Disagree about their 13 but man their bench looks frail. A hooker, a fullback and two forwards who don't provide a huge deal of impact more like solid role players. Grant's a gun but with Papi playing like he's afraid of contact if Spencer fires I think we have a better bench. They don't have a prop on the bench to close to Spencer at his best. Him winning momentum when comes on is our hope of winning this game.I think we have the better side on paper. Crucially we are better defensively and have hit the same attacking heights as them frequently this year. They’ve done it more which is cool but that’s not going to be super helpful when they come up against a good defence.
The big advantage they do have is Bellamy and frankly there’s not much we can do about that. I think Nathan Cleary has to be our trump card. He is way smarter than any one that will be on that field.
In a semi Api will play 80... so won't matter who is on the bench.And a full strength we are not the best side by a mile haha.
At full strength the roosters, storm and rabbits would all be very very even games and could go either way.
Id say on paper the storm are probably the best team in the comp.
1 paps at full fitness is 3rd best fb in comp behind teddy and turbo so better than edwards
6 luai has munster covered this year but munster is a big game player with plenty of experience so pretty even.
7. Cleary has hughes covered but hughes is easily 2nd best half back in the comp and can detroy teams with individual brillance.
9. They have grant and cheese. Much better than the api may combo. Api is better than them but the ability for one of them to come on fresh is huge. They actually offer game breaking impact unlike may.
And the storm and our pack are even. They are huge and can really dominate and get on a roll as we have seen all year.
The backs are also probably even.
So no at full strength we are not miles ahead haha.
Great result for us .gives Cleary another week fish more days under quarantine free recovery days for too
Yep 100 percent. At full strength we are much better than every team comfortably except the storm imo. Storm and us and very close with both at full strength, I think we are stronger 1-17 especially if TMJ can hit the ground running and be disciplined for his stints but Bellamy is obviously a better coach. If we are at full strength our defence and middle is where we would win assuming both teams play to their abilities. Our defence when at or close to full strength has been every bit as impressive as their attack which is admittedly scary good at times.We are miles better than Souths. Like way f**king better
Be careful what you wish for.