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NRL Premiership, Saturday, 13 April 2013 - Round 6 - ANZ Stadium

Time
80.00
Team
South Sydney
Score
10
Team
Melbourne
Score
17
South Sydney versus Melbourne
Players Inglis (48min), Everingham (72min) Tries 2 Tries 3 Players Proctor (23min), Fonua (40min), Widdop (54min)
Players Reynolds 1/2 (50%) Conversions 1 Conversions 2 Players Smith 2/3 (66%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 0 Players
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 1 Players Cronk 1/1 (100%)

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Statistics

Match Statistics
South SydneyMelbourne

1 Greg Inglis

Try
1

1 Billy Slater

Yellow Card
1
Substitution Off
1

2 Nathan Merritt

2 Sisa Waqa

3 Beau Champion

3 Will Chambers

4 Bryson Goodwin

4 Junior Sa'u

5 Andrew Everingham

Try
1

5 Mahe Fonua

Try
1

6 John Sutton

6 Gareth Widdop

Try
1

7 Adam Reynolds

Conversion
1

7 Cooper Cronk

Field Goal
1

8 David Tyrrell

Substitution Off
1

8 Jesse Bromwich

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

9 Issac Luke

9 Cameron Smith

Conversion
2

10 Roy Asotasi

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Bryan Norrie

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

11 Chris McQueen

11 Kevin Proctor

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Ben Te'o

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

12 Ryan Hoffman

13 Sam Burgess

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Ryan Hinchcliffe

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2
Match Statistics
South Sydney Interchange Melbourne Interchange

Jeff Lima

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Tohu Harris

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Ben Lowe

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Jason Ryles

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

George Burgess

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Lagi Setu

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Siosaia Vave

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

South Sydney vs Melbourne

  • Possession

    South Sydney 48%
    48% 52%
    Melbourne 52%
  • Sets

    South Sydney 39
    51% 49%
    Melbourne 37
  • Completed sets

    South Sydney 33
    54% 46%
    Melbourne 28
  • Completion rate

    South Sydney 85%
    53% 47%
    Melbourne 76%
  • Tackles

    South Sydney 335
    50% 50%
    Melbourne 332
  • Total runs

    South Sydney 158
    49% 51%
    Melbourne 164
  • Total run metres

    South Sydney 1327m
    48% 52%
    Melbourne 1466m
  • Hit-ups

    South Sydney 70
    45% 55%
    Melbourne 86
  • Line breaks

    South Sydney 2
    33% 67%
    Melbourne 4
  • Offloads

    South Sydney 5
    36% 64%
    Melbourne 9
  • Kicks

    South Sydney 23
    51% 49%
    Melbourne 22
  • 40-20 kicks

    South Sydney 0
    50% 50%
    Melbourne 0
  • Kick metres

    South Sydney 585m
    49% 51%
    Melbourne 617m
  • Penalties

    South Sydney 10
    67% 33%
    Melbourne 5
  • Scrums

    South Sydney 5
    56% 44%
    Melbourne 4
  • Missed tackles

    South Sydney 17
    44% 56%
    Melbourne 22
  • Errors

    South Sydney 6
    35% 65%
    Melbourne 11
  • | |
    South Sydney statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Greg Inglis Fullback 80 13 145 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Merritt Winger 1 80 7 102 1 0 0 0 0 1 16
    Beau Champion Centre 1 80 10 90 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin Centre 2 80 9 59 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Andrew Everingham Winger 2 80 12 83 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
    John Sutton Five-eighth 80 11 91 1 2 0 0 0 6 165
    Adam Reynolds Halfback 80 4 23 1 1 0 1 2 15 396
    David Tyrrell Prop 1 21 5 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Issac Luke Hooker 80 11 56 0 1 0 0 0 1 8
    Roy Asotasi Prop 2 37 7 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Chris McQueen 2nd Row 1 80 9 72 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Te'o 2nd Row 2 62 7 60 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Burgess Lock 68 14 119 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
    Jeff Lima Interchange 43 13 116 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Lowe Interchange 39 13 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Burgess Interchange 51 13 126 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    South Sydney statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Greg Inglis Fullback 80 7 1 0 0 2
    Nathan Merritt Winger 1 80 1 0 1 0 1
    Beau Champion Centre 1 80 17 2 1 1 0
    Bryson Goodwin Centre 2 80 10 1 2 0 0
    Andrew Everingham Winger 2 80 1 2 0 0 0
    John Sutton Five-eighth 80 19 1 2 0 0
    Adam Reynolds Halfback 80 22 3 1 2 0
    David Tyrrell Prop 1 21 15 0 0 0 0
    Issac Luke Hooker 80 38 1 0 0 1
    Roy Asotasi Prop 2 37 29 0 1 1 0
    Chris McQueen 2nd Row 1 80 28 1 1 0 0
    Ben Te'o 2nd Row 2 62 33 1 3 1 0
    Sam Burgess Lock 68 37 3 0 0 1
    Jeff Lima Interchange 43 27 1 0 0 1
    Ben Lowe Interchange 39 25 0 1 0 0
    George Burgess Interchange 51 26 0 1 0 0
    Melbourne statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Billy Slater Fullback 79 14 112 2 2 0 0 0 2 73
    Sisa Waqa Winger 1 80 13 129 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Will Chambers Centre 1 80 11 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Sa'u Centre 2 80 7 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Mahe Fonua Winger 2 80 16 141 0 3 0 0 0 1 6
    Gareth Widdop Five-eighth 80 9 84 0 3 1 0 0 1 6
    Cooper Cronk Halfback 80 4 38 0 1 0 0 1 14 436
    Jesse Bromwich Prop 1 45 14 133 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith Hooker 80 10 69 0 2 1 1 0 4 96
    Bryan Norrie Prop 2 49 9 103 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kevin Proctor 2nd Row 1 48 8 60 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hoffman 2nd Row 2 80 16 126 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hinchcliffe Lock 59 8 76 2 3 1 1 1 0 0
    Tohu Harris Interchange 44 6 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Ryles Interchange 38 13 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lagi Setu Interchange 32 3 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Siosaia Vave Interchange 4 3 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Melbourne statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Billy Slater Fullback 79 7 1 0 1 2
    Sisa Waqa Winger 1 80 5 0 0 0 0
    Will Chambers Centre 1 80 11 3 0 0 1
    Junior Sa'u Centre 2 80 15 3 0 1 0
    Mahe Fonua Winger 2 80 5 4 0 0 1
    Gareth Widdop Five-eighth 80 18 1 0 0 1
    Cooper Cronk Halfback 80 18 0 2 2 1
    Jesse Bromwich Prop 1 45 20 1 0 0 0
    Cameron Smith Hooker 80 51 3 2 1 0
    Bryan Norrie Prop 2 49 26 0 0 1 0
    Kevin Proctor 2nd Row 1 48 17 1 0 0 0
    Ryan Hoffman 2nd Row 2 80 25 1 2 0 3
    Ryan Hinchcliffe Lock 59 38 1 1 1 0
    Tohu Harris Interchange 44 29 0 0 1 0
    Jason Ryles Interchange 38 27 1 0 1 2
    Lagi Setu Interchange 32 19 2 0 1 0
    Siosaia Vave Interchange 4 1 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Cameron Smith 51
    Runs
    Player name Mahe Fonua 16
    Line Breaks
    Player name Beau Champion 1
    Offloads
    Player name Sisa Waqa 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referees:
    Shayne Hayne, Alan Shortall
    Touch Judges:
    Jeff Younis, Paul Holland
    Video Ref:
    Steve Clark
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    Live: Rabbitohs v Storm

    Date

    Phil Mitchell

    Join League HQ for full, live coverage as the Rabbitohs host the Storm.

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    Melbourne extend their winning streak to an extraordinary 14 matches, and take the outright lead of the competition.

    MELBOURNE 17 (M Fonua K Proctor G Widdop tries C Smith 2 goals C Cronk field goal) bt SOUTH SYDNEY 10 (A Everingham G Inglis tries A Reynolds goal) at ANZ Stadium. Referee: Shayne Hayne, Alan Shortall. Crowd: 32,671.

    79 min: Slater gets an early shower, sin binned for a late tackle near Melbourne's line.

    76 min: Cronk pots a field goal, which all but wraps up the game. Melbourne 17-10.

    75 min: One-handed pass from Inglis misses its mark and bounces into touch near halfway. Storm breathe easier.

    72 min: Souths need to score twice but have the ball deep inside Melbourne's half. TRY. Great cut-out pass from Reynolds puts Andrew Everingham over in the corner. Reynold misses the kick from the sideline. Melbourne 16-10. Great finish coming up.

    Michael Carayannis writes: In the first half the Storm attacked John Sutton's left edge in the second half they've again taken to the short side but have looked at targeting Adam Reynolds on South Sydney's right side. Cooper Cronk and Gareth Widdop have directed the team around with class.

    67 min: He is human. Slater fumbles a bomb but it goes backwards and the Storm play on.

    63 min: Fonua spills a towering bomb in-goal. Big chance for the Bunnies, but Sam Burgess knocks on in the play-the-ball on the first tackle. Coach killer!

    61 min: Under 20 minutes remaining, Souths need to hit back soon.

    54 min: TRY. Just when it looked as though Souths were right back in the contest, Widdop beats three tackles to score a great individual four-pointer after Souths' second handling error. Smith's kick hits the upright. Storm 16-6.

    48 min: TRY. Souths hit back with Greg Inglis soaring above the pack to ground a Adam Reynolds bomb. Reynolds converts. How crucial does that Burgess tackle look now? Melbourne 12-6.

    45 min: Unbelievable covering tackle by big George Burgess on countryman Gareth Widdup prevents a try. How good of a season is Sam's little (massive) brother having?

    41 min: Cameron Smith kicks off to begin the second half.

     

    Michael Carayannis writes: Frantic first half. South Sydney had done well to be down by just six with the amount of tackles they've had to make. But the try just before half-time to Mahe Fonua would be the killer blow.
    It has been a cracking game of football with the Storm reduced to 16 men after Siosaia Vave left the field with a suspect calf strain.

    Souths completed 17 of 18 sets in the first half, yet trail 12-0. Goes to show how good Melbourne are.

    39 min: TRY! The Storm go out to a 10-0 lead with Fonau crossing after an inch-perfect Cronk cross-kick bounced perfectly for him. Fonua then casually grounded the ball only millimetres from the deadline line. Smith lands the kick. Storm go to half-time leading 12-0.

    38 min: Terrific try-saving tackle by Slater on Merritt. No wonder Melbourne are the defending premiers, their defence has been superb tonight.

    37 min: Souths go perilously close to hitting back, with Mahe Fonau knocking the ball dead just before Andrew Everingham arrived.

    32 min: Sisa Waqa takes an AFL-style mark to defuse a Souths bomb, and offloads in the tackle for good measure.  What a player the former Rooster has become under Craig Bellamy's tutelage.

    25 min: Handling error from Jason Ryles in the next set of six hands Souths an opportunity but their efforts go unrewarded. Meanwhile Siosaia Vave limps off injured - Storm could be down to 16 men for the rest of the match.

    23 min: TRY. The Storm finally turn their glut of possession into points, Proctor scoring after great lead-up work from Cronk and Ryan Hinchcliffe. Smith turns four into six. Storm 6-0.

    22 min: A pinpoint Smith kicks forces yet another dropout from Souths.

    19 min: The Storm have had 62 per cent of possession but Souths continue to keep their line in tact.

    16 min: Magic play from Greg Inglis prevents a 40-20 from Cooper Cronk. Plays like that can turn a game.

    14 min: Cameron Smith dinks the ball in-goal and the Storm will have another set of six on Souths' line. But a dropped ball from Ryan Hoffman lets the Bunnies off the hook.

    12 min: Melbourne earn another repeat set via a kick into the in-goal. Will Souths crack?

    10 min: Souths' turn to apply pressure on the Melbourne line but the Storm's defence holds firm. Great line speed from the visitors.

    5 min: Brilliant cross kick by Cooper Cronk but Slater knocks on. Souths get the ball back, and soon after are awarded a penalty.

    4 min: Billy Slater forces a Souths drop-out with a brilliant kick and chase. The bloke is a genius.

    2 min: Great start by the Storm, who travelled 100 metres in their first set of six.

    1 min: Bryson Goodwin gets the game under way.

    Our man at the ground, Michael Carayannis, reports: "Decent crowd building here at ANZ Stadium. Plenty of South Sydney fans. Hard to spot too much purple out there."

    Good evening, welcome to our live coverage of this top-of-the-table clash. In late changes, Beau Champion replaces Dylan Farrell at right centre for Souths, while Michael Crocker, Justin Hunt and Jason Clark drop off the extended bench. For Melbourne, Kevin Proctor will start the match and Tohu Harris will come off the bench.

     

    ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park, Saturday 7.30pm (AEST)
    Last meeting:
     Finals Week 1 2012 - Storm 24 bt Souths 6 at AAMI Park
    Head-to-head: 
    Souths 3 Storm 17
    Referees:
     Shayne Hayne, Alan Shortall
    TV:
     Live, FoxSports 1
    TAB Sportsbet:
     Souths $1.88 Storm $1.95
    FootyTab:
     Souths +2.5

    Phil Mitchell writes: Under former Melbourne assistant coach Michael Maguire, Souths appear to have modelled their playing style on the Storm – and who can blame the Rabbitohs. If you can’t beat them, mimic them. The Storm have long been Souths’ bogy team, having won 12 of their past 13 clashes since 2005, including last season’s qualifying final. 

    It’s unfortunate the build-up to this top-of-the-table clash has been largely overshadowed by the Roosters-Bulldogs grudge match, because it’s likely to be a cracking game between two teams in supreme form. There are some great individual match-ups, especially Billy Slater versus Greg Inglis and Cooper Cronk against NSW Origin hopeful Adam Reynolds, and the outright lead is up for grabs. A Souths victory would certainly erase any lingering doubts about their premiership credentials.

    Rabbitohs fullback Greg Inglis.

    Rabbitohs fullback Greg Inglis. Photo: Getty Images

    Phil's tip: Storm by 1.

     

    RABBITOHS: Greg Inglis, Nathan Merritt, Beau Champion, Bryson Goodwin, Andrew Everingham, John Sutton, Adam Reynolds, David Tyrrell, Issac Luke, Roy Asotasi, Chris McQueen, Ben Te'o, Sam Burgess. Interchange: Nathan Peats, Jeff Lima, Ben Lowe, George Burgess.

    STORM: Billy Slate, Sisa Waqa, Will Chambers, Junior Sa'u, Mahe Fonua, Gareth Widdop, Cooper Cronk, Jesse Bromwich, Cameron Smith (capt), Bryan Norrie, Kevin Proctor, Ryan Hoffman, Ryan Hinchcliffe. Interchange: Jason Ryles, Lagi Setu, Siosaia Vave, Tohu Harris.