That was simply not good enough.
From the opening 5 mins I knew that game was lost. There was zero urgency on attack or defence. We'd make hitups, get tackled and then just lie there not making any effort for a quick play the ball. Hard runs are great Paasi
but if you take 30 seconds to play the ball then you've just nullified any advantage we may have had.
The backs were awful. Worst game I have seen from Hiku
in our colours and that sort of performance was exactly why his signing made me nauseous. Can't tackle and looked disinterested.
is a good organising half, but he is not Cooper Cronk or Jonathan Thurston, so why is he suddenly seeing so much more ball on the run whilst Shaun Johnson
goes missing. Shaun Johnson
ran the ball for the first time around the 50 minute mark, what the fuck is the point in having an organising half to 'free up Shaun Johnson
' if Shaun Johnson
doesn't fucking run with the ball.
Gelling had an absolute shocker but that lies entirely with Kearney
. Has him on the bench playing about 10 minutes of football in a month and when the heat goes on he comes up with key errors, absolutely retarded waste of a bench spot the past few weeks and you now have a player who has no match fitness under his belt.
Forwards looked limp, other than Afoa
who ran hard. Simon's career on the fringes is done, he doesn't offer anything out there and I would have Papali'i in next week regardless of how ineffective he looked today in ISP.
Our excellent start to the season is in very real threat of becoming a distant memory. We have the Dragons next week and clearly home advantage counts for little, we are in real danger of heading to Melbourne on the back of 2 straight losses.
As I've said over and over, a few good wins doesn't reverse years of rubbish. All I saw today was 2012-2017 on replay.