Want a laugh ?
Go read the Broncos HQ thread for this game.
My favorite quote:
" Won't somebody think of the children?!!"
I'd very much like to see the Warriors not over think this one. Just go out there and play by the numbers.
The Tigers have been playing a very similar defensive based game to us, and they still lost to the Broncos. The Refs murdered them in that game. The Tigers did the rest by turning over possession and giving away penalties.
Those errors by the Tigers are pretty much our Achilles heel also, not playing with the ball in the oppositions red zone as often as we are capable of.
Have to admit to being a bit surprised that a team with Johnson
and Green in it...don't spend more time cashing in on repeat sets from in goal kicks (both are well rated for that Kick).
I thought at the start of the season that a prerequisite of any Warrior win this year would need repeat sets ++ (I got a lot of things wrong this year).
The Broncos have beaten two sides that are pretty hard to beat, we know about that from having to fight hard for eighty minutes to put the Cows away, and any win over the early form Tigers is a good win.
They will not be push overs...they have lost two on the trot.
Bennett has a set template against us where they kick early and find touch (even his Knights side did it against us).
Our real strength in attack has been our back five, Bennetts ploy is a good one for preparing his troops to neuatralise the one two three pattern the Warriors run:
Ken or Fusitua
do the first hit up, if they bend the line Kata jumps in as second runner, if not we run, big winger after big winger then Kata.
So imagining that this is taken away by Bennett and we are looking at a set play from the scrum: Someone will fill in for Harris
in the Scrum as he plays old school 'inside center' off a Johnson
ball to Hiku
and Pita likely takes the tackle instead of risking an intercept passing to Fusitua
That ability to use our right side and sweep down field because of Harris
give the Warriors a big advantage.
This game is really straight forward. Don't underestimate them. Play the game plan and it's good night Broncos.
Resist the temptation for a Flashy Broncos glory win.....just play the numbers. in preparation for the Dragons.