2020 NRL Premiership - Round 10

South Sydney v Newcastle

Western Sydney Stadium

Sat Jul 18, 5:30pm

Selected Round 10 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Marsters and Dennis were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Johns and Dillon were 18th men.

LOSS 18-20

Newcastle narrowly withstood a South Sydney tsunami to hang on 20-18 at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday. The Rabbitohs cruelled themselves with errors for much of the contest but came alive in the final 15 minutes, scoring three tries and having another denied by the Bunker. Ponga's three missed conversions almost proved incredibly costly. Mark Nicholls scored in the 65th minute before Damien Cook notched a double. Newcastle defended their line grimly at the death while the Rabbitohs rode a powerful wave of momentum. The Knights had managed just 22 points in their previous three outings and Ponga's form was questioned after he recorded zero try or line break involvements for two games straight. The star fullback quietened his critics with a scintillating first-half touchdown - his first since round four - as well as setting up Bradman Best with a quality grubber. Halfback Mitchell Pearce's kicking game was strong as he helped lift Newcastle into the top four in back-rower Aidan Guerra's 200th NRL appearance. The Rabbitohs missed Latrell Mitchell (suspension) and Campbell Graham (facial fracture), but completing only 72 percent of their sets hurt badly. Debutant winger Jaxson Paulo set up Damien Cook's second try with a kick in a glimpse of his talent. The Knights were without Daniel Saifiti (knee) but welcomed back Connor Watson, Mitch Barnett and Sione Mata'utia from the casualty ward. Both sides had early chances, but Newcastle capitalised when teenager Best belied his inexperience to assist winger Enari Tuala with a flick, using the strength and skill of a seasoned centre. Rabbitohs fans loudly disapproved that a forward pass wasn't ruled. Pearce shut them up when he dug into the line, copping a whack for his troubles, and linked with hard-running halves partner Kurt Mann to extend the lead. Chants of "Newcastle!" reverberated after Pearce piled on the pressure in the set after points by kicking a 40-20. An error let South Sydney off. Newcastle continued to threaten, routinely slipping out of tackles, but the scoreboard didn't quite reflect their dominance with 63 percent of possession after 25 minutes. Seeing Pearce pull the strings for the Knights, Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds produced a 40-20 of his own to get his team on the attack. Again, their handling betrayed them. Ponga then got on the score-sheet in brilliant fashion, burning Cody Walker on the outside and zipping away in the 28th minute. A glut of six-again calls and penalties gave South Sydney every hope of ending the half with a try. It looked like they would when they created a massive right-edge overlap, but winger Corey Allan couldn't control a low, long pass. Ponga's grubber for Best kept Newcastle on the front foot and the No.1 added a penalty goal in the 58th minute to make it 20-0. After holding firm for so long, the Knights cracked in soft fashion when bench prop Nicholls charged across for his first try as a Rabbitoh. South Sydney quickly added a second four-pointer when Cook scampered over from dummy half following an Alex Johnston line break. Suddenly the Rabbitohs had all the running and they appeared to have closed the gap further when Tom Burgess forced his way into the in-goal, only for the Bunker to deem the prop had lost the ball. They weren't to be denied in the 73rd minute, however, as Cook won the race to a well-weighted in-field kick from Paulo. It seemed inevitable that South Sydney would claim a fourth to win the match but the Knights scrapped hard to turn them away and secure the two competition points.

10 min  0-6
13 min  0-10
28 min  0-14
HT      0-14
48 min  0-18
52 min  0-20
65 min  6-20 Nicholls try Reynolds goal
67 min 12-20 D.Cook try Reynolds goal
72 min 18-20 D.Cook try Reynolds goal

D.Cook 2, Nicholls tries
Reynolds 3 from 3 goals

Referee    G.Atkins
Crowd      4,249 (Match played with 25% capacity restricted attendance due to COVID-19)

Scrums      5-9 (1H  3-3 )
Penalities  4-2 (1H  3-0 ) 
6 Again     5-4 (1H  5-4 )

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

Flbk -  1 - Johnston, Alex        80   7  -  -  2  1  18   -  180  1  2   -  -  -  -     - 
RWng -  5 - Allan, Corey          80  11  -  -  -  -  12   -   83  1  -   -  -  -  -     -    
RCnt -  3 - Roberts, James        80  23  -  -  3  -   6   -   70  3  -   -  -  -  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  20  -  -  -  -  17   -  194  -  -   -  -  -  -     -
LWng -  2 + Paulo, Jaxson         80   6  -  -  3  1  18   -  165  -  -   2  1  -  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  21  -  3  4  1  18   -  121  -  -   5  -  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  16  -  -  3  -  12   -   56  1  2  11  -  -  3/3   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        48  40  2  -  1  -   8   -   73  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-18,50-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  56  -  -  4  1  13  12  128  -  -   2  -  2  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          43  23  -  -  3  -  16   -  179  2  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-23,60-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  27  -  -  4  -  10   -   98  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     
SRow - 12 - Lowe, Ethan           60  29  -  1  2  -   7   -   44  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-60]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       63  47  -  -  2  -  15   1  118  1  2   -  -  -  -     -     [0-33,50-80]

Int  - 14 - Nicholls, Mark        16   9  -  -  -  1   7   -   68  1  -   -  -  1  -     -     [56-72]
Int  - 15 - Sele, Hame            41  21  -  -  2  -  12   -  108  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [23-56,72-80]
Int  - 16 - Sironen, Bayley       32  23  -  -  1  -   9   -   73  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [18-50]
Int  - 17 - Mago, Patrick         17  15  -  -  1  -   5   -   52  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [33-50]

                                     394  2  4 35  5         1815 12  7  20  1  3  3/3   -

Completion Rate      - 31/43 72% 

Opposition Offloads  - 9
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  74m SS Err(Murray) SCR
 3 min  22m Walker kick COF
 5 min  26m Nw-6A / Reynolds kick
 6 min  73m SS Err(Roberts)
 8 min  94m Reynolds kick DIG 44m SS-6A(Lowe) 55m / SS-6A(Walker) / (Nw TRY)
12 min  44m KO 16m / SS-6A(Walker) / (Nw TRY)
15 min  92m KO 15m / Nw 40-20
18 min  10m Nw Err SCR / Reynolds kick COF
19 min  28m Reynolds kick COF
21 min  21m Walker kick COF
22 min  90m SS Err(Roberts)
25 min  12m Nw Err SCR / Reynolds kick 40-20 / Nw-6A / SS Err(Murray) SCR
27 min  53m Walker kick ChDn 46m SS-6A(Walker) / (Nw TRY)
29 min  18m KO
31 min  14m Reynolds kick COF
32 min  29m Reynolds kick 24m SS 6TG(Roberts)
35 min  18m Nw Err SCR / Nw-6A / P / SS Err(Sironen) SCR
39 min  18m Nw-6A / Nw-6A / P / P / SS NO TRY SS Err(CAllan) SCR

half time

40 min  12m KO
42 min  18m SCR / Reynolds kick ChOv
44 min  15m Nw Err / Reynolds kick ChOv
46 min  53m SS Err(Roberts) SCR
47 min  67m DO / (Nw TRY)
50 min 100m KO 14m / SS P(Tatola) 61m / SS P(Tatola) (Nw GOAL)
53 min   7m KO
54 min  11m Paulo kick SCR
58 min  24m P / SS Err(Johnston) SCR
60 min  86m SCR / P Nw-CC SS Err(Nicholls) SCR
63 min   6m SS Err(Tatola) SS-CC / Walker kick COF
64 min  80m SS Err(Reynolds)
65 min   0m Nw Err / DCook kick Nw 6TG / TRY
67 min   0m TRY
69 min  25m Reynolds kick COF
70 min  14m Nw Err / SS NO TRY SS Err(Burgess) SCR
72 min   0m Paulo kick TRY
74 min  82m SS Err(Burgess) SS-CC(x) SCR
75 min  11m Nw Err / DCook kick
77 min  10m Nw Err SCR / Reynolds kick
79 min   2m Walker kick

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 36.1m - for the whole match

- 42.2m - 1st half 
- 30.8m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

24-20 SCG  Canberra   b Syd Rstrs
42-6  SunS Melbourne  b Gold Coast
48-0  Leic Wests-Tig  b Brisbane
28-22 Woll St Geo-Ill b Canterbury
22-18 Brok Manly      b Parramatta
46-10 Gosf Cronulla   b Warriors
22-10 Penr Penrith    b Nth Qld

               W D  L B Diff PT
PENRITH        8 1  1 -  +96 17
PARRAMATTA     8 -  2 - +110 16
MELBOURNE      8 -  2 - +109 16
NEWCASTLE      6 1  3 -  +47 13
SYD RSTRS      6 -  4 - +154 12
CANBERRA       6 -  4 -  +35 12
WESTS-TIG      5 -  5 -  +68 10
SOUTHS         5 -  5 -  +32 10
Cronulla       5 -  5 -  +32 10
Manly          5 -  5 -  -26 10
St Geo-Ill     4 -  6 -  -10  8
Nth Qld        3 -  7 -  -70  6
Warriors       3 -  7 - -133  6
Brisbane       3 -  7 - -157  6
Gold Coast     3 -  7 - -159  6
Canterbury     1 -  9 - -126  2
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged out of the match.

NSWRL Womens Premiership - Round 1(Restarted)

BYE

The competition has been revised and restarted as a 7 round compeition from scratch with only 7 teams after Cabramatta, Mt Pritchard, St Marys and Penrith Brothers withdrew after COVID-19 outbreak.


Other Womens NSW Premiership Matches

 8-8  NSO2 Norths     d Wests-Tig
22-0  TLmb C Coast    b Canterbury
28-14 Ring Cronulla   b Wntwrthvll

               W D  L B Diff PT
CENTRAL COAST  1 -  - -  +22  2
CRONULLA       1 -  - -  +14  2
SOUTHS         - -  - 1    -  2
NORTHS         - 1  - -    -  1
Wests-Tigers   - 1  - -    -  1
Wentworthville - -  1 -  -14  -
Canterbury     - -  1 -  -22  -


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