3-2-1 vs Souths (Round 1, 2023)

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3. Nikora
2. Talakai
1. Trindall

Tricky's long kicking game is amazing, but he went missing again in the second half.

Talakai was playing centre and 2nd row for much of the game. Absolute beast.
 

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3. Nikora
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1. Trindall

Tricky's long kicking game is amazing, but he went missing again in the second half.

Talakai was playing centre and 2nd row for much of the game. Absolute beast.
Tricky didn't go missing. His pigs did. Wasn't much he could do to turn the tide when our forwards were being ragdolled in a way I haven't seen for years.

The Souths gameplan will now be a benchmark in how to beat The Sharks. Nullify the quick PTBs by lifting, driving back and turtling the forwards and limit the back 5 with a quick chase and ragdoll them as well. How many times did it look like a back was going to get bundled out?
 

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Toby was the best forward in offence but I struggle to give points to a bloke with 7 missed and 2 ineffective tackles. Brailey could have gotten a point just based on his workload but I'm afraid he's in for another long season as a plugv and all the defence dulls the blade
 

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3. Trindall (despite the failed touch finder, I thought he was our best)
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1. Kennedy

HM’s: Rudolf, Wilton (too many mistakes knocks him out of the top 3), Talakai & BHU.
 

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3. BFT (Braydon Effen Trindall)
2. Kennedy - not perfect but gave us spark in attack and was safe
1. Rudolf - Gave us go forward

HM: BHU, Ronnie,
 

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Tricky didn't go missing. His pigs did. Wasn't much he could do to turn the tide when our forwards were being ragdolled in a way I haven't seen for years.

The Souths gameplan will now be a benchmark in how to beat The Sharks. Nullify the quick PTBs by lifting, driving back and turtling the forwards and limit the back 5 with a quick chase and ragdoll them as well. How many times did it look like a back was going to get bundled out?
100%. Very strange take to say Trindall went missing 2nd half.
 

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100%. Very strange take to say Trindall went missing 2nd half.
I genuinely didn't notice his involvement in the second half. Going missing is probably a bit inflammatory, but I'm really not trying WB him, it's just an observation.

He started out well, tried a few things, had a fantastic long kicking game and was around the ball a lot. I just didn't get that same feeling in the second half. We were on the back foot the whole game and could have used his spark and creativity while we were still close, for better or worse.
Maybe Brailey taking on more of that role (maybe I'm being a bit imflammatory now...) and Moylan looking to be the experienced head took good ball away from him, I'm not sure.
 

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I genuinely didn't notice his involvement in the second half. Going missing is probably a bit inflammatory, but I'm really not trying WB him, it's just an observation.

He started out well, tried a few things, had a fantastic long kicking game and was around the ball a lot. I just didn't get that same feeling in the second half. We were on the back foot the whole game and could have used his spark and creativity while we were still close, for better or worse.
Maybe Brailey taking on more of that role (maybe I'm being a bit imflammatory now...) and Moylan looking to be the experienced head took good ball away from him, I'm not sure.
I noticed Moylan calling for the ball a lot more in the 2nd half.. for whatever reason whether it be he’s the senior half etc it went to him..To our detriment
 
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I noticed Moylan calling for the ball a lot more in the 2nd half.. for whatever reason whether it be he’s the senior half etc it went to him..To our detriment
I guess he wanted to try to lead/spark us along, being the senior half.

Thats generally what you want from your experienced/senior players I guess, but maybe he needed to show a bit more faith in his young half in the 2nd half.
 
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Tricky didn't go missing. His pigs did. Wasn't much he could do to turn the tide when our forwards were being ragdolled in a way I haven't seen for years.

The Souths gameplan will now be a benchmark in how to beat The Sharks. Nullify the quick PTBs by lifting, driving back and turtling the forwards and limit the back 5 with a quick chase and ragdoll them as well. How many times did it look like a back was going to get bundled out?
It's one thing to have a blue print but not many teams will be able to do it as succesfully as Souths.
 
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