2021 NRL Premiership - Round 20

South Sydney v St George-Illawarra

Lang Stadium

Sun Aug 1, 6:25pm

Selected Round 20 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Graham and Knight have failed their concussion tests and were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Hawkins was trimmed on game day.

WIN 50-14

The round 20 clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George-Illawarra Dragons, scheduled for Browne Park in Rockhampton on 3:00pm Saturday has been postponed due to SE Queensland 3 day snap lockdown by the Queensland government when all community and professional sport were suspended. South Sydney were flying to Rockhampton when the decision was made. However St George-Illawarra were only boarding their bus from their hotel in Brisbane on the way to the airport. Upon arrival South Sydney players stayed aboard the plane before returning back to the Gold Coast after getting confirmation from the NRL that the Dragons players would not be attending. The gates had already been opened at Browne Park and people had been starting to filter in, when the decision filtered to people at the ground.

After a evening of urgent talks between the NRL and the Queensland Government the announcement came through at 10:00pm that remaining Round 20 matches had been rescheduled back 24 hours, with all games played behind closed doors.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have made it 8 wins in a row, putting 50 points on the St George-Illawarra Dragons in a rescheduled match at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday evening. Following a crazy 24 hours which included a return flight to Rockhampton, the Rabbitohs ran in 9 tries to 3 against the Dragons to take an equal share of second place on the Premiership ladder, tied with the Penrith Panthers on 34 points. The Dragons gave the Rabbitohs an early scare when it appeared that the Dragons had crossed inside the opening minute, but the decision was reversed when the replay showed that Cory Norman had knocked the ball onwards in the lead-up, and from there the Rabbitohs built an early lead by terrorizing the Dragons right side defense. Latrell Mitchell was the first man to cross for one that counted, with Cody Walker supplying an early pass for the fullback to beat three defenders on the way to the try line, and Cody crossed for one of his own shortly after putting the Rabbitohs up by 12 after 15 minutes. The momentum swung to the Dragons for the second period of the first half though, who scored two tries following Ben Hunt kicks. The first was through Billy Burns who pounced on a grubber under the posts, and the Queensland halfback followed it up shortly after when he provided with his boot once again, this time for former Rabbitoh Tyrell Fuimaono to score and make the score 12 points to 10. The points kept coming in bunches with the Rabbitohs hitting back with a second pair of tries, this time on the right edge for two men who had been placed on report earlier in the match. Taane Milne ran a nice line to straighten up a Cody Walker pass before skidding across the line to score before Jadyn Su'A crossed a few minutes later and fought hard to get the ball to the grass with Dragons defenders trying to hold him up to bring the half time score to 24 points to 10. The Rabbitohs kept the pressure on to begin the second half but weren't able to convert their opportunities to points, with Josh Mansour unable to finish a play on the end of a Mitchell cut out pass on one end and Taane Milne spilling a tap on pass on the other side of the field. Josh Mansour made amends shortly after though, finishing off a play that went 90 meters in 3 plays. Jaxon Paulo fielded a kick a few meters out from his own line and streaked upfield 50 meters to begin the movement, and two plays later the ball was spun wide to the left-winger crossing for the Rabbitohs 5th try. Tyrell Sloan hit back for the Dragons after a nice offload from Billy Burns following a period where the Rabbitohs couldn't control the ball, but Adam Reynolds got one back over the young fullback - spotting Sloan in the defensive line the Rabbitohs captain put boot to ball for a classic chip and chase, grounding the ball just inside the dead-ball line and closing in on Eric Simms as the top point scorer in Rabbitohs history in the process. Jai Arrow crossed just minutes later after a barnstorming run by Latrell Mitchell, who beat 7 Dragons tackles to create the space for Cody Walker to turn Arrow inside to cross untouched, and Keaon Koloamatangi bagged the Rabbitohs 8th try with some strong running of his own in the 75th minute. Fittingly, it was Latrell Mitchell who closed out the scoring for the Rabbitohs with another strong run down the left side, and in the end, the Rabbitohs ran out with their 6th straight victory against the Dragons with a dominant score of 50 points to 14.

 6 min  6-0  Mitchell try Reynolds goal
13 min 12-0  Walker try Reynolds goal
21 min 12-6
24 min 12-10
32 min 18-10 Milne try Reynolds goal
37 min 24-10 Su'A try Reynolds goal
HT     24-10
49 min 30-10 Mansour try Reynolds goal
63 min 30-14
68 min 34-14 Reynolds try Reynolds miss
71 min 40-14 Arrow try Reynolds goal
75 min 46-14 Koloamatangi try Reynolds goal
79 min 50-14 Mitchell try Reynolds miss

Mitchell 2, Walker, Milne, Su'A, Mansour, Reynolds, Arrow, Koloamatangi tries
Reynolds 7 from 9 goals

Referee     C.Butler
Crowd       0         (Played behind closed doors due to the Brisbane Covid outbreak)

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

Final Line Up -                      
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG
Flbk -  1 - Mitchell, Latrell     80   4  1  -  -  3  10   -  164  1  -   1  -  2  -     -   -     
RWng -  5 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   1  -  -  -  1  15   1  167  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt - 18 - Milne, Taane          80  10  -  1  1  1  10   1   99  2  1   1  -  1  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Gagai, Dane           70  18  1  -  2  2  14   2  142  1  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     [0-70]
LWng -  2 - Mansour, Josh         80   5  -  -  -  1  17   3  154  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  23  -  -  1  1  12   -   82  2  1   4  3  1  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        80  13  -  -  2  -  16   2   93  1  1   9  2  1  7/9   -   - (c) 
Prop -  8 - Nicholls, Mark        41  22  1  -  -  -  21   -  205  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-23,34-40,52-58,64-80] HIA
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  43  -  1  1  -  12  11   51  1  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     
Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom          48  22  1  -  1  1  16   -  202  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-26,58-80]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  33  -  -  1  1  18   -  168  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Su'A, Jaydn           64  20  1  -  1  1  13   -  140  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-64]
Lock - 13 - Arrow, Jai            56  39  -  1  1  1  15   -  143  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-28,52-80]

Int  - 14 - Taaffe, Blake         10   -  -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [70-80]
Int  - 17 - Host, Jacob           67  16  -  -  2  -   7   -   90  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [23-80]
Int  - 16 - Mago, Patrick         26   5  -  -  -  -   7   -   97  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [26-52]
Int  - 19 + Moale, Davvy          18   6  -  -  1  -   5   -   53  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [28-34,40-52] HIA

Conc - 21 - Burns, Braidon                                                                         (DNP)

                                     280  5  3 14 13         2056 10  4  17  6  9  7/9   -   -

Completion Rate      - 32/42 76%

Opposition Offloads  - 3
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  10m KO
 1 min  80m SS Err(Paulo) SI NO TRY
 2 min  22m SI Err SCR / Reynolds kick P / SS Err(Walker) SCR
 5 min  11m Reynolds kick COF
 6 min   0m TRY
10 min  13m SI-6A / SI-6A / SS Err(Reynolds) SCR
12 min   4m Walker kick
13 min   0m SI Err / TRY
16 min  65m Reynolds kick COF 6m / SS-6A(Milne) 24m / SS P(Walker)
19 min  67m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Koloamatangi) SCR 14m / SS P(Burgess) 64m SS P(Koloamatangi) / (SI TRY)
22 min  61m KO 16m / SS P(SuA)
23 min  66m DO
24 min 100m SS Err(Walker) (SI TRY)
25 min  94m KO 19m / SI 40-20 95m / SS-6A(SuA)
29 min  18m SI Err / Reynolds kick
30 min  40m Walker kick DIG
32 min   0m SI Err / P / TRY
36 min   0m SI-6A / DCook kick CIG
37 min   0m TRY

half time

41 min   8m Reynolds kick COF
43 min  16m P / SS NO TRY SS Err(Mansour) SCR
45 min   0m Walker kick CIG
47 min  18m SS Err(Milne) SCR
48 min  38m Reynolds kick
49 min   0m TRY
52 min  16m Reynolds kick
54 min  18m SI Err / SS Err(DGagai)
57 min  44m SI Err / SI-6A / SS NO TRY SS Err(Mitchell) 20m SS P(Mitchell)
58 min   9m Walker kick
60 min  25m SS Err(Milne)
62 min  70m SS Err(DCook) 64m / SS-6A(DCook) / (SI TRY)
64 min  15m KO
66 min  10m SI Err / Reynolds kick COF
68 min   0m SI Err / Reynolds kick TRY
71 min   0m TRY
73 min   5m Mitchell kick
75 min   0m SI Err / TRY
77 min   0m Milne kick Paulo kick CIG
79 min   0m TRY

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

- 34.3m - 1st half  
- 14.6m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

28-0  Mcky Syd Rstrs  b Parramatta (Relocated from SCG due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
18-16 LngS Warriors   b Wests-Tig  (Relocated from WSS due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
37-18 LngS Brisbane   v Nth Qld
Pspnd LngS Newcastle  v Canberra   (Relocated from NISC due to Bondi Covid Outbreak) (Rescheduled to Sun due to Brisbane Covid Outbreak)
Pspnd LngS Melbourne  v Penrith    (Relocated from MRSt due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
Pspnd Robi Canterbury v Gold Coast (Relocated from WSS due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
Pspnd Redc Cronulla   v Manly      (Relocated from Koga due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)

34-24 LngS Newcastle  b Canberra   (Rescheduled to Sun due to Brisbane Covid Outbreak)
37-10 LngS Melbourne  b Penrith    (Rescheduled to Sun due to Brisbane Covid Outbreak)
34-6  LngS Gold Coast b Canterbury (Rescheduled to Mon due to Brisbane Covid Outbreak)
40-22 LngS Cronulla   b Manly      (Rescheduled to Mon due to Brisbane Covid Outbreak)

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     17 -  2 1 +465 36
PENRITH       16 -  3 1 +305 34
SOUTHS        16 -  3 1 +231 34
PARRAMATTA    13 -  6 1 +189 28
SYD RSTRS     13 -  6 1 +140 28
MANLY         12 -  7 1 +169 26
GOLD COAST     8 - 11 1  -24 18
CRONULLA       8 - 11 1  -58 18
St Geo-Ill     8 - 11 1  -82 18
Canberra       8 - 11 1  -82 18
Newcastle      8 - 11 1 -147 18
Warriors       6 - 13 1 -129 14
Wests-Tig      6 - 13 1 -152 14
Nth Qld        6 - 13 1 -226 14
Brisbane       5 - 14 1 -247 12
Canterbury     2 - 17 1 -358  6
      

Judiciary News

Jaydn Su'A has been charged with a grade 1 Dangerous Contact charge. It carries a base penalty of $1,500 fine. He has 40% loading for two non-similar offence resulting in a fine of $2,000. He has since taken the early guilty plea and his charge is downgraded by 25% to a final $1,600 fine.

Reserve Grade - NSW Premiership Round 20

BYE


Other Reserve Grade Matches

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

               W D  L B A Diff PT
PENRITH       12 -  1 3 4 +219 34
PARRAMATTA     9 -  4 4 3  +97 29
WESTS          9 1  4 3 3 +128 28
NORTHS         7 1  5 4 3  -17 24
NEWCASTLE      6 1  6 4 3  -23 24
MT PRITCHARD   6 -  7 3 4   +4 22
Canberra       5 -  8 4 4   -2 22
Newtown        4 1  7 4 4  -70 21
St Geo-Ill     4 -  9 4 3 -100 19
Blacktown      4 -  8 3 5 -114 19
Souths         2 -  9 4 5 -118 17


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