Our rookie forwards have really added something to our side.
Taunoa-Brown, Katoa and Vuniyayawa have helped cover for the loss of our experienced guys in Ah Mau, Passi and Afoa. Was thinking we'd get smashed up front but these guys have stood up. Also the loan player in Faamausilli has added some grunt.
Katoa has a mistake in him. But once he gets that out of him and gets some more experience with the sport he could be special. He also has a knack for getting over the line.
Great post. Yep we would lose most games defending like that, but we just need to try and scratch some wins until we get our players back from round 8 on. If we could somehow roll Souths (big if) we’ll be 3/6 with Ken and Fusitua ready to roll!
was very bitter after last game so good to be a happy warrior ...who we got next week ...when's are prop wingers coming back ...think the team is finally looking like it has some size aggression to it ... as much as I hated Blair last year but he's actually playing decent part in the team .. hoping we can build on the attack esp bring more Roger Tuivasa-Sheck off the shoulder of some of these big boppers, on the fringes
Thought they played a compressed defensive line tonight, leaving big overlaps on the wings forcing the wingers to come in and cover. Created one of the best hits of the night from Herbie. I hope this was in response to Val Holmes getting injured and not the game plan from the get go as it worked well to contain JT but would have left Val way to much space to work with.
If so this is the first time in - i dont remember how long - that ive seen a tactical decision made during the game due to adjusting circumstance.
If not they got lucky, but maybe they were due some.