@Telltails said in Benji ...next week ??:
Canberra was just as ordinary in attack and they have strike all over the park. It was a good hard fought defensive game in dewy conditions that didn’t lend for an open attacking game. After some of the schlackings we have copped from Canberra in recent times it’s hard to be critical of last night’s performance - bar Packer who contributed zip.
'This - all the criticisms about our attack the premiership favourites scored 2 tries - a barge over and a lucky bouncing grubber with 52% of the ball. The conditions were very greasey and dewey which Ricky Stuart called out as the effect on both sides attacks.
We had been letting in 25 points per game against some of the weaker sides in the comp and all of a sudden we held the favourites to 14. That was the type of game but also great defence.
Benji is no chance next week as he has been the defensive weakness even though that attack has been exciting.
Brooks hasn’t been taking the line on as much - last year he lead the comp for line engaged stat and isn’t anywhere near it yet which prob reflects still getting his confidence back from injuries