LIVE Round 26 Discussion

Alec

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I'm actually hoping Cows knock the Sharks out. Reckon Cows would be much easier to stop for us.
 

Big Pete

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How did the Warriors manage to concede that try?

Matulino, Tevaga and Hingano just herded Malakai to the outside and nobody could foot it with him.

The Tigers haven't played well but that should be all she wrote.
 

Big Pete

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Ahhh there's the Tigers we all know and love. A couple of strong runs from the Warriors and they get on the board with relative ease.

Wests only hold a 10 point lead heading into the break. It isn't a real reflection of what we've seen so far but the Tigers haven't made the most of their opportunities. If the Warriors are the first to score, it's game well and truly back on.
 

JayPee

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I was rooting for the cows to miss out but watching them limp around next week and get eliminated will probably be better.
See ya in the prelim. Roll the sharks this week then knock out those pretenders eels. Book it
 

Big Pete

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12-all second half and the Warriors blew plenty of opportunities. At the end of the day it was the same old story with them. They have the talent to score points but the ball invariably ends up in the hands of the wrong players. They kept rucking the ball up and whenever they'd get frustrated they would throw the ball around aimlessly and just trip themselves up.

That's the Warriors and while I didn't think it would be possible for them to miss the 8 with their draw, they found a way to miss it easily. They've got some hard decisions in-front of them, and if they ever want to play finals football again they're going to have to start making them. Signing high profile representative players is not going to fix their problems.
 
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I was rooting for the cows to miss out but watching them limp around next week and get eliminated will probably be better.
It'll also make them believe they will be ok without Thurston, leading to a lot more pain in the future as they won't feel the need to get into a bidding war for a top class half.... "we made the finals without Thurston", or "Martin and Morgan are top quality match winners" haha
 

JayPee

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It'll also make them believe they will be ok without Thurston, leading to a lot more pain in the future as they won't feel the need to get into a bidding war for a top class half.... "we made the finals without Thurston", or "Martin and Morgan are top quality match winners" haha
Morgan is a top quality half
 

Super Freak

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I think the NRL need to re-write the grounding rule.

Peter Mata'utia got his hand on the ball just before it touched the ground, but that doesn't constitute re-gripping the ball so it was no try.

The way I see it, if you put your hand back on that ball then it's a try.
 

Super Freak

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So what was the blow up about the Leilua on Addo-Carr situation?

It wasn't a penalty try, it wasn't a sin bin, it wasn't even a penalty...

Maxwell's reasoning "playing the Melbourne player"... Last I checked, you're allowed to do that, provided you don't push them, grab them or knock them to the ground. But you can make life very difficult for them in their attempt to go for the ball.

It's literally no different to when a player deliberately puts themselves in between the ball and the player going for it to shield them from it and stop them from getting to it so it can go dead.

Leilua doesn't do either of those things, he missed him.
 

Big Pete

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So what was the blow up about the Leilua on Addo-Carr situation?
It was a clear escort from Leilua who never displayed any intention to contest the kick. He just ran deliberately for Addo-Carr and he did impede his chances to get the ball.

https://www.nrl.com/portals/nrl/RadEditor/Documents/NRL15_1651 NRL Laws Interpretations_A4_Brochure_FA_2_Proof.pdf

It should have been a sin bin, clear as day.

The way I see it, if you put your hand back on that ball then it's a try.
I'm OK with it because it would be a knock on anywhere else on the field.
 

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