I think brainfade is a bit unfair. Players couldn’t be interchanged because of injuries. Jennings injury meant MCK was wing in attack and centre in defence, leaving Mbye on the wing in defence. McIntyre seemed to be playing mostly at lock.
Tigers didn’t seem to have much possession in the 2nd half.
Ok the second half was not composed, but a reduced bench and no ball hey did well. Actually their defence was very good, one try from a intercept and one from a bomb. Although I still can not see us beat many teams in the top eight for a while
That’s the modern game your bench is reduced its always going to cause problems Cowboys played for luck in the second half kicking on the 1st & 2nd tackle bombing at every opportunity our forwards were gassed but kept turning up they played for luck we ended up playing for survival good result we are still a work in progress
What was the go with Reynolds kicking on the third twice , and the video ref deciding the ball wasn’t knocked out when he literally punched at the ball . Still cowboys scored off an intercept and 2 3 kicks . I’m not that upset considering how royally screwed we got by the football gods in the second half
Even a 34 point halftime lead didn’t seem safe midway through the second half. Not many teams lead by a margin like that and have to rely on a penalty goal to get far enough in front they can be run down.
You just knew it was coming