18th May 2016
While all of the focus was on Parramatta all week, they finally were allowed to play for competition points after releasing former Souths player Nathan Peats. But we of course had our own issues to deal with coming off a 4 match losing streak and only 1 win out of the last 7 weeks. But in a great gutsy display we came from 14 points down to win and beat the 2016 Salary Cap cheats. But still a long way to go to qualify for the finals 9 more wins out of 14 games.
Adam Reynolds notched up another FG milestone when he notched up his 800 first grade point for South Sydney. He has now also passed 1200 career points for South Sydney. And add the great match winning goal from the sideline. There are plenty more to come.
In a close game for the Bears, Levido snapped a last minute fieldgoal to snatch victory over Manly at North Sydney Oval. The game also saw the reserve grade debut of Cottrell as he and Talakai get ready for the next level.
We continue to debut promising U18 representatives with Koloamarangi making his U20s debut this week after being selected in the NSW U18 SOO squad.
10 weeks in and we are starting to see the Bunker loose its shine. They are once again watching too many replays over and over. Then wasting a lot of time explaining the decisions to the TV audience. Its better if they just ruling quickly and allow the game to move on.
Round 10 - Stat Attack
Statistically it was a poor game. Completion rates dropped to 76% from 84% this week. Errors increased to 8 from 5 last week. We gave away 9 penalities compared to 2 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle improved to a poor level at 41.7m from 29.2m last week. Our missed tackles increased to 23 missed tackles from 22 last week. Opposition offloads increased to 13 from 4 last week.
Looking at our left side defence - Neilsen-Goodwin-Inglis-Turner/Gosiewski (1-1-0-1) dropped to 3 from 2 missed tackles last week. On the right side Oldfield-Auvaa/Turner-Reynolds-Carter (0-3-0-9) was steady at 12 missed tackles again this week.
Our go forward this week dropped to 1233m. Tom Burgess, Sam Burgess, George Burgess, Inglis, Goodwin, Oldfield, Reynolds and Keary made 10+m per run. With Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, Inglis and Goodwin making more that 100+m in the match. With Sam Burgess making more than 200+m. Defensively Carter was our best in the tackling raking up 40 tackles. With Clark, Gosiewski, George Burgess, Inglis, Reynolds and Oldfield not missing a tackle.
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