2021 NRL Premiership - Round 25

South Sydney v St George-Illawarra

Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sat Sep 4, 7:30pm

Selected Round 25 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Johnston and Walker were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Murray was trimmed on game day.

WIN 20-16

Game had been relocated from the Stadium Australia due to the Greater Sydney Delta Variant covid outbreak.

A young South Sydney Rabbitohs have defeated the St George-Illawarra Dragons 20 points to 16 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday evening. With a top-four position in the bank, Wayne Bennett rolled out a host of new faces to take on the Dragons including Lachlan Illias who scored his first NRL try 6 minutes into his debut match after rolling a nice grubber down the short side and forcing an error from Mikaele Ravalawa and pouncing on the loose ball. Blake Taffe stepped into the fullback jersey and the goal kicking duties converting a penalty shortly after to give the Rabbitohs a 6 point lead, and Campbell Graham made it a double-digit lead minutes later scooping up a loose ball spilled by the Dragons working it away from their goal line and racing away to score. Graham had a double in the 27th minute after the Dragons made a meal of a Benji Marshall bomb, spilling the ball in their own in-goal. Benji Marshall was a veteran presence for the young Rabbitohs side in the first forty minutes, steering his side around and impacting the match with his kicking game including a pinpoint 40-20 and a number of high balls that were a headache for the Dragons back three. The Rabbitohs left edge that has been firing all year was on display early in the second half, just with a completely different group of players. Illias and Taffe combined to create the opportunity for Taane Milne to cross the line just inside the corner post, and Taffe slotted the goal from the sideline for a 20 point lead. The Rabbitohs controlled the game for most of the second half, but momentum began to swing following some forced changes with Benji Marshall forced from the field with an ankle issue, and Peter Mamouzelos hit high by Josh Maguire and sent the Rabbitohs hooker for a HIA and the Dragons enforcer to the sin-bin. Tyrell Sloan scored the first points for the Dragons after the Rabbitohs were unable to clean up a Corey Norman grubber kick in their own in goal, and made it a double with 5 minutes left to play to even out the scoreboard at 20-10. Mikaele Ravalawa scored the third of the Dragons tries within 9 minutes with just over a minute to play to set up the grandstand finish, but the Rabbitohs managed to defend for the final moments of the match to finish the regular season with 20 wins, their most ever wins in a season.

 6 min  4-0  Ilias try Taaffe miss
17 min  6-0  Taaffe goal
20 min 10-0  Graham try Taaffe miss
27 min 14-0  Graham try Taaffe miss
HT     14-0
42 min 20-0  Milne try Taaffe goal
69 min 20-6
74 min 20-10
78 min 20-16

Graham 2, Ilias, Milne tries
Taaffe 2 from 5 goals

Referee     M.Cecchin
Crowd       3,295        (Played with 75% capacity due to the Brisbane Covid outbreak)

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

Final Line Up -                      
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG
Flbk -  1 - Taaffe, Blake         80   3  -  -  2  -  15   -  104  1  -   1  1  -  2/5   -   -     
RWng -  5 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   4  -  -  -  -  12   -  119  1  -   1  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      80  22  -  -  1  -  13   2  173  -  1   -  -  2  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Burns, Braidon        80  15  -  1  1  -  17   -  219  2  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
LWng -  2 - Milne, Taane          80   4  -  -  1  1  19   3  172  1  3   1  -  1  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Marshall, Benji       66  15  -  -  1  -  16   -   88  -  -  13  1  -  -     -   -     [0-66]
Half -  7 + Ilias, Lachlan        73  20  -  1  5  -  14   1   78  1  -   6  -  1  -     -   -     [0-58,65-80]
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        43  25  -  -  -  -  16   -  136  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-17,25-46,75-80]
Hook -  9 - Mamouzelos, Peter     65  50  -  2  2  -   6   6   54  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-65] HIA
Prop - 16 - Cartwright, Jed       45  28  -  1  3  -  13   -   92  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-25,55-75] HIA
SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn           80  40  -  -  2  -  13   -  126  -  2   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Host, Jacob           75  42  1  -  1  -  11   -  104  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-64,69-80] HIA
Lock - 13 - Nicholls, Mark        49  33  1  1  3  -  17   -  164  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   - (c) [0-26,46-69]

Int  - 14 - Hawkins, Dean         22   7  -  -  -  -   5   -   30  -  -   3  -  -  -     -   -     [58-80]
Int  - 10 - Mago, Patrick         45  22  -  -  2  -  13   -  134  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [17-34,48-64,66-80]
Int  - 15 + Moga, Tautau          30  20  1  -  -  -   9   -  100  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [34-48,64-80]
Int  - 17 - Moale, Davvy          45  28  -  -  -  -   8   -   69  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [26-55,64-80]

Conc - 18 - Arrow, Jai                                                                             (DNP)

                                     378  3  6 24  1         1970  7  9  25  2  4  2/5   -   -

Completion Rate      - 39/43 91%

Opposition Offloads  - 4
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  18m Marshall kick COF
 3 min   4m Marshall kick COF
 4 min  11m Ilias kick COF
 6 min   0m Ilias kick TRY
 8 min  22m Marshall kick COF 12m / SS-6A(Burns)
10 min  14m Ilias kick COF
12 min  24m SS No TRY SS Err(Burns)
15 min  25m Marshall kick
17 min   0m P GOAL
19 min  19m Marshall kick COF 8m / SS-6A(Cartwright)
20 min   0m SI Err TRY
24 min  83m P / Marshall kick 17m / SS P(Burns) 65m SS-6A(Mamouzelos)
26 min  10m SI Err SS Err(Burns)
27 min   0m Marshall kick TRY
31 min  35m Marshall kick 40-20 / P / Ilias kick DIG
33 min  91m SS Err(Ilias) SCR
35 min  57m Marshall kick SS NO TRY SS Err(Paulo) 22m / SS-6A(Ilias)
38 min  83m SI Err SCR / SI-6A / SS Err(Mamouzelos) SCR 47m / SS-6TG(Ilias)
            SI Err

half time

40 min  16m KO
42 min   0m SI Err / TRY
45 min  39m Marshall kick COF
46 min  40m Ilias kick COF
48 min  15m Marshall kick COF
52 min  12m SI Err / SI-6A / SS NO TRY P / ChOv
54 min  86m SS Err(Taaffe) SCR
56 min  18m SI Err / Marshall kick COF
57 min   0m Taaffe kick CIG
59 min  25m Milne kick / 15m SS-6A(Cartwright)
62 min  34m Hawkins kick COF 29m SS-6A
63 min  40m Marshall kick
67 min  73m P-10SB / ChOv 8m / SS P(Nicholls) / SS Err(Milne) (SI TRY)
69 min  20m KO
71 min  23m Ilias kick
73 min  53m SI Err / Hawkins kick 1m / SS P(Moga) / (SI TRY)
75 min  20m KO
77 min  23m Hawkins kick / (SI TRY)
78 min  19m KO
            SI Err

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 29.2m - for the whole match

- 27.6m - 1st half  
- 31.1m - 2nd half  

Other First Grade Matches

40-16 Mcky Syd Rstrs  b Canberra   (Relocated from Bruc due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
28-16 Robi Melbourne  b Cronulla   (Relocated from Koga due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
40-6  Robi Parramatta b Penrith    (Relocated from WSS due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)
35-22 LngS Brisbane   b Newcastle
46-18 NQSt Manly      b Nth Qld
44-0  Robi Gold Coast b Warriors
38-0  Redc Canterbury b Wests-Tig  (Relocated from WSS due to Bondi Covid Outbreak)

               W D  L B   F   A Diff PT
MELBOURNE     21 -  3 1 815 316 +499 44
PENRITH       21 -  3 1 676 286 +390 44
SOUTHS        20 -  4 1 775 453 +322 42
MANLY         16 -  8 1 744 492 +252 34
SYD RSTRS     16 -  8 1 630 489 +141 34
PARRAMATTA    15 -  9 1 566 457 +109 32
NEWCASTLE     12 - 12 1 428 571 -143 26
GOLD COAST    10 - 14 1 580 583   -3 22
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Cronulla      10 - 14 1 520 556  -36 22
Canberra      10 - 14 1 481 578  -97 22
St Geo-Ill     8 - 16 1 474 616 -142 18
Warriors       8 - 16 1 453 624 -171 18
Wests-Tig      8 - 15 1 500 714 -176 18
Brisbane       7 - 17 1 446 695 -249 16
Nth Qld        7 - 17 1 460 748 -288 16
Canterbury     3 - 21 1 340 710 -370  8
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged out of the match.


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