I thought Sironen was good yesterday. Better first half than second, but who wasn’t? He threw a couple of silly passes but everyone had a crack at that second half - and I’d say both Naiqama’s (cost an almost certain try by passing to Robson) and Sue’s (undid a really good, and vital, pressure relieving set out of defence) cost us more.
The reality is if the Tigers are going to play this sort of football there will be passes and plays that look terrible. As it happens, yesterday almost everything they did in the first half came off and almost nothing they did in the second half did.
Frankly you’d take Sironen’s stats from yesterday in a heartbeat. 10 runs for 67m, 39 tackles (most in the team) and none missed, a line break and a try. It seems there are some people on here who just can’t have the guy, but I was extremely encouraged by what I saw yesterday in terms of how he can work in the side this season.
Incidentally, here’s Sironen’s numbers from yesterday against Lawrence, about whom everyone seems to be raving. Sironen/Lawrence:
Missed tackles 0/3