No better sight than Manly 40 Doggies 14 away from home.
First time in a long time that Manly's forwards haven't been monstered by the Dogs. We even seemed to have a bigger pack today. This is something that can be built on.
Maintenance of possession was crucial in the first half. But defence was solid in 2nd half when we lost a lot of possession.
Matai was unbelievable in defence again. When he stops giving penalties away through going on with the tackle too long, he could develop into one of the best centres in the comp. He was very good last year, and this year he has stepped it up a notch.
Very impressed again with Burns' defence. And Burns & Matai are aggressively running into gaps now.