Ohhhhhhhhh man!!! I don't even know what to say after that one!! Dunno about you guys but I've only just calmed down. Crazy game, an absolute roller coaster. One minute I'm so pissed off, the next I'm jumping for joy! Our boys took years off all of our lives today haha.
But what a night. Seriously, what a special night. That is one of my favourite wins ever and it is one that I will never, ever forget. Honoring Satts, such an emotional night for the club, our backs against the wall missing so many forwards, against a top four contender, and we got the friggin job done!! We did it for John and no doubt he was up there smiling.
Just the definition of guts that one. I'm not going to come on here and say we played great just because we won, that was not the case at all. Ball handling poor again, silly penalties again, our attack was clunky and lost at times, I rally feel like once again we were beating ourselves, but the guts the boys showed was immense. Through it all, the guts and determination shone through. The South Sydney spirit shone through.
I can't believe the effort to win that game when it didn't look likely at times. So many players that could barely walk. Hats off to you lads, I am so, so proud. A win like that on a night like this when you're not playing at your best is huge!
Some things are just meant to be aren't they? Satts departs the earth on the week we play his old foe Manly, we win tough and gutsy just like him, we score 13 points to win too. Even an Oscar-winning director couldn't write a script like that.
Just such a special night. Not afraid to admit I cried at full time. Just overcame with emotion. A special night that i will cherish forever. Well done Souths!!
Stoked!!! I choked with emotion,tears running down my cheeks, one of the gutsiest hard faught games ive ever seen,such adversity!! Im so proud of our great club,i couldnt sleep all night, and you know what, all 8 grades won yesterday, yes all 8, a magical feat.Magic night Brother!
We honoured an absolute legend of our history, we won the game against the team that is tied to Satts legend, showing the guts and grit that he had to in the famous GF.
AND Labor won the election, you bloody beauty!
I know our other brother @handyman2190 will be STOKED about that
Excellent!Yeah, it was a historic night, another chapter written into your Rabbitoh history books.
Never to be erased.
It was good for the souls of the players and all Souths fans attending to have had this moment.
That’s all Satts could have asked for.
Cody was scintillating.
DCE was respectful, just an enormous asset to the sport.
JD is a great coach.
A bit of history and emotion is a good thing for the game. I’m happy for you.
A rainy miserable Sydney
Round 4 of NRL
Johnny Sattler left this mortal coil
To heaven not to hell
A makeshift side was all Souths had
A debut there as well
And Manly sought its harsh revenge
They were equal at the bell
But ghost or spirit
Satts appeared in extra time it was
To steer the kick between the posts
The half rabbit was the boss!
the pass before the one called forward was actually forward. I called it straight away, and you can hear the crowd call it too.f**k that was such a close game. Im really impressed by our defence to hold them to 12. Manly got dudded by that forward pass call but f**k we have received some shit calls the past couple of weeks. Its nice to get one go our way and unfortunate for Manly.
Thanks for that mate, it's actually quite touching
Tom really was an unsung hero and Lovett was very solid in his debutKoloamatangi: Seriously, Keaon deserves a massive wrap after his performance. I know he made a couple poor errors, but aside from that, he was simply incredible. Playing in the middle, playing 80 too, it was a colossal effort. You could see how gassed he was at times, especially towards the end of the game but he kept putting his hand up time and time again. His runs were all quality and he's a huge reason why I believe our pack held their own. 189 meters from 19 runs, that's huge!! Well done Keaon, couldn't have done much more. One of our best for sure.
Cook: Pretty good. A few darting runs but other than that, just focused on his service which was good apart from the odd pass. Set up the first try to Cody with a great kick into the in-goal. Yea, Cody 'made' the kick, up it was still a nice grubber that had the perfect weight. Tackled himself to a stand still too with 50 tackles. That is incredible!
Burgess: Huge!! Just monstrous. We've all been a bit critical of him when he starts a game but you certainly can't be critical of him last night. Both his stints were fantastic and along with Keaon, he was the other one that played a real role in our depleted forwards going well. It was just one barnstorming run after another for Tom. 158 meters all up, that's mad!! For me though, you could really notice the impact he was having on the game when he wasn't on the field. With Tom off, that's when Manly started to get the upper hand, when he returned, the game shifted in our favor.
Chee Kam: Feel like I've said this for pretty much every one of his games so far this year (and it's not a bad thing), but he was solid. Nothing special at all, just did his job. A few great tackles on our line in particular. Did make a couple of errors and stifled our attack a couple of times but apart from that I can't really fault him.
Host: A little mixed but I'd still call it a successful return. Some really strong carries in there and I was happy with his involvement in the time he spent on the field. Very safe in defence too. However, he did make that huge error halfway through the first half through a lack of concentration and that changed the momentum of the game. came off shortly after that and didn't return which was a little strange, I was concerned he was injured but it sounds like it was just our rotation. We have to remember it was Hosty's first game since may last year. He'll get better, great to have him back.
Murray: What do you say about this bloke? Seriously, every week just about he gets a glowing report from me. Last night was no different. Gave it everything he had and then some! His effort is just amazing, he couldn't have done much more. Towards the end of regular time, he was that gassed he was just a passenger for that last set or two, a testament to his work. Just about everything he did was quality. 124 meters and an insane 57, yes 57, tackles!!! That is simply incredible and I tip my hat to him. Great leadership.
Lovett: A huge night for him with the debut and although he didn't play big minutes, I was impressed with what I saw. He didn't look out of place at all as he came on and just slotted in seamlessly. A few really strong carries and got down and dirty in defence early, quite busy in the time he was on and did well. Congrats on the debut lad, first of many I hope.
Suluka-Fifita: We were all calling for him to step up with the guys we had out and I'm happy to say that he did that. I was very impressed. Took it to the Manly pack and provided great impact off the bench. Was running with some real aggression as he bent the line pretty much every run and even slipped through it once. Great performance, hopefully this is something he can build off in the coming weeks moving forward.
Moale: Got to be honest, I'm not sold on Davvy right now. Once again, and it's been this way since Round 1, he looked a bit out of his depth to me. Didn't provide much impact and got folded on the majority of his carries. Seven runs for 45 meters isn't really good enough when you're already down on middle forwards. I know he's only just turned 20, he's doing amazing to even be there but I've just been a little disappointed with him since Round 1.
Cartwright: Was okay. Didn't really do a lot or provide any real impact to be fair though. I was infuriated at the penalty he gave away deep in their half, he was on the ground and tried to make a tackle. That was just stupid, we had manly on the ropes a bit and that relived all the pressure.
All in all, I am so friggin proud. A real South Sydney spirit sort of a game last night. I know we weren't perfect, I know we were clunky, I know we still have a lot to work on but to get the result like that against a quality side when you're down on troops too, it's pretty impressive.
We did it for Satts. A special night that I will never forget!