2023 NRL Premiership Round 8

South Sydney v Penrith

Stadium Australia(Accor Stadium)

Thu Apr 20, 7:50pm [Ch9/Foxtel/Kayo]

Tass on his way for the winning try

Selected Round 8 Teams

CyberView from the Hill - Last Week

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Late Changes

Thompson is out, Lovett and Duncan were trimmed. Taaffe has dropped out of the squad, Karapani is the concussion sub.

WIN 20-18

Two tries in the final five minutes have seen the South Sydney complete an emphatic 20-18 victory over the Penrith Panthers to kick-off the NRL's ANZAC Round. Donning the 2023 ANZAC Round Jersey in tribute to the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service, the Rabbitohs fought through multiple periods while behind on the scoreboard, with their resilience leading to a last-minute try to Isaiah Tass that sealed the win. Latrell Mitchell was busy as ever with two tries, resulting in him scoring his 1000th premiership point, while running for a further 111 metres with the ball in hand and producing a whopping 14 tackle breaks. On a heavy track following rainfall throughout the day, the Rabbitohs found themselves on the back foot early before scrambling defence by Campbell Graham stopped Dylan Edwards inches from the line to deny the Panthers. The boot of Lachlan Ilias swung momentum to place pressure on the line, but with the Rabbitohs denying an opportunity to go up by two, a failed Captain's Challenge saw no points on their first venture to the line. Both sides continued to battle to get on the board with defensive desperation and high-percentage football on display, before some razzle dazzle from Latrell Mitchell and Alex Johnston sent the Rabbitohs downfield. Soon enough, it was Damien Cook who spun his way from dummy half to score the first of the night, with Mitchell giving the Rabbitohs a 6-nil lead after an arduous opening 20 minutes. A forward pass call was the only thing between Jai Arrow and a further four points, while the Rabbitohs continued to mount pressure on their opponents with the injection of Thomas Burgess and Davvy Moale on the field. Neither side was willing to let up with ten minutes remaining in the first stanza, but the momentum swung as a penalty got the Panthers out of jail, with a late try to Stephen Crichton bringing the scoreline to 6-all at the break. Both sides went tit for tat to open the second half, with a short line dropout giving the Panthers an opportunity to take the lead with a two-point advantage after 50 minutes. An unfortunate penalty for a crusher tackle saw the Panthers back downfield on the following set, and further pressure was placed on the line following a successful Captain's Challenge before Mitchell made a try-saving tackle on Sunia Turuva. The Rabbitohs were back over halfway after a resilient period defending the line, and after the boot of Cody Walker led to a repeat set, Latrell Mitchell barged through a line of Panthers defenders from the following scrum for a 10-8 lead. With the intensity rising heading into the final 20 minutes and claret flowing among the combatants, another Penrith dropped ball gave South Sydney a prime opportunity to wrestle back momentum. More creative flair from the key men saw the Rabbitohs mounting pressure on the line, until a wayward kick found Crichton, with Jai Arrow's effort denying the centre from crossing once more. The Bunker came to the rescue following a nightmare sequence that saw Izack Tago cross for Penrith, before finding a knock-on in the process, however, the Rabbitohs' defence was up for another challenge following a lost ball. The weight of possession saw Crichton in for his second of the night, but with the missed conversion, the Rabbitohs only had a two-point deficit heading into the final ten minutes of the match. Further errors in their own half cruelled the Red and Green, and the bounce of the ball saw Crichton take advantage to score his third, with the conversion seeing the Rabbitohs behind by eight points in the final seven minutes. A break from Johnston out wide saw the Rabbitohs within scoring range, and in a near-exact replica of the last try, a towering kick ricocheted to find Mitchell to bring up his 1000th point in the NRL to set up a grandstand finish. With one final set in hand, the lethal left side swung in motion, with Johnston throwing a late offload for Cody Walker who lured in Edwards to send Isaiah Tass streaming through to score the match-winner to send the 19,548 crowd into raptures. What a fitting finish for the Rabbitohs 200th game at Accor Stadium, 115 years to the day Souths played their first ever premiership game.

19 min  6-0  D.Cook try L.Mitchell goal
39 min  6-6
HT      6-6
48 min  6-8
56 min 10-8  L.Mitchell try L.Mitchell miss
65 min 10-12
70 min 10-18
74 min 16-18 L.Mitchell try L.Mitchell goal
78 min 20-18 Tass try L.Mitchell miss

L.Mitchell 2, D.Cook, Tass tries
L.Mitchell 2 from 4 goals

Weather      Scattered Showers (18C)

Crowd        19,548
Referee      G.Sutton
Touch Judges M.Noylan / N.Beashel
Video        A.Gee

Scrums        5-3 (1H  2-1 )
Penalities    3-6 (1H  2-3 )
6-Again       3-1 (1H  2-0 )

Final Line Up -                      
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG

Flbk -  1 - Mitchell, Latrell     80   5  1  -  -  1  1  18   1  109  1  2   1  -  2  2/4   -   -
LWng -  2 - Johnston, Alex        80   3  -  -  -  1  3  19   -  166  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Tass, Isaiah          80  12  -  -  2  2  -  20   -  162  1  1   1  -  1  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Graham, Campbell      80  13  1  -  4  -  -  16   -  146  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -
RWng - 18 - Milne, Taane          80   4  -  -  1  -  -  20   2  103  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Walker, Cody          80  24  -  -  4  1  1  10   3   73  1  1   5  2  -  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Ilias, Lachlan        80  20  -  -  8  -  -  12   -   73  -  -  15  1  -  -     -   -
Prop -  8 - Arrow, Jai            72  38  1  -  2  -  -  13   -  113  -  1   1  -  -  -     -   -     [0-72] OR HIA
Hook -  9 - Cook, Damien          80  41  2  -  3  -  1   3   3   33  1  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     
Prop - 16 - Sele, Hame            40  26  -  1  1  -  -  19   -  164  1  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-21,33-54.72-80]
SRow - 11 - Chee Kam, Michael     80  40  -  -  3  -  -  13   1   97  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - Host, Jacob           25  11  -  -  4  -  -   3   -   21  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-17,72-80]
Lock - 13 - Murray, Cameron       74  40  -  -  3  -  -  17   -  137  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   - (c) [0-48,54-80] 

Int  - 14 - Cartwright, Jed       24   7  -  -  -  -  -   4   -   47  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [48-72]
Int  - 10 - Burgess, Tom          32  13  -  -  2  -  -  11   -   95  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [17-33,64-80]
Int  - 15 - Suluka-Fifita, Daniel 10   2  -  -  1  -  -   7   -   73  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [54-64]
Int  - 17 - Moale, Davvy          33  14  -  -  1  -  -  10   -   95  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [21-54]

Conc - 20 - Karapani, Josiah                                                                          (DNP)

                                     313  6  1 39  5  6         1714  8 10  25  3  4  2/4   -   -

Completion Rate        - 35/41  85%

Opposition Offloads    - 5
 
Effective 1st Tackles

 1 min  22m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
 3 min  46m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\
 5 min   9m Pe Err SCR ///// Ilias kick COF \\
 6 min   0m Pe Err SCR //// Ilias kick CIG
 8 min   7m Pe-Sh-DO P ///// Murray kick ChOv SS-CC \\\\\
10 min  79m ///// Ilias kick COF 19m \ SS P(Arrow) \\
12 min  37m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
14 min   9m //// Walker kick \\\\\
16 min  19m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
18 min  34m //// Ilias kick \\\\
19 min   0m Pe Err //// Pe-6TG // 6A / TRY
22 min  49m ///// Ilias kick 25m SS P(Milne) \\\\\
24 min  46m /// SS Err(Walker) SCR \\\\\
27 min   0m /// P //// LMitchell kick CIG
28 min   7m Pe-Sh-DO \\\\\
30 min  14m //// Tass kick Arrow kick \\\\\
32 min  18m ///// Walker kick COF \\\\
34 min   6m ///// 6A ///// Walker kick \\\\\
36 min   9m ///// Ilias kick COF
37 min  47m Pe Err ////// ChOv 7m \\ SS P(DCook) \\\ (Pe TRY)

half time

40 min  14m KO \\\\\
41 min  23m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
43 min  27m ///// Ilias kick \\\\\
45 min  54m //// SS Err(DCook) \\\\
47 min 100m Sh-DO-SS P(LMitchell) (Pe GOAL)
48 min  95m KO 20m \\ SS P(Arrow) 65m \\ SS-6A(Cartwright) 74m \\\ Pe Err Pe-CC SS P(Graham) \\\\\
52 min  76m /// SS Err(HSele) SCR \\\
55 min   1m /// P ///// Walker kick
56 min   0m Pe Err SCR TRY
58 min  17m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\\\
60 min  32m ///// Ilias kick COF \\\
63 min  45m Pe Err SCR // 6A ///// Walker kick COF \\\\\ SS Err(Chee Kam) (Pe NO TRY)
64 min  87m Pe Err SCR /// SS Err(LMitchell) SCR \\\ (Pe TRY)
67 min  11m KO \\\\\
68 min  77m /// SS Err(Cartwright) \ 77m \\\\\ SS Err(Tass) (Pe TRY)
71 min  32m KO \\\\\
74 min   0m ///// Graham kick Pe-6TG ///// Ilias kick TRY
76 min   7m /// Tass kick /// ChOv \\\\\
78 min   0m //// TRY
79 min      Pe-Sh KO

Average effective 1st tackle location
- 30.1m - for the whole match

- 22.9m - 1st half 
- 38.5m - 2nd half 

Other NRL Round 8 Matches

26-16 Darw Brisbane   b Parramatta      [Ch9/Foxtel/Kayo]
33-20 StAu Cronulla   b Canterbury      [Foxtel/Kayo]
18-16 NQSt Nth Qld    b Newcastle       [Foxtel/Kayo]
28-26 LngS Dolphins   b Gold Coast      [Foxtel/Kayo]
22-16 Camp Manly      b Wests-Tig       [Ch9/Foxtel/Kayo]
27-26 SFS2 Syd Rstrs  b St Geo-Ill      [Ch9/Foxtel/Kayo]
30-22 MRSt Melbourne  b Warriors        [Foxtel/Kayo]
BYE        Canberra

               W D  L B Diff Pt
BRISBANE       7 -  1 -  +96 14
MANLY          4 1  2 1  +12 11
PENRITH        4 -  3 1  +76 10
SOUTHS         5 -  3 -  +52 10
CRONULLA       4 -  3 1  +44 10
MELBOURNE      5 -  3 -  +24 10
WARRIORS       5 -  3 -   +8 10
DOLPHINS       5 -  3 -  -10 10
Syd Rstrs      4 -  3 1  -21 10
Gold Coast     3 -  4 1  -27  8
Canberra       3 -  4 1  -42  8
Newcastle      3 1  4 -   -4  7
Parramatta     3 -  5 -   +3  6
St Geo-Ill     2 -  5 1  -23  6
Nth Qld        3 -  5 -  -30  6
Canterbury     3 -  5 -  -81  6
Wests-Tig      - -  7 1  -76  2
      

Judiciary News

No one has been charged by the Match Review Committee.

Reserve Grade - Knock-On Effect NSW Premiership Round 8

v Penrith, 5:25pm

WIN 18-16

Late Changes - Milne is out. C.Hodge starts wing, Gordon and Rahme starts at prop, Lovett at lock, Gray and Duncan on the bench. Alvarado is the concussion sub. In a almighty comeback, the NSW Cup Rabbitohs who pipped the Penrith Panthers 18-16 with a last-minute try at Accor Stadium. The Red and Green raced out to a 14-4 half-time lead thanks to tries via Tom Carr and Brock Gray, and while the 2022 Premiers hit back to take a late lead, the Rabbitohs never gave up despite their monumental task. A clever 40/20 kick from halfback Dean Hawkins put the Cardinal and Myrtle in prime position for a late assault, and quick hands out wide put young winger Cody Hodge in for the match-winner in the 79th minute. Goal-kicking proved to be a major factor as well, despite the fact that Penrith scored four tries to three, with Blake Taaffe's three goals making all the difference.

 7 min  6-0  Carr try Taaffe goal
13 min  8-0  Taaffe goal
15 min  8-4
27 min 14-4  B.Gray try Taaffe goal
HT     14-4
44 min 14-8
50 min 14-12
59 min 14-16
79 min 18-16 C.Hodge try Taaffe miss

Carr, B.Gray, C.Hodge tries
Taaffe 3 from 4 goals

Weather      Cloudy (18C)

Referee      K.Badger
Touch Judges M.Currie / M.Stone

Scrums        2-6 (1H  0-3 )
Penalties     8-3 (1H  3-2 )
6-Again       1-1 (1H  1-1 )

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG
Flbk -  1 - Taaffe, Blake         80   4  -  -  1  2  -  20   -  104  1  -   -  1  -  3/4   -   -
LWng -  2 - Carr, Tom             80   3  -  -  1  -  2  12   -  110  -  -   1  -  1  -     -   -
LCnt -  3 - Gagai, Jacob          80  14  -  -  3  1  1  20   1  182  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt -  4 - Skelton, Leonard      64  12  -  -  3  -  -  13   -  121  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-64]
RWng - 21 - Hodge, Cody           80   4  -  -  1  -  1  15   5  105  2  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Teaupa, Dion          80  21  -  1  -  -  1  12   1   82  -  2   1  -  -  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Hawkins, Dean         80  19  -  -  2  -  -  13   -   67  1  -  15  -  -  -     -   - (c) 40-20
Prop - 16 - Gordon, Yileen        37  18  -  -  1  -  -  14   -  133  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-19,62-80]
Hook -  9 - Mamouzelos, Peter     60  34  1  -  3  -  -   4   3   25  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-33,53-80]
Prop - 15 - Rahme, Jaxson         36  15  -  -  2  -  -  14   -  139  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-20,64-80]
SRow - 11 - Chan-Foon, Maila      80  29  -  -  2  1  -  10   -   99  1  1   -  1  -  -     -   -     
SRow - 12 - O'Neill, Ethan        80  32  1  -  2  -  -  14   -  117  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     
Lock - 10 - Lovett, Ben           62  38  -  -  4  -  -  12   -   81  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-33,51-80]

Int  - 14 - Gardiner, Shannon     20  20  -  -  -  -  -   1   1    2  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [33-53]
Int  -  8 - Gray, Brock           42  35  -  -  2  -  1   8   -   73  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     [20-62]
Int  - 13 - Duncan, Tallis        61  34  1  -  2  -  -  13   -  118  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     [19-80]
Int  - 17 - Patterson, Hugo       18  14  -  -  1  1  -   4   -   31  -  2   -  -  -  -     -   -     [33-51]

Conc - 18 - Alvarado, Tristan                                                                         (DNP)

                                     346  3  1 30  5  6         1596  9  7  17  3  3  3/4   -   -

Completion Rate        - 29/38  76%

Opposition Offloads    - 4

Other NSW Cup Round 8 Matches

28-10 StAu Newtown    b Canterbury [Foxtel/Kayo]
48-4  NHbr Warriors   b Parramatta
24-16 Camp Wests      b Blacktown
32-6  NSO  Norths     b Newcastle
30-18 Went St Geo-Ill b Syd Rstrs
BYE        Canberra

               W D  L B Diff Pt
WARRIORS       6 -  2 - +120 12
CANTERBURY     6 -  2 -  +86 12
NEWTOWN        5 -  2 1  +86 12
NORTHS         6 -  2 -  +66 12
PENRITH        4 -  3 1  +46 10
WESTS          4 -  3 1  +13 10
Canberra       4 -  3 1  -22 10
St Geo-Ill     2 1  4 1  -40  7
Parramatta     3 1  4 -  -84  7
Blacktown      2 -  5 1  -28  6
Syd Rstrs      2 -  5 1  -34  6
Souths         2 -  5 1  -64  6
Newcastle      1 -  7 - -145  2

NSWRL U21 Jersey Flegg - Round 8

v Penrith, Redfern Oval, Sat Apr 22 1:00pm [Bunnies TV]

DRAW 24-24

Late Changes - Di Bartolo, Salanha, Yeo are out. Donnely starts at lock, Kokkinos on the bench, Laui is the concussion sub. While they managed to split the points with heavyweights Penrith, the Jersey Flegg Rabbitohs were dealt a tough lesson in their Round 8 clash in a 24-all draw that went down to the wire. Buoyed by the home support at Redfern Oval, the Red and Green ran in a dominant first half to lead 18-6 at the break, however, their opponents ran in two late tries to leave the match in a stalemate come full-time.

 7 min  0-6
14 min  6-6  Kaho try Nohra goal
21 min 12-6  Fletcher try Nohra goal
28 min 18-6  Nohra try Nohra goal
HT     18-6
40 min 18-10
49 min 24-10 Bray try Nohra goal
60 min 24-14
64 min 24-20
67 min 24-24

Kaho, Fletcher, Nohra, Bray tries
Nohra 4 from 4 goals

Weather      Cloudy (20C)

Referee      B.Greatbatch
Touch Judges M.Stone / J.Pitscheider

Scrums        3-3 (1H  1-2 )
Penalties     3-10(1H  1-5 ) 
6-Again       2-1 (1H  0-1 )

41 min Mercy, Drew         10SB Late Tackle

Final Line Up -
                                 Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G/A  FG 2FG
Flbk -  1 - Munro, Tyrone         70  10  1  1  3  -  1  14   -  165  2  1   1  -  -  -     -   -
LWng -  2 - Kaho, Carson          70   7  1  -  1  -  1   9   -  111  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -
LCnt -  4 - Karapani, Jacob       70   9  -  -  1  -  -  12   -  133  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -
RCnt -  3 - Kalo Kalo, Terrell    70  15  -  -  2  1  -   6   -   76  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -
RWng -  5 - Mellars, Haizyn       70   2  -  -  -  1  -  11   -  105  1  2   -  -  -  -     -   -
5/8  -  6 - Bray, Kaehlan         70  15  2  -  1  -  -   3   -   49  -  -   4  -  1  -     -   -
Half -  7 - Nohra, Joseph         70   8  -  -  1  -  -   3   -   13  2  -   8  1  1  4/4   -   -     
Prop -  8 - Grossemy, Louis       47  30  1  1  1  -  -  12   -  124  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-47]
Hook -  9 - Cook, Romano          70  24  2  -  3  1  1   2   -   18  -  -   2  2  -  -     -   - (c) 40-20
Prop - 10 - Abou-Arrage, William  53  19  -  -  1  -  -  11   -  115  -  1   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-27,44-70]
SRow - 11 - Tweedie, Cruise       46  25  -  -  1  -  -   6   -   46  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-38,62-70] HIA
SRow - 12 - Fletcher, Thomas      70  23  -  -  2  -  1   7   -   61  -  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     
Lock - 17 - Donnelly, Archie      40  22  -  -  4  -  -   3   -   26  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [0-17,47-70]

Int  - 13 - Kokkinos, James       17   9  -  -  -  -  -   2   -   10  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [27-44] HIA
Int  - 14 - Mercy, Drew           14   6  1  -  2  -  -   2   -   15  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     [38-41,51-62] OR 10SB
Int  - 16 - Le Blanc, Liam        53  25  2  -  1  -  -   9   -  117  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     [17-70]
Int  - 15 - Vaka, Charles          -   -  -  -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     (DNP)

Conc - 21 - Laui, Etuate                                                                              (DNP)

                                     249 10  2 24  3  4         1192  7  5  16  4  4  4/4   -   -

Completion Rate        - 24/27  88%

Opposition Offloads    - 9

Other U21 Round 8 Matches

36-10 Belm Canterbury b Cronulla
26-18 Crly Newcastle  b Melbourne
38-22 Camp Wests-Tig  b Manly
42-16 Went Syd Rstrs  b St Geo-Ill
BYE        Parramatta
BYE        Canberra

               W D  L B Diff Pt
SYD RSTRS      6 -  1 1 +102 14
CANTERBURY     5 -  2 1  +87 12
CRONULLA       5 -  1 1  +45 12 **
PENRITH        4 1  2 1  +37 11
SOUTHS         4 1  2 1   -9 11
PARRAMATTA     4 -  3 1  +16 10
Wests-Tig      3 -  4 1  -42  8
St Geo-Ill     2 -  3 2  -46  8 **
Melbourne      2 -  5 1  -19  6
Newcastle      2 -  5 1  -24  6
Manly          2 -  6 -  -51  4
Canberra       1 -  6 1  -96  4

** - Postponed Match

NSWRL U19 SG Ball Cup - Semi-Finals

14-6  Leic (4v1) Parramatta b Canberra   [NSWRL TV]
10-8  Leic (3v2) Newcastle  b Penrith    [NSWRL TV]

NSWRL U17 Matthews Cup - Semi-Finals

30-16 Leic (4v1) Canterbury b Penrith    [NSWRL TV]
18-16 Leic (2v3) Newcastle  b Parramatta [NSWRL TV]

NSWRL Womens Premiership - Semi-Finals

 
18-16 Leic (4v1) Mt Prtchrd b Norths     [NSWRL TV]
16-8  Leic (3v2) Canterbury b Illawarra  [NSWRL TV]
    
NSWRL Womens U19 Tarsha Gale Cup - Semi-Finals

28-0  Leic (1v4) Canterbury b Illawarra  [NSWRL TV]
40-4  Leic (2v3) Syd I Acdy b Newcastle  [NSWRL TV]

NRL Round 8 Post Game Analysis

Ref - SSFC [Viewed 24 Apr 2023] / SSFC [Viewed 24 Apr 2023] / RLP / FN-1 / FN-3


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