He got great service from Benji and then Reynolds at Dummy half.
Brooks speed had the defence back-pedalling. His kicking game has been very good. Against the Cows at LO his bombs came down a meter in from the try line and we won big after all the field position. He repeated this against the Knights.
In other words, we need Brooks to run more in games
And yet some are bagging him and saying he should be moved to #9.
He can also run from 9 if the opposition lay down like Newcastle did
I dunno how people make serious comments about “Brooks needs to run the ball” each and every week. He runs 100m just about every week, even when the forwards don’t go well. His run metres are off the charts for a halfback/five-eighth.
For the record, after 22 matches he has run 2,501m at an average of 113m per game. That makes him the 43rd ranked player for run metres out of all NRL players.
Has a great running game. Great passing game great kicking game. Defence is pretty solid. IMO is probably in the top 4.
But can only be effective (like the majority of 7) behind a pack that dominates or at the very least is holding their own.
The state of origin winning half looked pretty ordinary, kept kicking the ball dead, couldn’t break the line, zip, nada, nil.
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