Good tough win

I was at the ground and it was freezing cold (I’m sure it snowed twice!). Our boys were clearly outclassed size and aggression wise and the Raiders played dirty. Our play makers, especially Ted were belted all game yet kept getting up and creating attack.

They tried to beat us with power and rough play but we got them with speed and skill. Special mention for the coaching staff. That game plan was spot on. We ran them around with superior ball movement. Our I’ll discipline kept them in it for mine.

One thing of note…when Boyd scored on half time and started the melee, it happened right in front of me. First bloke who stood up for Teddy was Sirro and he was into them. While they were behind the posts I heard him screaming at the rest of the pack to stiffen up and “get that c### back”. Bravo sir don’t take crap from anyone.

Anyway, good hard win and hopefully we ended their season. Glad I braved the antarctic conditions lmao.

@stryker:

I was at the ground and it was freezing cold (I’m sure it snowed twice!). Our boys were clearly outclassed size and aggression wise and the Raiders played dirty. Our play makers, especially Ted were belted all game yet kept getting up and creating attack.

They tried to beat us with power and rough play but we got them with speed and skill. Special mention for the coaching staff. That game plan was spot on. We ran them around with superior ball movement. Our I’ll discipline kept them in it for mine.

One thing of note…when Boyd scored on half time and started the melee, it happened right in front of me. First bloke who stood up for Teddy was Sirro and he was into them. While they were behind the posts I heard him screaming at the rest of the pack to stiffen up and “get that c### back”. Bravo sir don’t take crap from anyone.

Anyway, good hard win and hopefully we ended their season. Glad I braved the antarctic conditions lmao.

Your right !
It was almost sleeting from the TV pictures !!

Sirro was great tonight !

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Bl–dy hell Stryker you would have definitely noticed the cold in Canberra coming form your part of the world! Our blokes showed some true grit tonight despite the filth they copped which you have mentioned, the Duke would have been proud, for what it’s worth I was well done to the team they kept coming back. Ps you’re not in town for Parliament are you :slight_smile:

Grinding out a win away from home

Playing the percentages with a slim lead in the last few minutes

Recovering from some shocking lapses in concentration instead of dropping our bundle

Backing up after a big upset victory the week before

It was great to see. We could build on that performance if the season wasn’t already over.

Hahaha nah mate a wedding on the weekend. Flying home in the morning if the planes aren’t iced over!

@stryker:

One thing of note…when Boyd scored on half time and started the melee, it happened right in front of me. First bloke who stood up for Teddy was Sirro and he was into them. While they were behind the posts I heard him screaming at the rest of the pack to stiffen up and “get that c### back”. Bravo sir don’t take crap from anyone.

Music to my ears. Thanks for the update.

Sirro and the whole team stood up pretty much all night, was great to see.
Was actually a fairly mild night though - was still 8 degrees when I was driving home after the game. Could have been a hell of a lot worse than that at this time of year :slight_smile:

Don’t you mean -8?
I don’t know how you live in those conditions

It was a very good win. We still have huge lapses in defence at critical times, but they toughed it out. Very pleasing.

The past few weeks they have defended very well when they have had a defensive line set, but when it comes to broken play they defence is average at best,but most teams struggle defending broken play.

My main concern is their attacking kicking game on the last tackle, we just can not create a repeat set. Back in Benji’s day 50% of kicks went to row one but the other 50% were effective, Brooks and Moses just don’t seem to be able to thread the needle. When Brooks first came on the scene he was touted as having brilliant kicking game,I have seen a couple for Teddy, but other than that not much at all. All part of a massive learning call I suppose but if they want to compete with the best you need to have a great kicking game

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