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

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    That's the amount of tackles we missed - not acceptable for competitive NRL football.  But most telling are the chief offenders (tackles made in brackets):

    T Williams 3/14
    S Matai 3/11
    A Watmough 3/18
    G Stewart 4/28

    All our fringe defenders.  Missing a quarter of one's tackles is as good as drawing a big sign on one's head that says "run at me".
  2. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,593 /80
    Glen Stewart is now one of defensive weak links ??? You are kidding !!
  3. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    Yeah, teams now know how to beat us - out the flanks.  The middle is good for the most part.  If Williams and Matai are our centres then just watch them to see if they rush out.  If not then run around them and offload.

    The most disappointing thing was being up by so many and not scoring a try in the last 40.  Penalties, refs whatever, we just fell apart.  

    At least it's round 1 and a good lesson.  We had good patches for sure, loved the forwards intensity finally.  Big question, will Hodko come in at 7 and Lyon/Foran do a centre and 5/8 swap?  Gulavao should be good for this week too, against his old team.  Cross maybe in with a chance?
    Seu Seu looked ok, enthusiastic which is a good sign.
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    There were a lot of positives as you suggest.

    Forward intensity.
    I thought Lyon played very well.
    Seu Seu was sharp.
    Kicking game good, particularly Ballin out of dummy half.
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,619 /204

    lyon 3/22 as well

    only a few other teams were worse:

    bongos 39
    cowgirls 41
    eels 36
    dogs 38
    knights 27
    Panfers 41
    raiders 34
    Sharks 29
    tits 39
    warriors 41
    soufs 43
    roosters 29

    Tigpies got 13

    guess we are coming 5th then and the tigpies are taking the title
  6. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

    +762 /21
    T-Rex is simply inept at defense. He was woeful at times.

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