2024 - The Cyber View from the Hill

3rd Apr 2024

Finally a Win

Its been such a long time but we finally got a win on home soil. It was our first win at Stadium Australia since Round 11 last year. We started well and did so again after the break. While there was improvement, it was still well below what is required. But two points is all that matters at this stage of the season, and it is still a long way to go in the season Now for a Warriors team who are starting to find their feet after covid.

Wighton scores a double

It was great to see Jack Wighton getting used to playing with the team. His speed and elusiveness at centre resulted in two tries, as he combined well with Alex Johnston. Looking forward to a lot more of these meat pies,

Ilias & Gray show

Lachlan Ilias and Jye Gray stole the show on the weekend as they combined to setup or score three tries. THeir combination is worth the price of admission. It cant be long before they get a chance in first grade.

Humphries hattrick

Matthew Humphries, finished the U19 junior season on a high when he scored a hatrick of tries, through dynamic halfback play. One of the stars in a disappointing seaso he ended the year as the top point scorer with 64 points from 6 tries & 15 goals. Daniel Wright ended the season as the Top Try scorer with 7 tries.

Moses double

Captain Lochlin Moses lead from the front in the final season win of the year, as he scored a double. Tamoko Berryman-Duff ended the season as the top point scorer with 29 from 14 goals and a field goal, while Darcy Feltham was top try scorer with 7.

Girls disappoint in fianl games

It was a sad weekend for our girls as they let in 100 unanswered points for the final games of the seaon. For the U19 girls, Abbie Ritchie ended up as the top try and pointscorer. For the U17 girls, Kirrawahn Duckett ended up the top try and pointscorer.

CBA finally signed off

This week after almost two years of negotiation the NRL and RLP finally announced they have concluded their negotiations. Its been so long that many have forgotten it was still in progress, as the RLPA pushed for revenue sharing arrangements and a few final details. Lets hope the talk of player strikes are finally over. Well it at least it will be until it all starts again in the lead up to 2027.

Round 4 - Stat Attack

Statistically it was another poor game. Completions improved to 94% from 70% last week. Errors improved to 5 from 14 last week. We gave away 11 penalties and 3 6-again calls from 6 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle was improved but still in a poor level of 38.6m from 39.1m last week. Our missed tackles improved to a good level of 29 from 36 last week. Opposition offloads improved to 8 from 11 last week.

Looking at our left side defence - Johnston/Wighton-Wighton/CheeKam-Walker-Host (2-4-2-2) improved to 10 from 14 missed tackles last week. On the right side Milne-Tass-Hawkins-Koloamatangi (0-3-3-2) was steady at 8 again this week. Ruck defence Tatola/Moale-Cook-Burgess/SMitchell-Murray/Duncan (4-2-5-1) improved to 12 from 14 missed tackles last week.

Our go forward improved to 1564m from 1499m last week. With our props made a very poor 331m compared to 293m last week. S.Mitchell, Cook, Wighton and Johnston made 10+m per run. Koloamtangi, Burgess, Duncan, Wighton, Johnston and Milne made 100+m in the match. Defensively Cook was our best in the tackling raking up 48 tackles. Milne, Duncan and L.Mitchell didn't miss a tackle.

News This Week

First Ever Long-Form CBA signed by NRL and RLPA for 2023-27

Round 4 Preview

Recent 2024 Form - South Sydney (16th)

Rd02  Brisbane   LngS L 18-28
Rd03  Syd Rstrs  SFS2 L  6-48
Rd04  Canterbury StAu W 20-16

Recent 2024 Form - Warriors (10th)

Rd02  Melbourne  MRSt L 26-30
Rd03  Canberra   ChCh W 18-10
Rd04  Newcastle  MtSm W 20-12

Recent South Sydney v Warriors Results

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
2023 Rd18  MtSm W 28-6  22,612 A.Klein

Selected Round 5 teams

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