Round 8 - Storm vs Roosters

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Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:54 pm

Late Mail
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Captain Cam Smith will move to the halves for our top-four clash with the Roosters tonight.

Brandon Smith will start at hooker, with Ryley Jacks now starting on the bench.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:57 pm

Vete and Seve drop out of the team.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:42 pm

Didn’t realise how weak our bench was
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:08 pm

It's fascinating seeing a purebreed hooker playing at 5/8.

Hope Papa doesn't push the passes anymore. I'd say we have the Roosters covered right now, but their left edge looks dangerous every time they touch it.

As I post we score a lovely reply try. I stand by my comments last week about Olam not being an attacking weapon however he is by far an amazing defensive force that causes errors through aggression and pressure. Exhibit A right there
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:41 pm

Disappointing we kept attacking but no decent last tackle plays. Tired mistake from NAS and they take advantage after a decent kick.

Tom Eisenhuth on in the first half that would be the first time he has been on in the first half for the Storm.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 pm

Suli not making a play leading to the Roosters scoring was the most predictable shit ever.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 pm

F-ing Suli... #-o
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:46 pm

Shouldn't be trailing at half-time. Getting a bit tired of these desperate off-loads and panic passes - they're never going to work.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:47 pm

Insomniac wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 pm
F-ing Suli... #-o
He's absolutely dreadful. Full of athletic ability and skill but just has zero game sense at all.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:48 pm

Defensive hits are great, it's the exact method roosters use to bear us in the past, love it.

However , it's clear Cam needs more time in 5/8 it's just a bit flat footed right now but he uses paps to make up for it.

Scoreboard not showing the real performance here, unlucky way to end the half for us.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:55 pm

riders of the storm wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Insomniac wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:44 pm
F-ing Suli... #-o
He's absolutely dreadful. Full of athletic ability and skill but just has zero game sense at all.
I know... seriously, did he not get a rocket up him a couple of weeks ago when he forced an offload about 10 metres out from our own line that resulted in a turnover (and subsequent try I think)??? And he does it again tonight with the same result... ](*,)

On another note, can someone please remove JWH's head from his body? Dirty grub!
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:59 pm

Good work Eisenhuth to intercept and offload to Hughes.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:59 pm

While we're unloading on Suli, why when he gets it on the kick does he pass it 30 metres across field and let Paps take the hitup? Surely Suli is way more effectual running in to the line at speed? (Of course I have my heart in my mouth when he does run it up, what's it going to be this time, jump in to the tackle!)
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:00 pm

New attack game plan is have the opposition set us up
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:14 pm

either JAC is out of form or opposition teams have worked out how to quiet him down.

In saying that we've silenced Manu (so far) which is great.
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