2020 NRL Premiership - Round 14

South Sydney v North Queensland

North Queensland Stadium

Sat Aug 15, 5:30pm

Selected Round 14 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Dargan and Dillon were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Johns and Corey Allan were 18th men.

WIN 31-30

Adam Reynolds had seemingly blown South Sydney's hopes of a dramatic comeback against the Cowboys when he hooked a sideline conversion that would've tied the scores in the 76th minute. But the Rabbitohs captain's agony quickly turned to ecstasy as he landed a penalty goal and then the 20th field goal of his career to snag a 31-30 Townsville thriller at the death on Saturday night. That fieldgoal also allowed him to pass the legend Eric Simms as the greatest 3 grade career South Sydney pointscorer of all time. The Cowboys had pulled ahead by a converted try in the 73rd minute and looked to have done enough to secure an upset win. But South Sydney winger Alex Johnston crossed a few minutes later to lay the platform for an unbelievable finish. North Queensland winger Kyle Feldt's mistakes proved costly for the hosts. He missed four conversions and gave away the crucial penalty with a strip that allowed Reynolds to level up. Scott Drinkwater and Michael Morgan had loomed as the heroes of the evening, with the pair instrumental in the Cowboys' newfound attacking flair. Drinkwater set up two sensational four-pointers with kicks one a try of the year contender to Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow in the first half and the other nearly the game-winner to Tom Opacic. Morgan rebounded from a horror performance against the Titans to score a double and remind fans what North Queensland have missed for most of the season when he was out with a shoulder injury. Reynolds's heroics weren't limited to the finish, with the No.7 starting the Rabbitohs' roll when he scored in the ninth minute by combining smarts and skills. Noticing fullback Drinkwater defending in the line, he produced a terrific chip-and-chase from 20 metres out to touch down. South Sydney's jubilation was fleeting, however, with North Queensland advancing into attacking territory after Liam Knight was penalised and placed on report for a crusher tackle on Feldt. The hosts smoothly shifted right where centre Connelly Lemuelu crossed for his first NRL try. Perked up, the Cowboys took the game to South Sydney by forcing three drop-outs with their halves heavily involved. Ben Hampton trapped Jaxon Paulo in-goal from a Morgan kick, then Morgan returned the favour by smashing Johnston. Points didn't come in that period but a Rabbitohs error gifted North Queensland another shot. Morgan wore the No.7 but his sweeping run at second-receiver was reminiscent of the Maroons representative's fullback days. The hosts were running hot and delivered an audacious play in their own half that paid huge dividends. Drinkwater had the courage and execution to kick across field 25 metres out from his own line and hit the flying Tabuai-Fidow on the chest. Catching the ball before half-way, the teenage winger stood up Paulo with some dazzling footwork and slammed on the accelerator. Feldt's missed conversion left North Queensland with a six-point lead that didn't reflect their dominance. The Rabbitohs would have been rapt when they levelled up, as centre Dane Gagai cut open the right-edge defence after Reynolds and five-eighth Cody Walker linked nicely. Still, North Queensland deserved to lead at the break and they did after Feldt kicked a penalty goal to end the opening term. The Rabbitohs may have been fortunate to score first in the second half. A few plays prior, Knight dropped the pill and gathered the bounce, with referee Chris Butler ruling it was play on after being knocked out by the Cowboys. Walker didn't give them much time to protest, zinging the Steeden to Johnston who sped down the touchline to grab four points. Morgan stepped up again for his troops, twisting and turning in a tackle to determinedly secure his double in the 50th minute. Feldt's goal restored North Queensland's lead. It evaporated once more when Damien Cook threw a lovely face ball to centre Campbell Graham and he withstood a robust challenge from Hampton to reach the in-goal. The points-fest continued as second-rower Mitch Dunn picked up the scraps from a Johnston error after a ricocheted Morgan kick threw him off. Dunn dashed 30 metres to collect his maiden NRL try. Drinkwater looked to have sealed the win with his kick for Opacic but the frantic finishing sequence kept the Rabbitohs firmly entrenched in the top eight. There were concerns for the visitors though with second-rower Bayley Sironen limping off with a lower leg injury late in the match.

11 min  6-0  Reynolds try Reynolds goal
15 min  6-4
25 min  6-8
29 min  6-12
34 min 12-12 D.Gagai try Reynolds goal
39 min 12-14
HT     12-14
46 min 18-14 Johnston try Reynolds goal
50 min 18-20
54 min 24-20 Graham try Reynolds goal
59 min 24-24
73 min 24-30
75 min 28-30 Johnston try Reynolds miss
78 min 30-30 Reynolds goal
79 min 31-30 Reynolds fieldgoal

Johnston 2, Reynolds, D.Gagai, Graham tries
Reynolds 5 from 6 goals
Reynolds fieldgoal

Referee    C.Butler
Crowd      7,611 (Match played with 50% capacity restricted attendance in Queensland due to COVID-19)

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

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   4  -  -  2  -   9   2   91  1  -   1  1  -  -     -     
RWng -  5 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   6  -  -  -  -   7   -   52  -  1   -  -  -  -     -
RCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  25  -  1  -  1  12   -  117  2  -   -  -  1  -     -
LCnt -  4 - Gagai, Dane           80  23  -  -  2  1   8   -   90  -  -   1  -  1  -     -
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        80   4  -  -  2  2  10   -  100  2  -   -  -  2  -     -    
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  18  1  -  2  -  14   -   95  2  -   5  1  -  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  15  -  -  1  -   6   1   34  -  -   9  -  1  5/6   1 (c)
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        47  27  -  -  1  -  15   -  144  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [0-25,58-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  41  -  1  1  -   6   5   59  2  1   -  1  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          43  28  1  -  2  -  10   -  119  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-25,62-80]
SRow - 13 - Murray, Cameron       61  40  -  -  -  -   9   -   98  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-32,51-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  17  -  -  1  -   6   -   77  1  1   -  -  -  -     -     
Lock - 15 - Knight, Liam          38  23  2  -  -  -  12   -  107  -  3   -  -  -  -     -     [0-19.32-51]

Int  - 12 - Sironen, Bayley       42  16  -  -  1  -   7   -   67  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [25-67]
Int  - 14 - Nicholls, Mark        32  19  1  -  2  -   7   -   81  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [19-51]
Int  - 16 - Mago, Patrick         11   7  -  -  -  -   4   -   47  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [51-62]
Int  - 17 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   46  27  -  -  1  -  11   -  136  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [25-58,67-80]

                                     340  5  2 18  4         1520 12  8  16  3  5  5/6   1

Completion Rate      - 25/34 74% 

Opposition Offloads  - 5
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  20m KO
 1 min   9m Walker kick COF
 3 min   9m NQ-6A / Walker kick
 5 min  56m Reynolds kick 15m SS-6A(Graham) 25m / SS-P(Burgess)
 8 min   9m NQ Err SCR / Walker kick COF
10 min  10m SCR / DGagai kick
12 min   0m NQ Err / Reynolds kick TRY
14 min  70m Walker kick COF 8m / SS P(Knight) / (NQ TRY)
17 min  18m KO
18 min  67m DO
19 min  98m DO 65m / SS P(Walker)
22 min  82m DO 71m / SS-6A(DCook)
24 min  87m NQ Err SCR / SS Err(Graham) SCR / (NQ TRY)
27 min  15m KO
29 min  17m Reynolds kick COF / (NQ TRY)
31 min  14m KO
32 min  96m SS Err(Mitchell) SCR
34 min   0m P / NQ-6A / TRY
37 min  17m Reynolds kick COF
38 min 100m SS Err(Johnston) 89m / SS P(Nicholls) (NQ GOAL)

half time

41 min  86m SS Err(DCook) SCR 60m / SS P(Knight)
43 min  12m NQ Err / Reynolds kick COF
46 min   0m SCR / TRY
48 min  65m SS Err(Walker) SCR
49 min  90m SS Err(Nicholls) / (NQ TRY)
51 min   5m KO
53 min   0m Reynolds kick CIG
54 min   0m TRY
56 min   3m Walker kick
58 min   4m Reynolds kick COF
59 min 100m SS Err(Johnston) (NQ TRY)
60 min  10m KO
62 min   6m Reynolds kick COF
64 min  10m SCR / Mitchell kick
66 min  34m SCR / SS Err(Burgess)
68 min  11m Reynolds kick
71 min  14m NQ Err SCR / NQ 6TG SCR / SS Err(Walker) SCR
72 min  54m NQ Err SCR / SS Err(DCook) SS-CC(x) SCR / (NQ TRY)
74 min  29m KO
75 min   0m NQ Err / TRY
78 min   0m P NQ-CC(x) GOAL
79 min   0m FIELDGOAL
            NQ Err

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 34.3m - for the whole match

- 43.9m - 1st half 
- 25.7m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

24-6  SCG  Melbourne  b Syd Rstrs
18-12 Gosf Penrith    b Warriors
14-12 WSS  St Geo-Ill b Parramatta
30-18 Koga Cronulla   b Gold Coast
36-8  Bruc Canberra   b Brisbane
26-24 NISC Newcastle  b Manly
29-28 WSS  Wests-Tig  b Canterbury

               W D  L Diff PT
PENRITH       12 1  1 +156 25
MELBOURNE     12 -  2 +216 24
PARRAMATTA    11 -  3 +122 22
SYD RSTRS      9 -  5 +148 18
CANBERRA       9 -  5  +55 18
NEWCASTLE      8 1  5  +73 17
CRONULLA       8 -  6  +56 16
SOUTHS         8 -  6  +53 16
Wests-Tig      6 -  8  +13 12
Manly          6 -  8  -50 12
St Geo-Ill     5 -  9  -28 10
Warriors       5 -  9 -137 10
Gold Coast     4 - 10 -165  8
Nth Qld        3 - 11 -105  6
Brisbane       3 - 11 -251  6
Canterbury     2 - 12 -152  4
      

Judiciary News

South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Liam Knight has been hit with a grade one dangerous contact charge for a tackle on Jordan McLean in the 18th minute of Saturday night's match against the North Queensland Cowboys. The charge carries a base penalty of 100 points, but with 100% loading applied for two prior similar incidences within the last two years. At total charge of 200 points. Knight has taken the early guilty plea and gets a 25% reduction. Resulting in a final charge of 150 points. So he will miss 1 week and have 50 carryover points.

NSWRL Womens Premiership - Round 5

v Canterbury, Homebush NSWRL Center of Excellence Field, Mon Aug 17 7:00pm [NSWRL Livestream]

ABANDONED(Originally WIN 12-6)

Late Changes - The first ever official match at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence took place on Monday night between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. A penalty gave the Bulldogs the first try-scoring opportunity of the game and almost the scorers in that attacking set. Quincy Dodd put a perfect grubber in for her winger and Margot Vella went close to getting the ball down, but the touch judge ruled a knock on. The game was only 11 minutes old when the big hit of the night was confirmed. South Sydney were on the attack and were making metres down their left edge before all momentum was stopped when Christine Pauli ran into a Sarah Togatuki and Emily Rains brick wall that shook up the whole of Sydney Olympic Park. Leanne Toomalatai put herself in the history books for being the first every try-scorer at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence. Bulldogs halfback Dodd threw a nice cut-out ball to put fullback Haneen Zreika on the outside of her defender before a simple catch and pass for Toomalatagi to race down the left sideline, evade the Rabbitohs fullback and score. The Rabbitohs his back almost immediately with an incredible show of strength by captain Ellie Johnston. It was last tackle and the Bulldogs had an extra player in defence on the short side but that did not phase the second-rower who charged onto the ball, did not think about passing or kicking and brutally forced her way over the line. A beautiful sideline conversion from Arabella McKenzie locked up the scores, and the Rabbitohs were able some last-second desperation from the Bulldogs to keep the 6-all halftime score. The Rabbitohs were first to score in the second half when Ateca Grace Uluiburotu hit a gap perfectly and bullied her way over, before the pink-and-green began to get some momentum when a strong carry from Christine Pauli on the first tackle of the kick-off set earned her side a penalty. The saddest part of the match came with still 25 minutes on the clock, in the ensuing set, when Emily Rains got awfully caught up in a tackle. Unfortunately, the game was then called off after a lengthy wait for a ambulance and had to be stretchered off the field with a very serious leg injury. NSWRL had a duty of care given the seriousness of the situation. Rabbitohs were up 12-6 at the time with the NSWRL officials giving them the result as it stands.

A protest was lodged by Canterbury and later the NSWRL declared the game a no result after it had been abandoned at the 35 minute mark, with both teams getting a competition point.

QT      0-0
19 min  0-6
25 min  6-6  Johnston try McKenzie goal
HT      6-6
31 min 12-6  Uluiburotu try McKenzie goal
35 min       Match suspended

E.Johnston, Uluiburotu tries 
McKenzie 2 from 2 goals

Scrums     3-2 (1H  2-2 )
Penalties  4-6 (1H  3-6 )

Final Line Up -
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Hunter, Tahlia         -  -     -
Wing -  2 - Dann, Summer           -  -     -     
Cntr -  3 - Bell, Nellie           -  -     -   
Cntr -  5 - Donovan, Monique       -  -     -     
Wing - 15 - Hart, Regan            -  -     -
5/8  -  9 - Field, Sarah           -  -     -
Half -  7 - McKenzie, Arabella     -  2/2   -     
Prop - 18 - Shaw, Maddison         -  -     -     [0-20]
Hook - 19 - Bent, Janaya           -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Pauli, Christine       -  -     -     
SRow -  4 - Gordon, Kyle           -  -     -
SRow -  6 - Bent, Shaylee          -  -     -     
Lock - 11 - Johnston, Ellie        1  -     - (c) 

Int  -  8 - Uluiburotu, Grace      1  -     -     [20-35]
Int  - 12 - Baird, Nikki                          DNP    
Int  - 16 - Overton, Crystal                      DNP     
Int  - 20 - Flood, Ayesha                         DNP     

                                   2  2/2   -

Other Womens NSW Premiership Matches

10-10 Camp Wntwrthvll d C Coast
16-4  Camp Cronulla   b Wests-Tig
BYE        Norths

               W D  L A B Diff PT
CRONULLA       4 -  - - 1  +50 10
CENTRAL COAST  3 1  - - 1  +62  9
NORTHS         1 1  2 - 1  +20  5
WESTS-TIGERS   1 1  2 - 1  -16  5
CANTERBURY     2 -  2 1 -  -22  5 **
SOUTHS         1 -  2 1 1  -30  5 **
Wentworthville - 1  4 - -  -64  1

** - match was abandoned after protest


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