2022 NRL Premiership - Major Semi-Final

(6v3) South Sydney v Cronulla-Sutherland

Sydney Football Stadium 2

Sat Sep 17, 8:00pm

Selected Semi-Final Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

CyberView from the Hill - This Week

Late Changes

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

WIN 38-12

South Sydney has marched on to another preliminary final with a comprehensive 38-12 victory over the Cronulla Sharks at Allianz Stadium. Just six days after a brutal clash with the Roosters in Finals Week 1, South Sydney were a step above their opponents at Allianz Stadium, showing both impressive grit in defence and patience with ball in hand. The game couldn’t have started any better, with a Mark Nicholls bargeover with Souths’ first set with the ball getting the scoring underway in just the second minute of play. The front rower was able to spin through one tackle before crashing his way over next to the posts. From that point on it was a battle through the middle with both teams getting their chance with the ball, but neither able to post points. That changed in the 29th minute as a slick backline movement caught the Sharks off guard, with Latrell Mitchell throwing a cutout pass to Taane Milne to extend the lead to 12-0. With a comfortable lead heading into the break, captain Cameron Murray helped extend the lead to an unassailable lead. South Sydney held a 12-0 lead with 39 minutes gone in the game. That’s when a barnstorming Murray put the exclamation mark on a dominant first half, breaking through two defenders to crash his way over and push the scoreline out to 18-0 at half-time. Cronulla was able to hit back on the scoreline and get a try of their own straight after the break, but a determined South Sydney found the answer straight away. Campbell Graham kept the ball alive near the sideline to Mitchell, who found Milne close to the sideline, before passing inside to halfback Lachlan Ilias to again give the Rabbitohs an 18-point advantage. A fortuitous try to Cronulla again cut the lead back to two converted tries, before Cody Walker took it upon himself to put the game beyond any doubt in the 62nd minute, taking on the line and breaking through to take the Rabbitohs out to a 30-12 lead. When Milne capitalised upon an errant pass, stepping inside and getting the better of his marker to bag a double, South Sydney had one eye on their fifth straight preliminary final against Penrith in a rematch of last year’s grand final. A late penalty was taken upon by Mitchell to give him seven goals for the night and 13-straight goals in the finals, putting the icing on the cake late in the contest. Winger Taane Milne was a key contributor, scoring two tries and setting another up, while the accurate boot of Latrell Mitchell was important too, with the fullback converting all six of his side's tries and kicking a late penalty. The loss came at a cost though, with record-breaking winger Alex Johnston failing to finish the game due to a suspected hip flexor issue and forwards Siliva Havili (calf) and Jai Arrow (groin) being ruled out as well.

 2 min  6-0  Nicholls try L.Mitchell goal
29 min 12-0  Milne try L.Mitchell goal
39 min 18-0  Murray try L.Mitchell goal
HT     18-0
41 min 18-6
45 min 24-6  Ilias try L.Mitchell goal
55 min 24-12
61 min 30-12 Walker try L.Mitchell goal
67 min 36-12 Milne try L.Mitchell goal
77 min 38-12 L.Mitchell goal

Milne 2, Nicholls, Murray, Ilias, Walker tries
L.Mitchell 7 from 7 goals

Crowd         39,733
Referee       G.Atkins
Touch Judges  D.Oultram / M.Wise
Video         A.Gee

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

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   2  1  -  -  1   9   -   66  3  1   1  1  -  7/7   -   -
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        49   1  -  -  1  -   5   1   48  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-49]
LCnt -  3 - Tass, Isaiah          80  11  1  -  2  -  13   -  167  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      80  13  -  -  4  -  16   -  153  2  6   -  -  -  -     -   -
RWng -  5 - Milne, Taane          80   8  1  -  -  3  14   2  120  1  1   -  1  2  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  20  -  -  6  1   8   -  107  1  -   4  -  1  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        80  17  -  -  3  -  14   -   87  -  -   5  1  1  -     -   -
Prop -  8 - Tatola, Junior        46  22  1  -  3  -  18   -  175  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-25,49-80]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  35  -  -  1  -  12   8   64  2  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     
Prop - 10 - Nicholls, Mark        39  22  -  -  1  1  12   -  123  1  1   -  -  1  -     -   -     [0-15,56-80]
SRow - 11 - Koloamatangi, Keaon   80  23  1  -  3  -  14   -  117  1  5   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Arrow, Jai            71  25  -  -  1  -  13   -  119  -  2   1  -  -  -     -   -     [0-71]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       80  37  -  1  1  1  18   -  147  2  -   1  1  1  -     -   - (c) 

Int  - 14 - Nikorima, Kodi        24   6  -  -  -  -   1   -   12  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [56-80]
Int  - 15 - Sele, Hame            31  13  -  -  -  -   9   -   87  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [25-56]
Int  - 16 - Chee Kam, Michael     32  11  -  -  1  -   9   -   73  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [33-56,71-80]
Int  - 17 - Havili, Silva         18   3  -  -  -  -   6   -   64  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [15-33]

Conc - 18 - Moale, Davvy                                                                           (DNP)

                                     269  5  1 27  7         1735 14 17  12  5  6  7/7   -   -

Completion Rate      - 26/38  68%

Opposition Offloads  - 8
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 0 min  13m KO \\\\\
 2 min   0m //// P //// TRY
 4 min  95m SS Err(Tatola) SCR \\\\\
 5 min  94m CS-CC SS Err(Murray) \\\\\
 7 min  13m CS Err ///// Walker kick DIG \ 35m \\\\\
13 min  81m //// SS Err(DCook) SCR \\\\\
16 min  90m Sh-DO SS Err(Graham) SCR \\\\\
18 min  51m CS Err ///// Ilias kick COF 20m \ SS P(Tass) \\
20 min   0m CS Err SCR ///// LMitchell kick CIG
23 min  14m CS-Sh-DO CS Err SCR /// CS-6A SS NO TRY // SS Err(Koloamatangi) SCR \\\\\
27 min  14m CS Err //// P // SS Err(LMitchell) SCR \\\
29 min   0m CS Err SCR /// TRY
32 min  20m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
33 min  83m /// SS Err(DCook) \ 70m \ SS-6A(Sele) \\\
35 min  15m CS Err // SS Err(LMitchell) SCR \\\\\
39 min   0m / P // CS-6TG P /// TRY

half time

40 min  68m /// SS Err(Murray) \\\\\\ (CS TRY)
43 min  15m KO \\\\\
45 min   0m ///// TRY
47 min  15m ///// Ilias kick \\\\\ (CS NO TRY)
50 min  20m P /// SS Err(Walker) SCR \\\\\
53 min  32m ///// Arrow kick DIG \\\
55 min 100m CS Err ///// SS Err(LMitchell) (CS TRY)
56 min  18m KO \\\\\
58 min  72m ///// Ilias kick COF 40m \\\ SS P(Tatola)
61 min   0m CS Err SCR /// CS-6TG SCR /// TRY
64 min  45m ///// Ilias kick COF \ CS Err CS-CC SS P(LMitchell) \\\\\
67 min   0m CS Err ///// TRY
69 min  30m ///// Walker kick COF 10m \ SS P(Milne) \\\
72 min   0m CS Err ///// Murray kick CIG
73 min  14m Sh-DO SS Err(Graham) SS-CC(x) \\\\\
75 min  11m CS Err //// Walker kik
77 min   0m CS Err //// P GOAL
78 min  82m Sh-KO SS P(Koloamatangi) \\\\\
            ////

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 33.5m - for the whole match

- 36.4m - 1st half 
- 30.6m - 2nd half 

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Judiciary News

Rabbitohs prop forward Junior Tatola has been charged by the NRL's Match Review Committee with a grade one dangerous contact charge arising from a 59th minute tackle on Ronaldo Mulitalo. As it is his second offence for the year and incures a $2,500 fine. Tatola has taken the early guilty plea resulting in a $1,800 fine.

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