I wonder if anyone noticed the reason why we got beat comprehensively against these teams?
There was one distinct difference between the defence of both sides.
It wasn’t the missed tackles or poor reads.
It was how Canberra managed to put everything single one of us on our backs.
In the opposite token every Canberra player including their smaller backs we failed to dominate in the tackle.
In watching the Finals this week. Each teams forward pack managed to dominate the defence by falling on their stomachs ready for a quick PTB.
This made for very even matches.
The one area we desperately need to improve on.
As someone mentioned in an earlier post we even failed to do this in the first newcastle game.
We make a massive improvement with our forward dominance, attack and defence, watch out!
Neither will beat the Storm Cowboys and Sharks. They just don’t have the patience. Of course could be wrong and I love watching them play especially Penrith, but I think when it comes to a sudden death match they might both roll the dice to much. One thing you notice watching these really good sides is the value they get out of their wingers. Okay Nofo ended up having a good season but to use Rankin for most of the year was pure madness
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