Well just had a long night so I thought I'd watch the game again,
Man our right does exceptionally well in both facets, there are definitely some timing issues like we saw with Bodene last year.
It will take a few games but the key indicator was the big run from Tui that resulted in Kata's 2nd, nice hands and fundamental footy to put Tui in space, I love that shit, fuck moving Tui, that was some winger shit.
There was a lot of play down that right and we defended lovely, the Blake haters should re-watch, great chase out of dummy half and makes some good tackles from there, He was chasing kicks hard, but Shaun Johnson
was putting them a bit long.
The Simona fend was his worst moment but the line held and we recovered with out losing ground, I think some thought the big Rankin run was his fault but it wasn't, it was lucky that he chased hard and gave him the big clothesline from behind.
Blake really does some nice things with the ball but it's just a bit of timing needed, people are talking shit if they think Kon would have scored off those plays, he gets held out in those circumstances as well, however there was one where he probably should have hit Tui but it wasn't a bad play to take it to the line.
Hoffman is the key to that left with the team staying the same, he really was quite disappointing, he needs to up his defensive rate and stop taking one off hit ups.
That Simona try was combination of not numbering and misreads, and Hoffman should have been up helping Robson shut down the offloader, poor lazy defence from him at a time when you should be trying to keep them pinned, Kata and Manu's having bad reads surprise surprise, far far too many of them, those tries were just far too simple overlap or not but even the Teddy try they can hold their hands up.
You got to feel for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
in that situation with the Simona try, there was actually a comment about Blake jogging back with that try, but he seemed to moving the same speed as Kata, who helped create it.
Lillyman was absolute rubbish, his hit ups were killing momentum by the way he was backing in and they would easily put him on his back and slow us right down and his defence was soft, you can attribute a try to him from his soft tackle, is he carrying an injury??
I think I would rather have Manu at Centre and Kata on the wing if they are going to play together, we are in with a chance if we can defend that left.