I have a good feeling we are going out in another big one, having lost to them in round one.
Interesting selection headache with Martin back and Sorro having his best ever game. One of the two would have to go to go the bench, and funny enough I think it should be Martin, just for the energy he brings when he comes on.
I think having Marto on the bench has more to do with recovery management than “playing his way back into the starting squad”.
Traditionally hamstring injuries have a high propensity of reoccurring in the late stages of recovery. A good example we the injury Martin suffered his first game back.
I think for a few weeks at least they will do what they did against the Roosters, have him on the bench and when the opposition defence starts to cook off a bit, put him on get some match fitness into those hamstrings and then get him off after a stint and then rinse and repeat in the second half. It will give him the best opportunity to fully recover.
I think Sorensen has lock up that position outside Laui. They work together very well, and last week I saw glimpses of that form Luai had last year with Kikau. That left edge was lethal, and we are still waiting on the return of Tago (that’s not saying Peachey isn’t doing great, he was phenomenal last week). If I were to make a change to make way for Martin it would be to move Zac to the bench, and when you bring Zac on, move Martin to the forwards (with Kenny to the forwards for Luke) to add a bit of longevity to the forward pack dominance, of which is important to Penriths game plan.
It’s also a positive whilst Spence is out. Marto made good impact the moment he came on. Hopefully I’m proven wrong, but I don’t see Hosking doing the same. Having Marto back into the starting side and Spence on the bench will be a big lift.
Edit: Still looking forward to Soni getting more game time; bring him on at the 30-minute mark and see out the game IMO
That Sorensen no try was yet another example of the joke the bunker has become. I don’t care which team it is, but if a player dives on the ball and slides into the in goal that is a try. No slowing it down frame by frame to see if his left hand moved it into his right hand or other nitpicking ?$!#%!
Moe should feel unlucky to have Capewell knock the ball from his grasp, preventing his try. He was best on ground for the first 20 minutes.
We are strangling teams with our aggressive, committed defense, much like the last 3 seasons.
There were times when the broncs were just out of gas, and they resorted to some trick plays to try to overcome our defence.
The ref thinks we were tackling too hard
The difference just now is that we are just missing scoring tries that we would have mostly found a way to score in 20-22. We are creating chances, just as many I would say, but combination of execution slightly off, bad luck (even goal posts) & match officials is just stopping us blowing them opposition away. When we get that right, there should be no stopping us.
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