We should have seen this coming. Wet weather (the understatement of the year), early season Warriors and a Storm side who’ve been controlling the ruck since the beginning of time. If the dreadful forecast wasn’t enough to dampen your spirits, Cameron Smith kicking on the fourth tackle of the game should have been a strong indication that Friday night wasn’t going to be much fun for the almost 10,000 hardy souls who braved the conditions at Mt Smart Stadium. After a brief display of Warrior-ball, the match settled into a grind, against precisely the team you don’t want to be involved in a grind with, and Melbourne executed their gameplan far more efficiently than the men from Mt Smart.
But the best way, of course, is to FEED THE BEAST!
It wasn’t a vintage performance from The Beast, not from the entire Warriors outfit for that matter, but fortunately the gods smiled on Penrose and the NRL rollercoaster provided enough thrills to keep everyone happy as Manu got both the win and the tries he deserved for his 12 years of passion and commitment. Continue reading There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat