I have re read what I posted last night and haven't changed my mind about anything. Some things noted I didn't comment on. The first is Locke not taking the high ball. There seemed to be a lack of communication between Laumape and Locke.
Statistics are like a slut, once you get them down you can do what you like with them.
Rapira, Matulino and Lillyman were great, I couldn't see any problem with Packer either, at the ground he seemed to be putting in.
The real difference was the last tackle plays, Storm were accurate and put pressure on, ours were too deep. I think it is time for Seijka for TL. His D is good but his lack of attack options and real passing skills is killing them.
Henry was good, Taylor
I didn't notice other than in the warmup.
Mateo looked to be only going through the motions, there was no real intent in his running. Hello Vulcans.
Even the Storm supporters (these were ones booing anything the Warriors did) admitted the 40/20 decision was shit. One pointed out that Shaun Johnson
was well behind the 40 and the Touchie raised his flag inside the 20 makes it fairly clearcut. They also reckoned that pass was forward. They admitted the Storm got out of jail. I disagreed, at the end of the day the Warriors let them out of jail. In any game the refs make less mistakes than the players.
There seems to be a play to have Hurrell take it up in the early tackles, a waste IMO, keep him wider running deep at backs, Storm backs had trouble containing him. I would persist with him.
IMO Ropati copping some criticism that should be directed at another prick who is Mateos size and appearance not numbering up forcing Ropati having to stay further in than he wanted. You could see him looking inside knowing what was going to happen but powerless to do anything, it left an overlap no matter what he and Laumape did. However, after that he is my pick to be replaced by Neilson next week (hopefully). I think he provides good injury cover.
My last word, until we can create pressure from tackle 1 to tacle 6 the Warriors will find it tough to close out games.