What about Fusitua
being tipped up past the horizontal while in mid air ? Winterstein should have been sited.
Thurston managed to have a good old whinge ar the Ref on that one....I mean what is there to argue ?
I heard the Ref say ' yes the same will apply to them down the other end '
Still we cant complain, 8 penalties in a Mat Cechen game and no send off is home advantage plus massive occasion for the NRL effect.
There are still lots of mistakes being made. However, I divide mistakes into positive and negative categories.
Using Kata as the example. His penalty for flopping was positive. He was trying to slow the play the ball near their line. Bit unlucky I thought but I can cop that one.
Being bundled into touch with a low percentage run up the short side near our line was a negative penalty.
We have to be patient and realise these negative mistakes will continue, this team is a work in progress. They are human
Good point, it's easy to be critical.
We have progressed from committing the same errors repeatedly in games.
Tend to see the players make adjustments after a stuff up....the old Warriors would be capable of being taken over the side line twice no worries.
I was interested to see the Cows score against our left edge right before half time....we numbered up well, watching the replay you realise we did repel at least three goes at that move. That is one of the Cows specials anyway, Feldt airborne in the corner after rapid spread to the absolute edge has beaten plenty of good defences 1st time round.
Mannering tried to turn the ball back on the inside to Johnson
, Thurston interrupted it with a attempted intercept.
Mannering is a bit clunky and often gives up a error with that stuff...I didn't want him passing, but it was the right idea...happy to see Mannering keep trying...you got a have some faith in people when the teams going good. Tohu Harris
will find himself increasingly heavily marked ( nice to see Shaun Johnson
wise up to that and lay on passes direct to Fusitua
Just on our defence, the chasing from the inside out has been remarkable (Blair
have been incredible) the old master Thurston tried to catch those guys out by reversing the angle with a runner aimed at the outside shoulder of defenders who are angling inward...the change of stance on a dime and diving back against the direction you were headed has been unreal.
is tackling like a hooker he is a whole story of his own.
Lastly I was pleased with Simon's leg drive post contact, we didn't lose anything there.