Actually I didn’t think the passes from Sironen were bad. The lack of support play for your ball playing second rower was the issue. The passes were good passes, they were also on the fact that the players had turned their back is the dissapointing thing. Sue on the other hand his was near halfway and when we needed to settle it.
The 2nd offload by siro was pure speculation. Poor pass Boonboon
OK if you are up by 20 on their line you can throw a speculator, no problem. But they scored from the next possession.
What a composed side then says is “ok that was a risky / dumb play, we need to play smart with this lead” and you play sensible footy for the next few sets, hold the ball, kick to the corners.
Instead Siro does ANOTHER offload and it was a worse one. I would have hooked the bloke right there and then for not respecting the opposition and the timing of the match. Sue then goes for a bit of a speculator himself mid-field.
Warriors jagged a few dodgy penalties - the Moses one still confuses - and they build pressure. The only way to stop teams building pressure is to respect possession, complete your sets, put the ball down their end. Look at Broncos on Thursday, they withstood some spirited Parramatta raids then played smart footy to put them back on their own line. Teams struggle to continue attacking you if you make good use of your football.
A real turning point at the end of the match was Littlejohn getting that repeat set, took the wind out of the Warriors sails. Their attack was more desperate and less effective thereafter.