As Ivan said in the press conference - they got plenty of leg ups including a pretend crusher tackle. I did notice that Souths had somebody in the Ref's ear all night giving him instructions...Funny we played horribly had plenty of momentum from the ref against us and still only went down by 6.
Yeah they arrange themselves so that you can't find the grass or sideline. Did they find the sideline against us? They only found the grass because Crichton.Kick to sideline every so often, Get a line set to belt them as they bring it back. Did we kick it the grass once? Even if it was the usual they weren't the normal swirling ones. Were just too easy
The first set was f**king bizzare. Luai's little pop gun kick from our 30m on the 3rd....wtf was that?
We lost tonight because it became a stop start game. We have thrived since the new rules came in, because it has allowed end to end games without many stoppages. In those games our fitness allows us to slowly get on top of the opposition and then be in complete control of the game by 60 minutes in.
Our Achilles Heel is a stop start game (be it due to penalties or dropped balls). We caused almost all of the stoppages due to errors, high tackles or crushers. Every stoppage gave the Souths pack a rest and allowed them to stay in the game and stopped us getting on top.
Why the f**k are we turning on each other? Some serious knobs in this place
Leinu stays on that bench, did his job very well. Leota straight back in although I won't bag Eisenhuth. He did enough.
If you wanted to prove that Nathan doesn't have to kick all the time why not let Burton boot it?