Hate to say that if we won that game that it would have just glossed over all the bollocks .
We played an average team who were more enthusiastic .....and that sucks for the opening round
Next two games will define our season and define which players give a fuck
Ayshford was ok but had the ball close to the line 3 times and was stopped held up 3 times.
Konnie would have scored one or two tries there with his body strength.
How many conversions did tui miss.
Gavet, matulino, mannering, lisone, good. Bodene made a huge difference.
The Broncos will destroy us.
I don't think it can, they looked completely uncoached, shit didn't start happening till they went off the cuff. My concern is once "Hit the road Cap and don't you come back no more no more no more no more" leaves there is no one out there I want as our new coach.
Hmm, on the bright side Johnson seems largely unaffected from his serious injury.The team actually fought back into it instead of letting the massacre continue as per the norm. Bodene was also shining light in a losing team.
You know, I was originally thinking I might keep my pitchforks in the shed after the team surprisingly fought back into the contest. But when you think how much the game started to change once Matulino and Bodene started getting into a groove after coming off the bench, and how likely it would have been a try had Konnie and been running the lines Ayshford ran, I think I'll bring them out after all.
I blame Ayshford, he is the reason our pack sucked shit and our left leaked tries like a que at the urinal.
If Ayshford wasnt there Manu would have been Orsum and our Captain would have played like a Captain.
The comeback happened because the Tigers clocked off and started chasing points. We didn't earn the momentum, they gave it to us, and even then we gave it right back right when we should have been looking to strike.
Some of the selections and decisions made by the coaching staff were abysmal.
Hurrell is too good to leave out of this team.
Bodene is our best back rower.
Matulino should never ever ever start from the bench.
Ben Henry should never be picked again.
Luke needs to be dumped to NSW cup to wake his fat ass up.
Gavet is perfect for bench impact with Lisone.
Vete back into the 17.
Roach and Robson to cover the 9. Johnson and Lolohea in the halves.
Manu to the bench.
Me to the looney bin.
Why was Lolo kicking? Surely, Hurrell couldn't have hurt our defense anymore than it was. Pitiful on the edges. What was Cappy and Morgan doing all off season. My fault. I gave up drinking this month. Big mistake.
I said in one of the threads earlier today that this is round 1 where we are usually terrible and we've got a lot of changes so this could be pretty bumpy. Bumpy. That first half was like the huge down on a roller coaster that makes you feel the contents of your stomach. The second half was bumpy.
That first half was woeful. The second half got it respectable but even then that was more luck and throwing it around. The focus needs to be on WTF happened in the first half.
Have to feel for Ben Henry. Was the diagnosis after half time for knee cap and gone for the season for Ben Henry?
Gavet was a positive. If Vete comes in next week no way it should be for him. He provided a lot of what we have been wanting from our front rowers the last few years, aggression. Pity the others didn't follow his lead.
Bodene Thompson was another highlight considering he had no game time coming into this match.