One thing I noticed is that Tigers shifted the ball A LOT, especially second half. Clear plan to run the Dogs forwards around and for several sets we made really strong yards up the edges.
Thing about this strategy is the next hitup after a shift wide is almost certainly from a back. And when you have Fonua, Marsters, Nofo in the backs, they are happy to put their hands up for a run, what often ends up being strong run. Sharks won the comp 2 yrs ago on the back of terrific backline work early in the set.
So yeah the forwards down a bit on metres, but we still ran for 110m more than the Dogs despite taking 3 less runs, making 70 more tackles, giving away 11-7 penalties and having 49% possession.