2022 NRL Premiership - Minor Preliminary Semi-Final

(7v6) South Sydney v Sydney Roosters

Sydney Football Stadium 2

Sun Sep 11, 4:05pm

Selected Preliminary Semi-Final Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

Taaffe, Moale and Mansour have been trimmed 24h before the game. Paulo dropped out of the team. Chee Kam is the concussion sub.

WIN 30-14

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have overcome having four players sent to the sin bin to down arch rivals the Roosters 30-14, in a game that will be forever known as "The battle of Moore Park". Across an 80 minutes best described as chaotic, there were seven sin-binnings - an NRL record, which included Victor Radley and Taane Milne both being sent on two separate occasions - and a high injury toll which saw four players suffer game-ending injuries inside the opening hour. In what proved to be a spiteful affair between the two foundation clubs, seven players were sent to the sin bin, a record, with the Rabbitohs having to defend their line with 11 players for twnty minutes of the match. In a tactical move Demetriou started Murray at second row and Arrow at lock, before they reverted back after 10 minutes. In a heated opening affair it was the Roosters that found themselves reduced to just 12 men after a brain explosion from Victor Radley saw him sent to the sin bin. That resulted immediately in Alex Johnston crossing for his first try and getting the scoring underway. The Roosters immediately hit back with two tries of their own to take an 8-6 lead through the first 20 minutes. The Tom Burgess was placed on report for a high tackle which saw Tedesco forced from the field with a HIA, to not return. But another high tackle minutes later saw Burgess sent to the Sin Bin for 10 minutes. Then a minute later Milne was also sent to the bin for a high tackle while in a desperate cover defence. The Roosters were in the bix seat. But the Rabbitohs flipped the script to take the ascendancy once again. Latrell Mitchell sold the dummy to the defence and was able to crash his way over in the 22nd minute to help the Rabbitohs with 11 men took a 12-8 lead, a score they would take into the break. By halftime the Roosters also lost Angus Crichton failed (HIA) and Daniel Tupou (groin) injury. That lead was pushed out further as Johnston crossed for his second try of the afternoon on the back of a lovely Cody Walker pass to extend the lead out to 10 points. With this try in the second half, his second of the game, Alex Johnston became the first player in Premiership history to score 30 tries across multiple seasons. The fourth player of the afternoon was sent to the sin bin as Jared Warea-Hargreaves was given a breather for a dangerous tackle, giving South Sydney a golden chance to push their lead out further. Burgess was in the thick of it again early in the second half, this time as the victim of a dangerous tackle from Jared Waera-Hargreaves which landed the Roosters prop in the bin. Burgess then left the field for an HIA which he failed. The failed HIA for foul play, allowed South Sydney to activate their 18th man. They did just that, with a Walker grubber close to the line pounced upon by Jai Arrow to lift the lead to 24-8 with 28 minutes left to play. The ensuing kick-off was unable to be caught by Lachlan Ilias, and that was the opportunity the Roosters needed to hit back and keep the Rabbitohs on their toes, cutting the lead back to 10 24-14 approaching the final quarter. After a Roosters error a heated arm wrestle followed, before Tevita Tatola and Radley were also sent to the sin bin. That advantage was enhanced for the Roosters when 4 minutes later Milne was sent from the field for a second time. South Sydney were again down to 11 men with 15 minutes to go. But once again the visitors were able to respond to the call and fight off the charge. That was capitalised upon by Tass, who busted through the line against 11 men, selling a dummy to the defence to find his way over and put the result beyond doubt with nine minutes to play. With the Roosters hanging around and within two tries, the Rabbitohs were able to secure possession late in the contest, to ensure South Sydney progressed to the second round of the finals.

 5 min  6-0  Johnston try L.Mitchell goal
10 min  6-4  
13 min  6-8
22 min 12-8  L.Mitchell try L.Mitchell goal
HT     12-8
46 min 18-8  Johnston try L.Mitchell goal
51 min 24-8  Arrow try L.Mitchell goal
54 min 24-14
61 min 30-14 Tass try L.Mitchell goal

Johnston 2, L.Mitchell, Arrow, Tass tries
L.Mitchell 5 from 5 goals

Crowd         39,816
Referee       A.Klien
Touch Judges  K.Badger / D.Munro
Video         G.Atkins

Scrums         4-3 (1H  2-0 )
Penalities     6-9 (1H  4-4 )
6-Again        2-3 (1H  1-1 )

18 min  Burgess, Tom          10SB High Tackle
19 min  Milne, Taane          10SB High Tackle
61 min  Tatola, Junior        10SB Facial
65 min  Milne, Taane          10SB High Tackle

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  1  -  1  1   9   -   78  1  -   2  -  1  5/5   -   -
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        80   1  -  -  -  3   8   -  116  1  -   1  -  2  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Tass, Isaiah          80  14  -  1  1  1  13   1  139  -  -   -  1  1  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      80  18  1  -  4  -  14   1  158  -  2   -  -  -  -     -   -
RWng -  5 - Milne, Taane          60   3  2  -  1  -  10   -  103  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-19,29-65,75-80] OR 10SB 10SB
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          76  20  1  -  2  -   7   -   64  -  -   5  4  -  -     -   -     [0-76]
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        80  19  -  -  1  -  10   1   78  2  1  13  -  -  -     -   -
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        40  24  1  1  2  -  14   -  125  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-15,25-30,50-61,71-80] 10SB
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          57  29  -  -  1  -   4   1   45  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-57]
Prop - 10 - Nicholls, Mark        31  22  -  -  2  -   6   -   64  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-17,46-60]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  41  -  -  2  -  13   -  125  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 13 - Murray, Cameron       77  38  -  -  1  1  15   -  140  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   - (c) [0-61,64-80]
Lock - 12 - Arrow, Jai            77  33  -  -  1  -  16   -  148  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-64,67-80]

Int  - 14 - Nikorima, Kodi         4   3  -  -  1  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [76-80]
Int  - 15 - Sele, Hame            23  13  -  -  -  -   8   -   88  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [30-46,60-67]
Int  - 16 - Burgess, Tom          25  10  3  -  1  -  10   -   98  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [15-18,28-50] HIA OR 10SB
Int  - 17 - Havili, Silva         31  23  -  -  1  -   5   -   53  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [17-25,57-80]
Int  - 21 - Chee Kam, Michael     19   8  -  1  1  -   3   -   28  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [61-80]

                                     325  9  3 23  6         1658  8  7  21  5  5  5/5   -   -

Completion Rate      - 33/41  80%

Opposition Offloads  - 12
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO \\\\\
 1 min   8m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
 2 min  39m LMitchell kick COF
 5 min   0m ES Err / P-10SB ///// TRY
 7 min  70m ///// Ilias kick COF 34m \\\ SS-6A(Tatola) \\\\\
 9 min  64m DO \\\ (ES TRY)
11 min  13m KO \\\\\
12 min  93m SS Err(Johnston) \\ (ES TRY)
14 min  15m KO \\\\\
16 min  24m ///// Ilias kick \\\\\
17 min  92m ///// Ilias kick COF 32m \ SS P(Burgess) \\\ SS P-10SB(Burgess) 88m \\ SS P-10SB(Milne) \\\
22 min   0m ES Err SCR / P //// ES-6A // TRY
25 min  18m //// P ///// SS NO TRY SS Err(Koloamatangi) \
27 min  46m ES Err SCR ///// Walker kick 1m \ SS P(LMitchell) \\\
30 min  17m ES Err ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
32 min  10m / P ////// ChOv \\\\\
34 min  14m ///// Walker kick COF \\\\\
36 min  16m ///// Walker kick COF \\\\\
38 min  65m //// Ilias kick OOF \\\\
40 min  35m ES Err /// LMitchell kick

half time

41 min  36m ///// Ilias kick COF 15m \ SS P(Burgess) \\\\\ SS-6A(Tass)
42 min  89m SS Err(DCook) SCR
44 min  16m ES Err SCR ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\
46 min   0m //// TRY
51 min   0m / P // ES-6A // P-10SB ///// Walker kick TRY
53 min  89m SS Err(Ilias) SCR \\\\\ (ES TRY)
56 min  12m KO \\\\\\
58 min  39m ///// Ilias kick COFIG \\\\\\
59 min  91m ///// Ilias kick COF 24m \ SS P(Graham) 58m \\\ ES Err SS P-10SB(Tatola) 88m \\\ SS-6A(Chee Kam) \\\\\
64 min  74m ES Err SCR ///// Ilias kick COF 26m \\\\ SS P-10SB(Milne) \\\\\
68 min  91m SS Err(LMitchell) SS-CC(x) SCR \\ (ES NO TRY)
70 min  20m ES Err SCR //// Johnston kick ES-6TG ES-CC \
71 min   0m ES Err /// TRY
75 min  67m ES Sh-KO //// SS Err(Tatola) \ 14m \\ SS P(Walker) \\
76 min  85m Sh-DO \\\\
77 min  31m ES Err ////// Ilias kick \\\\
79 min  18m ES Err /// Ilias kick \\

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 40.3m - for the whole match

- 34.7m - 1st half 
- 46.6m - 2nd half 

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Judiciary News

Burgess was charged with a Grade Two offence for a Careless High Tackle on Roosters fullback James Tedesco, attracting a suspension of 3 matches. He has since taken the early guilty plea reducing his suspension to a 2 match ban.

Burgess was also charged with a Grade One Careless High Tackle offence for a tackle on Matt Lodge which will see him fined $2,500, as it is his second offence for the season. He has since taken the early guilty plea reducing the fine to $1,800.

Taane Milne will face a $2,500 fine for a Grade One Careless High Tackle offence on Suaalii, as it is his second offence. He has since taken the early guilty plea reducing the fine to $1,800.

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