Can someone tell my why Luke Lewis tried to strip a ball from an attacker on the 5th tackle? Led to antoher try.
He only needed to tackle him and we would have gotten the ball back. Another way to let the opposition score on the 5th.
So many tries against us are scored on the 5th tackle!!!
I know it didn't matter to the result but it is just another example of our dumb play.
It was covered briefly before, but I was reading the play by play online commentary just now and this is cause of some annoyance:
"Cam Smith back slammed by David Fifita. He's a bit dusty, but nothing illegal there"
"Well there wasn't anything illegal. I assure you. But the video refs intervened and they've blown the penalty"
There are plenty of other instances where **** happens and the video ref stays out of it. Something happens to protected Cam Smith and video ref is all up in the business.
Such a load of ****.
Unforced errors like kicking out on the full in play, or not kicking it out on the full for a penalty are just killing us.
How many of those types of mistakes have we made already this season?
You don't see junior league teams making as many simple mistakes. There must be HUNDREDS of lower league players that could do a better job at kicking than our mob. It's simply unbelievable and unacceptable. It's embarrassing.
Leutele is good and should be getting more ball but Beale is useless. 10 useles runs a game does not make a good centre.
He slid backwards to his tryline and basically told Barba Harris is yours on that first try.
I said before the start of the season he was a bad signing and I haven't seen anything from him to change my mind.
Bird should be there, a bit of youth and enthusiasm.
I'm liking some of the things I have seen from Beale in attack (the potential for him to be dangerous is there) but 3 rounds in thus far I'm inclined to agree with your statementBeale is only better than leutele in reputation. Leutele has been both better in defence and attack.