- Jun 22, 2012
Well DCE did come up with 5 try assists, repeat sets, bombs which turned into points. People say he is not doing anything, now he is doing too much! If he had Tom, Faniu, Waker etc he could pick his moments better, even though he was the best player on the park Saturday night, but without his other play makers, not sure leaving it up to Levi, Crocker, Cust etc is the answer. How would he get Hoppa to touch the ball more? Throw a 30m cut out which by passes the back row and centre? Im pretty sure DCE was playing both sides trying to use the back line. DEFENCE is why we are losing, not because we cannot score points. In fact, Hoppa (who i think will be great) is a very soft defender at the moment, almost every time got shrugged off and they scored a few times from basic one on one missesIt would have been nice if Siro would have passed the ball occasionally and not gone for about 10 glory tries. It was a poor strategy from him to keep hogging the ball and doing the same predictable run at the tryline. He was obviously motivated by playing his old club but he needs to think of "team".
A similar but different problem with DCE who is trying to be the whole team all by himself. Obviously he is not showing confidence in his teammates, and showed he does not have the patience to let them develop. Consequently, players like Hoppa hardly touched the ball.
I hope Dessie is seeing this, because if not fixed these conversations will keep on happening.