The lead at half time massively flattered us due to those two intercepts leading to basically three tries if you include the sinbinning. Penrith had the edge up front and both intercepts occurred when they were red hot on attack.
They played really well in the second half no penalties given away and only made the one error. We were out muscled badly which took our spine out of play. We have some massive shortcomings up front, but my main concern is the psychological damage this game could have caused for the rest of the season.
It's a loss but it was always a 50/50 game and wasn't a thrashing for our points differencial. Just a terrible way to lose but still not as bad as seeing Isaac John run riot and lose by 60 as we did a few years ago.
This is why I believe Kearney will be forced to make changes up front, unless he shakes this side up the mental scars will be there for the rest of the season.
Returning Ken to the wing to get more go forward would be a cop out, I really hope he's not contemplating that.