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We are just not up to the speed of the game

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jbb/james, May 16, 2016.

  1. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    the speed of the game is killing us. We cant keep up, we cant stop the roll. Our play the balls are not up there with the top teams. When we play other teams we can match it with intensity but we just cant get near the top, well drilled teams.

    This is how the game is being played by the best teams and we are not part of the game. This is the basic fundamental that could lift the team performance if we are fit enough to carry it off. Eventually the teams that do , wear the opposition down. At the moment we are the opposition
     
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    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      Been saying it all season that our backline is not fast enough.
       
    • jbb/james

      jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Yeah but the ruck is killing us. Always on the back foot, rarely make easy yardage over the ad line. Our backs dont have a hope in hell. The 2 qld teams schooled us in the play the ball area.
       
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      • Ralphie

        Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        It's not just the backline, we are slower in every facet of the game. Poor line speed in defense, slow play the balls etc etc.
         
      • Disco

        Disco Well-Known Member

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        This is one post I'll agree with amongst the dross of the last 48 hours and it has nothing to do with our backs straight line speed

        We are not winning the ruck and for mine the majority of our problems are stemming from that

        We are on the back foot in defense (we are often caught with no markers) and in attack a lot of our players take an age to get up which allows the defensive line to set and rush up pressuring Parcell, DCE and Walker

        Also my pet hate is players slowly get up and complaining to the ref whilst playing the ball, the sole focus should be playing the ball as quick as humanly possible
         
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        • SeaEagleRock8

          SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Parcell is a very good defender but is still adjusting to NRL level. We are probably missing Ballin.

          Also we are probably missing that other bloke, he set the tone for the defence on our left side in recent times...
           
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