Consider we’re missing 2 experienced/starting props, we lost our fullback minutes before kick off, we’re down a hooker and had Robbie play on one leg. I don’t really know what more could have been expected of today. We did well to go toe to toe with them for as long as we did, but that 5-10 minute period proved costly. There were a few contentious decisions in there as well too that contributed to Cronulla gaining so much possession and field position. I think picking Farah instead of Talau was a poor option, but maybe he wanted to protect Talau, I don’t know what the logic was there.
I think Madge knows where the squad is at and what is needed for it to move forward. I know it feels like another year of the same old stuff, but you can notice the change in this side and how they are adapting to Maguire’s style of play.
I don’t know how much will change next year, but I think we are in for a very interesting off season in regards to player movement.