Every now and again you read articles by disgruntled journalists who bemoan the fact that coaches treat the media with disdain and take the mickey out of press conferences.I haven't seen Wayne Bennett's presser in full but Peter Badel asking Bennett about his future plans was pretty disrespectful to Souths I thought. The story should be the Bunnies' agonising, brave and gallant loss not what Bennett's future is.
Actually think the back up fullback was great. Latrell is a proper freak, just the threat of him helps massively unnerve a defence but the new kid was really solidPenrith had the luck on the night but they were the better side. South's only put Cleary under pressure once and his kicking made a real difference. Full credit to Penrith, they had to beat the Storm and a side that had beaten them narrowly two weeks previously and they got there.
Would Latrell Mitchell have made a difference during the finals? Losing a player to injury on the eve of the finals is bad luck but losing a star player and play maker to suspension with finals on the horizon is poor judgement on his part.
He did an admirable job but he just didn't have the body mass to bend the defensive line and get the set starts rolling; he was continually getting rag-dolled and pushed back in tackles all night.Actually think the back up fullback was great. Latrell is a proper freak, just the threat of him helps massively unnerve a defence but the new kid was really solid