Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
- May 8, 2012
I’ve seen there’s been a bit of talk on some of the other threads about whether or not SJ should have kicked the penalty goals later in the game against the Cowboys.
A lot of positives and negatives about it but I wonder if it’s also part of the game plan.... making the opposition think about not giving away two points if it means say they have to score two tries instead of one converted try to win or force a game to golden point. Maybe I’m over thinking it but I wonder if it’s designed to put the opposition into two minds: break early and risk letting the Warriors getting further away by kicking a penalty or hang back and risk leaving time for SJ, RTS or Blake to weave their magic.
I remember Ivan Cleary was a fan of taking the 2 points on offer. He said it gave the team a break, points and we got the ball back.
It also means we starve the opposition of ball for longer. The Walker Brothers who created a stir with their unconventional coaching reckon that possession was only part of the key. The main part was time spent with the ball. Teams that held onto the ball for longer rather completed sets statistically won far more games than they lost.
Really don't want league becoming union but as long as the team gets the 2 points at the end of the day then I really don't care...
4 minutes to get a 2 tries and 2 conversions is a very long shot. Not at all stupid...You guys are all wrong in this instance due to the game situation. With 4 mins to go and up by 8, an extra 2 points does nothing, all we did was give them a chance to get the ball back off the short kick off and be 40 out hot on attack. Would of been better to just take 6 hitups and hand the ball over giving them 100m to run up field if they want to score, then they would have to do it again to win. All of this would have to happen in the 2 1/2 mins they would of had left.
If they get the ball back off the short kick off and score quickly, they only need to score once and would still have 3 mins up their sleeve
It was a stupid call plain and simple, just lucky they shanked the short kick off