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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,870 /65
    For 65mins we look like a premiership winning side, aggressive in defence and controlled with the ball, hopes were high for a good 2010, and 15mins later we have lost and Stewart looks ****ed and I am feeling that we will be beaten next weekend at Parramatta, 0-2 to start the year and our most potent attacking weapon gone, not looking good

    Loved the aggression in defence, absolute dominance, but unfortunately that led to the penalties which ultimately cost us, pretty tough though with the players falling quickly on every occassion

    The pack was great. All the front rowers made good yards, especially Rose and Kite was looking great. I felt Des made a mistake not getting George back on with 10 to go, he is our lift. Watmough made good tackles, hard to get involved with so little ball in attack though. Liked Stewart's work, Bailey and Rodney weren't overly involved. King got caught out once defensively which they scored from

    Halves, really good I thought, kicking game started terribly but they warmed into it and it was outstanding for the rest of the match. Foran just looked to run straight at the line with Lyon doing most of the work with the ball. Defensively they would be the best halves combo in the comp easily, even with Foran falling off a tackle that created a try

    Centres, Matai ran the ball hard and defence was brilliant. Williams defence for the majoirty of the match was great, nice aggressive hits, but when they got the numbers right running at different angles around him he got caught a couple of times and that was all they need. Would like to see him lose that stutter step with the ball in hand and run Matai style

    Back 3, extremely quiet. Robbo solid but couldn't make the crucial play, Farrar hardly involved and Brett very quiet tonight, not once did I see us run a play for him. Hoping that gutsy knock he took doesn't end his season but I am fearing the worst. Ultimately I think if he had caught that ball he dived for, we win the match

    Definitely some positives in there, but the negatives of that last 15mins will over shadow the majority of those, especially if the Stewart news isn't great. Liked the style of play, but the discipline has to be fixed as that cost us the match in the end, is a fine line with the aggression
  2. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +29 /0
    The last 15 mins has blinded me from the positives.

    The defence in the middle was pretty good for the majority. T-Rex and Matai were found out for speed on occassions which cost us.

  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,579 /80
    Farah and Marshall mesmerised a few players out there in that second half, that was the difference. As you said, great for 60 odd minutes, but just some unlucky penalties for falling tackles got them momentum. I'm disappointed we didn't win, but I saw plenty in that game to make me feel better about our chances, compared to what we witnessed last season. Brett's injury is the key though.

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