2022 NRL Premiership - Round 17

South Sydney v Newcastle

Newcastle International Sports Centre

Fri Jul 8, 7:55pm

Selected Round 17 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Nicholls, Taaffe and Hawkins have been trimmed 24h before the game. Johnston dropped out of the team after injuring his groin. Taaffe is the concussion sub.

WIN 40-28

A Cody Walker masterclass led the Rabbitohs to a 40-28 win over the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium as David Klemmer was sent off in a fiery finish to the night. With Damien Cook and Cameron Murray on Origin duty, Walker took charge with two tries, two try assists and 95 run metres as the Bunnies chalked up their ninth win of the season. Already missing their Blues brothers, the Rabbitohs lost Mark Nicholls and Alex Johnston to injury in the lead-up to the game, and then had Lachlan Ilias go off after a head clash with team-mate Tevita Tatola in the opening minute of the match. This caused a immediate reshuffle with Nikorima moving from hooker to half, Havili from lock to hooker and Tatola from prop to lock. Despite the early setback the Rabbitohs opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Cody Walker scooped up a loose pass, crashed into team-mate Thomas Burgess and crashed over. The try was sent to the bunker to check for obstruction by Burgess but the green lights were shown and Souths led 6-0. The home side hit back in the 15th minute when a long Tyson Frizell break was followed up by a crisp right-side raid which Dom Young finished off. A rare try to prop David Klemmer in the 19th minute helped the Knights extend the lead before Bradman Best celebrated his return from an elbow injury with a four-pointer courtesy of a sensational try assist by Edrick Lee, who flew high to bring down a bomb and then delivered a flashy flick pass to his centre. The Bunnies' left side clicked into gear in the 31st minute when Walker and Latrell Mitchell combined to put Richie Kennar over to cut Newcastle's lead to 16-12. Just three minutes later Kennar had a double courtesy of a deft left foot kick by Walker and Mitchell's sideline conversion gave the visitors the lead. With half-time approaching and the Knights attacking, Walker came up with a massive play when he intercepted a Mat Croker pass and sprinted 85 metres to score his second of the night. A mistake early in the second half by the Knights handed the Rabbitohs field position and they capitalised when Walker put the ball on a platter for Kennar to complete the first hat-trick of his career. Come the 53rd minute and Tatola joined the tryscoring action with the sixth try of his 108-game career after Tex Hoy had failed to ground a Walker grubber and the prop pounced. A superb long ball from Adam Clune put Lee over in the 59th minute as the Knights pulled back to 34-22 but when the Rabbitohs chanced their hand on the fifth tackle and put Jaxson Paulo over in the right hand corner the margin was back out to 16. Mitch Barnett pulled one back for the Knights with 11 minutes to play to make it 38-28 and a short dropout gone wrong by Souths in the 75th minute gave Newcastle a shot but desperation defence by Kodi Nikorima denied Best from close range. In a fiery end to the match Klemmer and Keaon Koloamatangi squared off before the Knights prop was marched in the next set for contact to the head of a player on the ground.

 9 min  6-0  Walker try L.Mitchell goal
14 min  6-4
18 min  6-10
25 min  6-16
30 min 12-16 Kennar try L.Mitchell goal
33 min 18-16 Kennar try L.Mitchell goal
38 min 24-16 Walker try L.Mitchell goal
HT     24-16
42 min 28-16 Kennar try L.Mitchell miss
52 min 34-16 Tatola try L.Mitchell goal
58 min 34-22
63 min 38-22 Paulo try L.Mitchell miss
68 min 38-28
80 min 40-28 L.Mitchell goal

Kennar 3, Walker 2, Tatola, Paulo tries
L.Mitchell 6 from 8 goals

Crowd         18,621
Referee       T.Smith
Touch Judges  Z.Prezeklasa-Adamski / W.Raymond
Video         A.Klien

Scrums         3-2 (1H  2-0 )
Penalities     7-9 (1H  2-5 )
6-Again        1-2 (1H  1-2 )

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   6  3  -  -  1  11   1   82  -  -   -  2  -  6/8   -   - (c) OR
LWng - 20 - Kennar, Richard       80   7  1  -  1  2   9   1   94  -  -   -  -  3  -     -   -
LCnt -  4 - Tass, Isaiah          80  25  -  -  1  -  10   -  124  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt -  3 - Milne, Taane          80  13  -  -  -  -  14   -  102  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
RWng -  5 - Paulo, Jaxson         80   6  -  -  2  1  14   -   98  2  1   -  -  1  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  1  -  3  1   4   -   95  1  -  10  3  2  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan         1   -  -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-1] HIA
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        57  22  1  -  3  -  15   -  151  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-35,51-73]
Hook - 14 - Nikorima, Kodi        80  18  -  -  2  1   3   -   49  -  -   7  -  -  -     -   -     
Prop - 17 - Moale, Davvy          25  17  -  -  1  -   8   -   61  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-18,73-80]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  33  -  -  2  -  16   -  139  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Cartwright, Jed       80  37  -  -  2  -   6   -   52  2  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     
Lock -  9 - Havili, Silva         71  26  -  -  2  -   4   3   20  -  2   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-51,60-80]

Int  - 16 - Chee Kam, Michael     51  20  -  1  2  -   6   -   53  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [18-69]
Int  - 10 - Burgess, Tom          70  34  2  - 10  -  21   -  201  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [1-60,69-80] OR
Int  - 18 + Suluka-Fifita, Daniel 32  18  1  -  1  -  13   -  107  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [48-80]
Int  - 21 - Mitchell, Shaquai     13   8  -  1  1  -   6   -   72  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [35-48]

Conc - 15 - Taaffe, Blake                                                                          (DNP)

                                     310  9  2 33  6         1506  6  7  17  5  7  6/8   -   -

Completion Rate      - 33/38  86%

Opposition Offloads  - 7
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  42m KO 10m / SS P(Tatola)
 2 min  21m Nikorima kick COF
 6 min  42m Nw Err / Nw-6TG / Nw-6A Nw-6TG SCR / SS Err(Cartwright) 2m / SS P(LMitchell)
 8 min   9m Nikorima kick
 9 min   0m Nw Err SCR / TRY
11 min  12m Walker kick COF
14 min  86m Nikorima kick / (Nw TRY)
16 min  90m KO 19m / SS P(Burgess) 74m / SS P(LMitchell) / (Nw TRY)
20 min  13m KO
21 min   8m Nikorima kick COF
23 min   4m Walker kick
24 min  19m Nikorima kick COF / (Nw TRY)
27 min  13m KO
28 min 100m SS Err(LMitchell)
30 min   0m Sh-DO / P / TRY
33 min   0m P / Walker kick TRY
36 min  95m Nikorima kick / 21m / SS P(Burgess) 79m / SS-6A(SMitchell) 86m / SS-6A(CheeKam)
38 min   0m Nw Err TRY

half time

40 min  18m Walker kick COF
42 min   0m Nw Err / TRY
45 min  15m Walker kick COF
46 min  91m SS Err(Paulo) SCR
49 min  47m P / ChOv 15m / SS P(Kennar)
52 min   0m P Nw-CC(x) / Walker kick SS-CC Nw-6TG Walker kick TRY
54 min  96m Walker kick COF 31m / SS P(Walker) 95m / SS-6TG(Milne) SCR / (Nw TRY)
60 min  18m KO
62 min  70m SS Err(Cartwright)
63 min   0m Nw Err SCR / SS Err(Walker) SS-CC / TRY
67 min  66m Nw-ShDO P / SS Err(Walker) 20m / SS P(Suluka-Fifita) / (Nw TRY)
69 min  16m KO
71 min  27m Nikorima kick /
73 min  34m Walker kick COF
74 min  96m Sh-DO SS P(LMitchell) / (Nw NO TRY)
77 min  10m Walker kick
80 min   0m P / P-SO GOAL

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 35.4m - for the whole match

- 33.0m - 1st half 
- 38.0m - 2nd half 

Other First Grade Matches

28-6  Ende Cronulla   b Melbourne
28-20 Leic Parramatta b Wests-Tig
32-18 LngS Brisbane   b St Geo-Ill
BYE        Penrith
BYE        Nth Qld
BYE        Manly
BYE        Syd Rstrs
BYE        Canberra
BYE        Warriors
BYE        Canterbury
BYE        Gold Coast

               W D  L B Diff PT
PENRITH       15 -  1 1 +308 32
NTH QLD       12 -  4 1 +195 26
MELBOURNE     11 -  4 1 +181 24
CRONULLA      11 -  5 1 +102 24
BRISBANE      10 -  6 1  +57 22
PARRAMATTA    10 -  6 1  +26 22
SOUTHS         9 -  7 1  +51 20
MANLY          8 -  8 1   +2 18
St Geo-Ill     8 -  8 1  -84 18
Syd Rstrs      7 -  9 1  +13 16
Canberra       7 -  9 1  -41 16
Newcastle      5 - 11 1 -164 12
Warriors       5 - 11 1 -167 12
Canterbury     4 - 12 1 -119 10
Gold Coast     3 - 13 1 -172  8
Wests-Tig      3 - 13 1 -196  8
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged by the Match Review Committee.

Reserve Grade - Knock-On Effect NSW Premiership Round 17

v Newcastle, 5:20pm

LOSS 14-26

South Sydney have succumbed to their seventh loss of the season after falling behind early to a quality Knights outfit. After flying out of the blocks with two tries in the opening ten minutes, the Knights didn’t look back as they went on to score five unanswered tries to seal the result. Although there was a late surge in the final minutes from the Rabbitohs, it was too little too late as the early lead set by the Knights proved to be the difference maker. Newcastle got on the front foot from the opening kick-off, causing the Rabbitohs to concede penalties in crucial areas of defence. It was NRL veteran, Lachlan Fitzgibbon who opened the scoring in the sixth minute after capitalising on a forced drop-out from his side moments earlier. After conceding another penalty deep in their half, the Rabbitohs were punished as Nicholas O’Meley broke through for the second try of the night. The Knights were firmly in control of the game from this point and began to put the Rabbitohs’ defence under an immense amount of pressure. Right as Souths began to look likely to hold the deficit to 12, the Knights broke through once again as Luke Huth crossed over in the 27th minute. The Rabbitohs were plagued by penalties in the first half and found themselves even further behind on the stroke of halftime after McKenzie Baker secured his first try. As the sides went into the sheds for the halftime break, the Rabbitohs conceded five more penalties then their opponents – giving them an obvious area of improvement to stride towards in the second half. Newcastle continued to inflict more punishment as the first half errors followed the Rabbitohs into the second half. After forcing a third drop-out for the game, the Knights seized on the momentum and extended their lead to a game-high 26 points, courtesy of a Krystian Mapapalangi try. The turning point of the game came in the 50th minute, as the Knights conceded their first penalty in over 40 minutes of play and would be penalised a further three times in the next ten minutes. With the momentum slowly shifting in favour of Souths, they deservingly got off the board in the 58th minute through Leon Te Hau. Although the Knights found themselves on the back foot, they showed plenty of resilience in defence as they hung onto to their convincing lead. The Rabbitohs made a late comeback with two tries in the final six minutes from Cody Hodge and James Hasson - reducing the Knights’ lead to just 12. Ultimately the strong finish was cancelled out by a below average start that has seen the Rabbitohs slip in the race for the top four.

 5 min  0-6
 9 min  0-12
27 min  0-18
36 min  0-22
HT      0-22
47 min  0-26
58 min  4-26 Te Hau try Taaffe miss
74 min  8-26 C.Hodge try Taaffe miss
77 min 14-26 Hasson try Taaffe goal

Te Hau, C.Hodge, Hasson tries
Taaffe 1 from 3 goals

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

Referee       K.Badger
Touch Judges  M.Jones / C.Mitchell

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG

Flbk -  1 - Kalo Kalo, Terrell    80   5  -  -  2  -  13   -   79  -  -   1  1  -  -     -   -
LWng -  2 - Hodge, Cody           80   2  -  -  1  1  15   2  133  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Thompson, Izaac       80   5  -  1  -  -  16   -  166  2  2   -  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Mougios, Nic          80  14  -  -  6  -   7   -   71  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
RWng -  5 + Te Hau, Leon          80   3  -  -  2  1  11   -  106  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Taaffe, Blake         80  21  -  -  2  -  12   -   74  2  -   1  1  -  1/3   -   -
Half -  7 - Hawkins, Dean         80  18  1  -  4  -   9   -   36  -  1  12  1  -  -     -   -
Prop -  8 - Hasson, James         44  17  -  -  4  -  13   -  112  -  2   -  -  1  -     -   - (c) [0-23,59-80] 
Hook -  9 - Campagnolo, Jack      39  20  1  -  2  -   9   4   51  1  2   2  -  -  -     -   -     [0-23,64-80]
Prop - 10 - Hodge, Tyson          26  12  -  -  2  -   7   -   74  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-16,70-80]
SRow - 11 - Peoples, Trent        80  35  -  1  2  -  11   -   93  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Lovett, Ben           80  34  -  -  9  -   6   -   40  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
Lock - 13 - Patterson, Hugo       53  34  2  1  5  -  11   -   73  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-32,59-80]

Int  - 14 - Gardiner, Shannon     41  32  1  -  1  -   6   6   31  1  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     [23-64]
Int  - 15 - Hardman, D'arcy       43  32  1  -  1  -  11   -   78  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [16-59]
Int  - 16 - Gordon, Yileen        36  21  -  -  1  -   5   -   47  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [23-59]
Int  - 17 - Duncan, Tallis        38  18  1  -  4  -   9   -   68  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [32-70]

Conc - 20 - Alvarado, Tristan                                                                      (DNP)

                                     323  7  3 48  2         1339 12  8  17  3  3  1/3   -   -

Completion Rate      - 26/35  74%

Opposition Offloads  - 10

Other NSW Cup Round 16 Matches

22-12 Penr Penrith    b Canterbury
30-16 Belc Canberra   b Norths
46-14 Aubr Newtown    b Mt Prtchrd
38-20 Leic Parramatta b Wests
34-16 Brok St Geo-Ill b Blacktown

               W D  L B A Diff PT
PENRITH       12 -  4 1 - +210 26
NEWTOWN       11 1  4 1 - +140 25
CANBERRA       9 -  5 2 1  +66 23
CANTERBURY    10 -  6 1 - +134 22
PARRAMATTA    10 -  6 1 - +112 22
Norths        10 -  5 1 -  +76 22
Souths         9 -  7 1 -  +77 20
St Geo-Ill     7 -  8 1 1  -62 17
Newcastle      6 - 10 1 -  -58 14
Mt Pritchard   4 - 11 2 - -137 12
Wests          3 1 12 1 - -274  9
Blacktown      2 - 14 1 - -266  6

NSWRL U21 Jersey Flegg - Round 16

v Newcastle, Cessnock Sports Ground, Sat Jul 9 2:00pm

LOSS 16-30

Match was relocated midweek from St Johns Oval, Charlestown due to heavy rain during the week.

The Rabbitohs’ Jersey Flegg Cup side has fallen to their fourth straight loss as they were undone by a strong second half showing from the Knights. Its’ been one of those season for the Rabbitohs in this competition, with a lot of players being called up from week to week leaving them depleted on gameday. The loss places Souths at the bottom of the competition, but it hasn’t been all gloom and doom as they’ve showed flashes of greatness in portions throughout the season. Much like the majority of the games this season, the Rabbitohs were behind on the scoreboard early as Newcastle raced away to a ten point lead in the first nine minutes. On the back of some early pressure and a set restart, the hosts got on the board first through James Johnson. Although the Rabbitohs began to click into gear after the first try, it was the Knights who once again crossed as Thomas Cant found Oryn Keeley for the second try of the afternoon. The score line didn’t truly reflect Souths’ efforts in the opening stage and they were rightfully rewarded in the 19th minute, as Ben Campagnolo broke through for his side’s opening try. Thomas Giles gave the Rabbitohs the lead just moments later as the Rabbitohs went back to back and sent themselves two points ahead of the Knights. After a strong end to the first half, the Rabbitohs’ hard work was undone as Johnson crossed over for his double and gave the Knights the lead heading into the break. Souths flipped the script on their opponents upon the resumption of play, with Maile Haumono getting a try in the opening minutes of the second half to give Souths the lead back. With game seemingly in their control, the Rabbitohs were left stunned as the Knights forced their way back into the lead with a try from Keanu Wainohu-Kemp. After forcing four penalties in eight minutes, Newcastle seized the momentum and doubled their lead in 51st minute through Keeley. With just eight points separating the two sides, the game was there for the taking and both sides came agonisingly close in the final period of the game. Ultimately, it was the Knights who would seal the result with just minutes remaining as Riley Jones extended the lead to 16. It was a frustrating game for the Rabbitohs and one where they would of felt like they could of snatched a result.

 3 min  0-6
 8 min  0-10
19 min  6-10 B.Campagnolo try Nohra goal
22 min 12-10 Giles try Nohra goal
34 min 12-14
HT     12-14
37 min 16-14 Haumono try Nohra miss
44 min 16-18
50 min 16-24
65 min 16-30

B.Campagnolo, Giles, Haumono tries
Nohra 2 from 3 goals 

Penalties  9-9 (1H  5-2 )
6-Again    3-2 (1H  2-1 )

Referee       L.Matheson
Touch Judges  B.Hunt / C.Mitchell

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG

Flbk -  1 - Rizk, Josh            51   2  -  -  2  -   -   -   23  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-51]
LWng -  2 - Kaho, Carson          70   4  -  -  -  -   -   -   64  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
LCnt - 12 - Campagnolo, Benn      19   1  -  -  -  1   -   -   23  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-19]
RCnt -  5 - Bruines, Wesley       70  11  -  -  -  -   -   -   78  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
RWng - 20 - Haumono, Maile        70   5  1  -  1  -   -   -   71  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Teaupa, Dion          70  12  1  -  -  -   -   -   49  1  -   7  1  -  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Nohra, Joseph         70   3  -  1  1  -   -   -   20  1  -   1  -  -  2/3   -   -
Prop -  8 - Giles, Thomas         65  37  1  -  2  -   -   -  126  -  1   -  -  1  -     -   - (c) [0-57,62-70]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Romano          70  25  2  -  2  -   -   -   87  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     
Prop - 10 - Vailalo, Isaiah       29  12  -  -  3  -   -   -   67  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-16,57-70]
SRow - 11 - Grossemy, Louis       70  29  -  -  1  -   -   -   85  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 15 - Mezzomo, Oscar        56  15  1  -  -  -   -   -   24  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     [0-50,64-70] HIA
Lock - 16 - Griffiths, Trent      57  32  -  -  1  -   -   -   46  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-31,44-70]

Int  - 14 - Chester, Mitchell     19   5  -  -  1  -   -   -    4  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     [51-70]
Int  - 13 - Rahme, Jaxson         41  16  1  -  1  -   -   -   80  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [16-26,31-62]
Int  - 17 - Tweedie, Cruise       51   6  -  -  -  -   -   -   62  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [19-70]
Int  - 18 + Abou-Arrage, William  32  10  1  1  -  -   -   -   81  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [26-44,50-64]

Conc - 21 - Hawe-de-Thierry, D                                                                     (DNP) 

                                     227  9  2 15  1         1073  8  3  10  2  3  2/3   -   -

Completion Rate      - 24/34  70%

Opposition Offloads  - 7

Other U21 Matches - Round 16

50-16 Ende Cronulla   b Victoria
36-12 Penr Penrith    b Canterbury
40-14 Belc Syd Rstrs  b Canberra
18-12 Leic Wests-Tig  b Parramatta
26-16 Brok Manly      b St Geo-Ill

               W D  L B Diff PT
SYD RSTRS     14 -  2 - +312 28
NEWCASTLE     11 -  5 -  +91 22
ST GEO-ILL     9 2  4 -  +80 20
CRONULLA       9 1  6 -  +66 19
WESTS-TIG      9 -  7 -   -2 18
Penrith        8 -  8 -  +54 16
Canberra       7 -  8 1  -51 16
Manly          7 -  9 -  -45 12
Parramatta     6 - 10 -  -46 12
Victoria       5 - 10 1 -130 12
Canterbury     5 1 10 - -103 11
Souths         3 - 13 - -152  6

NSWRL Womens U17 Lisa Fiola Cup

St Marys Stadium, Wed Jul 6

Due to the heavy rain the carnival competition has been postponed to Jul 13.


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