min  25m Pe Err / Pe 6A / SS Err(Burns)
15 min  23m Reynolds kick COF
17 min  83m SS Err(Johnston) SCR
18 min  20m Mitchell kick
20 min  91m Reynolds kick COF 29m / SS 6A(Walker) 40m / SS 6TG(Graham) SCR
25 min  88m Pe Err SCR / Pe 6A / SS Err(SuA) SCR 21m / SS 6A(Walker) 34m / SS P(Lowe) / (Pe TRY)
28 min  18m KO
30 min  18m Reynolds kick COF
31 min  60m SS Err(Mitchell)
32 min  20m Pe Err / Reynolds kick
34 min   9m Pe Err SCR / ChOv
36 min  16m NO TRY SS Err(Johnston) SCR
39 min   0m Pe 6A / P / P / Reynolds kick CIG
40 min  28m DGagai kick

half time

41 min  12m Reynolds kick
44 min  60m Pe 6A / Reynolds kick 10m / Pe 6TG / SS Err(Mitchell) SCR 24m / SS P(Sele)
48 min   0m Pe 6A P / P / Reynolds kick CIG
49 min   0m Pe 6A / TRY
52 min  22m Reynolds kick
53 min  16m Reynolds kick COF
55 min  95m Reynolds kick 14m / SS 6TG(Roberts) 55m / SS P(Murray)
58 min  85m P / SS Err(Mitchell) 54m / SS P(Murray) / (Pe TRY)
61 min  12m KO
63 min  37m Reynolds kick 13m SS P(Walker)
65 min  65m P SS Err(Reynolds)
66 min  69m DO
68 min 100m DO 63m / SS P-10SB(Roberts) (Pe GOAL)
69 min  10m KO
72 min  33m Pe 6TG SCR / Pe 6A / SS Err(Murray) SCR
75 min  91m Pe Err / Walker kick DIG 35m / SS P-10SB(Mitchell) / (Pe TRY) [SS 11 men]
78 min  35m Sh-KO
79 min   0m Pe Err / TRY

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 38.6m - for the whole match

- 32.8m - 1st half 
- 45.7m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

50-6  Koga Melbourne  b Warriors    (match relocated from MRSt due to Victorian COVID-19 outbreaks)
26-12 WSS  Syd Rstrs  b St Geo-Ill
32-20 NQSt Nth Qld    b Newcastle
30-12 LngS Gold Coast b Brisbane
25-24 WSS  Parramatta b Canberra   (GP)
40-22 Gosf Cronulla   b Manly
34-6  WSS  Wests-Tig  b Canterbury

               W D  L B Diff PT
PARRAMATTA     6 -  1 -  +70 12
PENRITH        5 1  1 -  +45 11
SYD RSTRS      5 -  2 - +134 10
MELBOURNE      5 -  2 -  +65 10
NEWCASTLE      4 1  2 -  +49  9
WESTS-TIG      4 -  3 -  +35  8
CANBERRA       4 -  3 -  +31  8
MANLY          4 -  3 -   +2  8
Souths         3 -  4 -  +10  6
Nth Qld        3 -  4 -   +6  6
Cronulla       3 -  4 -   -2  6
St Geo-Ill     2 -  5 -  -40  4
Gold Coast     2 -  5 -  -97  4
Warriors       2 -  5 - -103  4
Brisbane       2 -  5 - -117  4
Canterbury     1 -  6 -  -86  2
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged from the match.


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