2023 - The Cyber View from the Hill

5th April 2023

Another Storm Loss

On the day John Sattler was layed to rest on the Gold Coast, the emotion of a tough weeke showed as Souths once again struggled to match it with the Melbourne Storm forwards. Yet we stayed in the game through very good defence but the pressure was the telling factor in the end as missed tackles and errors proved costly. Now off to the annual Good Friday easter clash against the Dogs.

Tom Burgess powerful game

Tom Burgess continues to come out of the shadow of his famous brothers, with another strong effort against the big Storm pack. He cracked 200m for the game and continues to be a corner stone of our pack.

U19 Boys bow out with a win

Our U19 boys continued to improve late in the season and bowed out of the comp after another strong win. Dane Towns ended the season as the leading try scorer with 5 tries, while Daniel Wright was the top point scorer with 38.

Humphries double

The scheming halfback Matthew Humphries finished the season on a high 16 points in our last Matts game scoring a double and kicking 4 goals. Top try scorer for the season was Charlie Mann with 7 tries while Humphries ended the season as top point scorer with 60 points.

Raidadroka double

Captain Patricia Raikadroka continued to inspire the womens team scoring another double on the weekedn as the team dominated the opponents. The team is on the edge of finals contention, so some more wins are still needed.

U19 Girls pipped

Our U19 girls were pipped in their last game and continued to show improvement as the season went on. Shannelle Lyons finished the seaon as top try scorer with 4 tries, and was also top point scorer with 20 points.

U17 Season ends

2023 saw the U17 girls competition played over 4 weekends arther than a carnival weekend. Our girls continue to look good but suffered a narrow loss on the weekend. Kiani Duckett finished the year as top try scorer with 4 tries, while Kiara McGregor was our Top Point scorer with 22 points.

3 Grade Day Goes Begging

Another opportunity for a 3 grade day went begging on the weekend when the Bulldogs chose to play their U21 fixture at Belmore at 10am instead of Accor Stadium. This is a ongoing game day experiance issue that continues to drive fans away from turing up to games, as the game continues to evolve into a overpriced single game day with 45 minutes of warm up as the pre-game entertainment.

Bunnies TV - Weekly Segment

The boys preview the Dogs game

Round 5 - Stat Attack

Statistically it was a good game. Completions improved to 77% from 75% last week. Errors were steady at 11 again this week. We gave away 5 penalties and 2 6-again calls from 10 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle improved to a good level of 26.4m from 34.6m last week. Our missed tackles improved to a very good level of 24 from 31 last week. Opposition offloads improved to 11 from 13 last week.

Looking at our left side defence - Johnston-Tass-Walker-Host/Chee Kam (1-2-1-4) was improved to 8 from 12 missed tackles last week. On the right side Thompson-Graham-Ilias-Koloamatangi/Cartwright (0-0-2-3) was improved to 5 from 9 missed tackles last week. Ruck defence Suluka-Fifita/Sele-DCook-Burgess/Moale-Murray/Koloamatangi (4-0-4-2) was steady at 10 missed tackles again this week.

Our go forward improved to 2064m from 1732m last week. Our best all season. Sele and Thompson made 10+m per run. Burgess, Murray, Koloamatangi, Chee Kam, L.Mitchell, Thompson, Tass, Johnston and Walker made 100+m in the match. With Burgess making 200+m for the match. Defensively D.Cook were our best in the tackling raking up 46 tackles. D.Cook, Murray, Moale, Cartwright, Graham and Thompson didn't miss a tackle.

News This Week

Host 2024-25 Contract Extension

Round 6 Preview

Recent 2023 Form - South Sydney (13th)

Rd03  Syd Rstrs  SFS2 L 18-20
Rd04  Manly      StAu W 13-12
Rd05  Melbourne  StAu L 10-18

Recent 2023 Form - Canterbury (8th)

Rd03  Wests-Tig  Belm W 26-22
Rd04  Warriors   MtSm L 14-16
Rd05  Nth Qld    StAu W 15-14

Recent South Sydney v Canterbury Results

2020 Rd08  WSS  W 26-10  3,858 P.Gough
2020 Rd19  StAu L 16-26  4,859 A.Klien
2021 Rd04  StAu W 38-0  23,340 G.Atkins
2021 Rd18  Robi W 32-24  2,979 B.Cummins
2022 Rd06  StAu W 36-16 30,194 G.Sutton
2022 Rd18  StAu W 36-28 19,126 C.Butler

Selected NRL Round 6 teams

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