I was meaning to post this for the Roosters game. We lost 42-12 but watching that game I saw something I hadn’t seen in ages. We played Hard. People looking from the outside would think it was a whitewash. We tackled, we got pounded and we pounded back.
Sure we lost and we lost to a much better side. But that better side is NR1 on the ladder for a reason (mainly Latrell Mitchell, also Luke Keary, Cronk, etc.).
Us vs Penrith shows how far we have come. People are not talking about our forwards who are actually playing a great game. It’s clearly not the Mats and Packer show but that gives us a lot of hope.
Our backline is probably the best it has been in ages.
Fonua, Marsters, Jennings and Thompson. Mbye is no Hodgson, Tedesco or great Fullback but he is at least keeping the back line together. (Keep proving me wrong little Mbye man).
Farah is having the season of his life. Brooks is doing well and hopefully either Marshall or Reynolds can stay on the field this year.
At the start of the year I expected us to be 8th. Were going to see the Sea Eagles sink out of the 8 due to injury and Canberra will lower due to Leilua but they will stay in the 8. I suspect we will finish somewhere 5-8 this season. Good work guys, good work McGuire.