A really pleasing aspect in the Seaeagles recent games is the ability to basically cancel out the danger men. Bowen & Thurston were closed down well, even after some bulldozing runs from Scott had paved the way. Really handled these 2 better than any other side all year. Against the Dogs Barba scored a try as a support player, but did not look likely to make a break & was forced to pass after being ragdolled a few times. Again contained better than any other side. Here comes the real test with Smith, Slater & Cronk. If the Seaeagles can do a job on their main man Smith, it could well be the road to the 2012 GF.