Couple of observations straight after the game.
Effort - There was a lot of it. We are definitely a better team than we were last year and I think we will get into the 8 (just). Always bloody tough to win in Melbourne but they stood up.
Foran - Noticeably limping early on. Had a couple of great reads on D, but didnt fire on attack too much (hammie giving him trouble?).
Hoff - Playing his best footie in a Warriors jersey. A true professional.
- Played with a lot of heart and guts today. Couple of small errors in judgement, but was the better half today.
Ken - Big Ken. Not sure what to do with him, he really is Manu 2.0. It does beg the question, why dont we have conventional wingers.
Kata - Hooked or hurt???
MOM - Hard to split Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
and Gavet again. Both were awesome once again. We need to get Gavet a contract extension.
Refs - Pretty rubbish across the board. Some really odd calls both ways. Foot on the line...bloody close, well close enough for a check by the bunker! But shit the Storm get away with so much rubbish (leg pull on Shaun Johnson
...play on???) like lying all over the ruck and having bodies all through the defensive line. Ugh.
Overall...disappointed we didnt get the 2pts. We could have. But I am seeing this team grow and this was definitely a huge improvement on the last couple of seasons.