First game with all the lights up for me - ground is very well lit now. Both Flegg and PL went down in games they were never in, too many defensive lapses. Then kickoff and deja vu - the dragons are in within a couple of minutes and like usual we are behind the 8 ball. The boys started to improve from that moment on and the game turned out to be a tight affair of far higher quality than last nights. The Ref refused to blow his whistle - the dragons got to a point where there would be a 3 - 5 second pause from when the attacking players movement finished to when the first player started to move, he would then get up slowly, then another pase of 1 - 2 seconds before player 2 moved. We ended up penalised for complaining about this when in attack in their 20. Poor poor refereeing - lost control early in that department but we need to learn to shut our mouths, as frustrating as it was. Manlys best is an easy net to cast - there are 2 names up top and daylight in third. One is there every week - BK. Played hard all game. The second player may well have pushed his case a little closer to international selection with a terrific performace. Matai barely made an error and was great in attack setting up stewy's try from a line break. He came in and did the hard metres when it counted as well. If he plays consistenly at this level there is no need to ever think about Lyon again - consistency would be great. Dunley played a far better game today but we still look a better side with monas in attack and moreso in defence. What is starting to happen is than monas will run from dummy half 5m and then hit orford already on the move - we look dangerous like this. Kite was good today bar his hands - King was solid, Bryant solid and lulu made one big hit, it seemed like he only played 5 minutes - needs to lift his workrate a lot - cuthbo would be far better as impact. Cuthbo played all 80 mins in PL and prob was their best - easily would have made 200m. It was strange to see robbo take a ripper catch of a burns kick and score as Meaney had done the same thing a couple of hours earlier off Halden - meaney's was better too. Both great individual efforts. Orford. Well for every good thing he did tonight he had more bad things it seemed. It appeared that he chocked under pressure - a title thats been holding him out of origin for a while. Seemed to go missing when the going got tough, im still not sold on his 450K price tag. Willo had his best game for a long time in attack - got to play the last 20 minutes and made a few good runs. Looked better than lulu today. Still our bench is not being fully utilised, willo and lulu are not demanding their share of the time on the field. all in all we got to 1 minute to go, a few tackles up our sleve and inside their 20. Orford threw a long floating ball because he could not see an easy option that didnt involve him being tackled. This lost us the game - someone would have scored he just had to hold it. A dissapointing loss that should have been a win. We will bounce back - and we are still a long way from our best.