Re-watched this last night
Must say, fans shouldn't feel too dudded that Lewis got the CC Medal - he was fantastic, especially in the first half
Maloney was Epic
Gal was a rock
Hino had some good moments almost scoring under the post
Feki and Ricky took tough carries up the guts all night
Prior made such a difference to our team, he smothered blokes around the ruck
The way we smashed the snot out of the Storm with our rushing defense was sublime, we gave away a penalty on the second tackle of the game!
I miss these sharks days, inspirational, aggressive and the style of footy we had back then. Our game plan and execution and energy levels was fire. it really only was penalties that got the storm up our end, soft penalties too some of them too I might add
I forget Ben Hampton played for the Storm in this Grand Final LOL
I always teased that all Chad did for us that day was copped some head highs and got pushed out of the way in the scrum but after rewatching It actually kinda confirmed this. I don't think I relised so much that he really was a passenger that day, did hardly anything with the ball. dropped a fifita offload, kick ball dead for 7 tackle restarts ect or under kicked them for easy defender pickup
the penalties he earned us were key though and he was part of the team that got us through to the GF after an excellent season overall from he squad (even if he was hooked against Raiders). Will always love these blokes for that year, they really did want it and it was a privilege and quite special to cheer them on that night after all the crap the fans and clubs and players had been through
I think we must have started to tire cause the Storm trys were nothing special and could have been prevented with some better marking up.
my heart was broken in that second half but then Fifita said miss me with that sad ****