I think we really missed Woods out there tonight. The forwards didn’t have anyone to calm them down and didn’t have that guy to punch out the big minutes. The rest of our pack was really exposed tonight. None of them are leaders. Josh Aloiai was really good tonight and last week but, without leaders in the pack all of his effort is in vain. With Woodsy in the team I just feel confident. With Matulino and Packer around Aloiai and Sue next year though I think the future is looking pretty good, so it’s not all doom and gloom.
I agree with you - cos Ava overstepped tonight and cost us big time. In his entire career when has Ava ever gone the biff? NEVER! He tried to be tough tonight and copped a major penalty. Woods would have been his usual consistent metre eating hit up self and we missed that - but you are right…he wasn’t there and instead of having JJ Felise on the bench we had a spare hooker who came on with 20 to go and 20 behind (+ or - 6)