We were particularly bad defensively last night, 66 missed tackles…I think I read that is the most by any team all season. Very uncharacteristic from us.
It was a disappointing performance and just further highlights we just aren’t the same side without Nathan Cleary.
66 missed tackles sounds a lot and is, I thought we defended well for large parts of the game and was surprised/disappointed to concede the two soft tries. I heard a caller on radio say 20 of our missed tackles were on three tackle plays alone where where the Broncos player in possession ran across field and fended off arm grabs by our players. Don’t know whether these count as missed tackles in the official stats but I seem to remember one across field run from Brodie Croft who fended off half a dozen or more would be defenders.
Edwards and To’o probably our best. Mitch Kenny seems to have copped a bit of flack and criticism for his service and missed tackle count. He certainly played a part in one of the Broncos tries and was guilty of a forward pass out of dummy half not but not sure he should shoulder a chunk of the blame for our underwhelming performance.
Two points, move on I guess.
Exactly. They've lost the killer instinct which Nathan seems to have. He's overruled the call to go for two a few times and plays more eyes up than people give credit for.
Means nothing once a player is in the bin. It was awful game management. I really expected Luai to dominate after Origin, been super disappointingTaking the 2 wasn't an onfield decision. Ivan would of planned to tire them out and have them get loose in defence late