This game is key to the rest of our season in my opinion.
oddly both sides are coming off 2 straight losses and having played their last game in terrible wet conditions.
It appears conditions in QLD will be for dry fast ground which will suit both teams and again we play a side with formidable knowledge of our systems with Webster as head coach and the Warriors have shown plenty of resilience in their season to date albeit they have also dropped off in the last 2 weeks.
I don’t like Peachy at centre but his inclusion will not be the reason for a loss if we do, it will come down to the team.
we are trotting out as close to a full squad as possible but would like to see Lenui on the reserves.
Cleary is not at 100% and others are down on what we have come to expect over previous years, just hope they are fresh mentally and focus on process and whilst a win would be great, a significant statement in how we win would be the ultimate.
Very tough game and could go either way…just too close to call IMHO
Half time & an improvement on last week. The main concern for me is the ease of the line breaks through the middle by the Warriors. Credit to our scrambling defence that we only conceded 1 try from their 3 breaks.
Ordinary first half. Still struggling in attack, it feels very disjointed side to side.
I am thankful we got in the first half of games this weekend. That field is choppy as hell. I would hate to see how it looks for game 8. Players are already struggling with keeping their footing out there.
On the positive side. The defence is good and a 90%+ competition rate is much better from previous weeks.
Happy with the win & our defence. Our attack still needs a lot of work. We are dominating teams, but not getting the points on the board. It is especially worrying against a team that has 2 players binned & a few in game injuries.
what an ugly win, all i can say is thank god we have Lenui.
he made a difference the moment he came on and deserved his try but his efforts mask the problems we have.
i cannot believe how many times were had dumb options on last tackle, or no options and Hosking despite his energy has terrible defence lapses.
But we had a few others like Luai who deadset looks lost and Peach is not a first grader and him in the side highlights how little we have in lower grades and our left side looks s shadow on past seasons.
Maybe play Lenui in the Kikau role?
Not only the fact we were ugly and disjointed lets talk about the ref.
The Corsey tackle on Crichton was aa should to the head and he should have been sent off, Crichton to his great credit didn’t lay down like some of the warrior bums like DWZ and a few others maybe saved him.
Then we had Edwards in scoring a try hit on the chin and in the same play Hosking was tackled without the ball by Walker.
Then the fiasco of the same whiner Corsey getting hit in a tackle and his head hitting Crichton and they get a penalty
Let alone the forward passes which were touched on in an earlier post…it appeared the fix was in against us.
The takeaway…it was a win
Lenui needs more game time and we miss Martin.
I think we need to dump Peachy and play Salmon in the centres.
Not sure why we are so disjointed but it needs to be fixed and fixed quickly
Hope the boys enjoy the win and there are no injuries.
I feel the pieces are all there, but at places they don’t quite fit right. Our defence looks great, full credit to the Warriors, played some real tough offence, against a fair bunch of teams they could have really racked up a score.
We got the basics right for the most, but the polish from the last year has worn off. We find ourselves on in the opposition twenty metres playing ‘hot potato’ and making no ground. I’m not sure if it’s a confidence issue or it’s just down to trying to make tired gameplays stick, but fixing this should be of the upmost importance.
We are getting the basics right… and that can win you games… but it won’t win you the big ones. We rapidly approach the mid season in a month and I feel they have a long way to go, I secretly hope that getting some rep footy into some of them will spark a renaissance towards the backend of the season.
I’ll be first to admit… I am starting to get a bit worried about our ability to snatch a threepeat this year.
… and a note about the surface of Suncorp Stadium. One word to summarise it… awful.
It was a sunny day, with a dry track. The Warriors were hot and ready to play, as was Penrith. Yet the surface robbed us of any chance to see the ‘Champagne Football’ that Magic Round claimed we would see.
Just the mere change of angle would cause the ground to slip from under their feet. I would count the amount of times a player lost their footing in that game, but I would have lost count around the 100 mark. Just the simple task of running back picking up the ball on the ground and returning the ball to the defensive line would result in a comical slipping and tripping like they were on top of a floor of marbles covered in dish soap.
As I said before, I am happy we were Game 3 and not Game 8. I am projecting some serious foot and ankle injuries this week.
I think the powerbrokers need to look at what is happening in the lead up to magic round. Playing an NRL game & a Super Rugby game the week before doesn’t give the ground enough time to repair properly before hosting 8 games in 3 days.
The ground was already well chewed up in the first game of the round. When I saw that, I couldn’t believe that they planned to play the rest of the round on the ground. The ground keeper needs to hang their head in shame.
Only watched the extended highlights (Attention span not up to a full replay) but Luai and Peachey are cuurently freeloaders.
Peachey is apparently no longer up to it but Luai surely is a different case. I remember a couple of seasons ago when Dylan Edwards was having a rough trot. A few weeks in reserve grade sorted that out; is that perhaps the answer to get Luai back to his best?
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