Is he signed till end of next year or am I correct in remembering that he was 1 of the players that got an extension?Not gonna say anything negative...that result is what it is at this stage.
What i will say is this...i love how much Curren hates the fuck out of losing. Scores and you can see he cant stand the celebration of his teamates. Same as him giving it to Shaun Johnson the other week. His attitude is exactly what is needed in the next few years.
Nah fuck him. If he was still at the sharks he wouldn’t have seen a lot of his whanau. He is making excuses for being shit.
Thanks for this, was exactly what I was looking for in this thread. Had the game on my phone but only saw very short bits and pieces as was out at a family event so was in my pocket most of the time. Was Keen to watch due to volkman and Stacey making changes.A few observations:
- Arthars solidified his side.
- Arthars and Pompey are our best centres (well done Stacey)
- Addin Fonua-Blake strengthened the middle 134m. Still would like to see him hitting the line with more sting though. Hasn’t smashed into the defence since the knee clash last year - change of technique?
- Jazz 130m - small man big heart
- Afoa 122m - we called for him to do more and he responded. Some runs with venom in there as well
- Chanel Harris-Tavita tried hard and probed nicely - suited to 14. (Well done Stacey)
- Volkman was quiet but I could see the potential - strongly built and physically ready for first grade. Some deft plays.
- Harris struggled for speed but is still coming back from his ACL.
- Aitken out of the second row solidified our defence - he’s small and even though he stops people he doesn’t dominate in attack or defence. Curren, Murchie and Harris are a physically imposing lineup. I’m liking what Murchie offers.
The selection was solid with the best of what we have got (Arthars and Pompey our best centres, Chanel Harris-Tavita to 14, backing our future in Volkman, Murchie in the back row who performed). Good job Stacey.
We did lose our last 5 or 6 games straight against easier competition. Can't really expect much more at this stage.It's sad that a 40 - 6 loss is looked upon as okay by some people. That is how far our expectations have dropped and probably reflects the players expectations. Preseason a top 8 finish was the barest pass mark, now avoiding the spoon will be some sort of success.
Average performances ( by our standards ) are not acceptable .
Broncos had young forwards too where I think we have a young backline and experienced forwards, next year anyway. I thought Volkman combined with Walsh better than any halve we’ve had in the role this year and really positive for their first game together. His short ball to a rampaging Curran was great and the sole try we got was all of the future of team combining. Watching the nrl I quite like our strategy going forward if there is one of experienced forwards and young backs as I think the game is more suited to speed and agility. There are still the great players like Munster and Hughes but I think the game has passed by the likes of Shaun Johnson, Moses, Keary etc and the new guard is coming through like Walker, Mam, Brown and others and then there’s the experienced halve with the young like Reynolds/Mam or Townsend/Dearden.Broncos have had a pretty young team for a few years and had some terrible results, and are only now starting to look like all that heart ache was worth something. Are our team learning and growing? Is there improvement on the horizon? Jeeze I hope so
How do you say DZW as a positive then in the next sentence talk about conceding soft tries, which is exactly what he did from a really poor tackle in the corner, letting in their 3rd try right on 1/2 time?It's sad that I'm looking at 40-6 as almost an OK result.
I did think there were a few positives like Walsh, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, return of Arthars. Most of the forwards seemed to go well.
Same story with conceding soft tries though. I don't know who or what is to blame but geez we let blokes just waltz through.
Couldn't agree more. Too many soft tries conceded and needless penalties. I really have to question POS recruitment. He has left the next manager with some expensive turds.How do you say DZW as a positive then in the next sentence talk about conceding soft tries, which is exactly what he did from a really poor tackle in the corner, letting in their 3rd try right on 1/2 time?
12-0 vs 18-0 was a game changer for me, because that’s when I switched off the game. All because of Dallin Watene-Zelezniak!!
Siro was another one. Terrible play the ball losing possession and the Penrith score. 5 mins later we’re on attack, second tackle right on their try line and he loses the ball… shocker…
Massive hole left by Murchie and Harris and Dylan Walker zips through to score under the posts….
Yet everyone was going on about Shaun Johnson in the game day thread??????
Some of you fellas need to take off your one eyed goggles.
Volkman had an ok debut. He’s a poor man’s Kodi Nikorima and is going to have problems when it comes to defense.
Anyone thinking Mt Smart and eating mums homemade cooking is going to be a game changer better think again…
We desperately need more size back. Some of our guys got absolutely belted yesterday. Jazz getting folded in 1/2 by Kikau pretty much summed up the game in one tackle.
Dam, I feel so salty….