Blake Taaffe - South Sydney Player Report

Halfback

FG Player - 1171

Taaffe has the rare distinction of playing in Grand Finals across all three senior grades with South Sydney. He played in the 2021 premiership grand final for South Sydney, filling in for the suspended Latrell Mitchell. He is a one time South Sydney U20(Jersey Flegg) premiership winner in 2019, winning the U20s Grand Final Man of the match. He is also a one time South Sydney Reserve Grade premiership winner in 2023, winning the Reserve Grade Grand Final Man of the Match. He also won the NRL Reserve Grade State Championship with South Sydney in 2023.

Taaffe is a South Sydney junior who played with La Parouse as a youngster. He then moved with his family and played in the Central Coast system with the The Entrance. In 2018 he made his senior grade debut in the Under 20's Round 14 clash against the Sydney Roosters for the South Sydney feeder club North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval. In Round 21 2018 he made his Reserve Grade debut against the Warriors at North Sydney Oval, again with the South Sydney feeder club the North Sydney Bears. In 2019 he got a taste of first grade, playing his first game in South Sydney colours in the John Sutton Testiminal trial against Penrith at Redfern Oval. He made his first grade premiership debut in the 2021 Round 15 clash against Brisbane at Lang Park Stadium.

Taaffe is a live wire lower grade halfback, who plays five-eighth and fullback, with a good short kicking game. He played most of his first grade career at fullback with South Sydney.

In 2019 Taaffe captained the U20's for the first half of the season before being called up into Reserve Grade. The same year he was called up into the New South Wales U20s state of origin team, asa halfback.

Taaffe played 6 seasons with South Sydney from 2018 to 2023. He played 34 first grade club games, which included 33 first grade premiership games and 2 first grade cup games. Overall he played 81 senior grade club games with South Sydney scoring 434 points across all grades, which includes 78 senior grade premierships games with South Sydney. He also played 7 senior grade club games with the South Sydney feeder club the North Sydney Bears. In 2020 he also played in the Auckland 9s playing 3 short-form games with South Sydney.

Taaffe played his final first grade premiership game with South Sydney in the 2023 Round 27 clash with the Sydney Roosters at Stadium Australia. He played his final senior grade club game with South Sydney in the 2023 Reserve Grade winning NRL State Championship clash against the Brisbane Tigers at Stadium Australia.

In his break out year of 2021 he won the South Sydney rookie of the year award.

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

Playing - Height / Weight
           179cm / 85kg

Representative Qualification
Indigenous
NSW City

Date of Birth
Sydney - 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 :                Pre-Season Challenge
         M   S   I   T   G/A   FG 2FG  Pts :   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
2023    10   8  (2)  3  25/35   -   -   62 :   2   1  (1)  1   4/5    -   -   12

TOTAL   28  20  (8)  6  61/82   -   -  146 :   2   1  (1)  1   4/5    -   -   12

SS FG   30  21  (9)  7  65/87   -   -  158

Lower Grades                                                                     : Juniors
                          (RG) Premiership :             (RG) State Championship :                                 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 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 :
2023    13  13   -   6  23/35   -   -   70 :   1   1   -   -   -      -   -    -

TOTAL   33  33   -   8  43/60   2   -  120 :   1   1   -   -   -      -   -    - :  17  17   -   8  62/80   -   -  156 :

TOTAL   34  33  (1)  8  43/60   2   -  120 :   1   1   -   -   -      -   -    - :  23  23   -   9  69/90   -   -  174 : (incl Bears)

South Sydney Senior(FG/RG/3G) Grade Career
                               Premiership :                                 Cup :                         All Matches
         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 2FG  Pts
CAREER  78  70  (8) 22 166/222  2   -  422 :   3   2  (1)  1   4/5    -   -   12 :  81  72  (9) 23 170/227  2   -  434 

CAREER  85  76  (9) 23 173/232  2   -  440 :   3   2  (1)  1   4/5    -   -   12 :  88  78 (10) 24 177/237  2   -  452 (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  -  -     -   -
StCh                                                                                                 : RG   Flbk  #1 Bris-Tig   StAu W 80   8  -  -  1  2  -  11   -   76  1  -   3  1  -  -     -   -

2023 TOTALS                     592  37  -  - 15  5  4  90   3  816  6  1   1  3  3 25/35  -   -     :                               1120  93  3  1 31 22 10 198   4 1633 13  5  22 22  6 23/34  -   -

2023 FG Average Minutes          -  59.2
2023 FG Average Tackles (80 min) -   5.0
2023 FG Average Runs    (80 min) -  12.2
2023 FG Average Meters per run   -   9.1m
2023 FG Tackling Ability         -  71.2%

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

After Leaving South Sydney

Subsequent Clubs                           First Grade
                                       M  T   G FG  Pt
Canterbury               (2024)                         

Ref - SSFC / Wiki / RLP / 18M


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