Fairly hard game for anyone to stand out with the wet, heavy conditions.
Reynolds got more involved toward the back of the game but was running on tired legs by then.
Agree with the post saying his next will be a better indicator.
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RE: *LIVE* Game Thread v Cowboys
@weststigers Mate so did i.I was swearing and being totally abusive and the ref stuck his flipper up
Cummins has to be on the take !
I’m sure Cowboys fans are saying the same. I thought he was about par for a normal NRL refereeing display. We did get a very good call in an early try.
Thought that evened out actually. When Thomo dropped the ball over our goal line, Marsters claimed to have gotten a finger to it before being grounded by the Cows. And it looked like he did, but it wasn’t scrutinised by the bunker.
So I reckon both times we did touch the ball one call went our way, the other didn’t.
RE: Hands up
My hand is up!
I just relaxed and told myself not to ride the roller-coaster any more, this game is gone.
But then we lifted when we got into Golden Point, so it was a pleasant surprise to see us actually win in extra time - haven’t done too often in recent history!
RE: Too Early For Humble Pie?
Add in 4 wasted points against Penrith and Melbourne and we’re sitting in 5th spot which wouldn’t have been a bad 1st half of the season…
I hope I’m wrong, but we seem to be getting worse as the season rolls on. I can see us slacking off in games and simply not turning up for others. Half way through the season and we’re still pretty clunky.
We’ll need some luck to scrape into the 8 if we don’t start putting together more complete performances.
Clunky is right. Our backline plays are so obvious to the defence it’s embarrassing at times. Like a slow-mo training run.
I think the attack was better last night, there was less of that clunky stuff and I think Thomo at fullback and Mbye at centre helped.
But we still tried a few slow-motion out-the-back plays in the 2nd half which were once again easily read and shut down.
If we can see that, I’m pretty sure the staff can see it so fingers crossed we either get it out of the game or add some variation to it so it’s not so slow and easy to see who the receiver will be.
RE: Moses Mbye
Whether it was the ‘demotion’ from starting fullback, or just the positional change, he went very well - I mean close to man of the match well!
I like how Madge is trying to get more energy in our attack by having Thomo at the back and Mbye certainly made a point of getting involved.
Wouldn’t be too concerned about his pace. Jennings on the other hand…
RE: Fullback required
@Sunnycoast_tiger I thought that’s what brett hodgson was there to do… help out the fullbacks. Im not sure whats going on inside training, but to me doesn’t seem like he’s doing much, evident through our fullbacks.
Dylan Smith is still injured and I don’t even know if he’s back this week so he wont even be considered for a while.
No doubt Hodgo would be helping him but we don’t know in which way. Slater’s commentary last night showed how technical his knowledge is and basically explained why he was dropping the ball each time it happened.
One thing to practice catching bombs all week - which is what Thomo said he does - but another entirely to be able to have your body positioned properly in a game situation, and have the others around you on the same page and helping.
So I’m with @Sunnycoast_tiger on this one - Slater would be a massive help.
RE: Rumour: Tigers sign Tim Mannah for rest of 2019
Hard nosed professional …younger forwards can learn a lot
Yeah definitely at the back end of his career but I don’t think lve ever questioned whether he is putting in
We could of done worse
100% agree, our young blokes need someone to show them discipline and hard work on and off the field.
With Packer demoted and Mats plodding, we need a senior prop for the rest of the season. At least Mannah always gives his best whenever he laces on a boot!