2023 - The Cyber View from the Hill

28th Jun 2023

Fatigued after the Bye

Our first of 3 bye's and our team looked fatigued after 30 minutes of the game. With 2 players backing up from Origin commitments, and players out injured or carrying injuries, Souths missed a lot of tackles late in both halves. We have now leaked over 30 points a game since we were compeition leaders, as the team continue to struggle during the origin period. We have now crashed to 8th after 4 losses in the last 5 outings. Still 5 more wins to qualify for the finals. Now its over the ditch to play the red hot Warriors on a 5 day turnaround. This will be out first overseas travel since the Covid outbreak.

Munro opportunity

Tyrone Munro has been called into the final 19 squad for the weekend, with reports says he will debut. He has been lightnig fast in the lower grades and has handled the step up into reserve grade well. And to think only 6 months ago he was playing U19s. Looking forward to his performance this weekend.

Gagai another strong game

Jacob Gagai is stepping out of the shadow of his brother, with another strong performance at fullback on the weekend. He is quick and has a way of finding or creating a gap, and scored another try on the weekend. He was rewarded by being called up onto the extended first grade bench.

Deijion class on the right

Its taken a little while but Deijon Leugaimafa is making a name for himself on the right wing and forming a good combination with MAcey. He scored a try, made a big break and setup a try. Keep up the good work.

NRL CBA is dragging on and on

I cant beleive how long it is taking the RLPA and the NRL to come to a agreement on the next CBA agreement. Its been 7 months since the NRL and the RLPA abandoned having a agreement in place for the 2023 season after a bitter public feud, and this week we saw the "trade window" abandoned. It is not looking good once again as the voice of the fans continue to be ignored by the RLPA. No employer lets you sign with another company 12 months in advnace, and it is such a bad look for the NRL.

Round 17 - Stat Attack

Statistically it was a very poor game. Completions dropped to 67% from 78% last week. Errors dropped to 13 from 8 last week. We gave away 8 penalties and 1 6-again calls from 8 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle was dropped a horrid level of 41.5m from 34.1m last week. Our second worst all year. Our missed tackles dropped to a horrid level of 41 from 37 last week. Our second worst all year. Opposition offloads improved to 4 from 12 last week.

Looking at our left side defence - Johnston-Tass-Walker-Host (0-3-5-2) improved to 10 from 11 last week. On the right side Kennar-Graham-Ilias-Koloamatangi (1-2-6-3) was steady at 12 missed tackles again this week. Ruck defence Tatola/Moale-DCook/Mamouzelos-HSele/TBurgess/Cartwright-Murray/Cartwright/H.Sele (4-2-4-5) dropped to 15 from 13 missed tackles last week.

Our go forward improved to 1777m from 1461m last week. Tatola, Koloamatangi, Burgess, Cartwright, Moale, Kennar, Graham and Taaffe made 10+m per run. Tatola, Koloamatangi, Murray, Burgess, Kennar, Taaffe, Graham, Johnston and Tass made 100+m in the match. Defensively Murray was our best in the tackling raking up 49 tackles. Mamouzelos and Johnston didn't miss a tackle.

News This Week


Round 18 Preview

Recent 2023 Form - South Sydney (8th)

Rd15  St Geo-Ill Koga L 30-36
Rd16  BYE
Rd17  Nth Qld    StAu L  6-31

Recent 2023 Form - Warriors (5th)

Rd15  Canberra   Bruc W 36-14
Rd16  BYE
Rd17  St Geo-Ill Woll W 48-18 

Recent South Sydney v Warriors Results

2020 Rd06  WSS  W 40-12    438 M.Cecchin
2021 Rd19  SunS W 60-22  7,569 C.Butler
2022 Rd10  LngS W 32-30 46,454 B.Cummins
2022 Rd21  SunS W 48-10  8,911 B.Cummins

Selected NRL Round 18 teams

Signing off for another week - the midweek Cyber View from the Hill

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