Until such time as we have someone call the shots, and own the plays, we’re forever going to be struggling to step up to a more consistent level of footy. With all respect to Benji and Robbie, sadly the years have caught up with them, but in their career they have never been what what I’d consider organizers in the team, and have mostly always enjoyed the luxury of a thinking half alongside them .
Our kicking game (specifically those high kicks) was substandard and far too easy for their defense to pick up.
Our set plays are too slow and predictable. This is a reflection of the players we have, and the standard we can expect.
This said, i wasn’t disappointed with the effort, and you can’t ask for more than this. A second string Rooster side still had enough firepower for us, simple as that.
Parra should be well within our reach.