Interesting game and Roosters were up for it from the get go which presented a challenge and our boys responded with defence which thwarts the opposition.
its quite amazing how we use defence as a weapon and despite some still not being at their best ala Cleary who doesn’t look right to me we have others as touched on like Api, Luai and Yeo who is playing at another level such as his deft pass to Sorenson for the Luai try.
I like how Cleary tried the short kick off not once but twice at the end, showing he was still thinking even at 32-6. Sure it didn’t pay off but the key was he was thinking.
I liked how we can change tactics in attack and the field goal set up for Api to score was masterful deception just before half time.
Roosters to their credit didn’t go away but despite their best efforts were outclassed all over the park and we are at another level.
That level will be tested this week when we play the cowboys at home. They are on a high and have thumped both the Eels and Storm, which suggests we will have to be “on” for this game.
There is much to like about how we are playing, we can transition from defence into attack seamlessly, we use defence as an offensive weapon and our options in attack are all over the park.
add to this imo we are still not our best which is an ominous sign for other teams.
I like how we play and how we have no cheap shots or rubbish in our game, its class, execution, enthusiasm and effort.
This side could go down as one of the greats and think 3 in a row is not beyond this squad which puts them in rarefied space in the modern era.
Its a way off and we have to get the job done this year but the elusive looks within reach.
Thats for another day, hope the boys are all well from the game…monster test on Friday.
I hate this SOO period. There should be a cap of 4 players from any one side.
Seriously, a club side doing there best in representing their district are penalised for having the hide to win a high proportion of their premiership games to date. Then they have to risk the possibility of injury further depleting their roster. It stinks !!!
Agreed Puss. I’ve been saying for years it should be on stand alone weekends, so that the club games aren’t impacted. It would only add an extra 2 weeks to the season (or alternatively play 2 less games during the season).
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