What an absolutely pathetic performance - as usual, we were our own worst enemies. If Canberra weren’t so appallingly bad, we would have got beaten today.
- The vast majority of the game was played IN OUR OWN HALF only because we were too useless to build and sustain any pressure
At half time, Canberra had completed 13/21 sets and the commentators were giving them flak. We had completed 15/21 - is that much better?
Drop balls, stupid penalties and how many times after we scored tries did we not complete sets?
As for the second half, ONCE AGAIN we didn’t go on with it. We never go on with it. Every time we are up by 6 points the boys decide their job is done and go to asleep. If you are leading 19-0 at half time, then you put on another 20 and smash them, You don’t let them back in the game. But we do - each and every week.
If anyone thinks this team make the top 8, you are deluding yourselves. Had we played pretty much anyone else, with all the possession and field position we gave them, we would have got hammered.
There were definitely some improvements and good signs today (long range attack, in your face defence), but there is still HEAPS of work to do.