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01 Jan 1970 12:00
Making meters on kick returns - that was all Manu Vatuvai was offering in his last couple of seasons. Maumalo is just a continuation of that and he doesn't even have Manu's ability to score tries from bombs. He does have Manu's butterfingers when dealing with the rolling ball though.
Losing Luke and Harris, both have been big parts of the Warriors resurgence.
The inexperience of Lino.
The 5 day turnaround traveling across the ditch to play an in-form Storm side at their home ground.
It was never going to be a good night for the Warriors. I didn't think they would win, but I thought it would have been more competitive. But unfortunately, there aren't any sides that could beat Storm when they are in that kind of mood. They are a level above everyone else at their best.
Take the loss, move on. This game showed the Warriors still have a lot of work to do. Work on the weaknesses that were exploited so they can't get exploited again. There is still a long way to go in the season, better to cop the floggings now then just before the finals.
watching the replay, every one has pretty much nailed the various reason that contributed to the thrashing we saw last night.
The team has still come a long way from last year, we will soon find out how far.
Finally thing I noticed on the ground was how easily the Storm penetrated the line especially both inside and outside the centre.
Most of the breaks weren't overlaps but simply a storm player beating his man.
ANd Roger Tuivasa-Sheck screwed up big time, right at the start so of course he worked his arse off. His nearly scoring when we could have scored was so bad, and being our best player, i would have said that was Adam Blair. But hey its only my opinion.
that must be why they ran at mannering , oh i mean past mannering all night. Seriously if hes there on the spot - yea boy, but otherwise he looked slow and on attack. OMG how many attacking plays break down with him, terrible offloads, no speed. Comon, it always starts further infield and Mannering was the weak link.