2021 39th Charity Shield - Trial

South Sydney v St George-Illawarra

Glen Willow Stadium, Mudgee

Sat Feb 26, 7:00pm

Selected Trial Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Campagnolo has been added to the bench.

LOSS 10-16

It was back to the country for the Rabbitohs to a field that South Sydney know all too well as they chased a 10th straight Charity Shield victory, but it was the Dragons who came away with the pre-season victory downing the Rabbitohs 16 points to 10. The Rabbitohs were backed by their faithful fans in Mudgee as the two sides exchanged penalties early on. The Dragons were first to celebrate as they notched two quick tries on their left edge. It may be just a trial game on the NRL calendar but it means more than just that for these two sides, and it was evident emotions were running high as former Rabbitoh Jaydn Su’A and Cody Walker exchanged words with some push and shove but it was back to business as the Dragons held possession. The Dragons looked in line for another four pointer but weren’t able to get past Alex Johnston who put his body on the line to lockup the ball and shut down any chance of a Dragons score. Lachlan Ilias had some nice touches early and backed up Johnston’s effort with a momentum shifting 20/40, and the Rabbitohs made it count in the following set finding the hands of winger Jaxson Paulo who open the account for the Rabbitohs. Blake Taaffe made no mistake in front of goal to make it a two point difference. The Rabbitohs continued to threaten the Dragons as George Burgess made his way onto the field, opposing his brother Tom who appeared to be back to his barraging best. The match up was cut short though when Thomas was sent to the bin for a professional foul. The Rabbitohs worked hard at defending their line but some fancy footwork from Zac Lomax saw Mikaele Ravalawa cross and give the Dragons a six point lead. Errors haunted both sides in the following five minutes until Campbell Graham put Cody Walker into some space with the Rabbitohs captain darting toward the Dragons line. Jaiyden Hunt was sent to the bin for a late tackle as the Rabbitohs reset. South Sydney were dominating possession in the final few minutes as they took advantage of a repeat set. Keaon Koloamatangi forced his way through the Dragons defence before a quick play the ball saw Cody Walker charge over out of dummy half to see South Sydney trail by just two points at half time. The Rabbitohs had a point to prove in the second half and it was evident early as they quickly made their way down the field to find themselves 10 metres out in the first set before falling just shy of the line. A penalty and a six again call was enough for Mathew Feagai to bulldoze over as the Dragons claimed their fourth try to keep the Rabbitohs on their toes. Ben Hunt challenged Ilias with some more kicking prowess - this time the Dragons gained possession as Sloan forged his way forward only for Taaffe to take control and force a reset. The Rabbitohs continued their defensive display and it was rewarded when the Dragons lost the ball. A superb pass from Ilias set up Mark Nicholls but a lack of control handed the men in red and white more possession. Taaffe’s confidence shone through as he continued making metres. South Sydney juggled with the ball before Damien Cook danced his way across the Dragons defence on the final tackle. Both sides went blow for blow attacking each other’s line as the Rabbitohs displayed their chemistry. Dean Hawkins was given the green light and immediately proved his kicking game is a valuable asset. The Rabbitohs slowed the pace and shut down the Dragons at every chance. A cool, calm Taaffe weaved his way out of Ravalawa’s firing line before Jaxson Paulo contained the Dragons to force a turn over. Mitch Kennar immersed himself into the game with a few big hits in his return from a three year stint in Brisbane. St George were unsuccessful in their challenge of a lost ball as the Rabbitohs regained possession 10 metres from the try line. The Rabbitohs ramped up their workload to hold out the Dragons in the final five minutes as Josiah Karapani got back in the mix. The Dragons hunted down the Rabbitohs in the dying minutes to ensure their lead wouldn’t be broken as they claimed the 16-10 win in their first Charity Shield victory in ten years.

 5 min  0-4
 8 min  0-8
17 min  6-8  Paulo try Taaffe goal
26 min  6-12
37 min 10-12 Walker try Taaffe miss
HT     10-12
48 min 10-16

Paulo, Walker tries
Taaffe 1 from 2 goals

Crowd         9,257
Referee       Z.Przeklasa-Adamski
Touch Judges  T.Smith / D.Furner

Scrums       6-4 (1H  3-1 )
Penalities   5-5 (1H  4-3 )
6-Again      1-1 (1H  1-0 )

25 min Burgess, Tom           10SB Professional Foul

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         69   3  -  -  2  -   7   -   69  1  -   -  -  -  1/2   -   -     [0-69]
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        50   2  -  -  2  -   4   1   13  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-50]
LCnt -  3 - Paulo, Jaxson         73   9  1  -  5  1  10   -   70  1  1   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-40,47-80]
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      59  15  -  -  3  -   8   1   40  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-59]
RWng -  5 - Mansour, Josh         47   3  -  -  3  -   6   1   37  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-47]
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          69  15  1  -  3  1  12   -   76  -  1   7  1  1  -     -   - (c) [0-69]
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        62  13  1  -  2  -  10   -   56  1  1   4  -  -  -     -   -     [0-62]
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        49  24  -  -  1  -  12   -   91  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-25,56-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          65  35  -  -  2  -   4   3   29  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-65]
Prop - 10 - Sele, Hame            43  22  -  1  5  -  11   -   67  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-18,30-35,57-77]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   50  24  -  -  4  -   9   -   65  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-47,77-80]
SRow - 12 - Arrow, Jai            57  30  -  -  -  -  11   -   90  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-57]
Lock - 13 - Nicholls, Mark        38  27  -  -  2  1  10   -   95  2  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     [0-23,47-62]

Int  - 14 - Hawkins, Dean         18   9  -  -  2  -   6   -   41  -  1   4  -  -  -     -   -     [62-80]
Int  - 15 - Havili, Silva         31  18  -  -  1  -   4   -   28  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [25-56] HIA
Int  - 16 - Burgess, Tom          14   6  1  -  3  -   8   -   82  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [23-25,35-47] 10SB
Int  - 17 - Host, Jacob           62  28  -  -  5  -   6   -   53  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [18-80]
Int  - 18 - Chee Kam, Michael     33  11  1  -  2  -   5   -   31  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [47-80]
Int  - 19 - Karapani, Josiah      21   5  -  -  2  -   5   -   40  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [59-80]
Int  - 20 - Kennar, Richard       30   3  -  -  1  -   4   -   35  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [50-80]
Int  - 21 - Moale, Davvy          18   7  -  -  3  -   5   -   53  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [62-80]
Int  - 22 - Cook, Romano          15  12  -  -  1  -   1   -    3  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [65-80]
Int  - 23 - Kalo Kalo, Terrell    11   3  -  -  1  -   2   -    6  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [69-80]
Int  - 24 - Milne, Taane          40   6  -  -  2  -   5   1   39  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [40-80]
Int  -  6 - Campagnolo, Jack      11   3  -  -  1  -   3   1   12  -  1   2  -  -  -     -   -     [69-80]

                                     333  5  1 58  3         1231 10 10  19  1  2  1/2   -   -

Completion Rate      - 29/38 76%

Opposition Offloads  - 9
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  20m Ilias kick COF
 3 min  64m P / Walker kick 5m / SS P(Ilias) / (SI TRY)
 7 min  17m KO / (SI TRY)
10 min  14m KO
12 min   7m Walker kick COF
13 min  79m Walker kick COF 20m / SS P(Walker)
17 min   0m Ilias kick 20-40 / SI-6A TRY
20 min  30m P / SS Err(Koloamatangi)
23 min   1m P / SI-6TG SCR / Walker kick
24 min  94m SS Err(Ilias) 80m SS P-10SB(Burgess) / (SI TRY)
28 min  12m KO
30 min  38m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Havili)
32 min  26m SI Err SCR / SS Err(Havili) SCR
35 min   0m P-10SB / Walker kick CIG
37 min   0m TRY

half time

41 min  13m ChOv
43 min  36m Walker kick DIG
45 min  14m Ilias kick
46 min  96m DO 64m / SS-6A(Sele) 95m / SS P(Ilias) / (SI TRY)
51 min  17m KO
52 min  92m SI 40-20 / (SI NO TRY)
55 min  50m SI Err SCR / P SS Err(Nicholls) SCR
56 min  18m SI Err / SS Err(Nicholls) SCR
58 min  19m ChOv
60 min  59m Ilias kick Nicholls kick COF 5m / SS P(Sele) / (SI NO TRY)
62 min  34m Hawkins kick COF
64 min  16m Walker kick COF
66 min  35m SS Err(RCook) SCR
68 min  46m Hawkins kick
71 min  15m SI Err SCR / Campagnolo kick
72 min  12m SI Err SCR / Campagnolo kick
73 min   0m SI Err SCR / Hawkins kick CIG
75 min  40m SS Err(Kalo Kalo) SCR
77 min  19m RCook kick
78 min  48m Hawkins kick

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 35.0m - for the whole match

- 35.3m - 1st half 
- 34.8m - 2nd half 

Other Trial Matches

18-16 Gosf Canberra   b Manly
16-8  Gosf Wests-Tig  b Syd Rstrs
Abndd Robi Warriors   v Gold Coast (Postponed to Mon & Relocated from Redc)
36-0  Penr Parramatta b Penrith
26-6  Mcky Nth Qld    b Brisbane
24-10 Ball Melbourne  b Newcastle
30-6  Ende Cronulla   b Canterbury (Mon)
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged by the match review committee.

Reserve Grade - Knock-On Effect NSW Premiership Trial

v St George-Illawarra, 4:30pm

LOSS 22-30

The Rabbitohs left it late with an admirable comeback against the Dragons in the NSW Cup trial game at Glen Willow stadium at Mudgee on Saturday evening The formidable Red V outfit led by, NRL veteran Josh McGuire outclassed the Bunnies in the first half running away to a 22-6 lead. The young NSW Cup side dug in deep in the second with an impressive four try comeback in the second half. However this was not enough as the Dragons’ first half lead proved to be the difference maker as the Saints came away with a 30-22 win, in the first hit-out of the NSW Cup since mid-2021. It was a tale of two halves, as the Rabbitohs showed plenty of improvement in the second and will take lots of positives from the performance as they prepare for the season opener in two weeks’ time. The Dragons’ showed out in the opening period with a flurry of tries, capitalising on the back of some disappointing errors and penalties conceded by South Sydney. Tallis Angianga gave the Rabbitohs a sign of life before the break, as he crashed over the for the sides’ first try of the half. It was the Rabbitohs’ half in the second, as they came out with a point to prove and showcased the flashes of potential this young side has. Club debutant, Hugo Patterson showed out in the second, on the back of some notable team-play. Patterson found himself a try in his first game, as the Rabbitohs began to match the impressive Dragons’ side. Jacob Gagai continued to apply the pressure as notched a double in the second half for the Rabbitohs. Ultimately it was too little too late as the first half errors came back to haunt the Rabbitohs, with Dragons edging them out for an eight point victory. With the result aside, there was plenty of positive performances coming from the game that will give coach Dane Dorahy plenty of hope heading into the 2022 season. Tallis Duncan and Ben Lovett turned heads in their NSW Cup debut, the forward pairing excelled against an experienced Dragons pack. It was an incredibly bitter end to Lovett’s day as he was taken off with what looked to be a serious injury, as the club awaits the results of scans to confirm the severity of the injury. Off-season recruit, Jake Tago showed to many why he is so highly touted with an impressive performance on debut for the club. The experienced pair of Shannon Gardiner and Trent Peoples, led from the front with their experience and may prove to be two key members of the Cup side going forward. Head of Pathways, Joe O’Callaghan noted there was plenty of positives to take from this game as the young NSW Cup side prepares for the season opener. "We’re a pretty young cup team this year… this is where you want to learn, you don’t want to learn in competition fixtures, you want them to learn in trials," he said. "Hopefully the boys take some lessons from that first-half, at this level of football you just can’t be producing those types of schoolboy errors and penalties".

      0-6
      0-12
      0-18
      0-22
      6-22 Angianga try Campnogolo goal
HT    6-22
      6-26
     12-26 J.Gagai try Hutchinson-Walters goal
     18-26 Patterson try Hutchinson-Walters goal
     18-30
     22-30 J.Gagai try Hutchinson-Walters miss

J.Gagai 2, Angianga, Patterson tries
Hutchinson-Walters 2 from 3, Campnogolo 1 from 1 goals

Referee       D.Oultram
Touch Judges  B.Greatbatch / C.Turner

           10SB

NSWRL U21 Jersey Flegg Trial

v St George-Illawarra, Redfern Oval, 2:30pm

ABANDONED

The trial has been cancelled after the heavy rainfall across Sydney during the week.


Referee       D.Wells
Touch Judges  A.Le Geyt / W.Flint

NSWRL U19 SG Ball Cup - Round 4

v North Sydney, Redfern Oval, Sat Feb 26 11:30am

POSTPONED

Junior representative matches were relocated to Windsor after the heavy rain across Sydney during the week. However on Saturday morning junior reps matches were fully postponed.


Referee      B.Williams
Touch Judges L.Durant / J.Daizli

Other U19 Round 4 Matches

Pspnd Hens Syd Rstrs  v Wests
Pspnd Coll Illawarra  v Penrith
12-0  Cabr Manly      b St George  (Relocated from Masc)
18-16 Leic Balmain    b Newcastle
30-22 Ball Cronulla   b Victoria
BYE        Canterbury
BYE        Parramatta
BYE        Canberra

               W D  L B Diff PT
CANTERBURY     3 -  - 1  +30  8
MANLY          3 -  - 1  +24  8
PENRITH        3 -  - -  +92  6 **
NEWCASTLE      3 -  1 -  +86  6
SYD RSTRS      2 -  - 1  +18  6 **
BALMAIN        3 -  1 -   +8  6
ILLAWARRA      2 -  1 -  +18  4 **
ST GEORGE      1 -  2 1  -12  4
Cronulla       1 -  2 1  -24  4
Canberra       1 -  2 1  -26  4
Parramatta     - 1  2 1  -14  3
Norths         - -  2 1  -54  2 **
Wests          - 1  2 -  -12  1 **
Souths         - -  3 -  -62  - **
Victoria       - -  4 -  -72  -

** - postponed match

NSWRL U17 Matthews Cup - Round 4

v North Sydney, 10:00am

POSTPONED


Referee      T.Holder
Touch Judges L.Durant / K.Stoneham

Other U17 Round 4 Matches

Pspnd Hens Syd Rstrs  v Wests
Pspnd Coll Illawarra  v Penrith
12-12 Cabr St George  d Manly       (Relocated from Masc)
18-8  Leic Balmain    b Newcastle
Pspnd Brkl C Coast    v Cronulla    (Relocated from Kanw)
BYE        Canterbury
BYE        Parramatta
BYE        Canberra

               W D  L B Diff PT
ST GEORGE      2 1  - 1  +16  7
SYD RSTRS      2 -  - 1  +38  6 **
CRONULLA       2 -  - 1  +34  6 **
WESTS          3 -  - -  +30  6 **
CANTERBURY     2 -  1 1  +18  6
CANBERRA       1 -  2 1   +8  4
Norths         1 -  1 1   +6  4 **
Balmain        2 -  2 -   +4  4
Parramatta     1 -  2 1   -2  4
Penrith        2 -  1 -   -8  4 **
Manly          - 1  2 1  -34  3
C Coast        1 -  2 -  +22  2 **
Souths         1 -  2 -  -36  2 **
Illawarra      1 -  2 -  -38  2 **
Newcastle      - -  4 -  -58  -

** - postponed match

NSWRL Womens Premiership Trial

v Wests-Tigers, Leichhardt Oval, 5:30pm

ABANDONED

This trial was also cancelled due to the big wet in Sydney.

 

NSWRL Womens U19 Tarsha Gale Cup - Round 4

v Canberra, Windsor Sports Complex, 5:00pm

POSTPONED


Referee       J.Daizli
Touch Judges  A.LeGeyt / W.Flint

Other W-U19 Round 4 Matches

24-0  Leic Syd I Acad b Wests-Tig
Pspnd Coll Illawarra  v Newcastle
28-6  Belm St George  b Canterbury (Relocated from Masc)
16-0  CrHS Cronulla   b Norths
BYE        Penrith
BYE        Parramatta

               W D  L B Diff PT
SYD I ACAD     4 -  - -  +92  8
ST GEORGE      3 -  - 1  +50  8
NEWCASTLE      2 -  1 -  +56  6 **
ILLAWARRA      3 -  - -  +48  6 **
PARRAMATTA     2 -  1 1   +2  6
CANTERBURY     2 -  2 -   -2  4
Norths         1 -  2 1  -14  4
Wests-Tig      2 -  2 -  -18  4
Cronulla       1 -  3 -  -36  2
Penrith        - -  3 1  -40  2
Canberra       - -  3 -  -52  - **
Souths         - -  3 -  -86  - **

** - postponed match

Weekend - Mar 5

NSWRL U19 SG Ball Cup - Round 5

v Balmain, Redfern Oval, Sat Mar 5 1:00pm

ABANDONED (Awarded 0-0 Draw)

The NSWRL has advised, due to the ongoing wet weather and the closure of grounds, Round 5 for the SG Ball Cup, Harold Matthews Cup and Tarsha Gale Cup competitions have been abandoned and will not be replayed.


Other U19 Round 5 Matches

Abndd Kirk Norths     v Wests      (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Layb Penrith    v Manly      (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Hens Syd Rstrs  v Canterbury (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Ende Cronulla   v St George  (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Coll Illawarra  v Canberra   (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Cabr Parramatta v Newcastle  (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
BYE        Victoria

               W D  L B A Diff PT
CANTERBURY     3 -  - 1 1  +30  9
MANLY          3 -  - 1 1  +24  9
PENRITH        3 -  - - 1  +92  7 **
NEWCASTLE      3 -  1 - 1  +86  7
SYD RSTRS      2 -  - 1 1  +18  7 **
BALMAIN        3 -  1 - 1   +8  7
Illawarra      2 -  1 - 1  +18  5 **
St George      1 -  2 1 1  -12  5
Cronulla       1 -  2 1 1  -24  5
Canberra       1 -  2 1 1  -26  5
Parramatta     - 1  2 1 1  -14  4
Norths         - -  2 1 1  -54  3 **
Wests          - 1  2 - 1  -12  2 **
Victoria       - -  4 1 -  -72  2
Souths         - -  3 - 1  -62  1 **

** - postponed match

NSWRL U17 Matthews Cup - Round 5

v Balmain, 11:30am

ABANDONED (Awarded 0-0 Draw)


Other U17 Round 5 Matches

Abndd Kirk Norths     v Wests      (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Layb Penrith    v Manly      (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Hens Syd Rstrs  v Canterbury (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Ende Cronulla   v St George  (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Coll Illawarra  v Canberra   (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Cabr Parramatta v Newcastle  (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
BYE        C Coast

               W D  L B A Diff PT
ST GEORGE      2 1  - 1 1  +16  8
SYD RSTRS      2 -  - 1 1  +38  7 **
CRONULLA       2 -  - 1 1  +34  7 **
WESTS          3 -  - - 1  +30  7 **
CANTERBURY     2 -  1 1 1  +18  7
CANBERRA       1 -  2 1 1   +8  5
Norths         1 -  1 1 1   +6  5 **
Balmain        2 -  2 - 1   +4  5
Parramatta     1 -  2 1 1   -2  5
Penrith        2 -  1 - 1   -8  5 **
C Coast        1 -  2 1 -  +22  4 **
Manly          - 1  2 1 1  -34  4
Souths         1 -  2 - 1  -36  3 **
Illawarra      1 -  2 - 1  -38  3 **
Newcastle      - -  4 - 1  -58  1

** - postponed match

NSWRL Womens U19 Tarsha Gale Cup - Round 5

v St George, 10:00am

ABANDONED (Awarded 0-0 Draw)


Other W-U19 Round 5 Matches

Abndd Cabr Parramatta v Newcastle  (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Kirk Norths     v Wests-Tig  (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Hens Syd I Acad v Canterbury (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
Abndd Ende Cronulla   v Penrith    (Awarded 0-0 Draw)
BYE        Canberra
BYE        Illawarra

               W D  L B A Diff PT
SYD I ACAD     4 -  - - 1  +92  9
ST GEORGE      3 -  - 1 1  +50  9
ILLAWARRA      3 -  - 1 -  +48  8 **
NEWCASTLE      2 -  1 - 1  +56  7 **
PARRAMATTA     2 -  1 1 1   +2  7
CANTERBURY     2 -  2 - 1   -2  5
Norths         1 -  2 1 1  -14  5
Wests-Tig      2 -  2 - 1  -18  5
Cronulla       1 -  3 - 1  -36  3
Penrith        - -  3 1 1  -40  3
Canberra       - -  3 1 -  -52  2 **
Souths         - -  3 - 1  -86  1 **

** - postponed match


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