good opinions all.
i watched todays game with great interest and as we all know it was a trial but i think both coaches rolled what they thought were a starting side for the first 30 minutes and some points from that key part of the game
RCG hardly touched the ball from them and never took a hit up into us.
We either looked nervous or were just off the pace a little but hung in there so much so we started to get right over the top of them
The Tamou “strip” was nearly the best thing i saw in the game, just hope that is replicated again through the year
Cleary was solid and did a couple of great things
Kapisou showed what we had hoped he would, had too many options from dummy half and was very good
Mansour had i think his best half in almost a year, Whare was solid
Luai was almost invisible in the first half
Was a very tight half and were some highlights and SHF touched on 2 i see going forward
Who will be at 1 and who will be at 6
Cleary at half time basically said May will be #14 as he can play hooker, second row or halves so will be a utility player on the bench which still leaves us with 6 and 1
I liked what i saw of Crichton but is he a 1?
Burton for me has it all, good hands, can kick in general play and has the X factor
Can Aetkins build into the spot…maybe and at this stage he would expect to be chosen
If i had today to pick 1 and 6 i would pick Aetkins and Burton
Some standouts in the second half when we basically ran the seconds out
Hand really showed something and looks like he could be anything and expect him to improve
Crichton looks like he has something as well but as some touched on by others would like to see a little more of him
A fair bit to take out of the game for us but if i were an Eel fan, if something happens to Moses they are in real trouble
Just a trial which felll away in intensity and execution but also as touched on hope none of our boys copped any injuries
Meeting the Roosters is a completely different game and they are in the groove already shown by their win in England
Thank god footy is back