@Tweed_Tiger said in Ben Matulino - A key player.:
Love the way he consistently finds his front and gets fast play the balls. Cowboys were laying all over the ruck but big Ben still found a way.
yep Benji mentioned on 360 not long ago how great is was following his play the balls because you are always on the front foot because he gets on his knees in the tackle.
I know we criticise our props but last night 3 times in the first 5 minutes he lined up to take the hit up and Robbie dummied and went to an outside back as Mats was left as a decoy. A prop can’t make meters if his hooker doesen’t give him the ball especially early.
I think our problem is that both Matulino and Twal are number 2 props at this stage in thier careers. Thats where we get our problems as we don’t have that big body number 1 prop to charge through.
Cleary played a game where that didn’t matter so much because the props were thier almost solely for defence but Madge wants to play a different game and the boys are starting to adjust and tbh with 6/9 against teams outside the top 4 we do it well enough but cant hold really big teams in Souths and Raiders and my worry is the Knights either