A disgraceful and shameless group of performers passing themselves off as footballers. Madge called it well, the Leliuas forgot they are footballers and not having a stroll in the park. The forwards played like pussies and made no impact on the field at all. This made it difficult for the backs. The players are all at seas and it is a game they rather forget.
The players didn’t turn up to play and New Castle played their part as underdogs pre games well. The tigers are all at seas, barring Marshall, the other players need to explain themselves. Hopefully it is just the disruption to the team and missing Brooks and the uncertain hooker position. The tiger’s players need to ask themselves the serious questions. No position is safe now, Madge can do what he wishes now.
The combinations were a bit rusty last week due to Brooks pulling out in the last minute. Hope Gardner is not having the second year syndrome. Reynolds will have better opportunities if not targeted. BL and Nofo combination will have to take effect after being disrupted last Week. Thomo was lost in his position play last week and has to regain his edge running which is his trademark. Doughi combinations with Jennings are yet to click. The forwards and Benji saved the game for us as they never gave up even when the dragons broke our lines several times last week. I look forward to Nofo scoring more this week.
Thomo and Gardner need to redeem themselves. Both look out of place and made plenty of errors and ineffective. I hope they will find their feet in the second round, they deserve a second chance. Douihi was also lost in the first half, fortunately he recovered from that and had more than an average game. Taylor was outstanding and was a busy bee despite lacking in size, he more than held his own. Mikalle came on and made an impact with his pass and go forward. Jennings tried hard, he obviously has improved heaps from last season. He will get better and retained his spot. Nofo was excellent both in attack and defence. The Leilua brothers tried hard and will be better next time. Benji was excellent and Reynolds, despite Sims harassment had a good game, he tried hard. Walters held his spot and will improve in the future.
@Blocker1963 you guys flattered them like a third coming. So they got their heads in the clouds and there it stayed. Mindless fools and could earned a lot more if he stayed, he shot his own foot. Idiots are borned everyday, there is no prevention. He is no game breaker, just an above average broke because of his size. Our Corey is the one with guts and performed weekly above his weight. Glad to be rid of him.