Madge needs to take some ownership of the result today. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling for his head, the right edge defence was horrendous and a number of players had individual shockers today (Leiluas/Nofoaluma ).
But he shuffled the spine 3-4 times during that game, with Thompson and Doueihi swapping throughout the game and Walters and Reynolds shifting between hooker and 5/8. For one of the knights last trys it looked like they were unsure who should have been defending at fullback. I’m still baffled by the selection of Thompson at fullback ahead of Doueihi. Thompson is honest, but epitomises why we finish 9th each year. I can see his limitations as a 1.
Our attack looks disorganised, we have no set plays and we seem to rely far too much on the short ball at the line to a backrower or a grubber behind the line. I can’t remember the last time we created an overlap for our wingers.
I’m disappointed with a few of the decisions Maguire has made so far this season, they could be crucial depending how long the season goes for.
3 coaches have tried and failed to fix this side, I’m starting to think there’s no cure for our disease.