Fiji scores off a little kick through the line!
Cotter failed his concussion test and is out of the game
Good morning feathered friend and Manly Family
You may find he won’t accept it and benches them , something De$ would never do.Sounds like Ant has a massive job ahead of him if the form and fitness of Aloiai, DCE , Jake is any guide.
Not sure if it was the game plan or not but Munster got twice as much ball as DCE did.I’ve been a dce fan since day 1..
Defend him (and his contract) on here all the time…
But f$&k me, he is dead set average in rep teams isn’t he!!
He was brilliant for qld in game 3, and I’m sure there’s a game here or there where he plays well, but since the start of his rep career he really has always just been average..
At first I put it down to him not being the in qld “boys club”
Always just put in origin to shovel the ball to jt, or Cronk, or let smith control the team, never really did anything but be a link between the stars… I guess that’s what they wanted..
But since he’s taken over, he still gets over shadowed by the likes of hunt, Munster, now grant…. He’s almost always the weakest link out of those guys except a few rare occasions…
Today he was very, very average.. wasn’t “bad”, but next to Munster and grant, him and hunt didn’t look like they belonged..
Maybe I’ve been wrong all these years, who knows.. maybe the bloke isn’t that good???
Maybe they just don’t have any faith in dce??? It’s the same at origin level, dce was basically non existent in game 1 of origin… touched the ball here and there but all the plays went to Munster… maybe that’s just the way they have been taught to play.. give it to Munster unless absolutely necessary to go the other way???Not sure if it was the game plan or not but Munster got twice as much ball as DCE did.
Was it the game plan to go to Mitchell and Addo Carr's side over Holmes and Tualagi ( he hardly touched the ball) or is it that dummy half can only pass to the left?
It seemed like everything went left to Munsters side, even the Pommy commentators mentioned it a few times that DCE seemed frustrated that the ball kept going back to the left when things were opening up on the right.
It's not like he could say f$&k this I'm going over to the left to get some decent ball.
I actually noticed it in origin too. I think particularly with Ben hunt at dummy half he seems to favour going to Munster. And then you get Tedesco roaming who never passes the ball which I noticed he would avoid passing to turbo during origin all that much. Could be that there is a bit of a vested interest by players to prefer to give the ball to players they don’t feel they are in direct competition with.Maybe they just don’t have any faith in dce??? It’s the same at origin level, dce was basically non existent in game 1 of origin… touched the ball here and there but all the plays went to Munster… maybe that’s just the way they have been taught to play.. give it to Munster unless absolutely necessary to go the other way???