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Rise against the machine

The Warriors come in to this game off the back of their first 80-minute performance of the year. They were disciplined, patient and then kicked away in the final 20 minutes. The game plan was clear: keep it tight early on, do all the basics right, control possession and territory, and attack once the opposition starts to tire. After a stuttery start, they started to run like a well-oiled machine.

The men from Mt Smart showed us a world without errors and penalties, without panic or frustration. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from here is a choice that’s up to them.

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It’s Not That Easy Being Green

I have to admit, I didn’t expect Canberra to put up that much of a fight. I know it was away from home. I know we gave up a second-half lead in Round One against the Knights. Maybe recent memories of thumping the Raiders by 50 got the better of me, but I expected to sit back, relax and enjoy the try-fest. Continue reading It’s Not That Easy Being Green