North Queensland Stadium
Sat Aug 15, 5:30pm
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Dargan and Dillon were trimmed 24 hours before the game. Johns and Corey Allan were 18th men.
Adam Reynolds had seemingly blown South Sydney's hopes of a dramatic comeback against the Cowboys when he hooked a sideline conversion that would've tied the scores in the 76th minute. But the Rabbitohs captain's agony quickly turned to ecstasy as he landed a penalty goal and then the 20th field goal of his career to snag a 31-30 Townsville thriller at the death on Saturday night. That fieldgoal also allowed him to pass the legend Eric Simms as the greatest 3 grade career South Sydney pointscorer of all time. The Cowboys had pulled ahead by a converted try in the 73rd minute and looked to have done enough to secure an upset win. But South Sydney winger Alex Johnston crossed a few minutes later to lay the platform for an unbelievable finish. North Queensland winger Kyle Feldt's mistakes proved costly for the hosts. He missed four conversions and gave away the crucial penalty with a strip that allowed Reynolds to level up. Scott Drinkwater and Michael Morgan had loomed as the heroes of the evening, with the pair instrumental in the Cowboys' newfound attacking flair. Drinkwater set up two sensational four-pointers with kicks – one a try of the year contender to Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow in the first half and the other nearly the game-winner to Tom Opacic. Morgan rebounded from a horror performance against the Titans to score a double and remind fans what North Queensland have missed for most of the season when he was out with a shoulder injury. Reynolds's heroics weren't limited to the finish, with the No.7 starting the Rabbitohs' roll when he scored in the ninth minute by combining smarts and skills. Noticing fullback Drinkwater defending in the line, he produced a terrific chip-and-chase from 20 metres out to touch down. South Sydney's jubilation was fleeting, however, with North Queensland advancing into attacking territory after Liam Knight was penalised and placed on report for a crusher tackle on Feldt. The hosts smoothly shifted right where centre Connelly Lemuelu crossed for his first NRL try. Perked up, the Cowboys took the game to South Sydney by forcing three drop-outs with their halves heavily involved. Ben Hampton trapped Jaxon Paulo in-goal from a Morgan kick, then Morgan returned the favour by smashing Johnston. Points didn't come in that period but a Rabbitohs error gifted North Queensland another shot. Morgan wore the No.7 but his sweeping run at second-receiver was reminiscent of the Maroons representative's fullback days. The hosts were running hot and delivered an audacious play in their own half that paid huge dividends. Drinkwater had the courage and execution to kick across field 25 metres out from his own line and hit the flying Tabuai-Fidow on the chest. Catching the ball before half-way, the teenage winger stood up Paulo with some dazzling footwork and slammed on the accelerator. Feldt's missed conversion left North Queensland with a six-point lead that didn't reflect their dominance. The Rabbitohs would have been rapt when they levelled up, as centre Dane Gagai cut open the right-edge defence after Reynolds and five-eighth Cody Walker linked nicely. Still, North Queensland deserved to lead at the break and they did after Feldt kicked a penalty goal to end the opening term. The Rabbitohs may have been fortunate to score first in the second half. A few plays prior, Knight dropped the pill and gathered the bounce, with referee Chris Butler ruling it was play on after being knocked out by the Cowboys. Walker didn't give them much time to protest, zinging the Steeden to Johnston who sped down the touchline to grab four points. Morgan stepped up again for his troops, twisting and turning in a tackle to determinedly secure his double in the 50th minute. Feldt's goal restored North Queensland's lead. It evaporated once more when Damien Cook threw a lovely face ball to centre Campbell Graham and he withstood a robust challenge from Hampton to reach the in-goal. The points-fest continued as second-rower Mitch Dunn picked up the scraps from a Johnston error after a ricocheted Morgan kick threw him off. Dunn dashed 30 metres to collect his maiden NRL try. Drinkwater looked to have sealed the win with his kick for Opacic but the frantic finishing sequence kept the Rabbitohs firmly entrenched in the top eight. There were concerns for the visitors though with second-rower Bayley Sironen limping off with a lower leg injury late in the match.
11 min 6-0 Reynolds try Reynolds goal 15 min 6-4 25 min 6-8 29 min 6-12 34 min 12-12 D.Gagai try Reynolds goal 39 min 12-14 HT 12-14 46 min 18-14 Johnston try Reynolds goal 50 min 18-20 54 min 24-20 Graham try Reynolds goal 59 min 24-24 73 min 24-30 75 min 28-30 Johnston try Reynolds miss 78 min 30-30 Reynolds goal 79 min 31-30 Reynolds fieldgoal Johnston 2, Reynolds, D.Gagai, Graham tries Reynolds 5 from 6 goals Reynolds fieldgoal Referee C.Butler Crowd 7,611 (Match played with 50% capacity restricted attendance in Queensland due to COVID-19) Scrums 9-5 (1H 3-2 ) Penalities 2-5 (1H 1-4 ) 6 Again 2-2 (1H 2-2 ) Final Line Up - Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB Rn DR m Er OL K TA T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Mitchell, Latrell 80 4 - - 2 - 9 2 91 1 - 1 1 - - - RWng - 5 - Paulo, Jaxson 80 6 - - - - 7 - 52 - 1 - - - - - RCnt - 3 - Graham, Campbell 80 25 - 1 - 1 12 - 117 2 - - - 1 - - LCnt - 4 - Gagai, Dane 80 23 - - 2 1 8 - 90 - - 1 - 1 - - LWng - 2 - Johnston, Alex 80 4 - - 2 2 10 - 100 2 - - - 2 - - 5/8 - 6 - Walker, Cody 80 18 1 - 2 - 14 - 95 2 - 5 1 - - - Half - 7 - Reynolds, Adam 80 15 - - 1 - 6 1 34 - - 9 - 1 5/6 1 (c) Prop - 8 - Tatola, Junior 47 27 - - 1 - 15 - 144 - 1 - - - - - [0-25,58-80] Hook - 9 - Cook, Damien 80 41 - 1 1 - 6 5 59 2 1 - 1 - - - Prop - 10 - Burgess, Tom 43 28 1 - 2 - 10 - 119 1 - - - - - - [0-25,62-80] SRow - 13 - Murray, Cameron 61 40 - - - - 9 - 98 - - - - - - - [0-32,51-80] SRow - 11 - Su'A, Jaydn 80 17 - - 1 - 6 - 77 1 1 - - - - - Lock - 15 - Knight, Liam 38 23 2 - - - 12 - 107 - 3 - - - - - [0-19.32-51] Int - 12 - Sironen, Bayley 42 16 - - 1 - 7 - 67 - - - - - - - [25-67] Int - 14 - Nicholls, Mark 32 19 1 - 2 - 7 - 81 1 - - - - - - [19-51] Int - 16 - Mago, Patrick 11 7 - - - - 4 - 47 - - - - - - - [51-62] Int - 17 - Koloamatangi, Keaon 46 27 - - 1 - 11 - 136 - 1 - - - - - [25-58,67-80] 340 5 2 18 4 1520 12 8 16 3 5 5/6 1 Completion Rate - 25/34 74% Opposition Offloads - 5 Effective 1st Tackles 0 min 20m KO 1 min 9m Walker kick COF 3 min 9m NQ-6A / Walker kick 5 min 56m Reynolds kick 15m SS-6A(Graham) 25m / SS-P(Burgess) 8 min 9m NQ Err SCR / Walker kick COF 10 min 10m SCR / DGagai kick 12 min 0m NQ Err / Reynolds kick TRY 14 min 70m Walker kick COF 8m / SS P(Knight) / (NQ TRY) 17 min 18m KO 18 min 67m DO 19 min 98m DO 65m / SS P(Walker) 22 min 82m DO 71m / SS-6A(DCook) 24 min 87m NQ Err SCR / SS Err(Graham) SCR / (NQ TRY) 27 min 15m KO 29 min 17m Reynolds kick COF / (NQ TRY) 31 min 14m KO 32 min 96m SS Err(Mitchell) SCR 34 min 0m P / NQ-6A / TRY 37 min 17m Reynolds kick COF 38 min 100m SS Err(Johnston) 89m / SS P(Nicholls) (NQ GOAL) half time 41 min 86m SS Err(DCook) SCR 60m / SS P(Knight) 43 min 12m NQ Err / Reynolds kick COF 46 min 0m SCR / TRY 48 min 65m SS Err(Walker) SCR 49 min 90m SS Err(Nicholls) / (NQ TRY) 51 min 5m KO 53 min 0m Reynolds kick CIG 54 min 0m TRY 56 min 3m Walker kick 58 min 4m Reynolds kick COF 59 min 100m SS Err(Johnston) (NQ TRY) 60 min 10m KO 62 min 6m Reynolds kick COF 64 min 10m SCR / Mitchell kick 66 min 34m SCR / SS Err(Burgess) 68 min 11m Reynolds kick 71 min 14m NQ Err SCR / NQ 6TG SCR / SS Err(Walker) SCR 72 min 54m NQ Err SCR / SS Err(DCook) SS-CC(x) SCR / (NQ TRY) 74 min 29m KO 75 min 0m NQ Err / TRY 78 min 0m P NQ-CC(x) GOAL 79 min 0m FIELDGOAL NQ Err Average effective 1st tackle location - 34.3m - for the whole match - 43.9m - 1st half - 25.7m - 2nd half Other First Grade Matches 24-6 SCG Melbourne b Syd Rstrs 18-12 Gosf Penrith b Warriors 14-12 WSS St Geo-Ill b Parramatta 30-18 Koga Cronulla b Gold Coast 36-8 Bruc Canberra b Brisbane 26-24 NISC Newcastle b Manly 29-28 WSS Wests-Tig b Canterbury W D L Diff PT PENRITH 12 1 1 +156 25 MELBOURNE 12 - 2 +216 24 PARRAMATTA 11 - 3 +122 22 SYD RSTRS 9 - 5 +148 18 CANBERRA 9 - 5 +55 18 NEWCASTLE 8 1 5 +73 17 CRONULLA 8 - 6 +56 16 SOUTHS 8 - 6 +53 16 Wests-Tig 6 - 8 +13 12 Manly 6 - 8 -50 12 St Geo-Ill 5 - 9 -28 10 Warriors 5 - 9 -137 10 Gold Coast 4 - 10 -165 8 Nth Qld 3 - 11 -105 6 Brisbane 3 - 11 -251 6 Canterbury 2 - 12 -152 4
South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Liam Knight has been hit with a grade one dangerous contact charge for a tackle on Jordan McLean in the 18th minute of Saturday night's match against the North Queensland Cowboys. The charge carries a base penalty of 100 points, but with 100% loading applied for two prior similar incidences within the last two years. At total charge of 200 points. Knight has taken the early guilty plea and gets a 25% reduction. Resulting in a final charge of 150 points. So he will miss 1 week and have 50 carryover points.
NSWRL Womens Premiership - Round 5
v Canterbury, Homebush NSWRL Center of Excellence Field, Mon Aug 17 7:00pm [NSWRL Livestream]
ABANDONED(Originally WIN 12-6)
Late Changes - The first ever official match at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence took place on Monday night between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. A penalty gave the Bulldogs the first try-scoring opportunity of the game and almost the scorers in that attacking set. Quincy Dodd put a perfect grubber in for her winger and Margot Vella went close to getting the ball down, but the touch judge ruled a knock on. The game was only 11 minutes old when the big hit of the night was confirmed. South Sydney were on the attack and were making metres down their left edge before all momentum was stopped when Christine Pauli ran into a Sarah Togatuki and Emily Rains brick wall that shook up the whole of Sydney Olympic Park. Leanne Toomalatai put herself in the history books for being the first every try-scorer at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence. Bulldogs halfback Dodd threw a nice cut-out ball to put fullback Haneen Zreika on the outside of her defender before a simple catch and pass for Toomalatagi to race down the left sideline, evade the Rabbitohs fullback and score. The Rabbitohs his back almost immediately with an incredible show of strength by captain Ellie Johnston. It was last tackle and the Bulldogs had an extra player in defence on the short side but that did not phase the second-rower who charged onto the ball, did not think about passing or kicking and brutally forced her way over the line. A beautiful sideline conversion from Arabella McKenzie locked up the scores, and the Rabbitohs were able some last-second desperation from the Bulldogs to keep the 6-all halftime score. The Rabbitohs were first to score in the second half when Ateca Grace Uluiburotu hit a gap perfectly and bullied her way over, before the pink-and-green began to get some momentum when a strong carry from Christine Pauli on the first tackle of the kick-off set earned her side a penalty. The saddest part of the match came with still 25 minutes on the clock, in the ensuing set, when Emily Rains got awfully caught up in a tackle. Unfortunately, the game was then called off after a lengthy wait for a ambulance and had to be stretchered off the field with a very serious leg injury. NSWRL had a duty of care given the seriousness of the situation. Rabbitohs were up 12-6 at the time with the NSWRL officials giving them the result as it stands.
A protest was lodged by Canterbury and later the NSWRL declared the game a no result after it had been abandoned at the 35 minute mark, with both teams getting a competition point.
QT 0-0 19 min 0-6 25 min 6-6 Johnston try McKenzie goal HT 6-6 31 min 12-6 Uluiburotu try McKenzie goal 35 min Match suspended E.Johnston, Uluiburotu tries McKenzie 2 from 2 goals Scrums 3-2 (1H 2-2 ) Penalties 4-6 (1H 3-6 ) Final Line Up - T G/A FG Flbk - 1 - Hunter, Tahlia - - - Wing - 2 - Dann, Summer - - - Cntr - 3 - Bell, Nellie - - - Cntr - 5 - Donovan, Monique - - - Wing - 15 - Hart, Regan - - - 5/8 - 9 - Field, Sarah - - - Half - 7 - McKenzie, Arabella - 2/2 - Prop - 18 - Shaw, Maddison - - - [0-20] Hook - 19 - Bent, Janaya - - - Prop - 10 - Pauli, Christine - - - SRow - 4 - Gordon, Kyle - - - SRow - 6 - Bent, Shaylee - - - Lock - 11 - Johnston, Ellie 1 - - (c) Int - 8 - Uluiburotu, Grace 1 - - [20-35] Int - 12 - Baird, Nikki DNP Int - 16 - Overton, Crystal DNP Int - 20 - Flood, Ayesha DNP 2 2/2 - Other Womens NSW Premiership Matches 10-10 Camp Wntwrthvll d C Coast 16-4 Camp Cronulla b Wests-Tig BYE Norths W D L A B Diff PT CRONULLA 4 - - - 1 +50 10 CENTRAL COAST 3 1 - - 1 +62 9 NORTHS 1 1 2 - 1 +20 5 WESTS-TIGERS 1 1 2 - 1 -16 5 CANTERBURY 2 - 2 1 - -22 5 ** SOUTHS 1 - 2 1 1 -30 5 ** Wentworthville - 1 4 - - -64 1 ** - match was abandoned after protest
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