2021 NRL Premiership - Round 18

South Sydney v Canterbury

Robina Stadium

Sun Jul 18, 6:15pm

Selected Round 17 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Marshall has not travelled to the Gold Coast while he takes care of his new born baby. Cartwright, Paulo and Mansour were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Mitchell was rested after SOO and trimmed on game day.

WIN 32-24

The round 18 clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs has been moved to Robina Stadium on the Gold Coast, from Stadium Australia, while the South Sydney Rabbitohs are in the SE Queensland NRL Bubble.

The Rabbitohs have made it six wins in a row defeating the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in a match that was made up of twists, turns, and oddities at the Gold Coast on Sunday night. The Rabbitohs were reduced to 14 men shortly after halftime and overcame a plucky Bulldogs side who had moments of class contrasting with some head-scratching play - and while Souths were far from their best they kicked off life in Queensland with a victory. The Rabbitohs had the fist shot at the try line through Taane Milne who wasn't able to control the ball throughout the grounding, but he was given another chance at the stripe shortly after thanks to a flick pass from Campbell Graham and managed to sneak the ball inside the corner post for the first points of the match. Alex Johnston was over for his 23rd try of the year on the other side of the field shortly after following a Nick Meany error at halfway, and in the ensuing set, the Rabbitohs big men marched the ball downfield allowing their kick chance to trap the Bulldogs fullback in his on in-goal. Jadyn Su'a attempted to jump on a deft kick off the boot of Adam Reynolds to score but once again wasn't able to control it for the score. From that point onwards the momentum swung in the Bulldogs favour who scored the next two tries following a period riddled with a number of Rabbitohs errors and miscues, as well as the Rabbitohs losing three players to HIA assessments including Campbell Graham who was unable to return. Bailey Biondi-Odo used his blinding speed out of acting half to split some lazy marker defenders before finding centre Aaron Schoupp on the end of the play for the Bulldogs first try, and a few minutes later following a clash of heads between Liam Knight and Jacob Host which saw both men removed from the field for head injury assessments, the Dogs crossed again through former Rabbitoh Corey Allen. The Bulldogs would take the lead to the halftime break - which came in bizarre fashion when Lachlan Lewis was sent to the sin-bin for tackling Cody Walker while walking to the sheds after the half-time whistle was blown. The brain explosion would prove costly as the Rabbitohs reclaimed the lead a few minutes into the second half. After being awarded a penalty for their kick-chase being taken out of play the Rabbitohs shifted to their left and for the sixth straight game, Alex Johnston was in for more than one try in a game. Unfortunately, the flying winger injured his hamstring on the play, and with both Campbell Graham and Liam Knight already being ruled out for failed HIA's the Rabbitohs were down to a single man on the bench. Adam Reynolds made it a six-point lead with a penalty goal in the 46th minute which brought up 1800 first grade points for the Rabbitohs halfback, but the Bulldogs hit back when a Sione Katoa 40-20 created an opportunity for Jayden Okunbor to get on the scoresheet a few plays later. Jake Averillo's conversion was good and the scores were tied at 18 points all. Jacob Host broke the deadlock in the 60th minute after Cody Walker threaded a neat kick through the Bulldogs defensive line for the back-rower to pounce on, and Cameron Murray who was backing up from State of Origin and forced into in the centres scored just moments later after a massive bomb from Adam Reynolds was too tough for Nick Meaney to handle. Dane Gagai scooped up the loose ball and shifted to the right for Murray to cross for a ten-point lead. The advantage lasted just a few tackles though, as the Bulldogs were gifted a four-pointer when Jacob Host spilled the ball following a poor pass from dummy half, which bounced straight into the hands of Bailey Biondi-Odo who crossed untouched under the posts. The Rabbitohs struck back through an unlikely hero - with March Nicholls crossing out wide for his fourth career try in his 100th NRL game, and that was all she wrote for the Rabbitohs sixth win on the trot.

13 min  4-0  Milne try Reynolds miss
18 min 10-0  Johnston try Reynolds goal
27 min 10-6
32 min 10-12
HT     10-12
41 min 16-12 Johnston try Reynolds goal
46 min 18-12 Reynolds goal
52 min 18-18
60 min 24-18 Host try Reynolds goal
63 min 28-18 Murray try Reynolds miss
65 min 28-24
73 min 32-24 Nicholls try Reynolds miss

Johnston 2, Milne, Host, Murray, Nicholls tries
Reynolds 4 from 7 goals

Referee     B.Cummins
Crowd       2,979

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

Final Line Up -                      
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG
Flbk - 20 - Taaffe, Blake         80   -  -  -  1  -  14   -  168  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
RWng -  5 - Milne, Taane          80   8  -  -  -  1  14   1  116  1  1   1  -  1  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      22   8  -  -  1  -   2   1    9  -  1   -  1  -  -     -   -     [0-22] HIA
LCnt -  3 - Gagai, Dane           80  15  1  1  1  -  12   2   86  -  1   -  1  -  -     -   -
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        43   1  -  -  -  2   7   -   79  -  1   1  -  2  -     -   -     [0-43]
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  17  -  -  -  1  12   -   88  -  2   5  2  -  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  10  -  -  1  -  10   1   47  1  1  10  -  -  4/7   -   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Nicholls, Mark        38  19  -  -  -  -  18   -  190  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-21,59-65,69-80] HIA
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  30  -  -  -  -  10   7   55  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          56  31  1  -  3  -  18   -  180  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-23,35-69,71-80]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  29  -  -  1  -  21   -  238  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  24  -  -  -  -   9   -   86  1  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       80  38  -  -  1  1  17   -  153  1  1   -  -  1  -     -   -     

Int  - 18 - Burns, Braidon        58   5  -  -  1  1  13   5  146  2  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     [22-80]
Int  - 15 - Knight, Liam          11  11  -  -  -  -   2   -   19  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [21-32] HIA
Int  - 16 - Mago, Patrick         33  14  -  -  -  -  10   -   94  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [32-59,65-71]
Int  - 17 - Host, Jacob           49  23  1  -  -  -   5   -   58  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [23-35,43-80] HIA

Conc - 21 - Mamouzelos, Peter                                                                      (DNP)

                                     283  3  1 10  6         1820 10  8  17  6  6  4/7   -   -

Completion Rate      - 35/45 78%

Opposition Offloads  - 7
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  10m KO
 2 min  15m Reynolds kick COF
 3 min  14m Reynolds kick
 5 min  10m CB Err / NO TRY ChOv
 7 min  78m CB Err SCR / CB-6A / NO TRY SS Err(Milne) / SS P(Murray)
11 min  19m CB Err / Walker kick COF
13 min   0m CB Err / SCR CB-6A-P / P / TRY
16 min   9m Reynolds kick COF
18 min   0m CB Err / TRY
20 min   0m Walker kick CIG
21 min  44m Reynolds kick O TRY SS Err(SuA)
23 min  10m CB Err SCR CB-6A / SS Err(Burns)
25 min  43m SS Err(Koala) SCR 34m SS-6A(DGagai)
27 min  44m Reynolds kick OOF / (CB TRY)
29 min  19m KO
31 min  78m Reynolds kick COF 11m / SS P(Host) / (CB TRY)
34 min  15m KO
35 min   5m Reynolds kick
38 min  40m CB Err SCR CB-6A / Johnston kick DIG
            Walker kick / CB-10SB

half time

40 min   0m Reynolds kick P / TRY
44 min  12m Reynolds kick
46 min   0m CB Err CB-CC(x) SCR / P GOAL
47 min  15m Walker kick
50 min  86m CB-6A / SS P(Walker) 23m / CB-40-20 / (CB TRY)
54 min  18m KO
56 min   4m CB-6A / Milne kick
58 min  23m CB-6A / SS Err(Mago) SCR
60 min   0m CB-6A / Walker kick TRY
63 min   0m Reynolds kick CB Err TRY
65 min 100m SS Err(Host) (CB TRY)
67 min  10m KO
70 min  10m P / SS Err(Burns)
72 min  18m SS Err(Murray)
73 min   0m TRY
77 min  27m CB-Sh KO P / SS Err(Nicholls) SCR
78 min  66m DO

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 24.4m - for the whole match

- 24.6m - 1st half  
- 24.1m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

26-8  Robi Parramatta b Gold Coast
32-18 Robi Manly      b St Geo-Ill (Relocated from Brok due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
34-18 NQSt Syd Rstrs  b Nth Qld
34-18 Robi Canberra   b Cronulla   (Relocated from Bruc due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
48-4  Robi Melbourne  b Newcastle  (Relocated from MRSt due to Melbourne Covid Outbreak)
30-16 LngS Penrith    b Warriors   (Relocated from Gosf due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
42-24 LngS Wests-Tig  b Brisbane

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     15 -  2 1 +434 32
PENRITH       15 -  2 1 +326 32
SOUTHS        14 -  3 1 +157 30
PARRAMATTA    13 -  4 1 +219 28
SYD RSTRS     11 -  6 1  +92 24
MANLY         10 -  7 1 +131 22
ST GEO-ILL     8 -  9 1  -24 18
CRONULLA       7 - 10 1  -60 16
Canberra       7 - 10 1  -74 16
Newcastle      7 - 10 1 -137 16
Gold Coast     6 - 11 1  -74 14
Wests-Tig      6 - 11 1 -130 14
Nth Qld        6 - 11 1 -203 14
Warriors       5 - 12 1  -93 12
Brisbane       4 - 13 1 -260 10
Canterbury     2 - 15 1 -310  6
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged.

Reserve Grade - NSW Premiership Round 18

v North Sydney, North Sydney Oval, Sun Jul 18 2:00pm

ABANDONED (Awarded 0-0 DRAW)


Other Reserve Grade Matches

Abndd Bruc Canberra   v Penrith    (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Coll St Geo-Ill v Parramatta (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Aubr Mt Prtchrd v Newtown    (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd HLyb Blacktown  v Wests      (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
BYE        Newcastle

               W D  L B A Diff PT
PENRITH       12 -  1 2 3 +219 31
PARRAMATTA     9 -  4 3 2  +97 26
WESTS          9 1  4 2 2 +128 25
NORTHS         7 1  5 3 2  -17 21
NEWCASTLE      6 1  6 3 2  -23 21
MT PRITCHARD   6 -  7 2 3   +4 19
Canberra       5 -  8 3 3   -2 19
Newtown        4 1  7 3 3  -70 18
St Geo-Ill     4 -  9 2 3 -100 15
Blacktown      4 -  8 2 3 -114 15 **
Souths         2 -  9 3 3 -118 13 **

** - postponed game

NSWRL U21 Jersey Flegg - Round 17

v Canterbury, Stadium Australia, Sun Jul 18 3:45pm

ABANDONED (Awarded 0-0 DRAW)


Other U21s Matches

Abndd Coll St Geo-Ill v Penrith    (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Ende Cronulla   v Parramatta (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd HLyb Manly      v Wests-Tig  (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Wvly Syd Rstrs  v Victoria   (Abandoned due to Bondi Covid Outbreak - Awarded 0-0 Draw)

               W D  L B A Diff PT
WESTS-TIG      8 3  - 2 4 +130 27
ST GEO-ILL     9 -  3 2 3   +5 25
PENRITH        6 2  4 2 3  +74 21
CANTERBURY     7 1  5 1 3  +47 20
CRONULLA       5 2  6 2 2   -3 18
SOUTHS         5 -  6 2 4   -7 18
Syd Rstrs      5 2  6 2 2  -10 18
Parramatta     3 -  8 2 4  -52 14
Manly          3 -  8 2 4 -105 14
Victoria       1 2  6 1 7  -91 13


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