The pure & simple truth behing the form of Foran & DCE looking like park footballers against Sandow & Norman who looked the best halves on earth, is the platform they got from the respective foward packs. Though looking a little confused at times, noted Foran take the line on at full throttle on a few occasions & if it was at a retreating defence(like Manly's) would have split them open each time. I will confess he was not at his best as far as mindset - but his efforts were evident against a rugged & pumped team who had the luxury of coming up quickly in defence after winning the ruck area by dominating EVERY contest. DCE - tries his guts out imo, seen some 1 on 1 tackles when their massive fowards targetted him which cements his commitment & apart from B Stewart looked the most threatening in attack. Lets not confuse the fact he is leaving to this performance - throw Johns, Thurston & Lockyer behind that pack last night & they would have looked just as ordinary. The platform in the middle dictated the story & though the tries were scored by outside backs the true damage was done up the guts. The only half I have ever seen that can still create behind a beaten pack was Cliffy Lyons but he was more freak than player.... Anyway - the point is, like most here I'm far from happy with the BS & uncertainty off the field - fact is - this game was NOT the halves fault - but the fowards.