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Lateral movement

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    A bit off our game tonight.

    One thing to note is our defensive structure does not suit expansive play. I reckon that was a deliberate ploy from the eels tonight.

    I noticed in the games vs titans and broncos that we play an extremely tight defensive line and any width in the play has us in trouble if it's quick enough.

    We need to keep some width in the line for next weeks game because dont think bennet hasn't noticed.

    Outside that, a good win given the pressure applied.
     
  2. jjai

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    Theres no worries Flip if you notice Illawarra do the same they are tight in the middle but spaced out on the edges.. we just have to slide faster ,when the long pass is thrown..
     
  3. Ceagle

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    Im sure they will pick up on this at training
     
  4. captainskin

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    Parra played very well tonight. They knew where our potential holes were if they were able to move that pill quickly with precision out wide. It was a great game and my hat is off to Parra for really going for it. But, Im far more impressed how our boys didn't capitulate and kept backing themselves to keep taking the ball to Parra's line.
    Though Manly was the winner of the night, RL was also a winner :^)
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah we condense and those big long passes get outside our last man but only banjo and Hayne throw them so no biggy
     
  6. chrisos

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    Hmmm yep,we were off our game and parra played exceptionally well,but we still won,so that suggests something in itself,Matai will rush out of the line all night,i think there are times when he really needs to drop back and try and read the play instead of rushing up,im just being critical because there are things after tonights game we need to work on,happy we got the 2 points though.
     
  7. brookiegreg

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    Yes, W Bennett would have been watching closely.....and the little chip kicks that worked well too....some stuff to work on this week no doubt
     
  8. Jerry1

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    You could tell they were tired - Brett Stewart even had a lie down before taking the ball from the kick :)
     
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    • SeaEagleRock8

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      The reverse plank. That was one humourous bit of commentary.
       
    • Ryan

      Ryan Well-Known Member

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      I thought a bit of the intimidation in our defense went when T-Rex left.
       
    • DSM5

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      I noticed that the forwards didn't do a lap. Was that because Des was displeased by their second half effort? That would be my guess. Only Nood, Glenn and Beurah (sic) stood out. Princess has lost all momentum and George has to hold onto the ball, even when harried (although he did squash a knock-on from one of the Slime). The backs won that game for us, although D Williams was caught out for a try, he delivered the money ball at the end so I'd forgive him. All in all a sloppy win and a wake up call for next week. The Goons won't be as forgiving.
       
    • Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yeah, I loved that comment. It certainly raised a chuckle from me :)
       
    • simz

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      We certainly missed hoppa with his usual 170 meters or so
       
    • Mark from Brisbane

      Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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      I think Hayne was kicking to see us return the ball from our 20 as well, it happened too many times not to be on purpose.

      Very impressed with Parramatta last night, they actually deserved to win but were just beaten in a pinch by a very talented team.
       
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      • Dan

        Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Even if he was Mark, it was a **** tactic that is designed for teams that do a lot of broken field plays. We don't tend to score many points from long range so really Kearney was not onto the best tactic there.

        We struggle having to dig it out from our own line, so they would have been better trying to push it into the in goals or just in front. worst result for them would have been us catching it on the full and restarting on the 20
         
      • Wolfpack

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        Yeah, especially with Hoppa out. I'm not sure why Parra even went into the game with that tactic in mind but Hayne should've picked up on our poor kick returns & adjusted his kicking accordingly. Him not doing so is part of the reason why he'll never be as good as the Brett Stewarts of the game IMO.
         

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