The Crusaders can run a bunch of reserves out an still win matches .You need a good balance across your squad. With the salary cap it makes it very difficult to stack a team like the Kangroos or the AB's are stacked. So you need to make sure the players you have are complementing each other, and are creating opportunities for the game breakers on attack. Every time Roger Tuivasa-Sheck finds himself in space there needs to be a support runner with a clear goal line in front of him. That kind of thing.
Defense is more about attitude and communication. Any player can be a great defender if they put in the effort. But it seems like all our guys are saving their energy for attack, so they can add to their highlights reels and bump up their contract rates. That's a losing strategy for the team, but can be very profitable for an individual.
It was interesting watching Dugan playing on through all kinds of pain in what was ultimately a loss for the sharks this weekend. Shaun Johnson must have been amazed at that level of commitment, while he sat in the stands with a minor strain.
I've certainly never seen a Warriors player with that level of commitment to the team while Shaun Johnson was with us. We've got guys like Kata faking eye injuries while the opposition are scoring points against us. He needs to give himself and uppercut, while the club gives him a pay cut.
They regularly rest their top players .An still maintain their standard of football
Its not a fluke ..They are incredibly smart .an scientific about mindset an preparation
Read Richie's book he studied how to be a captain an the physiological aspects of
Pressure ..Its not just about being a good player ..Look what happened to our team when
They listened to Keiren Read last season .
There is knowledge out there we just are not asking the questions .