Last two comments say it all for me. Johnson was much more effective, but still looked only in third gear. If Katoa can maintain that sparkling form you have a real threat there, and Moylan stood up well in every sense. But tougher trials await.
Kicking game was brilliant, until those last two missed shots! But the first half especially every kick seemed to be on point. Plus we seemed to take more risks to score which was positiveKatoa- he is either red hot or he is not.
Improved performance from Johnson I thought.
We struggled to bury a side that is struggling
Yes, six again is quite good but some sides are slow learners but I haven't seen anyone sent off for a professional foul yet so I guess the sides have learnt how far to push it.Kicking game was brilliant, until those last two missed shots! But the first half especially every kick seemed to be on point. Plus we seemed to take more risks to score which was positive
I think the 6 again rule this year helped, we got quite a few we’d otherwise not get penalties for usually.
With the Foran try, from what i saw Moylan joined the defensive line out to the right because they had an overlap due to a couple of off loads and a set restart. Goodwin or Dugan needed to drop in to cover the backfield from the left.I did not mind Toby Rudolf's game and I agree that Fifita is best used in bursts. He looks to have plenty of weight on and it isn't all muscle.
We had some good moments last night but there were too may gaps for the opposition to exploit as was evident in that Foran try in the second half. It was telling that two opposition players were able get behind our defence and raffle the ball. No pressure on the kicker Elliott and no one went with the two Dogs players who were looking at each other as Foran grounded the ball.
Of course we also paid a price for a loose pass that was intercepted, that happens to the best sides from time to time but it is the sort of glaring error that seems to be happening a lot to us lately.
We currently sit 11th which is probably where we deserve to be.
Williams has lost his glow since starting. He was so effective last year being used like BHU, in that he was far too energetic for tiring starting packs to deal with but too good for other reserve packs. Personally i think he plays best coming off the bench and playing big minutes as a reserve. I always though Magoulias was the go as a starter with his kicking.Johnson was much better last game (aside from that late cutout pass up 8), actually ran the ball like he used to do. Katoa looks great in attack but his defence is pretty suspect though I'm sure he'll get better with more experience.
Nikora and Williams in particular look horribly out of form compared to last year, though Rudolf has been a good addition. Feel like we really need a backup dummy-half on the bench but we don't really have anyway (a shame King did his ACL in the pre-season), Brailey at this stage can't defend in the middle for 80 minutes, and Tracey is nowhere near a good enough passer.
Don't really see us making finals this year sadly.
Yeah, poor old Anthony doesn't look happy. He is almost looking over his shoulder every time he speaks.What are the odds on Seibold getting sacked just before we play them?
Its interesting because the Broncos and Bulldogs play each other this week and are the mirror opposite of each other.What are the odds on Seibold getting sacked just before we play them?