I'm not finished gloating
You guys should put Reddy into the wing, he's way way better than Utai.
The refs were awful, there was one ball that a Tigers player dropped cold and got called play on, the pen at the end of the first half should've been play on. Heighington made a poor read, DCE should have been free to keep going. The first half we were defending with a ridiculously large 10m while you guys were never back 10. Which then switched around when the refs switch.
Bottom line though, to beat us you have to play the full 80 with your head switched on because we can burn you in a 15 minute period and jump well ahead. It happened to the Warriors at the start of the first round, happened at the start of the 2nd half in this game. Think we did pretty well for a side missing 2 international players in Matai and G.Stewart.
I hope we play again in September/October, would be a hell of a finals match to watch.
yeah, as one-eyed as I am I couldn't help but feel that you were a little ripped off in areas, but the refs balanced that out with a few of ours. The Heighington penalty at the end of the first half was bullshit, as I thought tackling on suspicion was fine, and DCE ran his decoy player that well that everyone but DCE thought the ball was going to him.
Couldn't agree more with that. That start to the second half, especially DCE's breakawat try, was just intense attacking and defensive pressure.
Nah as poor as he played tonight, Utai is still a better player than Reddy. Reddy was a liability most of the time for the Eels and he'll be just as much for the Tigs should they decide to play him.
Reddy was drawn down by the overall shitness that is Parra. Still, I think the young kid will get a look in, or Sheens can tell Lote to get off his lazy ass and suck it up to play next week. Broken thumb can be played with.
I'm just hoping Ellis is right to play next week.
Jamie Buhrer continues to be one of Manly's best players, just like he was last year, without getting any of the plaudits that the big name forwards like Stewart and Watmough get.
Also how good is it to see Brisbane get done at home? Really happy for NQ.
No Lockyer, no Brisbane.
Regarding the rugby, lol Force, and fuck Carter and McCaw can't come back soon enough. We're still hanging in games, but are lacking that last little boost to get over the line and get the wins.