2024 - The Cyber View from the Hill

17th Apr 2024

Reserve Grade Spine

A interesting dynamic occurred on the weekend after the team was ravaged by injury during the game that saw captain Murray on top of Latrell Mitchell and Cook out from the game. Our reserve grade spine of Mamouzelos, Hawkins and Gray took control of the team. Dean Hawkins looked so much better being in charge. Overall it was a much improved performance but air defence cost us the game. As the team continue to struggle to find their confidence and winning formulae, they get a week off to reflect on the season thus far.

Munro rotten luck

Tyrone Munro was rushed back this week from a pre-season broken collar bone, but only lasted 2 tackles before it broke again. The club very quickly took him off as they assess the extent of the injury during the week. But after the bone has had 3 breaks in just over a year, he will now need a extended time away from the game for the bone to heal. That is rotten luck for the youngster who everyone had high hopes for 2024.

Gagai standout

Jacob Gagai returned to his favourite position of fullback on the weekend. He had a moster game, leading by example running over 200 metres in the game includig a great length of the field try using his pace. He must on verge of another call up into first grade.

Macey double

Aaron Macey took the early opportunities in his return to the Under 21s team scoring a quick fire double. He has been a oustanding prospect that is in the middle of his transition to the senior grade.

Drop-Out 6 Agains

What we have seen in in 2024 is the defensive teams using the short drop outs more and more. While this is a good thing for the game, removing the option for 2 points for a illegal play has swung the pendulum too far. Defensive teams are no longer really penalised so the risk verses return is clearly in their favour. One irk however is the determination of a contested drop out by the referees, some have penalised some have not. We something like if the ball goes out on the full or does not travel 8 metres it is a penalty.

Round 6 - Stat Attack

Statistically it was average game. Completions improved to 84% from 60% last week. Errors improved to 11 from 16 last week. We gave away 2 penalties and 2 6-again calls from 7 last week. Souths Effective 1st tackle was improved to a average level of 30.3m from 40.3m last week. Our missed tackles dropped to a very poor level of 45 from 30 last week. Opposition offloads dropped to 9 from 5 last week.

Looking at our left side defence - Munro/Tass-Wighton/Murray-Walker-Host (4-5-2-4) dropped to 15 from 8 missed tackles last week. On the right side Milne-Tass/CheeKam-Hawkins-Koloamatangi (0-4-5-4) dropped to 13 from 8 last week. Ruck defence Tatola/SMitchell/Moale-Mamouzelos-Burgess/Havili-Murray/Moale (2-3-8-1) dropped to 14 from 11 missed tackles last week.

Our go forward improved to 1751m from 1570m last week. With our props made a very good 501m compared to 354m last week. Mamouzelos and JGray made 10+m per run. Burgess, Host, Moale, Koloamtangi, Havili, Wighton, JGray, Milne and Tass made 100+m in the match. Defensively Mamouzelos was our best in the tackling raking up 49 tackles. Murray, Tatola, Munro and Milne didn't miss a tackle.

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