Agree with your post in general, can’t see too many changes that aren’t injury related.Ken would have redeemed himself but for that hand....needs more time and a rocket about his try line D...
He was listed as 13 runs for 132m. 68 of those metres came from kick returns, leaving 9 hit ups for 64m. Not bad numbers but gives it more context. My question is what do you do with Afoa when in the opposition 20? You have a guy with no pass, no step, and no late off load. I know he set up a try earlier in the season but the good defences are swallowing him up and using his slower play the ball to set their defensive line.
I get why people did not like the bombs to Tupou, and I am not looking for an argument for the sake of it but.....Our backline is absolute plodderville.
Perham and Berry in for Montoya and Fusitua, Move Pompey to the wing. If we had any other option on the wing then Ken could fuck right off with that feeble defense but we havnt.
Turner in for SOS, Im sure Turner can kick bombs to the tallest player on the field and make a heap of misreads on defense.
But the backline will be
Fusitua getting a free ride because of his lofty pay packet you reckon?
Just saw it, definitely no arms. He’ll be gone next week.
Well at least they had some brains to try and take the kid out. I was wondering why no one was applying pressure on him. Execution very poor. It fact, terrible. Murchie copped him with a good one late in the game but it was too little too late.
Yup Afoa out for a week if he pleads guilty.Just saw it, definitely no arms. He’ll be gone next week.
I think Sironen was the one in a sling last week after the game, perhaps he is playing with an injury that they are managing.Yup Afoa out for a week if he pleads guilty.
Addin Fonua-Blake rated highly unlikely by the coach in the 5 day turnaround.
And pretty sure I saw Sironen in a sling at the end of the match so surely he’s got a problem that will be tough on the tight turnaround too?
so yeah Ale & Evans might both get a look in both?
bench might need a different composition too if Sironen out - can Paul Turner multi task?!?
The officiating in This game is as bad as 1st grade - clear forward pass AND foot in touch, no trouble fair try