2020 NRL Premiership - Round 16

South Sydney v Parramatta

Western Sydney Stadium

Thu Aug 27, 7:50pm

Selected Round 16 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Dane Gagai failed a fitness test on his hamstring so he and Cartwright were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Dargan and Dillon were 18th men.

WIN 38-0

The Rabbitohs' premiership chances have been dealt a cruel blow with news on Friday that Latrell Mitchell will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. Prior to the injury, Mitchell was absolutely immense with a try assist and some powerful runs. Rabbitohs halves Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker toyed with their opponents while their patched-up forward pack easily outpointed the Eels big men. The Eels started the match much as they did the previous week against the Storm, pushing unnecessary passes, while Souths also started the match the way they did the previous week against Manly absolutely on fire. A forced pass from Mitch Moses was dropped by Ryan Matterson to give Souths their first chance and a brilliant Mitchell catch-and-pass sent Corey Allan over untouched in the sixth minute. A forced Moses offload dropped by Nathan Brown handed Souths their next chance and a lovely Steven Marsters flick pass put Jaxson Paulo over for his maiden NRL try in the 18th minute, Reynolds missed the conversion, Souths now up 10 nil. Cody Walker burst onto a perfect Reynolds short ball to streak 30 metres to score in the 30th minute extending the Rabbitohs lead to 16 nil. Then Souths went the length off the next set as Walker ran over the top of Waqa Blake and into space to start a movement eventually finished by a Reynolds grubber for Jaydn Su'A to score. Mitchell copped a horror bounce from a bomb late in the half that he had to retrieve from near his own dead ball line and produced one of the best kick returns of the season. The Eels were lucky to hold on to only be down by 22 at half time. Dylan Brown looked to have finally got the blue and golds on the board in the 50th minute but an impressive solo try was overturned due to Clint Gutherson getting in the way of the defensive line. But after the referee didnt stop play for the shepard, Paulo landed on Mitchell's leg as the pair attempted to prevent the no try, causing the Mitchell's hamstring injury. This once again this week caused a Souths backline reschuffle. Souths then went further ahead, with Corey Allan slotting in at fullback and Cam Murray (now at left centre) throwing a perfect catch-and-pass for Campbell Graham to cross on the left wing for a 28-0 lead. Reynolds supported on a play he started to score in the 66th minute and Graham ran his second try through the Eels' ragged right side in the 71st to rattle up a 38 to nil lead. After a mini resurgance in the last few minutes Reynolds came up with a cheeky drop out find touch 11m out to get the scrum feed and close out the game. The win has cemented Souths position in the Top 8 and given them a real shot at a Top 4 finish. After the match, Bennet said, "The most important thing is to play our brand of football and keep at that and not get bored by it. That's our best chance of getting results and getting wins against any team. Top four or bottom four."

"He's done his hamstring. We're just not sure of the seriousness of it," Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett had said post-match It was initially hoped Mitchell would miss just a few weeks weeks but Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett confirmed on Friday that the star fullback had ruptured the proximal hamstring tendon at the top of his left leg and would be assessed by a surgeon with a view to repairing the tendon, whih connects to his pelvis. Mitchell's injury occurred when teammate Jaxson Paulo landed on him in a tackle and forced his left leg back, putting enormous strain on the hamstring. It looks like Mitchell has played his last game for 2020 season, with a extended recovery required.

 5 min  6-0  C.Allan try Reynolds goal
18 min 10-0  Paulo try Reynolds miss
29 min 16-0  Walker try Reynolds goal
32 min 22-0  Su'A try Reynolds goal
HT     22-0
51 min 28-0  Graham try Reynolds goal
66 min 32-0  Reynolds try Reynolds miss
70 min 38-0  Graham try Reynolds goal

Graham 2, C.Allan, Paulo, Walker, Su'A, Reynolds tries
Reynolds 5 from 7 goals

Referee    G.Sutton
Crowd      7,012 (Match played with 25% capacity restricted attendance due to COVID-19)

Scrums      4-3 (1H  1-2 )
Penalities  4-2 (1H  1-0 ) 
6 Again     4-5 (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     49   -  -  -  -  -  12   -  133  1  -   -  1  -  -     -     [0-49]
RWng -  5 - Paulo, Jaxson         80  11  -  -  -  1  17   1  148  2  2   2  1  1  -     -
RCnt - 19 - Marsters, Steven      80  20  -  -  2  -   9   -   77  -  1   -  1  -  -     -
LCnt -  3 - Graham, Campbell      80  12  -  -  1  2  16   1  157  -  -   -  -  2  -     -
LWng -  2 - Allan, Corey          80   3  -  -  1  1  18   -  195  1  -   -  1  1  -     -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  11  -  -  1  3   9   -  126  1  1   2  -  1  -     -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  14  -  -  3  1  14   -  107  -  1  18  1  1  5/7   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        51  28  -  -  -  -  17   -  162  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-19,48-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  41  1  1  2  1   6   4   57  -  -   1  -  -  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          44  17  -  -  3  -  16   1  127  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-25,61-80]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  33  1  2  1  -  15   -  130  1  1   -  -  1  -     -     
SRow - 12 - Sironen, Bayley       72  29  -  -  -  1  12   -  121  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [0-72]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       62  29  -  1  1  -  10   -   92  1  2   -  1  -  -     -     [0-31,49-80]

Int  - 14 - Nicholls, Mark        30  25  -  1  1  -  10   -   85  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [31-61]
Int  - 15 - Knight, Liam          37  19  -  -  1  -  13   -  136  -  1   -  -  -  -     -     [19-48,72-80]
Int  - 16 - Mago, Patrick         19   5  -  -  2  -   9   -   99  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [61-80]
Int  - 17 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   36  21  -  -  -  -  13   -  150  -  -   -  -  -  -     -     [25-61]

                                     318  2  5 19 10         2108  8 10  23  6  7  5/7   -

Completion Rate      - 39/47 83% 

Opposition Offloads  - 16
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  15m KO
 1 min  22m Reynolds kick COF
 4 min  36m Reynolds kick COF
 5 min   0m Pa Err / TRY
 7 min  26m Reynolds kick COF
 9 min  61m Reynolds kick 25m / SS-6A(Murray)
12 min   5m Pa Err SCR / Walker kick
14 min   8m Reynolds kick COF
15 min   8m Reynolds kick
18 min   0m Pa Err / P / Pa-6A / TRY
20 min  17m Reynolds kick
22 min  46m SS Err(CAllan) SCR
24 min   0m Paulo kick CIG
25 min  19m SS Err(Paulo) 7m / SS-6A(SuA)
27 min  33m Reynolds kick COF
29 min   0m Pa-6A / TRY
32 min   0m Reynolds kick TRY
34 min  14m Reynolds kick COF
37 min  17m SS Err(Mitchell) SCR
39 min  26m Reynolds kick NO FIELDGOAL

half time

41 min  15m Reynolds kick
43 min  35m Pa Err SCR / Paulo kick DIG
45 min  26m Reynolds kick COF
46 min  34m Reynolds kick COF
48 min  36m Reynolds kick
50 min   0m Pa NO TRY P / DCook kick CIG
51 min   0m TRY
55 min  23m Pa-6A / SS NO TRY SS Err(Walker) SCR
56 min  45m SS Err(Murray)
57 min 100m P Pa-CC SS Err(Paulo) Reynolds kick
58 min  74m DO
59 min 100m Pa Err / Reynolds kick COF 40m / SS-6A(Walker) 71m / SS-P(Tatola) Pa NO TRY
62 min   0m P / Reynolds kick COF CIG
63 min  39m SS Err(SuA)
66 min   0m Pa Err SCR / TRY
68 min   7m Knight kick
70 min   0m Pa Err / P / TRY
72 min  16m Reynolds kick
73 min   0m Pa-6A / Walker kick CIG
76 min  99m SS NO TRY SS Err(Burgess) SS-CC(x) 35m / SS P(DCook) 86m / SS-6A(DCook) / SS-6A(SuA)
79 min      DO-SCR

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 25.7m - for the whole match

- 17.7m - 1st half 
- 34.2m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

14-10 Koga Gold Coast b St Geo-Ill
58-12 SCG  Syd Rstrs  b Brisbane
36-6  Tamw Warriors   b Newcastle
28-12 Koga Cronulla   b Nth Qld
30-6  Penr Penrith    b Wests-Tig
30-6  SunS Melbourne  b Manly
34-20 Bruc Canberra   b Canterbury

               W D  L Diff PT
PENRITH       14 1  1 +206 29
MELBOURNE     13 -  3 +216 26
PARRAMATTA    12 -  4  +98 24
SYD RSTRS     11 -  5 +224 22
CANBERRA      11 -  5  +89 22
SOUTHS        10 -  6 +131 20
NEWCASTLE      9 1  6  +55 19
CRONULLA       9 -  7  +46 18
Warriors       7 -  9 -101 14
St Geo-Ill     6 - 10  -28 12
Wests-Tig      6 - 10  -33 12
Manly          6 - 10 -114 12
Gold Coast     5 - 11 -181 10
Nth Qld        3 - 13 -133  6
Brisbane       3 - 13 -301  6
Canterbury     2 - 14 -172  4
      

Judiciary News

No one was charged from the match.

NSWRL Womens Premiership - Round 7

v Wests-Tigers, TG Milner Field, Sun Aug 30 1:20pm

WIN 12-4

Late Changes - The Rabbitohs Women's Premiership side have booked their spot in the finals after downing the Wests Tigers 12-4 at TG Milner Sports Field. The Rabbitohs got off to the perfect start when Hooker Janaya Bent burrowed over close to the line while Arabella McKenzie slotted the conversion to give a 6-0 lead. Ill-discipline from Souths gifted the Tigers back-to-back sets on their own try line until they eventually cracked. A well-worked backline move by Wests caught Souths outwide, but the difficult conversion attempt was waved away which saw the Rabbitohs hold on to a two-point lead at the break. Both teams got stuck into the arm wrestle upon resumption until Arabella McKenzie sliced over to pick up her maiden Rabbitohs try. She also converted her own try which gave the Rabbitohs an eight-point lead with under two minutes remaining. The girls from Redfern showed steel in their defence and held off any attempt at a late comeback, which left the final score at 12-4 to South Sydney.

 8 min  6-0 J.Bent try McKenzie goal
QT      6-0
21 min  6-4
HT      6-4
QT      6-4
57 min 12-4 McKenzie try McKenzie goal

J.Bent, McKenzie tries 
McKenzie 2 goals

Final Line Up -
                                   T  G/A  FG

Flbk -  1 - Hunter, Tahlia         -  -     -
Wing -  2 - Simon, Taleena         -  -     -     
Cntr -  3 - Gillogly, Emma         -  -     - (c)   
Cntr -  5 - Donovan, Monique       -  -     -     
Wing - 15 - Hart, Regan            -  -     -
5/8  -  9 - Field, Sarah           -  -     -
Half -  7 - McKenzie, Arabella     1  2/2   -     
Prop - 11 - Johnston, Ellie        -  -     -     
Hook - 17 - Bent, Janaya           1  -     -     
Prop - 10 - Pauli, Christine       -  -     -     
SRow -  4 - Gordon, Kyle           -  -     -
SRow - 12 - Bent, Shaylee          -  -     -      
Lock - 10 - Lealaiauloto, Talia    -  -     -

Int  -  8 - Uluiburotu, Grace      -  -     -     
Int  -  6 - Bell, Nellie           -  -     -    
Int  - 16 - Overton, Crystal       -  -     -     
Int  - 13 - Baird, Nikki           -  -     -     

                                   2  2/2   -

Other Womens NSW Premiership Matches

14-8  Hamm Cronulla   b Canterbury
16-6  Kanw C Coast    b Norths
BYE        Wntwrthvll

               W D  L A B Diff PT
CENTRAL COAST  5 1  - - 1  +88 13
CRONULLA       5 -  1 - 1  +40 12
NORTHS         2 1  3 - 1  +42  7
WESTS-TIGERS   2 1  3 - 1    -  7
CANTERBURY     2 -  3 1 1  -28  7 **
SOUTHS         2 -  3 1 1  -54  7 **
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Wentworthville - 1  5 - 1  -88  3

** - match abandoned after protest


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