Blake Taaffe - South Sydney Player Report

Halfback

FG Player - 1171

Played in the 2021 premiership grand final for South Sydney. One time South Sydney U20(Jersey Flegg) premiership winner in 2019.

Playing Relatives
Father - Taaffe, Darren
Uncle  - Taaffe, Bradley
Cousin - Taaffe, Kasey

Playing - Height / Weight
           179cm / 85kg

Representative Qualification
Indigenous
NSW City

Contracted Until
End of 2023

Date of Birth
21st April 1999

South Sydney Junior Club
La Perouse

Previous Clubs                             First Grade :          Lower Grades :               Juniors
                                       M  T  G  FG  Pt :       M  T  G  FG  Pt :       M  T  G  FG  Pt
The Entrance        (2012-17)                          
Central Coast       (2015)                             :                       : U16   9  2  1   -  10
Central Coast       (2016-17)                          :                       : U18  14  - 25   -  50
Berkley Vale        (2018)               

Previous Rep Honours                   M  T   G FG  Pt
NSW Koori U16       (2015)             1  -   -  -   -

Playing Career at South Sydney (2018-23)

South Sydney First Grade Debut
2021 Rd15 LngS v Brisbane (22y 57d)

First Grade
                               Premiership
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
2021     8   6  (2)  1   6/12   -   -   16
2022    10   6  (4)  2  30/35   -   -   68

TOTAL   18  12  (6)  3  36/47   -   -   84

SS FG   18  12  (6)  3  36/47   -   -   84

Lower Grades                                                                     : Juniors
                             Reserve Grade :                                 U20 :                             U18 :                             U16
Year     M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG  Pts
2018     1   -  (1)  -   -      -   -    - :   6   6   -   1   7/10   -   -   18 :
2019     8   8   -   1   -      2   -    6 :  17  17   -   8  62/80   -   -  156 :
2020     1   1   -   1   2/2    -   -    8 :   -   -   -   -   -      -   -    - :
2021     4   4   -   -   -      -   -    - :
2022     7   7   -   -  18/23   -   -   36 :

TOTAL   20  20   -   2  20/25   2   -   50 :  17  17   -   8  62/80   -   -  156 :

TOTAL   21  20  (1)  2  20/25   2   -   50 :  23  23   -   9  69/90   -   -  174 : (incl Bears)

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                               Premiership :                         All Matches
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
CAREER  55  49  (6) 13 118/152  2   -  290 :  55  49  (6) 13 118/152  2   -  290 

CAREER  62  55  (7) 14 125/162  2   -  308 :  62  55  (7) 14 125/162  2   -  308 (incl Bears)

Short Form
                                    9s
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG  Pts
2020     3   3   -   1   1/4    -    6

TOTAL    3   3   -   1   1/4    -    6

SS SF    3   3   -   1   1/4    -    6

Versus - First Grade                       : Lower Grades
                          (FG) Premiership :       (RG) Premiership
                     T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
Brisbane             -   6/6    -   -   12
Canberra             -   5/7    -   -   10
Canterbury           2   9/10   -   -   26
Gold Coast           -   7/9    -   -   14
Manly                1  10/15   -   -   24
Nth Qld              1   1/1    -   -    6
St Geo-Ill           -   9/9    -   -   18
Wests-Tig            -   6/7    -   -   12
Warriors             2   8/12   -   -   24

Venues  - First Grade                      : Lower Grades
                          (FG) Premiership :       (RG) Premiership
                     T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :  T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts
StAu                 2  22/25   -   -   52
Dubb                 -   2/2    -   -    4
Gosf                 1   6/8    -   -   16
NISC                 1   -      -   -    4
Koga                 -   3/6    -   -    6
LngS                 1   8/13   -   -   20
MtSm                 1   4/6    -   -   12
Robi                 -   7/9    -   -   14
SunS                 -   6/9    -   -   12
WSS                  -   3/4    -   -    6

2018                                                       First Grade Statistics     :                                                           Lower Grade Statistics
                           Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG     :                           Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG

Rd14                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #5 Syd Rstrs  L 70                                         1  -     -
Rd15                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Cronulla   L 70                                         -  2/2   -
Rd16                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 St Geo-Ill L 70                                         -  2/3   -
Rd17                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Mt Prtchrd L 70                                         -  1/2   -
Rd19                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Cronulla   L 70                                         -  1/2   -
Rd20                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Canterbury L 70                                         -  1/1   -
Rd21                                                                                  : NSWC Int  #20 Warriors   L 12   -  -  -  -   4   1   15  -  -   -  -  -  -     -

2018 TOTALS                                                                           :                                                                       1  7/10  -

2019                                                       First Grade Statistics     :                                                           Lower Grade Statistics
                           Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG     :                           Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG
Trial Int   #  Penrith    W 25   8  -  1  -   3   -   28  1  -   -  -  -  -     -     :
Rd02                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 St Geo-Ill D 70  12  -  3  1   -   -  176  -  1   8  -  -  3/4   - (c)
Rd03                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Norths     D 70  13  2  3  -   -   -   34  -  -   -  -  -  5/5   - (c)
Rd04                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Manly      W 70  12  -  2  -   -   -   50  1  -   4  1  1  7/9   - (c)
Rd05                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Warriors   W 70  12  -  7  1   5   1   47  -  -   4  2  -  3/7   - (c)
Rd06                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Canterbury W 70  14  -  1  1   -   -   53  1  -  10  -  1  3/5   - (c)
Rd07                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Penrith    L 70  13  1  2  -   -   -   52  -  -   7  -  -  -     - (c)
Rd08                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Norths     W 70  15  -  2  -   -   -   45  -  -   1  -  -  3/5   - (c)
Rd09                                                                                  : U20  Half  #7 Wests-Tig  W 64   2  -  5  -   -   -   86  -  -   5  1  1  7/8   - (c)
Rd11                                                                                  : RG   5/8   #6 Wntwrthvll W 80   9  1  4  -  11   1   77  -  -   6  -  -  -     -
Rd12                                                                                  : RG   Half  #7 Newcastle  W 80  13  -  3  -  14   -   62  4  -   7  1  -  -     -
Rd13                                                                                  : RG   Half  #7 Penrith    W 80  14  -  5  -   5   -   27  -  -   3  -  -  -     -
Rd15                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Wests-Tig  L 70  19  -  4  -   -   -   67  1  -   2  -  -  4/4   -
Rd17                                                                                  : RG   Half  #7 Blacktown  L 80  23  -  2  -   8   -   54  -  -   9  1  1  -     -
Rd18                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Parramatta W 70   6  -  3  -   -   -  134  -  -   1  -  1  6/6   -
Rd19                                                                                  : RG   Half  #7 St Geo-Ill W 80  10  -  4  1   4   -  130  1  -   4  1  -  -     1
Rd20                                                                                  : RG   Half  #7 Norths     W 80   8  -  2  1   5   -   70  1  -   5  2  -  -     1
Rd21                                                                                  : RG   Half  #7 Warriors   W 80   8  -  4  -  10   -   78  -  -   8  -  -  -     -
Rd22                                                                                  : U20  5/8   #6 Canterbury L 70  19  -  4  1   -   -  172  2  1   6  1  -  -     -
Rd23                                                                                  : U20  Half  #6 Newcastle  L 70  12  1  5  1   -   -  146  2  1   3  1  1  4/6   -
Rd24                                                                                  : U20  Half  #6 Syd Rstrs  W 70  17  -  5  -   -   -   81  3  -   4  -  -  3/4   -
MPSF                                                                                  : RG   Half #18 Norths     W 80  18  -  2  -  20   -  107  -  -   7  -  -  -     -
mSF                                                                                   : U20  5/8   #6 Cronulla   W 80  10  -  1  1   -   -  132  2  -   4  -  1  6/7   -
mF                                                                                    : U20  Half  #7 Penrith    W 70  14  -  3  -   -   -   63  -  -   2  1  -  4/5   -
GF                                                                                    : U20  Half  #7 Canberra   W 70  18  -  4  1   8   1   71  1  -   -  -  2  2/3   -

2019 TOTALS                                                                           :                          1834 327  6 83 11         2126 19  3 115 13  9 62/80  2

2020                                                          First Grade Statistics     :                                                           Lower Grade Statistics
                           Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG     :                           Min Tac Pe MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG
Trial Half  #7 Parramatta W 80  12  -  -  5  -   6   1   37  2  -   3  -  -  4/5   -     :
ChSh  Int  #22 St Geo-Ill W 40   8  -  -  1  -   5   -   51  -  -   3  1  -  3/4   -     :
Rd01                                                                                     : RG   Half  #7 Newtown    L 80  21  -  3  1   9   -   48  1  -   3  -  1  2/2   -

2020 TOTALS                                                                              :                            80  21  -  3  1   9   -   48  1  -   3  -  1  2/2   -

2021                                                                   First Grade Statistics     :                                                                       Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG

Trial Flbk  #1 Group 20   Grif W                                               -  3/3   -   -     :
ChSh  Int  #14 St Geo-Ill Mudg W 28   3  -  -  -  -   8   1   62  -  -   2  -  -  1/1   -   -     :
Rd11                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Penrith    Dubb L 80   1  -  -  2  1  15   1  119  1  -   1  1  -  -     -   -
Rd12                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Parramatta StAu L 80   5  -  -  1  1  17   3  169  3  -   1  1  -  -     -   -
Rd13                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Redf L 80   3  -  -  3  -  16   1  146  3  -   1  -  -  -     -   -
Rd14  18th     Newcastle                                                                          : RG   Flbk  #1 Newcastle  StAu L 40   2  1  -  -  -   6   -   35  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -
Rd15  Int  #18 Brisbane   LngS W 20   1  -  -  -  -   5   -   62  -  -   -  1  -  -     -   -     :
Rd17  Flbk  #1 Nth Qld    NISC W 80   -  -  -  -  -  17   -  180  2  -   -  -  1  -     -   -     :
Rd18  Flbk #20 Canterbury Robi W 80   -  -  -  1  -  14   -  168  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd19  18th     Warriors                                                                           :
Rd20  Int  #14 St Geo-Ill LngS W 10   -  -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd23  18th     Penrith                                                                            :
Rd24  18th     Syd Rstrs                                                                          :
Rd25  Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill SunS W 80   3  -  -  2  -  15   -  104  1  -   1  1  -  2/5   -   -     :
MPSF  Flbk  #1 Penrith    NQSt W 80   3  -  -  -  -  18   -  113  1  -   1  1  -  -     -   -     :
mPF   Flbk  #1 Manly      LngS W 80   1  -  -  2  -  10   1  149  1  -   -  2  -  4/7   -   -     :
GF    Flbk  #1 Penrith    LngS L 80   6  -  -  -  -  13   1  116  2  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :

2021 TOTALS                     510  14  -  -  5  -  92   2  892  7  -   2  5  1  6/12  -   -     :                                280  11  1  -  6  2  54   5  469  7  -   3  2  -  -     -   -

2021 FG Average Minutes          -  63.8
2021 FG Average Tackles (80 min) -   2.2
2021 FG Average Runs    (80 min) -  14.4
2021 FG Average Meters per run   -   9.7m
2021 FG Tackling Ability         -  73.7%
2021 FG Goalkicking              -  50.0%

2022                                                                   First Grade Statistics     :                                                                       Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
ChSh  Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Mudg L 69   3  -  -  2  -   7   -   69  1  -   -  -  -  1/2   -   -     :
Rd04  18th     Penrith                                                                            :
Rd05  Int  #14 St Geo-Ill StAu W 67   3  -  -  1  -  13   -  100  2  1   -  -  -  4/4   -   -     :
Rd06  Flbk  #1 Canterbury StAu W 80   4  -  -  1  -  10   -   92  -  -   -  1  -  6/6   -   -     :
Rd07  Flbk  #1 Wests-Tig  WSS  L 80   3  -  -  2  -  12   -   91  3  -   -  -  -  3/4   -   -     :
Rd08  Flbk  #1 Manly      Gosf W 80   -  -  -  2  1  14   -   86  -  -   -  -  1  6/8   -   -     :
Rd09  Flbk  #1 Brisbane   StAu L 80   2  1  -  2  1  10   -   89  2  1   -  1  -  2/2   -   -     :
Rd10  Flbk  #1 Warriors   LngS W 80   8  -  1  4  2  16   1  114  2  -   -  1  1  4/6   -   -     :
Rd11  Flbk  #1 Canberra   Dubb L 80  10  1  -  4  -   8   -   30  1  -   -  -  -  2/2   -   -     :
Rd12  Int   #1 Wests-Tig  StAu W 19   1  -  -  1  -   1   -   25  1  -   -  -  -  3/3   -   -     :
Rd14  18th     Gold Coast                                                                         :
Rd15  Int  #14 St Geo-Ill Woll L 52   3  -  -  2  -  12   -   94  1  -   2  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd16                                                                                              : RG   5/8   #6 Parramatta StAu L 80  20  1  -  2  -   6   -   50  -  -   1  1  -  3/3   -   -
Rd17  18th     Newcastle                                                                          : RG   5/8   #6 Newcastle  NISC L 80  21  -  -  2  -  12   -   74  2  -   1  1  -  1/3   -   -
Rd18  18th     Canterbury                                                                         : RG   5/8   #6 Canterbury StAu L 80  17  -  -  5  -   4   -   27  -  1   -  -  -  1/2   -   -
Rd19                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Mt Prtchrd StAu W 80   5  -  -  -  -  10   2   88  1  -   -  -  -  5/6   -   -
Rd20                                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Newtown    Hens L 80   5  -  -  2  -  15   -  135  2  -   -  -  -  3/3   -   -
Rd21  Int  #14 Warriors   SunS W 19   1  -  -  1  -   3   -   19  -  -   1  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd22  18th     Parramatta                                                                         : RG   Half  #7 Parramatta WSS  L 80  26  1  1  3  -   8   -   37  -  -   5  1  -  1/2   -   -
Rd23  18th     Penrith                                                                            : RG   Flbk  #1 Penrith    StAu D 80  12  -  -  4  1  10   -   82  1  -   -  -  -  4/4   -   -

2022 TOTALS                     637  35  2  1 20  4  99   1  740 12  2   3  3  2 30/35  -   -     :                                560 106  2  1 18  1  65   2  493  6  1   7  3  - 18/23  -   -

2022 FG Average Minutes          -  63.7
2022 FG Average Tackles (80 min) -   4.4
2022 FG Average Runs    (80 min) -  12.4
2022 FG Average Meters per run   -   7.5m
2022 FG Tackling Ability         -  63.6%
2022 FG Goalkicking              -  85.7%

2023                                                                      First Grade Statistics     :                                                                          Lower Grade Statistics
                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG     :                                Min Tac Pe 6A MT LA LB  Rn  DR    m Er OL   K TA  T  G    FG 2FG
Pre01 Flbk  #1 Manly      Gosf L 59   2  -  -  3  1  1   8   2   69  1  1   4  -  1  4/4   -   -     :
Pre02 Int  #14 St Geo-Ill Mudg W 23   3  -  -  3  -  -   2   -   18  -  -   2  1  -  -     -   -     :
Rd01  Int  #14 Cronulla   Ende W  8   6  -  -  -  -  -   1   -    9  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd02  Int  #14 Penrith    Penr L  7   4  -  -  1  -  -   2   -   11  1  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd03  18th     Syd Rstrs                                                                             : RG   Flbk  #1 Syd Rstrs  Went L 80   6  1  -  5  1  -  15   1   99  1  -   -  1  -  2/3   -   -
Rd04  18th     Manly                                                                                 : RG   5/8  #21 Blacktown  StAu W 80  21  -  -  3  3  1  14   -  141  1  -   1  2  1  5/6   -   -
Rd05  18th     Melbourne                                                                             :
Rd06                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Canterbury StAu L 80   5  -  -  3  -  -  14   2   87  1  -   3  1  -  3/4   -   -
Rd07  18th     Dolphins                                                                              : RG   5/8   #6 Norths     NSO  L 80  19  2  -  4  1  -  17   -  103  1  -   5  1  -  1/3   -   -
Rd08                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Penrith    StAu W 80   4  -  -  1  2  -  20   -  104  1  -   -  1  -  3/4   -   -
Rd09  18th     Brisbane                                                                              : RG   Flbk  #1 Canberra   Wagg L 80   2  -  -  2  -  2  13   1  163  -  -   1  1  1  2/3   -   -
Rd10  18th     Melbourne                                                                             : RG   Flbk  #1 Syd Rstrs  NSO  W 80   7  -  -  1  1  3  17   -  176  -  1   1  1  2  4/5   -   -
Rd11  Int  #18 Wests-Tig  StAu W  -   -  -  -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     : RG   Flbk  #1 Wests      StAu W 80   2  -  -  2  1  -  13   -   85  1  1   -  2  -  3/6   -   -
Rd12  Int  #14 Parramatta SFS2 L  -   -  -  -  -  -  -   -   -    -  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
Rd13  Flbk  #1 Canberra   StAu L 80   2  -  -  2  -  -  13   1   77  -  -   -  -  -  3/5   -   -     :
Rd14  Flbk  #1 Gold Coast Robi W 80   3  -  -  2  1  -  13   1  117  -  -   1  2  -  7/9   -   -     :
Rd15  Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Koga L 80   4  -  -  -  -  1  19   1  145  1  1   -  -  -  3/6   -   -     :
Rd17  Flbk  #1 Nth Qld    StAu L 80   3  -  -  4  1  -  14   -  177  2  -   -  -  -  1/1   -   -     :
Rd18  Flbk  #1 Warriors   MtSm W 80   3  -  -  -  -  -   4   -   14  -  -   -  -  1  4/6   -   -     :
Rd19  Flbk  #1 Canterbury StAu L 80   8  -  -  -  1  3  10   -  140  2  -   -  -  2  3/4   -   -     :
Rd21  Flbk #14 Brisbane   SunS L 80   3  -  -  5  1  -  11   -   92  -  -   -  1  -  4/4   -   -     :
Rd22  18th     Wests-Tig                                                                             : RG   Flbk  #1 Wests      Lidc W 80   3  -  -  1  4  -   9   -   88  2  1   -  2  -  -     -   -
Rd23                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Newtown    Redf L 80   3  -  1  -  1  -  12   -  122  -  -   2  2  1  -     -   -
Rd24                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 St Geo-Ill Redf W 80   2  -  -  2  2  4  18   -  198  1  1   2  4  1  -     -   -
Rd25                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Newcastle  NISC L 80   5  -  -  2  3  -  14   -   80  2  -   2  2  -  -     -   -
Rd27  Flbk  #1 Syd Rstrs  StAu L 17   1  -  -  1  -  -   3   -   34  -  -   -  -  -  -     -   -     :
MSF                                                                                                  : RG   Concussion
GF                                                                                                   : RG   Flbk  #1 Norths     WSS  W 80   5  -  -  4  1  -   8   -   99  1  1   3  1  -  -     -   -

Captaincy Record at South Sydney

Year  Grade   M(  W- D-L      %)
2019  U20     8(  5- 2-1    63%)

Suspension Record at South Sydney

Year       Grade  v              Fine Wk CO  Ldg G CHARGE
2023 Rd13  FG     Canberra     $1,000  -  -   0% 1 Careless High Tackle

Sin Bins

Year       Grade v          CHARGE
none

Player Awards

Year   Award
2019 - U20 Grand Final Man Of The Match
2021 - South Sydney Rookie of the Year (John Sattler Award)
2023 - NSW Cup Grand Final Man of the Match

Representative Honours at South Sydney


Domestic                                           Interstate :                          Other
                                M   S   I   T   G/A   FG  Pts :  M   S   I   T   G/A   FG  Pts
NSW U20                2019                                   :  1   1   -   -   -      -    -

TOTAL                           1   1   -   -   -      -    -

International
none

ALL REPS                        1   1   -   -   -      -    -

Year Pos  Team                 Versus               Match         T  G/A  FG

2019 Half New South Wales U20  v Queensland U20     U20           -  -     -

Player News

Taaffe 2021-22 Contract Extension
Taaffe 2023 Contract Extension

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