We are currently 9th and the only team left with a chance. Win and we are in.
State of Origin reps? ONLY team left with none.
Injuries and roster legacy from the previous coach = we are playing with a roster 2-3 million less than other teams left.
We are on the brink of the finals with Clark-ET-Huth and a kid like Mikaele playing huge mins.
And at least 4 backs no one else wanted.
This is one of the great coaching performances.
I don’t see how anyone could criticise him this year. Packer and Reynolds could have been handled better, yes. Esan GK could have been sorted quicker, yes. Jennings has been a mistake.
But in the grand scheme of things, he has got absolutely everything possible out of this team. This is not a semi final roster by a long way, but it may well end up there.