from what we know JFH should be available and Edwards will miss the game with Concussion protocols
I suspect the only change would be JFH into the squad with Capewell to centre and Crichton back to FB
Outside this i see Cleary sticking pretty solidly to his team as we head into the finals
Whilst we should account for the Tigers its the game after which will have our attention against the Eels.
And we should see our best being available and this includes Too for the Eels game.
This games focus will be about the scoreboard and i don’t mean the for…its the against.
Cleary will want to see the improvement in our defence and being ready from the kick off…we have to be ready and prepare for teams who start fast like Storm and Souths.
Looks like a full strength side has been named, Brian To’o makes an early return and Dylan Edwards looks to have been cleared of that nasty head knock that saw him fail a HIA.
It will remain to be seen if this is the team that actually lines up, but I would imagine they would want a few runs with a full strength squad to get some match fitness into returning players before the semi finals kick off.
If this is the side that will run on, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the Tigers.
this side is a red hot side and one could argue, its our best and perhaps our finals line up
if form is applied we should easily account for the Tigers but i am sure IC has his eye on the bigger prize and its not the result, its our execution and processes which he will be focussed on.
This was borne out by last nights Eels V Storm game where the eels (in my opinion) played their grand final and Storm were focussed on a "record’ as a opposed to focussing on their processes.
Only needs you to be 10% off and the other mob play out of their skin and you get rolled.
Today i want to see our defensive patterns hold up and our execution in attack begin to sharpen.
Simple to talk about and sounds simple in theory but this is where the other mob want to unsettle us in our game and its how we respond to this which is key.
We showed amazing patience and resilience last week against Souths, a warm up to what we need to be like in the finals.
Last week was the first in our warm ups, i expect to see a larger improvement again today across all areas.
Martin to start, Kikau the bench. Tyrone May onto the bench replacing Kenny as utility.
Both good moves, imho. Kikau off the bench worked a treat last week. I know some posters don"t rate May, but if he is in Cleary’s plans for the finals, he needs some game time & Kenny has played plenty lately.
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