I've raised the issue of the short kick-off before, with most posters saying it is too risky. That's why ever kickoff is the boring long one. Until, of course, a team needs to score. Well, the short kick-off turned today's match in Illawarra's favour. And that mindset, where risk is never contemplated until it's desperation stakes, is a major problem our game faces. Game plans these days are take five tackles without losing position then put up a bomb and hope. I was delighted, and surprised, to see Illawarra kick over the top on a tap restart, and were really unlucky not to score. Let's have more of these surprise tactics, such as kicking from a scrum.