The poster formerly known as Simmo66.
Tipping Comp 2021
Yep their whole team played with the hunger and intensity needed to win a GF. To me that's what this thread is about. Unfortunately, we don't have that mongrel resilience and intensity in our pack.....yet. Maybe it's coming but it's hard to see how many of our current starting pack, can demonstrate that "mongrelness", consistently against the top teams. Keppie has it sometimes, Aloiai has it (but not consistently), Taupau used to have it, Paseka definitely doesn't have it. Ola'katau has it to a degree (sometimes), Schuster definitely doesn't have it. Perhaps Bullemor will develop it. Davey has it, but probably won't make the seventeen. I've never really seen Sipley demonstrate it. Jake and Croker are more Terrier than mongrel. De Luis is a hard worker, but doesn't really have that in him either. To be honest I am not really sure where it's going to come from. We really need a hard working mongrel like Finucane, but unfortunately there's not many of them around.I think it’s a concern.
We need to put Aloiai’s head on Paseka’s body. One is a psycho but physically limited, the other is a pussy cat with limitless physical potential.
The intensity that Penrith played with in their final two matches was incredible...but it wasn’t just their pack; the whole team seemed ‘up for it’. They were certainly hungrier than everyone else.