We need to start setting up 5th plays to kick to Fusitua's wing. We are seriously under utilizing his aerial skills
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Problem is that its so hard to resist using such talented players every opportunity you have. It takes a top coach to look at his team and start insisting that they play away from their best player to change the dynamic of their attack and the defencive strategies of the opposition. Any coach under pressure, ala SK is going to find it ridiculously hard to do this. Wins are more important than player wellbeing in the short term.] I suspect after we wrecked Manu's body with all those 110kg 6ft 4 inch impact force physics....that our club Doctor has some say in being measured with kicks to the Wing.
I used to get lambasted in that era for decrying the short sighted thinking of the kick to Manu.
I was right in the end....it was so over used that the magnificent beast couldn't jump for even a tap back.
An occasional leap in your career is fine....being the sole leaper is dangerous and hazardous to ones chances of a long and healthy career.
Manu kept his ten trys per season without Jumping...why ? The Warriors learned how to play backline structure post Cleary.
Manu could have been so much more with someone like Jamie Lyon feeding him in space ( same is true of Lomu in Union).
I would hate to see David Fusituas body used as a human Cannon ball....His ability to fly horizontally with no room and reach out with those ten foot arms needs no suicide leaps into collision and unpredictable landings.
Maybe once in a blue moon....when all else fails and the game is in the dying seconds.
Maybe my background in Basketball has coloured my thinking about the insanity of being airborne while someone can legally collide with you mid air...and unlike Basketball...totally fk any chance you might have of landing on both feet.
How ridiculous would it be were Basketballers allowed to smash into each other while competing for the ball in groups ?
There is a good reason they don't set up plays to intentionally collide in the air at full tilt.
Sadly true.Problem is that its so hard to resist using such talented players every opportunity you have. It takes a top coach to look at his team and start insisting that they play away from their best player to change the dynamic of their attack and the defencive strategies of the opposition. Any coach under pressure, ala SK is going to find it ridiculously hard to do this. Wins are more important than player wellbeing in the short term.
Thanks for posting this. A good listen and some unexpected compliments from the Aussies for the Warriors.Here's Sterlo, Dell and Moron discussing the match immediately following fulltime on Triple M. Has interviews with players and some of the press conference.
Don't want an out of state team. We are royally screwed then.the greenhouse is funny, they say the things we used to before the season started abut their team. Also going on about how the NRL stuffs them cause they dont really want an out of state team in the comp - familiar anyone?.
No what happens is when you throw a simultaneous offload as held is called, the refs double blows and the ball is then passed back to the offloader. The ref then sets himself and blows time back on for you to play the ball, he never did that. I don't really care because we won, but technically it was wrong thats why Canberra were nowhere to be seen chasing the 1st field goal.thanks for checking - interesting ...
um if i remember right, he thought the try was a try and the no try a no try, but admitted he would like to look at it again. Then talked through what constitutes an obstruction. Was glowing about the win, but really timid on saying that they had turned a corner and that it was to soon to judge. it was a fairly long bit of radio, but included both after match reports and a lot of talk about Sticky and how he really was just having a winge. A lot of talk about how the Raiders are fadders, but have the meat on the park to be better than they are. And a fair bit of general banter. Also had Wendal on there and hes quick to call a spade a spade.Can you perhaps post what he said. I can't get any audio on my work computer
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/ru...-on-blaming-nrl-for-loss-20180325-h0xxbx.htmlCan you perhaps post what he said. I can't get any audio on my work computer