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NRL Premiership, Saturday, 5 April 2014 - Round 5 - Sydney Cricket Ground

Time
80.00
Team
St George Illawarra
Score
6
Team
South Sydney
Score
26
St George Illawarra versus South Sydney
Players de Belin (73min) Tries 1 Tries 4 Players Burgess (28min), Clark (34min), Burgess (54min), Inglis (68min)
Players Widdop 1/1 (100%) Conversions 1 Conversions 4 Players Reynolds 4/4 (100%)
Players Penalty goals 0 Penalty goals 1 Players Reynolds 1/1 (100%)
Players Field goals 0 Field goals 0 Players

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St George Illawarra vs. South Sydney

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute South Sydney: Penalty Goal Adam Reynolds
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Dan Hunt St George Illawarra: Substitution On Jack Stockwell
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute South Sydney: Substitution Off David Tyrrell South Sydney: Substitution On Luke Burgess
  21. 21 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Jack de Belin St George Illawarra: Substitution On Mike Cooper
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute South Sydney: Substitution Off Kyle Turner South Sydney: Substitution On Chris McQueen
  24. 24 minute South Sydney: Substitution Off George Burgess South Sydney: Substitution On Jason Clark
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute South Sydney: Try Luke Burgess
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute South Sydney: Conversion Adam Reynolds South Sydney: Substitution On Kyle Turner South Sydney: Substitution Off Ben Te'o
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Mitch Rein St George Illawarra: Substitution On Leeson Ah Mau St George Illawarra: Substitution On Kyle Stanley
  33. 33 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Jack Stockwell
  34. 34 minute South Sydney: Try Jason Clark
  35. 35 minute South Sydney: Conversion Adam Reynolds
  36. 36 minute South Sydney: Substitution Off Apisai Koroisau South Sydney: Substitution On Cameron McInnes South Sydney: Substitution On George Burgess South Sydney: Substitution Off Luke Burgess
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. HT Half time

St George Illawarra vs. South Sydney

St George Illawarra vs. South Sydney

  1. 41 minute
  2. 42 minute
  3. 43 minute
  4. 44 minute
  5. 45 minute
  6. 46 minute
  7. 47 minute South Sydney: Substitution On Ben Te'o South Sydney: Substitution Off Jason Clark
  8. 48 minute
  9. 49 minute
  10. 50 minute
  11. 51 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution On Mitch Rein St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Kyle Stanley St George Illawarra: Substitution On Dan Hunt St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Mike Cooper
  12. 52 minute
  13. 53 minute
  14. 54 minute South Sydney: Try Sam Burgess South Sydney: Substitution Off George Burgess South Sydney: Substitution On Luke Burgess
  15. 55 minute
  16. 56 minute South Sydney: Conversion Adam Reynolds
  17. 57 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution On Jack de Belin St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Trent Merrin
  18. 58 minute
  19. 59 minute
  20. 60 minute
  21. 61 minute
  22. 62 minute
  23. 63 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution On Trent Merrin
  24. 64 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Joel Thompson South Sydney: Substitution On David Tyrrell South Sydney: Substitution Off Luke Burgess South Sydney: Substitution Off Kyle Turner South Sydney: Substitution On Luke Burgess
  25. 65 minute South Sydney: Substitution On Apisai Koroisau South Sydney: Substitution Off Cameron McInnes
  26. 66 minute
  27. 67 minute
  28. 68 minute South Sydney: Try Greg Inglis
  29. 69 minute
  30. 70 minute South Sydney: Conversion Adam Reynolds
  31. 71 minute South Sydney: Substitution On George Burgess South Sydney: Substitution Off Sam Burgess
  32. 72 minute St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Jack de Belin St George Illawarra: Substitution Off Dan Hunt St George Illawarra: Substitution On Mike Cooper St George Illawarra: Substitution On Jack Stockwell
  33. 73 minute St George Illawarra: Try Jack de Belin St George Illawarra: Conversion Gareth Widdop
  34. 74 minute
  35. 75 minute
  36. 76 minute South Sydney: Substitution Off Apisai Koroisau South Sydney: Substitution On Cameron McInnes
  37. 77 minute
  38. 78 minute South Sydney: Substitution On Sam Burgess South Sydney: Substitution Off Luke Burgess
  39. 79 minute
  40. FT Full time

St George Illawarra vs. South Sydney

Statistics

Match Statistics
St George IllawarraSouth Sydney

1 Josh Dugan

1 Greg Inglis

Try
1

2 Brett Morris

2 Nathan Merritt

3 Dylan Farrell

3 Dylan Walker

4 Gerard Beale

4 Joel Reddy

5 Jason Nightingale

5 Bryson Goodwin

6 Gareth Widdop

Conversion
1

6 John Sutton

7 Adam Quinlan

7 Adam Reynolds

Conversion
4
Penalty Goal
1

8 Jack de Belin

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

8 David Tyrrell

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Mitch Rein

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

9 Apisai Koroisau

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 Dan Hunt

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

10 George Burgess

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
2

11 Joel Thompson

Substitution Off
1

11 Kyle Turner

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
2

12 Ben Creagh

12 Ben Te'o

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Trent Merrin

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

13 Sam Burgess

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1
Match Statistics
St George Illawarra Interchange South Sydney Interchange

Leeson Ah Mau

Substitution On
1

Chris McQueen

Substitution On
1

Kyle Stanley

Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Jason Clark

Try
1
Substitution On
1
Substitution Off
1

Mike Cooper

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Luke Burgess

Try
1
Substitution On
3
Substitution Off
3

Jack Stockwell

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

Cameron McInnes

Substitution On
2
Substitution Off
1

St George Illawarra vs South Sydney

  • Possession

    St George Illawarra 47%
    47% 53%
    South Sydney 53%
  • Sets

    St George Illawarra 34
    47% 53%
    South Sydney 39
  • Completed sets

    St George Illawarra 25
    49% 51%
    South Sydney 26
  • Completion rate

    St George Illawarra 74%
    52% 48%
    South Sydney 67%
  • Tackles

    St George Illawarra 354
    52% 48%
    South Sydney 322
  • Total runs

    St George Illawarra 142
    46% 54%
    South Sydney 169
  • Total run metres

    St George Illawarra 1230m
    45% 55%
    South Sydney 1496m
  • Hit-ups

    St George Illawarra 58
    48% 52%
    South Sydney 62
  • Line breaks

    St George Illawarra 2
    29% 71%
    South Sydney 5
  • Offloads

    St George Illawarra 9
    43% 57%
    South Sydney 12
  • Kicks

    St George Illawarra 23
    62% 38%
    South Sydney 14
  • 40-20 kicks

    St George Illawarra 0
    50% 50%
    South Sydney 0
  • Kick metres

    St George Illawarra 621m
    66% 34%
    South Sydney 326m
  • Penalties

    St George Illawarra 6
    35% 65%
    South Sydney 11
  • Scrums

    St George Illawarra 6
    46% 54%
    South Sydney 7
  • Missed tackles

    St George Illawarra 39
    66% 34%
    South Sydney 20
  • Errors

    St George Illawarra 10
    38% 62%
    South Sydney 16
  • | |
    St George Illawarra statistics
    Players POS MIN RUNS R.MTRS OFLD T/BR L/BR L/BR.AS TRY.AS KICKS K.MTRS
    Josh Dugan Fullback 80 15 125 1 3 0 0 0 2 82
    Brett Morris Winger 1 80 8 83 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dylan Farrell Centre 1 80 7 50 1 1 0 0 0 1 18
    Gerard Beale Centre 2 80 9 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Nightingale Winger 2 80 9 77 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gareth Widdop Five-eighth 80 4 30 0 1 0 0 0 11 276
    Adam Quinlan Halfback 80 2 19 0 1 0 1 0 5 79
    Jack de Belin Prop 1 35 12 94 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
    Mitch Rein Hooker 61 2 19 0 0 0 0 1 3 121
    Dan Hunt Prop 2 36 8 68 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 1 63 7 86 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Ben Creagh 2nd Row 2 80 15 109 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Trent Merrin Lock 73 19 180 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Leeson Ah Mau Interchange 49 9 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Stanley Interchange 19 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 45
    Mike Cooper Interchange 39 9 81 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
    Jack Stockwell Interchange 26 6 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    St George Illawarra statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Josh Dugan Fullback 80 3 4 1 0 3
    Brett Morris Winger 1 80 2 1 2 1 0
    Dylan Farrell Centre 1 80 20 1 0 0 1
    Gerard Beale Centre 2 80 7 2 0 0 0
    Jason Nightingale Winger 2 80 10 0 2 1 0
    Gareth Widdop Five-eighth 80 8 3 0 0 1
    Adam Quinlan Halfback 80 11 2 1 1 1
    Jack de Belin Prop 1 35 28 2 2 2 0
    Mitch Rein Hooker 61 41 6 1 2 0
    Dan Hunt Prop 2 36 21 4 0 2 0
    Joel Thompson 2nd Row 1 63 27 1 2 0 2
    Ben Creagh 2nd Row 2 80 31 2 0 0 0
    Trent Merrin Lock 73 51 1 3 1 1
    Leeson Ah Mau Interchange 49 30 4 0 0 1
    Kyle Stanley Interchange 19 18 1 1 1 0
    Mike Cooper Interchange 39 26 3 2 0 0
    Jack Stockwell Interchange 26 20 2 1 0 0
    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 16 220 1 10 2 0 0 0 0
    Nathan Merritt Winger 1 80 5 51 1 1 0 0 0 1 6
    Dylan Walker Centre 1 80 13 119 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Joel Reddy Centre 2 80 5 44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin Winger 2 80 12 96 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
    John Sutton Five-eighth 80 8 68 1 0 0 1 1 7 101
    Adam Reynolds Halfback 80 7 39 1 3 0 0 0 5 202
    David Tyrrell Prop 1 36 5 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Apisai Koroisau Hooker 46 5 60 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    George Burgess Prop 2 51 16 130 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Turner 2nd Row 1 56 6 56 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
    Ben Te'o 2nd Row 2 64 6 56 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
    Sam Burgess Lock 73 27 192 3 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Chris McQueen Interchange 58 15 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jason Clark Interchange 23 7 56 0 0 0 0 0 1 17
    Luke Burgess Interchange 40 13 106 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
    Cameron McInnes Interchange 34 3 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    South Sydney statistics
    Players POS MIN TACKES MISSED INEFFECTIVE PEN.CONC. ERRORS
    Greg Inglis Fullback 80 3 2 1 0 2
    Nathan Merritt Winger 1 80 5 0 0 0 1
    Dylan Walker Centre 1 80 6 2 1 2 2
    Joel Reddy Centre 2 80 19 0 0 0 0
    Bryson Goodwin Winger 2 80 1 0 0 0 1
    John Sutton Five-eighth 80 22 3 2 0 1
    Adam Reynolds Halfback 80 26 2 1 0 2
    David Tyrrell Prop 1 36 26 0 1 0 1
    Apisai Koroisau Hooker 46 28 1 1 0 0
    George Burgess Prop 2 51 30 1 2 1 2
    Kyle Turner 2nd Row 1 56 22 1 2 0 0
    Ben Te'o 2nd Row 2 64 27 2 2 1 0
    Sam Burgess Lock 73 37 3 0 2 0
    Chris McQueen Interchange 58 20 1 0 0 1
    Jason Clark Interchange 23 7 0 1 0 1
    Luke Burgess Interchange 40 22 1 0 0 2
    Cameron McInnes Interchange 34 21 1 0 0 0

    Latest Comments

    • Well I hope the Dragons have been orking on their defence this week

      stevek | April 05, 2014, 7:46PM
    • Discipline by the Saints is atrocious. Price can make all the excuses he wants , but his leadership is limp and along with his selections this team is going nowhere; in fact mediocrity seems to be ...

      Agger | April 05, 2014, 9:13PM

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    Top Players

    Tackles
    Player name Trent Merrin 51
    Runs
    Player name Sam Burgess 27
    Line Breaks
    Player name Greg Inglis 2
    Offloads
    Player name Sam Burgess 3

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30pm
    Weather:
    Overcast
    Surface:
    Fair
    Referees:
    Gavin Badger, Alan Shortall
    Touch Judges:
    Nick Beashel, Adam Reid
    Video Ref:
    Bernard Sutton

    St George Illawarra v South Sydney Rabbitohs

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    They benefited from a lopsided 11-6 penalty count, but Souths were still too good, particularly up the middle of the park. That moves them up to 10th and just one win outside the eight.

    But it's all smiles at the Bunnies.

    That's now two defeats in a row for the Dragons, who are starting to undo some of their good work to start the season.

    "It was definitely a frustrating first half with the amount of penalties that went against us. We didn't combat them well enough and have a lot of work to do." Dragons skipper Ben Creagh.

    "I love footy. I absolutely love playing footy, particularly in venues like this." Burgess again

    "We've not done a lot different to be honest. We've continued to train hard, believing in our systems." Sam Burgess

    That is fulltime. Souths are back to winning ways against a Dragons side that barely fired a shot, 26-6.

    Merritt with a soccer-esque run, kicking ahead three times to crash over. But the video ref calls no try.

    Jason Nightingale is put on report for an accidental high shot on Apisai Koroisau, who needs treatment. Didn't seem much in it.

    Finally the Dragons have something to cheer as Jack De Belin crashes over. The conversion is successful and it's 26-6.

    Nice touch from these Dragons fans. The Newcastle flag is also flying atop the SCG member's stand in support.

    That takes Inglis over 200 metres gained for the match. Impressive.

    Now it's time for some South Sydney razzle-dazzle. Inglis fields the kick-off and sets off on a terrific run well into enemy territory.

    Reynolds makes no mistake and it's 26-0 to the Bunnies, who are kickstarting their season tonight.

    And Souths makes them pay as GI scores his first of the night. That, folks, is the ball game.

    More St George Illawarra pressure, still no points. Morris tries to bat a bomb back to a teammate, but it goes into touch.

    Sam Burgess is lifted into a dangerous position by two Dragons. The whistle belatedly comes for a penalty.

    And it comes to nothing. Dugan knocks on for a Dragons side that seems bereft of ideas with ball in hand.

    Last tackle and this time it's Merritt knocking the ball into touch. More possession for the Dragons, but they need to make it count.

    The Dragons with some more field position and their kick to the corner goes off a South Sydney foot. So it's a repeat set for the Saints.

    Reynolds with the conversion and it's 20-0 after 56 minutes.

    Far too easy for Souths as Sam Burgess swats aside Mitch Rein to score next to the posts. The Bunnies are looking like winners.

    George Burgess very nearly makes the Dragons pay for their missed chances, but he spills the ball over the tryline. The Dragons are still alive - just.

    The Dragons are desperately trying to get back into the game. Another bomb is knocked on by the Bunnies, but the Dragons fumble the ensuing drop out. Another chance blown.

    Dragons with their best attacking move of the game but it comes to nothing as a kick ahead goes over the dead ball line.

    Chance to the Bunnies. Reynolds gets within reach of the tryline but forces a pass out wide and it dribbles into touch.

    Morris with the heavy hit on Clark as he tried to secure a loose ball. It's called a shoulder charge and Morris finds himself on report. Harsh.

    And the Dragons get us back underway.

    The players are back out on the ground and the second half will be underway shortly.

    Souths had 57 per cent of the ball and there's a halftime stat Dragons coach Steve Price won't like - his side has missed 21 tackles to Souths' four.

    The Dragons will feel they're still in this. They had very little possession and could be much further behind.

    The Dragons are trying desperately to get into the game, but their attack comes to nothing and that's halftime. Solid play from the Bunnies.

    It looked like another South Sydney try for all money, but Brett Morris with a brilliant tackle to bundle Nathan Merritt into touch.

    Reynolds makes no mistake and the Bunnies have some reward for their dominance, leading 14-0 with less than five minutes remaining in the half.

    Try time. The Bunnies with their second and they open up a 12-0 lead with a kick to come.

    Souths are over the line again and again we're going to the video. Reddy knocks a bomb back and Jason Clark swoops to dive over. Looks a likely try.

    Dugan juggled and then regathers over the tryline. It's a close run thing for the Saints, but it's no try.

    Dugan! The Dragons are over the line through the returning fullback following a Gareth Widdop kick. The ref called no try, however, and we're going upstairs.

    Reynolds has no problem with the conversion and it's 8-0 South Sydney.

    And they do. Luke Burgess crashes over next to the post as Souths get the first try of the evening.

    Souths get yet another penalty, their sixth to the Dragons' one. Surely they can find a way over the line this time?

    The Dragons are struggling for any momentum, knocking on to gift Souths the ball in good field position.

    Souths again knock the ball on 10 metres out, this time it's Reynolds. The Bunnies are doing nearly all the attacking here but it's still just the 2-0 scoreline.

    The referee has found a huge divot in the ground near the wicket area. It will be replaced at halftime.

    I have to say the crowd looks a little disappointing at this stage between these great rivals at the iconic SCG.

    And it is no try. Dragons dodge a bullet their after an errant hand from Ben Te'o prevents the night's first try.

    We're going to the video ref after a scrappy play ended with Joel Reddy crossing the tryline. But it looks like a Souths knock-on in the lead-up.

    Both sides are finding it hard to breakthrough the opposition 20m. Still 2-0 Souths after 20 minutes.

    Another penalty to the Bunnies and they go for touch. Again the Dragons' defence is too strong on their own tryline.

    Inglis has got that look tonight. He effortlessly handles a bomb and runs out to the 25m line.

    George Burgess is stripped of possession, but it was a two-man tackle. The Bunnies elect to go for two points and Adam Reynolds delivers.

    Greg Inglis is put under all sorts of pressure, but he's up to the challenge, gathering the ball in his own in-goal and scooting to safety.

    This time the Dragons have great field position, but a pushed pass bounces off Dugan and he can't recover as Souths are let off the hook. 

    First real chance at points goes to the Bunnies, who earn a penalty and possession 30m out from the Dragons' tryline. 

    And we are underway, with the Rabbitohs kicking off.

    There will be plenty of eyes on controversial Dragons fullback Josh Dugan, who returns from a knee injury.

    The Dragons have been one of the surprise packets of the new season, lying fourth ahead of the kickoff. They will regain top spot with a win tonight.

    Souths are the slight favourites with the bookies, despite losing their past three games and slipping to 15th on the ladder.

    John Sutton makes some history today for the Bunnies, becoming the old club's most capped player with his 212th appearance, one more than club legend Bob McCarthy.

    It's incredible to think this ground was hosting a Major League Baseball game just a matter of days ago. It's looking a treat ahead of kickoff.

    Welcome to our coverage of St George Illawarra v South Sydney at the SCG.

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    • Discipline by the Saints is atrocious. Price can make all the excuses he wants , but his leadership is limp and along with his selections this team is going nowhere; in fact mediocrity seems to be a standard he aspires to

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      Agger
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      Date and time
      April 05, 2014, 9:13PM
    • Well I hope the Dragons have been orking on their defence this week

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      stevek
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      Date and time
      April 05, 2014, 7:46PM

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