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I certainly wasn't when he stole the ball and made that break

In my head I was thinking of Gus Gould "No... stop it.... stop it...."

Oregon was plucking ether outta the clouds on that one
Got a bit of pace for a big mahn too - was more space than in front of him than Toup Kitchen on mothers day
 
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This is incredibly nitpicky, but I don't think he should be playing 40-minute stints.

I believe he was the main contributor to the storm second try, because he was out on his feet.

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Numbers wise we should have had this covered. Kamikamica runs his line on Talakai and Tommy holds for NAS. Kafusi has to be pushing up hard with Nikora to ensure Munster doesn't get on his outside.

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Once Munster gets outside him, it's 5 on 4, Nikora sits on Munster, Blakye collapses for blore and Jesse needed to jam in to force the wider pass. Given it's probably the first time they've defended next to each other you can forgive the lapse in communication there though. I wonder if some fresher legs on for Kafusi makes a difference here.

I also recognise that he went on to score a try still after this. It could just have been a poor moment, and he wasn't tired. But I thought we were starting to lose some ground in the middle throughout this period once Belamy had injected NAS and Kamikamica into the game. Given BHU/Hunt are there for short fast stints, I think there's some value in one of them playing both sides of half time to get the most out of them, and give Kaufusi an earlier rest.
 

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I can live with it considering Oregon misses very few tackles in general and had a strong game. Players defending in a reshuffled squad, Brailey defending in Hynes spot ect.

Maybe Ramien had to jam early but his feet were planed waiting to see what unfolded, happened quick and was nice pass and line run from Storm.

Talakai was obstructed, if Munster went back the other way inside we might have got a penalty.
 
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I can live with it considering Oregon misses very few tackles in general and had a strong game. Players defending in a reshuffled squad, Brailey defending in Hynes spot ect.

Maybe Ramien had to jam in earlier, happened quick and was nice pass and line run from Storm.

Talakai was obstructed, if Munster went back the other way inside we might have got a penalty.
Yeah not as much a criticism of Oregon as it is of the forward rotation. I think he's been doing brilliantly, but a 40-minute stint is a big ask. In addition to limiting the impact we could get from one of the bench guys having a split stint rather than one short stint.
 

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This is incredibly nitpicky, but I don't think he should be playing 40-minute stints.

I believe he was the main contributor to the storm second try, because he was out on his feet.

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Numbers wise we should have had this covered. Kamikamica runs his line on Talakai and Tommy holds for NAS. Kafusi has to be pushing up hard with Nikora to ensure Munster doesn't get on his outside.

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Once Munster gets outside him, it's 5 on 4, Nikora sits on Munster, Blakye collapses for blore and Jesse needed to jam in to force the wider pass. Given it's probably the first time they've defended next to each other you can forgive the lapse in communication there though. I wonder if some fresher legs on for Kafusi makes a difference here.

I also recognise that he went on to score a try still after this. It could just have been a poor moment, and he wasn't tired. But I thought we were starting to lose some ground in the middle throughout this period once Belamy had injected NAS and Kamikamica into the game. Given BHU/Hunt are there for short fast stints, I think there's some value in one of them playing both sides of half time to get the most out of them, and give Kaufusi an earlier rest.

Yep I identified same thing - Oregon was a big factor in that try. Was also fantastic pass selection but Ramien should ideally have closed off the centre and left Katoa to cop the 2 on 1 (with time and space someone else could hopefully get over, or at least force an extra pass).

I think to compound Oregon, Tommy also a step behind where he ideally would have been. First shot looks like he could keep moving to pressure Munsters inside, second shot he's not a factor (I guess a question of whether he slowed up because Oregon was in the way, or if he had of had more energy maybe he pushes, via effort and voice, Oregon along quicker - can't really know the answer to this).

Oregon goes from potentially being able to check Munster (with Tommy inside pressure) and slide out to not even being in the play.

Notice Munster uses speed to put himself onto the 2RF though, creating a runner either side of the half (Blayke) - that's an attack play classic and you see it time and time again, because it works.

Yeah not as much a criticism of Oregon as it is of the forward rotation. I think he's been doing brilliantly, but a 40-minute stint is a big ask. In addition to limiting the impact we could get from one of the bench guys having a split stint rather than one short stint.
I think you're right the best way to avoid this try is have fresher legs in the middle, but with limited interchanges that is not always possible.
Maybe an extra change now means more tired legs causing an issue later instead.
 

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Yeah not as much a criticism of Oregon as it is of the forward rotation. I think he's been doing brilliantly, but a 40-minute stint is a big ask. In addition to limiting the impact we could get from one of the bench guys having a split stint rather than one short stint.

Fair enough, yea Oregon going well but I don't see the need for a 40 min stint either if we have guys coming from the bench just getting 10 mins of game time but Fitz obviously has put alot of faith in Oregons fitness and form and had a plan for his short stint bench guys.

Tuks, Hunt & BHU did bring impact so yea and Fitz might not have wanted to push his luck with these guys giving them another 5-10 mins considering their overall lack of game time recently.
 

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This is incredibly nitpicky, but I don't think he should be playing 40-minute stints.

I believe he was the main contributor to the storm second try, because he was out on his feet.

View attachment 31001

Numbers wise we should have had this covered. Kamikamica runs his line on Talakai and Tommy holds for NAS. Kafusi has to be pushing up hard with Nikora to ensure Munster doesn't get on his outside.

View attachment 31002

Once Munster gets outside him, it's 5 on 4, Nikora sits on Munster, Blakye collapses for blore and Jesse needed to jam in to force the wider pass. Given it's probably the first time they've defended next to each other you can forgive the lapse in communication there though. I wonder if some fresher legs on for Kafusi makes a difference here.

I also recognise that he went on to score a try still after this. It could just have been a poor moment, and he wasn't tired. But I thought we were starting to lose some ground in the middle throughout this period once Belamy had injected NAS and Kamikamica into the game. Given BHU/Hunt are there for short fast stints, I think there's some value in one of them playing both sides of half time to get the most out of them, and give Kaufusi an earlier rest.
On this try, Cooper broke this down and showed that the previous 4 tackles Melbourne kept passing on the inside to make the middles tired before giving it to Munster.

It obviously worked a treat.
 
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On this try, Cooper broke this down and showed that the previous 4 tackles Melbourne kept passing on the inside to make the middles tired before giving it to Munster.

It obviously worked a treat.
That's a good point. I was only working off the highlights because I'm lazy. It's amazing how a whole set or more can go into creating a moment and so much of it goes unnoticed.
 

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Yeah not as much a criticism of Oregon as it is of the forward rotation. I think he's been doing brilliantly, but a 40-minute stint is a big ask. In addition to limiting the impact we could get from one of the bench guys having a split stint rather than one short stint.
He’s doing the same stints as AFB does for Warriors, read into that as you will
 
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He’s doing the same stints as AFB does for Warriors, read into that as you will
You think we're practicing how to play next year? I think Fitz would be just doing whatever is best to win now with the current squad. Any similarities would be coincidental.
 

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haha glad someone noticed that

They are Oregon branded clip on handle bars - "Like the first hitup in a set for that extra aggressive tucked in grip"
So do you grab them or do they grab you?

Also I can’t quite make it out, what’s that sticking up out of the seat? A stick shift? Weird placement
 

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So do you grab them or do they grab you?

Also I can’t quite make it out, what’s that sticking up out of the seat? A stick shift? Weird placement

They promised that only came on mine!
 
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