Had another Look at the replay.I watched a replay last night. I just don't get some of the negativity. To me it was two teams having a red hot go at each other in the best sense of the term. I thought it was a terrific game.
Both sides forced each other into errors, that is credit to both sides. The Warriors have now set a benchmark for Defence and need to maintain it. Attack is about half a second out of time. Shaun Johnson's intercept is one. Some issues in timing running onto the ball. I saw Gavet have to stutter step to take a pass and still nearly break through. Little things like that.
Some one like Dave maybe could answer a question for me, why was Lisone packing at 2nd Row in scrums with Bodene at Prop, is there anything in that?
I saw a Defensive scrum....so not as a result of rushing to set a scrum to stop the clock.Was that for attacking scrums or defensive?
The scrum I watched went the other way due to where the scrum was set i.e. Lisone doesn't bind properly and breaks away testing the laws to the letter, he gets away faster than anyone in that scrum.Personal preference perhaps, I played with some guys who did the same thing because they thought it was easiest to pop out and get wide quicker from there than in the second row where you are trapped in.
It's an interesting one.
The Roosters scrum had a very narrow blindside, it was nearer the touch line than the centre of the field.
So the ball was 99 % likely to go to the open side, which is where Lisone looks to have positioned himself to use his cheeky qucik break from the scrum, and use speed to chase the ball he ends up a long way from the set piece. Bodene ends up having a 'Props rest' by virtue of not having to run anywhere.
One to watch in future.
Good effort from Lisone on that play in any case.