2021 NRL Premiership - Round 24

South Sydney v Sydney Roosters

Lang Park Stadium

Fri Aug 27, 8:05pm

Selected Round 24 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Milne and Mamouzelos were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Sele was a late withdrawal during the warm up.

WIN 54-12

Game had been relocated from the Sydney Cricket Ground due to the Greater Sydney Delta Variant covid outbreak.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have claimed the Ron Coote cup defeating the Roosters 54 points to 12 at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. The Rabbitohs ran in 9 tries to 2 in a to defeat their rivals for the third consecutive match for the first time in 33 years. The match was a spiteful affair with the two sides coming together on multiple occasions and three players spending time in the sin bin, including Latrell Mitchell was placed on report for high contact on Roosters centre Joey Manu. The Rabbitohs started fast with Alex Johnstone scoring his 25th try of the season outpacing young Roosters winger Brad Abbey on his way to the line. Junior Tatola thought he had crossed for the second try of the match following a late offload from Cam Murray, but the review found a knock-on in a lead up and a high shot on Murray, with the Rabbitohs awarded a penalty from in front to take an 8 nil lead. Instead, it was the Roosters who hit back with a try through Joey Manu, who snatched the ball out of the air from a Drew Hutchison kick after the Rabbitohs turned over possession deep inside their own half. It was the GOAT Mark Nicholls who crossed next for the Rabbitohs with Cam Murray heavily involved once again, providing a flat pass at the line that allowed the prop forward to poke his nose through and find the line. Nicholls wasn't done scoring tries though, and a few minutes later was in for a double, with Damien Cook this time the man supplying the pass. Next to score was Latrell Mitchell, scoring his first try against his former club after pushing up in support for Jaxson Paulo on the right-wing before Paulo turned the ball back inside before he was forced into touch. Adam Reynolds was forced from the field just before halftime after picking up a leg injury earlier in the match. The Rabbitohs captain was able to continue for several minutes before leaving the field and bringing Benji Marshal into the fray, but was able to return later in the second half. The match took a bitter turn in the second half with a number of incidences that could have ramifications for the remainder of the season. Liam Knight was placed on report in the 47th minute for applying pressure to the knees of Siua Taukeiaho, and from the ensuing penalty, Sam Verrills found his way to the line for the Roosters second try of the game. Latrell Mitchell was placed in the sin-bin for a high shot on Joey Manu in the 57th-minute during a period where the momentum of the match had swung towards the Roosters. The contact forced the Roosters centre from the field with heated words exchanged between the former teammates. Egan Butcher was placed on report for a lifting tackle shortly after, and during the ensuing set, the Rabbitohs managed to score while a man short through Jaxson Paulo following a nice offload from Jadyn Su'A. Alex Johnston scored his second in the 68th minute to steady the ship for the Rabbitohs who had built pressure on the Roosters in the preceding sets forcing multiple dropouts before breaching the Roosters line. Latrell Mitchell crossed for his second following a line break by Cody Walker that included a fantastic pass to Dane Gagai to set up the opportunity for Latrell to crash over the line on the following play. Both sides were reduced to 12 men after Sitili Tupouniua and Dane Gagai were marched to the sin bin by Ashley Klein, but souths weren't finished scoring points, with Jaxson Paulo bagging a double of his own before Alex Johnston made it another hat-trick for the final word in the 79th minute.

 5 min  6-0  Johnston try Reynolds goal
14 min  8-0  Reynolds goal
17 min  8-6  
22 min 14-6  Nicholls try Mitchell goal
25 min 20-6  Nicholls try Mitchell goal
32 min 24-6  Mitchell try Mitchell miss
HT     24-6
48 min 24-12
61 min 30-12 Paulo try Reynolds goal
68 min 36-12 Johnston try Reynolds goal
71 min 42-12 Mitchell try Reynolds goal
75 min 48-12 Paulo try Reynolds goal
79 min 54-12 Johnston try Reynolds goal

Johnston 3, Nicholls 2, Mitchell 2, Paulo 2 tries
Reynolds 7 from 7, Mitchell 2 from 3 goals

Referee     A.Klien
Crowd       5,136        (Played with 75% capacity due to the Brisbane Covid outbreak)

Scrums       6-3 (1H  2-3 )
Penalities   7-2 (1H  4-0 )
6 Again      2-4 (1H  1-2 )

57 min 10SB Mitchell, Latrell     High Tackle
76 min 10SB Gagai, Dane           Fighting

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     70   -  1  -  -  2  13   -  186  -  1   -  -  2  2/3   -   -     [0-57,67-80]
RWng -  5 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   6  -  -  -  3  14   -  114  -  -   -  1  2  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      80  19  -  1  2  -  12   -   88  2  2   -  1  -  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Gagai, Dane           76  13  -  -  2  1  14   1  134  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     [0-76]
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        80   5  -  -  -  3  10   -  146  -  -   -  -  3  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  15  -  -  2  -  14   -   97  -  2  12  1  -  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Reynolds, Adam        53  13  -  1  -  -  11   -   63  -  -   1  -  -  7/7   -   - (c) [0-33,60-80]
Prop -  8 - Nicholls, Mark        44  18  -  -  1  2  24   -  245  1  -   -  -  2  -     -   -     [0-26,55-73]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  35  -  -  2  -  11   5   73  1  1   -  1  -  -     -   -     
Prop - 16 - Tatola, Junior        37  20  -  1  2  -  14   -  129  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-20,33-50]
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           73  22  -  -  1  -  17   -  143  -  2   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-73]
SRow - 12 - Arrow, Jai            69  28  -  1  -  -  19   -  174  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-39,50-80]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       63  28  -  -  2  -  14   -  102  -  2   1  1  -  -     -   -     [0-33,50-80]

Int  - 14 - Marshall, Benji       47  10  -  -  1  -   5   -   44  2  -   2  1  -  -     -   -     [33-80]
Int  - 15 - Host, Jacob           41  16  -  -  2  -   9   -   83  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [26-60,73-80]
Int  - 10 - Burgess, Tom          42  17  -  -  1  -  17   -  201  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [20-55,73-80]
Int  - 18 - Knight, Liam          11   8  1  -  1  -   5   -   47  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [39-50]

Conc - 19 - Taaffe, Blake                                                                          (DNP)

                                     273  2  4 19 11         2074  8 13  16  7  9  9/10  -   -

Completion Rate      - 38/45 84%

Opposition Offloads  - 8
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO
 2 min   7m ES Err / Reynolds kick COF
 4 min   0m P / Walker kick CIG
 5 min   0m TRY
 7 min  46m ChOv
 9 min  20m Walker kick COF
11 min   7m Walker kick
14 min   0m P / SS NO TRY P GOAL
16 min  85m SS Err(Nicholls) SCR / (ES TRY)
18 min   9m KO
20 min  38m SS Err(Graham) SS-CC(-) SCR
22 min   0m ES Err / ES-6A / TRY
24 min  24m Walker kick COF
25 min   0m ES Err / TRY
27 min  19m Walker kick
29 min  13m Murray kick 4m SS-6A(Su'A)
32 min   0m ES-6TG SCR / TRY
34 min  71m SS Err(Arrow) 66m SS-6A(Graham)
36 min   7m ES Err SCR / Walker kick
39 min  19m P / SS Err(Marshall) SCR

half time

40 min  29m Marshall kick
43 min  17m Marshall kick COF
45 min  92m ES Err SCR / SS Err(Knight) 18m SS-6A(Tatola) 23m / SS-6TG(Graham) 86m SS P(Knight) / (ES TRY)
49 min  17m KO
51 min  39m ES Err / Walker kick DIG
52 min  33m Walker kick COF
54 min  25m Walker kick COF
56 min  96m ES-6TG SCR / SS Err(DCook) 69m / SS-6TG(Mitchell) 85m / SS P-10SB(Mitchell)
61 min   0m ES Err / P / TRY
63 min  13m Walker kick COF
66 min   0m ES-6A / Walker kick CIG
67 min   0m Walker kick CIG
68 min   0m TRY
71 min   0m TRY
75 min   0m ES-ShKO / P / ES-6TG SCR P-10SB / TRY
78 min  60m SS Err(Marshall) 46m / SS-6A(Reynolds)
79 min   0m ES Err SCR TRY

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 22.1m - for the whole match

- 19.4m - 1st half  
- 25.3m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

15-14 Robi Newcastle  b Gold Coast (Relocated from NISC due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
28-16 Mcky Canberra   b Warriors   (Relocated from MtSm due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
38-26 Rock Nth Qld    b St Geo-Ill (Relocated from Woll due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
24-16 LngS Cronulla   b Brisbane   (Relocated from Koga due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
22-10 LmgS Parramatta b Melbourne  (Relocated from MRSt due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
36-18 Brok Manly      b Canterbury (Relocated from Brok due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
30-16 Redc Penrith    b Wests-Tig  (Relocated from Penr due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)

               W D  L B Diff PT
MELBOURNE     20 -  3 1 +487 42
PENRITH       20 -  3 1 +356 42
SOUTHS        19 -  4 1 +318 40
MANLY         15 -  8 1 +224 32
PARRAMATTA    15 -  8 1 +143 32
SYD RSTRS     15 -  8 1 +111 32
NEWCASTLE     12 - 11 1 -130 26
CRONULLA      10 - 13 1  -24 22
Canberra      10 - 13 1  -73 22
Gold Coast     9 - 14 1  -47 20
Warriors       8 - 15 1 -127 18
St Geo-Ill     8 - 15 1 -138 18
Wests-Tig      8 - 15 1 -176 18
Nth Qld        7 - 16 1 -260 16
Brisbane       6 - 17 1 -262 14
Canterbury     2 - 21 1 -408  6
      

Judiciary News

Mitchell has been charged by the MRC with a grade two reckless high tackle charge. The base penalty is 500 points however he attracts 80% loading from four previous non-similar offences in the last two years, Mitchell attracts a final charge of 900 points. He has since taken the early guilty plea and gets a 25% reduction resulting in a charge of 675 points or 6 weeks with 75 carry over points.

Knight has also been charged by the MRC with a grade three dangerous contact other charge for his hip-drop tackle, which has a base penalty of 300 points. He also attracts 20% loading from one previous non-similar offence in the last two years resulting in a final charge of 360 points. He has since taken the early guilty plea and gets a 25% reduction resulting in a charge of 270 points or 2 weeks with 70 carry over points.

Gagai has also been charged with a grade one contrary conduct charge for his comments to the referee. The base penalty for this type of charge is a $1500 fine but also attracts a 40% loading from two previous non-similar offences in the last two years, resulting in a final fine of $2100. He has since taken the early guilty plea and gets a 25% reduction resulting in a fine of $1,600.


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