When the going gets tough, parra disappear. Same old story really - we need some muscle upfront.I rate BA very highly as a coach, but i believe he mad some massive selection blunders. How Matagi gets…Continue
"If BA got the forwards rotation right, then maybe Cam King wouldn't have to make so many tackles. BA brought Mannah, Alvaro and Tepai back on way too late. Edwards should've been there instead of Matagi and Kane Evans needs to just tuck…"
"He had one bad game on the weekend. A bit harsh to crucify a player that has probably been one of our most consistent over the last 3 years because he had one bad game.
Tell me, how many players were able to leave that ground on Sunday with the…"
"I agree we miss Semi. But at the end of the day that's what your forwards are for. Look at the size of the panthers pack, the longer the game went the better they played. It's clear Mannah, Alvaro and Tepai need to spend more time on the…"
"Posession as soon as it swung and only completing 1 of our first 5 sets hurt us and we couldn't turn the momentum swing.
Throw in the sin bin Norman went down and they scored basically killed us off.
As long as this team gets its fair share of…"
"Agrred. I thought it was strange that RCG was benched, and to a lesser extent Kikau, but it turned out to be a masterstroke for the Panthers. Once they came on, and our bench of Matagai and Evans came on, things started looking very different."
"Like the heading said we were out muscled
Like the finals last year
Peni needs to play he at least punches holes in the defence
Vave when he comes back from injury
Penrith were smart held back there big men
When they unleashed them
We were found out"
"Attitude, It was great to start until we got out to a 14 point lead. That's when it all changed & the team looked exactly like they did is the second final against the Cowboys. The Eels look good when the forwards are running hard but that…"
"Yep you could see a definite change one the bench forwards came on. They weren't bending the line and caused little headaches for Penrith. BA needs to find some bench forwards to continue where Alvaro, Tepai and Mannah leave off. I also think…"
"I honestly don’t think the Eels will make the 8 this year! I know it’s only round 1 but I didn’t like what I saw yesterday especially in the 2nd half and the Panthers 1st try before half time was disgraceful defence."
"To me the turning point seemed to be when Corey Norman missed that conversion right in front. That would have brought the score to 16-0. Trailing 16-12 Penrith would not have taken a penalty shot for goal but rather have gone for a 4…"