This is one of those games where as a fan, you worry more about what the opposition can do than what good things your mob are capable of.
Every game the Warriors win or play well in, will be down to them ignoring what their opposites can do and focusing on getting the most out of their own strengths.
At peak performance, all things being equal our side demonstrated last week that their brand is very hard to go with.
A fast game suits the Warriors and should we see a fast eighty minutes the Cowboys will be in for a long afternoon.
Our scramble is Storm like (no surprise), big forwards make big targets and we hit them in threes, two good wrestlers up top, the smaller guys like Jazz
Luke and Johnson
going low...at full tilt.
Mannering will add to that, the way we neutralize the size of the big guys....numbers is the key...we have been brilliant at shutting down any opportunities for second phase,
The high turn over rate of our opposites is no fluke, they are being swamped.
The Numbers we ran at the Roosters, the wall of decoys we launched on almost every play, really overwhelmed them, I don't care how stink the Roosters were, you can't take away from the Warriors the relentless attack group...hell on one play there was Paasi
, and Afoa
all sprinting to receive potentially the same pass from first receiver, all three had their hands in the catch position, as it turned out the ball hit the second man right into his hands.
No one overplayed that move, the inside man didn't try reach out in front of him - the timing and the trust of our forwards is showing the makings of something special.
I think no matter how badly the Cowboys want this, no matter how much of a siege mentality they adopt, if the Warriors flick the switch on, the Cows won't be able to do much about it.
Lets hope we grab onto the learning of last week around discipline and run with it for the rest of the season.
We can do that, our side was boringly disciplined most of last year...makes a lot of sense now.