- Jul 16, 2012
- Reaction score
Bort all we needed was to not concede just 1 of those trys scored on that left edge, just 1. I honestly believe (and you will disagree) that having Trindall there and giving his inside and outside man a little bit more confidence would have don’t that.Unfortunately for Trindall sitting on the bench in first grade (or even playing 15 out of position) doesn't do a lot to keep pushing his case.
While I don't care that we had our 17th man not play I do think we'd have been better off having him run around in reserve grade for 80 mins (especially as stats suggest our halves in that had a shocker).
However I don't think Trindall makes much difference that game. Him being peppered by hard runners on the tryline isn't a recipe for success and we didn't lose it for lack of attack.
Any one or two less of these simple errors and we win that by not allowing sustained pressure on our line
Other key things, a half not being able to defend the line isn't great but a second rower being as bad as Wilton was is inexcusable. Between the two of them it was a shambles.
Dale putting himself in position to get binned for hip drop after we'd already seen a bin for one earlier and game was in the balance was a big blue by our highest paid player we brought in to be a leader too.
And in attack, Trindall offers so much more with ball in hand and also kicking. He still leads the comp in 40/20s.
And again IMO, he is a half that has the ability to provide a clutch play if it needs it.
Also, that penalty we got just before half time, he could have kicked that. I can only assume Hynes can’t kick that long and that’s why we kicked for touch.