Nines / Trial Games

Pub Steak

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Wow that was a let down. Fifita and Haas did almost nothing. Flegler was the only forward doing anything. Everyone was flat and where was the so called expansive footy? Looks like we are in for a long season if that's anything to go on...
 

McHunt

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Wow that was a let down. Fifita and Haas did almost nothing. Flegler was the only forward doing anything. Everyone was flat and where was the so called expansive footy? Looks like we are in for a long season if that's anything to go on...
Didn't see a lot there to fall in love with. Flegler got way too much ball, and was pretty underwhelming with it. The attack didn't look much different from what we saw last year. Bit early to panic yet, but can't get excited either.
 
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JAHHW

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I don’t think an average of one penalty every 3 minutes up against one in 18 minutes really did us any favours.

Hope they don’t ref the NRL like that, otherwise we’re in for 26 penalties against us and only 4 for us every week...
 

Pub Steak

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Didn't see a lot there to fall in love with. Flegler got way too much ball, and was pretty underwhelming with it. The attack didn't look much different from what we saw last year. Bit early to panic yet, but can't get excited either.
Yeah not panicking but I definitely built up my expectations a little too high... Dearden and Nui both looked really good.
 

Allo

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I think Isaako was trying to ball-play too much. Yes it’s necessary and it’s not a strength, but it’s the nines so just run lad. You’ve got 4 less defenders, no need to try and create overlaps when you can bust through holes like I know you can
 

BroncsFan

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I think Isaako was trying to ball-play too much. Yes it’s necessary and it’s not a strength, but it’s the nines so just run lad. You’ve got 4 less defenders, no need to try and create overlaps when you can bust through holes like I know you can
I don't recall Isaako having a run... he seemed to pass the ball every time.

Even when there was nothing on he throws a dinky 2m pass for no reason
 

theshed

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It’s only the 9s and the stacked teams always seem to underperform. So whatever works in the 9s it isn’t as simple as selecting your best NRL players.

The 9s are enjoyable but they don’t really provide any actual season insight. If they did I’d have to say that Isaako can’t ball play to save himself and Dearden looks far better than Croft.
 

Battler

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It’s only the 9s and the stacked teams always seem to underperform. So whatever works in the 9s it isn’t as simple as selecting your best NRL players.

The 9s are enjoyable but they don’t really provide any actual season insight. If they did I’d have to say that Isaako can’t ball play to save himself and Dearden looks far better than Croft.
Drinkwater was their best player and might not even make the Cows side. I really hope this turns out to be another Ponga situation for them and we can all have a good LMAO at the Cows.
 

Big Pete

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I’m really fucked off about the penalties. Ruined what should have been a great game.
The penalties bothered me but they didn't have a bearing on the game. I thought the call against Staggs was tough in the opening set of the second half, but it let to a Cowboys turn over so no harm no foul. The penalty on Farnworth against McGuire was a bitter pill to swallow but with only 40 seconds left on the clock deep inside Broncos territory it was virtually all over regardless.

Cows copped the worst call of the night, Milford got a piece of the ball when Opa kicked it dead.

Tabuai-Fidow was just onside for mine. Drinkwater kicks it on the 22m and Tabuai appears in line when boot goes to ball.
 

Dash

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It’s only the 9s and the stacked teams always seem to underperform. So whatever works in the 9s it isn’t as simple as selecting your best NRL players.

The 9s are enjoyable but they don’t really provide any actual season insight. If they did I’d have to say that Isaako can’t ball play to save himself and Dearden looks far better than Croft.
And Croft looked far better than Milford.
 

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