I think we showed the two things we do well in that game.
The first 20 minutes we picked them apart beautifully. A more experienced squad with better balance and we win comfortably. From a purist point of view it was brilliant, barely a wasted hit up. On the other hand, their forwards were getting them out of trouble and we couldn’t maintain pressure.
The second 60 minutes we showed what our young pack can do with aggression and power in the tackle. However the attacking structure lost a lot of shape until we started running second man plays for Mbye.
How do we combine these 2 things?
I’d say against Canberra and Penrith we saw the same thing as the second half tonight. Lots of heart but panicked in attack.
For all our shortcomings this is a decent footy team, the best we have had halfway through a season in a longtime. However I won’t feel like we can nail a spot on the 8 until we learn to combine flair and grit.