Bottom line = we didn’t respect them.
Never bothered going for the repeat sets in the second half, running on the last, back to the whole “don’t earn it, just go for the magic play” stuff of the first 70% of the season.
Back to the whole “hero” ball stuff that got us in trouble the majority of the season.
I really thought we’d grown up as a team.
I was wrong.
Kick for the sideline and the Warriors have to go 100 to win. They can’t bomb from a good position. They are forced to try their hand.
Instead, they started near the half way line……go close enough to bomb…and luck fell their way.
We gave them the right to win with a bit of luck.
A ‘smart’ team would have made them go 100 to win.
Our leaders are in their mid 20s…it’s not like Robbie and Benji are kids. It was them who didn’t go for the kick on the 5th.