Our Halves missed 155 tackles between them this season. I would like to know how many tries they were directly responsible for? Seems to me to be a massive issue, I know they are kids and learning on the run, however can we afford to have these 2 again next year if this continues? Of course they are other factors like having capable players to support them on the edges and so on and so on.
How can we ever have a competitive team with 2 such easy targets on both edges? Last night some of the tries were laughable really to concede, thats how soft they were. They were Holden cup Under 20s style. Maybe thats there our boys could still be you could argue? The Dragons are not known as an attacking force yet they targeted theses two and it was all too easy for them.
I see there is a Moses thread and he is getting some stick. However his issues are obvious. He is too slight and and in his first full year of first grade. Generally he rips in and does not take a backward step, I think the fans at least see that. It is still no great at first grade level watching some of the tries they have walked over him, but fans are confident he will improve as be fills out and with more experience. An off season for him and we will be more confident in him, or I will anyway?
I am struggling to come up with as many excuses for Luke Brooks?? He has a good, solid build and always has. He is close on 50 first grade games and 2 full off seasons behind him. He is a turn -style for mine and he shirks it too often.
Sometimes he has no idea who to mark, other times he has poor technique, other times he he lacks effort in defence. Its different reasons all the time. But Luke Brooks has a really solid build and should be doing much better. I know he is still really young however you look at his shambolic defensive performance last night, and it was like a repeat of Round 1 2014. 2 years on and little improvement.
Am i being a bit too harsh on Brooks or does he need a bit of a rocket this off season? Seems non committal too often in defence.