Thanks Willow. As one of the ‘off-shore’ brigade, I find your reports most valuable as well as being eminently sensible, even in the face of bitter defeat as today. A possession split of 44/56 is extraordinary in a game of this importance and closeness. I said earlier in the week that the refs were the ‘x-factor’ as they control the pace of the game and possession through penalties especially. We looked the better side, but ran out of energy and opportunities in the last 20 minutes. A penalty for Smith putting his knees into Lote’s back might have been handy, but it also might have granted us a win from a penalty goal, so that was out.
All in all, proud to be a Tigers supporter.