Tigers rue 14 minutes of madness

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Tigers rue 14 minutes of madness

Unread post by Newtown » Sun 12 Apr, 2015 7:12 pm

Sun 12 Apr, 2015, 7:08am
By Corey Rosser, NZ Correspondent, NRL.com

Wests Tigers hooker Dene Halatau said his squad urgently need to improve their ruck defence, after losing to the Warriors in a high-scoring encounter at Mt Smart Stadium. Off the back of a dominant showing from the Warriors forward pack which ran for a combined 895 metres, the home team's little men caused plenty of headaches for the Tigers up the middle of the park. The Warriors scored 20 unanswered points in a 14-minute stretch, taking full advantage of a Tigers' defensive line which was helpless to contain their roll.

"Their ruck speed got us in that period and they were able to run through us and score some tries," Halatau told NRL.com. "They had a lot of ball, that didn't help our cause, they were getting quick play the balls and managed to score some points. "It was a good effort from the boys but we let ourselves down with our ruck control."

Even after trailing 20-6 in the first period the feeling was that they had enough points in them to come back, which they very nearly did. "I thought we were good up the other end when we got the ball, we managed to score some points of our own," Halatau added. "As soon as we got to 20-18 behind I think we were confident we could perhaps steal it away from them."But they kicked away a bit further and we were at odds to try and win it from there

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Unread post by 851 » Sun 12 Apr, 2015 7:26 pm

He is not wrong,that 14 minutes the warriors were running at will,hope they learn from this.
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Unread post by jirskyr » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 1:53 pm

Same thing happened vs Souths.

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Unread post by sheer64 » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 2:12 pm

The Warriors were allowed incredibly fast play the balls by the way the game was refereed during that period. They were allowed to walk forward off the mark every time making it impossible for our markers to get onside.
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Unread post by barra » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 7:10 pm

Yeah, I noticed that too '64. It's not a great part of the game at the moment. I know the team that's winning the ruck gets some latitude but it seemed a bit over the top and worse, it took our marker out of the play a few times.

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Unread post by Russell » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 7:47 pm

64 and Barra - spot on.

Souffs do this every week and get so much latitude.

In fact people like Inglis quite often push the maker over.

When are they going to be stopped? Never is the answer.

They are the "Pride of the League" - God help us.

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Unread post by TrueTiger » Wed 15 Apr, 2015 7:01 am

Russ,wouldn't it be nice if all teams were treated equally very week by the Refs..

Rugby League would be a big winner if they did their jobs competently and more consistently.....
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Unread post by cktiger » Wed 15 Apr, 2015 8:12 am

How come the general public can notice this but not one 'expert' commentator ever mentions it?

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