So hard to not rage after that game but i thought it would be interesting to see peoples thoughts at the half way point.
Here is mine
Jebus the boys work hard. Defensively i cant remember being prouder of a group of players. All guts all the time.
Our defensive structure looks amazing and the boys have good combination in areas we used to be horrible like the edges.
Benji got us off to a solid start to the season. I think he has played well probably better then i anticipated. However he is still a rocks and diamonds player which often damages our flow through a momentum changing mistake. Nows the time for him to step back to the bench and become our impact player.
Brooks has come along miles this year. I put my hand up and say i was one of the people that nearly had a melt down when we resigned him. To me he may be our most improved player and is offering a lot each week. Most notable for me is his defense its been awesome.
Mahe has been a revelation and will continue to be so. I have to agree with Ivan though as when he is on the wing he literally makes me hold my breath. I love him at centre and feel like he needs to be there. I feel like we have a solid centre pairing as Masters has been solid as well.
Nofo has turned around and is playing solid footy imo. The injury sucks but i feel he is making realy progress defensively and we all know his is a weapon in attack. Having him and Mahe bring the ball back really sets up the start of our sets.
Our front row rotation is solid as a rock imo. Mats Packer twal and huth (middle forward) is awesome. Consistently solid never really gets dominated really happy here.
Hooker is the biggest problem we have period. Liddle looks good but is permanently injured. Reynolds cant pass but brings energy. ET tries his guts out but you know its a pass never a run and his passing is also questionable. We will struggle offensively until this is fixed.
Rowdy is having his best year in forever. Damaging ball running and solid a solid defensive unit with brooks.
Bench and rest of the forwards for mind are ok and each contributes in their own way. However none of them blow me away.
Reynolds is what he is a ball of energy and needs to get his hands on the ball more. (away from hooker). You can see the impact he has and hopefully he slots into the 5/8 spot in the next few weeks.
Thomo is the best answer at fullback until we get a ball player imo. Tui has literally been a passenger all year. YEs he has done the odd really good thing but he looks slow perhaps injured. Thompson is forever backing up when he is fullback and i feel that is an area we miss with him on the wing.
Anyway a quick rant would be interested to get others point of view.