The forwards need to aim up and lay a platform for Marshall and Walters…
They won’t have to Brooks isn’t playing and a game manager will ensure we win.
Lets hope so…
A win this week should start to open a gap between the top 8 and the rest…If we want to make it we need to beat teams below us…
Yep we need to win. Were on 8 points.
Sharks on 8 points play Warriors, dragons on 6 play Dogs. Raiders on 10 play roosters, Souths on 10 play knights. We either win and keep firming for a finals appearance or lose and we are in a dogfight for 8th or possibly slip further cause we play Parra next week.
I’m not comfortable with the team selection and not sure of Madges motives. I’m think Madge may have one eye on the next game.
So JR is looking at the same suspension for trying to kick the ball and accidentally making contact as Latrell is for deliberately swinging his arm at the neck/head of an opponent without the ball???
And to think people believe the NRL is biased towards certain clubs…
Yep it’s a dud call anyway you look at. Either BJ’s punishment is to heavy or LM is to light.
JR is an idiot and is making a meteoric rise up the list of the worst player purchases in our clubs history however the player he hit was offside and should have been near the ball in the first place.
I also think our club needs to risk a fine and go all out on the bad ref calls. It needs to be done publicly not in privately.
I think Lukes problem is basically that he is now trying to play to Madges defensive structures,to stick to the gameplan and do what they practice at training,however,Luke was playing really well when Twal,Musgrove Aloia were running the ball hard …
Most 9s in the comp are very good at working with the halves,just look at Cook,Smith,Hodges for example excellent players…Harry has played 9 NRL games and he is still learning,he and Luke play good,its when we lose our main players and our experienced ones let us down a bit is when Luke ends up in a bit of a mess…
With the full top players back in his game should improve,I think he may be injured because his running game is excellent and he seems shy to run as frequently as he can,maybe it is coaching to play structured or maybe he has a niggle the next couple of games should show us more…
Grant had a horrible game. He did not help our chances and made it difficult for our halves and the team. It was a collective cluster truck of a game.
Im a Brooks fan, but tonight he was poor. But he wasnt on his own, REynolds, Mbye, Hoffman, MCK, Clarke, all poor
Wow I think you are being harsh on Hoffman. They sent a lot of traffic and kicks his way. He defused all bombs and scored a good try. If his centre had of helped him a little in defence then they may have been able to withstand some of the attack down that side.
If Hoffman wasnt 10m out of position all night, Mbye wouldnt have had to rush up to try to stop the play. Its ok to give your opponent 10m of sideline if you are blinding fast, otherwise, if the 5/8 gets the winger the ball, its a try every time. Mbye was trying to cut it off each time
I don’t think that was the case Hoffman’s spacing seemed fine to me on most occasions the whole left edge malfunctioned last night …that starts further in…had Hoffman held his wing there would have been a 15m gap between himself and Mbye for a centre to stroll through…
I don’t think the whole side communicated well enough …they were all on a different page…some rushing up some attempting to slide all at the same time…it’s on them all added to that the trend for the Fullback to defend in the line…rather than sweeping up the mess
Roberts TRY was the most disappointing …you could see it coming and Brooks still had a chance to stop it but fell off the tackle badly on the touchline …which has been unlike him…
The problem definitely starts closer to the ruck. The outside backs are often left defending 2 on 3, with the opposition having the overlap. Do that consistently and the opposition will score points on the edge consistently as well.
The more defence you need to make the more errors you will make …defence wasn’t great …but considering how much it had to make in the areas it was
Brooks kicking game was largely to blame …even if you only make your own 40 the main kicker should be able to get s deep kick in occasionally so you can apply defensive pressure and get your side back in the game that way
We were totally dominated with field position for 60 minutes …embarrassing
4 Times Latrell was stopped inside the 20 from Brooks kicks in the 1st 50mins…Grant and Reynolds also put so very poor kicks in that time…
We just let them out to easily with a 6-0 penalty count and 4 restarts and the bumbling the ball we we did get it…
I don’t know why you bother Geo. Brooks haters are gonna hate.
After watching the replay this morning I think young Harry over played his hand last night he kept the ball too close to the ruck and made it easy for the south’s defence. He was much better when he came back on I think Madge had some words with him .
Yep, wasn’t his best game, probably spent the week reading the paper.
Stifled the attack on a number of occasions before Madge hooked him. Came back on the field and was better however again there was a play when the back line was set to the left and he went the other way.
He is human and will make those mistakes. Good players don’t force the play they play what’s in front of them or they play the plays the team has set for.
Neither is Jennings like some in here think he is…
Dont rewrite history on the game it was a lazy play the ball knock on from nofo that resulted in a try same as twh titans game the guy lacks concentration. He then goes out and does a fantastic run intercept but please dont hide the brain fades he has in games
Listen Chief if you want to get up someone for costing the game - aim it at the right person for God’s sake.
His name is MBYE!!!
Mbye was dreadful but he didn’t cost us the game.
No I know he didn’t - it was someone else (not the captain) who was running in field and leaving a kid playing his first game (who he should have been helping) to have to run in and try and cut the ball off from getting to the winger.
Oh! i know it was Reynolds fault, you blame him for everything - so maybe he had an Mbye mask on and it was him.
Time for you to take a bex and have a lie down Russ.
Ps Reynolds 4 runs for 16m in 70 minutes. An inspired performance from our marquee 5/8
Yeah but he ran for about 75 meters waving his arms around
And kicked a bloke in the head
Only impact he has had this year and that was an accident!