Eels are in.
Scored a very soft try. As big as the score is the Warriors look very messy, I've never seen such a badly structured defense line. Any better team and the boys would be under the pump, my expectations are probably too great though. I'm going off last years team after all.
Actually Johnson has been the better out of the two on defense and attack. Locke and Johnson taking most of the last tackle options.
Not one player is really to blame for that eels try, the whole team were bunched up in a circle and there was 20metres of unmarked tryline to attack. Was too easy.
That's good to here, defence and kicking options are the only parts of his game that needed work and it looks like the Warriors have addressed the defence at least. 5 - 10 metres from the line he's slippery as an Eel himself, scored a good one against the Vulcans diving in one handed like the touch video. Jody's got a great long passing game, hopefully he can get some ball out to the outside backs if the forwards aren't getting metres.
Eels leading in all stats on NRL.COM and have made 22 less tackles and 50 more metres with 6 offloads to 0. They're gonna pick our juniors off down the stretch if it continues like this.
Jody isn't an organiser really.
Shaun Johnson definitely has some defensive flaws but looks to be working on them by heavily getting involved. Looking very much like a Benji Clone in these opening exchanges..
I'd love to see him with a decent forward pack laying a solid platform for him to work with. Our forwards are getting dominated. BFN's!
Starting props have 38 metres and 3 hitups between them WTF! Eels aren't much better though.
U20s fortunes will rely heavily on how much Packer plays for them IMO. Most of those forwards hadn't played above u18s last year.