Let in some easy tries but showed they can score points - and entertain - when they throw the ball around and back themselves.
The forwards were awesome again - besides Burr
he’s a fucken blip
what a fucken find - 170m 24 tackles no misses
runs for 150m
190m 42 tackles no misses
150m 29 tackles no misses
and King - solid off the bench again.
The halves were better today:
Nikorima - ran and caused the defence headaches in that first half.
Kakariki actually controlled the game nicely particularly in that stretch where we pulled away in the 2nd half.
The backline is average but Herbert
was solid and Hiku
was a positive injection despite a few blunders (lacking match fitness tbh)
We get Fusitua
and Ken back and it’s a different story - although Beale
has been solid.
is growing better week by week - Lawton
was the perfect injection.
another phenomenal work horse performance - every Run he threatens to break the line wide open but he never seems to do so. Didn’t do much in terms of playmaking either.
For a broken team - nights like this give us hope but it’s obvious we can’t hang with the better teams as we are.