With Origin 2 on a Sunday with no Telstra Premiership games being played I think all players will be available for their clubs on the previous weekend i.e. our game against the rabbits. Correct me if I am wrong.
i may be wrong but expect Fittler to name his side for Origin 2 on Monday which means all teams have origin players available for this weekend.
Despite Maloney having a blinder i don’t expect him to be picked for SOO 2…in fact i don’t expect Fittler to name any changes except RCG for Klemmer.
On our team for this week…i expect Cleary to name a unchanged spot…hard to change what is working unless there is an injury
On that note this will be another tough test against a side who will be smarting from the loss to the Knights but they are a weakened side through injuries and the game plan against Souths should be the same as we employed against the Rossters.
The Knights have shown how to beat both Roosters and the Bunnies and that is again simple but dominating in the forwards
If we can improve again with less penalties and better execution we will get the Bunnies.
Its an important game not just for us supporters but for the players to continue the belief they are gaining from their last 3 victories…might be not elegant in how we have got there but we have got there.
We now need to begin getting there…more easily and that comes through effort!
Game day has dawned, looks like it should be a fast pitch for the game.
Good news is that Cummins was able to display his complete incompetence last night, so at least we don’t have him to contend with. That said our record under tonight’s officials is even worse. The rabbits BOO squad will be in full voice tonight to influence the whistle blowers, so we just have to hope for a half decent go.
Not sure what to expect, but hopefully another display like last week where everyone put in and we played as a team. Hoping for a win to keep our season alive. Hoping for a bench shuffle to give us a bit more size in a game that may become a bit of a grind.
Will be watching the game from Rooty Hill RSL ahead of attending a show there tonight. Will be cheering the boys on.
I like Kenny at Hooker but fail to see why we need Egan on the bench, to be honest i would like to see Hetherington get another crack because i like his aggro…am concerned he takes it too far but we need a forward who has major niggle but can hurt the other mob…Martin is showing signs of hurting and can play the 80 but not sure if he is a player who others don’t want to run into just yet.
Souths are wounded and need a win to stop their current trend which is all the wrong way and Bennett will have his side ready.
We need to execute better and agree on NC…he needs to start to throw up attack options on his side because atm Kiaku and Maloney are our only threats unless something comes from broken play.
Cleary in defence has been rock solid and possibly too much defence focussed
We also need the win to continue our trend…us by not many
This performance against an under strength Rabbitohs
is overwhelmingly rubbish. We continue to turn the ball
over time and time again inviting them back into the game.
They even gave us start. That we’re still in the game with
ten to go is astounding.
i wouldn’t say rubbish but despite winning it seems we haven’t learnt anything…Knights found out the hard way against a Storm side today and we managed to win this despite our best efforts to lose it
Maybe Cleary should introduce a tax of $10k for anyone who loses the ball when trying to play the ball.
On players Nathan tried somethings but he just isn’t poking his head through the line …I hope Naden learns from he positional play because he looks solid enough.
Poor Yeo looks like he is playing badly wounded as it looks like Naden picked up an injury so hope they are ok.
There is nothing to take out of that game except for the 2 points but its been as its been all year…we need to execute better and cut out dumb penalties…we play Warriors in NZ next which may be a challenge if we have Yeo and Naden both injured and Cleary will be in SOO 2 along with potentially RCG
We are playing better than earlier in the season, but still a long way to go - still way too many errors & poor options. That said, for the last 4 weeks we have just found a way to win - I think that is due to team spirit, exuberance of youth & ironically on that point, old-man Maloney, who just seems to find a way to get the team to win.
It was a team effort, but I am amazed at the form of Naden. Brought down from the bush as a youngin’ he failed to show anything much, disappeared, and all of a sudden he is playing like a man possessed. If he can keep that up for the next couple of months, I suggest there will need to be talk of moving someone on.
If we ever find our mojo, it could be a good ride. I don’t see great hopes for 2019, but maybe the foundations are being laid?? Anyway, the week is always better when we have had a win, and it is a rare one against the BOO squad at ANZ.
You weren’t wrong re Boo squad mr walker, fair dinkum !
My issue is this ‘C’ garbage that we “as a team” are persisting with. I did not see Tamou say anything, not in the lead up to kick off, not on the field, not at half time NOTHING, yet Maloney is giving the speech at half time with Cleary nodding in agreement at whatever he was saying. WHY?
If a “Team” doesn’t know who there leader is, or worst still the accolades are given to the wrong bloke, it can drive a wedge into your group. I believe this needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.
Although he made a few errors, I love Liam Martin and his attitude, get the job done and or just get on with it.
I agree Puss, that was a terrible game!
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